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

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

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

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

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

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


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

About 6 pillared approach of Smash Prelims 2023

Pillar-1: 44 Prelims test

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

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

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

Pillar-3: Mentorship calls

One-to-one mentorship by core faculty and toppers

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

Pillar-4: Weekly zoom session by Santosh Gupta 

Doubt clearance and continuous improvement

Pillar-5: Learn Question-solving 

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

Pillar-6: Current Affairs

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

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

Santosh Gupta sir has scored above 140 twice in UPSC prelims and always 120 plus in all 6 attempts. He wrote all 6 mains and appeared for Interviews 3 times. He has qualified UPSC EPFO and BPSC 56-59th also. He has been teaching and mentoring UPSC aspirants for the last 5 years.

What CivilsDaily’s Smash Prelims students have to say?

Testimonial: Success Stories of Smash Prelims 2022

From failing twice-thrice to clearing Prelims 2022
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