Tips for creating a successful study plan for a day?

Vipul Agarwal (AIR-22): The first and foremost rule of time management is to complete the most important tasks first. Once you do that the day has already been a success. You should try to avoid & say no to temptations such as mobile phones and other things which distract you. This shall save much time to do more important work. Also don’t allow non-important details to come to your mind and drag you down, such things can kill your time. You should set a particular time limit to complete a task this will keep you more focused & dedicated.

Hardik Agarwal (AIR-69): I used to decide what I have to do tomorrow and made a time-table in my mind and used to abide by it. Also, one should decide the time for playing also. Also I used to do all the things i.e. module, CPP etc. with full concentration such that I don’t have to review them. Also, I took a proper sleep of 7-8 hours daily.

Shubham Gupta (AIR-17): You don’t need to devote too much time on any subject and rather take all subjects as equal. And it is not the total time you devote to a subject that matters rather the time that you devote with full concentration. So whenever you are feeling bored switch to your favourite subject. You should utilize the maximum time available with break of 10-15 min.


To create any plan two things are crucial: knowing the target and knowing the resources. Study plan is no exception. As a student, one should know what is to be prioritized in study and how much time is available for studies in that particular day.

How to decide what is to be studied?
This understanding shall be based upon:

  • Upcoming exams in FIITJEE & School
  • Assignment for classes scheduled next
  • Macro & micro understanding of Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Pending work subject wise

How to plan division of time throughout the day?
The steps involved:

  • Calculate total hours available for study.
  • Divide it in four parts
  • One part goes to each subject
  • Fourth part goes to revision/weak portion/school preparation
  • In addition to above, 10 mins at the end of each day should go to noting progress for the day and finalizing priorities for next day
  • Sunday if not used for FIITJEE test and test analysis, should be used extensively for revision/weak portion/school preparation

In addition to above remember all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. So don’t be Jake and devote some time for physical activity. If a student follows above scientific method in creating study plan, he/she would always have a grip of the preparation and would be able to create much better results.