With the Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) announcing the dates for the common preliminary examination, candidates have barely one month to complete their preparations. As the recruitment exam would be held over four days from February 20, some candidates might get a few more days to study. The exact date of exam allotted to each candidate would be known only when the hall tickets are downloaded from February 10.
The final lap of preparations should be different from the earlier method. Candidates need to chart out a definite study plan and increase the hours spent on training.
Five things to note
• Until now, most candidates studied whatever study materials were available with them. However, during the last one month, they have to stay focused on the syllabus and revise the lessons learnt so far.
• Concentrate more on basic facts rather than going into bigger topics.
• Be thorough with sections on Modern India and Modern Kerala in the SCERT (State Council of Educational Research and Training) textbook.
• Go through the entire Science syllabus of High School classes. Practice Mathematics problems and try to excel in the effort. Also, learn to solve Maths questions quickly.
• Another crucial section is Current Affairs. Give importance to the events between July 2019 and October 2020.