There is impetus, in electronic material- blogs, sites, pdfs, RSS-feeds. Many aspirants feel bogged down by this information overload. So, how do make balance this i.e. electronic material vs. paper material (Books, newspapers).
Internet is having positive aspects, which should be limited only to add upon information rather than using it as a base to gather information. Prepare a list of articles during weekdays for which you need to access the internet and once a week sit for 4 to 5 hours and make jottings of all the information that you need from the internet.
Make sure that you surf the internet for a particular topic for only that much amount of information which gives you that extra edge without overloading you with futile information which you can’t even use in your paper.
With so many discussion portals and online forums, make sure you don’t spend your precious time conversing futile things which are of no use in the examination. Also, as far as possible, keep yourself away from the social media sites like facebook, twitter, instagram and even the watsapp so that your focus on the exam is not lost.
Compiled notes are available in the market and directly reading them would save time and make it more directed to devote it for learning rather than collecting information.
UPSC aspirants generally know what books and upsc syllabus points are to be prepared. But most of them lack consistency in their preparation. So, you need momentum going on only.