How to approach Prelims: Strategy Discussion - Part 1 [Weekly Insta Open Thread Discussion with InsightsIAS Team] 5691 Views
hello sir,i have been preparing for UPSC since past 2.5 years. i have failed in twor prelims. in 2020 i scored 88-90 (with different answer keys). i was a student of yearlong test series (prelims) in insights. i fail to understand where did i go wrong. can you help me devise a new strategy to overcome my shortcomings. It will be a great help.thankyou.
Sorry for late post, but it's urgentSir i have completed my prelims syllabus one time but unable to do writing practice.So, should I start now or only focus on prelims.
Can someone from the Faculty please address my issue as well?? I am commenting for the 2nd time now, I rely on Insights so your reply would be of great help for me!My Query :-Sir, This will be my 3rd attempt,in my previous two attempts I couldn't clear Prelims.In my First Attempt my scores were pretty less and in my 2nd attempt,my scores were no where near the Cutoffs yet it increased by around 40 marks from my 1st attempt.It is not that I am not practising Test Series,I am,I am a religious follower of Insights' plans like the 75 days plan,SECURE etc..My marks are poor in Test Series as well,How should i increase my Marks in The Real Examand minimise negative scores so as to clear it?Hope you can help me, Thanks!
Hi sir,My score in prelims test are not improving beyond 60s. I don't know how to tackle the preliminary stage.Pls guide me what I should be doing now about the static and dynamic part per se.Please help.
Dear SirDespite scoring fairly well in mocks (95-120), I failed to clear prelims in 2020. I constantly feel I am probably shooting in the dark at times. Is there an option to seek mentorship about strategy. While I can still solve mocks and insights quizzes with decent marks, I do feel somewhere my preparation is lacking but I am unable to figure out where.Please guide me through this.
Can I clear prelims 2021 if I start now
Sir, can you please tell me what should be my approach towards economics and history and their limited source for prelims?
Hello Sirs2021 will be my 3rd attempt. I am preparing for upsc along with full time job. I hardly get 6 hours a day for studying. Please help by clarifying my queries below:-1. I am preparing for both IAS and IFoS. Since IFoS cutoff has always been a notch higher than that of IAS, it requires more number of questions to attempt in the paper. But if I attempt more questions and my accuracy is less, then I might miss both IFoS and IAS cutoff altogether. What should be my approach in this case?2. Since I am working, I don't get much time to prepare for mains. Though I was writing answers last year but considering the toughness of prelims, I have decided to focus on prelims solely from now onwards. Since I have not been able to clear prelims in my last 2 attempts, I have concerns for this attempt. However I am preparing my optional well and target to complete at least 80% before April. Will it impact my GS for Mains?Thanks in advance
Good Evening Sir1. how to minimize negative marks2. when to pause studying and focus on revision3. how and when to consolidate notes of prelims4. what's the ideal no. of mock tests that could help?