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The dynamic pattern of UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam in the recent years necessitates aspirants to reorient their strategy to evolving trends of the exam. We with our vast experience in the domain of UPSC Civil Services Exam have designed a Test Schedule with a rich blend of Static and Dynamic parts to facilitate our students to feel the actual pulse of UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam.

Our – UPSC CSM (2020) Test series will strategically provide aspirants an in-depth coverage of the syllabus and scientifically framed revision modes through our tests.

Our Tests have been designed in such a way to equip the aspirants, with all the skills and tools needed to handle any surprise UPSC throws at them.

Every Single Mark is significant in MAINS Examination as it decides your final rank and services allocation. Thousands of capable aspirants fail to sail through the Mains Exam as they are not able to articulate well in the MAINS Exam.

Our Mains test series is well received among serious IAS aspirants both for its quality and deliverable in terms of evaluation and feedback. Most of the questions asked in our test series have high probability of reflecting in UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam. We have established this in the past too.

Our Mains- MONGER is a program meant for the students who would like to evaluate their MAINS preparation and enhance their answer writing skills to the peak.

Breakup of Tests: – Total Number of MAINS Tests: 16

  1. Sectional (GS I, II, III, IV): 8
  2. Full Syllabus (GS I, II, III, IV): 4
  3. Essay Tests (3+1): 4

Fee: Rs.20000/- inclusive of all the taxes.

Timetable: See The Timetable & Schedule below.

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Time Table – MAINS 2020 Test Schedule

Test No Paper Date Of Test
1 Sectional-GS-1 & 2(F.N.) 11.10.2020
2 Sectional-GS-2 & 4 (F.N.) 18. 10.2020
3 ESSAY-1   19.10.2020
4 Sectional-GS-1, 2 & 3(F.N.) 25.10.2020
5 Sectional-GS-1, 3 & 4(F.N.) 08.11.2020
6 ESSAY-2 09.11.2020
7 Sectional-GS-1, 3(F.N.) 15.11.2020
8 Sectional-GS-2, 3(F.N.) 22.11.2020
9 Sectional-GS-1, 4 (F.N.) 29.11.2020
10 ESSAY-3 30.11.2020
11 Sectional-GS- 3, 4(F.N.) 06.12.2020
12 ESSAY – 4 07.12.2020 FN
13 & 14 FLT GS-1 & GS-2 20.12.2020 FN & AN
15 & 16 FLT GS-3 & GS-4 21.12.2020 FN & AN

In Mains 2018 only we  Predicted  the same Thirukkural  that was asked in GS 4.

What does this quotations mean to you in the present context: “Falsehood takes the place of truth when it results in unblemished common good.”- Tirukkural. (150 words). (UPSC MAINS GS-4 2018).

In Mains 2019 we Predicted 72% Questions that were asked.

TEST SCHEDULE

Test  No Syllabus
1.     GS 1·      Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

GS 2

·      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

Current Affairs – September 2019 – October 2019

Ø pib.nic.in

Ø IAS GOOGLE

Ø Down to Earth

Ø The Hindu

Ø The Hindu Business Line

Ø Economic Times

Ø Vigyan Prasar

Ø Indian Express

Ø idsa.in

2.    GS 2 –·      Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

·      Role of civil services in a democracy.

GS 4

·      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.

·     Current Affairs – November 2019 – December 2019

Ø pib.nic.in

Ø IAS GOOGLE

Ø Down to Earth

Ø The Hindu

Ø The Hindu Business Line

Ø Economic Times

Ø Vigyan Prasar

Ø Indian Express

Ø idsa.in

3.    ESSAY 1
4.    GS 2·      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 development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger.

GS 3

·      Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

·      Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

GS 1

·      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.

Current Affairs – January 2020 – February 2020

Ø pib.nic.in

Ø IAS GOOGLE

Ø Down to Earth

Ø The Hindu

Ø The Hindu Business Line

Ø Economic Times

Ø Vigyan Prasar

Ø Indian Express

Ø idsa.in

5.    GS 3·      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.

GS 1

·      Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

GS 4

·       Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.

Current Affairs – March 2020 – April 2020

Ø pib.nic.in

Ø IAS GOOGLE

Ø Down to Earth

Ø The Hindu

Ø The Hindu Business Line

Ø Economic Times

Ø Vigyan Prasar

Ø Indian Express

Ø idsa.in

6.    ESSAY 2
7.    GS 1·      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.

GS 3

·      Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

·      Disaster and disaster management.

Current Affairs – May 2020

Ø pib.nic.in

Ø IAS GOOGLE

Ø Down to Earth

Ø The Hindu

Ø The Hindu Business Line

Ø Economic Times

Ø Vigyan Prasar

Ø Indian Express

Ø idsa.in

8.    GS 2·      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.

GS 3

·      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

Current Affairs – June 2020, July 2020

Ø pib.nic.in

Ø IAS GOOGLE

Ø Down to Earth

Ø The Hindu

Ø The Hindu Business Line

Ø Economic Times

Ø Vigyan Prasar

Ø Indian Express

Ø idsa.in

9.    GS 1 –·      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, redrawing of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.

GS 4

·      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.

·      Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

GS Current Affairs – August 2020, September 2020

Ø pib.nic.in

Ø IAS GOOGLE

Ø Down to Earth

Ø The Hindu

Ø The Hindu Business Line

Ø Economic Times

Ø Vigyan Prasar

Ø Indian Express

Ø idsa.in

10.               ESSAY 3
11.                GS 4·      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.

GS 3

·      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.

·      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.

GS Current Affairs – October 2020

Ø pib.nic.in

Ø IAS GOOGLE

Ø Down to Earth

Ø The Hindu

Ø The Hindu Business Line

Ø Economic Times

Ø Vigyan Prasar

Ø Indian Express

Ø idsa.in

12. & 13.             GS PAPER 1 & GS PAPER 2 – FULL TEST (Morning & Afternoon).
14. & 15.          GS PAPER 3 & GS PAPER 4 – FULL TEST
16.               ESSAY 4
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  • We also provide MODEL ANSWERS for selective questions to enable a student to understand.
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  • In the past we have established that many questions from our tests have been reflected in UPSC Question papers also.

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Mode: Both Offline (Classroom) Mode and Distance / Online Mode is available.

Fees – Rs. 20000/- [ Indian Rupees Twenty Thousands Only] per student for 16 Tests.

There are two options to pay the fee for the Raja Sir’s Distance Learning Course for UPSC Civil Services Exam:-

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Raja Sir’s Personalized Distance Learning Course (PDLC)

Raja Sir’s DLC provide you the most consistent, Systematic, UPSC Tuned course to transform your competitive proficiency so that individual understands the nuances of UPSC Demands.

We started our journey from Delhi as Distance Learning Course since 2005. Few Senior Aspirants initiated this startup.  Those who had initiated have later got in to Civil Services. Till  Mid 2009 we were doing Postal Coaching [Based at Delhi] for UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAM. We even had three outlets to sell our study materials at Delhi  namely 1. Bharat Book Center opp to JNU. 2. Jawahar Book Center opp TO JNU    3.Hari Om Book center in Mukherjee Nagar. We had students right from Kanyakumari, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Jammu and almost every length and breadth of India.

From around June 2009, we started conducting classes at Chennai. Just to mention Please click the link and see our history – https://mrunal.org/2012/05/topper-neha-185-2011.html. [Neha Nautiyal (AIR 185/CSE 2011) working professional cracks UPSC with the help of our Study Materials. She is our Postal Course Student.

The programme focus on General Studies – (Prelim cum Main), Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT-II), Optional Subjects – Political Science and International Relations, Sociology. We conduct classroom coaching only at Anna Nagar, Chennai.

IAS GOOGLE is our in-house monthly magazine specially prepared to cover current affairs related areas for both General Studies (Prelim cum Main) & Optional Subjects – Political Science and International Relations, Sociology.

TEST SERIES with highly probable questions that closely get reflected in UPSC Civil Services Exam from is our BRAND WAGON in fact. Our comprehensive and in-depth ‘productive’ Postal / Class Room Test Series program caters only to serious IAS Aspirants. Only faculties will evaluate the answer sheets and not the senior aspirants as it happens with other institutes. Since we have limited strength our faculty team will spend quality time to read answers perfectly.

The study material as provided to students covers the comprehensive syllabus and follows the latest exam pattern.

What does Distance Learning Programme offer?

– Every Fortnight Students can speak to Faculty for 30 Minutes with prior appointment.
– 10 Days Contact Classes would be conducted at Chennai before Prelims and Mains. Other State students who could not attend contact classes would be given the PDF Notes of the Classes.
Students can write answers for the tests and send it to us. We will evaluate within 10 working days of receipt and send it back to the students,

It certainly makes a huge difference when it comes to preparing for competitive exams that too for exams like UPSC Civil Services Exam considered to be the most tough exam in the country.Quite unlike the traditional modes of distance learning, Raja Sir’s DLC lays great emphasis on enhanced efficiency, student motivation and improved results.

 

For Whom – Raja Sir’s DLC ?

It allows working professionals, Housewives, and others who could not access our Classroom Programme at Chennai.

Other Information:

  1. Delivery in India only. For International Delivery Special Charges apply. You can confirm this by sending whatsapp to 9884554654.
  2. The fee mentioned above for the respective material is inclusive of GST& Postal charges.
  3. After payment is approved, we take a week to process the first shipment.
  4. Study material is available in English only.
  5. Material bought at the institute and delivered by hand would have to be picked up from the institute periodically, when it is ready.

HOW TO JOIN for Raja Sir’s DLC?.

Fees – Rs. 75000/- [ Indian Rupees Seventy Five Thousands Only]

There are three options to pay the fee for the Raja Sir’s Distance Learning Course for UPSC Civil Services Exam:-

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  3. Students can also opt to buy the postal correspondence material at Our office at
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  1. Online Application will include additional Internet handling charges other than GST and postal charges. Failure to transact payment is the concern of your debit/credit card bank.
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For any query regarding postal coaching kindly email rajasirias@gmail.com.

ANY SERIOUS IAS ASPIRANT CAN UNDERSTAND OUR DESIGN.

The dynamic pattern of UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam in the recent years necessitates aspirants to reorient their strategy to evolving trends of the exam. We with our vast experience in the domain of UPSC Civil Services Exam have designed a Test Schedule with a rich blend of Static and Dynamic parts to facilitate our students to feel the actual pulse of UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam.

Our – UPSC CSP (2021) Test series will strategically provide aspirants an in-depth coverage of the syllabus and scientifically framed revision modes through our tests.

Our Tests have been designed in such a way to equip the aspirants, with all the skills and tools needed to handle any surprise UPSC throws at them.

We have not done any commercial gimmicks to lure the aspirants by showing more number of tests like 40, 50, 60…100 tests at cheaper price. We don’t even hesitate to charge bit higher fees when compared to our competitors as we never dilute our standards.

Duration & Structure – Prelims 2021 Test Schedule

Our – CSP 2021 Prelim Test Series includes only 25 Tests – for General Studies.

  Test. No. Topics – GS PAPER 1

(In the entire tests current affair orientation will be an invariable feature).

1.     October 18, 2020
  • Current Affairs – September 2020.
  • Modern India – 1857 – 1905.
2.     November 15, 2020
  • Current Affairs – October 2020.
  • Modern India – 1905 – 1928.
3.     November 29, 2020
  • Current Affairs – November 2020.
  • Modern India – 1928 – 1950.
4.     December 13, 2020
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) – June 2020, July 2020
  • Indian Polity 1 – Basic concepts, Constitution – Preamble, Fundamental Rights Directive Principles, Fundamental Duties, Amendments.
5.     December 27, 2020
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) – August 2020, September 2020
  • Indian Polity 2 –Federal system, Centre-state relations, Emergency provisions ,Central Government, State Government, Local Government
6.     Jan 10, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) – September 2020
  • Indian Constitution –Union Territories and Special Areas, Constitutional Bodies and Non Constitutional Bodies, Tribunals
7.     Jan 24, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) – October 2020
  • Environment (BASICS)
  • Biology – +1, +2 – Chapters on Plant Morphology, Bio Technology, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology, Economic Biology, Health Issues – Level Expected for General Studies only with more emphasis on Practical Day to Day applications.
8.     Feb 7, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) – January 2021
  • Environment Science ( ISSUES & CURRENT EVENTS)
  • Health issues, policies, schemes – Current Affairs – Latest Two years focus.
9.     Feb 21, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) –  February 1- 15, 2021
  • World Geography (Evolution of Earth, Interior of earth, Ocean and Continents, Geomorphic processes, Mineral and rocks, Climate)
  • Physical Sciences ( Physics & Chemistry)
10.                 Feb 28, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) –  February 15 – 28, 2021
  • Indian Geography (Indian physiography, Drainage system, Climate and Biodiversity, soils, Agriculture, Industries, Transport,)
11.                 Mar 7, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) –  April, 2020
  • Ancient India
12.                 Mar 14, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) –  May, 2020
  • Medieval India
13.                 Mar 21, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) –  June, July 2020
  • Modern India(European Entry -1905)
14.                 Mar 28, 2021
  • Modern India 2(1905-1947)
15.                 April 4, 2021
  • Indian Economy 1(National Income, Human Development, Poverty and Unemployment , Public Finance)
  • Indian Express Explained – Aug 2020 & Sep 2020
16.                 April 11, 2021
  • Science and Technology 1(Applications of latest electronic and medical devices in day to day life , latest discoveries and inventions ,  Relevance of Artificial Intelligence ad Robotics…)
  • Indian Express Explained – Oct 2020 & Nov 2020
17.                 April 18, 2021
  • Indian Express Explained – Dec 2020, Jan 2021, Feb 2021
18.                 April 25, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) –  March 2021
  • Indian Economy  2( Indian Financial system Money Market and Capital Market ,Inflation and Deflation , BOP, BOT, External commercial borrowings and internal borrowings ,Trade ,WTO, Exchange rate, convertibility)
19.                 May 2, 2021
  • World Geography– Full test
  • Indian Geography-Full test
20.                 May 9, 2021
  • Indian Polity – Full Test
  • TEST 1-10 Questions – Answers REVISION.
  • Economic Survey and Budget
  • International Organisations & India’s Interaction with the World.
21.                 May 16, 2021
  • Indian Express Explained –   Mar 2021, April 2021
  • Indian Art and Culture
  • TEST 10-20 Questions – Answers REVISION.
  • India Year Book
22.                 June 6, 2021
  • Full Mock Test 1
23.                 June 13, 2021
  • Full Mock Test 2

Salient Features of Our Prelims Test Series

  • Comprehensive coverage of entire syllabus of UPSC CSP exam through UPSC standard MCQs.

  • Sectional Tests have been designed in a manner that students can cover each subject comprehensively in sufficient time and can evaluate his/her performance through our tests.

  • Strictly adhering to UPSC pattern, the nature of questions ranges from factual to conceptual, proportionally dividing in each of the Test Papers.

  • Options of MCQs have also been arranged in such a manner that elimination tactics can be applied by students while solving questions.

  • We don’t even hesitate to share our source of generation of questions. We will share the link of source of questions.

  • Our tests will help you in evaluating your performance and take necessary corrective measures.

Pattern: Paper I – General Studies (100 MCQ Questions =200 Marks); Paper –II – *CSAT(80 MCQ Questions = 200 Marks)

*Please Note that Marks of Paper – I General Studies only is calculated for qualifying for Mains Exam, while marks of Paper –II CSAT is of Qualifying Nature (33% of 200 Maximum Marks = 67 Marks) without attaining which one is not considered for Mains Exam.

 

Mode: Both Offline (Classroom) Mode and Distance / Online Mode is available.

Fees – Rs. 12000/- [ Indian Rupees Twelve Thousands Only] per student for 25 Tests.

There are two options to pay the fee for the Raja Sir’s Distance Learning Course for UPSC Civil Services Exam:-

  1. Online Transfer to Account NAME – Cracking IAS Academy.
    CURRENT ACC – 6606862362.
    ANNA NAGAR. CHENNAI – 40.
    IFSC CODE – IDIB000A025. [INDIAN BANK]Download and fill the respective application form. Click here to download the form, and mail it to rajsirias@gmail.com after filling duly. OR
  2. Students can also directly pay at Our office at
    No 96A, 4 th Avenue, AF- Block, Anna nagar West Chennai 600 040