MISSION PRELIMS CRASH COURSE 2024
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Mr. Sumit Mandal
EDEN IAS MISSION PRELIMS CRASH COURSE 2024 is a crash course to help you revise for the upcoming Prelims stage of UPSC CSE, 2024 which will be held on 28th May 2024.
The prelims crash course is well known for its revision methods which help you revise the entire syllabus of Prelims, including General Studies, Current Affairs of past 1.5 years and CSAT, in the least possible time. The course will help you get into the Prelims Mode by making you solve more than 5000 MCQs in the form of micro-sectional, sectional and full-length tests. This will help you not just to learn and practice the art of MCQ solving but will also help you in effective time management. Apart from revision and testing, you will also get the benefit of doubt clearance as well as personal mentorship which will strengthen your conceptual base, which ultimately will increase your chances of writing the Mains this year.
The result records of the Mission Prelims course are well known. 57 out of the 185 students who were part of the batch of Mission PRELIMS 2023 cleared the official UPSC CSE Prelims 2023 and gave Mains Examination 2023.
WHO CAN JOIN THIS COURSE?
This course is suited for those aspirants who need effective revision for UPSC Prelims 2023 Examination or those who have faced issues in covering the syllabus through their self-study. Students who have undertaken foundation course from some other institute can also enrol for this course to revise in a prelims-oriented manner. Those aspirants who are multiple attempts down and yet to clear the prelims can also benefit from this course as it will help them bridge the existing gaps, they have in their preparation with respect to the Prelims stage.
The course plans to holistically revise the entire syllabus for General Studies, CSAT & Current Affairs, along with MCQ solving and practicing, in just 74 days including the breaks you would be getting to prepare for the various tests the entire course carries with it.
The course will be covering the following sections for the upcoming UPSC CSE Prelims 2024: –
- Indian Polity & Constitution
- Environment & Ecology
- History (Ancient + Medieval + Modern + Art & Culture)
- Science & Technology
- Map Marking
- Current Affairs of past 1.5 years
- Budget & Economic Survey
- Government schemes and initiatives
The structure of the course can be broadly classified into 2 components, viz:
Conceptual classes will be held having an average duration of 1.5 hours per class per subject. In a day, two subjects will be covered, for example, for the first week, Modern History will be taught in the first half and Polity will be taught in the second half. This has been done to make sure that the revision of the entire syllabus for Prelims is undertaken in a fast track manner, as this is not a foundation course but a course specifically targeting revision. Such a carefully designed schedule of the entire course will help you cover the entire syllabus for prelims, including GS, CA and CSAT, in just 44 days.
The course will make you battle-hardened for the D-Day, by helping you practice more than 5000 MCQs. The course will be having the following tests: –
Micro-Sectional Tests: – These tests will be given on a daily basis after every class. These tests will be conducted for all the major static subjects like Polity, History, Economics and likewise. Also, daily such tests will be there for Current Affairs as well as CSAT.
Sectional/ Subject Tests: – These tests will be conducted after completion of revision of that particular subject. It will be akin to a full-length test having 100 MCQs but will be covering one particular subject.
Full length Mock Tests: – These tests will be conducted after the completion of revision classes. There will be 10 Full length tests, 5 for General Studies Paper-1 and 5 for General Studies Paper-2 (CSAT).
All-India Mock Test: – An All-India Mock test will also be conducted for both General Studies Paper-1 and General Studies Paper-2 (CSAT) on a pan- India basis and will be conducted as per the UPSC standards. This test will be open for everyone, irrespective of the takers being part of this course or not. This test will help you ascertain what your level of preparation is with respect to that of your competitors.
FEATURES OF THE COURSE
Several features of this course are: –
1. FAST PACED REVISION
This course is designed in such a manner that it will help you revise the entire syllabus for prelims in the least possible time. All the recommended books, be it the NCERTS or the standard books, will be paid emphasis on. Also, the course will start in the middle of January and will end by March, so you will be having enough time in between the completion of this course and the date of the actual exam, wherein you can work-upon your weak areas.
2. CSAT COVERAGE
CSAT, nowadays, has become a real hurdle for the majority of exam takers. It is well said by the veterans of this examination that you should not take CSAT lightly, especially if you are weak at the aptitude section. To tackle this, the course has allotted around 21 days specifically for the CSAT paper. Daily classes, having average duration of 1.5 hours per class, will be conducted covering all the sections of the CSAT paper, viz, Comprehensions, Logical Reasoning, Basic Numeracy and Data interpretation. The course will help you practice problem solving through more than 1000 MCQs as well.
3. CURRENT AFFAIRS & MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS COVERAGE
The course will cover current affairs, from Prelims point of view, of past 1.5 years in classes plus test format. 21 classes are reserved for coverage of Current Affairs only. Also, special classes are held for the Mapping section, as we all know asking map-based questions is one of UPSC’s favourite things to do. The recent Union Government’s Budget & Economic Survey along with the various important schemes and initiatives announced by the Government will also be taken care of under this course.
4. MCQ SOLVING TECHNIQUES/ METHODOLOGY
Under the course, special emphasis is paid on guiding the aspirants on how to solve MCQs which will help them in attempting maximum questions in between the duration of the exam I.e., 2 hours each for both the papers. Various techniques like the very popular elimination method, how to ignore negative marking and other such tricks are briefed, which will serve as effective skill sets to perform well on the D-day.
5. DOUBT RESOLUTION & MENTORSHIP
Apart from revision via classes, doubt resolving counters and mentorship sessions are conducted with various faculties of different subjects. You can ask any question you have and get your doubts cleared with the faculties.
6. PROVISIONING OF CONCISE REVISION MATERIAL
Under this course, concise notes, solely for revision purposes, will be provided to the students. These notes, being prelims-centric, will be derived out of all the recommended and standard books.
7. RANKING & SCORES
The user-friendly portal, which will be provided to you under this course will help you track your performance in terms of keeping the records of all your scores and ranks of the tests you attempted. Monitoring these scores are vital for gradual improvement of scores so as to make sure that you score well above the official cutoff.
This course offers flexibility at various points. For example, you can buy the course entirely, covering all the subjects and segments of the course. Or you can buy a specific module, as per your need. Let’s say you are weak at History and CSAT, so you can buy the History and CSAT module, rather than buying the entire course. Also, the tests that are part of this course can be attempted in a flexible manner as well, as per your need, rather than attempting them as per the designated schedule, but do keep in mind, sticking to the schedules and following it diligently will ensure greater accountability and efficiency.
HOW WILL THIS COURSE BENEFIT YOU?
The aspirants will be revising every nook and corner of the syllabus through the subject wise classes of EDEN IAS Mission Prelims Course. There are many aspirants, who find themselves very comfortable with the syllabus but when they reach January (5 or 6 months prior to the Prelims examination), most of them face the issue of revision. This course is a tool to revise the syllabus before time so that the confidence level can be boosted, which helps to release the psychological pressure before the examination and the aspirants perform well.
Also, what usually happens with the aspirants is that they reserve the last 2-3 months prior to prelims date, for this phase’s preparation. Doing this affects the aspirant’s performance in a negative way, as they feel fatigued and worn-out, just before a few days of the examination. This builds stress and lowers confidence, which eventually may lead to committing blunders during the examination day.
As this course is starting in mid-January and will be completed by the end of March, you will be burning the midnight oil at the right time. Most aspirants would start their prelims preparation around March, but you, on the other hand, will be completing your Prelims revision and you have had practiced more than 5000 MCQs as well. The period post March and till May, will serve as a buffer period for you, wherein you can utilize the time strengthening your weak areas. While most of the aspirants would be stressing about syllabus coverage, you and your mental health would be at a much better position, when compared to that of your competitors.
And hence, if you wish to ace the Prelims 2024 and qualify for writing the UPSC CSE Mains 2024, register and enroll for the Mission Prelims Course as soon as possible.