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Learn the secret of scoring 430+ in GS mains | From Civilsdailys Rankers in top 100 |

TARGET MAINS 2021

MAINS PROGRAM STARTING FROM 24th OCTOBER 2021


Here is the list of Mains programs available:

1. Mains Guidance Plus 2021

Mains Guidance Plus is a wholesome package for UPSC Aspirants. The aim behind this program is not just to provide students with Model tests, but to cover multiple needs of students. From Mentorship to current affairs, the program has all the necessary elements needed for mains 2021.

PROGRAM INCLUSION:

  • 8 sectional tests
  • 12 Full-length tests
  • One on One Mentorship
  • Quality Enrichment Program Notes

2. Mains Super 50 2021

Mains Super 50 is a program apt for those aspirants whose focus lies on clearing Mains 2021. Those Students who have been practicing some answer writing and want to directly start with FLTs should opt for this. This program also has complete mentorship support.

PROGRAM INCLUSION:

  • 12 Full-length tests
  • One on One Mentorship
  • Weekly Zoom Call with Sukanya Ma’am

3. Mains Guidance Mini 2021

Mentorship is a forte of Civilsdaily and once you experience it, you will believe it. Mains Guidance Mini is a program focused on mentorship-based improvement. You can appear in any Test series, we will provide you the mentorship on that paper.

PROGRAM INCLUSION:

  • 10 Test Discussions
  • One on One Mentorship

TOPPER COPIES 2020

Download and read how their answers improved after guidance from our mentors.

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22nd October 2021| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1    Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism and secularism

GS-2    Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora.

GS-3    Security Challenges and their Management in Border Areas – Linkages of Organized Crime with Terrorism.

GS-4    Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.

Questions:

Question 1)

 

Q.1 Highlight the impact of drug addiction on individuals, families and society. In this context, discuss the approach adopted by National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction. (10 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 In the last couple of years, India’s assistance to other developing countries has multiplied several times. but quality project delivery is yet to become the country’s USP. Enhancing the efficacy of India’s development cooperation endeavours has been a challenging issue for the past several decades. In light of this, examine the nature of India’s developmental cooperation and suggest the measure for proficient delivery of outcomes. (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 Recently, the Union home ministry’s order to extend the jurisdiction of the Border Security Forces (BSF) has caused the protest. Examine the factors that led to extending of jurisdiction and its implications. Also, suggest alternatives. (15 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 The nature of a business’s operations has a major influence on the ethical issues with which it must contend. Giving examples, discuss how business ethics is crucial in today’s world. (10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  October is uploaded on 11th October then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th October is uploaded on 13th October, then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

For the philosophy of AWE and payment: 

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Unherd Shorts: Civilsdaily Mentorship Program: Toppers Testimonials

How Civilsdaily Mentorship helped AIR 65 Pranav Vijayvergiya || Unherd Shorts | Civilsdaily Mentorship Program: Toppers Testimonials (Link Inside)

Talk to Pranav’s UPSC Mentors- https://bit.ly/Free_One_to_One_Mentorship

Check out Pranav’s excerpt on how he cleared UPSC 2020:- https://youtu.be/DWQ9OJ9ACaU

Pranav, a name until now very common is now different. Little did he know that on 25th September evening, he will be set free. Free from years of academic hard work, mentally strenuous sessions and sacrifices. Now he is delighted. He’s IIT Bombay mechanical engineer graduate and yet he failed 2 prelims. Most folks will move on after 2 failures. Waiting for the 3rd is just too painful, but he remained hooked to the goal he had envisioned.

Perhaps he now knows that life has offered him a vantage wherefrom he can reflect and design for what he wants to do. He is now the Republic of India’s collector. The famous position most of us started out aiming for. The search for an ultimate job ends, at least for now.

We, at Civilsdaily IAS family, are equally thrilled and overjoyed. We wish Pranav Vijayvergiya, all the very best. This turn around which he has experienced in his life, may he reflect upon the society.

Guys, let’s hear more from Pranav himself and try to learn what a common aspirant learns in this quest to cross the threshold.

Heartiest congratulations to Pranav Vijayvergiya
AIR 65
UPSC Civil Services 2020

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How to write the Perfect Essay for Mains? || Free Webinar by Arpit Sir || Limited slots available

The Essay Paper in Mains makes or breaks your dream of becoming an IAS officer. Do you know a well-structured essay uplifts your rank by more than a 100 notches?

While the performance of students is more or less the same in GS papers (especially 1,2,3), but in the case of essay the variation of marks is rather huge (in 60s to 160). Yes, a single Essay paper can create a gulf of 100 marks. 

If you have not yet started writing essays or if you’re confused on how to write quality answers within a short duration, then this webinar is for you!

Open to All, Attend the Webinar Essay FLT.

The orientation session is about learning the basics of essay writing. We welcome all the sincere and serious aspirants who understand the value of scoring 120+ in the essay paper. This is the only paper where mere management of time and thoughts will fetch you marks more than any other paper. 

Who must join the webinar?

  • One who is attempting Mains in 2021.
  • One who is going to attempt Prelims 2022.
  • Anyone who has a basic understanding of the UPSC syllabus.

What can you learn from this webinar?

1. Right sources to prepare Essay Paper for Mains. Is just reading GS Subjects and Current Affairs enough for Essay Paper?

2. Understanding the type of questions asked. What are the 8 broad themes of essay?

3. Brainstorming the topic before writing. What are the 10 parameters by which your essay will be evaluated?

4. Organising your thoughts into paragraphs. How to write 1200 words and maintain the flow with well linked paragraphs?

5. Framing the correct thesis statement. How to sound persuasive yet logical?

6. Different types of introduction you can write for your essay. What kind of anecdotes work and how to remember them?

7. Developing balanced main body arguments. How to be less biased with an interdisciplinary approach?

8. Concluding the essay perfectly. How can you score additional marks over here?

Arpit Sir will also hold a Q&A Session where beginners and veterans can clarify their doubts.

So attend this webinar and start the very first step of essay writing in the right direction!

Webinar Details

Date – 22nd October 2021(Friday)

Time – 4:00PM-5:00PM

About Arpit Sir

Arpit Sir has the experience of attending all the stages of UPSC CSE – prelims, mains and interview. He has been mentoring aspirants for the last 8 years. According to him, enjoying the process of preparation will prevent the fear of the end result.

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Unherd Shorts: Civilsdaily Mentorship Program: Toppers Testimonials

How Civilsdaily Mentorship Program helped UPSC 2020 AIR 148 Ponmani N || Unherd Shorts || Civilsdaily Mentorship Program: Toppers Testimonials (Link Inside)

Talk to Ponmani’s UPSC Mentors:- https://bit.ly/Connect_with_Ponmani_Mentors

Check our Ponmani’s excerpt on how she cleared UPSC 2020:-

Starting preparations during her college days, Ponmani was an out and out performer. Being a tech graduate, her love for administrative services was organic. Her affinity for social studies and associated areas only gained ascendency progressively. She forayed into creative writing and it turned out to be a force multiplier. Her Mentorship Program at Civilsdaily helped her find the balance between writing, timing, content and speed. Follow the complete video for her winning experience.

Heartiest congratulations to Ponmani N

AIR 148

UPSC Civil Services 2020

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How to write the Perfect Essay for Mains? || Free Webinar by Arpit Sir || Limited slots available

The Essay Paper in Mains makes or breaks your dream of becoming an IAS officer. Do you know a well-structured essay uplifts your rank by more than a 100 notches?

While the performance of students is more or less the same in GS papers (especially 1,2,3), but in the case of essay the variation of marks is rather huge (in 60s to 160). Yes, a single Essay paper can create a gulf of 100 marks. 

If you have not yet started writing essays or if you’re confused on how to write quality answers within a short duration, then this webinar is for you!

Open to All, Attend the Webinar Essay FLT.

The orientation session is about learning the basics of essay writing. We welcome all the sincere and serious aspirants who understand the value of scoring 120+ in the essay paper. This is the only paper where mere management of time and thoughts will fetch you marks more than any other paper. 

Who must join the webinar?

  • One who is attempting Mains in 2021.
  • One who is going to attempt Prelims 2022.
  • Anyone who has a basic understanding of the UPSC syllabus.

What can you learn from this webinar?

1. Right sources to prepare Essay Paper for Mains. Is just reading GS Subjects and Current Affairs enough for Essay Paper?

2. Understanding the type of questions asked. What are the 8 broad themes of essay?

3. Brainstorming the topic before writing. What are the 10 parameters by which your essay will be evaluated?

4. Organising your thoughts into paragraphs. How to maintain the flow and write 1200 words with well linked paragraphs?

5. Framing the correct thesis statement. How to sound persuasive yet logical?

6. Different types of introduction you can write for your essay. What kind of anecdotes work and how to remember them?

7. Developing balanced main body arguments. How to be less biased with an interdisciplinary approach?

8. Concluding the essay perfectly. How can you score additional marks over here?

Arpit Sir will also hold a Q&A Session where beginners and veterans can clarify their doubts.

So attend this webinar and start the very first step of essay writing in the right direction!

Webinar Details

Date – 22nd October 2021(Friday)

Time – 4:00PM-5:00PM

About Arpit Sir

Arpit Sir has the experience of attending all the stages of UPSC CSE – prelims, mains and interview. He has been mentoring aspirants for the last 8 years. According to him, enjoying the process of preparation will prevent the fear of the end result.

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Daily AWE

21st October 2021| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1    Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism and secularism

GS-2   Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

GS-3    Science and Technology- Developments and their Applications and Effects in Everyday Life.

GS-4    Case Studies

Questions:

Question 1)

 

Q.1 In India, geography, identity and a sense of deprivation have historically combined to drive regionalism. Elaborate. (15 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 In terms of partnerships, India does not figure very prominently in the recently released “EU strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific”. In the context of this, examine the strategy and its implications for India. (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 Explain the types of technologies and their advantages used in the manufacturing of solar cells. (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 You come across a report in the newspaper wherein during the drive undertaken by a Municipality to demolish dilapidated buildings one of the government servants has been assaulted publicly by the local MLA. The MLA belongs to the ruling party in the state. The MLA has blamed the official for taking bribes to illegally demolish houses, which are in good condition in the pretext of the drive to demolish dilapidated buildings. The MLA has claimed that few families were living in the houses and that the demolition drive was at the behest of some vested interests to grab the land. (a) What are the issues involved in the case in your opinion? (b) What are the options available in your view with the relevant actors to redress their concerns? (20 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  October is uploaded on 11th October then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th October is uploaded on 13th October, then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

For the philosophy of AWE and payment: 

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UPSC Prelims-2021 || Topic wise Micro analysis & Cutoff || by Santosh Gupta

Have you appeared Prelims-2021 and worried about the results? Santosh Gupta Sir does a hard hitting analysis of topics and subtopics by dissecting the entire paper. It will not only help you understand the mind of UPSC but also help you to be ready for the 2022 prelims.

He will also be mentoring 2022 aspirants through his mentorship program #Smash Prelims-2022.

Fill the google form here to get a call from mentor to help your issues here:-

https://forms.gle/hUeBLuLD89MvCA4X6

For any further details about his mentorship, reach out to him: 88829 14738

He has mentored 25 students for prelims-2021 under Super-25 program out of 15 aspirants are scoring above 95 and expected to qualify for Mains.


About Santosh Gupta sir:-
Santosh Gupta sir has scored above 140 twice in UPSC prelims and always 120 plus in all 6 attempts. He wrote all 6 mains and appeared for Interviews 3 times. He has qualified UPSC EPFO and BPSC 56-59th also.

He has been teaching and mentoring UPSC aspirants for the last 5 years with tremendous interest in environment and ecology and Polity.

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How to write the Perfect Essay for Mains? || Register for Free Webinar by Arpit Sir || Limited slots available

The Essay Paper in Mains makes or breaks your dream of becoming an IAS officer. Do you know a well-structured essay uplifts your rank by more than a 100 notches?

While the performance of students is more or less the same in GS papers (especially 1,2,3), but in the case of essay the variation of marks is rather huge (in 60s to 160). Yes, a single Essay paper can create a gulf of 100 marks. 

If you have not yet started writing essays or if you’re confused on how to write quality answers within a short duration, then this webinar is for you!

Open to All, Attend the Webinar Essay FLT.

The orientation session is about learning the basics of essay writing. We welcome all the sincere and serious aspirants who understand the value of scoring 120+ in the essay paper. This is the only paper where mere management of time and thoughts will fetch you marks more than any other paper. 

Who must join the webinar?

  • One who is attempting Mains in 2021.
  • One who is going to attempt Prelims 2022.
  • Anyone who has a basic understanding of the UPSC syllabus.

What can you learn from this webinar?

1. Right sources to prepare Essay Paper for Mains. Is just reading GS Subjects and Current Affairs enough for Essay Paper?

2. Understanding the type of questions asked. What are the 8 broad themes of essay?

3. Brainstorming the topic before writing. What are the 10 parameters by which your essay will be evaluated?

4. Organising your thoughts into paragraphs. How to divide the 1200 word essay into well-structured paragraphs?

5. Framing the correct thesis statement. How to sound persuasive yet logical?

6. Different types of introduction you can write for your essay. What kind of anecdotes work?

7. Developing balanced main body arguments. How to be less biased with an interdisciplinary approach?

8. Concluding the essay perfectly. How can you score additional marks over here?

Arpit Sir will also hold a Q&A Session where beginners and veterans can clarify their doubts.

So attend this webinar and start the very first step of essay writing in the right direction!

Webinar Details

Date – 22nd October 2021(Friday)

Time – 4:00PM-5:00PM

About Arpit Sir

Arpit Sir has the experience of attending all the stages of UPSC CSE – prelims, mains and interview. He has been mentoring aspirants for the last 8 years. According to him, enjoying the process of preparation will prevent the fear of the end result.

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Daily AWE

20th October 2021| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1    Urbanization, their problems and their remedies

GS-2   Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora.

GS-3   Issues related to Direct and Indirect Farm Subsidies and Minimum Support Prices; Public Distribution System – Objectives, Functioning, Limitations, Revamping; Issues of Buffer Stocks and Food Security; Technology Missions; Economics of Animal-Rearing.

GS-4    Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance

Questions:

Question 1)

 

Q.1 A dispersed pattern of urbanisation leads to sprawl with associated problems. In this context, discuss how India should manage the inevitable process of urban growth going into the future. (10 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 What are the challenges facing India’s foreign policy and suggest the changes to make it conducive to finding a path to power for India in the post-pandemic world. (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 What is the significance of livestock farming in India? Examine the impact the revised version of the Rashtriya Gokul Mission and National Livestock Mission (NLM) will have on entrepreneurship development and breed improvement. (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 While the Right to Information Act is considered path breaking in promoting transparency and accountability, discuss why some argue that it has not been able to fully achieve its objectives. (10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  October is uploaded on 11th October then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th October is uploaded on 13th October, then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

For the philosophy of AWE and payment: 

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Announcements

How to write the Perfect Essay for Mains? || Register for Free Webinar by Arpit Sir || Limited slots available

The Essay Paper in Mains makes or breaks your dream of becoming an IAS officer. Do you know a well-structured essay uplifts your rank by more than a 100 notches?

While the performance of students is more or less the same in GS papers (especially 1,2,3), but in the case of essay the variation of marks is rather huge (in 60s to 160). Yes, a single Essay paper can create a gulf of 100 marks. 

If you have not yet started writing essays or if you’re confused on how to write quality answers within a short duration, then this webinar is for you!

Open to All, Attend the Webinar Essay FLT.

The orientation session is about learning the basics of essay writing. We welcome all the sincere and serious aspirants who understand the value of scoring 120+ in the essay paper. This is the only paper where mere management of time and thoughts will fetch you marks more than any other paper. 

Who must join the webinar?

  • One who is attempting Mains in 2021.
  • One who is going to attempt Prelims 2022.
  • Anyone who has a basic understanding of the UPSC syllabus.

What can you learn from this webinar?

1. Right sources to prepare Essay Paper for Mains. Is just reading GS Subjects and Current Affairs enough for Essay Paper?

2. Understanding the type of questions asked. What are the 8 broad themes of essay?

3. Brainstorming the topic before writing. What are the 10 parameters by which your essay will be evaluated?

4. Organising your thoughts into paragraphs. How to divide the 1200 word essay into well-structured paragraphs?

5. Framing the correct thesis statement. How to sound persuasive yet logical?

6. Different types of introduction you can write for your essay. What kind of anecdotes work?

7. Developing balanced main body arguments. How to be less biased with an interdisciplinary approach?

8. Concluding the essay perfectly. How can you score additional marks over here?

Arpit Sir will also hold a Q&A Session where beginners and veterans can clarify their doubts.

So attend this webinar and start the very first step of essay writing in the right direction!

Webinar Details

Date – 22nd October 2021(Friday)

Time – 4:00PM-5:00PM

About Arpit Sir

Arpit Sir has the experience of attending all the stages of UPSC CSE – prelims, mains and interview. He has been mentoring aspirants for the last 8 years. According to him, enjoying the process of preparation will prevent the fear of the end result.

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Not clearing prelims is tough BUT don’t let that stop you from chasing your dream

Prelims is the most brutal stage of the UPSC Examination. Lakhs of students out of the race in one go. Lakhs of dreams shattered in one go!!

Not clearing prelims can be tough. A whole one year of preparation suddenly seems like a waste. The worst is when you start questioning your own capability – What good I am when I could not clear even the first stage of the UPSC exam? Should I start considering option B? What am I doing wrong?……

STOP Get out of this Loop FAST
Questioning your abilities is never the solution to any problem, let alone not clearing prelims. Even ranker holders like Swati Sharma AIR 17(2019) consider Prelims to be scary because let’s face it – it is a dicey game.


So, don’t get into this philosophical loop like what will I do with my life now that I have failed prelims. “Just buckle up, and deal with it. Prepare harder and prepare better”. Seems like tough love advice but we are here to help you out.

Pranav Vijay AIR 65(2020) didn’t get disheartened after not clearing prelims 2 times in a row. He identified his issues, prepared smarter, and excelled with flying colors.

CHECK YOUR ISSUES:

Revise the paper: Go through the prelims 2021 paper again, you can’t chart out your future strategy without knowing where you messed up in the first place. While you do this, gather data on how many were careless mistakes, random guesses, or wrong because you did not properly revise.
Identify your weakness/strengths: Mark the subjects where you feel you don’t have a proper holdover. Weakness can be even in strategy, time management, or lack of revisions. In order to improve knowing your weakness is important. Strength can be a subject or the art of intelligent guessing in prelims, you have to make sure you retain that for the next prelims.
Start preparing comprehensively: The ultimate aim is not just clearing prelims but getting your name in that final pdf. In order to achieve that you have to make sure that you start both your prelims and mains preparation together.

WHAT CAN CIVILSDAILY DO FOR YOU?

Make your preparation more structured and rational: Clearing prelims and mains are completely different skills. Toppers like Tina Dabi were great at the mains stage but barely passed the prelims examination. This is where your mentor comes into play who can ensure your preparation is a balanced approach to fulfill the requirements of both examinations.

Retrospect on your previous preparation to prepare the future plan: If you are a beginner then your strategy would be different from a person who has written mains 2 times. Personalize attention is necessary to cater to the demands of each and every student. Our mentors are up for any challenge that students face in their preparation journey.

Mentor at every step: At Civilsdaily, we believe that one bad result is not the real judge of your abilities. The very first thing that our mentors do is building up your confidence and your faith in yourself. Mentors here will be your friend, philosopher, and guide in the real sense.

Prelims is over but this does not have to be the end to your dream. Connect with us and let us help you out in planning a better and efficient strategy for the future.

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How Civilsdaily Mentorship helped UPSC 2020 AIR 237 Dilpreet Singh || Unherd Shorts || Civilsdaily Mentorship Program: Toppers Testimonials (Link Inside)

Talk to Dilpreet’s UPSC Mentors:- https://forms.gle/5ApBTRHTFNJ5UDED6

Enroll into our new Samachar Manthan Program with this link:- https://www.civilsdaily.com/course/samachar-manthan-yearly-2022-batch-2/

Check out Dilpreet’s excerpt on how he cleared UPSC 2020:-

During his second year of college, Dilpreet started to spare time for civil services. He followed the current affairs from CivilsDaily website and prepared his own small notes. It was only his dedication that made him to also seek institutional guidance from CivilsDaily.

He opted for Prelims test series and Samachar Manthan for detailed current affairs guidance cum strategy. What he specifically admires about the program was the personal guidance he received from Sajal sir, who himself was the topper in GS 2017 papers.

In addition to his moments of success, Dilpreet also attempts to address some of the most common and sought after questions by many aspirants. Lets hear him out in our “Unheard” Toppers Talk series for UPSC 2020.

Heartiest congratulations to Dilpreet Singh
AIR 237

UPSC Civil Services 2020

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How Civilsdaily Mentorship helped AIR 84 Ravi Kumar || Unherd Shorts || Civilsdaily Mentorship Program: Toppers Testimonials (Link Inside)

Talk to Ravi’s UPSC Mentors:- https://bit.ly/Free_One_to_One_Mentorship

Check out Ravi’s excerpt on how he cleared UPSC 2020:-

Ravi Kumar is from a small place in Alwar, Rajasthan. He is young and dynamic. Fresh out of IIT Roorkee, he successively cleared two UPSC Civil Services Exams. On the first attempt he managed to obtain AIR 770 and in the second one he finally got himself the coveted job of an IAS officer (AIR 84 ).

He was inspired to become a civil servant right from his college days and started investing a significant amount of time towards preparation, ignoring what many of his classmates were doing at that time.

During this interaction, Ravi speaks about his inspiration, hard work, distractions, managing stress and his evolution over the last couple of years.

His optional is Geography, we will also try to explore the areas many aspirants find it difficult to get over. Whereas he leverages all his previous knowledge and skill to get more marks.

Let’s see some of the key points of this interaction and how Civilsdaily helped Ravi in his journey.

Heartiest congratulations to Ravi Kumar
AIR 84
UPSC Civil Services 2020

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Daily AWE

19th October 2021| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1    Population and associated issues, poverty, and developmental issues

GS-2    Issues relating to Poverty and Hunger.

GS-3   Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

GS-4    Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

Questions:

Question 1)

 

Q.1 ‘A young and vibrant India today will be an aged India tomorrow.’ What will be the challenges facing an ageing population in the future? How far do you think India today is ready for this India of tomorrow? (10 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 Explain the methodology used for the Global Hunger Index and the issues with it. In this context, suggest the way forward for tackling the issue of wasting and stunting in children. (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 Examine the factors responsible for the coal shortage leading to the crisis in the power sector. Also examine the role of Coal India Ltd. (CIL) in mitigating the crisis. (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 “While corruption is never good, not all forms of corruption are equally bad for the economy, nor do they cause the same kind of harm.” Critically analyse the statement in the context of India. (10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  October is uploaded on 11th October then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th October is uploaded on 13th October, then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

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Last Few seats remianing || GET READY FOR SPRINT || MAINS MANTHAN 2021 || 40 out of 50 students got interview call in 2020 Mains || Register Now

Civil Services Examination result 2020 was released on 24th September 2021. Civilsdaily is proud to announce its toppers. In 2020, we took 50 Students for Mains exclusive one-to-one mentorship program and 80% got interview calls with 50% making it to the final list.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TOPPER COPIES

Even Toppers of Civil services examination 2020 were impressed by the quality of questions from the Mains Test and Mentorship provided:

A personal note by Karishma Nair, AIR 14 (2020)
Quora Review by Pranav Vijayvergiya, AIR 65 (2020)
A talk with Vaibhav Rawat, AIR 25 (2020)
A talk by P Srija, AIR 20(2020)
Pooja Gupta AIR 42(2020)
Ponmani N AIR 148(2020)

This year Mains Test Series will be more Quality driven and as per the pattern of the UPSC examination. The level of Questions will be Medium to Hard level. Also, we have made sure to bring more variety in program options so, that you can choose them as per your level of preparation and comfort.

Civilsdaily is proud to announce the start of its Mains program for the UPSC examination 2021. Last year, our mains test series was able to match the themes of 90% of questions from the UPSC examination.

Here is the proof of how our Mains Test questions matches UPSC examination:

Why Civilsdaily Mains program?

1. Question Formulation

It happens under a team of experienced Civilsdaily faculty. Questions framed are from the most important UPSC relevant themes and papers are based on the latest pattern of UPSC.

2. One-to-One Discussion on checked copy

We believe in personalized individual attention. This is the biggest reason why you should join our TS. A one-to-one discussion with your Mentor will not only highlight your weaknesses but will also help in tracking your improvements over the subsequent tests.

3. Answer Checking

Our evaluation focuses on multiple dimensions and parameters like structure, flow, presentation, contextuality, relevance to question, analytical excellence, and cross-domain inter-linkages than simply on superficial, memory-based lapses.

4. Model Answers

More than just simply providing information, our model answers cover all the aspects of a question and provide enriching points to the student.

CD Innovation – Color Coding – Red marking represents essential points to be written in answers. Green marking represents innovative points that can get you extra marks.

MAINS MANTHAN 2021

Here is the list of Mains programs available:

Mains Guidance Plus

Mains Guidance Plus is a wholesome package for UPSC Aspirants. The aim behind this program is not just to provide students with Model tests, but to cover multiple needs of students. From Mentorship to current affairs, the program has all the necessary elements needed for mains 2021.

PROGRAM INCLUSION:

Sectional Tests: 8 sectional tests to cover your static portions in detail. The scope will spread over your core subjects like History, economics, and polity, etc.

Full-length tests: 12 FLTs to help you practice for the final Mains examination. These FLTs are patterned on UPSC Examination and have medium to high-quality questions. They will surely boost your preparation and test your analytical skills.

One on One Mentorship: After every test, a call with a mentor will be arranged and you can clear your doubts on the paper. This is important as with your mentor you can discuss your weakness and strategize for the next paper.

Quality Enrichment Program Notes: QEP is an intensive and holistic program for IAS Mains 2021 GS papers. We aim to cover up to 250 most relevant issues with a 360-degree view, covering all dimensions of each and every topic. Not only you’ll learn and analyze these issues but will also understand how to utilize them via Daily Answer Writing and Mains Test Series.

Mains Super 50

Mains Super 50 is a program apt for those aspirants whose focus lies on clearing Mains 2021. Those Students who have been practicing some answer writing and want to directly start with FLTs should opt for this. This program also has complete mentorship support.

PROGRAM INCLUSION:

Full-length tests: 12 FLTs to help you practice for the final Mains examination. These FLTs are patterned on UPSC Examination and have medium to high-quality questions. They will surely boost your preparation and test your analytical skills.

One on One Mentorship: After every test, a call with a mentor will be arranged and you can clear your doubts on the paper. This is important as with your mentor you can discuss your weakness and strategize for the next paper.

Weekly Zoom Call with Sukanya Ma’am: These calls will focus on paper discussion and students can as well raise their queries.

Mains Guidance Mini

Mentorship is a forte of Civilsdaily and once you experience it, you will believe it. Mains Guidance Mini is a program focused on mentorship-based improvement. You can appear in any Test series, we will provide you the mentorship on that paper.

PROGRAM INCLUSION:

10 Test Discussion: You can discuss 10 FLTs in which you have appeared recently. These tests can be from any institute. Just mail to us and we will provide you the guidance.

One on One Mentorship: After submitting a test, a call with a mentor will be arranged and you can clear your doubts on the paper. This is important as with your mentor you can discuss your weakness and strategize for the next paper.

TOPPER COPIES 2020

Download and read how their answers improved after guidance from our mentors.

Kunal Aggarwal Civilsdaily IAS UPSC Mains

Other than these programs, you can check out our test series for Mains 2022 as well.

ALL THE BEST FOR MAINS 2021!! LET THE FINAL PREPARATION BEGIN!!

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Samachar Manthan Yearly 2022 Batch 2

From 1st October 2021 till 1st October 2022

Here is how we will guide you till Mains 2022

Note- There are two variants of Samachar Manthan – Till Prelims and Till Mains

Current affairs are indispensable for every stage of the UPSC exam. Understanding the importance of current affairs is just one part of the UPSC puzzle. For solving the whole puzzle, we have Samachar Manthan.

Importance in Interview

In Personality Tests often your opinions are asked on various issues. Current Affairs make you aware of the surroundings and allow you to give practical answers to the problems faced by the country.

What is Samachar Manthan?

Samachar Manthan is our flagship program designed to help you develop a solid command on your newspaper reading and current affairs analyzing skills. We’re are also going to focus on imparting skills required to utilize current affairs. Since it builds your core, it is important for both Prelims and Mains. 

Program inclusion

1. Weekly 3+ hours video lecture

2. High-quality Notes and reference material

3. Membership to Samachar Manthan Habitat club – doubts,  discussion, and mentorship session.

4. Weekly Current Affairs based Mains Test (10 Questions) and Evaluation

5. Current Affairs Monthly Prelims Test package

6. Marathon Revision sessions on Habitat before Prelims and Mains

7. Frequent Google meet Sessions to check on Student’s Preparation status

8. Micro notes to help you make your notes.

Duration of the program:

This program will continue till UPSC Mains 2022

About the faculty leading this program:

Sajal Singh

Sajal sir is known to make Economics and IR as easy as a cakewalk. He scored one of the highest marks in GS in the 2017 UPSC exam. Under his guidance, more than 80 percent of Students qualified for UPSC interview 2020 in Smash mains Program.

Sudhanshu Mishra

Sudhanshu sir has firsthand experience of 3 mains and two interviews of UPSC. He has served in the defense ministry for 10 years with keen interests in regional and global geopolitics and has ample experience of various other competitive exams as well.

Why Samachar Manthan?

5 stage structure of Lecture-Notes-Testing-Review-Mentoring

Our unique five-stage methodology helps ensure maximum retention and rock-solid preparation. Each component has been meticulously crafted which repeated every week creates a virtuous cycle.

Diversified and Comprehensive coverage

We let news develop over a week, and a team under Sajal Sir daily covers it from various sources which include newspapers (The Hindu, The Indian Express, LiveMint, etc.), magazines (Yojana, Kurukshetra, EPW, Down to Earth), important websites (PIB, PRS, govt ministries, IDSA, etc.).

UPSC is a generalist exam. It’s important to cover more issues than to cover a few, in more depth. Samachar Manthan ensures a fine balance of comprehensive news coverage and detailed discussion on the most important topics.

Videos and Notes

Carefully selected relevant news is analyzed and delivered in a weekly lecture spanning over 3 hours.

You will be getting high-quality, well-designed notes. They are detailed with proper categorization of news into the Mains and Prelims category.

Our focus is on conceptual clarity, simplicity, relevance, and making interlinkages between current affairs and basic/static part of the syllabus.

Samachar Manthan Civilsdaily IAS Current Affairs UPSC

Samachar Manthan Weekly Notes (Click to download)

Samachar Manthan Micro-notes (click to download)

Samachar Manthan will also help you understand how to utilize current affairs in all your Prelims and Mains papers. A part of which is done by tests.

Weekly Mains Test and Evaluation

Because learning is not enough, you must apply. Every week a 10 question UPSC level current affairs test follows with video and notes. The focus here is on Mains answer writing skills and practice.

It’s a skill that is learned, honed, and perfected gradually. And this is why it should be done regularly. Our team of subject experts evaluates your answers and provides you with feedback. Answer enhancement is one of the objectives of this exercise.

Samachar Manthan Civilsdaily IAS Current Affairs UPSC

Evaluated answer sheet – 1 (Click to download)

Evaluated answer sheet – 2 (Click to download)

Current Affairs Monthly Prelims Test package

This was a feedback that we had received from our students. Now every month we provide a Current Affairs prelims test package.

All this completes a study loop and enhances your retention.

Civilsdaily Handholding and mentoring: 

Our team led by Sajal sir is there to provide handholding support all through your UPSC journey. Increased interaction with the faculty and teachers from Civilsdaily will help you align your preparation and make it more relevant. You can reach out to Sajal sir and other teachers on Habitat.

Google meet sessions

Another important component we have added this year is Google meet sessions. These sessions will be conducted on a regular basis with the aspirants.

Samachar Manthan 2022 -Habitat club 

Habitat is where everything comes together learning, doubt clearing, notes, references, mentors, and a focussed community. You’re going to learn and discuss like never before. 

How will your queries be resolved?

  • The moment you have a query, you post it in the group. At 11PM, 3AM, doesn’t matter. No need to schedule a call, or drop an email. Just drop a chat. Once our team is up, it will be resolved.
  • More often than not, your peers will take part in your doubt discussions adding a lot of value.

Besides doubts, what else is there on Habitat?

  • #DDS sessions – We have dedicated sessions every day to resolve doubts in real-time. Never keep a doubt to yourself. 
  • An ecosystem for co-learning and active learning.
  • A highly motivated community to bring flexibility and consistency to your preparation.

Marathon revision sessions before Prelims and Mains

To consolidate your coverage and revision we take revision sessions on Habitat.

This is what our students have to say about Samachar Manthan and Sajal Sir.

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18th October 2021| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement(AWE)

Topics for Today’s questions:

GS-1    Population and associated issues, poverty, and developmental issues

GS-2    Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-judicial Bodies.

GS-3    Money laundering and its prevention

GS-4    Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers
from India and world.

Questions:

Question 1)

 

Q.1 Tribal population has fared poorly in various health indicators at the national level. In this context, highlighting various reasons for poor health of tribals and suggest suitable steps that need to be taken to address the same. (10 Marks)

 

Question 2)

Q.2 What are the issues with the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) being the sole and mandatory requirement for medical admission? Suggest the way forward to deal with the issues. (10 Marks)

Question 3)

Q.3 What are the consequences of illicit financial flows to the economies? What are the challenges in curbing illicit financial flows? (10 Marks)

Question 4)  

Q.4 “Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value”- Albert Einstein. Bring out what this statement means to you in the present context. (10 Marks)

 

HOW TO ATTEMPT ANSWERS IN DAILY ANSWER WRITING ENHANCEMENT(AWE)?

  1. Daily 4 questions from General studies 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be provided to you.

  2. A Mentor’s Comment will be available for all answers. This can be used as a guidance tool but we encourage you to write original answers.

  3. You can write your answer on an A4 sheet and scan/click pictures of the same.

  4.  Upload the scanned answer in the comment section of the same question.

  5. Along with the scanned answer, please share your Razor payment ID, so that paid members are given priority.

  6. If you upload the answer on the same day like the answer of 11th  October is uploaded on 11th October then your answer will be checked within 72 hours. Also, reviews will be in the order of submission- First come first serve basis

  7. If you are writing answers late, for example, 11th October is uploaded on 13th October, then these answers will be evaluated as per the mentor’s schedule.

  8. We encourage you to write answers on the same day. However, if you are uploading an answer late then tag the mentor like @Staff so that the mentor is notified about your answer.

*In case your answer is not reviewed, reply to your answer saying *NOT CHECKED*. 

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Unherd Shorts: Civilsdaily Mentorship Program: Toppers Testimonials

How Civilsdaily Mentorship helped AIR 132 Lakshay Kumar Chowdhury || Unherd Shorts || Civilsdaily Mentorship Program: Toppers Testimonials (Link Inside)

For One-on-One Mentorship from Civilsdaily IAS, fill this form:- https://bit.ly/talk_to_toppers_mentor

Enroll into our new Samachar Manthan Program with this link:- https://www.civilsdaily.com/course/samachar-manthan-yearly-2022-batch-2/

Check out Lakshay’s excerpt on how he cleared UPSC 2020:-

Civils Daily is different than all the other online learning platform when it comes to comprehensive preparation for CSE. Lakshay Chaudhary came in contact with CivilsDaily in the year 2016. Back then he utilized open and free support for current affairs and contemporary issues from Civils Daily. He is undergoing IRAS training.

In the 2020 attempt Lakshay improved his rank and maintained a consistent success with AIR even as a working professional. Here, Civils Daily’s Smash Mains and 250+ Proobable Questions helped him to score high in main GS exam.

Role of Mentorship under Sajal Sir has given definite shape to the smart work by Lakshay. With his clarity of thoughts we prefer to have discussions for specific strategies for all the stages.

Heartiest congratulations to Lakshay Kumar Chowdhury
AIR 132
UPSC Civil Services 2020

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Free mentorship provided by Sajal sir (GS Topper 2017) to students who have just missed the mains cut off off by a whisker ||Aim for 100 marks above cut off in Mains with Smash Mains 2021 : New Batch || Invite only program (only 3 seats remaining) || Register here

With over 80% enrolled students in 2020 attending UPSC interviews, Smash Mains is back again. This is an invite-only program that will start on October 24th, 2021.

Mentorship will be provided free of cost by Sajal Sir. Only administrative cost will be charged. To enroll click here

About Smash Mains 2021

Dear Students,

The fact that you have been missing the cut-off with a small margin (repeatedly) tells that there are some fundamental issues with your approach. You might be aware or not about this. But just realization is not enough, you have to work on its execution as well. And bringing that to fruition will be possible through a guided process under a meticulously designed plan.

Smash mains is a highly personalized and intensive handholding program for the crème-de-la-crème (veterans) amongst UPSC aspirants (the intake is 50 students). Right now we have only 5 seats left.

Note: The Entry is Restricted to those who have appeared in UPSC interview in the past 2 years or have missed the mains cut off by a whisker.

The focus is on identifying and highlighting the issues with your preparation (information / analysis / utilization). According to your strength and weaknesses, a tailor-made strategy is developed. Under Sajal sir’s strict monitoring, incremental improvements are aimed every day, after every session.

Sajal sir’s marks in UPSC 2017 GS Mains paper were:

  • GS Paper 1 – 132
  • GS Paper 2 – 125
  • GS Paper 3 – 130

Progression of Smash Mains 2021

After completing the Mains Test series, you will have a one-to-one detailed and in-depth interaction with Sajal sir. Final refinements are done to every answer. Value addition material, as well as pointers, will be provided here. We will work with you to ensure you have enough material for value addition. Our focus will be on providing tips that add the missing X factor to your answers.

Why is Smash 2021 the best way to prepare for mains?

Individual attention and approachability are the USPs of this program.

Not putting Penguins among the Fowls – You already know how to write an average answer (you’re missing it by a few marks actually). You want to know how to increase your score from 90 to 110-115. The approach followed by other institutes in their Test series is the same for a veteran and a complete newbie and here lies the problem. Without personalized one-to-one interaction with someone like Sajal sir (who has scored these awesome marks), it will be difficult for you to rectify these minute yet very important shortcomings.

Evaluation is a strength of this program and we put it on a high priority. Sajal sir himself is involved in the process, unlike other institutes where evaluation is outsourced to those who themselves might not have appeared for mains (It’s bizarre). It shouldn’t be based on ‘model answers’ as there are 3-4 ways of approaching an answer. Only a seasoned player will be able to go beyond these model answers and be able to appreciate your approach (If it’s innovative) even if it differs from the model answers provided.

Test copies get checked in a time-bound manner. The questions, answers and material provided are of the highest quality.

Always on time and insightful discussions end with a reality check and motivation to perform better in the next test.

Emphasis on execution and utilization of knowledge – Mains is not only about knowledge but the way you express the relevant knowledge in the most optimum manner.

Sajal sir’s interventions are highly specific and not generalized. Sitting right in front of you he walks you through each and every question. Always there, he will not let you lose your focus.

We deliver what we promise.

Why UPSC toppers are convinced that Smash Mains helped them succeed?

Read other answers over here.

The Batch of Smash Mains Program will start from 24th October.

To Enroll Click Here.