Categories
Announcements

Lets ensure you get an interview call this year

Dear Students,

The mains results have been announced and we congratulate all those who have advanced 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. 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.

Folks, the level of the competition is immense. It is nothing like how it used to be 3-4 years back. Students with really good writing skills are now appearing for the exams. We are seeing such innovative answers from first-timers that it amazes us. This has raised the general level of competition and hence your preparation needs to be at a whole new level.

We understand what it feels like to get this close to clearing the exam but eventually not making it. For many, this feeling would be worse than the feeling of not clearing prelims. Don’t be shattered by failures, don’t let them slow you down. Team Civilsdaily will ensure that your LBSNAA dream is fulfilled.

Get in touch and stop wasting time – https://bit.ly/30NhVz8

Categories
Announcements

How Decimate Prelims Crash course will ensure that you will ace in Prelims 2020

Decimate Prelims 2020 Brochure from Civilsdaily Click2download

Click here to enroll for the Decimate Prelims 2020


Dear Students,


Before we jump into the finer details of our crash course for IAS Prelims 2020, let’s take you to a quick re-cap on the changing trends of the IAS Prelims from 2015 to date.

There was a time when aspirants were coaxed to prepare for IAS Mains and let Prelims be taken care of as a by-product of that preparation. This is not that time. 

There was a time when in-service officers aspiring to improve their ranks and get the coveted IAS, IPS, IFS used to fine-tune their optional and interview strategies and cruise through the IAS Prelims with a month’s worth preparation. This is not that time either. 

Here’s how IAS Prelims evolved over the last 4-5 years:

IAS Prelims 2015

Equal emphasis on traditional and current affairs based questions. a combination of logical understanding and factual clarity.

Which one of the following National Parks has a climate that varies from tropical to subtropical, temperate and arctic?
a) Khangchendzonga National park
b) Nandadevi National Park
c) Neora Valley National Park
d) Namdapha National park

With reference to art and archaeological history of India, which one among the following was made earliest?
a) Lingaraja Temple at Bhubaneswar
b) Rock-cut Elephant at Dhauli
c) Rock-cut Monuments at Mahabalipuram
d) Varaha Image at Udayagiri


IAS Prelims 2016:

Heavily based on CA and mostly one-liners: a major digressed from the earlier pattern

The term ‘Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership’ often appears in the news in the context of the affairs of a group of countries known as
a) G20
b) ASEAN
c) SCO
d) SAARC

Recently, for the first time in our country, which of the following States has declared a particular butterfly as ‘State Butterfly’?
a) Arunachal Pradesh
b) Himachal Pradesh
c) Karnataka
d) Maharashtra


IAS Prelims 2017:

Paper was difficult in terms of understanding and clarity in concepts. Polity more based on conceptual clarity, questions were little twisted

Which one of the following statements is correct?
a) Rights are claims of the State against the citizens.
b) Rights are privileges which are incorporated in the Constitution of a State.
c) Rights are claims of the citizens against the State.
d) Rights are privileges of a few citizens against the many.

Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme’ is sometimes mentioned in the news with reference to
a) Certifying the skills acquired by construction workers through traditional channels.
b) Enrolling the persons in Universities for distance learning programmes.
c) Reserving some skilled jobs to rural and urban poor in some public sector undertakings.
d) Certifying the skills acquired by trainees under the National Skill Development Programme.


IAS Prelims 2018:

The questions based on the broader perspective of any topic; Current affairs were very indirect; History questions required logic rather than just facts; Polity questions were more analytical

The staple commodities of export by the English East India Company from Bengal in the middle of the 18th century were:
a) Raw cotton, oil-seeds and opium
b) Sugar, salt, zinc and lead.
c) Copper, silver, gold, spices and tea
d) Cotton, silk, saltpeter and opium

Which one of the following reflects the most appropriate relationship between law and liberty?
a) If there are more laws, there is less liberty.
b) If there are no laws, there is no liberty.
c) If there is liberty, laws have to be made by the people.
d) If laws are changed too often, liberty is in danger.


IAS Prelims 2019:

More common sense (Tikdam) based questions in CA and Polity; in-depth analysis to be done in Science and Technology and this is a stark departure from how easy S&T used to be!

In the context of proposals to the use of hydrogen-enriched CNG (H-CNG) as fuel for buses in public transport, consider the following statements:

1) The main advantage of the use of H-CNG is the elimination of carbon monoxide emissions.
2) H-CNG as fuel reduces carbon dioxide and hydrocarbon emissions.
3) Hydrogen up to one-fifth by volume can be blended with CNG as fuel for buses.
4) H-CNG makes the fuel less expensive than CNG.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

44. Why are dewdrops not formed on a cloudy night?
(a) Clouds absorb the radiation released from the Earth’s surface.
(b) Clouds reflect back the Earth’s radiation.
(c) The Earth’s surface would have low temperature on cloudy nights.
(d) Clouds deflect the blowing wind to ground level.


We have been following this space very closely and we were among the first ones who called out the pitfall of over reliance on traditional sources for IAS Prelims. We have been advocating smart study and calculated risks via our score boosting techniques (Tikdams/ तिकड़म) right from 2016.

We would invite you to download our program brochure and go through the lecture + test series time table to understand the comprehensiveness of this course.

Here’s a quick list of key features and pricing:

#1 All India Mocks

  • 8 FLTs
  • 10 CA Monthly TS
  • 4 CSAT TS
  • Score Booster Explanation Lectures (तिकड़म)

#2 Advanced Static Lectures

  • Online Videos on Prelims worthy concepts
  • PDFs, Prelims Tidbits, Listicles for revision

#3 CA Lecture Series

  • 2+ Years of prelims worthly summary
  • Eco Survey, Budget and IYB covered (per relevance)
  • Offline/Online lectures for 2019-2020 CA summary
  • Highly organised and theme bound news summaries in PDFs.

Click here to enroll for the Decimate Prelims 2020

 

 

Categories
Announcements

Get ready for the upcoming S&T and Environment Advanced Prelims Test on 1st February – sample questions highlighting our methodology

Click here to enrol for the Prime Prelims TS

Dear students,

31st May 2020 is the D-day for all civil service aspirants.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

This quote by Abraham Lincoln clearly sums up how one should prepare for that day. So before entering the battlefield alone should have enough practice. Our Prime Prelims Test series which shall enrich you to acquaint yourself with the pattern of CSE-2020, assess your abilities, rectify your mistakes and make you confident to appear on the examination day.

Our Prime Prelims Test Series follows the same approach as that adopted by UPSC. Our team of experts is quite enriched with the UPSC pattern and focal point of the questions and hence creates more chances for the aspirants to crack civil service examination by appearing our Test Series.

The key philosophy of our prelims TS is Evidence-based question making: The 3600 questions you face in our mocks have their relevance established in UPSC’s trend analysis. We focus on themes that are important as per UPSC so that we maximize your chances of questions overlap with the actual UPSC Prelims.

Nothing speaks more than the facts itself rather than a mere jargon. Here is a list of 5 sample questions from the upcoming test which will help you in identifying the standards and approach we follow. (you can skip this if you want to attempt these directly in the test). 

Noone but only you can assess how it will help you in being the top percentile of aspirants. You have to practice ruthlessly and civils Daily provides you with a platform to hone your skills.

Q1. There is a fall in boiling points of water and other liquids at hills, because:

a. of high pressure at mountainous regions, the liquid experiences less downward force pushing down on it from above.

b. Boiling point of water changes with altitude because atmospheric pressure changes with altitude.

c. Boiling point of water changes with altitude because of temperature inversion.

d. At mountainous regions, water molecules have a tough time escaping off the surface when the air pressure above them is less.

 

Q2. Big data is a term that describes the large volume of data – both structured and unstructured. Which of the following are applications of Big data?

1. Better understanding and targeting customers by companies.

2. Tracking and analyzing the supply chain delivery routes.

3. Used in healthcare to find new cures for cancer.

4. Security and law and order management.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 3 and 4 only

c. 1, 3 and 4 only

d. All of them

 

Q3. In recent times, there is a rise in the exploration works of the shale gas. Which of the following statements are correct regarding ‘Shale Gas’?

1. It is predominantly Methane trapped in Shale rock formations.

2. The source of formation of shale gas is somewhere else and it travels through the permeable shale rocks and gets trapped in the pores.

3. Hydraulic Fracturing is the technique used for extraction of Shale gas.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. All of them

 

Q4. Which of the following statements are correct regarding different generations of biofuels?

1. First-generation biofuels are made from feedstocks that can also be consumed as human food.

2. Second-generation fuels are produced from sustainable feedstock but these feedstocks are not normally used for human consumption.

3. Third generation fuels are obtained from algae.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. All of them

 

Q5. With regards to the Nitrogen Cycle, the conversion of ammonia into nitrates takes place in which of these process?

a. Nitrification

b. Denitrification

c. Ammonofication

d. None of the above

Categories
Announcements

*URGENT-UPSC Interviews Special Session Tomorrow – Tips, tricks and best practices by VP Sir, IRPS

Students appearing for interviews make a note.

A Special session on “UPSC Interview- Tips and Tricks” will be conducted by Shri V.P. Singh (IRPS).

Date: 31st Jan 2020
Time: 05:00 p.m to 07:00 pm. (entry closes at 4.45 p.m.)
Venue: Civilsdaily IAS center
1 LGF, Apsara Arcade, Karol Bagh, New Delhi

Here, besides the dos and donts, nuances like interview etiquette, handling uncomfortable situations, etc. will be discussed. Post the session, aspirants can interact with sir and clarify all their interview and DAF-related doubts.

Sir’s inputs have a proven track record of increasing marks of students. His ability to stress-test candidates in mocks remains unparalleled.

You should not be missing out on this session.

Click here to register – https://forms.gle/8Ryh6ZMGCNEJ1j1bA

Categories
Announcements Daily AWE

AWE – Reminder – Enrollments Open for the Month of February & June and Important Announcement regarding the plan for the Month of February & June

Dear students,

AWE Program is gaining popularity and seeing a lot of participation.    

We request all students to renew their subscription for the upcoming months. Let’s keep the momentum going. 

The accuracy and fairness of exams can be impacted by some candidate’s fear or anxiety around the exam process. Taking a test in Civilsdaily’s Daily Answer Writing Enhancement (AWE) Program doesn’t just measure how much you know, it helps reinforce the learning and make it more likely that you can retrieve the same information later.

It’s a fact that taking an AWE test can actually be more beneficial to learning than spending the same amount of time studying. Answer writing practise through Civilsdaily’s Daily AWE program can reduce test anxiety and helps you ace the GS Mains answer writing. And what is a better way to practice for UPSC Mains Examinations than attempting the UPSC Mains Questions asked in the actual examinations? The more you are accustomed to sitting for a period of time, answering real examination questions, and pacing yourself, the more comfortable you will feel when you actually sit down to take the real UPSC Mains examinations yourself.

Therefore, in the month of February, we would be taking up the questions of UPSC Civil Services Mains, 2019. It will give you the proper experience of the level of questions asked in the examinations. At the same time, you will understand the expected demands of the questions and judge yourself better with the outcome in your answers. 

There will be a break in the AWE program after February for Prelims Preparations. The program will reconvene in the month of June. The details of study plans for the month of June will be shared in the last week of May. 

Monthly Rs. 1200 + taxes: Click2Join (bi-monthly payments accepted)

The fee is for 2 months combined.

For more information on how the program proceeds, click here –

 

https://www.civilsdaily.com/answer-writing-enhancement/

Categories
Announcements

Lets ensure you get an interview call this year

Dear Students,

The mains results have been announced and we congratulate all those who have advanced 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. 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.

Folks, the level of the competition is immense. It is nothing like how it used to be 3-4 years back. Students with really good writing skills are now appearing for the exams. We are seeing such innovative answers from first-timers that it amazes us. This has raised the general level of competition and hence your preparation needs to be at a whole new level.

We understand what it feels like to get this close to clearing the exam but eventually not making it. For many, this feeling would be worse than the feeling of not clearing prelims. Don’t be shattered by failures, don’t let them slow you down. Team Civilsdaily will ensure that your LBSNAA dream is fulfilled.

Get in touch and stop wasting time – https://bit.ly/30NhVz8

Categories
Announcements

Get ready for the upcoming December Current Affairs Prelims Test on 25th January- sample questions highlighting our methodology

Click here to enrol for the Prime Prelims TS

Dear students,

31st May 2020 is the D-day for all civil service aspirants.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

This quote by Abraham Lincoln clearly sums up how one should prepare for that day. So before entering the battlefield alone should have enough practice. Our Prime Prelims Test series which shall enrich you to acquaint yourself with the pattern of CSE-2020, assess your abilities, rectify your mistakes and make you confident to appear on the examination day.

Our Prime Prelims Test Series follows the same approach as that adopted by UPSC. Our team of experts is quite enriched with the UPSC pattern and focal point of the questions and hence creates more chances for the aspirants to crack civil service examination by appearing our Test Series.

The key philosophy of our prelims TS is Evidence-based question making: The 3600 questions you face in our mocks have their relevance established in UPSC’s trend analysis. We focus on themes that are important as per UPSC so that we maximize your chances of questions overlap with the actual UPSC Prelims.

This Ancient and Medieval History test contains questions from the following themes:

Nothing speaks more than the facts itself rather than a mere jargon. Here is a list of 5 sample questions from the upcoming test which will help you in identifying the standards and approach we follow. (you can skip this if you want to attempt these directly in the test). 

Noone but only you can assess how it will help you in being the top percentile of aspirants. You have to practice ruthlessly and civils Daily provides you with a platform to hone your skills.

Q.1) Which of the following is the most likely consequence of implementing the ‘Unified Payments Interface (UPI)’?

a. Mobile wallets will not be necessary for online payments.

b. Digital currency will totally replace the physical currency in about two decades.

c. FDI inflows will drastically increase.

d. Direct transfer of subsidies to poor people will become very effective.

 

Q.2) Identify the correct statement(s) about the Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs):

  1. ETFs are listed and traded on stock exchanges like shares.
  2. ETF share prices fluctuate throughout the day.

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of them

d. Neither of them

 

Q.3) In which of the following countries, the Indus River and its tributaries flow?

  1. India
  2. China
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Pakistan

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a. 1, 2 and 4 only

b. 1 and 4 only

c. 1, 3 and 4 only

d. All of them

 

Q.4) Identify the correct statement(s) about the ‘ Fit India Programme’:

  1. It aims to motivate every Indian to incorporate simple, easy ways of staying fit.
  2. It is part of the Khelo India Scheme.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of them

d. Neither of them

 

Q.5) A rapid increase in the rate of inflation is sometimes attributed to the “base effect”. What is “base effect”?

a. It is the impact of drastic deficiency in supply due to failure of crops

b. It is the impact of the surge in demand due to rapid economic growth

c. It is the impact of the price levels of the previous year on the calculation of inflation rate.

d. None of them are correct

Categories
Announcements

SAMANVAYA: Students Preparing for UPSC 2020 less than 5 months to go – get fired up

Click here to fill the form, tell us about your preparation and we will email you a revision plan specifically designed for you.

Out of ~2000 students selected for Interviews, ~400 were enrolled in our programs, over 1100 used our app and current affairs on a regular basis. Another 200 have used us sparingly. 

We have launched the Decimate Prelims Program. We are putting in our best effort to help all our students get a competitive edge.

Click here to fill the form, tell us about your preparation and we will email you a revision plan specifically designed for you.

Dear Students, 

Our lectures on paper discussions and posts on solutions and sample structures have received over 20,000 hits collectively.  

It is time to get serious with your preparation and we have got your back.


After numerous conversations with so many aspirants, we have started understanding your problems better and standardizing solutions for the same.

These are being incorporated into our Samanvaya program. It is these practices that will make the program more effective.

At the core of Samanvaya lies the fact that each one of you will have a unique journey while preparing for the exam. Some will get through on the first attempt without much effort while others will take both more time and more effort. We want to understand you better to help you optimize your journey so you can focus on the right things and not waste time on the wrong ones. We are asking you to tap into the valuable experiences of mentors who underwent the same grind and realize the pitfalls and understand the shortcuts to make it.

Samanvaya program involves the following –

1. Identifying your weaknesses

Over 80% of students who claimed to have revised NCERTs were unable to answer basic questions. Many were not comfortable with at least 1 GS subject and Optional. Many struggled with ‘What went wrong’ after 2-3 years of hard work.

Our mentors will help you assess your preparedness and suggest accurate strategies.

2. Strategy and study plan discussions

Over 90% of students couldn’t stick to a plan. Study plans and strategies are iterative in nature and we want to help you with that. Many are unable to perform in tests despite preparing hard. This could be due to a variety of factors – lack of adequate prep, jitters in the exam hall, inadequate revision, lack of practice of test series or just a bad day at work. Tell us what you think went wrong and we’ll figure out a way to get you over the line next time.

3. Helping you understand the exam better

Which books to read, different approaches, etc. Over 60% of students we talked to did not find NCERTs relevant and saw no point in being thorough with them.

4. Lack of motivation

We have all had those days when it’s been hard to motivate ourselves to hit the books and just study. It happens to the best of us sometimes and for some of us, it happens more frequently. And it is understandable, Civil Service preparation is a long and often lonely process. Every aspirant, from toppers to those who have quit have been overwhelmed by this process at some point.

Samanvaya Code of Conduct

  • Be honest with your mentors about your preparation levels and stage.
  • Follow their advice and participate in tests and assignments that they set for you
  • Stay active in the telegram groups, ask doubts, don’t hold yourself back.
  • Don’t expect spoonfeeding. You have to drive the initiative.

Click here to fill the form, tell us about your preparation and we will email you a revision plan specifically designed for you.

Here’s the feedback that we got from some of our students:


Click here to fill the form, tell us about your preparation and we will email you a revision plan specifically designed for you.

Categories
Announcements

*IMPORTANT- We understand what it means to fail in Mains but Don’t Worry, Civilsdaily will ensure that your LBSNAA dream is Still within your reach


 

Detailed Timetable can be obtained from here

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. 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.
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.

We understand what it feels like to get so close to clearing the exam but eventually not making it. For many, this feeling would be worse than not clearing prelims.  Don’t be shattered by failures, don’t let them slow you down. Team Civilsdaily will ensure that your LBSNAA dream is fulfilled.

The 3-phase program is for UPSC veterans only. Entry Restricted to those who have given mains in the past 2 years and have failed to score high marks.

Phase 1(January-March)
We will identify the fundamental weaknesses that are preventing you from clearing mains and prelims.

After having worked with so many students, we can say with utmost surety that these weaknesses vary from individual to individual and require a very personalized approach. They can broadly be divided into Question Comprehension, Structure, Content, Presentation, Language and Expression. But the specific shortcomings can only be worked upon in 1-1 personalized settings.

That’s the only way to ensure sure shot improvement.

Phase 2(March-May)
You will be attempting 8 Prelims Full-Length Tests.

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.

We will help you develop your prelims competency.

Phase 3(June-September)

This will be the most important phase. The final refinements of your attempts will happen in this phase. By now, you should be in a position to write above-average answers. However, above-average answers are not enough to guarantee you a top rank. 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.
Throughout your journey, we will ensure that you have the best psychological support available. End of the day, your mind has to remain calm and less anxious to be able to give a solid attempt.

Sajal Sir will be directly interacting with you and overseeing your progress. His scores in GS Papers for 2017 were as follows – 

132 in GS paper 1
125 in GS paper 2
130 in GS paper 3

Inclusions 

1. Mains Test Series

2. Current Affairs is always a tricky affair. To ensure you have continuity, we will be giving you access to Samachar Manthan’s lectures and notes. These notes do not miss anything that is important from an exam perspective.

3. Decimate Prelims Crash Course

4. Prelims Full Lenght Tests – To prep you for prelims.

Students are requested to email their mains scorecard + attempts of any of their past test series & essay papers to hello@civilsdaily.com 

Detailed Timetable can be obtained from here

 

Categories
Announcements

Forest Service Mains Result Out ! Students Gear Up for our Interview Program

Congratulations to all those who made it.

WR-IFSM-19–RollList-Engl


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.

We understand what it feels like to get so close to clearing the exam but eventually not making it. For many, this feeling would be worse than not clearing prelims.  Don’t be shattered by failures, don’t let them slow you down. Team Civilsdaily will ensure that your LBSNAA dream is fulfilled.

The 3-phase program is for UPSC veterans only. Entry Restricted to those who have given mains in the past 2 years and have failed to score high marks.

Phase 1(January-March)
We will identify the fundamental weaknesses that are preventing you from clearing mains and prelims.

After having worked with so many students, we can say with utmost surety that these weaknesses vary from individual to individual and require a very personalized approach. They can broadly be divided into Question Comprehension, Structure, Content, Presentation, Language and Expression. But the specific shortcomings can only be worked upon in 1-1 personalized settings.

That’s the only way to ensure sure shot improvement.

Phase 2(March-May)
You will be attempting 8 Prelims Full-Length Tests.

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.

We will help you develop your prelims competency.

Phase 3(June-September)

This will be the most important phase. The final refinements of your attempts will happen in this phase. By now, you should be in a position to write above-average answers. However, above-average answers are not enough to guarantee you a top rank. 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.
Throughout your journey, we will ensure that you have the best psychological support available. End of the day, your mind has to remain calm and less anxious to be able to give a solid attempt.

Sajal Sir will be directly interacting with you and overseeing your progress. His scores in GS Papers for 2017 were as follows – 

132 in GS paper 1
125 in GS paper 2
130 in GS paper 3

Inclusions 

1. Mains Test Series

2. Current Affairs is always a tricky affair. To ensure you have continuity, we will be giving you access to Samachar Manthan’s lectures and notes. These notes do not miss anything that is important from an exam perspective.

3. Decimate Prelims Crash Course

4. Prelims Full Lenght Tests – To prep you for prelims.

Students are requested to email their mains scorecard + attempts of any of their past test series & essay papers to hello@civilsdaily.com 

Detailed Timetable can be obtained from here

Categories
Announcements

Get ready for the upcoming Geography Advanced Prelims Test on 18th January- sample questions highlighting our methodology

Click here to enrol for the Prime Prelims TS

Dear students,

31st May 2020 is the D-day for all civil service aspirants.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

This quote by Abraham Lincoln clearly sums up how one should prepare for that day. So before entering the battlefield alone should have enough practice. Our Prime Prelims Test series which shall enrich you to acquaint yourself with the pattern of CSE-2020, assess your abilities, rectify your mistakes and make you confident to appear on the examination day.

Our Prime Prelims Test Series follows the same approach as that adopted by UPSC. Our team of experts is quite enriched with the UPSC pattern and focal point of the questions and hence creates more chances for the aspirants to crack civil service examination by appearing our Test Series.

The key philosophy of our prelims TS is Evidence-based question making: The 3600 questions you face in our mocks have their relevance established in UPSC’s trend analysis. We focus on themes that are important as per UPSC so that we maximize your chances of questions overlap with the actual UPSC Prelims.

This Ancient and Medieval History test contains questions from the following themes:

Nothing speaks more than the facts itself rather than a mere jargon. Here is a list of 5 sample questions from the upcoming test which will help you in identifying the standards and approach we follow. (you can skip this if you want to attempt these directly in the test). 

Noone but only you can assess how it will help you in being the top percentile of aspirants. You have to practice ruthlessly and civils Daily provides you with a platform to hone your skills.

Q.1) Consider the following rivers:

  1. Indus
  2. Teesta
  3. Sone

Which of the above rivers are Himalayan rivers?

a. 1 only

b. 1 and 2 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. All of them

 

Q.2) Consider the following statements with reference to time zones:

  1. Antarctica does not have a fixed time zone as every line of longitude passes through it.
  2. The International Date Line perfectly coincides with the 180-degree meridian.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of them

d. Neither of them

 

Q.3) Consider the following statements with reference to the Earth’s Revolution around the Sun:

  1. The seasons arise from the Earth’s revolution around the Sun and the tilt of the Earth’s axis.
  2. At the winter solstice, the northern hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun.
  3. At the summer solstice, the southern hemisphere is tilted toward the Sun.
  4. On the day of the equinox, day and night are of equal length everywhere on the globe.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a. 1 and 4 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 2,3 and 4 only

d. All of them

 

Q.4) Which of the following statements characterize convectional rainfall?

  1. It occurs daily in the equatorial region in the afternoon.
  2. It is generally of short duration
  3. It is generally associated with rain-bearing cirrostratus clouds.

Select the correct option from the codes given above:

a. 1 only

b. 1 and 2 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. All of the above

 

Q.5) Salinity is lower in the Bay of Bengal than in the Arabian Sea. Which of the following statements support this fact?

  1. Net precipitation in the Bay of Bengal is higher than in the Arabian Sea.
  2. Rate of evaporation is higher in the Arabian Sea than the Bay of Bengal.
  3. Circulation of water mass from the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea and vice-versa.
  4. The Bay of Bengal receives more freshwater from rivers than the Arabian Sea.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 3 and 4 only

c. 1, 2 and 4 only

d. All of them

Categories
Announcements

Mains Results Out ! Get Ready for Interviews | TRANSCEND by Civilsdaily – Interview Guidance Program 2019-20

Dear Students, the mains result is out. We have already started to receive emails from students who made it. We will be compiling the results soon.
Kindly check the following pdf. Let us know in the comments if you have made it or not.

WR-CSME-19-Engl-F

The details of our interview program are as follows. Subsequently, we request all failed candidates to email us.



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

  1. Freshers
  2. Work Ex
  3. Veterans 

Dedicated telegram groups, telephonic and skype video sessions, SWOT analysis via personalized questionnaire & in-person mock interviews with the panel.

  • The end of your journey starts with you filling this small form and sending your DAF 1 to us at rakesh.dalal[at]civilsdaily.com – Click2fill


Dear students,

Heartiest congratulations for clearing yet another, and according to many, the most difficult phase of this long and mettle-testing exam. You are now just one small step away from the life-changing dream the pursuit of which has instilled in you sage-like discipline and warrior-like ferocity. But, despite best efforts, the distance that this small step has to cover will be simply too large for the majority of the candidates.

So, this small step is what makes all the difference. And this is where our ‘Transcend’ program assumes the utmost significance.

Civilsdaily formally launched ‘Transcend’ (our interview Guidance Program) last year (2018-19) under the overall leadership of Sh. V.P. Singh (IRPS, 2009). This program achieved incredible success with all our (mock interview) students making it to the final list. The details of these candidates can be found here.


The official UPSC notification  mentions that the candidates will be assessed on the following qualities:

Mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgement, variety, and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.

Besides,

Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own State or Country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well educated youth.

Go through the lecture below to understand these qualities in detail.

What UPSC expects from candidates in an IAS Interview – V P Singh, IRPS (Interview Topper)

Last year, we tracked the students on the above parameters and worked hard on them so they progressively improved. 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 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 3 rounds of 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.

If the form gives you any trouble, mail us at atul@civilsdaily.com

Warm Regards
Civilsdaily

Categories
Announcements

SAMANVAYA: Students Preparing for UPSC 2020 > 5 months to go – get fired up

We have launched the Decimate Prelims Program. We are putting in our best effort to help all our students get a competitive edge.

Click here to fill the form, tell us about your preparation and we will email you a revision plan specifically designed for you.

Dear Students, 

Our lectures on paper discussions and posts on solutions and sample structures have received over 20,000 hits collectively.  

It is time to get serious with your preparation and we have got your back.


After numerous conversations with so many aspirants, we have started understanding your problems better and standardizing solutions for the same.

These are being incorporated into our Samanvaya program. It is these practices that will make the program more effective.

At the core of Samanvaya lies the fact that each one of you will have a unique journey while preparing for the exam. Some will get through on the first attempt without much effort while others will take both more time and more effort. We want to understand you better to help you optimize your journey so you can focus on the right things and not waste time on the wrong ones. We are asking you to tap into the valuable experiences of mentors who underwent the same grind and realize the pitfalls and understand the shortcuts to make it.

Samanvaya program involves the following –

1. Identifying your weaknesses

Over 80% of students who claimed to have revised NCERTs were unable to answer basic questions. Many were not comfortable with at least 1 GS subject and Optional. Many struggled with ‘What went wrong’ after 2-3 years of hard work.

Our mentors will help you assess your preparedness and suggest accurate strategies.

2. Strategy and study plan discussions

Over 90% of students couldn’t stick to a plan. Study plans and strategies are iterative in nature and we want to help you with that. Many are unable to perform in tests despite preparing hard. This could be due to a variety of factors – lack of adequate prep, jitters in the exam hall, inadequate revision, lack of practice of test series or just a bad day at work. Tell us what you think went wrong and we’ll figure out a way to get you over the line next time.

3. Helping you understand the exam better

Which books to read, different approaches, etc. Over 60% of students we talked to did not find NCERTs relevant and saw no point in being thorough with them.

4. Lack of motivation

We have all had those days when it’s been hard to motivate ourselves to hit the books and just study. It happens to the best of us sometimes and for some of us, it happens more frequently. And it is understandable, Civil Service preparation is a long and often lonely process. Every aspirant, from toppers to those who have quit have been overwhelmed by this process at some point.

Samanvaya Code of Conduct

  • Be honest with your mentors about your preparation levels and stage.
  • Follow their advice and participate in tests and assignments that they set for you
  • Stay active in the telegram groups, ask doubts, don’t hold yourself back.
  • Don’t expect spoonfeeding. You have to drive the initiative.

Click here to fill the form, tell us about your preparation and we will email you a revision plan specifically designed for you.

Here’s the feedback that we got from some of our students:


Click here to fill the form, tell us about your preparation and we will email you a revision plan specifically designed for you.

Categories
Announcements

SAMANVAYA: Students Preparing for UPSC 2020 > 5 months to go – get fired up

Click here to fill the form, tell us about your preparation and we will email you a revision plan specifically designed for you.

Dear Students, 

Our lectures on paper discussions and posts on solutions and sample structures have received over 20,000 hits collectively.  

It is time to get serious with your preparation and we have got your back.


After numerous conversations with so many aspirants, we have started understanding your problems better and standardizing solutions for the same.

These are being incorporated into our Samanvaya program. It is these practices that will make the program more effective.

At the core of Samanvaya lies the fact that each one of you will have a unique journey while preparing for the exam. Some will get through on the first attempt without much effort while others will take both more time and more effort. We want to understand you better to help you optimize your journey so you can focus on the right things and not waste time on the wrong ones. We are asking you to tap into the valuable experiences of mentors who underwent the same grind and realize the pitfalls and understand the shortcuts to make it.

Samanvaya program involves the following –

1. Identifying your weaknesses

Over 80% of students who claimed to have revised NCERTs were unable to answer basic questions. Many were not comfortable with at least 1 GS subject and Optional. Many struggled with ‘What went wrong’ after 2-3 years of hard work.

Our mentors will help you assess your preparedness and suggest accurate strategies.

2. Strategy and study plan discussions

Over 90% of students couldn’t stick to a plan. Study plans and strategies are iterative in nature and we want to help you with that. Many are unable to perform in tests despite preparing hard. This could be due to a variety of factors – lack of adequate prep, jitters in the exam hall, inadequate revision, lack of practice of test series or just a bad day at work. Tell us what you think went wrong and we’ll figure out a way to get you over the line next time.

3. Helping you understand the exam better

Which books to read, different approaches, etc. Over 60% of students we talked to did not find NCERTs relevant and saw no point in being thorough with them.

4. Lack of motivation

We have all had those days when it’s been hard to motivate ourselves to hit the books and just study. It happens to the best of us sometimes and for some of us, it happens more frequently. And it is understandable, Civil Service preparation is a long and often lonely process. Every aspirant, from toppers to those who have quit have been overwhelmed by this process at some point.

Samanvaya Code of Conduct

  • Be honest with your mentors about your preparation levels and stage.
  • Follow their advice and participate in tests and assignments that they set for you
  • Stay active in the telegram groups, ask doubts, don’t hold yourself back.
  • Don’t expect spoonfeeding. You have to drive the initiative.

Click here to fill the form, tell us about your preparation and we will email you a revision plan specifically designed for you.

Here’s the feedback that we got from some of our students:


Click here to fill the form, tell us about your preparation and we will email you a revision plan specifically designed for you.

Categories
Announcements

Failed Prelims 2019! Don’t Worry CD Prelims Test Series 2020 can help you to rectify your Fundamental weakness

Here’s the link to the Prime Prelims TS brochure. Click2download | To understand the points in depth, we recommend you download and read before joining us.




Dear Students,

Prime TS, being our legacy product always gets the best from us. Our oldest & most loved offering takes a giant leap this year with 6 key differentiators and 3 ‘exclusive’ features.

We started way back in 2015 with Dr. Vipin Garg (then an AIIMS graduate, member of the founding team @Civilsdaily and now an IAS officer in Gujarat) working hand in hand with us on defining the key features of our Prelims Test Series. Over the years, Prime TS has evolved into a comprehensive learning & assessment companion for aspirants of all stages and preparation style.

Mastering Prelims by Guided yet Flexible Goal Setting

Here’s the question we have always challenged ourselves with: 

What good is a test series if all it does is give you a set of 100 questions and backs them up with explanations? As good as the xerox version of the same, right?

Why do most of us find it hard to make a cut at UPSC Prelims (in spite of the abundance of pirated versions of high-quality test series)?

Short Answer: Lack of a goal based mentoring to ensure that you tie up your loose ends in a time-bound manner before going to the next mock

Long Answer: The misconception that reverse engineering (learning theory from solutions) & recursive learning (solving the wrong questions again & again till you get them right) alone is enough for a rewarding mock practice is LETHAL. What you need is a way to correct your fundamental learning errors. You need to analyse what went wrong in the learning process (which can potentially wreck 5 similar questions in the future). You need someone to motivate you and take you back to the basics to correct the identified gaps. Right about that very moment. Not after the whole subject is done. Not after the prelims is lost!

This answer defines the very foundation of our Prime Prelims Test series and here’s how we solve this problem for YOU:

  1. Evidence-based question making: The 3600 questions you face in our mocks have their relevance established in UPSC’s trend analysis. We focus on themes that are important as per UPSC so that we maximise your chances of questions overlap with the actual UPSC Prelims.

  2. Standardising & Tagging those evidence backed questions: Even for the most serious student, judging the quality of any TS is a difficult proposition. To ensure that we hold the end of our bargain, we have introduced 3 layers of tagging:

    1. Difficulty Level Tags: Level 1, 2, 3

    2. Subject/ sub-subject Tags: To ensure that your revision is focussed, we tag questions at deeper layers so that you discover your subject specific blindspots and rectify them

    3. Question Type Tags: Helps you understand the mix of questions and equip yourself in multifaceted question forming. Eg: Consolidation Questions, Comparative Questions, Interactive Questions*

  3. Tikdams for mastering the art of intelligent guesstimates: Think of तिकड़म as a more refined version of the oft-quoted word Jugaad. UPSC is an intelligent test taker. It not only wants to test your comprehension (of syllabus) but also your ability to perform under pressure (& lack of information). How would you solve a “factual” question which gives an illusion of the necessity of “rote-learning”? By ensuring that your core fundamentals are strong and then using the Art of Tikdams to go for the best approximation among the answer choices! We are the only test series which trains you on that!*

  4. SAMANVAYA – 1<>1 Mentoring for Goal Setting: SAMANVAYA adds the much-needed layer of mentor intervention to help you with personalised mini-goals to fortify the defenses in a time-bound manner. It takes help from point #1 & #2 to understand your preparation timeline and then works with you.

  5. CD’s Monthly Magazines: We walk the extra mile with Monthly Magazine Combo (12 months of all good content at CD). These magazines are a brand in themselves and have been a preference of Toppers for years. The monthly package contains curated information from these 6 areas :
    1. News + PIB (without oped),
    2. Op-eds
    3. SC Judgements
    4. Govt. Schemes in News
    5. Intl Org + Domestic Org
    6. Prelims Daily Compilations
  6. Advanced Lecture Series: PRIME TS, being our legacy product gets the best of us. While we leave no stones unturned to build your assessment profile, we also provide you with this crucial & independent module as a part of the package.

    ALS is yet another nifty way of revisiting the tricky, factual and sometimes technical aspects of the static syllabus. 60+ hours of videos – most helpful when you advance to the L2 & L3 tests and very rewarding for senior UPSC students.




We have kept our pricing similar to previous year’s. The idea is to make it affordable for every single aspirant without compromising the quality & promise which comes with our name.

It doesn’t matter if you plan to join an offline coaching institute or go on the self-study route, Prime Prelims is an investment worth making to ensure that your learning curve gets shortened and your test-taking skills delight you with a positive result 🙂

Here’s the link to the Prime Prelims TS brochure. Click2download

Click here to enroll for the Prime Prelims TS

PS: We are in the process of preparing an updated dossier on the Art of Tikdams and will make it available for a free download soon. If you wish to download an older version of the document, pls click here.

PS2: Once you join the programme, you will get a detailed time table on how to go about the reading material and how to space your assessment routine. Everything is planned out for you!


If you wish to do a direct bank transfer, here are the details.

A/C NAME: APEIROGON TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD
A/C NO: 50200016012695
IFSC CODE: HDFC0000922
GSTIN: 07AAOCA0521B1ZA

NOTE #1: BEFORE MAKING A DIRECT BANK TRANSFER, PLS CHECK THE FULL AMOUNT (INCLUSIVE OF TAXES). ONCE THE PAYMENT IS DONE, DROP A MAIL TO HELLO@CIVILSDAILY WITH YOUR TRANSACTION ID AND COURSE JOINED
NOTE #2: CIVILSDAILY’S PARENT COMPANY NAME IS APEIROGON TECHNOLOGIES. DON’T PANIC!

Categories
Announcements

Get ready for the upcoming Economics Advanced Prelims Test on 4th January- sample questions and video highlighting our methodology

Click here to enroll for the Prime Prelims TS

Dear students,

31st May 2020 is the D-day for all civil service aspirants.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.”

This quote by Abraham Lincoln clearly sums up how one should prepare for that day. So before entering the battlefield alone should have enough practice. Our Prime Prelims Test series which shall enrich you to acquaint yourself with the pattern of CSE-2020, assess your abilities, rectify your mistakes and make you confident to appear on the examination day.

Our Prime Prelims Test Series follows the same approach as that adopted by UPSC. Our team of experts is quite enriched with the UPSC pattern and focal point of the questions and hence creates more chances for the aspirants to crack civil service examination by appearing our Test Series.

The key philosophy of our prelims TS is Evidence-based question making: The 3600 questions you face in our mocks have their relevance established in UPSC’s trend analysis. We focus on themes that are important as per UPSC so that we maximize your chances of questions overlap with the actual UPSC Prelims.

This Ancient and Medieval History test contains questions from the following themes:

Nothing speaks more than the facts itself rather than a mere jargon. Here is a list of 5 sample questions from the upcoming test which will help you in identifying the standards and approach we follow. (you can skip this if you want to attempt these directly in the test). 

Noone but only you can assess how it will help you in being the top percentile of aspirants. You have to practice ruthlessly and civils Daily provides you with a platform to hone your skills.

Q.1) Which of the following is an example of ‘Pigovian Tax’?

a. Tax on Diesel

b. Education Cess

c. Clean energy cess

d. Surcharge on income tax

 

Q.2) In the context of international trade, “Early Harvest” Package refers to which of the following?

a. A clause related to the Agreement on Agriculture under the World Trade Organization.

b. A pre-cursor to a Free Trade Agreement between two trading partners.

c. A subsidy mechanism given to the developing countries for trade in agriculture.

d. A transportation agreement signed between countries for the movement of goods.

 

Q.3) Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2018 is the latest flagship publication of:

a. World Bank (WB)

b. United Nations (UN)

c. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

d. World Economic Forum (WEF)

 

Q.4) The term ‘Kudumbashree’, often seen in the news refers to:

a. An initiative to change negative family and community attitudes towards the girl child in Telangana.

b. A World Bank project in India focused on the welfare of adolescent girls and young women.

c. An environmental movement demanding better protection of natural resources in India.

d. A women-oriented community-based poverty reduction programme being implemented in Kerala.

 

Q.5) With reference to the economy, the term “base effect” refers to:

a. a normalized average of price relatives for a given class of goods or services in a given region.

b. impact of the rise in price level in the previous year over the corresponding rise in price levels in the current year.

c. a monetary policy strategy used by Central Banks for maintaining price level at a certain level.

d. the bonus brought by inflation to the borrowers.

Categories
Announcements Daily AWE

AWE – Reminder – Enrollments Open for the Months of January and February

Dear students,

AWE Program is gaining popularity and seeing a lot of participation.    

We request all students to renew their subscription for the upcoming months. Let’s keep the momentum going. 

We are working hard to make the program more featureful, highlight the best answers, show the competency levels of students.

Here is the schedule for the Month of December for topics being covered in GS Paper 1 and Paper 4

January 2020

Date Question 1 Question 4
2nd January, Thursday Indian Society and Diversity of India. Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions.
3rd January, Friday Role of women and women’s organization. Laws, rules, regulations, and conscience as sources of ethical guidance.
6th January, Monday Population and associated issues, poverty, and developmental issues. Case Studies
7th January, Tuesday Urbanization, their problems, and their remedies. Case Studies
8th January, Wednesday Effects of globalization on Indian society. Case Studies
9th January, Thursday Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. Case Studies
10th January, Friday Salient features of the world’s physical geography. Case Studies
13th January, Monday Distribution of key natural resources across the world. Accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance.
14th January, Tuesday Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries. Ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
15th January, Wednesday Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone, etc. Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity.
16th January, Thursday Changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information.
17th January, Friday Indian culture covering the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature, and Architecture. Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters. 
20th January, Monday Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present. Case Studies
21st January, Tuesday The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. Case Studies
22nd January, Wednesday Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. Case Studies
23rd January, Thursday History of the world including events from the 18th century.  Case Studies
24th January, Friday Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism, etc.- their forms and effect on the society. Case Studies
27th January, Monday Indian Society and Diversity of India. Work culture, Quality of service delivery.

 

Monthly Rs. 1200 + taxes: Click2Join (bi-monthly payments accepted)

The fee is for 2 months combined.

For more information on how the program proceeds, click here –

 

https://www.civilsdaily.com/answer-writing-enhancement/

Categories
Announcements

SAMANVAYA: Students Preparing for UPSC 2020 > 6 months study plan.

Click here to fill the form, tell us about your preparation and we will email you a revision plan specifically designed for you.

Dear Students, 

Our lectures on paper discussions and posts on solutions and sample structures have received over 20,000 hits collectively.  

It is time to get serious with your preparation and we have got your back.


After numerous conversations with so many aspirants, we have started understanding your problems better and standardizing solutions for the same.

These are being incorporated into our Samanvaya program. It is these practices that will make the program more effective.

At the core of Samanvaya lies the fact that each one of you will have a unique journey while preparing for the exam. Some will get through on the first attempt without much effort while others will take both more time and more effort. We want to understand you better to help you optimize your journey so you can focus on the right things and not waste time on the wrong ones. We are asking you to tap into the valuable experiences of mentors who underwent the same grind and realize the pitfalls and understand the shortcuts to make it.

Samanvaya program involves the following –

1. Identifying your weaknesses

Over 80% of students who claimed to have revised NCERTs were unable to answer basic questions. Many were not comfortable with at least 1 GS subject and Optional. Many struggled with ‘What went wrong’ after 2-3 years of hard work.

Our mentors will help you assess your preparedness and suggest accurate strategies.

2. Strategy and study plan discussions

Over 90% of students couldn’t stick to a plan. Study plans and strategies are iterative in nature and we want to help you with that. Many are unable to perform in tests despite preparing hard. This could be due to a variety of factors – lack of adequate prep, jitters in the exam hall, inadequate revision, lack of practice of test series or just a bad day at work. Tell us what you think went wrong and we’ll figure out a way to get you over the line next time.

3. Helping you understand the exam better

Which books to read, different approaches, etc. Over 60% of students we talked to did not find NCERTs relevant and saw no point in being thorough with them.

4. Lack of motivation

We have all had those days when it’s been hard to motivate ourselves to hit the books and just study. It happens to the best of us sometimes and for some of us, it happens more frequently. And it is understandable, Civil Service preparation is a long and often lonely process. Every aspirant, from toppers to those who have quit have been overwhelmed by this process at some point.

Samanvaya Code of Conduct

  • Be honest with your mentors about your preparation levels and stage.
  • Follow their advice and participate in tests and assignments that they set for you
  • Stay active in the telegram groups, ask doubts, don’t hold yourself back.
  • Don’t expect spoonfeeding. You have to drive the initiative.

Click here to fill the form, tell us about your preparation and we will email you a revision plan specifically designed for you.

Here’s the feedback that we got from some of our students:


Click here to fill the form, tell us about your preparation and we will email you a revision plan specifically designed for you.

Categories
Announcements

Get ready for the upcoming History Advanced Prelims Test on 21st December – sample questions and video highlighting our methodology

Click here to enroll for the Prime Prelims TS

Dear students,

31st May 2020 is the D-day for all civil service aspirants.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.”

This quote by Abraham Lincoln clearly sums up how one should prepare for that day. So before entering the battlefield alone should have enough practice. Our Prime Prelims Test series which shall enrich you to acquaint yourself with the pattern of CSE-2020, assess your abilities, rectify your mistakes and make you confident to appear on the examination day.

Our Prime Prelims Test Series follows the same approach as that adopted by UPSC. Our team of experts is quite enriched with the UPSC pattern and focal point of the questions and hence creates more chances for the aspirants to crack civil service examination by appearing our Test Series.

The key philosophy of our prelims TS is Evidence-based question making: The 3600 questions you face in our mocks have their relevance established in UPSC’s trend analysis. We focus on themes that are important as per UPSC so that we maximize your chances of questions overlap with the actual UPSC Prelims.

This Ancient and Medieval History test contains questions from the following themes:

Nothing speaks more than the facts itself rather than a mere jargon. Here is a list of 5 sample questions from the upcoming test which will help you in identifying the standards and approach we follow. (you can skip this if you want to attempt these directly in the test). 

Noone but only you can assess how it will help you in being the top percentile of aspirants. You have to practice ruthlessly and civils Daily provides you with a platform to hone your skills.

 

Q.1) Consider the following statements with reference to Ghadar Party:

1. The Headquarters of the movement were set up at Yugantar Ashram in San Francisco.

2. Original name of Ghadar Party was Pacific Coast Hindustan Association.

3. It’s leader Lala Har Dayal adhered to a staunch anti-British stand till his death in 1939.

Which of the statements mentioned above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. All of the above

 

Q.2) Consider the following statements with reference to the Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 passed by the British Indian Government:

1. It was successful in ending the system of child marriage.

2. It was a step towards societal reforms.

Which of the statements mentioned above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of them

d. Neither of them

 

Q.3) Which of the following was renamed as Bengal Landholder’s Society soon after it’s formation?

a. Indian League

b. British India Society

c. Zamindari Association

d. East India Association

 

Q.4) Consider the following statements with reference to the Eka movement:

1. It was an offshoot of the Non-Cooperation Movement.

2. The movement was to seek justice against oppression and extraction of high rent.

3. The movement soon came to an end due to heavy repression by the British.

Which of the statements mentioned above is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 1 and 3 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. All of them

 

Q.5) Consider the following statements with reference to the Government of India Act 1919:

1. It provided for Dyarchy at the provincial level

2. The imperial legislative council was transformed into a Bicameral legislature

3. It provided for an equal number of seats in all provinces.

Which of the statements mentioned above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 1 and 3 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. All of them

Categories
Announcements Daily AWE

AWE – Reminder – Enrollments Open for the Months of December and January

Dear students,

AWE Program is gaining popularity and seeing a lot of participation.    

We request all students to renew their subscription for the upcoming months. Let’s keep the momentum going. 

Many students do see a value in practising questions every day. It keeps the momentum going and incrementally builds a database of questions and answers that can be used for Mains.  So we have created a truly effective program.

We have come up with a 90 days plan through which you will be able to cover your GS mains syllabus twice while giving proper time to GS paper 4 as well, along with more than 30 case studies. Like before, we will ask 4 questions every day covering the GS 1,2,3,4. Questions will cover both contemporary and static parts. 

The program will operate on the Weekdays. This was requested by the students themselves. We believe being regular for 5 days is a decent enough challenge. Moreover, Saturdays and Sundays off allowing students to contribute to other programs. 

The above system leads to questions being submitted in the last week of every month and we require time to wrap those up. Hence, we will not be posting any questions from the 27th of each month. The last few days will be exclusively reserved for clearing the backlog of reviews. 

  • Question number 1 will cover your static parts of papers 1.
  • Question numbers 2 and 3 will cover your GS papers 2 and 3 with a focus on current affairs, linking it to the static portions.
  • Question number 4 will cover Paper 4, i.e. ethics. One week we will cover static portions from that paper while subsequent week, it will be solely focusing on case studies. The same process will follow every alternate week for question number 4.

We are working hard to make the program more featureful, highlight the best answers, show the competency levels of students.

Here is the schedule for the Month of December for topics being covered in GS Paper 1 and Paper 4

December, 2019

Date Question 1 Question 4
2nd December, Monday The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity.
3rd December, Tuesday Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information.
4th December, Wednesday History of the world including events from the 18th century.  Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters. 
5th December, Thursday Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism, etc.- their forms and effect on the society. Work culture, Quality of service delivery.
6th December, Friday Indian Society and Diversity of India. Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
9th December, Monday Role of women and women’s organization. Case Studies
10th December, Tuesday Population and associated issues, poverty, and developmental issues. Case Studies
11th December, Wednesday Urbanization, their problems, and their remedies. Case Studies
12th December, Thursday Effects of globalization on Indian society. Case Studies
13th December, Friday Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. Case Studies
16th December, Monday Salient features of the world’s physical geography. Essence, determinants, and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
17th December, Tuesday Distribution of key natural resources across the world. Human Values
18th December, Wednesday Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries. Attitude
19th December, Thursday Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone, etc. Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.
20th December, Friday Changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. Emotional intelligence concepts.
23rd December, Monday Indian culture covering the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature, and Architecture. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.
24th December, Tuesday Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present. Case Studies
25th December, Wednesday The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. Case Studies
26th December, Thursday Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. Case Studies
27th December, Friday History of the world including events from the 18th century.  Case Studies

Monthly Rs. 1200 + taxes: Click2Join (bi-monthly payments accepted)

The fee is for 2 months combined.

This is how our review system works:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on how the program proceeds, click here –

 

https://www.civilsdaily.com/answer-writing-enhancement/