ForumIAS Prelims 2017 Online Test Series – Batch 4


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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 TestsDeficiencies in the Simulator Tests
Questions Quality closest to that with the actual Examination as far as possibleQuestion Paper on the tougher side
Beneficial for Experienced Candidates/Interview Appeared/ Allied Services CandidatesMay 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.


LEVELMost Helpful ForGoal
( 10 Tests Based on Basic Books )
Those who want to check basics
Freshers Friendly
Candidates who have failed to clear Prelims before.
  • To help develop the Knowledge Base of the Test Taker
  • To exhaustively cover the full syllabus via questions
  • Self Assessment if the Test Taker has studied the basic text or not based on test performance.
  • To provide solutions that can be helpful for revision before the exam
LEVEL – II( 6 Sectional Tests – Subject wise )Beginners with some preparation
People who have appeared for Prelims before and completed Basic Books
  • To develop problem solving skills and aptitude development
  • To provide the learning curve from solving elementary problems based on book text to solving questions not found in books, but solvable on the basis of KB
  • To provide full second revision of the entire syllabus covered under Level 1
LEVEL – III( 8 Powerful GS Simulator Tests + 4 CSAT Tests )Everyone appearing for Prelims 2017
  • To evaluate test takers problem solving skills and decision making skills in answering questions
  • To provide an All India Ranking and timely assessment of their standing in the examination vis-a-vis competition at a National Level.
  • To allow test takers to take corrective measures while there is still time
  • To provide a full third and final revision before the Prelims Examination

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


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