TEST BASED MENTORSHIP FOR CSE PRELIMS 2021
Prelims stage is becoming the most difficult stage in the entire scheme of Civil Services Examination. Every year many dreams are crushed by failure in Prelims. The stage has become very unpredictable and dicey. I have come across many successful aspirants who are already in allied service failing to crack Prelims in their subsequent attempts. Is getting through Prelims a matter of luck? Can your LUCK only helps you crack Prelims (Your LAQSHYA), answer is absolutely no! Yes I said it “only Luck” because I agree that luck plays its 1% part but 99% part is played by strategy, planning, hard work and exam temperament. But million dollar question is how ensure these things in preparation for CSE Prelims? Where the cut throat competition is increasing year after year and the chart depicts the struggle where only 2-3% gets an opportunity to write mains. Prelims must be planned, prepared and practiced in a phased manner round the year and not only at the end of year where you try to solve multiple papers in a go to revise and test your preparation.
|Year||Applied||Appeared for prelims||Qualified Prelims||Success %|
All of you must have heard of ‘Nervous Nineties’ in cricket where a player misses his century and similar situation you all must have observed in CSE prelims too, the score is struck in two digits (Nervous Nineties). 90..92…94… and so on!
The distance seems like just of some 8-10 marks but to cover that distance it requires meticulous planning, preparation and practice
Why so many are unable to cover this small distance?
There may be many reasons. But more important ones are
- Lack of goal orientation from the beginning of the year: Many aspirants lack clear cut focus and goal orientation throughout the year. Most of them become serious only after march when already precious time has elapsed.
- Lack of timely practice: Many aspirants solve mock tests at the end of year just before exam. Here, I must explain to you what is the purpose of mocks? Mocks are there to give you feedback on your preparation. They are there to let you know the strength and weakness. Once you know this, you can work on your weakness at the right time and come out strong before it is too late. Therefore, I have used the word timely practice.
- Lack of scientific plan: It is said that failing to plan is planning to fail. Many aspirant fail not because they lack the capability but because they are not able to plan their study. Without plan optimal utilization of resources is not possible.
- Lack of proper guidance: It is said without a proper guide, a journey which can be covered in few days takes years. The same goes for UPSC CSE preparation. Without proper guidance, many wander and waste their precious time. UPSC syllabus is like an ocean, knowing what to study and what to leave is very important.
How is LAQSHYA 2021/LAQSHYA 2021 ADVANCE Test based mentorship going to help you crack the CSE Prelims?
The program is designed to optimize your effort so that you can score more with least effort. We’ve all heard the saying, “What gets measured gets done.”
Let me explain how.
1. Personalised Performance Dashboard:
Regular measurement and reporting keeps you focused — because you use that information to make decisions to improve your results. Laqshya -2021 Test Based Prelims Mentorship Program is based on this philosophy.
The simple act of measurement increases motivation to perform. Research shows that desire to win is heighted when rivalry and time pressure coincide.
The simple act of measuring something sparks that sense of rivalry in many people. Of course that rivalry doesn’t need to be with others, it can be with one’s own self as a sort of “competition” to see whether you can beat a goal.
Without a measure, there is no way to determine whether you have won, and therefore, less motivation to get something done. The Laqshya personalized dashboard helps you track your progress.
2. Continuous improvement:
LAQSHYA 2021/LAQSHYA 2021 Advance is a yearlong test plan. It has weekly targets followed with high quality tests to help you assess yourself. This helps you to improve every day.
DO YOU KNOW?
As it has been said rightly if you can get 1 percent better each day for one year, you’ll end up thirty‐seven times better by the time you’re done.
How does LAQSHYA 2021 help you improve continuously?
The unique SWOT analysis and personalized actionable behavior insights are designed to give you timely feedback to sharpen your test taking strategy.
After every weekly test, you get a SWOT analysis of your performance. You will get to know your weak areas and will get timely actionable advice. Remember a stich in time says nine.
If you make corrections at the right time, you will be saved with all the anxiety which the general aspirant crowd faces as the Prelims approaches.
3. A unique scientific study plan:
We all know that failing to plan is planning to fail. UPSC CSE preparation is a yearlong preparation. This needs meticulous planning. Santosh Sir, who has unique distinction of cracking all CSE Prelims has made the unique LAQSHYA 2021/ LAQSHYA 2021 Advance plan using his vast unmatched experience. When you follow LAQSHYA 2021 plan your efforts will be optimized.
Let me explain how.
There are various levels in LAQSHYA 2021 plan
Level 1: NCERT
This is to build your foundation. No strong building can build without a strong foundation. LAQSHYA 2021 NCERT tests are analytical in nature and will help you to make the most out of the NCERTs.
LEVEL 2: Advanced Test
This is based on standard reference books for each subject. Once you master NCERTs, its time to master reference books. Books like Indian Polity by Laxmikant, Modern History by Rajiv Ahir, etc are covered at this stage. This will build a solid structure to your preparation.
LEVEL 3: Monthly Current affairs test
This will help you revise the daily prelims notes after completion of every month. Remember without revision, it is impossible to retain what you read for a longer times. LAQSHYA monthly current affairs test helps you revise the monthly current happening at the end of each month. This is unique, as the plan completely separates current and static for the initial six months to help you provide the real feedback on your preparedness so that actionable insights can be shared with you. Most test series mix both in a single test and the student is clueless as he doesn’t get a proper assessment of where he is lacking?
LEVEL 4: Most important Current based questions of the year on the each subjects
This is the optimization stage. These sectional tests (subject wise) will be based on all most important topics of that subjects which are expected in Prelims 2021. 100 Questions in each subject will be a perfect power punch you need before you start attempting full length tests in the last month.
LEVEL 5: Stimulated Full length Test
In the last month what you need is to test yourself before you get tested. The full length tests are designed to do that. These tests will give you a sense of completion. The unique ranking system will make you aware where you stand in the crowd and the unique actionable insights will help you fine tune your strategy in the last month.
What Is Test-Based-Learning Approach?
Normally we retain just 5% of what we learn in a lecture hall after 21 days. This is 10% of reading and 20% of audio visual.
This increases sharply when you participate in discussion and practice problem.
LAQSHYA 2021 gives you opportunity to discuss concepts and questions with others through its Community feature. You can ask your doubts and also answers others doubts here.
Last but not the least solving quality tests after every reading every week help you retain whatever you read for longer time.
How is LAQSHYA 2021/LAQSHYA 2021 Advance different from other tests?
LAQSHYA-2021 is not just a test series, to test your ability, its test based mentorship with systematic and scientific approach to augment your ability.
The first thing which differentiates is the leadership of Santosh Sir.
“Quality outcome of test depend upon Quality of Questions in test,
Quality of questions depends upon Quality of Question Setter,
Quality of Question setter depends upon his Experience in the field,
Quality Experience only comes in when you Qualify such quality exam multiple times”
LAQSHYA Test series is under supervision of veteran Santosh Sir who has qualified all 6 CSE-Prelims and 4 CSE-Mains
This quote signifies the role of an able guide and mentor behind every success story. Since Santosh Sir has himself cracked all 6 CSE Prelims you can rely on my guidance.
Most test series will not provide any guidance. Most of them, don’t even bother to know who you are and are you even attempting the tests. Few of them are not even able to publish the name of the toppers correctly. Just imagine the guidance you can get from them. But with constant motivation of Santosh Sir,who will push you to attempt all the tests and unique intelligent tests platform you get a personal mentor in this journey.
The topics are picked very carefully and questions are framed with a lot of care for its relevance to the exam. Santosh Sir because of his vast experience has developed insights in the CSE Prelims and has successfully predicted most of the questions for consecutive years.
Many topics and questions came directly from Santosh Sir’s tests question papers and Daily Prelims Topics/ Daily Prelims Notes
Key features of Laqshya 2021:
Ø Detailed scientific study plan
Ø Quality tests with detailed solutions
Ø SWOT analysis of your performance
Ø Unique behavior insights
Ø Bookmark feature for quick revision
Ø Track your progress
Ø Online dedicated community
Ø Prelims Power Play compilation will be given every month
Ø Option elimination strategy
Ø Previous year important questions practice
Ø Constant motivation
Q. How is LAQSHYA 2021 Advance different from LAQSHYA 2021?
LAQSHYA 2021 Advance is LAQSHYA 2021 minus NCERT tests.
LAQSHYA 2021 Advance: LAQSHYA 2021-NCERT Tests
Q. How many tests are there in LAQSHYA 2021 and LAQSHYA 2021 advance?
LAQSHYA 2021 has total 45 tests and LAQSHYA 2021 Advance has total 35 tests.
Q. I am a beginner, what do you recommend me?
I personally recommend you LAQSHYA 2021. This is because NCERT is very important particularly for geography and history. LAQSHYA 2021 NCERT tests are the framed in order to help you get maximum out of these books. This will give you a solid foundation in history and geography.
Q. I couldn’t clear CSE 2020 Prelims cut off by few marks, what do you suggest?
I recommend you to go for LAQSHYA 2021 Advance. Don’t take Prelims lightly. Spend at least 25% of your time till December for Prelims. From Jan, 2021 start investing more time for Prelims preparation. From March 2021 devote yourself completely to prelims preparation.
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Message from Santosh sir’s desk:
- I cracked all 6 CSE Prelims with huge margin. During my preparation and also during my carrier as a mentor I have seen many aspirants struggling to crack Prelims.
- Mark my words if you are sincere and strategic in your approach prelims is cake walk. When I can do it, why can’t you?
See below the success stories of Prelims 2020
One of them cleared in her last attempt (6th attempt).