About Prelims Test Series 2016:
ForumIAS conducted a Prelims Test Series consisting of 8 Simulator Tests and 4 Sectional Tests in February 2016.
The Test Series was enrolled by 2200+ candidates. 5700+ Candidates participated in the Open Test Conducted under the Test Series.
In April, we allowed students to take Tests in a physical Test Center in Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi.
Pros & Cons of 2016 Prelims Test Series Based on the Feedback
|Merits of the Simulator Tests||Deficiencies in the Simulator Tests|
|Questions Quality closest to that with the actual Examination as far as possible||Question Paper on the tougher side|
|Beneficial for Experienced Candidates/Interview Appeared/ Allied Services Candidates||May not have been helpful to unprepared Candidates or absolute beginners|
|Beneficial for Candidates who have already prepared well|
|Helpful in development of problem solving skills and elimination techniques required for the exam|
Not so helpful in in developing Knowledge Base
|Crisp Solutions providing little information beyond what is asked in the question|
Answers not suitable for Revision
Goal/Objectives of the Prelims 2017 Test Series
The Goal of the Prelims 2017 is to take you through the full journey of preparation from a fresher to a successful candidate.
The Prelims 2017 Test Series has a unique three tier Testing system that ensures
You build your basics well
You revise the syllabus at least three times
The Civil Services Preliminary Examination, unlike other Government Sector Exams does not have questions merely stating facts and choosing the correct options.
The Prelims Paper requires problem both
- Knowledge base ( KB), as well as
- Problem solving skills, eliminating wrong options, decision making skills on what questions to leave and what to solve.
While Knowledge Base can be developed by reading standard books, the latter – problem solving skills, elimination skills and decision making comes with practising previous years papers and solving high quality simulator Test papers.
PRELIMS 2017 TEST SERIES – TEST PLAN From Basics to Pro
|LEVEL||Most Helpful For||Goal|
|LEVEL – I|
( 10 Tests Based on Basic Books )
|Those who want to check basics|
Candidates who have failed to clear Prelims before.
|LEVEL – II( 6 Sectional Tests – Subject wise )||Beginners with some preparation|
People who have appeared for Prelims before and completed Basic Books
|LEVEL – III( 8 Powerful GS Simulator Tests + 4 CSAT Tests )||Everyone appearing for Prelims 2017|
Note: While Level 1 Tests will be useful for Freshers and focus on basics, the papers will require preparation and coverage of syllabus as specified