UPSC IAS 2017 General Studies Paper 2 Preparation tips and Tricks

UPSC IAS 2017 General Studies Paper 2 Preparation tips : Get Preparation tips, tricks & strategy for UPSC IAS GS Paper 2 (GS-2)

UPSC IAS 2017 General Studies Paper 2 Preparation tips

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts preliminary examination for civil services. The exam is conducted on a single day but conducted in two different papers. Both the papers consist of multiple choice questions and should be answered on an OMR sheet.

UPSC IAS General Studies Paper II

This is the aptitude test paper which is also to be answered on the OMR sheet. It is multiple choices type paper to be answered for 200 marks in 2 hours. The questions consist of interpersonal skills, logical reasoning, vocabulary and other areas to test the candidate’s personality and language. This is mainly for the purpose of testing the candidate’s communication skills.

UPSC IAS GS Paper II – Tips and Tricks

The main aim of this paper is to test the candidates’ aptitude, vocabulary, communication skills and control over the language. So here are the following tips and tricks to clear the paper 2 with good score:

Comprehension: This needs a lot of time and you cannot just study it in the last minute. You should solve previous year papers as well as understand the questions properly before answering because the questions are usually twisted and tricky. Solving many papers will let you do this well.

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Complete basic knowledge: In basic numeracy, quantitative aptitude and data interpretation you should have complete knowledge of the basics. Only then you can proceed to study further. Finish it to 100% and then study the later chapters

Practice: You should study proper material and books to understand the concept of reasoning and problem solving. These need a lot of practice which is best done with proper books, study material and previous year papers. Reasoning comes with proper thinking in the right direction based on what is asked. So you should be able to understand the question and de code it. This cannot be achieved directly in the exam hall. You need to practice it through many IAS mock test series and model papers.

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With these tips and tricks study well and enter the exam hall with a relaxed and confident mind. Answer as many questions as you can and beware of the negative marking. Success lies in the ‘U’, the best reason to win.


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