You should be familiar of the exam pattern and SCRA Syllabus to start the preparation for the exam. These are very crucial to know as without them no preparation can be done...Make a proper strategy to begin your preparation through proper Planning. Planning refers to creating a preparation chart for the chapters you have to study per week about a particular subject so that the entire syllabus can be covered...This is essential as it will create a time allotment per subject topic wise and schedule your studies. Moreover, you will have to prepare all the subjects in a given period of time. So, Time Scheduling is essential for the exam.
You should practice the previous year solved and unsolved question papers to know your preparation level and to know the type of questions that can come in exam. This will increase your confidence level and ultimately boost your performance in exam.