First and foremost one has to know the exam pattern and syllabus of the exam. If you are starting from scratch then these 100 days plan might not work out because you may not have any knowledge about syllabus/subject. This plan works for those who are constantly preparing for the past 1 year.
Repeatedly read NCERT textbooks and be thorough with the concepts. Don’t refer too many books for one subject choose standard books and give a continue reading. Go through current affairs regularly; be selective while reading the concepts. Solve previous year question papers, practice mock tests. In these last 100 days focus on topics you have seen in current affairs and study the same in static subjects.
100 Days Study Plan for UPSC IAS Prelims:
Examine previous question papers
By examining previous year question papers, aspirants can follow the pattern of the question papers. This activity helps aspirants in knowing the allocation of marks across various sections and recognizing important areas from the exam point of view. For the advantage of aspirants, we have recognized a few important areas that are repeatedly asked in the exam. They are given below.
History of India and Indian National Movement
- Features of the Harappan Civilisation
- Religions in Ancient History with a special focus on all about Buddhism and Jainism.
- The Mauryan Age
- In modern India, the focus should be on the Indian freedom struggle after the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi.
- The plans, committees, and conferences between 1925 to 1946.
- All the congress party sessions with their Presidents and associated important events.
- Jawahar Lal Nehru, Shahid Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Motilal Nehru, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Lala Lajpat Rai
- Nehru Report
- Round Table Conference
- Poona Pact
- Shimla Conference
- Education under the British rule
- Social status of women in Modern India
- Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Ishwarchand Vidyasagar, and Jyotiba Phule
Geography (India and the world)
- Concepts related to monsoon in India (very important)
- Climate types of the different parts of India
- Different types of soil and climate
- Water divides of India
- Cities at the bank of major rivers
- National Highways
- National Waterways
- Union Executive
- State Executive
- Supreme Court
- High Court
- Fundamental Rights
- Fundamental Duties
- Parliamentary Proceedings
- Types of writs
- Types of Bills
- Union and State relations
- Emergency Provisions
Environment and Ecology
- Basic concepts related to environment and ecology
- UN Conferences and agreements related to the environment
- Location of important protected areas
Allocate a weekly 1-2 day for revising the topics you have previously studied. Revision helps in recollecting the concepts you have studied. Go through question papers and analyze the type of question asked and prepare according to it.