The unprecedented crisis and resultant lockdown have already affected every aspect of country and students are not any different from it. Now since, it's officially notified that exam has been postponed, not many would be surprised, however, most students are now living in an uncertainty never seen before.
In the notification it's informed that exam has been postponed, however, the new date of exam isn't yet decided by UPSC itself. Like you, authorities also are facing uncertainty as number of cases are expanding fast and therefore the crisis is way from over. Hence it are often safely assumed the new date is unlikely to be announced soon, and whenever it's getting to be announced, students can expect to urge a minimum of 30-45 days gap.
Few candidates in these hours of crisis thinking to drop examination this year.
I would strongly recommend you to not drop a year. the matter emerged round the end of March, by then any serious student should are through the fundamentals and core textbooks. Similarly, all the coaching institutes also conclude their classes by that point , then it’s all about the practice, which is extremely much unaffected by the lockdown or lack of mobility. Most institutes including us, are providing ample practice material on the web site and you'll do the practice to a T . Dropping year may be a good option when, you are feeling you've got tons to hide and identify about your preparation, during this case, not much is lost within the first case, hence recovering the lost ground isn't an argument.
How to prepare for probable exam in July/August?
As it was mentioned earlier, most of the aspirants for the 2020 exam have already prepared the core syllabus and basics and were already doing revision and practice. within the given scenario, you only got to continue thereupon .
It is important that you simply don't become complacent believing an exam is nowhere on the horizon now. Dropping the guard now are often very dangerous. In absence of proper revision, your effort and diligence of recent months would be lost, a bit like the sleeping rabbit from the proverbial table. The time isn't an excessive amount of and since this exam is all about doing relatively better, remember all the time one may waste thanks to uncertainty is giving a foothold to his/her competition. Remember the matter is that the same for everybody and you're not alone during this and don't make the uncertainty an excuse for under-performance and complacency.
However, just in case you're feeling that you simply already prepared everything and have practiced enough, maybe it’s time to offer a partial break to PT preparation for a few time and allot 2-3 hours daily to your optional subjects for a few time. Some revision in optional will keep you on target and should also break the monotony which will have emerged thanks to same schedule for a longtime. So, it are often good strategy for the nonce , but never leave PT preparation completely for that.