UPSC IAS PRELIMS TEST SERIES PROGRAM – 2023
Gaining confidence and success in the forthcoming Prelims Examination
THEME: Confidence, Command and Execution QUALITY: As per UPSC Standards
The UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination for 2023 is scheduled on 28th May, 2023. The journey of gaining confidence and success in the forthcoming Prelims Examinations commences with SHIELD IAS PRELIMS TEST PRACTICE SERIES – 2023 program.
The Goal of PTPS – 2023 is to provide:
- Optimum number of confidence building tests
- Increase range of practice from MCQs on Thematic concepts to command on Current Affairs
- Coverage of tests from Preparatory, to Thematic and then Advanced levels
- Full Length Tests ( to be taken as Final tests before the real test i.e. actual examination)
- Provide one-stop solution for Prelims Tests preparation.
COMPONENTS OF PTPS-2023
COMPONENT 1- TESTS
|Total number of tests: 24|
|Number of MCQs: 2340|
|Answer keys and explanations|
COMPONENT 2- RAPID REVISION BOOKS (RRBs)
NUMBER OF BOOKS: 8
In the final stages of preparation before the examination, students usually search for a complete revision material which can address their needs in the final preparation for the examination. In this regard, Rapid Revision Books from SHIELD IAS provide right impetus for sound revision.
Hence, once done with basic revision of your class notes and standard books, the best way forward for final round of revision is through Rapid Revision Books.
Rapid Revision Books are the series of eight booklets covering the most important scoring portions of the General Studies (Preliminary) examination to provide confidence boosting edge in the final preparation.
The books take care of basic knowledge of subjects, facts, filtered current affairs and sound mix of relational understanding.
The overall emphasis is on making students confident and mentally relaxed before the examination
Highlights of Rapid Revision Books
- Curation of content as per relevance with the coming examination.
- Covers finer and basic revision points.
- Covers relevant current affairs.
- Easy to understand.
- Optimum coverage within minimum pages.
RAPID REVISION BOOKS- BOOK TITLES
BOOK 1: History 1- Ancient, Medieval, Art & Culture
BOOK 2: History 2- Modern India
BOOK 3: Indian Polity and Governance
BOOK 4: Economy and Social Development
BOOK 5: Geography and Environment
BOOK 6: Science and Technology
BOOK 7: Important Govt. Schemes
BOOK 8: International Affairs
TIMELINES: The Rapid Revision Books will be released in January and February, 2023.
The examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks and 2 hours duration each.
- General Studies Paper I
- General Studies Paper II
- Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and each will be of two hours duration.
- The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
- The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
- Paper I:
- Current events of national and international importance;
- History of India and Indian National Movement;
- Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World;
- Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc;
- Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc;
- General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization;
- General Science.
- Paper II:
- Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
- Logical reasoning and analytical ability;
- Decision making and problem solving;
- General mental ability;
- Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level).
Note: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.