Hello, respected members here.
I am making this thread to get inputs from experienced people who have qualified prelims in last two attempts.
Paper pattern has changed a lot after 2014, thanks to anti csat lobby and has become very dynamic with time. I have qualified prelims once but in last two attempts I have seen well-prepared people failing in prelims either by a margin or by 2-3 simple but yet 'controversial' questions. Also, I have seen few who are not serious players but does go through it and some even don't appear in mains stage(one of my school senior did this and I am sure through what I have heard that there are many). I am not bothered about this but the issue around it which is:
What is actually making Prelims so tough these years? What does actually commission is demanding from aspirants? What should be the strategy according to it? How should one review test series performance? How to improve accuracy? How to deal with controversial statement questions? How should one prepare notes for static subjects and current affairs? There are some persons here who score above 130 in test series, can you please sir/madam, share how we can improve our performance? How should revision be done?
Apart from this, people who have failed prelims, please participate and tell what goes wrong in prelims? Which things one should avoid saving oneself from getting failed?