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How To prepare for HAS Prelims Exam

Paper I and Paper II comprises the HPAS Preliminary examination. Paper I is objective in nature, where an aspirant marks the correct answer from the provided list of options, whereas Paper II includes Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning and English . As a result, an aspirant must plan his or her prelims preparation in advance so that when the time comes, he or she is fully prepared. Thus, prelims preparation should be pertinent to the exam’s requirements. For better preparation, you can also join our reputed- HAS coaching institute in Shimla.

HPAS Prelims Exam

  • HPAS Preliminary exam has two papers namely Paper I and Paper II. The questions have multiple choice answers further which a candidate has to choose the correct option.
  • Paper I: General Studies (consists 100 questions of 200 marks)
  • Paper II: Aptitude Test (consists 100 questions of 200 marks). Paper II is qualifying in nature and        requires minimum 33% marks.
  • Candidates qualifying Preliminary have to appear for Mains

Here are a few pointers to help an aspirant devise a strategy for Prelims

  • Prepare a Plan – Firstly an aspirant should devise a plan a few months before the exam as to how he should frame the schedule, and timetable and put aside the hours for the respective subjects.
  • Time Table – Time table should be made accordingly where proper time is allotted to the syllabus and subjects for prelims.
  • Syllabus Coverage – Preliminary preparation should start with allocating the syllabus for the exam. Selection of right syllabus may take time but it is worth it to create a distinction between what’s necessary and what isn’t.
  • Revision of HP GK – Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge carries weightage in prelims exam so aspirants should revise it rigorously.
  • Current Affairs for past 1 Year – Current Affairs include topics from Economy, Polity, International Relations, Government policies, Science, and Technology. Topics discussed in Current affairs are also important for mains GS exams.
  • CSAT Practice – CSAT is qualifying in nature but many candidates due to their laggard attitude postpone it for the final weeks thinking they will cover it on time, as a result, it backfires which further hampers the chances for qualification. So make sure to put the regular practice in CSAT.
  • Mock Tests / Test Series – Mocks are a great way of revising and checking one’s preparation. Test series helps in managing the allotted time for the questions provided. JOKTA ACADEMY SHIMLA has always stayed ahead of time and prepared the best content on Test Series for HAS Prelims and Mains.