As you all know Civil Services Preliminary Examination is the most crucial stage of the IAS examination because it enable you to face the next stage, because if you fail to clear P.T., your dreams are over before it starts to blossom. I have seen lot of candidate who are toppers of university examination but and were assessed as sure to be future administrator but continuously failed to clear P.T. hurdle. So I emphatically recommend you all to focus on practicing in P.T. exam. As the P.T. examination is objective in nature, so candidates have to develop a proper method to get good score in the examination. Most of the candidates appearing for the examination have a lot of knowledge, but lack practice and thus they fumble at the examination hall. They are not able to present all the information/knowledge in a coherent and logical manner to choose the right answer.
Don’t you think it’s funny that students pay around Rs 40000/- for coaching classes and they don’t do & get what they ultimately have to do or get, i.e. PRACTICE? Coaching classes also mint money by conducting mock exams or so called 'TEST SERIES' and students pay around 4000 to 10000/- again. So please understand this simple thing - The Test Series is not MCQs book, where you buy the book and keep it in your book self or study table and forget it. Rather it should be quite interactive, so that aspirants should be able to gain something out of it.
Unless you test yourself at regular intervals you will not really know how good your level of preparation really is or which areas require more attention, which topic you skipped earlier and most importantly, you will not gain confidence or the right attitude for clearing the IAS Prelims.
In preparing for any exam there are basically three things which ultimately aspirants are expected to do READ, REVISE and RECALL. Triple R strategy. But for putting this Strategy on paper you will have to adapt only one strategy and it is PRACTICE, PRACTICE & PRACTICE.
Practicing with sample papers/Previous year papers not only helps improve your memorize thousands of questions, but it enables one to focus on their weak links and strengthen their strong part as well. It also enhances your speed and ability of quick mental calculation. Make sure that you study as per the syllabus of the subjects. The attitude should never be “I will directly write in the examination”.
Try to stimulate the actual examination hours to judge your performance and to plug any loopholes. The bottom line is your study strategy should devote more time for Practicing than for reading alone. PRACTICE MORE than you read.
That’s why we at IASEXAMPORTAL.COM compelled to launch this stand out TEST SERIES for UPSC P.T. 2017.