With the vast syllabus, UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam has always been unpredictable, and therefore, no stone can be left unturned in its preparation. UPSC Prelims Exam 2018 is scheduled to be held on 3rd June 2018, which is now just 4 months away. With close to 5 lac candidates taking a shot at the exam, the competition is indeed tough, hence a dedicated and right guidance is crucial. Once the candidates are well equipped with fluent flow of knowledge on all the topics and subjects relevant to the syllabus of Civil Services Prelims Exam, the next and most important step should be to have mock test practice. And what better way to practice than through all-encompassing Chanakya IAS Academy’s UPSC Prelims Test Series 2018. Their unique approach to cover both static and dynamic part of syllabus along with crystal clear analysis increases the chance of candidates to qualify for Prelims manifolds. Based on our research, it was evident in the last Prelims where most of the questions asked in Prelims 2017 were similar to those asked in Chanakya Prelims Test Series 2017.
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We approached the Founder and Managing Director of Chanakya IAS Academy to share his views on importance of taking Prelims Test Series, he initiated the conversation with a very well saying that “Merely enrolling for Prelims Test series and taking the tests is not enough, candidates must ensure that they get maximum benefit of taking those test series, because it is not just amount, but also the precious time and energy which the candidates put in solving numerous Test Papers. And therefore, it’s a responsibility of an academy also to provide students well designed and well researched Test Series to make them aware of the exam pattern, probable questions and give a right direction to their preparation”.
What to do before taking the tests
The first objective of UPSC Prelims Test Series 2018 is to getting you into the Test Zone. UPSC has set high standards of testing a candidate through 3 challenging stages. Therefore, preparing your mind to face the initial challenge, especially for the beginners is very important. The second important objective is to make the candidates familiar with the exam environment that UPSC provides along with examination pattern. And the third objective is to help students cover the topics and part of syllabus, which they missed to cover during general preparation. Therefore, rather focusing on obtain maximum marks; make sure these 3 objectives fulfill whenever you enroll for UPSC Prelims Test Series 2018. It is important that you at least study 75% of the portions that are covered in the given test.
What to do during the tests
Because all the Test papers are designed keeping in mind UPSC Prelims syllabus and is akin to the actual UPSC Prelims exam, consider them as actual exams. Imagine you are taking the exam sitting in the hall on the D-day. The psychology of ‘been there done that’ goes a long way in easing new and high stakes situations. This will also help you take the test more seriously, thus you will prepare for it more rigorously.
What to do after taking the tests
The most important stage comes here, once you have taken the test; it’s time to analyze your performance thoroughly. Go through each paper and every single question, and understand your strengths and weaknesses. Although at Chanakya IAS Academy, the experts provide a thorough feedback along with answer evaluation, which solve half of the problem right there and then, but still self-analysis is important for final mug up and revision round. Make sure with every test, your confidence, knowledge and speed improves.
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