UPSC Prelims Test Series
The Preliminary Test is by far the most challenging stage of the Civil Services Examination with nearly 5 lakh candidates taking the test each year. After GS Paper 2 – CSAT was made qualifying in 2015, the GS Paper- 1 has assumed greater significance in deciding the success of a candidate in the Preliminary Test which seeks to eliminate non-serious candidates from entering the Main Examination. With mere 100 questions deciding your entry into the Main Examination, the room for error in this stage is miniscule. In addition to changes in the pattern of Preliminary Test, GS Paper 1 is subjected to frequent changes in terms of the nature of the questions that appear in it.
While the GS 1 paper from 2010-2014 focused on the conceptual understanding in conventional areas, in 2015 and 2016 the emphasis was on factual current events. On the other hand, the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 papers tested the creative intelligence and problem solving skills of the candidates. The GS Paper 1 from 2017-2021 was an interesting mix of questions ranging from epistemological understanding of important political underpinnings like liberty, equality etc to most contemporary issues like Google tax, AI, Blockchain technology, UPI etc. Keeping in view the web of complexities the Exam can throw at you, we are striving to keep abreast with the dynamics of the Preliminary Test.
For simplicity, preparation for the UPSC preliminary test can be divided into number of stages. The initial stages involve concept building and syllabus coverage followed by organizing the study material and revision. Anushka IAS has the distinction of consistently delivering in this stage of your preparation through the classroom lectures, current affairs related uploads & publications and Compendium books (study material). Besides, our recent initiatives like current affairs-based mobile App, online student portal, monthly recitals, summaries of magazines etc provide year-round additional support for continuous updation of the study material. However, concept building and syllabus coverage constitute only the 1st stage of upsc prelims preparation. Continuous assessment and exam-focused performance improvement through tests is the next important stage which completes the full circle of your upsc prelims preparation.
Every year the preliminary test is conducted by the UPSC on a Sunday in the month of May-June. UPSC Prelims 2023 is scheduled to be conducted on May 28th, 2023.
In line with our motto “sometimes we are tested, not to show our weakness but to discover our strengths”, we are pleased to announce the launch of Civil Services Preliminary Test Series 2023 (Prelims Booster Programme). This course includes an introduction lecture prior to the test followed by the test & a detailed explanatory video after the test. The Test Series Programme (Prelims Booster Programme) for 2023 will be held from July’22 till April’23. This year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the Prelim Tests & Videos would be conducted on Anushka IAS’s student portal online. The Anushka IAS mock tests are so designed to simulate the Preliminary test conducted by the UPSC. Held on Saturdays/Sundays, the OMR-based mock tests will be a simulation of exam-like conditions to train you to react and respond to challenges the exam throws at you. The tests are designed and developed by a coterie of experts with a keen eye on the examination pattern. Anushka IAS is exclusive in its approach towards the Prelim test series as it provides explanatory lectures by its experienced faculty, along with solutions and explanatory answers. The test series will support the candidates, through long months of preparation, to check their progress and improve their performance consistently.
Anushka IAS is a pioneer in the IAS Prelims Test Series Programme with more than 18 years of experience. The Anushka IAS Test Series initiative began at the time when Optional subjects were tested at the Preliminary stage. As a result the institute has a huge question pool prepared by experts over the years apart generating fresh quality questions every year in sync with the civil services exam. The nature of questions, composition of papers and the number of tests are designed to take you towards the zone of certainty in your quest to clear the UPSC prelims test. The number of practice tests is designed to cover various patterns of question papers in line with the UPSC Prelims Test conducted by UPSC in addition to timely coverage and revision of the syllabus.
This gives you ample scope to work on the strategy, identify strengths and weaknesses, apply and re- apply new mantras of success, irrespective of the nature of paper.
Students would be allotted to a batch time at 7:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. and 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. to attend the LIVE classroom session and also be provided with a recording of the General Studies lectures (available upto 2 days after the class). Students would be able to experience the classroom teaching at their homes, without coming to our Centre and also have the opportunity to get their class doubts cleared during the LIVE classes.