(Getting Started) All About the IAS Online Test Series: Why Should I Take it?

All About the Online Test Series: Why Should I Take it?

The Civil Services market, of today, is brimming with the options of Online Test Series, for IAS Prelims. However, one often wonders, why should one take such tests. The value of online series might seem to be lesser than the real-time OMR sheet-based Mock tests. However, the use and role of the Online test series needs to be considered, in the light of the tight schedules and time limitations of a UPSC aspirant. Thus, IASEXAMPORTAL presents an analysis of the significance of the Online Test Series, for an IAS aspirant.

As a part of our drive to help the budding aspirants, the IASEXAMPORTAL has made an attempt to provide an objective analysis of the value of online test series for a UPSC aspirant. Thus, lets deal with the merits and demerits of the same:

The main advantages of the Online test series for the IAS Prelims are:

Merits of Online Tests
  1. Convenient test, according to your time schedule;
  2. Try Free Demo Test. Before actually giving Exams.
  3. Instant Answers, with explanation;
  4. Immediate All India Ranking; with Performance Reports.
  5. Time-Saving;
  6. Convenient for Candidates living in Rural/Remote Areas;
  7. Take the Test anywhere, anytime- Saves you Money and Time.
  8. Cost, of course, is far lesser.

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On the other hand, there might be certain demerits of the online tests for the mainstream students. For instance, some candidates argue that the online tests are conducted in an unreal/virtual environment, which does not create a feeling of the real exam; Also, some object to the absence of any OMR sheet, which itself it a difficult task for some, as the online tests does not give the candidate enough practice in handling the OMR sheets. Online tests might also be a difficult for the aspirants belonging to areas with no internet coverage. However, IASEXAMPORTAL also provides the facility of postal test series to the candidates belonging to such areas. The above mentioned demerits might be valid, but the significance of the Online test series is only realized by a serious candidate, who cannot afford to spend a whole day, running to the exam centre and adjusting his time, according to the exam schedules.

The Online Strategy

A serious candidate for the IAS exam should not take any test lightly. Thus, before sitting for the exam, make sure that you are prepared. Do not take the tests, if you are not prepared. The online test series have been crafted for your convenience. Thus, take these as an opportunity to save your time and effort.

Today, a number of institutes are offering their Online Test Series. However, an aspirant finds it difficult to bear the expensive costs to take those examinations. Thus, the IASEXAMPORTAL has come up with a pocket-friendly online test series, for the civil services aspirants. These tests have been carefully made, in accordance with the latest trends of IAS Prelims. Further, the candidate can take the tests, and get immediate answers and explanations, while also getting their All India Ranking. Also, to help the aspirants living in areas with no internet access, IASEXAMPORTAL has decided to provide the facility of postal test series, on special request. Take demo test.

Our Online Test Series has been made to serve the interest of the aspirants, who are not able to follow the strict schedules of the offline tests. This step is also guided by a concern for the working professionals and the far flung students, who are not able to visit the test centers frequently. Thus, you can easily log into our site and take these tests, as per your convenience. We would be more than happy to provide the appropriate guidance and support to you.

Value of All India Ranking (AIR)

The concept of AIR is a new one. However, not every candidate realize the value of All India Ranking, in evaluating their performance. So, we present the significance and value of the AIR, in examining the performance of the candidates, and using them in self-evaluation.

All India Ranking is a mechanism which provides a candidate with his all-India ranking, for a test. This is important for the candidate in evaluating his standing in the competition. It is important to understand that the level of competition, in the IAS Prelims, is immense. Around 3,50,000+ students take the prelims every year. Out of this giant number, only a few are able to make up to the next stage of the exam.

For instance, for the 2010 Prelims examination, about 2,69,000+ aspirants took the prelims examination. From this huge number, only about 11,865 could sit for the Mains. This indicates the competition for the exam.

In this context, it should be helpful to know about one's standing in the competition. The All India Ranking helps a candidate to know about his standing in the competition. Since the actual level of marks does not decide one's standing, it is important to secure one's place in the cut-offs. For instance, while the cut-offs for the years 2010-2012 have been hovering around 200-215 marks, the level of cut-off reached to 225-230 for the year 2013. Due to this, many of the candidates, who prepared to secure their seats in the Mains, could not qualify. This created a lot of hue and cry in the civil services market.

Thus, the AIR system helps you to know about your standing in the competition. For instance, if the total number of candidates taking the Online Test Series is 5000, an AIR of about 200-300 would land you in a good place. This would be very helpful in your preparations. Based upon your percentile score in the test series, you can adapt your preparations appropriately.

For any further query and confusion, you can always contact the IASEXAMPORTAL.


We wish all the Candidates, All the Best for your Exams!!


GS Foundation Course (PT+ MAINS) for IAS EXAM

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