General Studies + CSAT Foundation Course 2020

General Studies + CSAT Foundation Course 2020

5 Steps Classroom Programme, Prelims cum Mains, 360° Basic to Advanced
Course Medium :
Course Duration :
10 Months Regular & 12 Months Weekend  Batch
Course Type :
Prelims cum Mains

Step:1: Pre-Foundation Course

1. Initial Assessment
  • Personal Evaluation through basic subject wise Test
  • Preparation plan based on your Personal Evaluation Test

2. 5 Printed Books: NCERT Plus (Published by Chronicle Books): History of India; India and World Geography; Indian Polity and Constitution; Indian Economy and Demography; General Science.

3. Test Series
  • Last seven years’ Prelims question papers with solution and trend analysis.
  • NCERT based online 1000 practice questions.

4. Classroom Programme
  • It will be a 45 days classroom programme focused on developing basic understanding of core General Studies subjects + CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test).
  • History of India and Indian National Movement; Indian and World Geography; Indian Polity, Constitution and Governance; Indian Economy & Economic Development; General issues on Environment & Ecology; General Science.
  • Advice on ‘How’ and ‘What’ to read and make important notes.

5. Current Affairs
  • How and what to read from Newspapers, PIB, Magazines (Kurukshetra and Yojana) and other journals.
  • Monthly Civil Services Chronicle magazine

Step:2: Foundation Course

  • Prelims cum Mains, comprehensive classes on Core 7 subjects + CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test)

Subject: GS Paper I

  1. Indian Heritage and Culture
  2. History of India
  3. Geography of India and World
  4. Indian Polity, Constitution and Governance
  5. Indian Economy & Economic Development
  6. Environment & Ecology and Disaster Management
  7. General Science and Technology

Subject: GS Paper II
  1. CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test)
Class Features:

1. Class Test: Chapter and Unit wise class tests on Test to Text Method with discussion and one-on-one doubt clearing sessions.

2. Mains Test with Writing Skills Improvement Guidance and Practice in class with detailed discussion.
  • Weekly Class Test based on class topics.
  • Unit wise Mains questions and answers practice.
  • General Studies full length Mains Test Series.

3. Special Classes
  • Map Pointing classes.
  • Current Affairs based classes.

4. Advance Test Series (January to May 2020) - Total 25 Tests
  • 5 sectional subject wise tests.
  • 5 CSAT tests.
  • 3 Current Affairs based tests.
  • 12 full mock tests.

Step:3: Advanced Foundation Course

Focused on exclusive Mains topics:


1. World History.
2. Society and Social Justice.
3. International Relations.
4. Security - Internal and External.
5. Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude with Case Studies.
6. Science and Technology.
7. Essay.
8. All other topics from History, Geography, Polity and Economy falling exclusively under Mains domain.

Class Features:

1. Topic wise 500+ Mains questions and answers.
2. Full Length Mock Mains Tests.
3. Current Affairs based classes with subjective questions and answer sessions.
4. Essay: 20 important topics will be discussed in detail with practice tests.

Step:4: Interview Guidance Programme (IGP)

  • Proper analysis of DAF (Detail Application Form)
  • 100 questions based on DAF analysis.
  • 100 important Current Affairs based topics.
  • 1 Mock interview with video recording will be provided to students.

Step:5: Guidance till Selection

  • Class support/guidance as per student’s academic requirements, Current Affairs based topics or any other doubt topics.
  • One-on-one faculty support for any topic related doubts.
  • Advance Mock Test Series Support from Chronicle IAS Academy for 2 years.

Other Facilities, Benefits and Support

  • Flexi payment facility.
  • State PSC related guidance and material support.
  • Library facility available.
  • Group discussion room available for discussion among students.
  • Personalized Student Account on to avail free resources.
  • ERP based online support (e-Learning material on contemporary topics).

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Prelims cum mains Test Series 2019
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