Efficient time table for UPSC-CSE preparation for a college student.

Here is a sample timetable for aspirants, that should be kept in mind when one prepares their own study plan.

Time What to do? How and Why

5:00 a.m. - Wake up Try it, it helps!

5:00 – 5:30 a.m. Have tea/coffee, do your morning yoga or exercise Improves blood flow and concentration.

5:30 – 6:00 a.m. Freshen up, have a bath Get you started for the day.

6:15 – 7:45 a.m. Read the newspaper. Make notes while reading.

7:45 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast + travel if required A full breakfast will give you fuel to carry on for the rest of the day. Make sure you eat healthy and right.

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Revision Start with revising what you learnt the previous day.

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Study Take up the topics that you feel are toughest for you since your mind is fresh and can absorb a lot.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Break Take a break.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Study Resume your studies. Try changing subjects if the subject is dragging you down.

Afternoon Time Table

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Lunch Pack in a light lunch. It is better to avoid a daytime siesta.

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Test Time This is a time when our mind is at its lowest efficiency. Try doing mock tests or writing at this time.

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Resume your studies Try something lighter at this time. A subject that you like or something that interests you.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Break Have your tea/coffee. Meet positive people. Play or move around. Hit the gym if you are in the habit. If you are not traveling, all the more time for you to study!

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Study Take up something moderate at this time. As you would already be tired from the day’s work.

8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Revise and Consolidate Revise and consolidate your notes.

9:00 – 9:30 p.m. Supper Avoid heavy meals to get a good sleep.

9:30 – 10:00 p.m. Watch news/discussions Watch quality news discussions on UPSC-relevant issues.

10:00 – 10:30 p.m. Unwind (no TV) Relax and de-stress your mind. Listen to music, talk to your family and friends, but don’t watch TV

10:30 p.m. Hit the bed Get a good sleep. Avoid any screen time before bed (mobile etc.)

To know in detail, visit "UPSC Pathshala " Website.

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