An overview has been already discussed, but when it comes to preparing a subject in depth, a little detailed strategy is required.
Before proceeding further, if you still have not gone through the phase wise approach, have a read to connect the dots here (Prelims Strategy link).
Moving forward, the need is to analyze the areas and the contribution they hold in the General Studies Paper 1 of UPSC CSE Prelims.
Knowing this you can make out the high-yielding areas priority list and schedule accordingly, be it core preparation or revision before Prelims.
|Polity & Governance||11||6||22||11||13||18||16||12|
|Science & Tech||6||7||4||6||12||12||9||13|
|Art & Culture||3||3||5||6||2||4||3||4|
A graphical representation would be-
From the above table and graph, it can be inferred that – Polity, Environment, Geography, Science & Technology, and Economy, alone cover 50% of the questions. Current Affairs forms a significant part of the question paper. Further, these topics form the basis for the Mains GS and essay papers. A good strategy can be to prepare these topics rigorously in a planned and documented manner.
Science & Technology
Some General Points