Yes, it’s three months before the next 2014 Civil Service Exam.If the original schedule pushes through, then the next exam will be on October 26th, exactly 3 months from now.
I think it is the perfect time for you to start your review seriously. Here are some of the things that you can do.
1.) Know the scope of the exam.
The exam is mainly composed of English and Mathematics. The details of the scope of the Civil Service Professional Exam and Sub-professional Exam can be found here. Focus on these types of exams, read, and practice everyday.
2.) Make a review schedule.
It seems that three months is a long time, but believe me it’s not. It is important that you create a weekly schedule for your review. Which of the scope are your priorities? Which of the scope has more items? Which of the scope are you not confident with? These questions will help you decide which topic to you will prioritize and will give more time.
In addition, in case there are some unexpected events that may happen which can pause your review, be sure to have a back up plan. The most effective back up plan is to start reviewing early and not cram one week before the exam.
3.) Master the basics.
Do not underestimate the mastery of basic skills. For example, even if you have mastered Algebra if you don’t know operations on fractions, then how can you solve Algebra problems with fractions. Fractions, decimals, percents, and operations on integers are the most basic things that you should now.
4.) Solve math exercises and problems everyday.
Although math seems to be the hardest part of the Civil Service Exam, but if you have mastered it, it is the subject which will give you more chance of passing the exam. For example, suppose you have mastered a lot of vocabulary words, but none of those words appear in the exam, then you will still have to guess. But in mathematics, once you know the basics, you should be able to answer some questions without having to guess.
That’s all for now. Good luck to everyone.