How to Cover UPSC Syllabus in 30 Days

The UPSC IAS Syllabus is a massive blueprint to be covered in a short time period. With a wide variety of topics, it may seem to be the case. But what if we told you there is a way to cover this vast syllabus in 30 days?

Well, there are many ways and means for it to happen. This article will give tips and tricks on how to cover the syllabus for the UPSC IAS Exam in 15 days. 

Tips and Tricks in Covering the UPSC Syllabus in 30 Days

As mentioned before, the UPSC IAS Syllabus is quite a broad one to be covered in a short period of time. It is a human tendency to focus on what was and what can happen. It is all the more pronounced when exams are mere months away.

This kind of thinking will only increase nervousness and anxiety. One must focus on the present to do well in the exam. Hence, we will list out some tips to focus on the present moment:

  1. Focus on what is in front of you: Focus on the reading material at hand. Cover the topics that are of utmost importance.
  2. Take a deep breath and timely breaks: Take a couple of deep breaths every half an hour and focus the mind on the task. It is also important to take timely breaks from time to time as the continuous study will break the focus.

Now that you have some never-say-never-attitude, we will give some schedules on which subjects to cover in 30 days.

Day 1st to 7th: Consolidating Indian Economy

  • Focus on Indian Economy topics like Money and Banking, International Trade, Public Finance, National Income, Inflation etc.
  • Special emphasis should be given to issues covered in the Economic Survey like Social Infrastructure, Employment, Human development etc.

Day 7th to 14th: Focus on Current Affairs

  • Focus on Year Books like the Manorama Yearbook.
  • Economic Survey of India.
  • Go through current affairs by reading newspapers, magazines that will give a condensed version of the topics at hand

14th to 19th: Cover Geography & Environment and Ecology

  • For Geography, it is an absolute must to revise the NCERT books (Class 6th to Class 12th), and a revision of Goh Cheng Leong.
  • Topics such as climate change, atmosphere, Ozone layer etc., need to be revised as they are core topics that need to be covered.

20th to 25th: Cover Modern Indian History, Art and Culture

  • These topics need to be covered with NCERT books.
  • Usually, they can be covered in a short time.

26th Day of Preparation till Exam Day

Keep revising all the UPSC IAS exam topics through the notes you have made over one month. This way, you will be able to keep track of your performance and identify any weaknesses that will arise.

Other points to be kept in mind when preparing for the UPSC Exam:

  • Revision of all NCERT notes and reference materials.
  • Try solving previous years’ question papers.
  • Be calm and confident throughout this period and in the exam hall.
  • Focus on your areas of strength in the exam.