Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
- Anton Chekhov
There is a saying that Practice makes men perfect. No matter how much knowledge one possesses, it is the only practice that leads one to the top of the success ladder. And when there is a plethora of information at your hand. You need consistent practice to by-heart it. In the ever-changing competitive environment of the UPSC Examination, one thing that never changes is the relevance of the PYQs.
It is of utmost importance for any aspirant preparing for UPSC CSE that they practice the previous year's questions. By understanding PYQs, you gain a better understanding of the reasoning behind the questions as well as the pattern, trend and favourite themes of the UPSC exam. In addition, you need to know how you would have performed in the exam had you taken it that year. By practising PYQs in a simulated environment, you will get an understanding of what the exam will be like.
We think this is one of the most pertinent questions relating to the CSE preparation process. Understanding previous years' questions is a must for anyone who wants to navigate Civil Services Examination, the paper setters' psychology, and UPSC's expectations. Toppers suggest that you cover at least 7 years of the Previous Year's Question Papers to analyse the psyche and the demand of the examiner. 7 years of PYQs means a total of 700 Questions which is not a tough task. But the hiccup is how to plan them efficiently. What is the correct strategy? We understand our students and their issues, hence we have come up with this issue of the blog where we will tell you the perfect plan to cover and utilise the PYQs. Read on…
Step-by-Step Guide To Utilise Previous Years' Questions
Once a student wraps up preparing various subjects and topics prescribed in the syllabus for Civil Services, the first thing they source is the Previous Year's Question Papers. But only procuring the content is not enough, knowing the right strategy will help you channelise your energy and efforts in the right direction. Let's follow the step-by-step process here :
You can also practice using our Yearwise Compilation of Previous Year's Question Test to give yourself the environment of the real exam.
Our well-designed Yearwise Compilation of the Previous Year's Question Test generates a personalised report after every test involving all of these metrics and highlighting the area and topics of improvement.
Follow these steps meticulously and diligently. Even UPSC toppers have vouched for this process. We are sure you will feel very confident and crack the CSE prelims with flying colours. Just be consistent and practice.
GS Score understands this exam and we understand our students even more. Our team has designed a compilation test for all Previous Year's Papers since 2015 to save you the hustle. Now, you can practice UPSC's previous year's papers and get a detailed analysis of your strengths, weaknesses and areas you need to work on. Start practising now!
A sincere effort by,
Team GS SCORE
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