STEPS-DAILY MAINS ANSWER WRITING PRACTICE COURSE
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Mr. Sumit Mandal
STEPS is a well-known daily answer writing practice for UPSC course by EDEN IAS Team to provide complete support for Civil Services Mains (written) examination.
STEPS Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing course is designed to develop a daily based improvement mechanism through daily based feedback and mentorship. It is very important to choose the way of daily answer writing practice and a daily based evaluation cum feedback system if you want to meet the level of UPSC answers.
“STEPS” – Stay on Track & Enrich your Preparation; is a daily based answer writing course for UPSC Mains examination, which not only helps to improve the answer writing skills but also focuses on strong concept building, vocabulary improvement, time management skills in Mains exam to attempt more and more questions.
Core Ideas of STEPS Daily IAS Mains Answer Writing are: –
- To develop the confidence level of aspirants by covering the syllabus through writing.
- To develop a comprehensive approach of writing GS Paper answers in the prescribed manner.
- To develop a mock paper attempting aptitude.
- To conclude all GS papers through essay writing by the end of the week.
- To help aspirants develop the balance between static and current affairs in their answer.
- To develop a problem-solving attitude in an aspirant.
This course is uniquely designed to make aspirants ready for Mock Tests and the real pattern of UPSC Mains Examination. This course covers all General Studies papers and has special days reserved for current affairs and essay writing.
The key focus of the STEPS – Daily Mains Answer Writing Programme is to make you capable of handling various subjects in one go (almost works like Mini Mock tests). The course helps you to revise the syllabus and to stay in touch with the whole comprehensive syllabus throughout the week.
Monday to Thursday is assigned to the core sections of the four GS Papers (GS I, GS II, GS III, GS IV) wherein questions would be asked from all the conventional areas of the UPSC Syllabus. Friday would be the day dedicated to Current affairs section and Essay writing challenge. Well evaluated answer sheets along with the model answers would be provided after 72 – 75 hrs. for every paper. One to one doubt sessions and mentorship are also included in the course. The course is operational in both Online & Offline mode.
Schedule of the course are as follows: -
- Monday for GS Paper I (4 questions including two 10 marker Qs and two 15 marker Qs)
- Tuesday for GS Paper II (4 questions including two 10 marker Qs and two 15 marker Qs)
- Wednesday for GS Paper III (4 questions including two 10 marker Qs and two 15 marker Qs)
- Thursday for GS Paper IV (4 questions including three 10 marker questions and one 20-mark Case study)
- Friday for Current Affairs (4 questions including two 10 marker Qs and two 15 marker Qs) & Essay writing (need to write one Essay carrying 125 marks, out of any two given topics).
- Reserved for General studies (GS) Paper I, in which we cover the conventional areas of the syllabus of GS Paper I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) through a given part of the syllabus provided by the mentor.
- Reserved for General studies (GS) Paper II, in which we cover the conventional areas of the syllabus of GS Paper II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) through a given part of the syllabus provided by the mentor.
- Reserved for General studies (GS) Paper III, in which we cover the conventional areas of the syllabus of GS Paper III (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) through a given part of the syllabus provided by the mentor.
- Reserved for General studies (GS) Paper IV, in which we cover the conventional areas of the syllabus of GS Paper IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude & Case studies) through a given part of the syllabus provided by the mentor.
- Reserved for Current affairs of National & International importance, in which we cover the contemporary areas of all the GS papers through questions based on newspaper editorials from leading national newspapers like The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Tribune, The Live Mint,etc; magazines like Yojana, Kurukshetra, World Focus, Frontline, Science Reporter, Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), Civil Services Times etc; TV & Radio Debates like RS TV, LS TV, DD, AIR etc; Online sources like PIB, PRS etc Friday is also reserved for Essay writing in which two topical essays are provided to the aspirants. The entire idea is to cover each and every topic that has relevance for the examination. Topics like Social issues, Economic issues, Women issues; Environmental issues, Global issues, Geo-political issues, Philosophical issues, psychological issues etc are elaborately practised.
The syllabus division for the answer writing practice would be provided prior to the test for preparation. The course covers one round of syllabus in every three months and the course is cyclic in nature, so can be joined from any Monday. The course is ideal for experienced aspirants as well as for the beginners.