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Everything you want to know about how UPSC Pathshala ensures your success.

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UPSC Guru

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Mentors & Courses

No. The sooner you start the better it is. This course involves building your potential for a grilling UPSC preparation process. It is essential that you finish your preparation well in time to ensure proper revision cycles.

Don’t worry. The beginner section is meant for the people who find reading a challenging task. You will be given small assignments to read and then some questions based on that. You will also be taking up discussion sessions with your mentor and your buddy (study partner) on a weekly basis. We promise you will start liking reading in this manner.

No. This course is a complete course and caters to all the aspects of UPSC preparation. You will not be required to take up any other course after this.

Your sessions will be conducted through video chats. In the beginner stage, there will be two students in a class. At the later stages, the classes will be for one student at a time only.

No. Mentors have personal lives as well. It will be advisable to call them on the schedule only. If you need special attention to some topic, message, email the mentor and he/she will call you.

No. You must take either Sociology or Geography as an optional. These options are best suited for the plan we have created.

You will get consistent support in your revision in terms of on-demand mentorship, revision study plan, and test series, till your examination gets over.

After you enroll for the course, we will be dispatchin your pendrive which will contain all the videos. The pendrive is to give you offline access to the course. Along with that you will be provided with online access as well. You will also be receiving an orietation call from the mentor assigned to you.

The course will cover extensively all syllabus for both Prelims and Mains. Topics have been covered module wise keeping in mind the static content (conceptual understanding) and dynamic content (Current Affairs).

You will need to refer the basic booklist to create a foundation. However, the videos will suffice after that since our experts have referred to multiple sources while making the course. In case of any student wanting to read more, we can provide them with further bookslist

No, we at UPSC Pathshala do not provide notes or any physical material. This is to encourage you to make your own notes while watching the videos. You can share the same with the mentor who will assess them for you.

The videos have been compiled by referring many newspapers at a time. So you do not need to refer to newspaper completely if you are watching the videos. But we do recommend you read the editorials regularly.

We at UPSC Pathshala believe that constant assessment is the key to success in UPSC. Keeping this in mind we provide three point assessment of your preparation:

  • Checkpoint questions after every video to help check your understanding of the concept taught.
  • Modulewise tests at regular intervals to help track your progress.
  • Full length test for both Prelims and Mains for to help you get the feel of UPSC

You will be assigned a mentor, who will be the friend, philosopher and guide. He/she will hold your hand and push you towards the best possible preparation of UPSC exam. He/she will solve your doubts and make your preparation better and coherent.

"We have a very rigorous process of choosing the mentor. Our mentors are Ex- civil servants or people who have reached a certain stage in UPSC (At least interview stage). Majority of them are from top Universities like IITs, IIMs and from varied backgrounds like Engineering. Medicine, Humanities etc. The mentors are provided further training in terms of course content and guidance of students. This helps them guide the students well. We also monitor the mentor performance in various parameters.

UPSC Guru

UPSC Guru is your virtual mentor during your preparation for the UPSC exam. It is an app which will be a one stop solution to all your queries regarding the preparation, pattern and anything related to UPSC Exam.

Yes. UPSC Guru is free of cost.

Yes. There will be purchase options in the app.

Scholarships

Scholarship is awarded on merit cum means basis. It is for the deserving and sincere students who cannot afford the course due to financial constraints.

If you have done well previously, then yes, it will help you. But that doesn't mean that poor performance in UPSC will be a disadvantage for you.

Yes. If awarded an scholarship, you will have to provide your documents to us. Failure in doing so will lead to termination of your course.

Miscellaneous

Yes. A large section of students in the last few years have relied totally on online preparation methodology. It provides you the freedom of time and location and frees you from the need of moving to another city.

UPSC Pathshala was started in 2016. Within three years only, it has become the largets online learning platform for Civil Services.

No. UPSC Pathshala has no offline branch anywhere in India.

Yes. The enrolment procedure remains the same for you as well. Because of being online, it becomes an easy and best alternative for you to prepare.

The course has followed the NCERT books, which are followed in all CBSE schools in India and also in a number of state boards.

No. The course starts from class 6th.

For you, there is a separate course, called Foundation Course. Please explore that.

You can do that. For extension, you can get good discounts as well.

No problem. Just let us know and we will make sure that your classes are scheduled only after your exams are over.

Yes.Please write to us at [email protected] and we will get in touch with you for your requirements.

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