PROGRAM EXCEL ( COMPREHENSIVE CLASSROOM PROGRAM ) :-
Program Excel is a dynamic course structure which has been crafted to crack the exam at the very first attempt. If followed sincerely, this course will definitely boost your chances of being an officer even at the first attempt.
It provides for Exhaustive Preliminary cum Mains preparation along with Optional preparation. This course is our FLAGSHIP PROGRAM, which focusses on hand holding course for students, who do not know much about the UPSC Journey but are ready to put in hard sincere work! For such students, we believe that we have right mix of expert guidance and opportunities to develop skills required to clear prelims mains and develop a personality to clear interview with high ranks!
- A Student opting for Program Excel is assigned with a personal mentor who is tasked to fine-tune the preparation to give an edge over other aspirants
- Dedicated mentors apart from Subject faculties to guide students in their journey of UPSC.
- In Program Excel, students are provided with free reference books.
- Regular mock test series will be conducted parallel to the syllabus for Prelims, Mains and Optional subjects.
- Aspirant gets access to our air conditioned library where students comfortably study with free Wi Fi to quench curiosity of students.
- Prior notice in case of absence will be compensated by video classes and doubt clarification sessions on demand.
- Digital boards, smart classrooms and small batches to attend to the learning journey of each aspirant.
- Regular topic discussions and current affairs discussions among students after class hours.
- Clarity in theories & Concepts to answer any given question more accurately.
- Ensures conceptual clarity through multiple modes of delivery.
- We adopt the most advanced technology in learning. Pictorial representations are entertained so as to build realistic understanding of the subject-matter.
- Incredible insights to develop best answers.
- Detailed analysis of previous year questions to familiarize students with the UPSC pattern.
- Right orientation and tactics.
- Prioritises the topics in a result oriented manner.
- Helps you to choose what to read and more importantly what not to read in order to approach the mains exam with right strategy.
- Experienced faculty – Retired and In-service IAS/IPS officers as guest lecturers to provide you best IAS coaching in Bangalore.
- India’s best quality and highly relevant digital and printed materials.
- The more personal, small-group teaching is the most distinctive feature of the classroom system.
- High Success rate comparable to best IAS coaching centres in Bangalore.
- Duration: 13 months + post exam classes.
- Related lectures and visuals will be presented for each topic.
- Mock Tests will be conducted, as a part of the course consecutively.
- Printed material for all the topics will be delivered.
- Monthly Current Affairs magazine will be issued which is of the best IAS coaching standard in Bangalore.
THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE IN ONLINE MODE ASWELL:
Facilities available in Online Platform –
- SMART CONNECT TO CLASSROOMS:
- Smart Digital boards that is clearly visible through online platform as well.
- Every class is Live Streamed as well as recorded for later access and can be viewed any number of time, without any restrictions, subject to course duration.
- Free and Exclusive access to BELIEVERS APPLICATION through which recorded and live videos can be accessed.
- Free and Exclusive access to Believers portal that can be accessed in Laptops, desktops for enlarged and qualitative video experience. (Click Here).
- Online students can ask queries to the subject faculties in live streaming by simply unmuting and asking the doubt which is audible to the faculties or by clicking on the option “Raise Your Hand “to post your query.
SMART MOCK TEST FACILITIES:
- Online students can write mock test in online mode, which is at par with offline test taking facility.
- Effective User interface for online tests has be created to make the students feel comfortable while taking the tests.
- To maintain the reliability and integrity of the test, various security features are added which restricts the students from closing the tab, opening a new tab, restrictions on taking calls while attempting the test, students cannot even go back to previous webpage. This is just a limiting factor to encourage you to take your tests seriously, like you would do in the real upsc exam!
- Instant correction of prelims mock test, to eliminate waiting time for students.
- Smart Dashboard with features like:
- Overall analysis of prelims mock test (Samples)
- Section wise analysis of prelims mock test (Samples)
- Smart hints to promote curiosity of students (Samples)
- Use of AI based features to do SWOT Analysis of your preparation.
- Considering that even we can do mistakes, Report button is provided for individual online prelims question, so that students can raise the errors and we can timely correct our mistakes.
- For Online Mains test, students can write the test at the comfort of their homes, by taking printout of Believers Answer Copy and writing on it and then scanning the same.
QUALITATIVE EVALUATION OF TESTS:
- Evaluation for mains tests would be done by relevant subject experts, normally within a week’s time.
- Test Discussions post every test would be handled by subject experts to provide clarity on topics for students.
- Regular personalised Mentoring to guide students in their preparation.
Prelims & Mains
- The Preliminary Examination of Union Public Service Commission for Civil Services Examination is popularly called CSAT or Civil Services Aptitude Test. The CSAT is actually the second paper of preliminary General Studies of UPSC IAS syllabus introduced in 2011. The CSAT was introduced to end the use of scaling system for varying subjects in the General Studies paper of UPSC IAS mains examination or whole as IAS syllabus.
- The benefit of introducing aptitude tests in the IAS syllabus is that it assesses your logical reasoning and thinking performance. It is based on multiple choice questions answered in exam conditions. No subject influences, or can have an effect on an aptitude test.
- Some changes are made in the format of IAS syllabus since 2013. It’s for the first time the Indian Forest Service (IFS) aspirants were combined with the Civil Services aspirants and are made to take the preliminary examination. Those Indian Forest Service aspirants who may eventually clear the first stage of exam, they have to write separate exam in place of ias mains examination for their Mains Indian Forest Service examination.
- There are several other changes in the pattern of IAS Mains examination from 2013. Now there are four compulsory papers of General Studies of IAS mains examination and only one optional subject instead of two, one compulsory essay paper is also there. Besides, English and one language paper is of only qualifying nature.
- Giving an all-round approach to the IAS syllabus is the key to success for both preliminary and mains examination.
The UPSC Preliminary Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.
Paper I: 200 marks Duration: 2 hours
- Current events of national and international importance.
- History of India and Indian National Movement.
- Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
- Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
- Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
- General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
- General Science.
- The second paper of IAS preliminary Examination of UPSC is popularly called CSAT or Civil Services Aptitude Test. It is of qualifying nature in IAS syllabus. The CSAT was introduced to end the use of scaling system for varying subjects in the General Studies paper. CSAT was introduced in 2011 to IAS syllabus.
The benefit of introducing aptitude tests in the IAS syllabus is that it assesses your logical reasoning and thinking performance. It is based on multiple choice questions answered in exam conditions. No subject influences, or can have an effect on an aptitude test.
- Some changes are made in the format of Civil Services Examination since 2013. It’s for the first time the Indian Forest Service (IFS) aspirants were combined with the Civil Services examination aspirants and are made to take the IAS preliminary examination. Those Indian Forest Service aspirants who may eventually clear the IAS Preliminary examination have to write separate exams for their Mains Indian Forest Service examination. IAS preliminary examination is the first stage of the Civil services examination and the introduction of UPSC CSAT Syllabus into IAS Syllabus was avital and deciding factor to civil services examination.
- There is also a change in the pattern of the Civil Services Mains examination from 2013. Now there are four compulsory papers of General Studies, and only one optional subject instead of two, one compulsory essay paper is also there. Besides, English and one language paper is of only qualifying nature.
The UPSC Preliminary Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.
UPSC CSAT syllabus
Paper II- (200 marks) Duration
Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Decision-making and problem-solving
General mental ability
Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)
English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
Note : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.
The civil services examination is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by UPSC for the recruitment to various government posts. The examination is conducted in two phases–the preliminary examination consisting of two objective-type papers and the UPSC main examination, consisting of nine papers followed by a personality test.
Union Public Service Commission has drastically changed the mains syllabus from 2013.
In UPSC mains syllabus 2013 instead of two optional papers, now student will opt only one optional paper. Weightage of General Studies has been increased.
Here is the new pattern of UPSC General Studies syllabus in case of Civil Services mains examination.
Essay (250 Marks)
To be written in the medium or language of the candidate’s choice – Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.
General Studies-I : Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society(250 Marks)
- Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
- Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
- The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
- Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
- History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
- Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
- Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
- Effects of globalization on Indian society Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
- Salient features of world’s physical geography.
- Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
- Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
General Studies-II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations (250 Marks)
- Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
- Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
- Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
- Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
- Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
- Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
- Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
- Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
- Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
- Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
- Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
- Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizen’s charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
- Role of civil services in a democracy.
- India and its neighborhood- relations.
- Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
- Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
- Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.
General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management (250 Marks)
- Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
- Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
- Government Budgeting.
- Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
- Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
- Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
- Land reforms in India.
- Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
- Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
- Investment models.
- Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
- Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
- Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
- Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
- Disaster and disaster management.
- Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
- Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
- Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.
- Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
- Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.
General Studies-IV: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude (250 Marks)
- This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.
- Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
- Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
- 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.
- Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
- Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
- Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
- Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
- Case Studies on above issues.
Paper-VI & Paper-VlI
Optional Subject Papers I & II
- Candidate may choose any optional subject from amongst the List of Optional Subjects given in Para 2.
- To ace the Civil Service Examinations, it is very important to know the syllabus. The single open-secret of all the IAS exam toppers is that they always stick to the syllabus. Different stages of the IAS Examination have different syllabus. They check the different qualities and aspects of an aspirant to extract the crème de la crème from them for the prestigious services.
- The Preliminary Examination is the first phase in the UPSC IAS Examination, which tests general awareness, critical thinking and logical abilities of an IAS aspirant. The objective-type questions are made to eliminate the maximum number of candidates. To clear this phase, IAS aspirants require a proper strategy, conceptual clarity, and regular revision. Thus, the IAS prelims syllabus becomes very important to strategies according to individual strengths and weaknesses.
- The Mains examination of the UPSC Civil Service Examinations (CSE) is much more complex and challenging. It tests the knowledge and intellectual traits, conceptual clarity and understanding of fundamental concepts, coherency and preciseness with clarity of expression. The IAS Main examination syllabus provided by UPSC makes it easier for candidates to strategies and focus in the right direction. However, detailing of each mains and contemporary issues topic makes task little essay.
Believers IAS provides a micro-listing of topics which enlists detailed topic-wise UPSC syllabus helping the IAS aspirants to complete their preparation with a better understanding of the UPSC Prelims & Mains Syllabus to help them achieve success in this very attempt.
All the above aspects make Program Excel at Believers the most opted course by UPSC aspirants.