Important Notice: For the student purchasing the book after the Mains 2023 exam, you will receive a free update to the book when published. (Including 2023 questions.)
PSIR PYQ Topic Wise Analysis
Analysis of previous question papers shows that around 90% of questions are asked from just 75% of the syllabus. Given the optional nature of questions, this percentage can go even higher.
The graph below illustrates how the marks in PSIR optional paper are distributed amongst the 40 topics from both the papers.
As you can see, the marks are not evenly distributed among all the topics. Thus, it is prudent to prioritize areas in our preparation and study accordingly.
Salient Features of the PSIR PYQ Book
PSIR PYQ Topic Wise Questions
The book contains PSIR previous year questions from 1995-2022, classified into various topics and subtopics. The classification is strictly in accordance with the official UPSC syllabus. Thus ensuring clarity in preparation.
PSIR PYQ Topic Wise Weightage Analysis
Along with the classification of PSIR PYQs, the book also contains the topic-wise weightage analysis of PYQs. This ensures that you are able to understand the relative importance of each of the topics in the syllabus and devote your time accordingly.
The book contains graphs to illustrate this topic-wise weightage analysis. Below is a sample graph for PSIR 1A.
PSIR PYQ Year Wise Papers
Along with topic-wise classification of PYQs, the book also contains year-wise PSIR papers from 1995-2022. This will help you understand changing pattern of the UPSC exam over time and also the nature of complete question paper in the actual exam.
Plenty of Practice Questions
With more than 1100 questions across all the topics, covering last 28 years, this will ensure that you have plenty of practice questions when it comes to preparation. It has been the observation that since PSIR is largely static, a lot of questions do repeat in one form or another. Thus, practicing the answer writing to PYQs will ensure that you are at your best for the exam.
PSIR PYQ Book - Other Formats
The book is also available on Kindle and in Hard copy format on Amazon. If that interests you, please check below.
PSIR PYQ Book - Download Sample PDF
If some of the things about the book are still unclear, please download the sample PDF and have a look. The pdf contains a few pages from both sections of the book i.e. PSIR PYQ Topics Wise Questions & PSIR PYQ Year Wise Question Papers