As you all know, UPSC has announced that it will be deciding the date for Civil Services Prelims Exam on 5th of June after analyzing the situation of corona. It is expected that UPSC will provide enough time for the students to prepare before the exams. Also, it will have to plan the centers according to social distancing and that may take some time. Considering all these things it is estimated that prelims date can be easily stretched to last week of July or first week of August.
This is put students preparing for CSE – 2020 in a state of limbo. Their syllabus is completed, revision is done and they are ready for exam. But because of delay many of the students are confused as to how to prepare now? Should they be focusing on answer writing now and start their preparation for mains, or should they be taking a lot of full mocks for prelims?
In our opinion, taking full mocks now is a good option as it builds confidence and provides you that examination feel. However, it is not a good way to revise. Since in a full mock, you will be getting a full mixture of topics, you will not be able to judge yourself that what exactly you are forgetting. The best way to revise a concept is through reverse engineering. You must solve topic wise questions from each subject and check whether you are able to reach at the correct answer. If you are making any mistake it means that you need to revise that concept and you can read it from the book. This will make your revision process a lot quicker.
Also, since you have time, you can spend some of it on answer writing. Don’t overdo it but 2 – 3 questions in a day can be attempted to get the flow of writing and mentally prepare yourself for mains. You might not get enough time for writing practice after prelims as the date is shifted.
In order to help you out in this situation we will be re-starting three initiatives from 25th May, 2020 (Monday). They are –
- TLP – High Order Thinking (HOT) Questions – For answer writing practice
- Daily Current Affairs Quiz
- Daily Static Quiz
TLP -HOT questions – These questions will be applied in nature and will force you to think about the issues which have been off late in the news. Such questions are asked by UPSC very frequently. These questions will be meant to tickle your brain and will help you to develop the art of connecting interdisciplinary topics.
Daily Current Affairs Quiz – You all are familiar with Daily current affairs Quiz. 5 questions will be posted daily in quiz format. Topics are meticulously selected from The Hindu, PIB, Indian express etc.
Daily Static Quiz – Since 60 Day Initiative has just ended. We have come up with an absolutely new initiative, wherein Daily 5 top-notch subject-wise static questions will be shared. The syllabus will be known to you so that you can prepare and revise that topic. The level of these questions will be moderate to difficult so that you can test your knowledge and gain from the questions as well.
We hope that these initiatives will help you to get ready before the final date of examination arrives. If you have any query regarding preparation, you can mail us or call us on the Hotline numbers between 5pm – 7 pm (Monday – Saturday)
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