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Admission Open for January Batches – Join Now !!!

As the exam nears, we have a packed rigorous program

We are now accepting admissions to new batches of all of our programs

Old students of our paid programs get a 20% discount

Prime TS students get a discount of 30% on all other programs.

*LAST BATCH THAT WILL BE OFFERED 30% DISCOUNT*


CD Prime Prelims TS 2019 + Advanced Static Videos

January Batch Schedule here: Click2View

Read all the unique features of our Test Series and join here: Click2Join

[Batch 3] CD Mains Guidance Program 2019

January Batch Schedule here: Click2View

Read all details of the program and join here: Click2Join

If you wish to join only sectional tests (No Full-Length Tests after Prelims), you can join the batch 3 of the program here: Click2Join

Demystifying Economics- Core & Current Affairs Buildup Lecture Series

View the complete schedule of the program here: Click2View

Read all details of the program and join : Click2Join

CD Target 160+ Essay Program 

View all the details of the batch 2 of the program and join here: Click2Join

If you wish to join batch 2 of only the sectional essays program, you can do that here: Click2Join

Samachar Manthan Current Affairs Module 2018-19 (December 2018 to May 2019)- Starts 2nd December

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[Batch 2] Samachar Manthan Yearly 2018-19 (Full Year Coverage of Current Affairs)

Join Batch 2 of the SM Yearly program [with Answer Writing Module] here: Click2Join

If you wish to join the program without answer writing feature, you can do that here: Click2Join

 

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We are expanding our horizon and are looking for great guys!

All,
As you know we remain committed to making it easier for students to get the right content that is directly aligned with the demands of the exam.
We are looking to take our daily initiatives to the next level by introducing meaningful innovations. Hence, we are looking for a hire a Head of Daily Initiatives Team.
At the minimum, he/she
1. Should be familiar with Google products like excel, docs and very good at managing teams.
2. Should be based in Delhi.
3. Willing to commit 6-8 hours every day.
4. Should have given at least 1 mains.
5. Should have a sound understanding of the differentiators in our products (and should be able to derive the methodology that we follow) 
The detailed responsibilities will be communicated to interested candidates.  
If interested, please fill the form below so we can know you better –

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[Video] Types of IAS Interviews & Dos and Donts

Lecture 3 of the Interview Series is out.

VP Sir brings out a very focused session on precisely what are the different kinds of interviews and the dos and donts for the same.

Must watch for everyone to understand UPSC better.

Relevant link for the program are present here –

Community for Mains Qualified Candidates. 
Lecture 1. UPSC Interview Overview
Lecture 2. Importance of DAF
PDP Interview Program

 

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5 Month Time-table to Crack Prelims + Prelims Qualified Special Batch

Guys,

We have received a lot of queries from beginners to allow them to enter the Prelims Qualified batch. However, presently we are unable to do so.

Regardless, we are sharing the 5-month timetable we have given them. You are more than welcome to follow the same. At the same time, we are following a strict regime for daily theme revision.

For students who have qualified prelims, read the notification here –

[Exclusive Invite] Telegram Group for those who cleared Prelims

New Students – It is our last day to accept entries of UAP. Kindly go through the original notification –

[Selection Test] Launching 1-year Ultimate Assessment Program & 270-day plan to help you crack UPSC.

 


 

 

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Reminder – For those who have cleared prelims

Dear Students,

The original announcement is here – [Exclusive Invite] Telegram Group for those who cleared Prelims. 

The Telegram group link has been shared with those who had emailed us. Kindly check and join. The static timetable has been shared along with a robust plan of action.

The program will start from tomorrow. Hope to see a strong participation.

 

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It’s time to toast to the year we’ve had together

Dear Students,

Among the many downsides of preparing, there is definitely one upside – that it is one hell of a learning experience. Not just academically but also when it comes to understanding your own strengths and weaknesses. 

Think of this – Many  Engineers and MBAs would be earning a lot more than you. However, they’ll never know how we as a nation have evolved. They will not know our freedom struggle. They will not be able to appreciate the nuances of art and architecture. They will not know what efforts are being put up by the government to solve some of the toughest problems exclusive to our nation. They will not know the idea of India.

But you know it all. And this knowledge should be liberating for you. You need to have the right perspective.

It’s time to take the best of 2018 and move forward. Here’s to ringing in the new year right. Stay positive and believe in yourself. We are so proud of each and every one of you. We are growing with you.

Let’s work together to make 2019 a grand success.

Team Civilsdaily

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*IMP – UAP Program Submissions

Dear Students,

We have gotten many submissions till now. However, there were many emails asking for an extension because of the holiday week.

The test has 5 questions. Even if you are googling you should be able to wrap up the questions in maximum 1 hour. We find these practices unacceptable.

Still, for the benefit of the students, we have extended submissions till 4th of Jan. No further extensions will be granted and we have already started reaching out to students who have submitted their entries.

Regards,

 

Course Details Here – https://www.civilsdaily.com/uap-the-no-bullshit-clearcut-course-to-help-you-clear-upsc/

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[Video] 22 Most Common Mistakes by First Attempters

One of the most insightful lectures by Sajal Sir. Every first attempter should consider these to maximize their scores.

 


These might interest you –

[Exclusive Invite] Telegram Group for those who cleared Prelims

[Selection Test] Launching 1 year Ultimate Assessment Program – 270-day plan to help you crack UPSC.

Admission Open – Information about all our programs

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Admission Open – Information about all our programs

We have been receiving queries regarding the new batches for our programs by those students who missed the chance of joining at the time of launch/before the first test.

We are now accepting admissions to new batches of all of our programs

Old Students of our Paid programs get a 20% discount

Prime TS students get a discount of 30% on all other programs


[Batch 6] CD Prime Prelims TS 2019 + Advanced Static Videos

View the schedule of the Test Series here: Click2View

Read about all the unique features & offerings of the Test Series and join here: Click2Join

[Batch 3] CD Mains Guidance Program 2019

View the schedule of the Mains Tests here: Click2View

Read all details of the program and join batch 3 here: Click2Join

If you wish to join only sectional tests (No Full-Length Tests after Prelims), you can join the batch 3 of the program here: Click2Join

[Batch 3] Demystifying Economics- Core & Current Affairs Buildup Lecture Series

View the complete schedule of the program here: Click2View

Join Batch 3 of the program here: Click2Join

[Batch 2] CD Target 160+ Essay Program 

View all the details of the batch 2 of the program and join here: Click2Join

If you wish to join batch 2 of only the sectional essays program, you can do that here: Click2Join

Samachar Manthan Current Affairs Module 2018-19 (December 2018 to May 2019)- Starts 2nd December

Join Samachar Manthan 2018-19 (December 2018 to May 2019) [without Answer Writing Module] here: Click2Join

Join Samachar Manthan 2018-19 (December 2018 to May 2019) [with Answer Writing Module] here: Click2Join

[Batch 2] Samachar Manthan Yearly 2018-19 (Full Year Coverage of Current Affairs)

Join Batch 2 of the SM Yearly program [with Answer Writing Module] here: Click2Join

If you wish to join the program without answer writing feature, you can do that here: Click2Join

 

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UAP – The no bullshit clearcut course to help you clear UPSC

Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to keep up with. Here’s where we come in.

Our 1-year Ultimate Assessment Program(UAP) not only gives you a 270-day study plan to stick to, but it also provides you with ample opportunities to test yourself regularly.

270-day plan – Click here to view the complete plan

270-day plan – Click here to view the complete plan

You will get detailed explanations for all questions you attempt and our mentors will keep track of your progress and be ready for your personalized counseling if you stray off track and need help. 

Enroll for the Selection Test Now !!!


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[Exclusive Invite] Telegram Group for those who cleared Prelims

Folks,

If you have been following Civilsdaily, you would know our Interview Group works wonders. Click here to assess the quality of discussions that are happening

Interview Program – 5 reasons to join the exclusive telegram group

 

Prelims have become complicated and they cannot be taken for granted.  Our learnings tell us that quality people result in quality conversations which in turn maximizes changes for everyone.

Hence, we are bringing together all those students who cleared prelims in 2017 or 2018 and are preparing for 2019.  The group will take some time to build. We will discuss most probable questions for prelims, important themes, and issues, etc. Hopefully, few questions will be caught in the actual exam.

It will be supported and supervised by Mentors at Civilsdaily.

You are requested to mail your copy of the scorecard as proof to hello@civilsdaily.com. Post that you will be given access to the group. 

Don’t wait! Email us now.

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[Updated] Science and Technology Study Material

Dear Students,

We have updated our Science & Technology Study Material. We have put in a lot of effort to collect videos and diagrams that explain fundamentals in a very lucid manner.  Go ahead and give it a shot. You will never go back to your old boring books again.

 

Science & Technology


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[Selection Test] Launching 1 year Ultimate Assessment Program – 270-day plan to help you crack UPSC.

Key Takeaways
Submissions open till 30th December. Copies to be emailed to testcopies@civilsdaily.com. Follow the submission guidelines mentioned. Results Announced soon after.
Click here for the 270-day plan – https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NY75aeTIUB6-rNPIlwLR6MzMewebNrXR


Dear Students,

If you have asked any experienced aspirant, he/she will tell you that reading more and more has very little incremental value. The sources are more or less standard and depending upon your caliber, time and effort, you will finish then sooner or later.

If you are not giving tests and regularly assessing yourself, your chances of getting through are almost zero. All the reading and lectures become meaningless.

Testing yourself helps you in the following

1. Helps you improve your recall rate. Reproduce what you have studied.

2. Articulation of thoughts in limited words and time can only be achieved if you practice enough. This is especially true for Mains Test Series.

3. Being thorough with a prelims or mains TS maximizes your chances to score on any question that is repeated.
Check out our repeated questions here –

UPSC Mains 2018 GS Paper 1 – Solutions, Sample Structures and Repeated Questions from CD Mains TS

4. Finally, it helps you build an exam temperament. This is the most critical skill.
We have come up with a very comprehensive program to ensure you get the adequate push and are always on your A game.


Starting this January, we have come up with the Ultimate Assessment Program. It has an exhaustive 270-day plan to ensure you have the best chance of selection this very year.

270-day plan – Click here to view the complete plan

270-day plan – Click here to view the complete plan

The program will include – CD Prime TS + Mains Test Series + Essay + Samachar Manthan Yearly with Answer Writing Module + SIP.  (SM weekly tests will be converted to Monthly Tests to align with the rigorous schedule.)

Besides, we will also provide the following

  1. Dedicated Timetable.
  2. Mentors will track progress and punctuality. Small breaks are okay but long stretches of no study will not be tolerated. Mentors will ask you to pull up your sleeves.
  3. Telephonic follow up after your tests to rectify your mistakes and revise your strategy.
  4. Telegram Group – To ensure peer pressure and follow up by mentors.
  5. Free access to all our new products and subject-specific lectures. (this is only for the introductory batches)

We are conducting a Selection Test. Top 3 students will be enrolled for FREE. Promising students will be provided with discounts. 

Conventionally, institutes have held selection tests but they have had hardly any value. Students attempting in the online mode were easily able to google questions and there were no mechanisms to check genuine attempts.
We are following a different approach. We have created 5 questions which are very analytical in nature and googling them will have close to no benefit.

Since the number of entries will be very high, we will assess you on the following –

  1. Exceptional introduction and conclusion aligned with the demand
  2. Language and expression
    *Though UPSC is not hyper about spelling and grammatical mistakes, we expect you to at least give us a polished attempt.
  3. Structure
  4. Out of box/innovative points – *Please underline these so we don’t skip these*.

 


Submission Guidelines
1. All the details asked in the cover page attached need to be present. If you are not in a position to take a print out, simply put all those details in the top page.

2. The submissions need to be emailed to testcopies@civilsdaily.com with the subject – UAP-<name>-<phonenumber>

 


Eligibility – At least 1 round of reading of basic NCERTs.

Selection Test

  1.  “The rise and expansion of the British empire was an accident rather than the result of deliberate policy and design.” Critically examine this statement. (15 marks).
  2. The Western Indian School of Painting is a story of continuity. It not only inspired the future painting traditions but also borrowed from past traditions. Discuss (10 marks).
  3. Intra-party democracy is indispensable for substantive democracy in India. Comment. (10 marks).
  4. Resource distribution is a key factor influencing its price. Justify this statement in the context of contemporary crude oil prices. (15 marks)
  5. Growth in labor-intensive sectors in India has lagged behind. Present a comparative analysis wrt China and the other East Asian Countries and discuss the reasons. (15 marks).

Introductory Price – Rs. 40K + Taxes
*Existing students can upgrade to this program.


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[Video] Importance of DAF – V P Singh, IRPS (Interview Topper)

Lecture 2 of the Interview Program is now live. Click here to watch Lecture 1. 

Click here for Program Details. Click here for Importance of our Telegram Community. 

Many aspirants did not understand DAF fully and thus faced unexpected questions in the interview. This lecture is to address that issue.

Analyze the DAF and understand the Do’s and Don’ts in DAF Filling.

 

About VP Singh, IRPS

Virendra Pratap Singh did is B.Tech from IIT Kharagpur in 2003. He joined the services with immense experience in the Private Sector working across domains in high profile companies like Tata Steel, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, and Tata Motors. He has consistently scored very high marks in interviews. His 2009 score of 213/300 was among the toppers.

His insights have proved to be very helpful to aspirants appearing for exams year after year.

Students are requested to email their DAF to hello@civilsdaily.com to enrol in the program. Complete details can be accessed by clicking on the link below –

Launching Mock Interviews + Personality Development Program(PDP) for Interview Round

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Starts Tomorrow – Free Open Test on Schemes for Prelims 2019

Note – Our Prime Test Series is more innovative. Schemes don’t give us much scope to innovate. Enroll here – https://prelims.civilsdaily.com/products/batch-6-cd-prime-prelims-ts-2019-advanced-static-videos/

To know about all our programs and how they are superior, spend 20 mins on the following link – https://www.civilsdaily.com/launching-new-batches-for-all-our-programs/

Enroll here –  https://prelims.civilsdaily.com/open-tests/

 

Dear Students,

Prelims remain dicey even for those who have reached the interview stage.  With 5 months to go, it is time to pull up your sleeves.

We are conducting an Open Test which goes live on Tuesday, December 25th and closes on Saturday, December 29th.

Schemes are the most crucial component for cracking prelims. One has to be very very thorough with them.

There is very little scope for guessing and accurately arriving at the answer.

We are conducting an Open Test specifically centered around schemes. The difficulty level is moderate.

1. Students who are just starting their preparation should go through our Scheme Notes and attempt the test. The best way to learn schemes is by attempting them again and again. Don’t worry if you don’t have them memorized. See how many you are able to recall.
2. For all the other students, there should be no excuse for not attempt the test.

Quickly revise your notes, go through our Comprehensive schemes list and appear for the test –

Sample questions – 

1. We have tried to include all the important flagship schemes. You will find good questions on all flagship schemes that appear repeatedly in the papers.

2. You will see various questions on similarly named schemes. Yes, we took the trouble of compiling this information and presenting it in Q/A form. Eg.

Which of the following statements is incorrect?
a) Saksham Scholarship Scheme is being offered by AICTE
b) Saksham is also a scheme for targetted at adolescent boys
c) Project SAKSHAM is the new indirect tax network (systems integration) of the CBEC
d) All of the above are correct.

3. Direct questions on unique schemes like the following. Very likely to be asked in the exams.

Consider the following about Yuva Sahakar Scheme
1. It aims to attract youth to agriculture
2. It has been launched by Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Our Prime Test Series is more innovative. Schemes don’t give us much scope to innovate. Enroll here – https://prelims.civilsdaily.com/products/batch-6-cd-prime-prelims-ts-2019-advanced-static-videos/

To know about all our programs and how they are superior, spend 20 mins on the following link –

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Interview Program – 5 reasons to join the exclusive telegram group

Folks,

The Interview Program is in Full-Swing. The complete details are mentioned here.

Last year we created a Telegram group exclusively for students appearing for the interviews and mentors. These proved to be immensely beneficial. We request all students who have cleared mains to email us on hello@civilsdaily.com for access so they could join the community efforts.

Here are some snippets of what happened last year –

1. Real-time experiences were shared. These gave everyone an idea of the kind of questions that were asked and what different boards were looking for. Click on attached screenshots.   

2. Students were able to predict standard questions being asked by panelists. They then brainstormed the most appropriate answer. This made students more confident. 

 

3. Important Study Material was shared and discussed 

 

4. Important issues discussed. See below the discussions on AFSPA and other important topics. 

 

5. BONUS  – V P Singh Sir asking students to pull up their sleeves.

 

And finally, the good news followed!

 

This year’s program takes it to a whole new level. Click here to see the details. 

Launching Mock Interviews + Personality Development Program(PDP) for Interview Round

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Failed to clear Mains, here’s a motivation booster.

Dear Students,
The mains results have been announced and we congratulate all those who advance to the next level.
At the same time, this is also a moment of sadness for those who worked so hard and weren’t able to make it.
We wanted to share some insights that will hopefully help you move past the moment of grief and get you back in full spirits.
– There were approx 1900 selections which are by far very less when compared to those in previous years.
– If you have gotten this far, then you have it in you to make it. Don’t let anybody tell you that you cannot clear the exam – not even yourself.
– It doesn’t matter if you have failed twice or thrice. Don’t be fixated on the idea that you will fail again. It doesn’t work that way. Life doesn’t work like that.
– In the last few years, AIR 1s have been over 4-5 attempt holders (except Tina Dabi). Other rankers have had a similar journey. Very rarely will you find someone with 1-2 years of preparation cracking the exam? In case you do, they either start very early or have already built a solid base by following newspapers for decades.
Folks, the level of the competition is immense. It is not like how it used to be 3-4 years back. Very good students with really good writing skills are appearing for the exams. We are seeing such innovative answers from first-timers that it amazes us.
This means that even if you are a senior player, you will have to up your game. The subjective nature of the exam leaves many factors on luck. This reduces the scope for errors. In such a scenario, you need mentors who can take your preparation to the next level.
Civilsdaily is here to help you at every step of the way. Don’t forget to reach out to us in your difficult times. Always available to help and for a talk.
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*IMP – Mains Results are out + Video

Mains Results are out – Please check here –  WR_CSM18_Eng

All successful candidates please email your DAF to hello@civilsdaily.com so we can help you with interview preparations.

1. The video below highlights whats expected from interviews. VP Sir has referred to all important government documents to come up with precise requirements.  

2. We are in the process of preparing state-specific notes for Tamil Nadu.  Besides we are preparing notes on Most Probable Questions.   

 

State Notes – Tamil Nadu 

Beyond the basic – Sangam lit, major dynasties, art and architecture, and the bhakti movement.
Handicrafts
Pattamadai Mats – Reed   mats   crafted   from   Korai grass (Cyperus pangorei), Tirunelveli
Panch Loha Chola bronze –Traditional way of  making Panch loha metal for different purposes, Madurai, Trichi
Embroidery by Toda community, Nilgiri.
Metalware – Tanjavur.
Pottery – Vellore,  Usilampatti, Madurai
Textile – Erode, Tirupur,
Woodcarvings – Virudhunagar
Tanjore Gold  Leaf Painting – Gold leaf gilded metal pieces and semi-precious stones decorate and embellish    the    figures    on    the paintings.
Cuisine
Chettinadu  cuisine – It  is  the  region  of  South  East  Tamil  Nadu  where  the  trading  community  Chettiar  families normally live. The cuisine include aromatic, spicy and rich with nutrients.
Nanjilnadu cuisine – is similar to Kerala cuisine, in which coconut is widely used.
Kongunadu cuisine – is the popular cuisine around Coimbatore, Erode etc.
Festivals
Skanda Shashti annual festival held in Murugan Temple, Tiruchendur
Theppam (Floating festival) is celebrated in Madurai (Theppakulam) and Chittirai Festival is another major in the events calendar of Madurai.
Kartikai  Deepam  Festival – This festival is widely observed  in  Tamil  Nadu.  It is a festival of lights.
Thiruvannamalai is a renowned place associated with this festival. Temples are decorated with diyas(oil lamps).
Chariot Festival, Rameshwaram – This festival is observed during Shivaratri. Thousands of devotees flock to this place during the festival period. Idols taken in decorated cars re pulled through the streets (Specifically meant for this purpose).
Chariot festival at Chidambaram – the annual chariot festival at Chidambaram is scheduled for 10 days and the day of Maharatotsavam which falls on the 9th day of the festival.
Natyanjali  dance  festival, Chidambaram – it is a five days dance festival held in  the  month  of  February-March every year at Chidambaram.
Tyagaraja Music  Festival – It is  in January every year at Tiruvaiyuru, (71 km. from Trichi) where the  Carnatic Music legend Tyagraja lived.
Mamallapuram Music Festival – Held in December – January every year. Renowned artist perform classical dance events during the festival in the backdrop of the heritage site of Mamallapuram.
The folk traditions include Kolattam, Karagattam, Kummi, Mayilattam, Puliyattam, villu pattu.

Religious/Spiritual
Palani –  Palani  Hills  have  a  very  important  place  in  the  heart  of  Tamil  People.  It  is  one  of  the  abodes  of  Lod Kartikaya, the son of Lord Shiva. The idol of the Muruga in Palani, was created and consecrated by sage Bogar, one of eighteen great siddhas. 
Vailankanni – This shrine is an important pilgrimage centre for Christians. This was once an important fort which had trade relations with Rome and Greece. The Bascilica of our lady of good health is the main attraction of this place and it is known as the Lourde of the East.
Tiruchendur
It is a Murugan Temple (lord Kartikeya, son of Lord Shiva) believed to be older than 2000 years. In this temple, Lord Murugan appears to be with rudrakhs in hand in place of spear. Annual festival Skanda Shashti draws large number of tourists.
St. Thomas Mount, Mylapore – Located at Chennai, it is a pilgrimage place for Christians. It is believed that St. Thomas, disciple of Jesus was martyred here.
Waterfalls
Courtallam Falls:
Situated in Tirunelveli district, Kurtalam falls are very popular in South India as the waterfall creates cascades and several small falls. People believe that water of this area has medical quality and a large number of people reach here to collect water as well as take up the showers.
Hogenakkal Falls:
It is another beautiful fall formed from River Kaveri, located in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu.  Hoge means smoke and kal means rock; Hogenakkal means smoking rock.
Wildlife
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary:
It is located at the edges of Western Ghats at an elevation of 1140 meters above sea level, which shares borders with Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. This sanctuary homes a variety of animal species, birds and biodiversity.
Mannar Marine National Park: It spread over Rameshwaram and Tutucorin, but extends to Kanayakumari. It is one of the  Its one  of  the richest region  in  terms  of  the  marine  bio  diversity. The area  comprises  of  islands,  lakes,  mudflats, estuaries, rivers etc.  
Vedantangal Bird Sanctuary:
It is a lake ecosystem situated close to Chennai known for a variety of migrant bird species. The period between November to March attracts Darter, Grebes, White Ibis, Grey Pelican, Grey Heron, Spoonbill etc.

 

 

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*IMP – Announcing awards for reviewers and mentors

Dear students,

We’ve gotten a good response to the announcement on our philosophy of notification. Keep following us and you will make it through the exams for sure.

AWE Program has been going great and our reviews have been appreciated. This has also led to many students enrolling in our Mains Guidance Program. The MGP is a more focused program with an aim to take your answer writing to the next level and help you fetch additional marks in Mains.

Coming to the point, it is about time to step up the community efforts. Peer reviews can add value over and beyond the reviews by Pritam Sir and can help build long-term student study partnerships. They are immensely beneficial for the reviewer as he is required to challenge his learnings and come up with more points.

Hence, we want students to actively participate in the peer review process. We are announcing the following –

Reviewers who review the maximum number of answers (minimum 10) in a matter of 15 days will be awarded the Burning Issues Booklet and SIP Crash Course Notes. 

If you have observed the questions in AWE, you would know they are the best given the limited time to prepare them. They are not merely an op-ed headline re-phrased.  It will be very challenging for reviewers to come up with good points. 

Looking forward for a fruitful engagement.

For philosophy and enrolment links, click below.

Answer Writing Enhancement (AWE) Program under the guidance of a UPSC veteran

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*Important – Don’t miss anything. Changes in Notification Policy

Folks,

As you know preparing for UPSC is a long drawn process. Maintaining discipline becomes both important and a challenge. There will always be times when you are exhausted and in need of a daybreak. At times this break might stretch longer than a day till you get your productivity back.

In such scenarios, it becomes important that you study relevant news and notes even if it is a passive study, not a focused one. We want to use our notifications feature for this purpose. We will be sending out important posts like Prelims Daily, AWE, Burning Issues via notifications. This will serve as a ‘nudge’ for you to at least do the bare minimum required for the day.

We would request students to not unsubscribe or block the notifications. In case you don’t want to have a look, simply swipe it out to cancel it. 

In the past, our notifications have gotten mixed reactions. Some students found our outreach to be very limited. Some rankers told us that they got to know of our programs very late despite being regular users of the app. At the same time, notifications for enrollments and ending of discounts have bothered a lot of our followers.

Now, we aim to strike a balance. The daily notifications will ensure the bare minimum requirements of the day are covered. At the same time, we will ensure appropriate changes in our programs/new programs are communicated to you in an effective manner.

Happy studying !