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Foundation August batch launched | Introducing Super Mentorship Program: Three layers of mentorship – UPSC ranker and IAS as your mentors | Starts 13th August 2022 (50 seats only)

Youngest IAS, Mridul Shivhare, AIR 247 will join as the Super Mentor for Batch 1. Invite only program. Please register and schedule a mentorship call.

Not every UPSC aspirant has an IAS uncle or bhaiya to guide them in this UPSC journey. Moreover, due to the sheer competition in this exam, vast and complex syllabus, and the unpredictable nature of UPSC clearing this exam becomes a task not all can achieve.

Aspirants due to lack of guidance get stuck in a vicious cycle of back-to-back failures. We at CivilsDaily understand the importance of mentorship and we have upgraded our mentorship program to include three layers in Super Mentorship Program:

Layer 1: You will be assigned a dedicated in-house mentor who will keep track of our progress from start till your final interview.

Layer 2: Sajal Singh sir and the team will be constantly with you through various programs like Samachar Manthan, Prelims, Essay, etc.

Layer 3: A UPSC IAS ranker (one who has cleared this exam) will be supervising your progress as your super mentor.

Batch 1 starting from 13th August 2022:

This is a limited-seat, invite-only program. Please fill up the form to register.

Youngest IAS in UPSC 2021, Mridul Shivhare will be the first Super Mentor for Batch 1

Subsequent batches will have different UPSC Rankers (IPS, IAS, IRS, IFS, etc.) as their Super Mentor.

Details for Super Mentorship Program:

Fees: Rs 90,000 76,700 (Early bird discount)

SMP includes UAP, and August Batch onwards .

*Students have to enroll for MasterClass separately.

Batch 1 starts: 13th August 2022

Timetable for August batch

A look at the programs in Our UAP Program

PRELIMS TS

  • 40 PRELIMS MOCK TESTS (36 PAPER 1, 4 CSAT)
  • DEDICATED MONTHLY CA TEST
  • ALL INDIA RANKINGS
  • DETAILED EXPLANATIONS
  • MONTHLY CA MAGAZINES (NEWS, OP-ED, PIB, GOVT.REPORTS)

SAMACHAR MANTHAN

  • WEEKLY NEWS ANALYSIS (VIDEO + NOTES)
  • MAINS LEVEL Q&A EVALUATION TO COMPLIMENT THE LECTURES
  • CHECKED COPY DISCUSSION ON PHONE/ IN-PERSON

MAINS TS

  • 12 SECTIONAL + 12 FLTS
  • MODEL ANSWER SOLUTIONS
  • CHECKED COPY DISCUSSION ON PHONE/ IN-PERSON

ESSAY TS

  • 14 TESTS (28 ESSAYS) ON 8 BROAD UPSC TRENDS SINCE 2010
  • SAMPLE STRUCTURE, VIEW SOLUTIONS, PERSONALISED EVALUATIONS
  • SHARING BEST ESSAY COPY (REAL-TIME)
  • PERSONALISED IMPROVEMENT TRACKING EXCEL

DECIMATE PRELIMS

  • 36 PRELIMS MOCK TESTS (32 PAPER 1, 4 CSAT)
  • DEDICATED MONTHLY CA TEST
  • ALL INDIA RANKINGS
  • Tikdam FOR SMART HACKS & INTELLIGENT GUESSTIMATES
  • DETAILED EXPLANATIONS
  • MONTHLY CA MAGAZINES (NEWS, OP-ED, PIB, GOVT.REPORTS)
The masterclass is included in the Foundation batch.

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Why Time Management is the most critical factor for success in UPSC and MPSC with changed Patterns? Decoding syllabus and pattern | Live Masterclass by Dr. Amol, IPS

Webinar mostly in Marathi | Integrated strategy for UPSC and MPSC 2023| 10th August 2022, 7 pm | Register and get MPSC-UPSC prelims package


According to Dr. Amol Murkut, IPS 2020 Batch, “Success in the most unpredictable UPSC exam does not lie in resources but your dynamic strategy

About Dr. Amol Murkut, IPSC UPSC 2020 Batch

When he finds many aspirants around him feeling anxious, nervous, or in panic, it makes him realize that he has a sense of responsibility to share his own compact experiences on how to make a winning strategy, as per the changing trends of UPSC & New pattern of MPSC.

Nervousness on the eve of any exam is a brutal reality. It cannot be avoided. But staying focused on small improvements, habits and small changes will ultimately lead you to bigger things. 

If your strategy is fitting, even with numerous things pending, you will still have a great chance to crack the UPSC exam 2023. Nobody goes for this exam with the best preparation. It depends on how you put it on that paper. 


Live Masterclass details: 10th August, 7 pm

Highly useful for both UPSC and MPSC aspirants

Marathi language will be used in most of the parts of the session. MPSC exam (Maharashtra PSC) will be stressed.

What to expect in Live Masterclass by IPS, Dr. Amol Murkut!

1. The UPSC/MPSC preparation process is divided into four stages. What should you focus on during each phase? As for prelims, you will need expertise in ‘Intelligent guessing’, ‘the way of thinking, and ‘Core common sense. And for mains how to develop a basic mental framework to write a well-balanced answer. 

2. Besides preparing for UPSC, you can crack MPSC with the same preparation. So, how to decode converging MPSC with UPSC will be comprehensively discussed.

3. How to divide your time for every phase of preparation. What a step-by-step 5-hour learning plan is! 100% Success oriented time-management skills will also be discussed.

3. How to do pattern analysis with PYQs for both exams. What the different approaches to PYQs for Prelims & Mains are, will also be elaborated on so that you get your preparation off to a good start.

4. If you’re a working professional, how to take advantage of being a UPSC/MPSC aspirant while working? What distinguishes you from the competition?

6. What are the papers that can fetch you maximum marks, and how to build your firm grip on those GS papers will also be disclosed in this Free Masterclass.

7. Many more untold points that only a UPSC topper experienced throughout his UPSC journey, will be disclosed in this super session.


Civilsdaily reached in Pune to kickstart your UPSC/MPSC preparation under the same roof:

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How to master Geography, Mapping, and Environment for 120+ in IAS Prelims 2023-24 | FREE Masterclass by Purnima Ma’am

LIVE Masterclass by Purnima Ma’am| 12th August 2022, 7 pm | Register and get FREE Civilsdaily’s prelims package and Mentorship session


Hi friends, if anything, the most important round of the UPSC exam is none other than the Prelims. Because it is such a bloody elimination attack where the dreams of many a IAS aspirants get shattered. 

And the sad news is that 99% of candidates fail not because of knowledge scarcity but because they miss the concept of ‘Pattern Prioritizing’. 

Purnima ma’am will be interacting with you 1-1 in the FREE Masterclass. Scroll for more details.
Geography + Environment + Mapping questions = 35 % of UPSC Prelims paper

As change is the law of nature, UPSC is the most dynamic with its subjective trends. 

According to traditional advice, questions from conventional subjects like History, Politics, Economics, and Geography are fairly straightforward, and a basic conceptual understanding of NCERT should suffice. But still, 1% of candidates can crack the exam.

A high score in Geography and Environment section is the key to 120+ score in UPSC IAS prelims.

CivilsDaily has planned a FREE Masterclass for UPSC Prelims 2023-24 to enable you to secure 35% of IAS Prelims 2023-24 papers with Geography and Environment. This is a must for all the IAS 2023-24 aspirants.


Live Masterclass details: 12th August, 7 pm

What can you expect to learn in this Masterclass?

(You will also be getting CD prelims package and a FREE Mentorship session by Purnima madam’s team)

  • How do develop Mapping skills for UPSC Prelims and Mains? Geography preparation without Map is the worst mistake. But developing mapping skills for not background students is somehow difficult too. So, this issue will be made easy in this masterclass.
  • How to learn geographical locations on the map? Geography is such a subject that let us know which soils refer to what type of climate and natural vegetation. And an IAS aspirant must have a grip on the such a deep concept.
  • Learn to tackle current affairs-based questions. To tackle current affairs charged questions, one must explore the dimensions of the topic in news. For example; Russia- the Ukraine war is in the news, and there may be questions about Ukraine’s geography or Ukraine’s mineral resources or industrial regions, or countries of the Eurasian Union.
  • Previous Year Questions trend analysis and strategy development. The most factual questions are generally asked by the PYQs. One has to look closely. But the data or statements are altered. To tackle such questions, what should be your approach with PYQs will be discussed thoroughly.
  • Anticipating questions in the upcoming exam. When you make your strategy with a senior IAS mentor and subjective expert, you are getting more likely to anticipate which type of questions, we are expecting in our upcoming exam.
  • How to learn, link, and make use of environmental organizations, treaties, meetings, etc.? Again current affairs of the previous 2 years play an important role here. So, what organizations, Etc. are highly important will be discussed.
  • Making notes for Geography and Environment for Prelims and Mains. For better revision and recollecting only exam-oriented information, what is the most effective way of making notes? These pointers will be discussed in this LIVE Masterclass.

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How to stop procrastinating and make the best use of 5hrs/day for UPSC preparation?

Procrastination, the thief of your time and the killer of your UPSC dream.


Procrastination is the act of unnecessarily delaying or postponing decisions or actions. For a UPSC aspirant, it is a sure-shot killer of their IAS dream.

A certain UPSC dream killer.

You decide to study a particular topic or write answers for the day – You get distracted or are lazy or simply confused- You put off these for later and promise to do them tomorrow – That tomorrow never comes – You realize that you have wasted your time – You regret – You are sad the whole day thinking about it – You waste the whole day mourning your wasted time – You realize you have wasted another day – Days turn to weeks and weeks to months. And it is yet another wasted attempt.

Procrastination is often detrimental to people’s ability to successfully pursue their goals.

It also results in anxiety, low self-esteem, demotivation, low confidence, stress, and at times depression. A good chunk of UPSC aspirants face these issues.


CivilsDaily’s mentorship ensured Working Professional aspirants like Mourya, AIR 28 made the best use of the time they have. Click and Talk to Mourya’s mentor


We need to understand why we procrastinate

After talking to thousands of aspirants and Rankers from CivilsDaily we came to a conclusion that almost 99% of the aspirants procrastinate, to varying degrees. You are not alone. There are several reasons for putting things off for a later time:

1. Fear of failure, or performing badly in the initial stages of preparation is one of the chief reasons. Aspirants often feel underconfident and not prepared to start writing answers, or attempting a Prelims Mock.

Hedge the risk of failure with mentorship or guidance from seniors or UPSC experienced people. Click and schedule a FREE mentorship session with CivilsDaily’s senior mentors.

2. Overthinking, mostly about irrelevant things – due to ignorance, excess of information. Most of the IAS aspirants waste a lot of time thinking a lot on the best resources, reading a lot of irrelevant books, discussing and fantasizing about various political concepts, etc. You gotta stop it.

3. Perfectionism or waiting for the most appropriate time– 95% is not good as 100%. But its a lot better than zero

It’s tempting to want the best UPSC resources, collect the finest of the notes, try to memorize every concept before you start writing your first answer, or attempt your first IAS Prelims mock.

Don’t wait till you have covered the whole GS syllabus to write your first Essay or first answer. Writing daily answers, even if they are not of UPSC standard will take you a long way to actually writing UPSC level answers in the actual UPSC Mains exam hall.

4. Fear of the wrong choice- any decision is better than no decision. But when a lot of time (attempts), finances, and efforts are at stake the informed decision is the best. Talk to a senior mentor to decide on optional, when, and how to start writing answers, when to start attempting the mock tests, and other important decisions.

5. Boring topics, culture, geography, CSAT, writing long essays. You can’t delegate here, and nor can you leave it, especially when you have time. Talk to some senior, mentor, or teacher who will point out important topics, will help make it a fun activity, or chart out a plan to cover the ‘boring topics’.

You need to understand the reasons why you are procrastinating before you can begin to tackle it. 

How to beat procrastination?

Aspirants and people, in general, shy away from routines, timetables, systems, and processes because they want to have “freedom” or maybe due to ignorance. But in order to get things done, you need a process, bound by certain rules. It will include:

  1. Breaking down the whole syllabus into small chunks (chapters and sections).
  2. Setting a clear plan of action for the coming week and months, daily targets which are flexible as per your time requirement, and considering other factors. Click here to get a timetable made by UPSC Ranker
  3. Make yourself accountable to the process or mentor so that you are executing (covering the syllabus, giving tests, etc.) on a daily basis.
  4. Measuring your progress on a regular basis. This is best done by a senior or someone experienced who can evaluate your progress based on the tests, and answer writing.
  5. Not fearing bad performance, but instead understanding where you went wrong and how to improve.

Why do you need a mentor to help you fight procrastination?

1. Setting an accountability system in place: If you make yourself accountable to someone else, you’re far more likely to achieve your goals. Ask them to check in on your progress from time to time.

2. Setting your own deadlines never works. We rarely respect self-imposed deadlines because we don’t feel too bad about breaking promises we’ve made to ourselves. But we do respect promises we make to others. 

Introducing three layers of Mentorship with IAS/UPSC Ranker as your mentor.


3. Prioritising and target setting: A experienced mentor will help you prioritize topics beforehand and set targets. At times aspirants leave topics or subjects like Ethics, Optional till the post-prelims preparation phase. A mentor will integrate these into your preparation from the start.

4. Maintaining motivation and emotional self-control: Not always you will be in a jolly mood or motivated. UPSC prep is a long journey and there will be bouts of lows. An experienced mentor who has gone through the same journey helps in maintaining sanity during the UPSC process.

Mentoring UPSC aspirants like an elder brother.

How does Samanvaya Mentorship work? Introducing 3 layers of mentorship: Get IAS or UPSC ranker as your mentor

1. 1st step starts with this Samanvaya call: Once you fill in the form, we get on a 30-40 minute call with you to understand your prep level, working/ study constraints, and current strategies and create a step-by-step plan for the next week, next month and so on.

2. You are directed and given access to relevant resources and invite-only platform, Habitat where you can ask your daily doubts, discuss your test-prep questions and have real-time, live sessions on news and op-eds, and find your optional groups.

Daily target monitoring.

3. The third and the most personalized tier is the 1 on 1 mentor allotment who stays with you through the course of your UPSC preparation – always-on chat and on scheduled calls to help you assess, evaluate, and chart the next milestone of your IAS 2023-23 journey.

We will also connect you to a UPSC ranker or IAS, who will mentor you in this journey.

Layer 1: You will be assigned a dedicated in-house mentor who will keep track of our progress from start till your final interview.

Layer 2: Sajal Singh sir and the team will be constantly with you through various programs like Samachar Manthan, Prelims, Essay, etc.

Layer 3: A UPSC IAS ranker (one who has cleared this exam) will be supervising your progress as your super mentor.

Who are you?

  1. Working Junta? If you are preparing for IAS 2023-24 and working simultaneously, we can help you design a timetable that fits right in your hectic schedule.
  2. First-time prep? If you are in the last year of college or thinking of dropping a year and preparing for IAS 2023-24 full-time, we can help you pick the right books and craft a practical & personal strategy.
  3. UPSC Veteran?

You just have to take 5 minutes out and fill this form: Samanvaya For IAS 2023

Once done, we will call you within 24 hours or so.

Click to fill out the form: Samanvaya for IAS 2023

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99% of the aspirants fail IAS Prelims. How to stay in the 1% and score 120+ in UPSC 2023-24? | FREE Masterclass by Santosh Gupta, Senior IAS Faculty

Register for recorded session: You don’t want to miss out on this special session with Santosh sir | Details of the Masterclass| Register and get: Smash Prelims Value addition notes and FREE mentorship session


Only 10000 out of around 11 Lakhs aspirants who appear, qualify in the UPSC Prelims. Just the 1%. This leaves no scope for mistakes, yet many of you keep committing the same mistakes again and again. 

Guys, there is no doubt that UPSC Prelims could be the toughest stage. It is the great filter that weeds out the not-so-serious candidates but at times many serious ones too.

Our inability to fulfill Prelims’ requirements often demoralizes us and we start to lose hope. Mustn’t forget the right approach can boost your marks, but the wrong ones would not only cost you marks but possibly a year too.

CivilsDaily has planned a FREE Masterclass for UPSC Prelims 2023-24 to enable you to tackle the unpredictable nature of UPSC. This is a must for all the IAS 2023-24 aspirants.

Santosh Gupta heads the Smash Prelims program for CivilsDaily.

Tavishi failed thrice in the Prelims before but after joining Santosh sir’s mentorship cleared Prelim 2022 in her 4th attempt.

Santosh Gupta will be LIVE on Sunday, 7th August 2022 at 4 pm for the FREE Masterclass on “Cracking UPSC Prelims 2023-24 with 120+ marks”. This is a must for UPSC CSE 2023-24 aspirants.

What are you going to learn in the Super Masterclass?

What to expect:

  • How to stay alert at the 5 worst mistakes areas, like unknown extremely factual questions, Random questions such as from sports in 2021, Questions from old current affairs, Ques. that are not directly from current affairs but inspired by current affairs, and Questions based on common sense such as questions in prelims-2021 
  • Learn time management. Most of the time, twisted questions force you to take more time to answer. So, How to filter out and attempt easy questions in the first round quickly and move on to the next with which moderate to difficult questions? will be discussed thoroughly. 
  • How to check silly mistakes by using common sense to the plausibility of statements given. Usually, low-confident aspirants do not attempt these types of questions and overconfident ones make mistakes by overthinking.
  • Sometimes, some questions, beyond your expectation, appear on the paper and we can’t solve them and give up. How to solve such questions easily by a few mindful methods to increase your chance to clear prelims by 80%.
  • Acknowledging the recent trend in UPSC, only generalized preparation is not enough. You have to be ready for the worst. Besides usual ordinary questions, you have to solve more or less offbeat questions. Remember, Offbeat questions require an offbeat approach and it gets 120+ in prelims for you. So, how to apply ‘Intelligent guessing’, ‘the way of thinking, and ‘Core common sense.
  • And many more untold Prelims Exam facts that only a prelims guru knows are going to be disclosed in this live Masterclass

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CivilsDaily IAS Pune center inaugurated | Foundation batch starting from 16th August

Civilsdaily Beyond Boundaries

CD’s emergence as a UPSC/MPSC ecosystem in Pune has been spectacular where Sajal Sir, UPSC rankers from Maharastra & Marathi teachers have followed an integrated approach to provide a comprehensive and continuous impetus to the all-round preparation.

👍WE INAUGURATED OUR NEW CENTRE IN PUNE WITH A BRIEF AUSPICIOUS CEREMONY.

CivilsDaily Pune center inauguration was a big media event. Sajal sir addressing new channels

Offline Address:
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starting from the basic to everything that you will need to score high in the prelims and Mains. Combined integrated materials, Study plan, mentorship, test series, etc.
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MPSC changes pattern: Aligned with UPSC, to be implemented from 2023

Maharashtra PSC has recently released a notification citing changes in the pattern. Now the main examination will be subjective/descriptive in nature (essay type answers) instead of objective (MCQ type) questions. Also, an Ethics paper has also been introduced, modern history will also be included.

From earlier 6 papers in MPSC Mains now we will have 9 papers, with total marks now standing at 1750 in Mains, closely resembling UPSC’s pattern.

PapersSubjectsMarksNature of papers
Paper 1Marathi300Descriptive (Qualifying)
Paper 2English300Descriptive (Qualifying)
Paper 3Essay (Marathi or English)250Descriptive
Paper 4GS 1250Descriptive
Paper 5GS 2250Descriptive
Paper 6GS 3250Descriptive
Paper 6GS 4250Descriptive
Paper 8Optional Paper 1250Descriptive
Paper 9Optional Paper 2250Descriptive
1750 Marks

Closely resembling the UPSC pattern

Implications of this change

It has certainly made MPSC mains more comprehensive, requiring a wide-based knowledge just like UPSC.

  • It will be easier for UPSC aspirants to prepare for MPSC and vice-versa.
  • It improve the percentage of Marathi candidates appearing and clearing UPSC as the paper pattern is almost the same.
  • It will give equal opportunity to those from rural as well as urban areas. Now every candidate must play on a level playing field.
  • For those UPSC aspirants who have exhausted their attempts, they would find it easier to appear and crack MPSC.
  • Aspirants who will reappear in 2023 will have to consider it as a fresh attempt as they have to study almost from scratch.

All these pose an opportunity as well as a challenge for aspirants but for sure it calls for a change in strategy.

..amazing observation was the overwhelming number of rankers from Maharashtra.

This was evident from 200+ rankers, including 30+ in the top 50 in the UPSC 2021 exam. Another amazing observation was the overwhelming number of rankers from Maharashtra. 

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How to beat the unpredictability of UPSC with Current Affairs for UPSC CSE 2023-24 | (FREE)Masterclass by Dimple Chouhan, Senior IAS faculty | Recorded video, PDF & Personalized Guidance

The special session with Dimple Chouhan, CD’s Senior IAS faculty concluded. | Register and get VIDEO RECORDING + PERSONALIZED Current Affairs Strategy + MENTORSHIP CALL for UPSC 2023-24. 


This is for those who missed the fantastic session by  Dimple Chouhan How to beat the unpredictability of UPSC with Current Affairs for UPSC CSE 2023-24.

A fundamental problem with Current affairs is the deluge of reading material but lack of guidelines to effectively prepare current affairs for UPSC Civil Services Exam — with respect to Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Beginners, in their earlier attempts, are prone to collect Current Affairs material out of whim, in a delusional hope or fear of missing out. You name it and they have the notes either in yellow paged book or PDF.

“A wealth of information leads to a poverty of attention”

The harsh reality is they buy them out of excitement, keep them safely on their desk, and never reopen them again for lack of time. Such too much material becomes counter-productive. Sheer quantity dominates over quality.

CivilsDaily had planned a FREE Masterclass on Current Affairs to enable you to tackle the unpredictable nature of UPSC. This is a must for all the IAS 2023-24 aspirants.

About Dimple Chouhan

Dimple Chouhan is a senior IAS faculty at CivilsDaily. She has been mentoring UPSC aspirants for 4 years now and has mentored 150+ aspirants to Prelims success.

Dimple came LIVE on Wednesday, 3rd August 2022 at 7 pm for the FREE Masterclass on current affairs and tackling unpredictability in the UPSC CSE exam. This is a must for UPSC CSE 2023-24 aspirants.

What are you going to learn in the webinar?

1. Importance of Current Affairs – with respect to Prelims, Mains, Interview. 

2. Unpredictability of paper, especially Prelims. Changing trends, eg: Prelims 2022- many questions from IR

3. Issues in Current Affairs coverage- 

  • What to read?
  • What are the sources?
  • How much time should be devoted to Current Affairs?
  • Can newspaper be a substitute for monthly magazines
  • How to make notes
  • How to integrate CA into Mains answers
  • Daily, weekly coverage vs monthly coverage

4. Subjects, directly and indirectly, dependent on CA

5. Preparing for Current Affairs as a working professional by using the Civilsdaily app?

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How did Mourya study for just 5hr/day, managed a full-time job, and secured an AIR 28 in UPSC 2021: Masterclass by IAS topper | Register for recorded video + Personalized timetable

Special session with AIR 28 Mourya Bharadwaj concluded. | Register and get: VIDEO RECORDING + PERSONALIZED TIMETABLE + MENTORSHIP CALL


This is for those who missed the amazing session by Mourya Bharadwaj on How to clear UPSC while doing a full time job. Get the recording of the session and a super important Personalized timetable PDF.

Time management is a #UPSCskill that tops all other skills in this long journey. Moreover, the complexity and vastness of the syllabus, unpredictability and ever-changing pattern of the UPSC exam, and cut-throat competition necessitate you to invest your time wisely.

Over that, if you are a working professional, college student, or homemaker, and preparing for this exam, and if you don’t have a workable timetable, you won’t be able to stay consistent and your preparation will suffer.

Time management isn’t the main thing. It is the only thing.

Mourya Bharadwaj, has been CivilsDaily’s mentorship student and he achieved this success, AIR 28 all the while he was working in an MNC.

Mourya concluded up an interactive session where he engaged and took up questions 1-1 from the aspirants on time management, timetable, and staying consistent.

Other than the points mentioned above we will be discussing the following issues as well.

  1. Management of Priorities – UPSC, family, life, and work.
  2. Reducing time on non-priorities.
  3. Planning ahead, making targets, staying consistent w.r.t targets.
  4. How should the syllabus be approached to complete it within the time limit?
  5. Balancing prelims-mains on one hand and GS-current affairs on the other.
  6. How to determine the primary focus areas of the Prelims, Mains, and Personality tests?
  7. How to apply bookish as well as classroom knowledge to the exam?’
Click for Mourya’s epic on consistency and dedication.

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Special session with AIR 28 Mourya Bharadwaj concluded.| Register and get: VIDEO RECORDING + PERSONALIZED TIMETABLE + MENTORSHIP CALL |Submit your query, and get Telegram group + access to FREE Samachar Manthan module* and mentorship.

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Consistency comes from Discipline | If discipline is your #1 struggle, let us help plan a strategy for you | Get CD special Prelims Package for FREE – Fill Samanvaya form for IAS 2023

This world is full of unsuccessful talents, unrewarded geniuses, and educated derelicts. Nothing in this world can take the place of discipline and persistence.


There comes a time in our lives when we realize our calling, in your case, it is cracking the UPSC IAS exam. When to get where we have to go – even if there are no doors or windows, we will walk through a wall. If this is that time for you please continue reading.

In our discussion with over 1000 bright students last month, we realized that it wasn’t a lack of motivation that stood in the way of their success, it was something else…

Motivation will get you started but it is discipline alone that will keep you growing. Remember, even a drop of rain every day will make a hole in the most stubborn stone. Be that goddamn drop of rain!

It is persistence and discipline that is the bridge between your goals and accomplishments.


Two phases of discipline: 4 failures and then success



A common misconception about discipline is that it is about punishment and suffering. No, It is not! It is about accountability – daily, weekly, monthly.. for the entire journey of your IAS preparation.

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Progress of CivilsDaily’s Mentorship student is closely monitored through regular interactions

How to set and enforce that accountability to keep your journey disciplined and always on track?

This is where our 3 tier mentoring comes in:

1. 1st step starts with this Samanvaya call: Once you fill in the form, we get on a 30-40 minute call with you to understand your prep level, working/ study constraints, and current strategies and create a step-by-step plan for the next week, next month and so on

2. You are directed and given access to relevant resources and invite-only platform, Habitat where you can ask your daily doubts, discuss your test-prep questions and have real-time, live sessions on news and op-eds, and find your optional groups.

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Daily target monitoring.

3. The third and the most personalized tier is the 1 on 1 mentor allotment who stays with you through the course of your UPSC preparation – always-on chat and on scheduled calls to help you assess, evaluate, and chart the next milestone of your IAS 2023-23 journey.

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Click to fill the form: Samanvaya for IAS 2023


Who are you?

  1. Working Junta? If you are preparing for IAS 2023-24 and working simultaneously, we can help you design a timetable that fits right in your hectic schedule.
  2. First-time prep? If you are in the last year of college or thinking of dropping a year and preparing for IAS 2023-24 full-time, we can help you pick the right books and craft a practical & personal strategy.
  3. UPSC Veteran?

You just have to take 5 minutes out and fill this form: Samanvaya For IAS 2023

Once done, we will call you within 24 hours or so.


Click to fill the form: Samanvaya for IAS 2023

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Register for recorded video + templates | Brainstorming and rough work – The 1st step to 150+ marks | FREE UPSC Essay Masterclass by Zeeshan sir | Read example inside.

Special session with Zeeshan Hashmi sir concluded. | Register and get: VIDEO RECORDING + FREE ESSAY TEMPLATES, TEST + MENTORSHIP CALL


For those who missed the amazing session by Zeeshan Hashmi sir on Brainstorming and rough work for UPSC Essay. Get the recording of the session and a super important webinar PDF.

Get the full PDF in your email id.

The Webinar was a great success and many important points were discussed

Writing a good essay in the UPSC mains exam is a skill that must be perfected with practice. And before that one must know the nuances of the skill. There is a process to a great essay.

A great UPSC essay starts with brainstormed random ideas, disjointed facts…chaos, formulated into a ‘blueprint’. That’s the first step before you actually start writing it.

The moment you zero in on the topic from a particular section, you start thinking about various points, facts, concepts, quotes, etc. to be put into that essay. The first few minutes before you start your essay become chaotic.

The process to brainstorm and make a blueprint through rough work will channel that chaos into something beautiful, a 150+ scorer essay.

Develop a method to ‘brainstorming madness’ with Zeeshan Hashmi

Webinar details: Following points and themes will be touched upon and discussed.

Session concluded yesterday.

The zoom link will be emailed to you.

What you will get post-webinar?

  1. Best practices PDF by Zeeshan
  2. Two FREE UPSC essay tests
  3. Access to CivilsDaily Mains Bootcamp telegram group

Example Topic: Life must be understood backwards but it must be lived forward.

Students find it difficult to pen down relevant points/ideas. But when provided with templates, they find it relatively easy to think of new points/ideas.

Zeeshan sir will share such templates and help you make one in the webinar.

Example: PESTEL is a commonly known template.

‘L’ Stands for legal. Taking an example, Section 377 of IPC (Homosexuality), it imposes Victorian morality on Contemporary India. The Supreme Court of India has partially struck it down in consonance with the need of the time. Thus Indian Judiciary has kept the legacy of the law alive by not completely striking it down but suitably modifying it to meet the changing needs of the time.

Note:- Above elaboration is ‘Analytical’ in nature and not just factual. The same rule needs to be followed in Essays. We pick content, dada, facts, figures, and examples that we have and link them to the main demand of the topic.


Feedback on Zeeshan sir’s mentorship by AIR 65, Pranav (from Quora: https://qr.ae/pvH4yA)

Similarly, many dimensions/points can be drawn from the ‘economic’ component of the template.

  1. Indian Constitution describes itself to be Socialistic but India is very much a free market economy
  2. LPG Reforms gave a huge impetus to the Tertiary sector
  3. Economic Planning has been reduced to an indicative exercise through the setting up of the NITI Ayog.

Similarly, Zeeshan sir will discuss and share a template on brainstorming.

About Zeeshan Hashmi sir

Zeeshan sir is a senior IAS mentor at CivilsDaily and he has been mentoring UPSC aspirants and now rankers for more than 6 years now. He has an experience with 5 UPSC interviews (including IFoS). He will be taking up your questions in the webinar and would be connecting with you in the Telegram group as well.

AIR 117, Nisha was Zeeshan sir’s student

Zeeshan sir will be taking a LIVE webinar on coming Thursday. Through a LIVE Essay writing session, he will be teaching and helping you master the skills required to make a blueprint for UPSC essay.

What The Hindu mentioned about Civilsdaily Mentorship

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Why start IAS Prelims preparation RIGHT NOW? 7 steps to Smash Prelims 2023. Watch Video| Get Santosh sir’s notes (FREE)| Read success stories of three failures to 130+ in UPSC Prelims

Only 30 seats left. Register now. | Smash Prelims 2023 under Santosh Gupta sir’s mentorship can increase your chances to clear Prelims by 85% | Read about Arsalanali and Tavishi’s success

Click here for Smash Prelims 2023 details: Test series, 1-1 Mentorship, lectures and notes


There is no doubt that UPSC Prelims could be the toughest stage. It is the great filter that weeds out the not-so-serious candidates but at times many serious ones too.

Santosh sir here in this video gives explains why you should start preparing for UPSC 2023 right now. He touches upon five variables/factors that a student must consider at this moment: The Time factor, Priorities, Efforts, Guidance/Mentorship, and the most important of all- Right approach. Watch the video below.

While there could be many reasons for failing in Prelims like insufficient syllabus coverage, mocks or test series not attempted, no proper planning, lack of conceptual understanding, etc but the major one is lack of guidance, preparation analysis, and course correction at regular intervals.

To tackle all these Santosh sir, the mentor in chief for the CD Prelims program talks about 7 steps to smashing IAS Prelims incorporated under Smash Prelims 2023 program.

  1. Revising and covering syllabus through small measurable targets
  2. Make Short and smart notes of most important and relevant keywords/topics
  3. Attempting and analyzing past year UPSC Prelims papers (2000- 2022)
  4. Attempt Test:  Logical approach
  5. Analysis of the Mistakes: Fewer mistakes > Higher score through FCA/E approach 
  6. Revision of the topics where you made mistakes
  7. Analysis of the test, revision and discussion with Santosh sir
Tavishi failed thrice in the Prelims before but after joining Santosh sir’s mentorship cleared Prelims 2022 in her 4th attempt. Schedule a call with Tavishi’s mentor
You are 8 times more likely to clear Prelims 2023 with Santosh sir’s mentorship

SMASH PRELIMS 2023: PERSONALIZED MENTORSHIP, TEST SERIES, LECTURES, NOTES

Our Smash Prelims Program started as a pilot project last year with an aim to introduce step-wise improvement in our chosen 40 aspirants. Over a period of 2 months, Santhosh sir inculcated confidence in aspirants who were either newbies or gave too many attempts. This year, we achieved a remarkable 80% success ratio. This year, we have set our eyes on 100%. Yes, we are as ambitious and aspirational just like any other UPSC aspirant.


About 6 pillared approach of Smash Prelims 2023

Pillar-1: 44 Prelims test

Prelims Tests: 44 (14 Basic + 8 Advanced + 6 CA tests + 10 Full tests + 6 CSAT tests)

Pillar-2: Special Value Additions Notes and Classes by Santosh Gupta

50 Special classes on topics including Polity, History, Economics, Geography, Sessions to cover Environment innovatively, Science & Technology and more.

Pillar-3: Mentorship calls

One-to-one mentorship by core faculty and toppers

  • One to one Mentor calls after tests
  • Habitat/WhatsApp support from mentors
  • Frequent sessions with toppers for support and guidance.
You are 8 times more likely to clear Prelims 2023 with Santosh sir’s mentorship

Pillar-4: Weekly zoom session by Santosh Gupta 

Doubt clearance and continuous improvement

Pillar-5: Learn Question-solving 

  • Strategic Live 1000 Questions solving with Santosh Gupta sir for Prelims-2023
  • Learn Art of Question-solving: Using Logical approach + Elimination techniques
  • Live Question solving of Previous year’s questions

Pillar-6: Current Affairs

Specifically made Current affairs notes + Live classes by core faculty for the entire two years for prelims.

You are 8 times more likely to clear Prelims 2023 with Santosh sir’s mentorship under the Smash Prelims program
Click and Enroll here

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.

What CivilsDaily’s Smash Prelims students have to say?

Testimonial: Success Stories of Smash Prelims 2022

From failing twice-thrice to clearing Prelims 2022
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Perseverance is rewarded. Make improvement, not excuses – Abhijit Ray, AIR 50, UPSC 2021 | CD mentorship and Samachar Manthan Student | Get his notes and mentorship call

“We must never forget the lonely non-glamorous long hard work behind success”. It’s not a success story of ‘Proving’. It’s a story of ‘Improving’.


Abhijit Ray was one of the mentorship and Samachar Manthan students under Sajal sir. After losing the first 3 attempts, he strongly realized that it’s a foolish act to overestimate yourself and think that even a non-serious effort will take you through. There is a thin line between confidence and arrogance

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. To solve the whole puzzle, there is no substitute for Samachar Manthan.


About Abhijit- His UPSC journey + Hobbies

NameAbhijit Ray
UPSC2021
RankAIR 50
No. of Attempts4
Attempt in 2018couldn’t clear Prelims
2019failed prelims again
2020couldn’t clear Mains
2021AIR-50. Get on the Final Merit list.
Optional SubjectAnthropology (in all the attempts)
HobbyComposing Poem & recreational cycling

Before getting to Samachar Manthan under Sajal Sir in 2021. He had been facing failure consistently. He said that he couldn’t figure out the necessary things which are highly required to work on.

He came to know about Sajal Sir’s Samachar Manthan. As soon as he heard, he connected with Sajal Sir and joined without losing any more seconds.

👉Samachar Manthan Mentorship Call



In 2020, after joining SM, he received the remedial current affairs studies he had been looking for for 3 years. He attributed his success to the remedial advice of Sajal Sir under Samachar Manthan.

  • CD’s team led by Sajal sir and Sudhanshu 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.
  • Program’s focus is on conceptual clarity, simplicity, relevance, and making interlinkages between current affairs and basic/static part of the syllabus.
  • Awesome mentorship-hand holding support.
  • Sajal Sir’s guidance got him 10 times more likely to prepare for current affairs linking with the static part in a very short time. 
  • Next-level evaluation of answers helped him a lot to fetch more scores in all GS papers.
  •  CA Resource consolidation on Prelims and Mains’ Preparation.
  • An ecosystem for co-learning and active learning.

For ultimate success what matters is an ecosystem for co-learning and active learning together learning, doubt clearing, notes, references, mentors, and a focussed community. You’re going to learn and discuss like never before. 


He improved his marks drastically in this 2021 Mains. In a candid conversation with Siddhart sir, Abhijit shared his journey, motivations, up and downs, lessons learned, and his secret of what kept him going. Listen to his story.


Abhijit believes whether it is UPSC prelims or Mains, to clear both stages it is your performance in that matters. Other than this “..you need clarity of vision”, says Abhijit, to keep yourself determined to your goal.

It is yet another validation of CivilsDaily’s vision and approach to personalized mentorship.

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Get in your email: recorded session video + Template for UPSC Timetable shared by Apoorv | Special session: Time management, making a timetable, and maintaining consistency with Apoorv Dixit, AIR 11, IFoS 2021

For those who missed the amazing session by AIR 11, Apporv Dixit on Making Timetable, time management, and consistency for UPSC 2023-24. Get the recording of the session and a super important webinar PDF.

The Webinar was a great success and many important points were discussed:


We had a discussion with 2500 UPSC aspirants over the last few months. One of the major issues they have been facing is time management and maintaining consistency.

CivilsDaily is back with another super important #UPSCskill 1-1 session. This time you will meet AIR 11, IFoS UPSC 2021 Apoorv Dixit. He will be helping you with workable tips and strategies on making timetables and maintaining consistency.

Lost time is never found again.

Benjamin Franklin

Interactive session: Timetable, time management, and maintaining consistency

1-to-1 session CONCLUDED on 24th July, 6 pm – Sunday

Apoorv Dixit will be taking a LIVE webinar on this coming Sunday. You will be learning the fundamentals of time management for UPSC preparation. Making a timetable that works and gets your targets achieved and maintaining consistency in UPSC Preparation.

Feedback for the last #UPSCskill Webinar

Session successfully concluded on 24th July 2022, 6 pm |Time-management, timetable and consistency with Apoorv Dixit, AIR 11, IFoS, UPSC 2021. Submit your query, and get Telegram group + access to FREE resources.

What The Hindu mentioned about Civilsdaily Mentorship

The Hindu has acknowledged the success rate of CD’s Smash mains Mentorship

Quora Digests:

24th July 2022, 6 pm |Time-management, timetable and consistency with Apoorv Dixit, AIR 11, IFoS, UPSC 2021. Submit your query, and get Telegram group + access to FREE resources.

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Webinar by Sayali Mhetre, AIR 398, UPSC 2021 | Timetable and Strategy for MPSC 2022 and UPSC Integrated preparation | LIVE from Fergusson College, Pune

Special Webinar for aspirants in Maharashtra: Timetable and Strategy for Integrated preparation for UPSC and MPSC (Maharashtra PSC) | 22nd July 2022, 3 pm Register and get MPSC Pre 2022 FLTs for FREE | LIVE from Fergusson college


This time we have our student and ‘Pride of Pune’ ranker Sayali Mhetre who secured an AIR 398, UPSC 2021.

A houseful seminar was conducted by CivilsDaily a few days back. The foundation stone for a balanced success in UPSC, along with MPSC has been successfully placed in Pune. Yes, Civilsdaily has reached Maharashtra (Pune).

Sajal sir addressing aspirants from Maharashtra

CivilsDaily is back with the promise of helping you meet rankers from Maharashtra. This time we have our student and ‘Pride of Pune’ ranker Sayali Mhetre who secured an AIR 398, UPSC 2021.


Webinar details: 22nd July, 3 pm

Note: This webinar will be in Marathi predominantly.


  1. Changed pattern of MPSC
  2. Implications of this change
  3. CivilsDaily’s Maharashtra students and their performance in UPSC 2021
  4. CivilsDaily IAS in Pune
  5. How the Pune Center will help aspirants from Maharashtra?
  6. Some of the UPSC rankers from Maharashtra
  7. Register for webinar by Vaibhav Kajale, AIR 325, UPSC 2021

MPSC changes pattern: Aligned with UPSC, to be implemented from 2023

Maharashtra PSC has recently released a notification citing changes in the pattern. Now the main examination will be subjective/descriptive in nature (essay type answers) instead of objective (MCQ type) questions. Also, an Ethics paper has also been introduced, modern history will also be included.

From earlier 6 papers in MPSC Mains now we will have 9 papers, with total marks now standing at 1750 in Mains, closely resembling UPSC’s pattern.

PapersSubjectsMarksNature of papers
Paper 1Marathi300Descriptive (Qualifying)
Paper 2English300Descriptive (Qualifying)
Paper 3Essay (Marathi or English)250Descriptive
Paper 4GS 1250Descriptive
Paper 5GS 2250Descriptive
Paper 6GS 3250Descriptive
Paper 6GS 4250Descriptive
Paper 8Optional Paper 1250Descriptive
Paper 9Optional Paper 2250Descriptive
1750 Marks
Closely resembling the UPSC pattern

Implications of this change

It has certainly made MPSC mains more comprehensive, requiring a wide-based knowledge just like UPSC.

  • It will be easier for UPSC aspirants to prepare for MPSC and vice-versa.
  • It improves the percentage of Marathi candidates appearing and clearing UPSC as the paper pattern is almost the same.
  • It will give equal opportunity to those from rural as well as urban areas. Now every candidate must play on a level playing field.
  • For those UPSC aspirants who have exhausted their attempts, they would find it easier to appear and crack MPSC.
  • Aspirants who will reappear in 2023 will have to consider it as a fresh attempt as they have to study almost from scratch.

All these pose an opportunity as well as a challenge for aspirants but for sure it calls for a change in strategy.


CivilsDaily’s performance in UPSC 2021 and an overwhelming number of our Rankers from Maharashtra

UPSC 2021 results were released a few days back and it was a major validation of CivilsDaily’s student-centric approach, personalized mentorship, and commitment to your goal – cracking the UPSC IAS exam.

..amazing observation was the overwhelming number of rankers from Maharashtra.

This was evident from 200+ rankers, including 30+ in the top 50 in the UPSC 2021 exam. Another amazing observation was the overwhelming number of rankers from Maharashtra. 

Moreover, we have thousands of CivilsDaily students from the state.

On the insistence of CivilsDaily’s alumni (ex-rankers) and our students from the state, opened our first center in Maharashtra, in Pune.


How is the Pune center going to help UPSC and Civil Services Aspirants from Maharashtra?

Saves you from the trauma of relocation

Aspirants have to leave their home state to Delhi, Karol Bagh for UPSC prep. It seriously dismantles their mental peace and continuity in preparation.

Now you no longer have to leave your state and come to Delhi for UPSC preparation.

Financially

Financially, by saving huge expenditure incurred in Karol Bagh on renting and tuition fees.

Now prepare for both: UPSC and MPSC

Recently the notification for MPSC was released and since the pattern is similar to UPSC now, we will be helping you prepare for MPSC as well.

Live lectures, Offline 1:1 Mentorship, Testing centre in Pune

We will be providing the best classroom lectures; UPSC-relevant tests and study material; experienced mentors and dedicated faculty. 

CivilsDaily will always remain committed to a personalized and student-centric approach and will live for its vision of making UPSC and government service exam preparation simpler, effective, result-oriented, and affordable to every aspiring student.


Some of our Ranker from Maharashtra

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Last Chance to Attempt EKLAVYA – All India FREE IAS Scholarship Test. No Issues, Give your Best in next test and get up to 60% Scholarship || TEST IS LIVE

Attend & score above the cut-off marks and get 60% on all the Civilsdaily courses under Smash Foundation Course.


Dear Students!

Civilsdaily is glad to announce that we are back with our pioneering initiative that has given our institute several top positions since its inception: the much-acclaimed Mentorship Programs!

ATTEMPT THE TEST HERE

Test is available under LEARN Section.

But wait, we have another exciting news! We will repeat our entrance-cum-scholarship exam, Mission Eklavya 2023 on July 24, 2022.

It can be the best kick-start opportunity to save your Time, Money and Energy up to 60%.


Table of Content


1. What is Mission Eklavya 2023 program?

Guys, Mission Ekalavya is a National Scholarship Test Program for UPSC 2023. This is the perfect opporunity for a beginner who has no idea about UPSC, but want to check if he has the aptitude for the same. If you take the upcoming free UPSC national scholarship test and come out with flying colours, you will get about 60% scholarship on the Civilsdaily Flagship Foundation Course.

Ultimate Assessment Program and Foundation Program includes – 

  • Mentorship (1:1, throughout the preparation till Interview stage)
  • Masterclasses (complete GS syllabus covered, Only provided in Foundation course)
  • Samachar Manthan (Current affairs Programme)
  • Decimate Prelims (Prelims Crash course)
  • Mains Answer Writing Initiative (On a weekly basis)
  • Smash Mains (upon Qualifying prelims 2023)
  • Essay Guidance Program (To score above 120+ in Essay Mains Paper)
  • Interview Guidance Program (more than 1 mock interview will be conducted with a panel)
  • Civilsdaily IAS Community for Peer to Peer Interaction
Get all the Civilsdaily courses under Smash Foundation Course for 60% off after you attend our scholarship test and score above the cut-off marks!

2. Details of the Civilsdaily Free National Scholarship Test

Date – 24th July, 2022.

CLICK: Register Here for ‘EKLAVYA’

  • Mode: Online
  • Registration Fee – Free
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2 Hours
  • Syllabus: GS Paper 1 (Preliminary exam)
  • No. of Questions: 100
  • Date: 24th July
  • Time: 10 AM
  • Result: 27/07/2022

3. Mentorship: Our Every student is a batch.

An average aspirant, pays for Prelims Course, Mains Program, Interview Guidance, Test Series & Study Materials all separately. The fees then comes up to 2-3 Lakhs for one attempt alone.

Identifying this issue, Civilsdaily has designed the Flagship mentorship cum Foundation Course for 2023 aspirants. This course covers the entire 3-stage journey of a UPSC aspirant. From Prelims to Interview –

  • 1:1 Mentorship: Dedicated mentor to each student
  • Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly Study Plans
  • Weekly Test Series
  • Classes & Study Materials will be provided.

Another benefit of the program is that it’s an umbrella course wherein an aspirant can access other paid courses of Civilsdaily for FREE.

The main objective of the program is to identify and nurture serious aspirants to become future UPSC toppers. And that’s why we have designed a scholarship test.

Our foundation course will be intensive yet personalised. You will be getting individual coaching on how to conquer the basics, develop analytical skills, inculcate conceptual clarity and acquire the necessary knowledge to face the unpredictable and dynamic UPSC.

Apart from conducting subject-wise classes that covers all the Prelims-Mains syllabus from scratch, aspirants will follow a customised timetable and will complete their revision on a daily basis to attempt our weekly prelims and mains tests. Once the test is over, they will get a strategy call from a mentor, who will clear their doubts and tell them how to improve their performance from next test onwards.

Simply put, like Ekalavya you will be getting a unique coaching experience that eludes other UPSC aspirants. Even aspects like Essay, Ethics and CSAT which is ignored in other normal coaching programs, will be covered over here with tests, mentorship, classes and notes.


4. Toppers’ Talk


5. Why should you take the CD’s Scholarship Test? 

1. Test your preparation on UPSC-CSE grade questions, at national level.

2. Chance to compete against the best. See where you stand.

3. Identify your subjectwise strengths, weak points, and problem areas before you start preparation.

4. Mentors will provide personalised counselling based on your performance in the scholarship test. 

5. A detailed discussion will help you navigate through the challenges during the preparation.

6. Achieve up to 60% scholarship in our exclusive umbrella foundation course.

As the program is rigorous and involves individual attention, we can take only limited enrollments. Hence, we are conducting a Scholarship Exam to identify serious UPSC aspirants on 13th and 20th of March. Depending on your relative score, you can get up to a 60% scholarship.

We are looking for

1. Serious and hardworking aspirants.

2. Ready to dedicate a minimum of 5-8 hours daily.

3. Can complete assigned targets and tests without fail.

4. Only 1 thought in mind and that is – to clear UPSC Civil Services 2023.

5. Willing to take constructive feedback from mentors after each test.

ATTEMPT THE TEST HERE

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(It’s LIVE) Zoom link inside | Special Webinar in Marathi | Integrated preparation for MPSC and UPSC by Vaibhav Kajale, AIR 325, UPSC 2021 | LIVE from CD Pune center | Register now and get CD special Prelims Package

Join using this Zoom Meeting link
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88262925250?pwd=MWJsWkxVUXpOMzRUM0ZRdWhlTkM1UT09

Meeting ID: 882 6292 5250
Passcode: 321231

Special Webinar for aspirants in Maharashtra: Integrated Approach for UPSC and MPSC | 19th July 2022, 4 pm | Register and get relevant study material


A houseful seminar was conducted by CivilsDaily a few days back. The foundation stone for a balanced success in UPSC, along with MPSC has been successfully placed in Pune. Yes, Civilsdaily has reached Maharashtra (Pune).

Sajal sir addressing aspirants from Maharashtra

CivilsDaily is back with the promise of helping you meet rankers from Maharashtra. This time we have our student and would-be-IAS Vaibhav Kajale who secured an AIR 325, UPSC 2021.


Webinar details: 19th July, 4 pm

Note: This webinar will be in Marathi predominantly.


  1. Changed pattern of MPSC
  2. Implications of this change
  3. CivilsDaily’s Maharashtra students and their performance in UPSC 2021
  4. CivilsDaily IAS in Pune
  5. How the Pune Center will help aspirants from Maharashtra?
  6. Some of the UPSC rankers from Maharashtra
  7. Register for webinar by Vaibhav Kajale, AIR 325, UPSC 2021

MPSC changes pattern: Aligned with UPSC, to be implemented from 2023

Maharashtra PSC has recently released a notification citing changes in the pattern. Now the main examination will be subjective/descriptive in nature (essay type answers) instead of objective (MCQ type) questions. Also, an Ethics paper has also been introduced, modern history will also be included.

From earlier 6 papers in MPSC Mains now we will have 9 papers, with total marks now standing at 1750 in Mains, closely resembling UPSC’s pattern.

PapersSubjectsMarksNature of papers
Paper 1Marathi300Descriptive (Qualifying)
Paper 2English300Descriptive (Qualifying)
Paper 3Essay (Marathi or English)250Descriptive
Paper 4GS 1250Descriptive
Paper 5GS 2250Descriptive
Paper 6GS 3250Descriptive
Paper 6GS 4250Descriptive
Paper 8Optional Paper 1250Descriptive
Paper 9Optional Paper 2250Descriptive
1750 Marks
Closely resembling the UPSC pattern

Implications of this change

It has certainly made MPSC mains more comprehensive, requiring a wide-based knowledge just like UPSC.

  • It will be easier for UPSC aspirants to prepare for MPSC and vice-versa.
  • It improve the percentage of Marathi candidates appearing and clearing UPSC as the paper pattern is almost the same.
  • It will give equal opportunity to those from rural as well as urban areas. Now every candidate must play on a level playing field.
  • For those UPSC aspirants who have exhausted their attempts, they would find it easier to appear and crack MPSC.
  • Aspirants who will reappear in 2023 will have to consider it as a fresh attempt as they have to study almost from scratch.

All these pose an opportunity as well as a challenge for aspirants but for sure it calls for a change in strategy.


CivilsDaily’s performance in UPSC 2021 and an overwhelming number of our Rankers from Maharashtra

UPSC 2021 results were released a few days back and it was a major validation of CivilsDaily’s student-centric approach, personalized mentorship, and commitment to your goal – cracking the UPSC IAS exam.

..amazing observation was the overwhelming number of rankers from Maharashtra.

This was evident from 200+ rankers, including 30+ in the top 50 in the UPSC 2021 exam. Another amazing observation was the overwhelming number of rankers from Maharashtra. 

Moreover, we have thousands of CivilsDaily students from the state.

On the insistence of CivilsDaily’s alumni (ex-rankers) and our students from the state, opened our first center in Maharashtra, in Pune.


How is the Pune center going to help UPSC and Civil Services Aspirants from Maharashtra?

Saves you from the trauma of relocation

Aspirants have to leave their home state to Delhi, Karol Bagh for UPSC prep. It seriously dismantles their mental peace and continuity in preparation.

Now you no longer have to leave your state and come to Delhi for UPSC preparation.

Financially

Financially, by saving huge expenditure incurred in Karol Bagh on renting and tuition fees.

Now prepare for both: UPSC and MPSC

Recently the notification for MPSC was released and since the pattern is similar to UPSC now, we will be helping you prepare for MPSC as well.

Live lectures, Offline 1:1 Mentorship, Testing centre in Pune

We will be providing the best classroom lectures; UPSC-relevant tests and study material; experienced mentors and dedicated faculty. 

CivilsDaily will always remain committed to a personalized and student-centric approach and will live for its vision of making UPSC and government service exam preparation simpler, effective, result-oriented, and affordable to every aspiring student.


Some of our Ranker from Maharashtra

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EKLAVYA: Free Scholarship Test to get up to 60% discount on Foundation 2023 || Test on 17th July at 10 AM || Registration Open

Attend & score above the cut-off marks and get 60% on all the Civilsdaily courses under Smash Foundation Course.


Dear Students!

Civilsdaily is glad to announce that we are back with our pioneering initiative that has given our institute several top positions since its inception: the much-acclaimed Mentorship Programs!

But wait, we have another exciting news! We will conduct an entrance-cum-scholarship exam, Mission Eklavya 2023 on July 17, 2022.

It can be the best kick-start opportunity to save your Time, Money and Energy up to 60%.


Table of Content


1. What is Mission Eklavya 2023 program?

Guys, Mission Ekalavya is a National Scholarship Test Program for UPSC 2023. This is the perfect opporunity for a beginner who has no idea about UPSC, but want to check if he has the aptitude for the same. If you take the upcoming free UPSC national scholarship test and come out with flying colours, you will get about 60% scholarship on the Civilsdaily Flagship Foundation Course.

Ultimate Assessment Program and Foundation Program includes – 

  • Mentorship (1:1, throughout the preparation till Interview stage)
  • Masterclasses (complete GS syllabus covered, Only provided in Foundation course)
  • Samachar Manthan (Current affairs Programme)
  • Decimate Prelims (Prelims Crash course)
  • Mains Answer Writing Initiative (On a weekly basis)
  • Smash Mains (upon Qualifying prelims 2023)
  • Essay Guidance Program (To score above 120+ in Essay Mains Paper)
  • Interview Guidance Program (more than 1 mock interview will be conducted with a panel)
  • Civilsdaily IAS Community for Peer to Peer Interaction
Get all the Civilsdaily courses under Smash Foundation Course for 60% off after you attend our scholarship test and score above the cut-off marks!

2. Details of the Civilsdaily Free National Scholarship Test

Date – 17th July, 2022.

CLICK: Register Here for ‘EKLAVYA’

  • Mode: Online
  • Registration Fee – Free
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2 Hrs
  • Syllabus: GS Paper 1 (Preliminary exam)
  • No. of Questions: 100
  • Date: 17th July
  • Time: 10 AM
  • Result: 27/07/2022

3. Mentorship: Our Every student is a batch.

An average aspirant, pays for Prelims Course, Mains Program, Interview Guidance, Test Series & Study Materials all separately. The fees then comes up to 2-3 Lakhs for one attempt alone.

Identifying this issue, Civilsdaily has designed the Flagship mentorship cum Foundation Course for 2023 aspirants. This course covers the entire 3-stage journey of a UPSC aspirant. From Prelims to Interview –

  • 1:1 Mentorship: Dedicated mentor to each student
  • Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly Study Plans
  • Weekly Test Series
  • Classes & Study Materials will be provided.

Another benefit of the program is that it’s an umbrella course wherein an aspirant can access other paid courses of Civilsdaily for FREE.

The main objective of the program is to identify and nurture serious aspirants to become future UPSC toppers. And that’s why we have designed a scholarship test.

Our foundation course will be intensive yet personalised. You will be getting individual coaching on how to conquer the basics, develop analytical skills, inculcate conceptual clarity and acquire the necessary knowledge to face the unpredictable and dynamic UPSC.

Apart from conducting subject-wise classes that covers all the Prelims-Mains syllabus from scratch, aspirants will follow a customised timetable and will complete their revision on a daily basis to attempt our weekly prelims and mains tests. Once the test is over, they will get a strategy call from a mentor, who will clear their doubts and tell them how to improve their performance from next test onwards.

Simply put, like Ekalavya you will be getting a unique coaching experience that eludes other UPSC aspirants. Even aspects like Essay, Ethics and CSAT which is ignored in other normal coaching programs, will be covered over here with tests, mentorship, classes and notes.


4. Toppers’ Talk


5. Why should you take the CD’s Scholarship Test? 

1. Test your preparation on UPSC-CSE grade questions, at national level.

2. Chance to compete against the best. See where you stand.

3. Identify your subjectwise strengths, weak points, and problem areas before you start preparation.

4. Mentors will provide personalised counselling based on your performance in the scholarship test. 

5. A detailed discussion will help you navigate through the challenges during the preparation.

6. Achieve up to 60% scholarship in our exclusive umbrella foundation course.

As the program is rigorous and involves individual attention, we can take only limited enrollments. Hence, we are conducting a Scholarship Exam to identify serious UPSC aspirants on 13th and 20th of March. Depending on your relative score, you can get up to a 60% scholarship.

We are looking for

1. Serious and hardworking aspirants.

2. Ready to dedicate a minimum of 5-8 hours daily.

3. Can complete assigned targets and tests without fail.

4. Only 1 thought in mind and that is – to clear UPSC Civil Services 2023.

5. Willing to take constructive feedback from mentors after each test.

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Register for recorded video| Webinar -Tackle UPSC Mains GS paper 2 and LIVE answer writing with Anuradha Suneja, AIR 266| One of the highest scorers in 2021 Mains GS papers | Get Telegram group, FREE Prelims package, and mentorship call

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18th July, 7 pm |Learn how to tackle UPSC Main GS paper 2 with Anuradha Suneja, CD mentorship students, and AIR 266, UPSC 2021. Submit your query, and get Telegram group + access to FREE resources.


CivilsDaily is back with another super important #UPSCskill webinar. This time you will meet one of our mentorship students (under Sajal sir) and now a UPSC ranker – Anuradha Suneja. AIR 266, UPSC 2021.

Anuradha Suneja, was one of the highest scorers in UPSC 2021 Mains GS papers (among top 50) and scored in the top three in UPSC Mains GS paper 2.

Webinar: Master UPSC mains GS Paper 2 and LIVE answer writing

Webinar on 18th July, 7 pm – Monday

Anuradha Suneja will be taking a LIVE webinar on coming Monday. Through a LIVE answer writing session, she will be teaching and helping you master UPSC mains GS paper 2, its syllabus, case studies and approach towards UPSC mains in general.

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18th July, 7 pm |Learn how to tackle UPSC Main GS paper 2 with a UPSC ranker, Anuradha Suneja, AIR 266, UPSC 2021. Submit your query, and get Telegram group + access to FREE resources.

About Anuradha Suneja

Anuradha Suneja secured an AIR 266 in UPSC 2021. She was a student of our Mentorship programs and was taking mentorship under Sajal sir. Anuradha hails from Haryana and is a Delhi University graduate. She also has a masters in Political Science. She was a topper through and through. Anuradha loves diary writing and playing badminton.

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In her Mains 2021 attempt, she not only improved in her GS papers but the quality of her answers increased to such an extent that even after skipping (mistakenly) questions worth 50 marks she was able to score awesomely in Mains.

She profusely thanks Sajal sir, our mentorship, and student-centric approach for her success. It is a humbling and heartening moment for CivilsDaily and we wish her all the very best for her future.

What The Hindu mentioned about Civilsdaily Mentorship

The Hindu has acknowledged the success rate of CD’s Smash mains Mentorship

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18th July, 7 pm |Learn how to tackle UPSC Main GS paper 2 with a UPSC ranker, Anuradha Suneja, AIR 266, UPSC 2021. Submit your query, and get Telegram group + access to FREE resources.

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Get in your email: 87 pages PDF and Video Recording | Important Webinar #UPSCskill: Writing awesome introductions and conclusions to UPSC Mains answers by Sumit sir| Register for Telegram link, FREE Prelims package, and mentorship call

For those who missed the amazing session by Sumit sir on writing Introductions and Conclusions for UPSC Mains answers. Get the recording of the session and super important 87 pages PDF.

The Webinar was a great success and many important points were discussed like:

5 ideas to write an intro for UPSC Mains answers

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How to write impactful introductions? and seven cardinal mistakes

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Other points discussed were:

Examples of Good and Bad Introductions, Good and Bad Conclusions,

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The session was conducted on 14th July, 7 pm and it was a great success. Aspirants, we have started the #UPSCskill series for webinars by UPSC toppers and senior IAS mentors from CivilsDaily. As a part of this initiative, we will be taking up another super important skill that an aspirant must master.

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Webinar: Master Introductions and Conclusions for UPSC Mains Answers (successfully concluded)

Webinar on 14th July, 7 pm – Thursday – Successfully concluded

Sumit sir took a LIVE webinar on past Thursday. Through a LIVE answer writing session, he tought and helped aspirants master the skills required to formulate amazing introductions and conclusions.

The Webinar was a great success and many important points were discussed.

About Sumit Haritwal sir

Sumit sir is a senior IAS mentor at CivilsDaily and he has been mentoring UPSC aspirants and now rankers for more than 4 years now. A public policy and international affairs enthusiast Sumit sir has an experience of 3 UPSC interviews and has cleared the PSC and CAPF exam earlier. He will be taking up your questions in the webinar and would also be connecting with you in the Telegram group.

What The Hindu mentioned about Civilsdaily Mentorship

The Hindu has acknowledged the success rate of CD’s Smash mains Mentorship

Quora Digests:

Register for the webinar. Submit your query and get Telegram group + access to FREE resources. Sumit sir will also share a special PDF with you post-webinar.

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Cross the UPSC Prelims 2023 hurdle with Smash Prelims | From failing thrice, to scoring 130+ in UPSC Prelims – read success stories | Intake only 100 students – Register now!

Smash Prelims 2023 under Santosh Gupta sir’s mentorship can increase your chances to clear Prelims by 85%

CLICK:- Download Smash Prelims 2023 Timetable

Read about Arsalanali and Tavishi’s success

Click here for Smash Prelims 2023 details: Test series, 1-1 Mentorship, lectures and notes


There is no doubt that UPSC Prelims could be the toughest stage. It is the great filter that weeds out the not so serious candidates but at times many serious ones too.

While there could be many reasons for failing in Prelims like insufficient syllabus coverage, mocks or test series not attempted, no proper planning, lack of conceptual understanding, etc but the major one is lack of guidance, preparation analysis and course correction at regular intervals.


Tavishi failed thrice in the Prelims before but after joining Santosh sir’s mentorship cleared Prelim 2022 in her 4th attempt. Schedule a call with Tavishi’s mentor

Moreover, aspirants must be prepared for the googlies thrown at them by UPSC in the Prelims (new things being tried out by UPSC- like options, topics, etc).

To bridge this gap we had introduced Smash Prelims program under Santosh Gupta sir last year and the results were amazing.


You are 8 times more likely to clear Prelims 2023 with Santosh sir’s mentorship

SMASH PRELIMS 2023: PERSONALIZED MENTORSHIP, TEST SERIES, LECTURES, NOTES

Our Smash Prelims Program started as a pilot project last year with an aim to introduce step-wise improvement in our chosen 40 aspirants. Over a period of 2 months, Santhosh sir inculcated confidence in aspirants who were either newbies or gave too many attempts. This year, we achieved a remarkable 80% success ratio. This year, we have set our eyes on 100%. Yes, we are as ambitious and aspirational just like any other UPSC aspirant.

About 6 pillared approach of Smash Prelims 2023

Pillar-1: 44 Prelims test

Prelims Tests: 44 (14 Basic + 8 Advanced + 6 CA tests + 10 Full tests + 6 CSAT tests)

Pillar-2: Special Value Additions Notes and Classes by Santosh Gupta

50 Special classes on topics including Polity, History, Economics, Geography, Sessions to cover Environment innovatively, Science & Technology and more.

Pillar-3: Mentorship calls

One-to-one mentorship by core faculty and toppers

  • One to one Mentor calls after tests
  • Habitat/WhatsApp support from mentors
  • Frequent sessions with toppers for support and guidance.
You are 8 times more likely to clear Prelims 2023 with Santosh sir’s mentorship

Pillar-4: Weekly zoom session by Santosh Gupta 

Doubt clearance and continuous improvement

Pillar-5: Learn Question-solving 

  • Strategic Live 1000 Questions solving with Santosh Gupta sir for Prelims-2023
  • Learn Art of Question-solving: Using Logical approach + Elimination techniques
  • Live Question solving of Previous year’s questions

Pillar-6: Current Affairs

Specifically made Current affairs notes + Live classes by core faculty for the entire two years for prelims.

You are 8 times more likely to clear Prelims 2023 with Santosh sir’s mentorship under Smash Prelims program

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.

What CivilsDaily’s Smash Prelims students have to say?

Success Stories of Smash Prelims 2022

From failing twice-thrice to clearing Prelims 2022
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