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    Course and Fees

    General Studies

    (Preliminary Cum Mains)

    ₹ 1,11,000 (inclusive of tax)
    01.06.2022Regular08:00 am to 10:30 am
    09.06.2022Regular11:00 am to 01:30 pm
    25.06.2022Weekend 02:00 pm to 07:30 pm
    11.07.2022Regular08:00 am to 10:30 am
    11.07.2022Regular 05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
    29.09.2022Regular 11.00 am to 01.30 pm
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    CSAT


    ₹22,000 (inclusive of tax)
    14.06.2022Regular02:30 pm to 04:30 pm
    25.06.2022Weekend09:00 am to 01:00 pm
    16.09.2022 Regular02:30 pm to 04:30 pm
    16.09.2022 Regular05:30 pm to 07:30 pm
    15.10.2022Weekend09:00 am to 01:00 pm
    07.12.2022Regular02:30 am to 05:30 pm
    22.01.2023Weekend09:00 am to 01:00 pm
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    Optional


    ₹33,000
    19.09.2022RegularLaw05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
    30.10.2022WeekendAnthropology09.00 am to 01.00 pm
    30.10.2022 WeekendHistory09.00 am to 01.00 pm
    14.11.2022RegularPSIR05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
    21.11.2022RegularGeography05:30 am to 08:00 pm
    05.12.2022WeekendPublic
    Administration
    05:30 am to 08:00 pm
    10.12.2022WeekendPsychology09:30 am to 01:30 pm
    10.12.2022WeekendMathematics08:00 am to 01:00 pm
    10.12.2022WeekendTamil
    Literature
    09.30 am to 01.15 pm    
    12.12.2022RegularAgriculture05.30 pm to 08.00 pm
    12.12.2022RegularSociology05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
    NOVEMBERWeekendEconomics09:00 am to 01:00 pm
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    GSPCM+CSAT+Optional
    Total ₹1,66,000
    • ₹ Discount will be applicable for Integrated Course payment.
    • Fees are inclusive of GST & SIA study materials.
    Program Features of Our Foundation Course

    Extensive Coaching
    with more than
    230+ classes of
    150 minutes each
    360° mentoring
    with individual guidance
    by expert mentors
    Intensive Answer
    Writing Practice with
    detailed analysis
    & feedback
    Prelims test
    with tracking
    and analysis
    of scores.
    Comprehensive
    and exhaustive
    study materials.

    Our Differentiators

    • Consistently Producing Toppers Since 2004
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    All over India, people aspiring to become IAS, IPS and other elite bureaucratic service officers and seeking to fine tune their preparation, flock to Shankar IAS Academy for Civil Service coaching. With branches in Chennai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Trichy, Salem, Madurai and Coimbatore, it is the Academy of choice for Civil Service aspirants.

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    About the Examination

    Civil service, which is the backbone of Indian governance constitutes all ministries and their departments. The Civil service and Forest service exams are conducted by the UPSC. The prestige, power, charm and responsibility that come along with the top jobs such as the IAS, IFS, IPS, etc., are a definite reason for anyone to choose Civil service and Forest service a career option.
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    Both Civil Service and Forest Service Examination consist of 3 stages as mentioned below:

    Stage 1 - Preliminary Exam (Objective Type) Stage 2 - Mains Exam (Descriptive Type) Stage 3 - Interview (Oral)
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    Civil Service Mains Examination+
    Forest Service Mains Examination+

    Interview

    Interview for Personality test will be conducted in Delhi for candidates who clear the Mains examination. (Maximum mark : 275)

    Final Result

    Final Result of both Civil Services and Forest Service exam will be based on Mains examination and Interview marks.
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    UPSC – Examination Book List

    GS PRELIMINARY

    S.No.BOOKAUTHOR
    1Indian PolityLakshmikanth
    Indian Polity book by Shankar IAS Academy
    2Indian HistoryStandard 11th and 12th Standard NCERT old edition
    3India’s struggle for IndependenceSpectrum’s "A brief history of Modern India"
    4GeographyStandard 6th to 12th NCERT
    Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
    Oxford Student Atlas.
    5Indian EconomyIndian Economy & General Economics book by Shankar IAS Academy
    Economic Survey
    6General ScienceStandard 9th and 10th Old NCERT
    Class Notes
    7EnvironmentEnvironment Book by Shankar IAS Academy
    8India Year BookPublication Division, Government of India
    9Indian Art and CultureNCERT Books
    Art and Culture book by Shankar IAS Academy
    10Current Affairswww.iasparliament.com & civilispedia-current affairs Digital library
    11General Trends of ExamsShankar IAS academy’s Blog
    • The respective NCERT Textbooks have to be mandatory studied.
    • The Corresponding Ministry websites should also be referred to for latest policy updates.
    • For current events read a Daily Newspaper (preferably The Hindu).

    GS Mains Examination

    PAPER I
    S.No.BOOKAUTHOR
    HISTORY AND CULTURE
    1Ancient India
    Medieval India
    Art and Culture
    Old NCERT
    Introduction to Fine Art NCERT
    Ancient & Medieval India book by Shankar IAS Academy
    2India’s Struggle for IndependenceNCERT
    Spectrum’s A brief history of Modern India
    3India Since Independence
    or
    India After Gandhi
    Bipin Chandra
    or
    Ramchandra Guha
    4History of the World
    Contemporary World
    World History book by Shankar IAS Academy
    Old NCERT (by Arjun Dev)
    5Art and Culture Fine artsStandard 12th NCERT
    SOCIETY IN INDIA
    1Indian SocietyStandard 12th NCERT
    2Social Change and Development in IndiaStandard 12th NCERT
    3Indian SocietyS.C.Dube / Relevant GOI Website
    GEOGRAPHY
    1Standard 11th & 12th NCERTNCERT
    Class Notes
    PAPER II
    S.No.BOOKAUTHOR
    INDIAN POLITY
    1Indian Constitution at WorkIndian Polity by Shankar IAS Academy
    2Indian PolityIAS Parliament Material
    GOVERNANCE
    1From Government to Governance Kuldeep Mathur
    22nd ARC ReportPublished by Government of India
    INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    1SIA Materialhttp://www.iasparliament.com/downloads/mainstorming-2019/bilateral-relations-i-392
    2NewspaperThe Hindu
    PAPER III
    S.No.BOOKAUTHOR
    ECONOMY
    1Economic SurveyGovernment of India
    2Business Line - Newspaper (Editorial)The Hindu group.
    3Indian Economy Since IndependenceUma Kapila
    INDIAN AGRICULTURE
    1Agriculture TopicsAgriculture Book by Shankar IAS Academy
    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    1NewspaperThe Hindu
    2Science and TechnologyScience and Technology Book by Shankar IAS Academy
    Class Notes
    ENVIRONMENT
    1NewspaperThe Hindu
    Environment Book by Shankar IAS Academy
    INTERNAL SECURITY ISSUES
    1Internal SecurityInternal Security Book by Shankar IAS Academy
    News Paper Notes
    PAPER IV
    S.No.BOOKAUTHOR
    12nd ARC ReportsGovernment of India
    2From Government to GovernanceKuldeep Mathur
    3Shankar IAS Academy Book and Class Notes
    For Reference Purpose only
    S.No.BOOKAUTHOR
    1Competitive Exams - A Success GuideV Palanichamy IIS
    2Civil Services Exam - A Complete GuideV Palanichamy IIS
    3At the Service of a Billion PlusShankar Ganesh Karuppiah
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