How to Prepare for Competitive Exam in 2 Months – Weekly Study Plan!

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Do you want to settle down with a government job? If yes, then you need to devote yourself to study at least before a year. But what if you got stuck in something and couldn't start your preparation and now the exam is only 2 months away? You would have heard the phrase 'It's Never Too Late'. You can still begin and win but you will have to dedicate yourself to your study completely. Here, we are providing a weekly study plan to prepare for the competitive examination in 2 months.

Most of you are the fresher graduate candidates who have a little knowledge about the syllabus and question paper pattern of the banking, railway, SSC, UPSC or other government examinations. So, it will be beneficial for you to follow some effective preparation tips or habits of successful students to crack competitive exams to increase your chances of success in these exams. This article is an attempt to provide you a detailed syllabus and an understanding of the pattern of the questions asked in the examination along with an effective study plan to help you cover the entire syllabus in these 2 months.

Effective Study Planner to Cover Entire Syllabus in Just 2 Months!!

If you wish to prepare for any competitive examination within this small span of 2 months, you need to first understand the exam pattern and the syllabus. Most of the competitive examinations have a quite similar syllabus though there may be some minor changes. 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 standard 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 guesswork or calculations. 

English Language is the Most Difficult Section to Score 

The most difficult subject in your preparation phase will be the English language. It is infamous because of its 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:

English Language Important Topics
  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Cloze Test 
  • Error Spotting 
  • Synonyms and Antonyms 
  • Phrases and Idioms 
  • Fill in the Blanks (Single and Double Fillers)
  • One Word Expressions and Homonyms 
  • Phrase Replacement 
  • Sentence Improvement 
  • Misfit Sentences 
  • Para Jumbling Questions 
  • Sentence Completion 
  • Reasoning Ability is a Time-Consuming Subject

    Reasoning Ability is all about practice since most of the questions especially the puzzle and seating arrangement-based are very lengthy. If you are not habitual 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 on the following topics:

    Reasoning Important Topics
  • Coding-Decoding 
  • Seating Arrangement 
  • Puzzles 
  • Syllogism 
  • Clock problems 
  • Matrix 
  • Dictionary Rankings 
  • Jumbled Words and Word Formation 
  • Order and Ranking 
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Blood Relations 
  • Number and Letter Series 
  • Analogy (both letter and number)
  • Direction Test 
  • Logical Reasoning & Miscellaneous
  • Quantitative Aptitude Section Requires Extensive Study and Practice

    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:

    Numerical Aptitude Topics
  • Profit and Loss 
  • Average and Age 
  • Ratio and Proportion 
  • Mixture and Alligations 
  • Time and Work 
  • Time and Distance
  • Simplification 
  • Number System 
  • Simple and Compound Interest 
  • Trigonometry 
  • Geometry
  • Approximation 
  • Pipe and Cistern 
  • Linear Algebra
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration (2-D and 3-D Figures)
  • Data Interpretation (Bar Chart, Line Chart, Pie Chart, Histogram, etc.)
  • General Awareness Section has a Vast Syllabus

    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:

    GK Important Topics
    • Static GK (Includes Physics, Chemistry, History, Geography, Indian Polity, Economics, and Biology, etc.)
    • Current Affairs (of at least last 6 months)
    • Banking and Financial Awareness 
    • 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 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 Study Plan

    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 & Take Online Mock Test or Practice with Previous Year Papers


    Week-2 Study Plan

    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 with Previous Papers or Mock Tests


    Week-3 Study Plan

    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

    2

    Antonyms 

    Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, rectangular graphs etc.)

    Ranking and Direction Test

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

    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 with Previous Papers or Mock Tests


    Week-4 Study Plan

    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 with Previous Papers or Mock Tests


    Week-5 Study Plan

    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 1st and 2nd 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 Study Plan

    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 Study Plan

    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 the 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 Study Plan

    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 with Previous Papers or Mock Tests

    5

    Revision of weak areas with Previous Papers or Mock Tests

    6

    7

    Conclusion

    This was a detailed 8-week study planner to assure your success in competitive exams. This study planner is meant to help you in cracking any competitive exam in 2 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. Do comment us in the commenting section for further queries. Stay tuned with Examsbook for GK, Reasoning, Aptitude and Verbal ability Questions for Complete preparation at home.

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