Revision techniques for UPSC IAS Exam

Here we are giving you the details about two revision techniques which will enhance your UPSC preparation. UPSC has released the dates for UPSC IAS 2018 Prelims exam. Hardly 5 months are left with the UPSC Aspirant to effectively prepare for the UPSC Examination.

There are two types of revision called Normal Revision Technique (NRT) and Frequent Revision Technique.

Standard Revision Technique: 

Standard Revision Technique is the normal technique followed by most of the UPSC aspirants. This is a common method we followed in the school days. In this pattern aspirants study and as the time passes by, aspirants forget and they study again and again.

Suppose a UPSC aspirant studies Polity on December and get happy with his studies. After studying for 4 hours, his memory level is 100%. After one month, on January, he again studies the same portion from Polity subject, he could think of only 50-60% of the facts. So he has to study for 2 hours to keep it 100%.

Again, one month later the aspirant studies the same polity topics he could only recall 40%. So he has to study for 3 hours to make his memory level 100%.

This is what really happens in Normal Revision Techniques.  When the time passes by, UPSC aspirant loses his memory level of a subject and so he has to spend more time to re-erect the memory level again and again.

Frequent Revision Technique

The sole secret in the Frequent Revision Technique is the single word “Steadiness”. In a nutshell, it emphasizes a UPSC aspirant to study repeatedly with not more than 5 days gap. More often you study, you save the time and energy.

For example, a UPSC aspirant who follows Frequent Revision Technique studied Polity on December 1st and achieved 100% memory level.

According to his UPSC IAS Exam study plan he had study time for Polity on December 6th, he assesses his memory level by answering UPSC previous year question paper, it was 90 %. He spends only 15-20 minutes for reinstating that to 100%.

Again he got time to study Polity on December 10th, he discovers he had 95% of memory level. Now he spends less than 15 minutes to fix his memory to 100%.

Revision tips for UPSC aspirants

  1. The revision gap should not go beyond 9-15 days to avoid loss of memory level. UPSC IAS Exam syllabus is vast like an ocean.
  2. A UPSC aspirant should have a meticulously designed study plan as well as a revision plan. Aspirants should make sure that their revision plan should go corresponding with their study plan. It means that when an aspirant sits to study for Polity, they should not forget revision of the previous topics.
  3. If an aspirant spends 1 hour for a specific subject, assign 10-15 minutes for revision which will boost your UPSC IAS Exam preparation.
  4. During revision of each topics, always try to solve past years UPSC question papers to know about relevancy of topics.
  5. You should create a checklist of topics need to be covered in all the subject papers including your optional subjects.

Thank you!

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