UPSC CSE Prelims 2020 analysis
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More than 120 marks worth UPSC Prelims 2020 questions could have been successfully answered from practicing previous years questions alone. This was enough to clear the cut-off score of UPSC! Examrobot unleashes this deep interconnection . Analysis Link
There is incredible power in analyzing the history. Understanding the past gives strategic advantage to plan the future. Although every year new facts and knowledge and its correlation with static areas reflects in current affairs questions , however a large area of static syllabus repeat over and over again in exams, manifesting with slight deviations. New questions framed in static areas which were largely untouched in the last 20 years have statistically low power in determining the success. In contrast , low accuracy and inability to answer the questions from mainline areas and repeated/similar questions often decides the boundary between selection and rejection. “Developing a sharp expertise in understanding UPSC exam pattern from the lens of previous year question papers is the single most valuable skill you can develop in UPSC exam preparation.”
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Importance of Solving Previous Year Papers For UPSC Exam
Civil service examination is India's most prestigious and the most challenging exam. Lacs of aspirants every year dream about qualifying IAS exam but only a handful of them come out with flying colours. It takes consistency and lots of hard work to get your name in the final list. Even after being a highly competitive exam with the vast syllabus and less success ratio, the popularity of UPSC exam is increasing every year. Every year many graduates and working professionals plan to prepare for UPSC with a sparkling dream of being an administrative officer. But often most of the beginners get confused due to vast syllabus, availability of lots of study material, books, and thousand of advice. In the race of reading more coaching material and buying new books, they forget the most important part of UPSC preparation viz previous year question paper analysis.....
Archive Archived/Old analysis
Archive of some previous years paper analysis to demonstrate the power of back tracking . There have been 50-60% questions either repeated or almost similar to previous questions .
A cluster of similar and repeated questions in past across many exams for a topic shows its relevance from concept perspective and should call for your attention if you have either ignored or your preparation is not adequate for such topics.
*This trend is neither guaranteed for upcoming exams , nor an encouragement for any short cut for the exam.
* Similar analysis can be done for recent exams , under 'Similar Questions' section .