The next important aspect of the IAS exam preparation is practising UPSC previous year question papers and taking sufficient Mock tests before the exam. Practicing UPSC questions will give candidates a better knowledge of how UPSC asks questions and they will be aware of what to read and what not to.
It is advised that students should practice at least IAS prelims question paper of 5 years, or if possible, last 10 years of UPSC prelims question papers.
Practicing UPSC question paper will help students in understanding the exam pattern and trend of questions asked by UPSC in Civil Services exams.
For practice purpose, students can go through IAS previous year question papers. No one can mimic the standard of questions set-up by the UPSC. If students solve UPSC previous year papers, they get the experience of how UPSC will ask questions in the upcoming exams.
Students can also assess their performance by solving mock test question papers and also by solving IAS question papers. Self-assessment is important in UPSC exam preparation as it directs students on where they are committing mistakes and it gives the student an opportunity to correct these mistakes in the next exam.
Solve more and more UPSC exam papers for a better understanding of the nature of IAS questions and the patterns.
Civil Services Prelims Question Paper – GS Paper 1 – 2011
Civil Services Prelims Question Paper – CSAT – 2011
Civil Services Prelims Question Paper – GS Paper 1 – 2012
Civil Services Prelims Question Paper – CSAT – 2012
Civil Services Prelims Question Paper – GS Paper 1 – 2013
Civil Services Prelims Question Paper – CSAT – 2013
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UPSC Civil Services exam is conducted to shortlist the candidates for the IAS Mains examination. So Prelims exam is a screening test to filter the candidates for the later stages of the UPSC exam.
The Preliminary exam consists of two papers, namely, General studies and CSAT.
In General Studies, questions are asked from different subjects like history, geography, polity etc. CSAT paper, on the other hand, consists of aptitude and reasoning questions to check the candidate’s analytical ability.
Note: CSAT paper is qualifying in nature (66.7 marks needed to qualify this paper)
Negative marks are deducted for wrong answers (1/3rd mark per wrong answer).
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