It is one of the most scoring and static portion of all the four GS papers. If aspirants made good strategy-what, where and how to read contents related to syllabus in which books, magazines and newspapers, then answering questions
from this paper becomes easier.
The static portion in this paper, does not mean factual questions. Here to say that the syllabus never change with the current on-going events. In this paper opinionbased questions are asked, which are based on the static portion.
The third battle of Panipat was fought in 1761. Why were so many empireshaking
battles fought at Panipat? (GS Paper-1:2014)
Although this question is “Static” in its true sense, but it is not “factual”.
The aspirants will have to “think” in the exam hall about a variety of factors
for which Panipat was chosen for many battles. The factors were geographical
perspective, climatic, empire boundaries, etc.
So, while attempting GS-1, even though it is from static portion, one must not fail
to “think”. While reading the static portion, one must always ask the questions
“where”, “why” and “how”, more than “when” and “what”.
The General Studies Paper-1 includes History, Sociology, Geography and a
few topics related to Anthropology.
[Note: Aspirants must make the Mind Maps of syllabus for better preparation to
understand contents and questions asked in the exam.]