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37,000/- (+GST)
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42,000/- (+GST)

Programme Highlights

  • 3 Months course
  • Complete and comprehensive coverage of entire syllabus
  • Updated study material along with recent case studies
  • Innovative methodology and interlinking of Paper I and II
  • Learn the art of writing wonderful answers thorough daily assignments
  • Special emphasis on Paper II and Tribal India (which is rarely taught elsewhere)
  • Discussion on Previous year questions as well as expected questions
  • Test Series (8+4)
  • Personalized mentorship

Anthropology as Optional

Anthropology as an optional justifies all essential ingredients, which an aspirant can think of, before choosing an optional- interesting, scoring, short syllabus, interdisciplinary etc. Over the years, it has become most sought after optional among the aspirants of UPSC because of number reasons:

1.Interesting: It is very interesting, as it revolves around ourselves (humans) and we can learn a lot of interesting things about ourselves.

2.Short Syllabus: It is very easy, short and crisp, which can be easily covered holistically in 3 months.

3.High Scoring: It is very scoring due to relative objectivity in syllabus and scientific nature.

4.Static Syllabus: Its static nature, which means we hardly have to update it with too many current affairs, so it will save time here too.

5.Straightforward Questions: The nature of questions asked in the examination are direct, so it becomes easy for the students.

6.Interdisciplinary: Anthropology uniquely blends sciences with social sciences and humanities, so it is equally suitable for aspirants from all backgrounds-whether they are from arts or humanities or engineering or medical.

7.Overlap with GS: It overlap with all papers in GS including essay and will be instrumental in interview.

Our Approach - "CPR - Active Learning Approach"

"We just don’t teach the students, we make them deliver through active learning"

Our unique approach is based on 3 essential steps of your holistic preparation:

  • Conceptual clarity through our classes
  • Writing practice on regular basis
  • Revision through notes and assignments

Our course is designed for candidates of all backgrounds and we will start from the very basics to the advanced. We adopt a unique pedagogy, which helps every student in grasping every detail of the syllabus.

Our active learning program continuously engage the aspirants to learn, write and revise. This program has proved to be useful for thousands of students and you can achieve your dreams through this.

Study Material

We provide complete and updated study material with most recent case studies, reports of various committees, indices etc.

Our Study material will be sufficient to cover every detail of Anthropology necessary for UPSC CSE.

Tests

Our Test Series is designed for 3 level evaluation

  • Regular evaluation through class assignments
  • Unit wise Tests
  • Sectional and Full length Tests

Syllabus Breakup and step by step organic approach

We have divided entire syllabus in to 8 sections and these are so designed that will give an aspirant a very happy and holistic learning experience.

  1. Anthropology Introduction
  2. Socio-Cultural Anthropology
  3. Anthropological Theories and Research Methods
  4. Biological Evolution and Physical Anthropology
  5. Cultural Evolution (Archaeological Anthropology)
  6. Indian Society and Culture
  7. Indian Anthropology and Anthropologists
  8. Tribal Anthropology

About the Faculty

  • Dr Sudhir Kumar is the faculty and mentor for Anthropology and General Studies at GS Score.
  • He had trained hundreds of aspirants to qualify UPSC examination.
  • He has a unique combination of experience in Anthropology as an academician as well as with UPSC ( 5 times UPSC interview), which has proved to be very useful for the aspirants.
  • He has a multi-faceted personality, with a wide ranging experience of various fields- from academics to medicine, social work to policing.
  • He has a keen academic understanding, with a unique pedagogic approach. He had been guiding and mentoring the students for Civil services since 2014, while working with various Institutions. Dr. Sudhir had appeared 5 TIMES for the Civil Services INTERVIEW. A person of such a huge and commendable experience with this examination is rare to find.
  • The caring, humane and professional approach in life is an outcome of his training as a Dental Surgeon.
  • Dr. Sudhir had a distinguished service with CRPF, as Assistant Commandant for more than 4 years which gave him immense exposure to understand various national and international issues.
  • The JRF- Anthropology score, which is 99.7 percentile is testimony to his academic acumen. He is an excellent teacher for Anthropology Optional, Essay, GS Geography, environment, Science and Technology, Internal Security etc. Above all, Dr. Sudhir is a man of values, who possess a life-long learning attitude for continuous growth not only for himself, but for his students too.

Procedure

Online Classes
  • To enroll student has to register on the website using Registration Form or Google Login or Facebook Login.
  • If already registered login with your username and password which you have used for registration.
  • Account for Online Classes will be activated within one working day of Enrollment or before batch Starts.
  • Classes will be conducted online as per the class schedule.
  • Weekly Class Schedule will be uploaded into students account with session plan and doubt clearing sessions schedule.
  • Study Material is into two formats i.e. printed and pdf.
  • Printed Study Material, if any will be dispatched by courier within a week of enrollment.
  • Soft Copy notes will be uploaded in PDF format into your account.
Doubt Clearing
  • One on one doubt clearing session will be conducted with concern faculties on Google Meet as per schedule.
  • Students can put their doubts in chat box given into their account with each session.
  • Students can also interact with faculty though phone or whatsApp for doubt clearing.
  • After evaluation of mains test copy, one on one discussion with respective faculty will be done on phone.
Anthropology Test Series
  • Tests will be uploaded in PDF format in your account.
  • To write the test students have to download the PDF of test paper booklet or write the test in A4 sheet with proper spacing as per UPSC pattern. After writing the test send us back scanned copy in pdf format for evaluation.
  • Further evaluated test copy will be sent back to the students within 15 days after receiving the answer sheet.
  • Test discussion video will be uploaded into your account on the scheduled test date.
  • Once student will receive evaluated copy, one to one discussion with concerned faculty/experts will be arranged via phone call or live interaction.

Meaning, scope and development of Anthropology Optional by Dr Sudhir Kumar

Branches of Anthropology by Dr Sudhir Kumar

Branches of Anthropology II by Dr Sudhir Kumar

Anthropology as an optional, Why to choose By Dr Sudhir Kumar

FAQs

It’s a myth, if you look at the previous year topper list, then you will find most of the toppers from the engineering background.

It’s a myth because, the level of biology or Genetics which is required for Anthropology is the same that you have to study for GS anyhow.

The nature of the discipline is static and we hardly require any day to day updating, but, if we observe something and can use it in Anthropology, then it is highly desirable.

Anthropology syllabus is very short and it can be covered effectively in 3 months.

Answer writing is the most essential part of your preparation, it will help you to identify your weaknesses and strengths. Moreover, in competition speed is the mantra for success, which can be gained through practice.

Aspirants can easily get 320+ if guided in a right manner through a holistic approach of conceptual clarity- writing practice- revision.

If you have followed the CPR active learning approach, and have sufficient conceptual clarity and you have developed effective presentation skills through regular practice- using diagrams, case studies and examples.

Its not true as 3/4th of Anthropology’s syllabus is from humanities, it covers study of society, culture, marriage, family, religion, Indian society and the study of tribes, also it studies prehistory and archaeology along with linguistic studies. So, it is very comfortable for the students from any background.

For proper guidance and to save time and efforts coaching is always advisable. Moreover, there is no single source/book to cover anthropology, which makes coaching relatively important.

Personalized mentorship is uniquely designed for the needs of each aspirant. The aspirants can get in regular touch with the faculty through various means of communication.

Memorization is no doubt necessary, but it should be through conceptual clarity and writing practice.

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