There are some changes in the Preliminary exam this year. Now there are 2 papers for the Preliminary exam- 1) General Studies (GS) and 2) Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) carrying 200 marks for each paper. GS paper contains 100 questions and CSAT paper contains 100 questions of multiple choice type. The time allotted is two hours for each paper.
After the result of the Preliminary Examination is declared, the successful candidates are called to appear for the Main Examination. Marks scored in the Preliminary Examination are not counted for the final selection of the candidates.
Features of the program:
- Full coverage of the General studies prelims and mains syllabus, along with CSAT.
- Renowned faculties across India who have expertise in their respective fields.
- Regular weekly tests will be conducted on every Saturday containing the covered portions of that particular week including prelims and mains.
- Personality enhancement through interviews for the qualified candidates.
General Studies paper covers a vast array of subjects. This you would realize during the preparation for prelims. Many candidates think that preparing for General Studies is different for prelims and mains, which is a wrong notion. The preparation should be done keeping both these stages in mind. The topics and sources for studying is the same for both the papers. Only the approach towards the exam changes slightly, i.e., in prelims there will be MCQs and in mains there are subjective (essay type) questions.
Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given to effective and exact expression
In Essay one can score 80+ and go up to 90 if she/he is careful enough. This will easily give a lead of 10 to 15 marks compared to other candidates.