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

GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS TEST SERIES 2022

Prelims Test Series 2022
Comprehensive
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Tests

59

Thematic Tests (20)
Supplementary Test on Budget & Economic Survey  (1)
Subject tests  (6)
Current Affairs  (16)
FLTs – GS (8) + CSAT (4)
All India (Open) Pre Pareekshan tests (4)

Live-Online Classes

Revision & Practice classes  ≈ 75 hrs

Study Material

Prelims Compass (8 books))

Test can be attempted Online and Offline from Rau’s IAS Campuses with 100% flexibility till Prelims. Classes will be conducted in interactive Online format. Video back up available till Prelims.

FEE Rs. 16,000/

Prelims Test Series 2022
Basic
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Tests

59

Thematic Tests (20)
Supplementary Test on Budget & Economic Survey  (1)
Subject tests  (6)
Current Affairs  (16)
FLTs – GS (8) + CSAT (4)
All India (Open) Pre Pareekshan tests (4)

Live-Online Classes

No Classes

Study Material

Prelims Compass (8 books))

Test can be attempted Online and Offline from Rau’s IAS Campuses with 100% flexibility till Prelims.

FEE Rs. 8,000/

GS INTEGRATED – QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM for Prelims & Mains 2022

Tests

Prelims (59) + GS Mains (25) + Essay Mains (5)

Prelims
Thematic Tests (20)
Supplementary Test on Budget & Economic Survey (1)
Subject tests (6)
Current Affairs (16)
FLTs – GS (8) + CSAT (4)
All India (Open) Pre Pareekshan tests (4)

GS Mains + Essay Mains
Thematic tests  – GS (13) + Essay (2)
FLTs – GS (8) + Essay (2)
All India (Open) Mains Pareekshan tests – GS (4) + Essay (1)

 

Live-Online Classes

Current Affairs ≈ 50 hrs
Revision & Practice classes for Prelims ≈ 75 hrs
Revision & Answer Writing for Mains ≈ 100 hrs
Revision & Essay Writing for Mains ≈ 20 hrs

Study Material

Focus (Monthly) + Prelims Compass (8 books) + GS & Essay Mains Compass (9 books)

Tests can be attempted with 100% flexibility till Prelims and Mains respectively. Classes will be conducted in Interactive Online format. Video back up available till Prelims & Mains respectively.

FEE Rs. 45,000/

UPSC IAS Prelims Test Series 2022 (Step Up Approach)

Rau’s IAS, test series for prelims 2022 has been specifically
designed to provide best strategy to clear UPSC IAS Prelims
Exam through a step-up approach. It is also a meticulously designed
IAS 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, Thematic Tests (20 | 1000 MCQs)

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, Subject Tests (6 + 1 | 650 MCQs)

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 (16 tests | 800 MCQs)

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

FLTs – GS (8 tests | 800 MCQs) + CSAT (4 tests | 320 MCQs) + All India Pre- Pareekshan GS FLTs (4 tests | 400 MCQs)

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

FINAL REVISION of all subjects and themes via QIP VIDEOS and PRELIMS COMPASS notes


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.

Quality Improvement Program
Videos for Prelims

These videos are equivalent of a crash course for Prelims. These videos have been planned and prepared using Rau’s C3 approach (core-current- & related concepts) and include practice MCQ’s after every theme.

NCERT

Comprehensive Coverage of
Old and New NCERT books

WIDE COVERAGE

Of all authentic & standard reference books, Atlas etc.

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.

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 PTS2022 WILL HELP?

  • Comprehensive PTS2022 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 PTS2022 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

Tests can be taken anytime till Prelims 2022, after which the program subscription will expire.

QIP LIVE – ONLINE CLASSES

  • QIP classes will be highly targeted revision and practice classes taken by different subject experts. The classes will cover key topics and issues across all GS Prelims themes which re important from upcoming Prelims.
    • This will help UPSC aspirants update their knowledge as well as give their exam preparation the final shape
    • QIP classes will be conducted between 1-2 months before the Prelims.

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

English medium