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THE UPSC PRELIMS TEST SERIES (PTS) COURSE
Improving candidates’ learning outcomes and their scores in Prelims.

GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS TEST SERIES 2020

COMPREHENSIVE
PTS2020

No. of Test

60 (+1)

No. of Questions

4500

Topic Tests (29)
Supplementary Test on Budget & Economic Survey  (1)
Thematic Tests  (7)
Current Affairs  (12)
FLTs – GS (8) + CSAT (4)

Focus monthly current affairs magazine from Feb 2019 till April 2020.

Prelims Compass books

QIP Videos

Mode:
Online / Offline

FEE Rs. 14,000/

FULL-LENGTH
PTS2020

No. of Test

12

No. of Questions

1120

FLTs – GS (8) + CSAT (4)

Prelims Compass books

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Mode:
Online/Offline

FEE Rs. 6,000/

CURRENT AFFAIRS
PTS2020

No. of Test

12

No. of Questions

1200

Current Affairs (12)

Focus monthly current affairs magazine from Feb 2019 till April 2020.

Prelims Compass books

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Mode:
Online only

FEE Rs. 6,000/

COMPREHENSIVE
PTS2020

No. of Test

60 (+1)

No. of Questions

4500

Topic Tests (29)
Supplementary Test on Budget & Economic Survey  (1)
Thematic Tests  (7)
Current Affairs  (12)
FLTs – GS (8) + CSAT (4)

Focus monthly current affairs magazine from Feb 2019 till April 2020.

Prelims Compass books

QIP classes/Videos

Mode:
Online / Offline

FEE Rs. 14,000/

FULL-LENGTH
PTS2020

No. of Test

12

No. of Questions

1120

FLTs – GS (8) + CSAT (4)

Prelims Compass books

Mode:
Online/Offline

FEE Rs. 6,000/

CURRENT AFFAIRS
PTS2020

No. of Test

12

No. of Questions

1200

Current Affairs (12)

Focus monthly current affairs magazine from Feb 2019 till April 2020.

Prelims Compass books

Mode:
Online only

FEE Rs. 6,000/

Step-up Approach

Rau’s IAS test series has been specifically designed to help you prepare for UPSC Civil Services Exam through a step-up approach. It is also a meticulously designed Study Plan to organize your preparation and keep you on track towards covering the Prelims GS and CSAT syllabus extensively from NCERT to ADVANCE level.

First, Topic Tests (29 + 1 tests | 1500 Qs)

First, the test series will guide students to exhaustively cover the concepts and knowledge nuggets required by the UPSC syllabus from all important sources – NCERTs (old and new) + Key Reference books.

  • Focus area of MCQs –to check clarity of concepts from static topics given in the study plan.
  • Nature of MCQs – Conceptual

Second, Thematic Tests (7 tests | 700 Qs)

Then, it will lead students to narrow their focus and revise all the important concepts and information across the syllabus along with related recent developments.

  • Focus area of MCQs – Reinforcement of concepts from static portion + awareness of related current affairs
  • Nature of MCQs – Conceptual, Current & Conceptual-Current
  • Difficulty Level will be higher than the topic tests.

Third, Current Affairs tests (12 tests | 1200 Qs)

All through-out (on a monthly basis) it will enable students to cover all important current affairs, across all dynamic sections of the syllabus, from relevant sources – newspapers, government websites, Yojana, Kurukshetra, etc.

  • Focus area of MCQs – Awareness of all important current affairs
  • Nature of MCQs – Current & Conceptual-Current

Finally, FLTs - GS (8 tests | 800 Qs) + CSAT (4 tests | 320 Qs)

Finally, it will train students to attempt full length tests in simulated UPSC environment.

  • Focus area of MCQs – UPSC simulation
  • Nature of MCQs – UPSC pattern

The goal is to help candidates

To EXHAUSTIVELY cover all standard sources of study (+ NCERTs) using a STUDY PLAN

To STEP-UP the preparation level of the candidates and bring it at par with the UPSC.

To PLUG GAPS and UPDATE their knowledge through VIDEO SOLUTIONS

To give them MULTIPLE REVISIONS of the entire syllabus – both static (concepts) and current.

HOW WILL IT WORK?

The candidates will be provided with

  • A Study Plan and Schedule of the tests with goals to be achieved in each.
  • Sources required for the tackling the tests
  • Micro syllabus areas and issues to be focused for the tests
  • Detailed performance analysis to learn about their strengths and weaknesses
  • Video Explanations/ Solutions to all questions.
  • Prelims Compass study material based on C3(Current-Core-Concept) approach for targeted and speedy revision. The 1st part will be available around January 2020 and 2nd part around March 2020.
  • QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM videos one-two month before the Prelims


FEATURES

Prelims compass based on C3 Approach (Revision Material)

UPSC does not just ask questions from the current issues, rather it uses them as the context to explore the core areas of GS. Then it tests the conceptual understanding of the candidates from the same areas. Based on the same philosophy, we have developed our C3 (Core-Current-related Concepts) approach and designed our Test Series to help the candidates cover all the issues highly probable for the exam.

Difficulty Level

The difficulty level of the test questions will be exactly that of UPSC. It will not be below that. It will not be way above that either, just to impress the candidates. The logical standard of the questions will be high, which is the actual pattern of UPSC.

NCERT

Comprehensive Coverage of
Old and New NCERT books

WIDE COVERAGE

Of all authentic & standard reference books, Atlas etc.

VIDEO SOLUTIONS

To communicate approach and
purpose of each question

Supplementary Tests

Budget

Economic
Survey

All India Ranking

Section-wise, detailed performance report to help candidates in finding out their respective areas of strength and weakness

FAQ's

HOW PTS2020 WILL HELP?

  • Comprehensive PTS2020 has been designed to help students prepare through a step-up approach. It will help students:
    • Cover all relevant topics (as given in the study plan) thoroughly.
    • Cover static portion of the syllabus and test for clarity of concepts
    • Consolidate the static portion of the syllabus with current affairs in that portion
    • Cover current affairs separately as well
    • Video explanations will help in learning more and covering multiple dimensions of a topic.
    • Basically, the Comprehensive PTS2020 is a meticulously designed Study Plan to organize your preparation and keep you on track towards covering the syllabus extensively from NCERT to ADVANCE level.

HOW TO TAKE TESTS? IS THERE FLEXIBILITY?

  • All tests can be taken ONLINE from anywhere and at
    any time in accordance with an individuals’ preparation. However, for maximum benefit, it is suggested to follow the STUDY PLAN and SCHEDULE. The candidate may appear for tests online at any time after the tests are released (refer to the schedule).

    • FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING for taking tests in ‘PEN & PAPER’ mode: Tests can be taken in ‘Pen & Paper’ mode at any of Rau’s IAS campuses at Delhi, Bengaluru and Jaipur on any Saturday and Sunday between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Tests can be taken at any time after 10:00 am on the release date of the test. Just walk-in at any of our campuses, show your ‘TEST ATTEMPT RECORD CARD’, collect your QUESTION PAPER and OMR SHEET and start taking the test. Your OMR responses will be uploaded on Rau’s E-learn and Performance Analysis will be available within next 3 days.

PROGRAM DURATION

Online Tests can be taken anytime till 30 May 2020, after which the program subscription will expire.

VIDEO EXPLANATIONS

Video Explanations will become available after completing a test.

QIP VIDEO LESSONS

  • QIP VIDEO LESSONS will be a set of highly targeted videos conducted by different subject experts. The videos will cover key topics and issues, across all the themes of GS Prelims syllabus, which are important for the upcoming Prelims.
    • This will help the candidates update their knowledge as well as give their exam preparation the
      final shape.
    • QIP VIDEOS will be available 1-2 months before the upcoming Prelims through ‘Rau’s elearn.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL AND LOGICAL STANDARD

Difficulty Level and Logical Standard of questions will be exactly that of UPSC. It will not be below that. It will not be way above that either, just to impress the candidates. Focus will not be just on testing the conceptual clarity. The logical standard of the questions will be high, which is the actual pattern of the UPSC.

ALL INDIA RANKING AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

Students can access Section-wise, detailed performance analysis which will help the candidates in finding out their respective areas of strength and weakness.

MEDIUM OF TESTS

All the Tests are available in both English and Hindi medium

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