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

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

How Smash Mains 2021 will progress?


Dear Students,

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

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

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


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

About Smash Mains 2021

Smash mains is a highly personalized and intensive handholding program for the crème-de-la-crème (veterans) amongst UPSC aspirants (the intake is 50 students).

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

It’s a three-phased program under personalized guidance by Sajal sir. The focus is on identifying and highlighting the issues with your preparation (information / analysis / utilization). According to your strength and weaknesses, a tailor-made strategy is developed. And it is worked on under Sajal sir’s strict monitoring, aiming for incremental improvements every day, after every session with Sajal sir.

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

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

Program inclusion:

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

The fact that you have been missing the cut-off with a small margin (repeatedly) tells that there are some fundamental issues with your approach. The answers to which you might or might not have. For bringing the change you have to work upon its execution as well. (Realization is not enough). And bringing that to fruition is not possible in isolation. Now onwards, it should be a guided process under a meticulously designed plan.

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

What makes Smash Mains unique?

Individual attention and approachability are the USPs of this program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

We deliver what we promise.

Progression of Smash Mains 2021:

Phase 1: April

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

Phase 2: May-June

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

Phase 3: July -Sept

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

How to enroll in Smash Mains 2021?

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

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

What our students have to say about Smash Mains?

Read this answer here. Other answers here

By Root

Caretaker @civilsdaily

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