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The Study Circle conducts Personal Guidance Programs (or Classroom Courses) in two identical sessions every year – in both Regular (or Weekdays) and Weekend mode batches.

  1. The first session starts in the month of June/July, and
  2. The second session starts in the month of December/January every year.
  • To know about new batches and their commencement dates at your preferred centre of study >> NEW BATCHES

Personal Guidance Programs conducted in any session and in any mode of batches are exactly the same with only difference in their duration (which is a factor of frequency of classes conducted every week).

The Study Circle, which is renowned for providing the best in class coaching and providing the maximum number of bureaucrats to the country, offers Personal Guidance Program in:

GENERAL STUDIES (GS INTEGRATED) PROGRAMME

The GS Integrated Course is available in both Regular (Weekdays) batches which are six (6) months in duration and Weekend batches which span over ten to eleven months (10-11) months in duration (because classes therein are conducted on Saturdays and Sundays only).

Course Description GS Integrated is a comprehensive classroom program which prepares aspirants holistically for both the Pre and Main stages of the Civil Services Exam.
Syllabi Preliminary Exam (Paper – I/General Studies & Paper-II/CSAT), Main Exam (General Studies Paper – I, II, III, IV and Essay) & Current Affairs
Medium of Instructions Available in both English and Hindi mediums
Duration Regular batches – 6 months approximately (4-6 hours classes daily)
Weekend batches – 10 to 11 months approximately (number of study hours vary depending on the Centre of Study; please contact your preferred study centre to enquire about timings)
Timings Batches start early morning, afternoon and in evening. However, starting times vary depending on the Centre of Study; please contact your preferred study centre to enquire about timings.
Inclusions
  • Lectures and talks on all the themes of the syllabus by the best in class professors,
  • Lecture-cum-workshops on Descriptive and Essay writing,
  • Comprehensive study material in all the compulsory papers of Pre & Main exam,
  • Subscription to Rau’s monthly Current Affairs Analysis publication, “Focus” for one (1) year.
  • Classroom tests for Pre and Main Exams,
  • All India Test Series for Pre Exam; and
  • Follow up Refresher Classes and Test Series for Main Exam for those who clear Preliminary Exam and are going to appear in the Mains
  • Interview Guidance for those shortlisted to appear in the Interview/ Personality Test
Fee Registration – INR 500
Admission Fee – INR 1,55,000
o The charges are inclusive of Service Tax

OPTIONAL SUBJECT FOR MAIN EXAM

Course Description Candidate can choose to study in any one optional subject for Main Examination. The study circle offers such optional subjects (see the list of subjects offered at the study circle below the table) which have maximum syllabus overlap/connection and strategic relevance with the compulsory papers of General Studies.
Syllabi Main Examination
Medium of Instructions Available in both English & Hindi
Duration Weekday batches – 3.5 months (2 hours classes daily)
Timings Batch starting times vary depending on the Centre of Study; please contact your preferred study centre to enquire about timings.
Fee Registration – INR 500
Admission Fee – INR 40,000
The charges are inclusive of Service Tax and the cost of study material.
  1. Public Administration
  2. Political Science
  3. History
  4. Sociology
  5. Geography
  6. Economics
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