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The Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) with Test Series (TS) for the Main Exam 2019
have been designed for improving candidates’ learning outcomes.


The QIP (Mains) program is designed in such a manner that the students get 360-degree support for the Main examination which starts from 20th September, 2019. The specific objective is to help candidates:


Modus operandi of the classes:

  1. Discussion on themes and issues important for Mains 2019 – Background, Positives, Negatives, Impact (Social-Political-Economic-Cultural, etc), Observations/Reports/Committees and Measures for improvement.
  2. Answer Writing on a probable question from that theme and discussion of answer structure.

Objective of the classes:
To help students understand the demand of the
questions, effective presentation skills using keywords, etc


Tests will comprise of both thematic and full length tests. All tests will be evaluated and detailed feedback as well as model answers will be provided.

Objective:  To help students practice test taking and teach them how to structure answers for a better score.

The Approach

The programme will start with QIP classes (discussion based lectures) which will be handled by different subject experts. Focus will be to:

  •  Discuss all the themes, issues and topics expected in the upcoming
  • Work on a variety of questions that could be asked from those
  •  Work with all students in a personalized way to help them improve their answers.

Thematic Tests would be conducted at the end of these classes which will
also be followed up with test discussions.

FLTs will be conducted after completing all the QIP classes for the most
effective simulation.


  • You will also get eight (8) Mains Compass Books, which will give the civil services aspirants the most curated and exam worthy content for the upcoming Mains exam.
  • Content for Mains Compass is prepared in line with UPSC syllabus and on the basis of analysis of the previous years’ mains papers and relating them to the current themes.
  • All the themes will be prepared along the Answer Writing Approach (Background, Positives, Negatives, Impact (across Social-Political-Economic-Cultural dimensions, etc), Observations/Reports/Committees and Measures for improvement.
  • These books will be released covering all important themes from January 2018 to July 2019.

The books will be:

  • Polity and Governance
  • Economic Development
  • Geography, Biodiversity, Environment and Disaster Management
  • Social Justice and Social Issues in India
  • Science and Technology
  • Indian Heritage & Culture, Modern Indian History & World History
  • International Relations and Internal Security
  • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude

Exam like simulation

SIT-DOWN TESTS (ONLINE OPTION ALSO AVAILABLE): All the tests will be conducted in Sit-Down format exactly in exam like situation under strict discipline. Tests will be conducted at fixed timings only (as in the test schedule).

ONLINE OPTION AVAILABLE in case of Tests Series only

  1. The Study Circle will email test booklets
  2. Students can take print of the booklets, write their answers in the available space and email the scanned copies of the booklets back to the Study Circle
  3. The Study circle will evaluate the copies and email them back to students with their model answers


No. of tests

Total – 15 Tests in GS & Essay

  • Thematic Tests – 9
  • Full Length Tests– 6

Programme Duration

Approx. 100 hours of QIP

  • Programme will be completed between July and September 2018
  • Detailed schedule will be shared with students after their successful registration/admission.

Test Format

All the tests will be conducted in Sit-Down format exactly in exam like situation under strict discipline.

Test Centers

Tests will be conducted at Study Circle’s campuses at Delhi, Jaipur and Bangalore.

Test discussion

Model answers will be discussed in class after completion of tests.

Test Duration

All the tests, thematic as well as FLTs, will be of 3 hours’ duration and consist of as many questions as required to give to students exam like simulation and hence prepare them for writing as many words as required by UPSC over a 3 hour period and instil patience for sitting with concentration for that long)


Available in English medium


Batch starts from 24th June 2019.


The program is complimentary for you, therefore, there is no Program Fee. But,

  • • Registration is mandatory.
  • Registration is closed.
  • • QIP + TS (Mains) batch will commence from 24th June 2019.
  • • Last date for registration is 21st June 2019

For, Everyone

You can download the “REGISTRATION FORM” from the bottom of the page.

Detailed instructions to take admission are given in the ‘REGISTRATION FORM’

Fill-up the ‘REGISTRATION FORM’ and contact us by email or post or personally at any of our centres with 1 passport size photograph.


Fee Structure

For new students – INR 16,500

For Rau’s ex-student – INR 10,500

For Online Test Series only INR 8,500

Fee can be paid online using Debit/Credit card