Q: Why is Revision important for IAS Prelims Exam?
The Syllabus for IAS Prelims is huge and needs not only a comprehensive coverage but also a sustained revision. A candidate has to keep a track of all the latest happening in areas of domestic and global society, economy and politics and at the same time, she/he has to cover the basic theoretical aspects of conventional topics from History, Geography, Economy, Polity and Science and Technology etc.
More specifically, the candidates have to read a number of NCERT books for various subjects along with, Standard text Books for optional papers. Along with this, one needs to keep checking few related magazines, newspapers as well as few Government websites. Thus, it cannot be overemphasized that unless and until the topics are regularly revisited, at the end of the day there would not be any benefit in just completing the topics.
It is often said that by ‘Revision’, it is meant that the content to be read should move toward being more specific, being smaller every time we revise it, i.e, If the first revision takes X hrs. Then, the second revision should ideally take X-n amount of time. By this way, it should be ensured that the revision of entire section could be done in the least amount of time at the time of exam.