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The full-fledged Political Science and also test series courses conducted last year have been highly fetching for people who wrote Mains last year i.e in 2019. We are happy to share with you that the course has been impactful as many questions (not just the regular or conventional ones!) were covered in either the classroom course ,or the mains test series. Test series despite having its own limitations (as it is not possible to cover the entire syllabus) it is a matter of delight that we were still able to target a good number of questions. You should check it yourself by clicking on the link here.

Click here for some sample answers by a student who had taken the last test series

Continuing with the good work and going one step further  we are starting an Online batch for Political Science on August 20.  The course is designed to repeat the attempt of targeting the questions of next year mains i.e. 2021 along with maximizing the score.  We will be trying our maximum to wrap the course up by  December  along with all tests so that students have ample time for their revision of Optionals and GS preparation from January. So this course will prepare you for both Mains 2020 and 2021.

And before joining a course a student should always be given the opportunity to judge the quality of the course to make an informed decision. Keeping this in mind the first 3 classes are Introductory classes which are FREE and OPEN TO ALL

KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE

It is a Full-fledged course comprising classes covering all sections of the subject. It caters to every student even without a background of Political Science. The course includes following components

  1. 4 months of classes
  2. Current classes every fortnight
  3. Daily answer writing tests and
  4. Twelve tests spread over 4 months

ONLINE CLASSES 

  • After enrollment students will get a username and password to access classes on our student portal.
  • Classes will be conducted live as per the class schedule 
  • You can access the recorded version of a live class for 12 hours after the live class, after which it shall be removed. (12 hours starts after you start watching the video, not from the class start time)
  • Notes will be given through Dictation and also supplement by handouts in PDF format
  • All classes are live and interactive. Also, separate doubt clearing session will be conducted

 ONLINE TESTS

  • Tests will be uploaded in PDF format on  portal.manifestias.com 
  • To write the test students have to download the PDF and after writing the test send us back a scanned copy in pdf format for evaluation on the same portal 
  • Further evaluated test copy will be sent back to the students by email within 15 days after receiving the answer sheet.
  • There will be 12 tests (8 Sectional and 4 Simulated tests)
  • All the 12 tests will be held through our Mains portal which we have made seamless through  integration of  Tests, Synopsis and Live test discussions along with an online appointment booking system for resolution of queries. Click on the link to have a look at our dedicated Mains portal.
  • Tests will be evaluated through a unique part-wise system which will make students capable of self-evaluation. This will improve their judgement in differentiating a good and bad answer.
  • Test questions will be discussed after evaluation, giving students the standard approach in UPSC to fetch more marks.
  • Technology mediated appointments for further clarifications of doubts if any.
  • There will be classes on previous years’ UPSC papers giving the students a perspective on changing trends and the dynamics of the subject which differ from the regular University exams.

Note: Daily Answer Writing Practice through Sprint Test which will be based on portions covered in the previous class. Model answer shall be given at the end of the class.


CLASSES

We are not resorting to mere imitation of the offline classes online. We shall make the best use of the online domain by going live with live chat features, questionnaires, supplementary handouts and integrated slides to say the least! 

  1. Classes will cover topics from Basics to the Advanced level keeping in mind the dynamic nature of questions being asked in recent times.
  2. Relevant supplementary material will be provided in a format which will help students revise quickly prior to the exam.
  3. Class lectures will be integrating topics across different PARTS and also PAPERS for efficient coverage of the syllabus.
  4. Theoretical portions will be integrated with practical aspects in sections of Polity and International Relations
  5. Dynamic portions like Polity and International Relations will be well integrated with current issues.
  6. Most importantly how to use Political Science knowledge in General Studies will be taught as 60% of Political Science overlaps with General studies syllabus.
  7. Most importantly care is taken that students will not be burdened with bulky books. Most things will be covered with class lectures, supplementary material and test discussions. Books will be prescribed just for reference and not for giving a foundation.

    UNIQUE FEATURE

    Dynamic nature of Political Science papers in UPSC has been on an increasing curve in recent times. The recent paper of 2019 testifies this.

    Almost 50% of the paper was current based. Questions like Multipolarity, Human Rights and Data, Brahmaputra issue, PMO, National Commission on Women to name a few were current inspired.

    The good thing about such questions is it prepares a candidate even for GS questions. But the preparation for such questions in Political Science differs slightly along with the usual overlaps. In political science one needs to link theoretical aspects with the current issues. Making such linkages in answers helps a candidate fetch more marks.

    For example, the human rights and big data question can be linked to Frankfurt school and their views on consumerism.

    But this does not come in a day. It at first needs a clarity about the concept and then comes the application part.

    Understanding this need of students, we are providing current affairs classes to be held every fortnight along with the course.

    This way current topics of every month will be covered accordingly. In these classes following things will be taught

    1. Important current affairs topic of last 15 days related to Political Science from newspapers will be picked
    2. They will be explained and important points will be provided on those topics in class which can be easily used for revision during the exams.
    3. These points will come in handy for GS paper 2 as well.
    4. Most importantly integration with theoretical concepts will be done and also tricks will be given to learn the art of linking things.

    Click here for sample of a handout given as supplementing material


    Sample Class Video - Lecture on Power

    Video on Model Answers of Paper I Mains 2019

    Video on Model Answers of Paper II (Part-A) Mains 2019

    Video on Model Answers of Paper II (Part-B) Mains 2019