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Sudhanshu sir will be with you on Habitat at 8:30 pm for the discussion. Till then read about the golden hours and how to utilize them.
Attempting a test is not a one-off activity. By attempting a test you have opened a loop which you have to close subsequently. Else, it’s of no use and your 2 hours’ worth of effort will go in vain.
The first eight hours after any test are ‘golden hours’.
All the questions and the options that were bothering you are still fresh in your mind, some might still be bothering you after the test. It is essential for you to use these hours for paper analysis and dissection. Whatever insights, learnings, and correction that you are going to make within this golden hour, is going to stay with you for a really long time.
I am sure most of you can relate to this and have experienced it when you get a particular question wrong in a test and after realizing how silly of you was to get it wrong, your brain makes a promise to you – “Never ever am I going to repeat such a mistake or get this (or such kind of) question wrong…” and like that.
So, to utilise these golden hours I have a request for those who have attempted and submitted the test, please do this:
- Check your registered email’s inbox and find the questions paper + solution.
- Sit with the paper for at least 2 hours.
- Go through all the questions (correct as well), analyze all the options. Refer to the books and notes if required
- Recollect and if possible note down why you marked some question in a particular way (right and wrong or why you left a particular question)
- Make a summary of the insights about the question paper. (Share the list on Habitat group with us (click for link))
Complete the motion, close the loop of the test process now.
Sudhanshu sir will join us at 8:30 pm for the assessment of this paper and the situation.
Those yet to attempt the test do it now. Instructions and links are given below.
Where to register and attempt the test?
- Register and attempt the Decimate Prelims open tests here
- You’ll receive links in your email inbox.
- The first test will go live at 10 am on 17th Jan 2021 (on the same link as given in point 1).
You can also attempt the test here:
- Log in with your username and password
- Go to learn tab
- Find the decimate prelims open test there.
Join us on this (click) Habitat group for the discussions and for doubts. We’ll discuss on how to proceed from there.
What is Decimate Prelims 2021?
It is a holistically designed crash course for the UPSC IAS prelims exam. To make it more efficient and outcome-oriented we’ve integrated it with Habitat.
Decimate Prelims 2021 @ Habitat is a three-phased program that ensures full coverage of current affairs syllabus, related static parts, tests, intensive discussions, and revision.
We’re going more intensive and comprehensive to make sure that you comfortably go beyond 130+ marks and literally decimate prelims.
UPSC is evolving, are you? Bury the old ways of IAS Prelims preparation.
How daily Habitat classes will be held?
Since we’re going to be comprehensive and effective, we’ve planned Habitat classes twice a day (2+2 hrs/day) as per a schedule.
Forenoon session: 10am – 12:30pm
You’ll be provided with the base notes and reading material beforehand. In the Habitat class the focus will be on:
- Explanation and conceptual clarity.
- Making linkages with static part.
- Relevance of the topic or its components for the prelims exam.
- The kind of questions that could be asked from a particular topic.
- Things you need to focus on and the things you can avoid.
You’ll get a video summary lecture of this discussion covering the most important and relevant aspects of the topic.
Evening session: 7pm – 9pm
In the second session, we’ll be focussing on the application and utilization of the information part:
- Doubts resolution
- Daily mini-tests (MCQs) based on day’s discussions
- Explanation, discussion, and Tikdams
- Revision of the day’s topics
After this session, you’ll be provided with the PDFs of mini-tests, notes for the next session, and reference material (if required).
Habitat sessions will continue till Prelims 2021 in the next two phases as well.
Decimate Prelims 2021 progression
Phase 1: Course coverage- 7 weeks
In the first 50 days, we are going to cover 2+ yrs current affairs, associated static topics, and prelims worthy issues. These will be covered in 4+ hours daily classes on Habitat.
1. Notes and Habitat video lectures
Crisp but comprehensive notes are going to cover these current affairs on a preliminary level. These will be followed by discussion sessions on Habitat.
2. Daily Habitat classes
Habitat classes will be conducted by the subject-specific mentors twice a day. Here in the first session, you’ll be having an in-depth discussion and analysis of the scheduled topics. Why a particular topic is important and how it could be asked in prelims will be discussed. In the second session of Habitat class, you’ll be attempting MCQs, resolving doubts, and revising.
By the end of the discussion, you will be provided with video summary lectures, MCQs, mindmaps, and reference material, etc.
Phase 2: Tests and Assessment, Discussion, Tikdams- Till May
In the second phase of Decimate Prelims 2021, we’re going to focus on the application of information; testing and evaluation; doubts resolution and course correction; and learning smart ways of attempting the paper through Tikdams sessions.
1. Test series and discussions
Since learning must be accompanied by regular assessment, Decimate Prelims includes 8 Full-Length tests, 10 Current affairs tests, and 4 CSAT tests. These are high-quality tests covering the most relevant issues for IAS prelims 2021.
Tests will be followed by discussion and analysis on Habitat will help in finding out the mistakes you are committing to and how to address them in a most effective manner.
2. Tikdams and Score boosting sessions
We’ve perfected Tikdams or the art of intelligent elimination. It has the potential of raising your score by 30 marks or more. Score boosting sessions, in this phase, will prepare you and enhance your ability to perform under pressure (& lack of information).
3. Revision and discussion
We’re going to have scheduled revision and doubt resolution sessions on Habitat. These 4+hrs sessions will ensure thorough coverage of the IAS Prelims syllabus.
Phase 3: Probable questions discussion, intensive revision – till prelims
We’ll be providing 300+ most probable topics to you and will be having a discussion session on Habitat around these topics.
Moreover, intensive revision based on listicles, reports, and important topics will continue till your prelims.
Mentorship is an important component of Decimate Prelims 2021. It is essential for guiding your preparation towards the most effective path so that you can make the most out of this program.
On Habitat, you will get mentorship by subject-specific mentors and teachers. You can reach out to them whenever you want and get your doubts resolved as soon as you get them.
Notes and study material
As mentioned above high-quality PDF notes of current affairs, daily MCQs, discussion summaries, etc. are going to be provided. You’ll also be getting an annual subscription to Civils Digest, our monthly magazine.
Other reference material, listicles, etc. will be provided as and when required.
- Daily Habitat classes: 4+ hrs
- Comprehensive Current Affairs coverage
- 2+ years Prelims worth issues and topics
- CA associated static topics
- Video lectures/summaries.
- Exclusive membership to Habitat group
- Test series with doubt resolution discussions
- 8 Full-Length Tests
- 10 Current Affairs Tests
- 4 CSAT
- Connect with subject-specific mentors on Habitat
- Score Booster sessions (Tikdams)
- Habitat sessions in the second phase
- Video summary lectures
- Notes and study material
- High-quality current affairs notes (PDF)
- Daily discussion summaries, mindmaps, and MCQs
- Civils Digest: Monthly magazine