Knowing that you might have already gotten an idea about how important the UPSC prelims question papers of the past years and the previous year papers are to a sincere UPSC aspirant, I shall not be dwelling on the topic much.
In this section of the blog, I would like to categorically elaborate on the many benefits of solving the UPSC prelims question papers of the past years and the previous year papers and talk about how to use the previous year papers.
So basically, the best way to study for the IAS exam would be to first practice on a random previous year question paper. With that done, you’ll be able to gauge your strengths and weaknesses.
Then, according to those, you can begin covering the UPSC syllabus in a way where you’d first cover the topics that you are weak at, and then eventually go over to the ones you are strong at.
After you are done going through the entire UPSC course materials, you can try solving another previous year paper to test your waters again. Then again gauge yourself based on your strong and weak points, and accordingly go over the syllabus again. Then solve the thirst previous year paper.
This process would have to be repeated till there are no weak points left, meaning, till the point where you have achieved the same level of mastery at every UPSC-related topic.
Okay, now with the topic of “how to use the previous year papers” out of the way, let me jot down the many benefits of solving the UPSC previous year question paper in the next section.