Why our online IAS Coaching Model Works Better than others

How It Works?

Everthing you want to know about how UPSC Pathshala ensures your success

Some of your questions....Answered.


What is UPSC Pathshala?

UPSC Pathshala is India's largest online preparation platform for Civil Services. It provides complete support for the preparation at every stage of preparation.

Is it totally online?

The lecture delivery is totally online. Student is given pre-recorded excellent quality HD videos covering the entire syllabus. Along with that, there is a personal mentor provided to you to help solving your doubts and giving you a study plan.

Who is a mentor? Is he different from the teacher delivering the lectures?

Mentor is a teacher with significant experience in training aspirants for Civil Services. He will not be the teacher(s) delivering the lectures.



What will the mentor be doing?

Mentorship is a unique offering of UPSC Pathshala. Mentor will be giving the student a day by day study plan and thus, planning his/her study calendar. Apart from that, he/she will call the student twice in a week to evaluate the progress made and to resolve the doubts of the student.

What are the advantages of taking mentorship?

In a group, student tends to either waste time listening to others' doubts or feels to embarassed to ask anything. In a one to one mode, he/she feels more relaxed and encouraged to ask doubts. Also, the attention of the mentor is not divided by multiplicity of students.

Who are the people delivering lectures?

The people delivering lectures are some of India's best educators, belonging to IITs, Delhi University, Mumbai University. They, along with an advisory panel consisting of Civil Servants and academicians, have created the video lectures.



Why should I prefer online mode of preparation?

There are clear advantages of choosing online. It provides you with the time flexibility to study as per your convenience. It also ensures that there is no location constraint on you. Being in any city, you can get advantage of getting trained by the best trainers of India. There is also no limit on the number of times you can view the lectures unlike any offline coaching class.

Will you assist me in my optional too?

We only have 2 optionals available with us, Geography and Sociology. We will be able to prepare you in only these two optionals.

Will the course also cover the CSAT part too?

Yes. The course will cover the entire part of CSAT covered.



Will there be tests to evaluate my preparation?

Yes. There will be frequent tests, usually one every fortnight to assess your progress and preparation.

Do you train me in answer writing as well?

Yes. You will be provided detailed training in writing answers and essays suitable to UPSC in a detailed manner.

Will you take care of the compulsory language test as well?

Yes. We will conduct a diagnostic test to check your standard in Hindi and English. If you need help, it will be provided without any additional charges. No other regional language will be covered in this scheme.



Do I need to read books after watcing the videos?

The videos ave been made by refering to various sources. There is no need for you to read a lot of boos. However a few basic books are a must for building your foundation. The mandatory books that we recommend are given in the blog of booklist.

Will UPSC Pathshala provide any physical study material?

We at UPSC Pathshala do not provide any physical study material. We believe every student should prepare his own notes while watching the videos. These notes are evaluated and checked by our mentors. Apart from that we do provide online tests for the students for regular evaluation.



How will mentor be contacting me?

Mentor will be doing video calls or telephonic calls with you.

Can I schedule mentorship sessions at any time? Can I call the mentors any time?

No. Mentorship sessions will happen at a pre decided time only, which you can choose. Also, you should speak to mentors during the assigned time slots only.

Will the mentorship continue after prelims as well?

Yes. If you provide the proof of having cleared the prelims the mentorship will be automatically extended till Mains.



What help will I get for optionals?

We provide two optionals, Geography and Sociology. If you want to take some other optional, we might help you with the list of relevant books material you might require.

Will you take care of the compulsory language test as well?

Yes. We will conduct a diagnostic test to check your standard in Hindi and English. If you need help, it will be provided without any additional charges. No other regional language will be covered in this scheme.

How long will it take for me to complete the syllabus?

If you study by our methology by strictly following the plan and regularly doing your assignments, the entire syllabus can be completed in 10-12 months.