We invite you to look carefully at the annals of the exam questions that have fallen in the Sciences Po Network’s competitive exams.
Indeed, it is with practice and experience that you will be able to better understand the expectations of this very special and new test, the Contemporary Questions.
In order to help you, we present here a few typical questions that would be likely to fall during the exam. As a reminder, the question that fell in 2019, when the theme of secrecy was also on the syllabus, was: Can democratic institutions be based on secrecy?
After these explanations, here are our mock exam on the theme of Secrecy.
White topics: Secrecy
- Is it still possible to preserve secrecy today?
- Does secrecy allow citizens to protect themselves?
- Is transparency always the best option?
- Is it still possible to have a private life?
- Does the State need secrecy to survive?
- Is secrecy a public enemy?
→ Contemporary Issues Method
Mixed white questions Revolutions and Secrecy
- Does state secrecy prevent revolutions?
- Do revolutions escape the public?
- Are there such things as secret revolutions?
There is a dedicated article on our site on how to come up with an effective plan, which applies perfectly here. You can use these tips, or trust yourself. The important thing is to come up with something you can be proud of. It would be good to push your training to the point of finding the question that pinpoints the problem, which is, of course, different from the question. The question is the question, or area, that you will be working on; the question that pinpoints the problem is to highlight the underlying problem, that is to say, a question that is difficult to answer by organizing the material given by the topic. In the end, it will be more useful for you to do the exercise (outline and question that pinpoints the problem) on the other subjects, rather than developing all the points and all your knowledge on a single subject. We therefore advise you to deal with all the exam questions quickly, rather than with one subject at length.