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UPSC CSE Prelims Test Series Details!

Full length & Sectional GS Tests | CSAT Tests | Live Lecture | All India Rank | Comparative Analysis | Leader Board

What is this programme about?

  • It is a comprehensive Test Series Programme which aims to emulate the UPSC-CS(P)E 2021, set to be held on 27 June 2021. It includes full length tests for both Paper I (General Studies) & Paper II (CSAT).

Objective

  • To help aspirants clear the UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021.
  • In-depth coverage of the entire syllabus through standard MCQs, which aim to test your concepts & grasp of various topics.
  • Strictly adhering to the UPSC pattern, with the nature of questions ranging from factual to conceptual, in each of the Tests.

What will be the nature of these questions?

  • It will have both Static + Contemporary type of MCQs to give aspirants a taste of the actual Examination, which is known to unite concepts with relevant current affairs.
  • It will cover the MCQs from previous 20 Years Prelims to strengthen the understanding of each topic and explore various dimensions.
  • It will cover Current Affairs related questions on all the important topics of the past 1 ½ to 2 years.

Schedule

  • A total of 20 tests will be conducted, of which:
    • 15 – Applied and Sectional Tests which gauge the depth of understanding of subjects / topics
    • 5 – Full Length Tests
  • Tests will be conducted every Thursday (It will be flexible for students. They can attend the exam any day within a week)

Login id and password

  • Aspirants will be provided with username and password through which they can login to their respective accounts on our dedicated portal (e-pathshala) and take the tests as per their convenience.
  • Detailed Performance Analysis with metrics like Integrated score, All India Rank, Difficulty Analysis, Comparison with Toppers, etc. will help in analysing their overall performance.

Live Lecture on Test Paper discussion

  • An expert in-house faculty would conduct a live lecture online, every Monday and discuss each question of the Test.
  • These lectures would be recorded for future reference & be made available to all registered aspirants.

Answer Key and Explanations of Questions

  • Every question would be meticulously explained in the Answer Key along with the source of the question.
  • An aspirant will get all the explanations in the e-portal with a comprehensive analysis of his/her All India Ranking.

 OMR Sheet

  • We will provide a soft copy of the model OMR Sheet which will be strictly as per the UPSC pattern.
  • This OMR sheet will give a hands-on experience to all the aspirants. This would help them gauge & fine-tune their time management skills.

Sources of questions

  • NCERT books for classes 6th to 12th
  • Standard reference books on each prelims subject
  • Current affairs from important relevant sources like The HINDU, Indian Express, Yojana, Kurukshetra, PIB, etc.

Probable Prelims Questions for 2021

  • Our expert team would do an in-depth analysis of the last 1 ½ to 2 years current affairs and make a repository of the most probable questions for UPSC CS(P)E 2021.

Practice Questions on each subject

  • Registered aspirants will be provided with a huge MCQs repository on every topic, to practice from.
  • This will help them understand their level of preparation not only on subject-level but on a topic-level as well.

Prelims oriented important study material

  • Value added and supplementary material will also be provided, in due time.
  • This material will be in pdf format available at our website.

Topper’s Session

  • Monthly sessions by previous year UPSC toppers would be organised to mentor the aspirants and even keep them motivated on this arduous journey.
  • Questions are categorised into 3 levels: Easy, Moderate and Difficult according to the syllabus & the ease of concept.
  • Comprehensive coverage of syllabus through the Sub-Sectional, Sectional and full-length Tests.
  • Resources that would be covered:
    • Polity – NCERT from 6th to 12th, Laxmikant 6th edition, DD Basu, Newspaper & editorials
    • History – NCERT from 6th to 12th, Bipin Chandra, Spectrum, Newspaper & editorials
    • Geography – NCERT from 6th to 12th, GC Leong, Majid Husain, Newspaper & editorials
    • Economics – NCERT from 9th to 12th, Ramesh Singh, Newspaper & editorials
    • Ecology – NCERT from 9th to 12th, Environment by Shankar, Newspaper & editorials
    • Science – NCERT from 6th to 10th, Newspaper & editorials
  • Previous years Question Paper Analysis & Break down into subjects:
Year Current Affairs History Geography Polity Economy Science & Tech ECOLOGY Total question
2011 13 11 11 12 19 19 15 100
2012 26 17 12 11 13 9 12 100
2013 28 11 9 13 15 11 13 100
2014 20 17 12 11 10 13 17 100
2015 29 14 14 13 13 7 10 100
2016 27 15 7 7 18 8 18 100
2017 34 14 7 22 8 4 11 100
2018 28 15 8 13 16 7 13 100
2019 22 17 14 15 14 7 11 100
2020 3 19 6 15 23 11 23 100
Average questions 23 15 10.3 13.2 14.9 9.6 14.3 100
  • Total number of tests: 33
  • The Prayas India Advantage: Subject-wise break down of the MCQs in our test series programme
Subject Tests Total questions Average questions
Polity 4 400 12.12%
Modern History 3 300 15.12%
Ancient, Medieval, Art and Culture 2 200
Geography 3 300 12.12%
Geography Mapping 1 100
Economics 3 300 15.15%
Economic Survey, IYB 1 100
Govt. Schemes 1 100
Ecology 3 300 9.09%
Science 2 200 6.06%
International Relation 1 100 3.03%
Current Affair 33 900 27.34%
Full Length Test 6 600
CSAT 3 300
Total 33 3300 100%
  • 20 years Previous years Questions that would cover 1200 MCQs.
  • Current affair questions of 2 years.
Test No. Description
1 Indian Polity & Constitution (I)
2 Geography (I)
3 Ancient History, Medieval History, Art & Culture (I)
4 Modern History (I)
5 India Economy (I)
6 Indian Polity & Constitution (2)
7 Geography (2)
8 Ancient History, Medieval History, Art & Culture (2)
9 Modern History (2)
10 India Economy (2)
11 Ecology & Environment
12 Science & Technology
13 Economic Survey 2020 – 21; Budget 2021 – 22
14 Full Length Test (Complete Syllabus)
15 Full Length Test (Complete Syllabus)
16 CSAT
17 Full Length Test (Complete Syllabus)
18 Full Length Test (Complete Syllabus)
19 CSAT
20 Full Length Test (Complete Syllabus)

Relevance of our tests series in actual prelims exam:

  • We make sure that we prepare our MCQs & set our Tests to the tune of standard of UPSC and language.
  • Around 63 questions in the UPSC CS(P)E 2020 were directly or indirectly bearing resemblance with MCQs from our test series, classroom lecture & study resources shared with aspirants.

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