In our endeavour to maximize your chances of clearing the IAS PRELIMINARY Examination, IAS By IAS has curated a variety of free practice tests for your benifit.
Our deep analysis of the best study methods to clear any competetive exam brought us to the conclusion that …
it’s the same logic applied to learning vocabulary. if i were to tell you to memorize a 100 words everyday, that would be near impossible. 50? not wise to attempt either.
so what is the no. that you should shoot for. study after study instructs that the ideal no of words to memorize any given day should rarely exceed 5.
in the same vain, how many questions should one in a week?
our analysis points to the sweet spot of 20 questions a week.
multiplied, that works out to about 80-90 questions a month and almost 1000 questions a year.
the final step in anyones preparation is to simulate the actual upsc prelim exam. this is best achieved by attempting at least 30 mock tests in a test series. each test in the series has approximately 100 questions. 30 tests would mean annother 3000 questins in addition to the 1000 you have done through the free mini practice tests.
the way to approach the previous years papers is here under. look at them asa soon as you start your preparation, in order to get a flavour of the types of questions that the upsc asks. and then once your preparation is complete and you are in the final days before your exam, you should retake these exams.
two things will happen here:
1, you’ll be looking at these after quite a while and they’ll feel fresh
2, not only will this optimixe your test takung speed but will also help you gain confidenvr as you will score highlyin this exam , hence boosting your confidence for the pin-ultimate day.
for this purpose we have designed for you to re-take the question paper free of cost.
in our section upsc papers we have provided you with only the question papers without the answer keys. this, so that you can get a sense of the kind of questions and what sort of things to focus on during your preparation and 2 so the the questions are still fresh when you re-take them finally.
we will do a full analysis and evaluation of your answer sheet with the official upsc answer key and provide you with your ultimate score.
here are free mini tests for you to begin your preparation. here are more than 1000 free questions for youto start your pteparation.