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Q: Who designed the GS Mains course material?  

Ans : UPSC Mantra is initiative of Synergy Study Point, Pune which runs classroom coaching for UPSC. Our expert faculties have designed the UPSC Mains material considering the requirements of Civil Service Exam according to new syllabus and pattern. More emphasis is given on analytical understanding of the topics.

Q: When to start CSE Mains preparation?  

Ans : As questions in mains now a days are more analytical and conceptual it is advised to start preparing for GS Mains first to create sound base for understanding the topics. You should start preparing for GS Mains at least 9-10 months prior to the prelims exam.

Q: How to select optional for Mains examination?  

Ans : You should select your optional based of following criteria:
  • Interest and understanding in the subject (about which you will come to know when you study for GS Mains)
  • Analysis of the syllabus and previous years’ question papers of the shortlisted subjects
  • Writing style and presentation techniques suitable for that particular optional (about which you will know once you start writing for GS and essay)
  • Thinking Pattern expected for a particular optional (you will come to know about yours after you prepare for GS.)
  • Availability of study material
  • Availability of guidance
  • Weightage of optional in GS
  • Graduation background
At UPSC Mantra you will get the assistance from our faculties for selecting your optional.

Q: How to plan for Civil Service Exam Mains preparation?   

Ans : After study of the syllabus for GS Mains you can start for studying Mains examinations. The analysis of previous year question papers is advised. You will get the guidance for planning for your study at UPSC Mantra. Mock test and analysis is integral part of your studies. So your plan shall include them.

Q: How Mains test series at UPSC Mantra will be helpful ?  

Ans : Mains Test Series at UPSC Mantra is designed for giving answer writing practice and structure making practice for students. Answers of these students will get evaluated and ideal structure will be provided. Students also can interact with the faculties at Synergy Study Point.

Q: How to cover Current Events Analysis for Mains?   

Ans : Current Events Analysis plays crucial role as it's needed in all the stages of the examination i.e. Prelims, Mains, Interview. Covering current events from different sources such as Hindu, Indian Express, India Year book, Economic survey, Yojana etc.needs time everyday.
To solve this issue and give comprehensive analysis of current events at UPSC Mantra we have Current Events Analysis course.
For more details click: Current Events .
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