Insights Revision Plan for UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2017

 

 


Insights Revision Plan for UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2017


 

You already know that revision plays key role in making or breaking your chances in civil services exam. But very few people do actual revision. Because of the fear of ‘Not covering this and that topic’ – most aspirants end up reading lots and lots of stuff until the day of exam. But, they don’t revise more than 80 percent of topics they read. Hence, when they go to exam they lack conviction and clarity to choose a right option with confidence. This results in more negative marking. 

Therefore, it is vital to revise few things which you have already read repeatedly than forcing your brain to read new things constantly. 

Here our intent is to enable you to both deepen and broaden your knowledge base. Questions which we are going to post daily will test this aspect thoroughly. We will post questions only with the intent to test your revision efforts. If you revise properly, you will be able to score nicely. 

 

The following Timetable is planned based on following assumptions:

That,

a) You are solving Insights Prelims tests regularly, or intend to solve them before Prelims 2017

b) You are regularly following ours or others’ current affairs from past one year

c) You are reading our current affairs modules which we recently started posting

d) You have completed at least one time reading all relevant NCERT textbooks.

e) You have read Indian Polity by Laxmikanth and any standard history (such as Bipan Chandra or Spectrum) and Economy book (Sanjiv Verma or Ramesh Singh)

d) You have not done 2-3 above tasks, but has the will, courage and motivation to work very hard to make sure at any cost that you want to clear prelims this time.

 

Objective of this Timetable:

The main objective is to improve your confidence levels by many folds. Stick to this timetable for 10 days, you will see the change. You will see improvements in test scores. This conclusion is based on our observation at our offline classes. Those who revise often, score better.

Another objective is to make you do more in less time. We have seen toppers dedicating last 1-2 months exclusively for prelims. Best way to study a lot is to solve as many questions as possible. But, you should not go on solving 5000 questions without every revising them! That would be a totally wasteful exercise. Instead you should revise at least 2-3 times a single test series that has more questions and in addition to it solve one more test series at least one time. 

In this timetable we will force you to solve all our tests at least 3 times. As our solutions are pretty detailed, you will be learning more by solving them than scouting many books for content. 

Here, the approach is simple: If we ask you to read a particular topic, you will take hours to read, research and remember the topic. Instead, we are asking you to revise things you have already done or doing, such as solving tests again. Even if you haven’t solved our tests, start doing them now. In one place, you will get vast repository of knowledge. Revising questions and solutions will give you immense confidence.

 

What does this Plan include?

  1. Three times Revision of Insights Prelims Test Series – 2017
  2. Two times revision of Current affairs from June 2016 to May 2017
  3. Two times revision of Insights current affairs modules
  4. Two times revision of Economy, Polity, Geography, Art and culture, and Modern History
  5. One time revision of Previous CSAT and GS paper
  6. One time revision of Economic Survey, India 2017 and Test papers of any other  test series of your preference

If you dedicate yourself to this revision plan, be sure of scoring very good marks in Prelims 2017. To follow this plan, it requires around 10-12 hours of your time every day during next 45 days.

To revise two of our tests for the first time, it takes nearly 5-6 hours. Next revisions will take less and lesser time. So, don’t panic in the beginning when you feel that you are spending lots of time on our tests. All efforts is worth it. Study solutions carefully and try to frame questions in mind.

 

Twenty questions on daily basis:

Based on previous day’s syllabus, every day we will post twenty questions. Out of these twenty questions, around Five will be from Insights test solutions, Ten from current affairs, Five each from other topics. 

These questions will be posted at 10 PM Daily.

NOTE: Timetable appears overwhelming, but do read it fully. This time we have not burdened you with lots of targets. This timetable is prepared after getting feedback from some of our offline students. It’s more practical and result oriented. Also, if anything is missing, we will update it later.

REVISION PLAN

Download PDF of Timetable Here

DayDateSyllabus for RevisionQuestions
Day 103 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests One and Two 2)Insights current affairs module on Environment and Ecology 3) Current Affairs – June 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Environment related chapters in Class VI to VIII NCERT books
Day 204 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Three and Four 2)Insights current affairs module on Environment and Ecology 3) Current Affairs – June 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Environment related chapters in Class VIII to X NCERT books20 Questions from Day 1 syllabus
Day 305 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Five and Six 2)Insights current affairs module on Environment and Ecology 3) Current Affairs – July 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Environment related chapters in Class XI to XII NCERT books 5) India 2017 Chapter Environment20 Questions from Day 2 syllabus
Day 406 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Seven and Eight 2)Insights current affairs module on Economy 3) Current Affairs – July 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Economic Survey 2016-2017 Chapters 1 to 520 Questions from Day 3 syllabus
Day 507 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Nine and Ten 2)Insights current affairs module on Economy 3) Current Affairs – August 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Economic Survey 2016-2017 Chapters 6 to 1020 Questions from Day 4 syllabus
Day 608 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Eleven and Twelve 2)Insights current affairs module on Economy 3) Current Affairs – August 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Economic Survey 2016-2017 Chapters 11 to 1420 Questions from Day 5 syllabus
Day 709 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Test Thirteen  2) Insights current affairs module on Government Schemes and Programs 3) Current Affairs – September 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) India 2017 Chapter Education20 Questions from Day 6 syllabus
Day 810 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Test Fourteen 2) Insights current affairs module on Government Schemes and Programs 3) Current Affairs – September 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) India 2017 Chapter Health and Family Welfare20 Questions from Day 7 syllabus
Day 911 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Fifteen and Sixteen 2) Insights current affairs module on Government Schemes and Programs 3) Current Affairs – October 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) India 2017 Chapter Rural and Urban Development20 Questions from Day 8 syllabus
Day 1012 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Seventeen and Eighteen 2) Insights current affairs module on Government Schemes and Programs 3) Current Affairs – October 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) India 2017 Chapter Rural and Urban Development20 Questions from Day 9 syllabus
Day 1113 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Nineteen  2) Insights current affairs module on Government Schemes and Programs 3) Current Affairs – November 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) India 2017 Chapter Labour and Employment20 Questions from Day 10 syllabus
Day 1214 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Test Twenty 2) Insights current affairs module on Government Schemes and Programs 3) Current Affairs – November 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) India 2017 Chapter Labour and Employment20 Questions from Day 11 syllabus
Day 1315 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Twenty One and Twenty Two 2) Insights current affairs module on Science and Technology 3) Current Affairs – December 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) India 2017 Chapter Defence20 Questions from Day 12 syllabus
Day 1416 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Twenty Three and Twenty Four 2) Insights current affairs module on Science and Technology 3) Current Affairs – December 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) India 2017 Chapter Energy20 Questions from Day 13 syllabus
Day 1517 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Twenty Five and Twenty Six 2) Insights current affairs module on Science and Technology 3) Current Affairs – December 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) India 2017 Chapter Scientific and Technological Developments20 Questions from Day 14 syllabus
Day 1618 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Twenty Seven and Twenty Eight 2) Insights current affairs module on International Relations and Organization 3) Current Affairs – January 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) India 2017 Chapter India and the World20 Questions from Day 15 syllabus
Day 1719 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests One and Twenty Nine 2) Insights current affairs module on International Relations and Organization 3) Current Affairs – January 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Laxmikanth – Salient features of the Indian Constitution, Preamble to the Constitution, Union and its territory,20 Questions from Day 16 syllabus
Day 1820 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Test Two 2) Insights current affairs module on International Relations and Organization 3) Current Affairs – January 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Laxmikanth – Fundamental Rights, Directive principles of state policy, Fundamental duties, Amendments of the constitution, Basic structure20 Questions from Day 17 syllabus
Day 1921 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Three and Four 2) Insights current affairs module on Art and Culture 3) Current Affairs – February 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Laxmikanth – President, Vice President, Council of Ministers, Parliament 5) Introduction to Art and Culture, NCERT20 Questions from Day 18 syllabus
Day 2022 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Five and Six 2) Insights current affairs module on Art and Culture 3) Current Affairs – February 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Laxmikanth – President, Vice President, Council of Ministers, Parliament 5) Introduction to Art and Culture, NCERT20 Questions from Day 19 syllabus
Day 2123 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Seven and Eight 2) Insights current affairs module on Art and Culture 3) Current Affairs – March 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Laxmikanth – Supreme court, High court, Subordinate court 5) Introduction to Art and Culture, NCERT20 Questions from Day 20 syllabus
Day 2224 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Nine and Ten 2) Insights current affairs module on Art and Culture 3) Current Affairs – March 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Laxmikanth – Supreme court, High court, Subordinate court 5) Introduction to Art and Culture, NCERT20 Questions from Day 21 syllabus
Day 2325 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Eleven and Twelve 2) Insights current affairs module on Polity 3) Current Affairs – March 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Laxmikanth – State government and Local governments 5) Geography NCERT Class VI and VII20 Questions from Day 22 syllabus
Day 2426 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Thirteen and Fourteen 2) Insights current affairs module on Polity 3) Current Affairs – April 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Laxmikanth – Constitutional bodies 5) Geography NCERT Class IX20 Questions from Day 23 syllabus
Day 2527 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Fifteen and Thirty 2) Insights current affairs module on Polity 3) Current Affairs – April 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Laxmikanth – Constitutional bodies 5) Geography NCERT Class X20 Questions from Day 24 syllabus
Day 2628 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Sixteen and Seventeen 2) Insights current affairs module on Polity 3) Current Affairs – April 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Laxmikanth – Constitutional bodies 5) Geography NCERT Class X20 Questions from Day 25syllabus
Day 2729 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Eighteen and Nineteen 2) Insights current affairs module on Polity 3) Current Affairs – May 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Laxmikanth – Non-Constitutional bodies 5) Geography NCERT Class XI (Fundamental of Physical Geography)20 Questions from Day 26syllabus
Day 2830 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Twenty and Twenty One 2) Insights current affairs module on Social Issues 3) Current Affairs – May 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Laxmikanth – Parliamentary Committees 5) Geography NCERT Class XI (Fundamental of Physical Geography)20 Questions from Day 27syllabus
Day 2931 May 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Twenty Two and Twenty Three 2) Insights current affairs module on Social Issues 3) Current Affairs – May 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Laxmikanth – Making of the Constitution, Government of India Acts 5) Geography NCERT Class XI (Fundamental of Physical Geography)20 Questions from Day 28syllabus
Day 3001 June 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Twenty Four and Twenty Five 2) Insights current affairs module on Social Issues 3) Current Affairs – June 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Geography NCERT Class XI (India – Physical Environment)20 Questions from Day 29syllabus
Day 3102 June 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Twenty Six and Twenty Seven 2) Insights current affairs module on Environment and Ecology 3) Current Affairs – July 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Geography NCERT Class XI (India – Physical Environment)20 Questions from Day 30 syllabus
Day 3203 June 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Twenty Eight and Twenty Nine 2) Insights current affairs module on Environment and Ecology 3) Current Affairs – August 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Geography NCERT Class XII (Fundamentals of Human Geography)20 Questions from Day 31 syllabus
Day 3304 June 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Tests Thirty and Thirty One 2) Insights current affairs module on Economy 2) Current Affairs – September 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 3) Geography NCERT Class XII (Fundamentals of Human Geography)20 Questions from Day 32 syllabus
Day 3405 June 20171) Insights current affairs module on Science and Technology 2) Current Affairs – October 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 3) NCERT History Class VI, VII and VIII20 Questions from Day 33 syllabus
Day 3506 June 20171) Insights current affairs module on Government Schemes and Programs 2) Current Affairs – November 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 3) Solve One Test from any other good Institution 4) NCERT History Class IX and X20 Questions from Day 34syllabus
Day 3607 June 20171) Insights Prelims 2017 Test Thirty Two  2) Insights current affairs module on Government Schemes and Programs 3) Current Affairs – December 2016 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Solve One Test from any other Good Institution 5) NCERT Themes in India History Class XII – Part 120 Questions from Day 35syllabus
Day 3708 June 2017 1) Insights current affairs module on Art and Culture 2) Current Affairs – January 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 3) Solve One Test from any other Good Institution 4) NCERT Themes in India History Class XII – Part 220 Questions from Day 36 syllabus
Day 3809 June 20171) Quick Revision of Insights Prelims 2017 Tests 1,2,3, 4 and 5 2) Insights current affairs module on Social Issues 3) Current Affairs – January 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Solve One Test from any other Good Institution 5) NCERT Themes in India History Class XII – Part 320 Questions from Day 37 syllabus
Day 3910 June 20171) Quick Revision of Insights Prelims 2017 Tests 6,7,8,9 and 10 2) Indian Polity revision 3) Current Affairs – February 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Solve One Test from any other Good Institution 5) Solve Previous Year UPSC Prelims GS Paper(2010)20 Questions from Day 38 syllabus
Day 4011 June 20171) Quick Revision of Insights Prelims 2017 Tests 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 2) Indian Polity revision 3) Current Affairs – March 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Solve One Test from any other Good Institution 5) Solve Previous Year UPSC Prelims BOTH GS and CSAT Papers(2011)20 Questions from Day 39 syllabus
Day 4112 June 20171) Quick Revision of Insights Prelims 2017 Tests 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 2) Geography Revision 3) Current Affairs – April 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Solve One Test from any other Good Institution 5) Solve Previous Year UPSC Prelims BOTH GS and CSAT Papers(2012)20 Questions from Day 40 syllabus
Day 4213 June 20171) Quick Revision of Insights Prelims 2017 Tests 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 2) Geography Revision 3) Current Affairs – May 2017 (From Insights or any other source) 4) Solve One Test from any other Good Institution 5) Solve Previous Year UPSC Prelims BOTH GS and CSAT Papers(2013)20 Questions from Day 41syllabus
Day 4314 June 20171) Quick Revision of Insights Prelims 2017 Tests 26, 27, 28 , 29 and 30 2) Art and Culture revision 3) Solve One Test from any other Good Institution 4) Solve Previous Year UPSC Prelims BOTH GS and CSAT Papers(2014)20 Questions from Day 42 syllabus
Day 4415 June 20171) Quick Revision of Insights Prelims 2017 Tests 31 and 32 2) History revision 3) Solve One Test from any other Good Institution 5) Solve Previous Year UPSC Prelims BOTH GS and CSAT Papers(2015)20 Questions from Day 43 syllabus
Day 4516 June 20171) Quick Revision of Insights Prelims 2017 Tests 31 and 32 2) Economy revision 3) Solve One Test from any other Good Institution 5) Solve Previous Year UPSC Prelims BOTH GS and CSAT Papers(2016)20 Questions from Day 44syllabus