Why solving previous year UPSC question papers are very important?

Why solving previous year UPSC question papers are very important?

Why solving previous year UPSC question papers are very important?

As a UPSC candidate, one must have a strategy to prepare for it. UPSC examinations are the toughest exam and it needs rigorous practice and commitment. No matter how well you study, keep dwelling the books but referring to previous year question papers will give you aspects of preparation which may be new. Believe it or not, UPSC repeats questions.

Why solving previous year UPSC question papers are very important?

Why solving previous year UPSC question papers are very important?

As a UPSC candidate, one must have a strategy to prepare for it. UPSC examinations are the toughest exam and it needs rigorous practice and commitment. No matter how well you study, keep dwelling the books but referring to previous year question papers will give you aspects of preparation which may be new. Believe it or not, UPSC repeats questions. Aspirants should know to take advantage of that by referring to the previous year’s question papers.

You may never realize the challenges to face until you refer to the previous year's question papers no matter how hard you study and prepare yourself. Practicing previous year question papers will help you know the nature and patterns of the questions being asked. Thus you need to solve previous years question papers’.

 Mantra to success is to know the road ahead and the challenges to be faced. Solving the previous year question paper will give an idea about the kind of question asked, which areas are important, whether questions are more from static part or dynamic part etc. In this article, we will discuss the importance of solving previous years question papers.

  • Exam Pattern: Understanding the exam pattern makes the process easy for the aspirants. Understanding of exam patterns is one of the key ways of cracking it. Information about syllabus and topics can be gathered by referring to the previous year's question paper. A few things like the weight of marks can also be determined which helps aspirants to draft their preparation strategy.
  • Know question paper pattern: Detailed understanding of type, nature, and format of the questions being asked in the examination can be known by solving the previous year question paper. And in prelims, objective type questions are asked then it’s become very important. Also, the level of complexity is also understood particularly for different sections. Once you know the question format and nature it will take less time to finish the question paper in the actual exam.
  • Latest topics: This becomes very important for general studies papers, which has a vast syllabus and topics from current affairs of both national and international importance. Solving last year’s question paper will give an idea about the trending topics in the last few years. This will help aspirants to focus on those topics during the preparation phase.
  • Solved Papers: One of the best tools for an IAS aspirant is previous years solved question papers. Include solved paper sets in your study routine with a detailed explanation. This will help understand the conceptual aspect which will help to answer many similar questions. This becomes important for mains exams.
  • Practice: Practice, practice, and practice. As hard you practice as perfect you become as we all know” practice makes a man perfect”. It is absolutely true for IAS aspirants. The more you practice more you understand the nature of questions asked and better are the chances you attempt more and more questions. Solving previous question papers lets you manage your time during the exam and improve accuracy for CSE.
  • Preparation Strategy: Solving previous years question paper will help you in preparation strategy. Aspirants can assess their preparation and track the progress. Weak areas are pointed out and can make you realize the changes required in the preparation process.
  • Revision of topics: Solving previous years' question papers helps in revising topics. Solve these question papers as soon as you are done with the preparations. Evaluate your performance and work on the weak areas. Many questions are repeated by molding or rephrasing. Read the questions carefully and you will answer it in less time.
  • Self-Assessment: Self-assessment is an important part of UPSC preparation. You will get an idea of your level of preparation when you solve previous years question papers. You do mistakes and you learn from them. Analyze the mistake and redefine your strategy. This will definitely help you perform better in exams.

Follow the steps and good luck with the preparations!!

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