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2 YEARS FOUNDATION COURSE

Instructor: Ensemble

Language: English

Validity Period: 730 days

₹49000

49000

2 Years Foundation Course

About the Course

Civil Services is one service in the country which provides able administrators to run the country. The selection for Civil Services is done by UPSC. UPSC is the Autonomous Organization, whose main function is to choose the administrators, who can run the country and manage its day to day affairs. The aim is to choose the right bureaucrat on whose shoulder the administration of the country can be given.

To meet this demand institution of UPSC it is looking for certain qualities in the candidates:

  • Candidates with leadership qualities who have an organizational capability and a solution oriented thinking.,
  • Persons who can adjust, adapt and accommodate with dynamic challenges of diverse India,
  • Candidates who are flexible to suit to the requirement of the downtrodden strata of the society.
  • Candidates who can build social capital and take a variety of people along.
  • Candidates who have a very good communication ability to communicate to varied profiles and interests.

This 2 year Foundation Course will not only prepare you completely for taking the Civil Services Exam but will also infuse a kind of attitudinal transformation in you in the due course of your preparation.

If candidates have to succeed, they will have to be open and be spontaneous. Civil Services preparation is not about rote learning as is normally thought and as it is handled by the candidates.

UPSC demands and students need.

The problems that the candidates face is many.

In this era of deluge of information and an information overload through internet and media, understanding of the issues of socio-cultural, national and international importance you have to be really very objective and wise in choosing the right content. Internet has no regulation and any one can post anything without any accountability.

Moreover, UPSC wants the candidates to have independent thinking as a part of independent personality; they must have value-based orientation so that they are not prone to being manipulated and also that they are not tempted.

By adding the paper on ethics and integrity, UPSC has tried to orient candidates to have value loaded and ethically derived decision maling capability and wisdom based educational orientation. Without this trait, the demand of professionalism and performance will be difficult to meet..

Nature of the Course

This course will be a Mains and Prelims integrated course (including CSAT).

What do you get?

  1. Animated video lectures prepared in documentary form with a story like explanation. These videos are prepared by the best animation experts, choicest video galleries, original footage laced with authenticated facts to ease your understanding, increase retentively and improve imagination. Two hours of the classroom is reduced to just half an hour of fun watching and learning.
  2. A second and separate recorded lecture includes Explanatory videos in a classroom atmosphere.
  3. A complete study material in a structured form will be made available to you either via post or print out or in any electronic form. The chapter includes everything that the topic requires. It is a formidable compilation drawn from the best sources available in the world for Civil Services-NCERT, SCERT, Government Reports, The Hindu, Yojana, Kurukshetra……. and what not. Nothing is required beyond that.
  4. Practice Online Tests along with evaluation.

Sequencing of the topic

NCERT BOOKS FOR A STRONG FOUNDATION

NCERT CLASS VI

 

 

 

 

NCERT CLASS VII

 

 

 

 

NCERT CLASS VIII

 

 

 

 

NCERT CLASS IX

 

 

 

 

NCERT CLASS X

 

 

 

 

NCERT CLASS XI

 

 

 

 

NCERT CLASS XII

 

 

 

 

GS Mains

General Studies- I

SECTION

STUDY MATERIAL & CHAPTER

VIDEO LESSONS

TESTS

ENRICHMENT AND ADDITIONS

Indian Heritage & Culture

Book on Indian Heritage& Culture by K. Siddhartha

Animated Video  lessons with documentary type explanation

For Mains and Prelims

Current Update links and Video footage for story line explanation

Freedom Struggle and Indian History

FREEDOM STRUGGLE OF INDIA-SEN GUPTA BANDOPADHYAYA- FROM PLASSEY TO PARTITION

Classroom lessons coupled with Micro learning topics of niche sections.

 

 

History of the World and Society

Book of International relations by NCERT

THEMES IN WORLD HISTORY

CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY

NCERT lessons explanation.

For Mains

Micro films

Society and Social Justice

Selected study material from Different sources

 

 

 

Geography of the World and Society

THE NEW WORLD: GEOGRAPHY OF THE CHANGING WORLD AND SOCIETIES- K. SIDDHARTHA

NCERT GENERAL GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA

NCERT RESOURCES AND REGIONAL PLANNING

Animated Video  lessons with documentary type explanation

 

 

General Studies- II

Polity: Constitution & Governance

Selected study material from Different sources

 

 

 

Social Justice

Selected study material from Different sources

 

 

 

International relations

 

THE WORLD SINCE 1945 (7TH EDITION) WAYNE C.M.C.WILLIAMS, HARRY PIOTROWSKI

Links of Current Affairs related sections.

Micro films

 

 

 

India’s foreign Policy and relations with neighbours.

India’s Foreign Policy by Ganguly

 

 

 

General Studies-III

Science &Technology

Book on Science and Technology by -K. Siddhartha

 

 

 

Economic Development

Selected study material from Different sources,

Links of Current Affairs related sections.

Micro films

 

 

 

Bio diversity, Environment

Environmental Issues by K. Siddhartha

 

 

 

Security and Disaster Management.

DISASTER MANAGEMENT BY K.SIDDHARTHA

 

 

 

General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude 

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. 

Selected study material from Different sources.

Links of Current Affairs related sections.

Micro films.

Class lecture recordings

Micro films on various case studies.

             

SOURCES FOR GS PRELIMINARY

GEOGRAPHY

  1. Goh Cheng Leong for Basics, but now needs to be urgently supplemented.
  2. Geography Through Maps - K. Siddhartha & S. Mukherjee for Map Study
  3. Basic Physical Geography- K. Siddhartha & S. Mukherjee, or
  4. Indian Geography for Preliminary Examination- K. Siddhartha & S. Mukherjee for a complete PT orientation

HISTORY

  1. Puffins, Super Simple History
  2. Basic- NCERT History
  3. Basic- NCERT History
  4. Advanced History - Bashan - The Wonder that was India.
  5. Indian Heritage and Culture-K. Siddhartha
  6. India's Freedom Struggle-Sen Gupta

SCIENCE 

  1. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology from Science Series of Dorling Kindersley for Applications.
  2. Science, Technology and Society- K. Siddhartha

POLITY

  1. Our Constitution by Subhash Kashyap
  2. Indian Polity by Laxmikant

CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Times of India
  2. Hindu
  3. Indian Express
  4. Any competition magazine
  5. Portal management

ECOLOGY

  1. Environment by NCERT.
  2. Ecology & Environment - K. Siddhartha
  3. Ecology & Environment for Preliminary Examination Vol-I

PRACTICE QUESTION BANK

  1. Ensemble Series
  2. New Questions from Current Section

GS Prelims (Integrated with Mains wherever the topics are common)

Section

Books

Explanation and Teaching mode

Revision and Practice

Other Support

Polity

 

Short Smart Study of Ensemble

Classroom explanation along with recorded explanations

Weekly fortnightly as per the schedule.

 

Economy

Short Smart Study of Ensemble

Classroom explanation along with recorded explanations

 

 

Ancient History of India

 

Short Smart Study of Ensemble

Classroom explanation along with recorded explanations

 

 

Medieval History of India

 

Short Smart Study of Ensemble

Classroom explanation along with recorded explanations

 

 

Modern History

 

India's Freedom Struggle-Sen Gupta

Classroom explanation along with recorded explanations

 

 

Indian Art and Culture

 

Indian Heritage and Culture- K. Siddhartha

 

Classroom explanation along with recorded explanations

 

 

Environment and Biodiversity

 

Ecology & Environment by  K. Siddhartha

Ecology & Environment for Preliminary Examination Vol-I

Classroom explanation along with recorded explanations

 

 

General Science

Short Smart Study of Ensemble

Classroom explanation along with recorded explanations

 

 

Science & Technology

Science, Technology & Society- K. Siddhartha

Classroom explanation along with recorded explanations

 

 

Geography

Geography Through Maps by K. Siddhartha & S. Mukherjee for Map Study

Basic Physical Geography by K. Siddhartha & S. Mukherjee, or

Geography for Preliminary Examination- K. Siddhartha & S. Mukherjee for a complete PT orientation

High grade Multimedia documentary type films on chapter.

 

 

Govt. Schemes  

 

Links of Government programmes

 

 

Will be provided from time to time

Current Affairs

Economic Survey (Selective reading from Prelims perspective)

  1. The Hindu
  2. Indian Express

Various online links and Microfilms.

 

 

 

Essay

The Essay Paper is one of the nine papers in the UPSC Civil Services Mains exam. In this paper, you will have to write two essays each with a word count of 1000 – 1200. One topic can be selected from a choice of four topics. The Essay Paper is for a total of 250 marks with one essay for 125 marks. 

Objective Behind Essay

To help students comprehend the theme, philosophy and essence of the essay, structure and organize their information, process and present it as per expectation of the UPSC in a manner that it reveals the candidates’ attitude and administrative acumen.

This course aims to improve the attitude behind the comprehension of the topic of the essay, and help the candidates to understand themselves and their flaws in expression, language, presentation and then to transform them to develop writing smoothly as per UPSC requirements.

Essay hasn’t got any syllabus and a meticulous preparation requires knowing a lot of things unknown as well as to understand oneself.

The aim of Essay programme is to help candidates:

  1. To know and follow the expectation of the UPSC.
  2. How to develop comprehension over the topic of the essay or developing a proper understanding of the topic.
  3. Writing and expression improvement and identification of glitches in that.
  4. How to follow Intra and Interdisciplinary approach and make it perspective based rather than problem solution based.
  5. Mastery over handling various types of essays like abstract and philosophy based essay, knowledge based and Contemporary issue based.
  6. A team of most experienced examiners to evaluate your topics.

Strategy of Preparation?

For students with a learning attitude, and psyche, and a rational disposition of thinking, getting through the examination is not difficult and students can expect a certain degree of certainty with respect to the outcome of their efforts.

Steps in preparation

Phase I

Emphasis on

  1. Revising the entire of school learning, and revisiting all the schoolbooks.
  2. Find gaps in whatever they have not learned—fill this gap
  3. Make a concerted effort to develop the language, comprehension and expression.
  4. Start reading newspaper regularly, Collect the different words. Comprehend the language prepare a synopsis.

Phase II

Start concentrating on your personality. Expose yourself to different situations. Your personality development effort should have following components.

  1. Completing your sentences while conversing
  2. Don’t leave loose ends while conversing
  3. Stop taking extreme viewpoints.
  4. Start balancing your perception and thought
  5. Read as many newspapers as possible. Try to read between lines.
  6. Meet variety of people. Try your best to understand them. Understand that everyone is different.

This understanding will be important for preparing a base to study Paper- IV of General Studies. As a first step Paper IV preparation and understanding is important to begin with as it will help develop a perspective for understanding General Studies.

Having revised the school syllabus and the entire of school level subjects, the foundation is created to take a certain amount of load. Having got the ability to read and understand the newspapers, the candidate will be able to develop a perspective. Having taken a keen interest in oneself, and the surroundings, the students will be able to develop his/her thinking, perspective, and start differentiating between perception and reality, the candidate will now start understanding the world better and start learning much more fruitfully rather than only memories chapter.

Phase – III

Having got the complete syllabus and knowledge and information about the syllabus the candidates will start developing correlative ability. This will comprise of

  1. Preparing a synopsis of the topic
  2. Go for a writing practice by selecting questions and answering them. Once in writing practice, start perfecting writing.

Phase –IV

Continue all of those things learned

  1. Keep developing perspective
  2. Learn about the topics but not only from books
  3. Go for extensive writing practice
  4. Keep meeting people, keep discussing topics
  5. Continue reading magazines and topics of choice so that the perspectives and innovation remain fresh and the candidates keep innovating with ideas and concepts.

 

 

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