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Political Science Foundation 2023

By: R.P Singh & Kumar Ujjawal

GS SCORE’S PSIR Optional Foundation is a 4.5 Months Comprehensive Classes to Cover Complete UPSC Syllabus of PSIR with innovative methodology of teaching and application of different approaches mentioned in syllabus. The sheer utilitarian value of the optional which helps not just in overall enhancement of knowledge but also covers most part of UPSC Syllabus.

Batch Starts: 18th July

11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Highlights

  • 4.5 Months Comprehensive Classes to Cover Complete UPSC Syllabus of PSIR.
  • Coverage of New Theories and Commentaries “Special in Paper-1 Section-A, Paper-2 Section-A”
  • Discussion of Previous Year UPSC Question Papers & Most Important Areas for Mains 2021
  • Innovative methodology of teaching, Application of different approaches mentioned in syllabus
  • Explanation of the interlinks between PSIR and GS papers
  • Test Series including 12 Tests (8 Sectional & 4 Mock)
  • Special lecture series on answer writing practice
  • Extended Topics of PSIR optional to be Covered in Political Science Advance Classes
  • Crisp and Relevant Material with focus on Current Trend
  • Personalised attention for doubt clearing

Course Fee

₹ 37000/-

online Fee
(+GST)

₹ 42000/-

offline Fee
(+GST)

₹ 37000

Online Fee
(+GST)

₹ 42000

Offline Fee
(+GST)

Approach

About The Course

This course has been specially designed for those who are

  • Interested in opting Political Science as optional without Academic Background of the subjects.
  • Having difficulties with the Historiography and its applicability in understanding the subject
  • Even for those who have studied the subject but can not apply their information as per the requirements of the UPSC
  • Studied the subject by their own and facing problem in writing standard answer.

Study Material

We will provide comprehensive study material. The nature of study material will be two fold, one which will work as supplementary material to class lectures and second basic.

Tests

There will be 12 Tests including 8 Sectional Test and 4 Mock Tests along with Answer Writing and Discussion Sessions.

Political Science and International Relations (PSIR) as Optional

The issue of selecting optional subjects for Civil Services Examination is a delicate issue for many aspirants. The foremost criteria to choose an optional subject is based on interest of subject for aspirant and the optional having maximum convergence with GS syllabus so that optional preparation should rather help in GS preparation instead of reducing time for the latter. Political Science and International Relations (PSIR) as optional subject in UPSC Mains has emerged to be the most reliable subject to qualify the UPSC with high rank.

Political Science and International Relations or PSIR contains static portions such as Political thought and theories of IR along with very dynamic portions like Indian Government and Politics and International Relations. The International Relations section is playing a very instrumental role in qualifying the exam as aspirants are scoring more than 170 marks in the paper.

PSIR as optional subject in UPSC mains covers the entire syllabus of General Studies Paper 2. Also in General studies Paper 1, it covers crucial topics like Post-Independence Consolidation, Ideologies and social issues. Moreover, topics like internal security and environmental issues in IR from General Studies Paper-3 are already part of PSIR syllabus. Lastly, PSIR is helpful in General Studies Paper-4 since major philosophical thinkers/leaders ranging from Plato, Aristotle, Kautilya, Gandhi and Ambedkar are already covered in PSIR paper-1. Every year essay topics are directly related to political science.

At the interview stage, PSIR is one of the most helpful subjects since it enables candidates to easily answer deep understanding based questions from Polity and International Relations in a short span of time.

Highlights of Political Science and International Science Optional Classes:

  • Detailed coverage of both political science paper I & II for UPSC mains exam
  • Explanation of the interlinks between PSIR and GS papers
  • Personalised attention
  • Comprehensively updated classroom lectures
  • Special lecture series on answer writing practice
  • Printed and class notes
  • Extensive answer writing practice
  • Mock tests

Syllabus

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.
Political Science 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.
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