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Revealed 2.0 (second batch) by Zeeshan Hashmi | Separate club for working aspirants | Attend free session on Habitat @9 pm

Zeeshan sir is back with Revealed 2.0 and this time we have two separate clubs for working and non-working aspirants. Clubs starting from 14th April. Timetable below.


UPSC IAS Prelims paper is becoming trickier day by day. Merely covering the syllabus is not enough. You must know how to attempt the paper.

Many times you face confusing options or feel the topic asked in question is relatable but the question, unsolvable. So, how to solve such prelims question with limited or almost zero knowledge about the topics.

What is Revealed 2.0 by Zeeshan sir?

It is the second batch of the Revealed program. It is an intensive 10 days workshop on Habitat. Zeeshan sir will be teaching logical prelims paper solving skills and intelligent elimination techniques to help you solve MCQs in IAS Prelims exam.

A practical approach will be followed and you will be daily practicing these techniques with the master of this art.

Another separate club for working aspirants will be launched.

Program inclusion:

  • Membership to the Revealed club by Zeeshan sir
  • 10 days intensive workshop on Habitat
  • Twice a day sessions with Zeeshan sir
  • Special timing for working aspirants (separate club)

Course fees: Rs 1000 + GST = Rs 1180

Why you should join the club?

There are several reasons but broadly these will help you to:

  1. Focus on the application part of the knowledge for IAS prelims.
  2. Tackle MCQ questions with limited or almost no knowledge of the topic asked in the question.
  3. Eliminate effectively and intelligently with a high accuracy of almost 95%
  4. Separate club for working professional.
  5. Will make you confident to tackle any question in the exam hall for IAS prelims.

You won’t be bothering about the cut-offs ever again.

How sessions are going to take place?

Habitat is a chat-based learning platform and here Zeeshan sir will be handholding and guiding you all through the course.

Daily two sessions are planned in the manner as explained below.

Session 1

Here Zeeshan sir will be teaching you the logical techniques and intelligent elimination methods to tackle and solve an MCQ.

A practical hands-on approach will be followed in this session. Around 25 MCQs will be shared with you and different techniques will be used to solve them.

Session 2

In this session, you will be having an enriching discussion and practice session among the peers. The whole process will be administered by Zeeshan sir.

How to attend Revealed sessions and join the Revealed club?

Click on the link below. It will take you to the Habitat course page. Click on enroll.

Join the club and tag Zeeshan sir using @ before zeeshan.h and introduce yourself.

Zeeshan sir will take over from there.

Schedule and timetable

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UPSC mock interview at Civilsdaily starting from 11th April| 1-1 DAF session with VP sir and Special Habitat sessions

Schedule of Special Habitat sessions planned for interviews.


UPSC Interviews 2020 schedule is out and it’s going to start from 26th April. Transcend 2020’s mock interviews will start from 11th April.

A one-to-one session on DAF analysis with VP sir is also planned for 10th April. You will get an opportunity to discuss your DAF and get an idea on how to improve upon the weak areas. Click here to book your slot.

About Transcend 2020: IGP mock interviews

Mock Interviews at Civilsdaily form a crucial part of UPSC interview preparation. The quality and diversity of the panel help prepare an aspirant for the actual interview at UPSC. 

Aspirants have benefited greatly from the mock interview and the feedback they get from the panel members after their mock interview. At the same time, we work with the aspirants to improve upon the areas highlighted by the panel.

Aspirants will also get a personalized DAF-based questionnaire based on extensive research and linkages with the issues of national and international importance. 

Upcoming Mock interview and session

1-1 session with VP sir: 10th April

  • First mock interview- 11th April (Book your slot)   
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.  
  • Mode: Online 

Interview slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Panelists for Mock Interviews: 

  1. Shri Shankar Aggarwal, IAS (retd.)
  2. Dr. Noor Mohammad, IAS (retd.)
  3. Shri T. N. Thakur, IAAS (retd.)
  4. Shri V. P. Singh, IRPS
  5. Mrs.Aditi Gupta, Corporate Leadership Specialist 
  6. Prof. U.M. Amin, Jamia Milia University
  7. Mr. Himanshu Arora, Economist, JNU, PMEAC 

Tentative: Shri Harsh V. Pant (Observer Research Foundation), Shri SN Tripathi, IAS (Director IIPA), Shri Yogesh Narain (Retd. Defence Secretary), Shri Dipankar Gupta (Indian Sociologist), and others.   

 You all are supposed to submit your DAFs and selfie videos answering four questions provided to you. These will form the basis for mock interviews, DAF analysis, and personalized DAF-based questionnaire.  

 Note- For any query/sending DAFs and videos reach out to ajay@civilsdaily.com 


Special Habitat session for UPSC interviews 2020

Interview Club on Habitat brings together senior bureaucrats, serving officers, UPSC mentors, toppers and peers under one roof for a collaborative and cohort based learning and preparation for the UPSC interviews.

From today onwards our we are starting a special session on Habitat’s Transcend: Interview Guidance Club to take up activities directed towards specific dimensions of the Personality Test.

This week’s schedule for these sessions is as follows:

  • Thursday 08/04/2021: Hobby discussion
  • Friday: Home state discussion
  • Saturday: Prizes, Sports, leadership position
  • Monday: Roleplaying & Situation Reaction Test (SRT)

Timings: 6-7:30 pm

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Spartan club: Rigorous revision program for UPSC IAS prelims 2021| Science tech, Environment and Modern history in 2 weeks

Timetable and details given below.

UPSC Prelims 2021 is around the corner and instead of freaking out, you must bring out the warrior within. The enormity of the challenge requires special efforts and for that Spartan club has been launched.

What is Spartan Club?

It is a rigorous timetable-based revision program whereby you will be covering the syllabus, revising, and discussing the topics under the strict guidance of Ravi sir.

Duration: 2 weeks (14 days)

Course fee: 1000 + GST = Rs 1180

Program inclusion:

  1. Intensive revision based on the rigorous timetable, under the strict supervision of Ravi sir.
  2. Subjects to be covered: Science Tech, Environment, Modern History
  3. Planned daily target assignments and monitoring.
  4. Daily Habitat sessions
    • 2 Mega sessions by Ravi sir – including Samadhan and Flurry sessions
    • 4 Mini Sessions to cross-check the accomplishment of the assigned syllabus
  5. Mentorship by Ravi sir.
  6. Daily MCQs -Based on the assigned syllabus daily MCQs

Subjects to be covered

  • Science Tech
  • Environment
  • Modern History

How sessions are going to take place?

Habitat is a chat-based learning platform and here Ravi sir will be handholding and guiding you all through the course.

Daily six session (at the least) are planned in the manner as explained above.

Why to join Spartan club?

  • A rigorous timetable will help you organize your syllabus coverage and revision.
  • Strict enforcement by Ravi sir to ensure your accountability and target achievement.
  • Personal guidance and mentorship by Ravi sir.
  • Discussion and doubt sessions on Habitat.
  • Innovative methods like Flurry and Samadhan.

All these will bring out the warrior within you to face the UPSC IAS prelims 2021 challenge successfully.

Daily Spartan’s rigour : 6 am to 12 midnight

  • 6 am to 7:45 am –  Study based on target assigned one day earlier
  • 7:45 to 8:00 am –   Habitat session (Discuss how many portions was covered)
  • 8:30 to 12:30 pm – Study based on target assigned
  • 12:30 pm  – 12:45 pm – Habitat session
  • 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm – Break
  • 2:00  pm to 4:45 pm – Study based on assigned targets
  • 4:45 pm to 5:00 pm – Habitat Session
  • 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Enjoy your tea/Coffee with your favorite music
  • 5:30 to 8 pm – Study based on target assigned
  • 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm – Habitat session for revision of the entire day and rapid-fire round
  • Dinner Break till 10:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm to 12:00 am –  Share your MCQs that you’ve solved today with others, raise your doubts, have some fun with other aspirants for cooling yourself down. If something is left then Cover it. Targets for the early morning will be assigned here.

How to attend Spartan sessions and join the Spartan club?

Click on Enroll button below. It will redirect you to the Club. Introduce yourself and use @ before raviranjan to tag Ravi sir. He will guide you from there on.

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UPSC Interviews 2020: One-to-one DAF analysis and personalized DAF questionnaire| Get them here

Transcend 2020: IGP

Click here to get your DAF based questionnaire

Detailed Application Form (DAF) is one of the most important documents that you might have filled for UPSC interviews. A major part of the interview will revolve around the information and details provided in the DAF. It is more than your CV.

Your ability to defend your DAF before the panel is going to decide your success. Anticipating and preparing for the questions based on your DAF is an essential part of the interview preparation.

As a part of Transcend: Interview Guidance Program for UPSC interviews we provide you a personalized and elaborate DAF-based questionnaire.

About DAF based questionnaire:

Well researched and relevant questions compiled by an experienced and dedicated team at Civilsdaily. Interlinking of questions to burning issues of national and international importance. We make sure that no area of the DAF has been left untouched.

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This DAF-based questionnaire is an important tool which if used properly in your preparation may allow you to steer your interview in a particular direction.

Click here to get your DAF based questionnaire

Below are some of the pictures and sample of the questions that you are going to get.

Questions based on Graduation subject

Questions based on Date of birth

Questions based on optional subject

Questions based on Hobbies

Click here to get your DAF based questionnaire

About Transcend Interview Guidance Program 2020

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PROGRAM INCLUSION AND OTHER DETAILS BELOW.

Transcend is our flagship Interview Guidance Program for UPSC CSE 2020.

Program inclusion

  1. Mock interview and detailed analysis + feedback
  2. Most important issues coverage – current and structural
  3. DAF 2 curation
  4. Personalized mentorship
  5. DAF analysis and one-on-one sessions with mentors
  6. DAF based personalized questionnaire
  7. Transcend Habitat group membership

How to enroll?

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(7 pm) Join live session by VP sir- “Avoid these mistakes committed by toppers in UPSC interviews”| 2 days left for DAF submission- discuss with us

Click on the video below and set a reminder for 7 pm today.

UPSC interviews are about to start in a few days. Reaching the third and final stage of the UPSC IAS exam is no joke and there is no place for complacency. There is a lot to learn from the mistakes committed by the UPSC toppers.

VP sir will be live with you at 7 pm.

Transcend 2020: UPSC interview program

Last 2 days left to fill and submit DAF 2. Talk to us today. Fill this form to schedule a call.

Send your DAF 1 and draft DAF 2 to atul@civilsdaily.com to begin with. Our team will reach out to you for DAF 2 curation.

PROGRAM INCLUSION AND OTHER DETAILS BELOW.

Students, congratulations for clearing UPSC Mains hurdle. It is time to focus on UPSC interviews. UPSC has released DAF 2 and the last date to fill and submit it is 5th April 2021.

Transcend, is our flagship Interview Guidance Program for UPSC CSE 2020.

These are some of the toppers from Civilsdaily IAS who were also a part of Transcend Interview Guidance Program 2019.

Program inclusion

  1. Mock interview and detailed analysis + feedback
  2. Most important issues coverage – current and structural
  3. DAF 2 curation
  4. Personalized mentorship
  5. DAF analysis and one-on-one sessions with mentors
  6. DAF based personalized questionnaire
  7. Transcend Habitat group membership

How to enroll?

Don’t forget to send your DAF 1 and draft DAF 2 to atul@civilsdaily.com

Our team will reach out to you. We will discuss how to best fill your DAF 2, what should be your next step and how to prepare for different aspects.

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5 deadly mistakes you must avoid in your UPSC IAS preparation | Fill Samanvaya for IAS 2021-22 and discuss with us.

Fill Samanvaya form given below to discuss and resolve your UPSC IAS preparation issues and doubts with us. Get FREE Tikdam e-book and IAS starter material after form submission.


There are some fundamental mistakes that many serious aspirants make. And no, we’re not talking about ignoring daily current affairs, not writing answers, or attempting tests.

Based on our interaction with 2500 aspirants in the past two months who have not been able to clear this exam after multiple attempts, there are five deadly mistakes for an UPSC aspirant. Before we start fill Samanvaya form if not done already.

Civilsdaily’s Samanvaya: free 1-to-1 mentorship session

Fill the Samanvaya form and get all your preparation issues like timetable, strategy, planning, sources, etc resolved.

We’ll call you within 24 hours. (Free Tikdam e-book and material will be emailed to you post form submission.)

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Starting with our list of deadly mistakes you should avoid.

1. Ignoring or failing to understand what UPSC expects from you.

UPSC through this exam has to maintain the merit in the Indian administration. For that, they are constantly evolving w.r.t. the exam process – questions and the manner in which they ask questions. Just go through the last three years’ UPSC Prelims question papers and you will realize it yourself.

Just knowing the syllabus and sources is not enough. Neither is it about finishing the syllabus only. It has to be done in a certain manner. Only when you know what UPSC wants you can make an effort in that direction. Fill Samanvaya form below to discuss the expectations of UPSC and more.

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2. Not having a workable strategy

Internet and youtube are flooded with IAS toppers’ strategy. While it worked for the toppers, what will work for you is a strategy that is based on your situation (UPSC experience, education, background, etc.), your learning style, the time you have, consideration for your job commitments, etc.

In short, your strategy has to be unique. Just for you. Moreover, it has to be organic and adaptable. Else it won’t work. Let us help make one for you or improve your strategy. (Just fill in the Samanvaya form)

3. No mechanism to identify your mistakes

Even if you’ve taken multiple attempts you are bound to make some mistakes, much more for UPSC beginners. These are inevitable. And this makes it essential for you to put up a mechanism to find out and highlight those mistakes in your preparation on a regular basis.

Eg. Finished Modern History (or any subject), only to realize after a month that you don’t seem to remember a thing or solve a UPSC level MCQ. This realization that you’re doing it wrong should have come to you on the first or second day itself. You could’ve saved your precious time, efforts and attempt.

Discussing your approach with mentors is one of them. Don’t have a mentor? Yes, you have one at Civilsdaily. Fill in this Samanvaya form.

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4. Inability to rectify your mistakes

Maybe due to inertia or ignorance or fear of change, most of the aspirants are not able to rectify their mistakes.

Eg. Even after finishing Laxmikant for Polity a couple of times you can’t understand why you are scoring miserably low marks in Polity pre-mocks. Or, not able to improve your mains answers.

Only those who are able to rectify their mistakes on a frequent basis are able to clear this exam. What issues with your preparation you feel are difficult to resolve? Fill Samanvaya and let us help you resolve them.

5. Integrate these learnings in your preparation

After you have developed the awareness of the mistakes and what should be done, you must integrate it asap with your preparation. The required unlearning and re-learning must take on a regular basis.

Eg. You were scoring less in answer writing and realized that it was due to either missing out on the demand of the question or not giving examples to support your arguments. Don’t stall the process of improvement. Do it asap.

Instead of regressing or stopping, you should always be moving forward, closing the loops of progress, and returning to the most effective path.

Whatever be the stage of your IAS exam preparation, these mistakes must be avoided at all costs and nipped-in-the-bud.

More than 10.5 lakh applied, but only 796 are going to clear UPSC IAS 2020. It is going to be much more challenging in 2021 and 2022.

It is not just about walking. It is about walking in the right direction. If you don’t have these above issues sorted you are bound to make more mistakes.

Fill the Samanvaya form given above to discuss your strategy and issues that you are facing.

Why mentorship?

See, broadly six factors determine your success in cracking this prestigious IAS exam and the most important being understanding the expectations of UPSC and according to that planning and strategizing; other being, Learning – Knowledge and information; Analyzing – making linkages, connections, etc.; Executing and utilizing information; and Constant course correction – because mistakes are inevitable, need to rectify them asap.

These are the areas where most of the aspirants fail to create a balance. Where are you facing an issue?

Integrate them in your preparation. We’ll tell you how to do it

To address the problems in your preparation, guidance and mentorship are the first steps. And here comes our three tiered mentorship.

Our 3 tier mentoring:

1. First step starts with this Samanvaya call: Once you fill in the form, our senior mentors will have a 1-to-1 detailed discussion (on-call) with you to understand your prep level, working/ study constraints, current strategies, and create a step by step plan for next week, next month and so on.

2. You are given access to our invite-only chat platform, Habitat where you can connect with mentors, 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 dedicated 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 2021/2022 journey.

Daily target monitoring on Habitat

Who are you?

  1. Working Junta? If you are preparing for IAS 2021/2022 and working simultaneously, we can help you strategize and decipher the IAS exam and 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 2021/2022 full time, we’ll help you pick the right books and craft a practical & personal strategy.
  3. Have appeared before? and weren’t successful. We’ll help you identify your mistakes, rectify them for the necessary course correction. Let this be your final and successful attempt.

You just have to take 5 minutes out and fill this form: Samanvaya For IAS 2021/2022

Talk to senior mentors from Civilsdaily: Fill Samanvaya form for IAS 2021 and IAS 2022. Once done, we will call you within 24 hours or so.

Fill up the following details in the Samanvaya form to schedule a free one-on-one mentorship session with senior mentors from Civilsdaily. We’ll call you within 24 hours.

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Abhyaas by Garima Jain: Answer writing skills development and practice for UPSC IAS Mains | Exclusive Habitat club – Enroll here

You will be directed to the Habitat club. Tag Garima ma’am using @ before Garima_Jain and introduce yourself. More details will be shared in the club.

What is Abhyaas by Garima Jain?

Abhyaas is a month-long mains answer writing program. Here you will learn answer writing skills and practice them daily with Garima ma’am. 

We’re going to work on the foundations and then move upwards to help you write amazing answers.

Program inclusion:

  • Exclusive Habitat club membership
  • 5 days a week Habitat session (twice a day)
  • Detailed discussion, analysis, and explanation of three questions daily- 2 from current and 1 from static.
  • Consolidated model answers with evaluation.

Duration:

30 days (5 days a week)

Course fee

1500 + GST = Rs 1770

Objectives of this program:

  • Making answer writing simple and systematic.
  • Bringing time management in answer writing.
  • Content enrichment.
  • Extensive discussion on each question ensuring a 360-degree coverage of topics for all stages of UPSC exam: Prelims, Mains, and Interviews.

Mode of discussion:

Habitat is a chat-based platform. Thus primarily discussions are going to be in the form of texts. However, mentors can use a combination of text, audio and video message.

How sessions are going to be held?

Daily two sessions are going to be held. Timings will be shared in the club. 

In the first session, Garima ma’am will teach you the skills and techniques for answer writing. An engaging discussion will take place where every component of a UPSC answer will be isolated, understood and analyzed in its entirety. You will be writing answers on a  daily basis under the guidance of Garima ma’am.

In the second session, Garima ma’am will help you all discuss, write and practice answer writing in a collaborative manner. It is going to be a peer driven and enriched discussion primarily.

How to join?

You will be directed to the Habitat club. Tag Garima ma’am using @ before Garima_Jain and introduce yourself. More details will be shared in the club.

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IAS pre-2021 special| Stashed 2.0 by Poorti Garg- Memory techniques for UPSC IAS current affairs | Join Habitat club here

UPSC IAS exam is an information-loaded exam and there is no way out to memorizing things. The current affairs and the topics are vast. To cover and memorize them in essential for your success.

Stashed 2.0, the successor of Stashed program, will help you cover and memorize current affairs in an efficient manner.

What is Stashed 2.0?

Stashed 2.0 is a unique program to help you learn memory techniques and their application for covering and memorizing current affairs for UPSC IAS exam.

It will be conducted as a 10 days workshop on Habitat where you will be learning, discussing with Poorti ma’am and peers, and practicing these techniques.

You’ll also be covering important yet hard to memorize and complex topics in this program through memory techniques.

Program inclusion

  • 10+ Memory techniques and their application for UPSC IAS exam
  • 10 days Habitat workshop
  • Video lectures
  • Worksheet and notes (PDF)
  • Membership to the exclusive Stashed club on Habitat
  • Support and consultancy by Poorti ma’am

Course fee: Rs 1000 + GST= Rs 1180

Topics to be covered

International Relations

  • Places in News
  • International visits of Prime Minister Modi
  • Exercises
  • International agreements
  • International organizations and reports

Environment

  • Species in news
  • Conservation areas- National Parks, etc.
  • Laws, schemes and policies
  • Conventions and Protocols
  • Agreements
  • Important organizations

Science and technology

  • Important discoveries
  • New technologies
  • Defence- missiles, etc.
  • Space missions, etc.

Economy

  • Indices and Reports
  • Important terms of Economic survey
  • Budget
  • Important trends, etc.

Polity

  • Bills/ Acts/ Laws
  • Policies and schemes

Geography

  • Volcanoes and other geographical events
  • Mountains, plateaus etc. in news
  • Economic geography- crops, minerals, etc. in news
  • Landlocked countries, etc. in news

Art and Culture

  • Heritage sites in news
  • Indian States Tableaux on Republic Day
  • GI tags
  • Important leaders in news, etc.

How to attend these workshops?

This program will start from 05th April 2021. It is a 10 days course-cum-workshop.

Video lecture by Poorti ma’am will be shared with you all before a session. These lectures will cover memory techniques and their application. You must watch them before every workshop.

Workshops are going to take place on Habitat, our chat-based learning platform. On Habitat, you are going to discuss the techniques and their application with Poorti ma’am. Habitat sessions are going to be a mix of text and audio messages.

You will also learn to apply the same techniques to topics other than those covered in the lecture.

Students are encouraged to bring their topics as well and discuss with peers and Poorti ma’am as how to memorize them quickly and effectively. You’ll be receiving worksheets which to be attempted and discussed in Habitat sessions.

Poorti ma’am is going to be there to guide and resolve all your doubts in the Habitat club.

How to access the course?

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(IAS 2021-22) What issues are you facing in your preparation? Discuss with us |Fill Samanvaya: 1-to-1 mentorship (get free Tikdams e-book)

Let us discuss the issues with your IAS preparation. Fill Samanvaya form for IAS 2021 and IAS 2022. A senior mentor from Civilsdaily will call you within 24 hours for a detailed in-depth discussion.

(Free Tikdam e-book and Civilsdaily’s IAS starter material will be emailed to you post form submission.)

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IAS exam, by design, is such that it should take just one attempt to clear it. Any further attempt, if you’re taking, should only be to improve your rank.

More than 10.5 lakh applied, but only 796 are going to clear UPSC IAS 2020. It is going to be much more challenging in 2021 and 2022.

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But why most of the aspirants can’t clear the exam, even after taking multiple attempts, covering the full syllabus, or taking tests?

Last month we had a discussion with around 2500 students who were not able to clear prelims even after more than 2 attempts. Many were stuck on mains.

Lack of direction, no guidance, inability to make required necessary changes in their preparation, and an absence of a well-defined strategy were issues common to all. (What issues are you facing? tell us)

UPSC IAS preparation is not just about memorizing and information gathering.

Did you have a look at Prelims 2020 paper? In many ways, it has highlighted the changing nature of UPSC, and to be successful you need to adapt to the expectations of UPSC and adopt a new approach.

For 2021 aspirants, your preparation should be highly outcome-oriented (enabling you to fetch more marks). Every action of yours must be very objectively defined, every step as a part of your strategy. Whatever you are learning must be utilizable in the exam (both pre and mains). Your preparation should have an element of measurability.

Moreover, you need to balance both Prelims and Mains on one hand and current-static-optional on the other. Fill Samanvaya form to know how it should be done.

It’s about how ‘you’ should be doing it instead of how someone else did it. That is the ‘elephant in the room’.

All this stands true for 2022 aspirants as well. This is the right time to start preparation.

Fill Samanvaya form given at the bottom of this post.

Broadly, six factors determine your success in cracking this prestigious IAS exam and the most important being understanding the expectations of UPSC and according to that planning and strategizing; other being, Learning – Knowledge and information; Analyzing – making linkages, connections, etc.; Executing and utilizing information; and Constant course correction – because mistakes are inevitable, need to rectify them asap.

These are the areas where most of the aspirants fail to create a balance. Where are you facing an issue?

Integrate them in your preparation. We’ll tell you how to do it

To address the problems in your preparation, guidance and mentorship are the first steps. And here comes our three tiered mentorship.

Our 3 tier mentoring:

1. First step starts with this Samanvaya call: Once you fill in the form, our senior mentors will have a 1-to-1 detailed discussion (on-call) with you to understand your prep level, working/ study constraints, current strategies, and create a step by step plan for next week, next month and so on.

2. You are given access to our invite-only chat platform, Habitat where you can connect with mentors, 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.

How to prepare for upsc 2021? Strategy for upsc 2021?
Answer writing for 2020
Daily target monitoring.

3. The third and the most personalized tier is the dedicated 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 2021/2022 journey.

Daily target monitoring on Habitat

Who are you?

  1. Working Junta? If you are preparing for IAS 2021/2022 and working simultaneously, we can help you strategize and decipher the IAS exam and 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 2021/2022 full time, we’ll help you pick the right books and craft a practical & personal strategy.
  3. Have appeared before? and weren’t successful. We’ll help you identify your mistakes, rectify them for the necessary course correction. Let this be your final and successful attempt.

You just have to take 5 minutes out and fill this form: Samanvaya For IAS 2021/2022

Talk to senior mentors from Civilsdaily: Fill Samanvaya form for IAS 2021 and IAS 2022. Once done, we will call you within 24 hours or so.

Fill up the following details in Samanvaya form given below to schedule a free one-on-one mentorship session with senior mentors from Civilsdaily. We’ll call you within 24 hours.

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Last day to enroll | Decimate UPPSC Prelims 2021 | Clear UPPSC pre in 2 months (Link inside)

Today is the last day to enroll. UPPSC Prelims special program will start from 1st April (Tomorrow).

Download PDF for better visibility – Decimate UPPSC Prelims 2021

What is Decimate UPPSC Prelims 2021?

It is an intensive program for UPPSC Prelims 2021 that ensures full coverage of the current affairs syllabus, UP-specific topics, test series, intensive discussions, toppers’ sessions, and mentorship. It is a Habitat program.

We’re going more intensive and comprehensive to make sure that you comfortably go beyond the cut-off and literally decimate prelims.

Program inclusion

  1. Exclusive member to Habitat club
  2. 6 days a week Habitat session (chat-based)
  3. 1 yr current affairs (including UP)
  4. Uttar Pradesh specific topics and GK
  5. UPPSC Prelims test series-8 tests
    1. 4 Theme and current affairs based
    2. 4 Full syllabus
  6. A weekly session with UPPSC toppers (Shweta Mishra, Kunal Gaurav, others)
  7. PDF notes

Today is the last day to enroll. UPPSC Prelims special program will start from 1st April (Tomorrow).

How Habitat sessions will be held?

Habitat is an innovative chat-based platform where you can discuss, learn, connect with mentors and peers and, get access to the material. All the sessions of this program will be held on Habitat.

Mode of the discussions- text messages primarily, audio and podcast as and when required.

Six days a week sessions will be held as per a plan with one day reserved for test discussion and another one for UPPSC topper’s session (Shweta Mishra Rank 23, Kunal Gaurav Rank 4, others).

You’ll be given access to an exclusive Habitat club for Decimate UPPSC prelims 2021. The group is administered by Parth sir and  UPPSC toppers like Shweta ma’am (Rank 23, UPPSC 2019).

A detailed plan will be discussed and shared with you as well.

 

Where to find the Habitat club?

Habitat club’s link will be emailed to you as soon as you enroll in the program. You can also access the link in the Curriculum section above.

All the discussions, PDFs of notes, and reference material will be shared in the Habitat club.

Timetable

Download PDF for better visibility – Decimate UPPSC Prelims 2021

Today is the last day to enroll. UPPSC Prelims special program will start from 1st April (Tomorrow).

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Abhishek Saraf rank 8 Civilsdaily
Abhishek has benefited from Civilsdaily’s approach, so did 70+ candidates who cleared UPSC IAS 2019

IAS exam, by design, is such that it should take just one attempt to clear it. Any further attempt, if you’re taking, should only be to improve your rank.

More than 10.5 lakh applied, but only 796 are going to clear UPSC IAS 2020. It is going to be much more challenging in 2021 and 2022.

Civilsdaily’s Hall of Fame.

But why most of the aspirants can’t clear the exam, even after taking multiple attempts, covering the full syllabus, or taking tests?

Last month we had a discussion with around 2500 students who were not able to clear prelims even after more than 2 attempts. Many were stuck on mains.

Lack of direction, no guidance, inability to make required necessary changes in their preparation, and an absence of a well-defined strategy were issues common to all. (What issues are you facing? tell us)

UPSC IAS preparation is not just about memorizing and information gathering.

Did you have a look at Prelims 2020 paper? In many ways, it has highlighted the changing nature of UPSC, and to be successful you need to adapt to the expectations of UPSC and adopt a new approach.

For 2021 aspirants, your preparation should be highly outcome-oriented (enabling you to fetch more marks). Every action of yours must be very objectively defined, every step as a part of your strategy. Whatever you are learning must be utilizable in the exam (both pre and mains). Your preparation should have an element of measurability.

Moreover, you need to balance both Prelims and Mains on one hand and current-static-optional on the other. Fill Samanvaya form to know how it should be done.

It’s about how ‘you’ should be doing it instead of how someone else did it. That is the ‘elephant in the room’.

All this stands true for 2022 aspirants as well. This is the right time to start preparation.

Fill Samanvaya form given at the bottom of this post.

Broadly, six factors determine your success in cracking this prestigious IAS exam and the most important being understanding the expectations of UPSC and according to that planning and strategizing; other being, Learning – Knowledge and information; Analyzing – making linkages, connections, etc.; Executing and utilizing information; and Constant course correction – because mistakes are inevitable, need to rectify them asap.

These are the areas where most of the aspirants fail to create a balance. Where are you facing an issue?

Integrate them in your preparation. We’ll tell you how to do it

To address the problems in your preparation, guidance and mentorship are the first steps. And here comes our three tiered mentorship.

Our 3 tier mentoring:

1. First step starts with this Samanvaya call: Once you fill in the form, our senior mentors will have a 1-to-1 detailed discussion (on-call) with you to understand your prep level, working/ study constraints, current strategies, and create a step by step plan for next week, next month and so on.

2. You are given access to our invite-only chat platform, Habitat where you can connect with mentors, 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.

How to prepare for upsc 2021? Strategy for upsc 2021?
Answer writing for 2020
Daily target monitoring.

3. The third and the most personalized tier is the dedicated 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 2021/2022 journey.

Daily target monitoring on Habitat

Who are you?

  1. Working Junta? If you are preparing for IAS 2021/2022 and working simultaneously, we can help you strategize and decipher the IAS exam and 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 2021/2022 full time, we’ll help you pick the right books and craft a practical & personal strategy.
  3. Have appeared before? and weren’t successful. We’ll help you identify your mistakes, rectify them for the necessary course correction. Let this be your final and successful attempt.

You just have to take 5 minutes out and fill this form: Samanvaya For IAS 2021/2022

Talk to senior mentors from Civilsdaily: Fill Samanvaya form for IAS 2021 and IAS 2022. Once done, we will call you within 24 hours or so.

Fill up the following details in Samanvaya form given below to schedule a free one-on-one mentorship session with senior mentors from Civilsdaily. We’ll call you within 24 hours.

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Couldn’t clear mains? Let us prepare to Smash Mains 2021: Batch 2 starting from 3rd April | Invite only program (only 50 seats)| Enroll here

The 2nd Batch of Smash Mains Program will start from 3rd April. This is an invite-only program and has a success rate of more than 80%. To enroll click here.

How Smash Mains 2021 will progress?


Dear Students,

The mains results are out and congratulation to those who made it to the next level. It is also a time for introspection and reflection for those who worked so hard and weren’t able to make it.

We understand what it feels like to get so close to clearing the exam but eventually not making it. The feeling is dreadful. But don’t be shattered by failures, don’t let them slow you down. Team Civilsdaily will ensure that your LBSNAA dream is fulfilled.

We are announcing the start of the second batch of Smash Mains 2021. Sajal sir has explained it in the video below. More details are given below.


Read more reviews here

The result of Smash Mains 2020 has been exceptional. Out of 50 students enrolled in the first batch. 40 Gave the Mains exam and out of them, 32 qualified for the interview round. Thus the success rate of Smash mains 2020 was 80%. Thus the chances of getting through the mains stage increase by 4 times for students enrolled in Smash Mains Program.

About Smash Mains 2021

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).

Note: The Entry Restricted to those who have given mains in the past 2 years and have failed to score high marks.

It’s a three-phased program under personalized guidance by Sajal sir. 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. And it is worked on under Sajal sir’s strict monitoring, aiming for incremental improvements every day, after every session with Sajal sir.

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

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

Program inclusion:

1. One-to-One mentorship by Sajal sir.
2. Mains Test Series – 4 sectional and 12 FLTs
3. Samachar Manthan – For holistic and comprehensive coverage of Current Affairs (without answer writing)
4. Decimate Prelims Crash Course
5. Prelims Full-Length Tests – To prepare you for prelims (8 FLTs and 10 Current affairs)
6. Exclusive membership to Smash Mains group in Civilsdaily’s Habitat.

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. The answers to which you might or might not have. For bringing the change you have to work upon its execution as well. (Realization is not enough). And bringing that to fruition is not possible in isolation. Now onwards, it should be a guided process under a meticulously designed plan.

It is all about redesigning the machinery which is unable to convert your knowledge and analysis into marks in Mains. And you know it – Fewer marks in mains, very low chances of seeing your name in the final list.

What makes Smash Mains unique?

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.

Progression of Smash Mains 2021:

Phase 1: April

Identifying the fundamental flaws in your Answers. Working on them with Sajal sir.

Phase 2: May-June

Prelims- This is the first hurdle. Decimate Prelims course will be provided here. We’ll work on strategy and the way to attempt a prelims paper here. Detailed scrutiny of your prelims papers will be done via 1-1 personalized settings – Are you risk-averse or risk-taker, whether you are using (Tikdams), silly mistakes made, whether you are getting the factual questions wrong.

Phase 3: July -Sept

After Prelims- Mains Test series each followed by one-to-one detailed and in-depth interaction with Sajal sir. Final refinements are done in this phase. 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.

How to enroll in Smash Mains 2021?

As it’s a limited intake program a sieving process has been put in place by us. Please do the following:

  1. Send your last Mains scorecard to sajal@civilsdaily.com .
  2. We’ll send you one Civilsdaily’s GS Mains test, write it, submit it. It’ll be followed by an evaluation and an on-call discussion with Sajal sir.
  3. Or send your already attempted and evaluated test copies (at least 2) to sajal@civilsdaily.com
  4. Call at 89299 87787

What our students have to say about Smash Mains?

Read this answer here. Other answers here

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(IAS 2021-22) Are you preparing in the right direction?| Let us optimize your preparation |Samanvaya: free 1-to-1 mentorship (get free Tikdams e-book)

Talk to senior mentors from Civilsdaily: Fill Samanvaya form for IAS 2021 and IAS 2022. We’ll call you within 24 hours for a detailed in-depth discussion.

(Free Tikdam e-book and Civilsdaily’s IAS starter material will be emailed to you post form submission.)

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How to prepare for upsc 2021? Strategy for upsc 2021?
Answer writing for 2020
Abhishek Saraf rank 8 Civilsdaily
Abhishek has benefited from Civilsdaily’s approach, so did 70+ candidates who cleared UPSC IAS 2019

IAS exam, by design, is such that it should take just one attempt to clear it. Any further attempt, if you’re taking, should only be to improve your rank.

More than 10.5 lakh applied, but only 796 are going to clear UPSC IAS 2020. It is going to be much more challenging in 2021 and 2022.

Civilsdaily’s Hall of Fame.

But why most of the aspirants can’t clear the exam, even after taking multiple attempts, covering the full syllabus, or taking tests?

Last month we had a discussion with around 2500 students who were not able to clear prelims even after more than 2 attempts. Many were stuck on mains.

Lack of direction, no guidance, inability to make required necessary changes in their preparation, and an absence of a well-defined strategy were issues common to all. (What issues are you facing? tell us)

UPSC IAS preparation is not just about memorizing and information gathering.

Did you have a look at Prelims 2020 paper? In many ways, it has highlighted the changing nature of UPSC, and to be successful you need to adapt to the expectations of UPSC and adopt a new approach.

For 2021 aspirants, your preparation should be highly outcome-oriented (enabling you to fetch more marks). Every action of yours must be very objectively defined, every step as a part of your strategy. Whatever you are learning must be utilizable in the exam (both pre and mains). Your preparation should have an element of measurability.

Moreover, you need to balance both Prelims and Mains on one hand and current-static-optional on the other. Fill Samanvaya form to know how it should be done.

It’s about how ‘you’ should be doing it instead of how someone else did it. That is the ‘elephant in the room’.

All this stands true for 2022 aspirants as well. This is the right time to start preparation.

Fill Samanvaya form given at the bottom of this post.

Broadly, six factors determine your success in cracking this prestigious IAS exam and the most important being understanding the expectations of UPSC and according to that planning and strategizing; other being, Learning – Knowledge and information; Analyzing – making linkages, connections, etc.; Executing and utilizing information; and Constant course correction – because mistakes are inevitable, need to rectify them asap.

These are the areas where most of the aspirants fail to create a balance. Where are you facing an issue?

Integrate them in your preparation. We’ll tell you how to do it

To address the problems in your preparation, guidance and mentorship are the first steps. And here comes our three tiered mentorship.

Our 3 tier mentoring:

1. First step starts with this Samanvaya call: Once you fill in the form, our senior mentors will have a 1-to-1 detailed discussion (on-call) with you to understand your prep level, working/ study constraints, current strategies, and create a step by step plan for next week, next month and so on.

2. You are given access to our invite-only chat platform, Habitat where you can connect with mentors, 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.

How to prepare for upsc 2021? Strategy for upsc 2021?
Answer writing for 2020
Daily target monitoring.

3. The third and the most personalized tier is the dedicated 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 2021/2022 journey.

Daily target monitoring on Habitat

Who are you?

  1. Working Junta? If you are preparing for IAS 2021/2022 and working simultaneously, we can help you strategize and decipher the IAS exam and 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 2021/2022 full time, we’ll help you pick the right books and craft a practical & personal strategy.
  3. Have appeared before? and weren’t successful. We’ll help you identify your mistakes, rectify them for the necessary course correction. Let this be your final and successful attempt.

You just have to take 5 minutes out and fill this form: Samanvaya For IAS 2021/2022

Talk to senior mentors from Civilsdaily: Fill Samanvaya form for IAS 2021 and IAS 2022. Once done, we will call you within 24 hours or so.

Fill up the following details in Samanvaya form given below to schedule a free one-on-one mentorship session with senior mentors from Civilsdaily. We’ll call you within 24 hours.

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(LIVE NOW) DAF II session by VP sir | UPSC 2020 interviews special| 6 pm, 28th March | Join now

Join the session here

Casual DAF-II filling can cost you a UPSC attempt. Start your preparation with DAF II curation – VP sir

Click on the video below and set a reminder for 6 pm today.

UPSC has released DAF II (detailed application form) and the last date to fill and submit it is 5th April 2021. It must be filled with extreme caution as most of your interview will be driven by the information you have provided in the DAF.

VP sir will be taking a session on DAF II filling and other UPSC interview related query.

How to attend the session + Venue?

Click here to register

Online: Live on youtube. Click on the video above and set a reminder for 6 pm today.

Offline address: 1 LGF, Apsara Arcade, near Karol Bagh Metro station gate no 7, Karol Bagh, Delhi

Time and date: 6pm, 28th March 2021 (Today)

For any query reach out at hello@civilsdaily.com or 089299 87787

Send your DAF 1 and draft DAF 2 to atul@civilsdaily.com to begin with. Our team will reach out to you for DAF 2 curation.

PROGRAM INCLUSION AND OTHER DETAILS BELOW.

Students, congratulations for clearing UPSC Mains hurdle. It is time to focus on UPSC interviews. UPSC has released DAF 2 and the last date to fill and submit it is 5th April 2021.

With this, we are excited to formally launch Transcend, our flagship Interview Guidance Program for UPSC CSE 2020.

These are some of the toppers from Civilsdaily IAS who were also a part of Transcend Interview Guidance Program 2019.

Program inclusion

  1. Mock interview and detailed analysis + feedback
  2. Most important issues coverage – current and structural
  3. DAF 2 curation
  4. Personalized mentorship
  5. DAF analysis and one-on-one sessions with mentors
  6. DAF based personalized questionnaire
  7. Transcend Habitat group membership

How to enroll?

Don’t forget to send your DAF 1 and draft DAF 2 to atul@civilsdaily.com

Our team will reach out to you. We will discuss how to best fill your DAF 2, what should be your next step and how to prepare for different aspects.

Highlights of Transcend: Focused offerings for 3 distinct groups of IAS Mains-qualified aspirants

  1. Freshers
  2. Work Ex
  3. Veterans 

Dedicated Habitat group, telephonic and the zoom/google meet sessions, SWOT analysis via personalized questionnaire & in-person mock interviews with the panel.

This year, we intend to raise the bar even higher by providing trailblazing professional, personalized mentorship. There are 3 broad categories into which the IAS Mains-qualified candidates are be divided:

#1. Freshers: Facing 1st UPSC interview without work-ex

These candidates have given dedicated and exclusive time to UPSC preparation, often right after their graduation. We also have candidates who decide for UPSC a little later in life. These candidates have a wide variety of backgrounds. Some have quit their jobs to prepare for CSE, some may have household and family responsibilities, etc.

The interview, in the case of these aspirants, will focus on academics, mental alertness, critical power of assimilation, leadership and teamwork, variety and depth of interest, etc.

Freshers have the advantage of ‘excitement’ and ‘happy-go-lucky’ attitude, but they also suffer from fear-of-the-unknown.

For them, Transcend will revolve around psychological strengthening and belief formation besides personality development and polishing of soft skills.

#2. Work-Experience: Facing 1st UPSC interview with work-ex

The second category is of working professionals. These candidates have the advantages of leadership, tactfulness, foresight, and maturity. Of all other categories of candidates, the responses of working professionals are expected to be brief, well crafted, balanced, logical and reflecting emotional intelligence. Leadership is another area these aspirants are tested for.

Transcend will focus intensely on each of these general traits. Stress will be on the trends highlighted by the latest research in these domains.

#3. Veterans: Have faced the UPSC interview board in the past

Candidates who have appeared in the UPSC interview, probably more than once; but have consistently scored low marks.

Such a person has the advantage of the experience of the official set-up. She is aware of the entire process, her DAF and does not have fear-of-the-unknown. She has possibly taken mock interviews in her previous attempts but success eludes her owing to some fundamental flaw, which if unidentified, will compromise her chances yet again.

For veterans, our Transcend mentors will analyze your DAF, previous mock interviews, transcript of real interview/s and will have detailed discussions to pinpoint the weakness. Then will follow the personalized recovery strategy.


We are the only institution in this space that brings such high levels of clarity and purpose to the interview program.

All in all, ‘Transcend’ from Civilsdaily is the finest tool you can choose to uncover the shimmering light of your personality and to realize the simmering desire of your heart.

Take that final leap. You are in good hands now.


What to expect in the coming weeks?

#1. Once you submit your DAF 2 and other details on the link & email, we request you to send a video snippet (shot over a mobile selfie and sent via Whatsapp to this number or at hello[at]civilsdaily.com) on the questions listed below. These are basic, time tested questions that do not need any preparation but helps us understand your default presentation styles:

  1. Why do you want to join the civil services?
  2. Why should you be selected over the other candidates?
  3. Which in-service officer has inspired you the most and why?
  4. One feedback that you received from a friend, peer or superior which fundamentally changed the way you operate in the world or look at the world?

We want you to be uninhibited, relaxed and natural when you make this video. All questions are compulsory (especially 2, 4 and 5).

#2. We will get back to you with the feedback on your DAF and this video exercise.

#3. Post that, your progress will be tracked in mock interviews and taken over the telephone, skype, and panel-driven mocks and you will be given access to interact with both our in-house mentors and industry experts to fine-tune your reasonings.

We will work on your innate tendencies and help you carve out the best version of yourself.

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(LIVE) DAF II session by VP sir | UPSC 2020 interviews special| 6 pm, 28th March- Register now

Click here to register A senior IAS mentor will reach out to you for personal guidance.

Casual DAF-II filling can cost you a UPSC attempt. Start your preparation with DAF II curation – VP sir

Click on the video below and set a reminder for 6 pm today.

UPSC has released DAF II (detailed application form) and the last date to fill and submit it is 5th April 2021. It must be filled with extreme caution as most of your interview will be driven by the information you have provided in the DAF.

VP sir will be taking a session on DAF II filling and other UPSC interview related query.

How to attend the session + Venue?

Click here to register

Online: Live on youtube. Click on the video above and set a reminder for 6 pm today.

Offline address: 1 LGF, Apsara Arcade, near Karol Bagh Metro station gate no 7, Karol Bagh, Delhi

Time and date: 6pm, 28th March 2021 (Today)

For any query reach out at hello@civilsdaily.com or 089299 87787

Send your DAF 1 and draft DAF 2 to atul@civilsdaily.com to begin with. Our team will reach out to you for DAF 2 curation.

PROGRAM INCLUSION AND OTHER DETAILS BELOW.

Students, congratulations for clearing UPSC Mains hurdle. It is time to focus on UPSC interviews. UPSC has released DAF 2 and the last date to fill and submit it is 5th April 2021.

With this, we are excited to formally launch Transcend, our flagship Interview Guidance Program for UPSC CSE 2020.

These are some of the toppers from Civilsdaily IAS who were also a part of Transcend Interview Guidance Program 2019.

Program inclusion

  1. Mock interview and detailed analysis + feedback
  2. Most important issues coverage – current and structural
  3. DAF 2 curation
  4. Personalized mentorship
  5. DAF analysis and one-on-one sessions with mentors
  6. DAF based personalized questionnaire
  7. Transcend Habitat group membership

How to enroll?

Don’t forget to send your DAF 1 and draft DAF 2 to atul@civilsdaily.com

Our team will reach out to you. We will discuss how to best fill your DAF 2, what should be your next step and how to prepare for different aspects.

Highlights of Transcend: Focused offerings for 3 distinct groups of IAS Mains-qualified aspirants

  1. Freshers
  2. Work Ex
  3. Veterans 

Dedicated Habitat group, telephonic and the zoom/google meet sessions, SWOT analysis via personalized questionnaire & in-person mock interviews with the panel.

This year, we intend to raise the bar even higher by providing trailblazing professional, personalized mentorship. There are 3 broad categories into which the IAS Mains-qualified candidates are be divided:

#1. Freshers: Facing 1st UPSC interview without work-ex

These candidates have given dedicated and exclusive time to UPSC preparation, often right after their graduation. We also have candidates who decide for UPSC a little later in life. These candidates have a wide variety of backgrounds. Some have quit their jobs to prepare for CSE, some may have household and family responsibilities, etc.

The interview, in the case of these aspirants, will focus on academics, mental alertness, critical power of assimilation, leadership and teamwork, variety and depth of interest, etc.

Freshers have the advantage of ‘excitement’ and ‘happy-go-lucky’ attitude, but they also suffer from fear-of-the-unknown.

For them, Transcend will revolve around psychological strengthening and belief formation besides personality development and polishing of soft skills.

#2. Work-Experience: Facing 1st UPSC interview with work-ex

The second category is of working professionals. These candidates have the advantages of leadership, tactfulness, foresight, and maturity. Of all other categories of candidates, the responses of working professionals are expected to be brief, well crafted, balanced, logical and reflecting emotional intelligence. Leadership is another area these aspirants are tested for.

Transcend will focus intensely on each of these general traits. Stress will be on the trends highlighted by the latest research in these domains.

#3. Veterans: Have faced the UPSC interview board in the past

Candidates who have appeared in the UPSC interview, probably more than once; but have consistently scored low marks.

Such a person has the advantage of the experience of the official set-up. She is aware of the entire process, her DAF and does not have fear-of-the-unknown. She has possibly taken mock interviews in her previous attempts but success eludes her owing to some fundamental flaw, which if unidentified, will compromise her chances yet again.

For veterans, our Transcend mentors will analyze your DAF, previous mock interviews, transcript of real interview/s and will have detailed discussions to pinpoint the weakness. Then will follow the personalized recovery strategy.


We are the only institution in this space that brings such high levels of clarity and purpose to the interview program.

All in all, ‘Transcend’ from Civilsdaily is the finest tool you can choose to uncover the shimmering light of your personality and to realize the simmering desire of your heart.

Take that final leap. You are in good hands now.


What to expect in the coming weeks?

#1. Once you submit your DAF 2 and other details on the link & email, we request you to send a video snippet (shot over a mobile selfie and sent via Whatsapp to this number or at hello[at]civilsdaily.com) on the questions listed below. These are basic, time tested questions that do not need any preparation but helps us understand your default presentation styles:

  1. Why do you want to join the civil services?
  2. Why should you be selected over the other candidates?
  3. Which in-service officer has inspired you the most and why?
  4. One feedback that you received from a friend, peer or superior which fundamentally changed the way you operate in the world or look at the world?

We want you to be uninhibited, relaxed and natural when you make this video. All questions are compulsory (especially 2, 4 and 5).

#2. We will get back to you with the feedback on your DAF and this video exercise.

#3. Post that, your progress will be tracked in mock interviews and taken over the telephone, skype, and panel-driven mocks and you will be given access to interact with both our in-house mentors and industry experts to fine-tune your reasonings.

We will work on your innate tendencies and help you carve out the best version of yourself.

Categories
Announcements

UPSC 2020 Interview special: DAF II session by VP sir | 6 pm, 28th March | Online and Offline| Register now

Click here to register

Casual DAF-II filling can cost you a UPSC attempt. Start your preparation with DAF II curation – VP sir

UPSC has released DAF II (detailed application form) and the last date to fill and submit it is 5th April 2021. It must be filled with extreme caution as most of your interview will be driven by the information you have provided in the DAF.

VP sir will be taking a session on DAF II filling and other UPSC interview related query.

How to attend the session + Venue?

Click here to register

Online: link will be emailed to you

Offline address: 1 LGF, Apsara Arcade, near Karol Bagh Metro station gate no 7, Karol Bagh, Delhi

Time and date: 6pm, 28th March 2021 (Today)

For any query reach out at hello@civilsdaily.com or 089299 87787

Send your DAF 1 and draft DAF 2 to atul@civilsdaily.com to begin with. Our team will reach out to you for DAF 2 curation.

PROGRAM INCLUSION AND OTHER DETAILS BELOW.

Students, congratulations for clearing UPSC Mains hurdle. It is time to focus on UPSC interviews. UPSC has released DAF 2 and the last date to fill and submit it is 5th April 2021.

With this, we are excited to formally launch Transcend, our flagship Interview Guidance Program for UPSC CSE 2020.

These are some of the toppers from Civilsdaily IAS who were also a part of Transcend Interview Guidance Program 2019.

Program inclusion

  1. Mock interview and detailed analysis + feedback
  2. Most important issues coverage – current and structural
  3. DAF 2 curation
  4. Personalized mentorship
  5. DAF analysis and one-on-one sessions with mentors
  6. DAF based personalized questionnaire
  7. Transcend Habitat group membership

How to enroll?

Don’t forget to send your DAF 1 and draft DAF 2 to atul@civilsdaily.com

Our team will reach out to you. We will discuss how to best fill your DAF 2, what should be your next step and how to prepare for different aspects.

Highlights of Transcend: Focused offerings for 3 distinct groups of IAS Mains-qualified aspirants

  1. Freshers
  2. Work Ex
  3. Veterans 

Dedicated Habitat group, telephonic and the zoom/google meet sessions, SWOT analysis via personalized questionnaire & in-person mock interviews with the panel.

This year, we intend to raise the bar even higher by providing trailblazing professional, personalized mentorship. There are 3 broad categories into which the IAS Mains-qualified candidates are be divided:

#1. Freshers: Facing 1st UPSC interview without work-ex

These candidates have given dedicated and exclusive time to UPSC preparation, often right after their graduation. We also have candidates who decide for UPSC a little later in life. These candidates have a wide variety of backgrounds. Some have quit their jobs to prepare for CSE, some may have household and family responsibilities, etc.

The interview, in the case of these aspirants, will focus on academics, mental alertness, critical power of assimilation, leadership and teamwork, variety and depth of interest, etc.

Freshers have the advantage of ‘excitement’ and ‘happy-go-lucky’ attitude, but they also suffer from fear-of-the-unknown.

For them, Transcend will revolve around psychological strengthening and belief formation besides personality development and polishing of soft skills.

#2. Work-Experience: Facing 1st UPSC interview with work-ex

The second category is of working professionals. These candidates have the advantages of leadership, tactfulness, foresight, and maturity. Of all other categories of candidates, the responses of working professionals are expected to be brief, well crafted, balanced, logical and reflecting emotional intelligence. Leadership is another area these aspirants are tested for.

Transcend will focus intensely on each of these general traits. Stress will be on the trends highlighted by the latest research in these domains.

#3. Veterans: Have faced the UPSC interview board in the past

Candidates who have appeared in the UPSC interview, probably more than once; but have consistently scored low marks.

Such a person has the advantage of the experience of the official set-up. She is aware of the entire process, her DAF and does not have fear-of-the-unknown. She has possibly taken mock interviews in her previous attempts but success eludes her owing to some fundamental flaw, which if unidentified, will compromise her chances yet again.

For veterans, our Transcend mentors will analyze your DAF, previous mock interviews, transcript of real interview/s and will have detailed discussions to pinpoint the weakness. Then will follow the personalized recovery strategy.


We are the only institution in this space that brings such high levels of clarity and purpose to the interview program.

All in all, ‘Transcend’ from Civilsdaily is the finest tool you can choose to uncover the shimmering light of your personality and to realize the simmering desire of your heart.

Take that final leap. You are in good hands now.


What to expect in the coming weeks?

#1. Once you submit your DAF 2 and other details on the link & email, we request you to send a video snippet (shot over a mobile selfie and sent via Whatsapp to this number or at hello[at]civilsdaily.com) on the questions listed below. These are basic, time tested questions that do not need any preparation but helps us understand your default presentation styles:

  1. Why do you want to join the civil services?
  2. Why should you be selected over the other candidates?
  3. Which in-service officer has inspired you the most and why?
  4. One feedback that you received from a friend, peer or superior which fundamentally changed the way you operate in the world or look at the world?

We want you to be uninhibited, relaxed and natural when you make this video. All questions are compulsory (especially 2, 4 and 5).

#2. We will get back to you with the feedback on your DAF and this video exercise.

#3. Post that, your progress will be tracked in mock interviews and taken over the telephone, skype, and panel-driven mocks and you will be given access to interact with both our in-house mentors and industry experts to fine-tune your reasonings.

We will work on your innate tendencies and help you carve out the best version of yourself.

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Talk to senior mentors from Civilsdaily: Fill Samanvaya form for IAS 2021 and IAS 2022. We’ll call you within 24 hours for a detailed in-depth discussion.

(Free Tikdam e-book and Civilsdaily’s IAS starter material will be emailed to you post form submission.)

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How to prepare for upsc 2021? Strategy for upsc 2021?
Answer writing for 2020
Abhishek Saraf rank 8 Civilsdaily
Abhishek has benefited from Civilsdaily’s approach, so did 70+ candidates who cleared UPSC IAS 2019

IAS exam, by design, is such that it should take just one attempt to clear it. Any further attempt, if you’re taking, should only be to improve your rank.

More than 10.5 lakh applied, but only 796 are going to clear UPSC IAS 2020. It is going to be much more challenging in 2021 and 2022.

Civilsdaily’s Hall of Fame.

But why most of the aspirants can’t clear the exam, even after taking multiple attempts, covering the full syllabus, or taking tests?

Last month we had a discussion with around 2500 students who were not able to clear prelims even after more than 2 attempts. Many were stuck on mains.

Lack of direction, no guidance, inability to make required necessary changes in their preparation, and an absence of a well-defined strategy were issues common to all. (What issues are you facing? tell us)

UPSC IAS preparation is not just about memorizing and information gathering.

Did you have a look at Prelims 2020 paper? In many ways, it has highlighted the changing nature of UPSC, and to be successful you need to adapt to the expectations of UPSC and adopt a new approach.

For 2021 aspirants, your preparation should be highly outcome-oriented (enabling you to fetch more marks). Every action of yours must be very objectively defined, every step as a part of your strategy. Whatever you are learning must be utilizable in the exam (both pre and mains). Your preparation should have an element of measurability.

Moreover, you need to balance both Prelims and Mains on one hand and current-static-optional on the other. Fill Samanvaya form to know how it should be done.

It’s about how ‘you’ should be doing it instead of how someone else did it. That is the ‘elephant in the room’.

All this stands true for 2022 aspirants as well. This is the right time to start preparation.

Fill Samanvaya form given at the bottom of this post.

Broadly, six factors determine your success in cracking this prestigious IAS exam and the most important being understanding the expectations of UPSC and according to that planning and strategizing; other being, Learning – Knowledge and information; Analyzing – making linkages, connections, etc.; Executing and utilizing information; and Constant course correction – because mistakes are inevitable, need to rectify them asap.

These are the areas where most of the aspirants fail to create a balance. Where are you facing an issue?

Integrate them in your preparation. We’ll tell you how to do it

To address the problems in your preparation, guidance and mentorship are the first steps. And here comes our three tiered mentorship.

Our 3 tier mentoring:

1. First step starts with this Samanvaya call: Once you fill in the form, our senior mentors will have a 1-to-1 detailed discussion (on-call) with you to understand your prep level, working/ study constraints, current strategies, and create a step by step plan for next week, next month and so on.

2. You are given access to our invite-only chat platform, Habitat where you can connect with mentors, 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.

How to prepare for upsc 2021? Strategy for upsc 2021?
Answer writing for 2020
Daily target monitoring.

3. The third and the most personalized tier is the dedicated 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 2021/2022 journey.

Daily target monitoring on Habitat

Who are you?

  1. Working Junta? If you are preparing for IAS 2021/2022 and working simultaneously, we can help you strategize and decipher the IAS exam and 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 2021/2022 full time, we’ll help you pick the right books and craft a practical & personal strategy.
  3. Have appeared before? and weren’t successful. We’ll help you identify your mistakes, rectify them for the necessary course correction. Let this be your final and successful attempt.

You just have to take 5 minutes out and fill this form: Samanvaya For IAS 2021/2022

Talk to senior mentors from Civilsdaily: Fill Samanvaya form for IAS 2021 and IAS 2022. Once done, we will call you within 24 hours or so.

Fill up the following details in Samanvaya form given below to schedule a free one-on-one mentorship session with senior mentors from Civilsdaily. We’ll call you within 24 hours.

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What can be a more better opportunity for your UPPCS preparation than an interactive session with the topper himself!

Timing: 8 PM, 26th March 2021

Click here to join the session

Come join with Kunal Gaurav, Rank 4, UPPCS 2019 on Habitat and clear all your doubts and take a peek into his successful journey in UPPCS in his very first attempt.

For more details on Decimate UPPCS Prelims 2021:

(Launched) Decimate UPPSC Prelims 2021 with Parth Verma| Program starting 1st Apr. Join here

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(IAS 2021-22) What issues are you facing in your preparation? Discuss with us |Fill Samanvaya: 1-to-1 mentorship (get free Tikdams e-book)

Let us discuss the issues with your IAS preparation. Fill Samanvaya form for IAS 2021 and IAS 2022. A senior mentor from Civilsdaily will call you within 24 hours for a detailed in-depth discussion.

(Free Tikdam e-book and Civilsdaily’s IAS starter material will be emailed to you post form submission.)

Civilsdaily Samanvaya 1-On-1 Mentorship Form

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How to prepare for upsc 2021? Strategy for upsc 2021?
Answer writing for 2020
Abhishek Saraf rank 8 Civilsdaily
Abhishek has benefited from Civilsdaily’s approach, so did 70+ candidates who cleared UPSC IAS 2019

IAS exam, by design, is such that it should take just one attempt to clear it. Any further attempt, if you’re taking, should only be to improve your rank.

More than 10.5 lakh applied, but only 796 are going to clear UPSC IAS 2020. It is going to be much more challenging in 2021 and 2022.

Civilsdaily’s Hall of Fame.

But why most of the aspirants can’t clear the exam, even after taking multiple attempts, covering the full syllabus, or taking tests?

Last month we had a discussion with around 2500 students who were not able to clear prelims even after more than 2 attempts. Many were stuck on mains.

Lack of direction, no guidance, inability to make required necessary changes in their preparation, and an absence of a well-defined strategy were issues common to all. (What issues are you facing? tell us)

UPSC IAS preparation is not just about memorizing and information gathering.

Did you have a look at Prelims 2020 paper? In many ways, it has highlighted the changing nature of UPSC, and to be successful you need to adapt to the expectations of UPSC and adopt a new approach.

For 2021 aspirants, your preparation should be highly outcome-oriented (enabling you to fetch more marks). Every action of yours must be very objectively defined, every step as a part of your strategy. Whatever you are learning must be utilizable in the exam (both pre and mains). Your preparation should have an element of measurability.

Moreover, you need to balance both Prelims and Mains on one hand and current-static-optional on the other. Fill Samanvaya form to know how it should be done.

It’s about how ‘you’ should be doing it instead of how someone else did it. That is the ‘elephant in the room’.

All this stands true for 2022 aspirants as well. This is the right time to start preparation.

Fill Samanvaya form given at the bottom of this post.

Broadly, six factors determine your success in cracking this prestigious IAS exam and the most important being understanding the expectations of UPSC and according to that planning and strategizing; other being, Learning – Knowledge and information; Analyzing – making linkages, connections, etc.; Executing and utilizing information; and Constant course correction – because mistakes are inevitable, need to rectify them asap.

These are the areas where most of the aspirants fail to create a balance. Where are you facing an issue?

Integrate them in your preparation. We’ll tell you how to do it

To address the problems in your preparation, guidance and mentorship are the first steps. And here comes our three tiered mentorship.

Our 3 tier mentoring:

1. First step starts with this Samanvaya call: Once you fill in the form, our senior mentors will have a 1-to-1 detailed discussion (on-call) with you to understand your prep level, working/ study constraints, current strategies, and create a step by step plan for next week, next month and so on.

2. You are given access to our invite-only chat platform, Habitat where you can connect with mentors, 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.

How to prepare for upsc 2021? Strategy for upsc 2021?
Answer writing for 2020
Daily target monitoring.

3. The third and the most personalized tier is the dedicated 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 2021/2022 journey.

Daily target monitoring on Habitat

Who are you?

  1. Working Junta? If you are preparing for IAS 2021/2022 and working simultaneously, we can help you strategize and decipher the IAS exam and 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 2021/2022 full time, we’ll help you pick the right books and craft a practical & personal strategy.
  3. Have appeared before? and weren’t successful. We’ll help you identify your mistakes, rectify them for the necessary course correction. Let this be your final and successful attempt.

You just have to take 5 minutes out and fill this form: Samanvaya For IAS 2021/2022

Talk to senior mentors from Civilsdaily: Fill Samanvaya form for IAS 2021 and IAS 2022. Once done, we will call you within 24 hours or so.

Fill up the following details in Samanvaya form given below to schedule a free one-on-one mentorship session with senior mentors from Civilsdaily. We’ll call you within 24 hours.

Categories
Announcements

Interact With Kunal Gaurav, Rank 4 UPPCS| Live session at 8pm on Habitat (link inside)

What can be a more better opportunity for your UPPCS preparation than an interactive session with the topper himself!

Timing: 8 PM, 26th March 2021

Click here to join the session

Come join with Kunal Gaurav, Rank 4, UPPCS 2019 on Habitat and clear all your doubts and take a peek into his successful journey in UPPCS in his very first attempt.

For more details on Decimate UPPCS Prelims 2021:

(Launched) Decimate UPPSC Prelims 2021 with Parth Verma| Program starting 1st Apr. Join here