How to prepare for competitive exam in 2 months – Weekly Study Plan!

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If you are preparing for competitive exams then you defiantly want to know, how to prepare for the competitive exam in 2 months? In this blog, I explained weekly study plan to prepare for the competitive examination in 2 months.

The IBPS Examination season and also the Staff Selection Commission Examinations are around the corner and you have limited time to make it count this year in any of these examinations. 

Most of you are fresh graduates having very little idea about the syllabus and question pattern in banking or government examinations. But you should follow the habits of successful students to crack competitive exams because good and effective habits increase your chance of success in exams. 

I am trying to make you understand the pattern of questions asked in these examinations along with the detailed syllabus prescribed for them, through this article along with a detailed study guide to help you finish the topics in time and If you want to crack SSC CGL then here is how to crack SSC CGL with day by day process to follow for sure shot success this year.

Most of the Competitive Examinations have similar syllabus though there may be minor changes 


If you wish to prepare for any competitive examination within 2 months, you need to first understand that there are four sections common to any competitive examination and if you are serious about your success, you need to excel in these subjects:

  1. English Language 
  2. Reasoning Ability  
  3. Mathematics and Data Interpretation 
  4. General Awareness 

The questions asked are mainly of class 10th level whereas the main factor here is the time allotted to such papers. It is never difficult to answer all the questions but the catch lies in answering all of them correctly within the given time. 

Another important point is that there is negative marking for wrong answers. Hence, you need to be careful while making any kind of guess work or calculations. 

English Language is the most difficult section to score with conviction with its tricky questions and confusing options 

The most difficult subject in your preparation phase will be English language. This is infamous because of various tricky questions and confusing options. This leaves the candidates with chances of making silly mistakes. 

The questions are mainly based on the following topics:

  1. Reading Comprehension 
  2. Cloze Test 
  3. Error Spotting 
  4. Synonyms and Antonyms 
  5. Phrases and Idioms 
  6. Fill in the Blanks (Single and Double Fillers)
  7. One Word Expressions and Homonyms 
  8. Phrase Replacement 
  9. Sentence Improvement 
  10. Misfit Sentences 
  11. Para Jumbling Questions 
  12. Sentence Completion 

Reasoning Ability takes a lot of your time in the Exam because of Lengthy questions 

Reasoning Ability is all about practice since most of the questions especially the puzzle and seating arrangement-based questions are very lengthy. If you are not habituated with the pattern, you will end up losing a lot of time in these questions. 

It is also very important to understand which questions you should leave and which ones to attempt. 

The questions are mainly based from the following chapters:

  1. Coding – Decoding 
  2. Seating Arrangement 
  3. Puzzles 
  4. Syllogism 
  5. Blood Relations 
  6. Number and Letter Series 
  7. Analogy (both letter and number)
  8. Clock problems 
  9. Non-Verbal Reasoning 
  10. Matrix 
  11. Dictionary Rankings 
  12. Jumbled Words and Word Formation 
  13. Order and Ranking 
  14. Direction Test 
  15. Logical Reasoning 
  16. Miscellaneous 

Quant Section requires extensive study and practice so that you can apply theories properly 

The Quantitative Aptitude Section is common in almost every competitive examination with the level varying from one to the other. 

The questions are mainly based on the following topics:

  1. Profit and Loss 
  2. Average and Age 
  3. Ratio and Proportion 
  4. Mixture and Alligations 
  5. Time and Work 
  6. Time and Distance 
  7. Pipe and Cistern 
  8. Linear Algebra 
  9. Simplification 
  10. Number System 
  11. Simple and Compound Interest 
  12. Trigonometry 
  13. Geometry 
  14. Mensuration (2-D and 3-D Figures)
  15. Approximation 
  16. Data Interpretation (Bar Chart, Line Chart, Pie Chart, Histogram etc.)
  17. Data Sufficiency 

The General Awareness Section has a huge syllabus and you need to revise it time and again 

In order to crack any competitive examination, you need to be very good in General Awareness section. This section will either make or mar your chances in the examination with negative marking. 

The syllabus is so huge that it takes time to finish and also, there is the factor of retention of knowledge. For that, you need to revise the chapters time and again. 

The questions are mainly based on the following topics:

  1. Static GK (Includes Physics, Chemistry, History, Geography, Indian Polity, Economics, and Biology etc.)
  2. Current Affairs (of at least last 6 months)
  3. Banking and Financial Awareness 
  4. Computer Knowledge (History of Computers, memory, hardware and software, input and output devices, abbreviations, MS Office, computer terminology, networking, DBMS architecture etc.)


Here’s your detailed study planner for how to prepare for competitive exam in 2 months!!

We shall divide the 2-months’ time into 8 weeks and shall provide weekly study planner for your full-proof preparation of competitive examinations. 

Please note that we are not mentioning any fixed number of hours but our planner is based on topics from various subjects since the objective is to finish the syllabus and not investing your time only. 

Week-1 plan to prepare for competitive exam in 2 months:

Day 

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

General Awareness

1

Reading Comprehension (Understanding the basic technique of solving questions)

Profit and Loss 

Coding –Decoding (Letters and Numbers)

History     - Ancient India 

2

Reading Comprehension (Practice topics from banking and economy)

Simple Interest 

Coding –Decoding (language based and comprehension-based)

3

Reading Comprehension (Practice Topics from Social, Technology and Science etc.)

Compound Interest 

Blood Relations 

History – Mediaeval India

4

Reading Comprehension (Misc. Topics)

Ratio and Proportion 

Syllogism (normal)

5

Fill in the Blanks (Single and Double Fillers)

Mixture and Alligations

Syllogism (negative and positive possibilities)

History – Modern India (Indian Freedom Struggle)

6

Cloze Test (Practice Session)

Simplification (Practice Session)

Syllogism (Misc.)

7

Weekly Revision


Week-2 plan to prepare for competitive exam in 2 months:

Day 

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

General Awareness

1

Basic Rules of Grammar (Tenses, Articles, Parts of Speech etc.)

Number System 

Seating Arrangement (Linear)

Indian Polity – Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, DPSP etc. 

2

Grammar (Subject-Verb Agreement, degrees of comparison, participles and gerunds, infinitive etc.)

Linear Algebra and various formulae 

Seating Arrangement (Circular)

Indian Polity – State and Central Legislature, President and Vice-President, Prime Minister and Cabinet, Chief Minister and Governor etc. 

3

Basics of Error Spotting (Application of grammar rules and syntax rules)

Quadratic Equations, Polynomial Functions etc. 

Seating Arrangement (Mixed)

Indian Polity – Judiciary, Emergency Provisions, Centre-State Relations, Important amendments etc. 

4

Error Spotting (Advanced level)

Algebra (Misc. rules)

Puzzles (With one variable)

Physics- S.I. unit of quantities, Light and Sound as waves with properties, gravitational force 

5

One Word Substitution 

Mensuration (2-D figures)

Puzzles (With more than one variable)

Physics- Heat and Thermodynamics, optics (lenses –convex and concave lens etc.), escape velocity 

6

Homonyms 

Mensuration (3-D figures)

Puzzles (Advanced level with comprehension related problems)

Physics – Energy and Newton’s Laws of Motion, Relativity Theory, Liquid, solid and gas laws etc. 

7

Weekly Revision 


Week -3 plan to prepare for competitive exam in 2 months:

Day 

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

General Awareness

1

Synonyms 

Data Interpretation (Line Chart, Bar Graph, Histogram etc.)

Clock Related problems

Chemistry – Atoms and Molecules, chemical bonding, periodic table, carbon and its compounds etc. 

2

Antonyms 

Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, rectangular graphs etc.)

Ranking and Direction Test

Chemistry – Solution and Chemical Reactions, Organic Substances and Their usages, valency etc. 

3

Idioms with their meanings 

Data Interpretation (Mixed problems)

Number and Letter Series 

Chemistry – Nuclear Fission and Fusion, galvanization, metallurgy and misc. topics based on previous year papers

4

Appropriate Prepositions with verbs 

Data Sufficiency 

Analogy (Both number and letter based) 

Biology – Human Anatomy (Various parts  of human body with functions)

5

Para Jumbling (Understanding the flow of a paragraph)

Time and Distance (Train and Platform related problems+ Boat and Stream related problems)

Matrix 

Biology – Plant Physiology (Cell structure etc.)

6

Para Jumbling (Practice Session)

Time and Distance (Misc.)

Dictionary Rankings and Word Related Problems (Jumbled Words, word formation etc.)

Biology – Vitamins and diseases, virus and bacteria related diseases, immune system in plants and humans etc. 

7

Weekly Revision


Week – 4 plan to prepare for competitive exam in 2 months:

Day 

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

General Awareness

1

Confusing Words – At a Glance with spellings and applications

Time and Work (Men and Days based)

Non-Verbal Reasoning (paper cutting and folding, analogical figures etc.)

Economics – terms such as GDP, GNP, NDP, NNP, GST, Direct and Indirect Taxes, National Income, Per Capita Income, Inflation, IIP etc. 

2

Sentence Improvement (Based on basic rules of grammar)

Time and Work (Pipe and Cistern based)

Non-Verbal Reasoning (Mirror Image, Hidden Images etc.)

Indian Economy – Nature and Characteristics, Regulatory bodies such as RBI, SEBI, PFRDA and their functions, money market and securities market, unemployment etc. 

3

Misfit Sentences (Understanding the logic and Practice Session)

Geometry (Triangle Properties)

Non-Verbal Reasoning (Misc. based on previous year papers)

Indian Economy – Planning, NITI Ayog, Poverty Alleviation, Five Year Planning etc. 

4

Sentence Completion (Practice Session)

Geometry (Properties related to squares, rectangles, rhombuses, parallelograms, trapeziums etc.)

Analytical Reasoning (Statement and Conclusion problems)

Geography – Solar System, Deserts, Volcanoes, Rivers, Glaciers, Atmospheric layers, ocean currents etc. 

5

Phrase Replacement (Practice Session)

Geometry (Properties related to circles, tangents etc.)

Analytical Reasoning (Statement and Argument Problems)

Indian Geography – Physical Properties, Climate, Natural Vegetation, Soils and Crops, irrigation system 

6

Miscellaneous Topics based on Previous Year Papers

Geometry (Misc. such as angles, sides etc.)

Analytical Reasoning (Misc.)

Indian Geography – famous in India and its states, world famous sites etc. 

7

Weekly Revision 


Week – 5 plan to prepare for competitive exam in 2 months:

Day 

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

General Awareness

1

Revision of chapters from first and second week 

Trigonometry (Ratio of angles, formulae etc.)

Revision of chapters from first and second week

Current Affairs (last month)

2

Trigonometry – Height and Distance 

3

Approximation problems

Current Affairs (Second last month)

4

Revision of first week chapters

5

Current Affairs (third last month)

6

7

Revision of CA of 3 months- at a glance 


Week – 6 plan to prepare for competitive exam in 2 months:

Day 

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

General Awareness

1

Revision of chapters from 3rd and 4th week

Revision of chapters from 2nd and 3rd week 

Revision of chapters from 3rd and 4th week 

Current Affairs (4th last month)

2

3

Current Affairs (5th Month)

4

5

Current Affairs (6th month)

6

7

Weekly Revision – CA of 3 months at a glance 


Week – 7 plan to prepare for competitive exam in 2 months:

Day 

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

General Awareness

1

Solving of questions from any standard grammar / RC book (chapters of 1st and 2nd week only)

Revision of 4th week chapters

Question-solving (1st and 2nd week chapters)

Computer – history and generations, memory, software and hardware, input and output devices 

2

Computer – Abbreviations, terminology, shortcuts in keyboards

3

Computer – MS Office, DBMS, Networking, internet, e-mail, programming basics

4

Solving of Questions (1st and 2nd week chapters)

Banking and Finance Awareness (includes history of banking, types of banks, banking terms, fund transfer such as RTGS, NEFT etc. small finance and payment banks, RBI etc.)

5

6

7


Week – 8 plan to prepare for competitive exam in 2 months:

Day 

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

General Awareness

1

Question-Solving (3rd and 4th week chapters)

Question-solving (3rd and 4th week chapters)

Question-solving (3rd and 4th week chapters)

Static GK – Countries and capitals, countries and currencies, temples, stadiums, folk dances, musical instruments, players and sports etc. based on previous year papers

2

3

4

Revision of weak areas

5

Revision of weak areas 

6

7


Conclusion:

I hope you are aware of how to prepare for competitive exam in 2 months. This was a detailed 8-week study planner to assure your success in competitive exams.

The detailed study planner is meant to help you in cracking any competitive exam in two months without the help of any coaching institute. The main thing is to lay your hands on complete study materials before the preparation along with access to quality mock tests to test your knowledge after you are done with the syllabus.

However, please keep in mind that the study planner should be based on your level of comfort and there is no hard and fast rule of making any such planner other than that one.

Prepare your routine, follow it properly and give your best in the examination. Success will definitely beckon you.

Share with me in the comment section what is your weekly planning to crack your desired competitive exam this year?

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