Assuming you have read this, let's head straight to what you came here for: 
  • Read the Bare Act with the reference material we talked about the last time. If this is your first reading, pay attention to having understood the concepts rather than the amount of time you are taking. After 2-3 readings, you should pick up the pace. Now focus on the content as well as your speed.
  • Revise the week’s learnings on the weekend. Do not study anything new on Sundays. Only revise.
  • After you complete a subject, solve as many MCQs as you can. Buy a good standard MCQ book from the market. 1 or 2 books is sufficient. You do not need more. You can alternatively solve previous year questions accessible here. But having a book of MCQs is preferable.
  • Similarly book month's end to revise what you learnt throughout the month. Also a good time to attempt answer writing. Samples can be found here. Will regularly keep updating it. Try solving previous year mains questions of the state you are aiming/whose exam is due next.
  • If there is a flow-chart list of date, etc you have to learn, make it your phone's wallpaper.
Make a chart of the trivias you need to learn and stick them on your bedroom wall. Write the information in big bold letters so that you can read it from whichever corner of your room you're present in. Stick/hang it on the wall and make it a point to read it whenever free, or while you brush your teeth, eat your meals and before going to bed. An example could be:  
  • Which feature of our constitution is borrowed from which country.
  • Stages of a criminal trial.
  • List of Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principle of State Policies, et alia.
  • GK/GS Trivia.
  • Mnemonics. These are a playful and over an underrated way to learn things. If you have to learn a list say, definition clause of the code of criminal procedure, you can weave a mnemonic around it by incorporating the first one-three alphabets. Keep revising and singing it and in no time you will have learnt it. Once you do, you will never get confused about which definition came first.
  • A month or two before the exam, start solving test papers. Read up on topics you think you are lacking.
  • Whenever you have a doubt, ask your teachers and your peers. Try taking help from the internet. Study in a group of 2-3 people if possible. Ensure the group-study is not decreasing your efficiency.
  • Even with your regular studies, solve atleast 10 MCQs everyday. Dedicate one hour to GS/Language.
  • Again, I cannot stress the importance of solving as many questions as possible. YOU MUST solve all the past year papers that you possible can. The charm of solving question papers is that the question in your examination is most likely to come from one of these sources only.

  • When there's a lot to learn, and things get monotonous, try this: Ask everyone to empty your room and lock it. Now sit/stand and imagine that you're there teacher and there's a whole class you've to teach the topic to. So now instead of sleepily going through your text, read it aloud to your class. And then try and explain it to the class. When you're explaining it out aloud, it will be a much better learning than plain reading.

  • If you are comfortably introduced to a subject, and want to pick it up after a long time, then first read the bare Act without skipping any section. Now, read the bare Act with the reference material. Now, go through the notes you made if it has been a long time. If not, then reading bare act with notes should do. Keep updating your notes to include any landmark judgment. Always end a session with tests. If you have completed the subject, go for solving all previous year MCQs of all the states related to that subject. Attempt answer writing. If you are in the middle of it, follow the 10 MCQ rule I told you about above.

  • Keep an eye out for exams that are conducted. Even if you don't want to appear for the State, it is a good idea to procure the question paper and solve the questions pertaining to subjects of your interest, or keep them for later. Chances are, they might be repeated again.

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