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ADMISSIONS OPEN: IASbaba’s OPTIONAL OFFLINE CLASSROOM PROGRAMME 2019-2020 – SOCIOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, ANTHROPOLOGY, KANNADA LITERATURE, POLITICAL SCIENCE

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IASbaba’s OPTIONAL OFFLINE CLASSROOM PROGRAMME 2019-2020

 

Choosing the right optional is just like choosing the perfect spouse. Yes! You read it right.

Love, compatibility and trust are the most important factors when you choose your life partner. You must also choose your optional based on these factors.
You must love your optional, manning you should have interest in the subject. You can’t be feeling burdened because of of your optional. The textbooks must attract you so much so
that you can’t live without them a single day!

Then you must have compatibility with the subject. What it means is that you can’t afford to get irritated or perplexed by the requirements of your optional. For example, if you are an engineering graduate and you have always detested abstract theories, Philosophy isn’t be the subject for you. If you are pathetic in drawing, you should stay away from Geography.

If you aren’t good with memorising facts, stay away from History. Similarly, if you have always appreciated poetry and love reading literature, you can think of taking one of the languages as your optional. If you have a mathematical bent of mind, you can think of taking the science subjects as your optional. If you like to know about nature, places and people, you must think of Geography as your go to subject.

Finally you must have never ending trust on your optional. You must repose your complete faith in your optional and only then it will pay dividends to you. It simply means that you need to put in maximum effort, internalise the essence of the subject, master the art of writing answers and leave it to the subject to pay you back in the form of handsome marks.

You can’t prepare your optional with inhibitions and doubt.

So, if you haven’t tested your optional on these there parameters, please go back and spend some time to do the same. Come back with a strong conviction about the optional that you have finally chosen and only then start your journey.

Please Note that all the OPTIONAL’S will have Test Series included and One-One Mentorship with the Respective Faculties!!

SOCIOLOGY OPTIONAL 

We will be starting off with SOCIOLOGY OPTIONAL OFFLINE CLASSES from 4th August 2019 (Sunday).

ORIENTATION Class will be held in the month of July (2nd Week).

The classes will be taken by Dr. Vamshi Krishna Sir (a Topper himself in Sociology in UPSC 2014, 2015), BDS, M.A (Sociology) Working as Assistant Administrative officer at CSIR NAL. Associated with IASBABA since its inception.

Dr.Vamshi writes on social issues on blogs. Regular contributor to Research gate and Academia.edu on social issues useful for researchers and social scientists.

You can read REVIEWS of his classes – Link 1, Link 2

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAMME:

  • The duration of the program would be from August 2019 to February 2020 (7 MONTHS)
  • Notes will be dictated in easy answer writing format and value-added notes (VAN) would be provided. (Includes contemporary case studies, extra concepts, Govt. Schemes etc.)
  • 10 Mains tests with a mix of sectional and Full length including discussion, evaluation and feedback
  • Complete coverage of topics with focus on contemporary trends to inculcate Sociological Imagination necessary to tackle any type of Question in the examination.
  • The focus will be on paper 2 where the majority of students face a problem [lack of material, application of paper 1 concepts, dynamic part (current affairs).
  • One on One discussion with mentor with focus on Answer writing improvement.
  • The focus will be on building sociological concepts and answer writing especially for first time aspirants with focus on competing with experienced candidates on equal footing in Mains 2020.

 

Duration of the Class: August 2019 to February 2020 (7 MONTHS)

Timings: Classes will be held on WEEKENDS ONLY (to facilitate even working professionals). Initially it will be held only on Saturday’s, once students get acclimatized with the classes, it will be Saturdays/Sundays (10am-5pm)

MODE OF ADMISSION :

Interested students can fill up the registration form (below). Once registered you will get an invite, with the payment link. Once the payment is done, send the acknowledgement to offline@iasbaba.com. This confirms your enrollment to the program.  (OR) You can directly come to the office and make the payment and confirm your admission.

The Office address and Contact details are mentioned @ the end of the post.

REGISTRATION FORM –> CLICK HERE

 

GEOGRAPHY OPTIONAL 

We will be starting off with GEOGRAPHY OPTIONAL OFFLINE CLASSES from 3rd August 2019 (Saturday).

ORIENTATION Class will be held in the month of July (2nd Week).

The purpose of this write up is twofold- to help you understand the merits of Geography as an optional and share the details of the comprehensive Geography Offline Classroom Programme.

But before we let you know the merits of Geography as an optional, please remove the notions and biases from your mind that might have developed as a result of your discussions on various online forums and maybe with your friends and seniors. UPSC doesn’t intentionally “butcher” a subject. All the optionals have their distinct advantages and drawbacks but by no stretch of imagination would UPSC give preference to one optional over the other. What may happen though is that some optionals might have scored more than the others in a particular year but that trend gets reversed also. That is the unpredictability of the Civil Services Examination that we have to live with. In fact, till the time optionals remain a part of CSE, this unpredictability will remain.

So, learn to live with it rather than blaming it. Most of the times, the answers to one’s failure or unexpected performance lies within and not externally.

So the message is clear for all the sceptics-
before blaming UPSC for its so called “bias” for or against any optional, try to find the reasons of not doing well by looking inward!

So coming to the point, let us enumerate the merits of Geography as an optional to help you decide whether it’s the subject for you:

1. Geography is scoring: If you maintain the essence of Geography in your answers, it will definitely fetch you good marks in Mains.
2. Geography is interesting: You will have a fun ride with geography as most of the concepts relate to the physical and social environment of which you are an integral part.
3. Geography has maximum overlap with GS syllabus: If you prepare Geography optional, more than 30-40% of your GS syllabus is automatically prepared. Moreover, you develop better perspectives for Essay paper and interview as well.
4. Geography is logic driven and scientific: Unlike some other humanities subjects, study of Geography entails logic, scientific theories and empirical evidences. This makes Geography easy to understand and apply.
5. Geography has abundance of sources to refer: There is no dearth of quality materials and good books in Geography. You don’t have to dig too much into bookstores to find good books on Geography.

Now, having discussed the merits, let us tell you what we have in store for your optional preparation. If you have already decided to choose Geography as your optional, we are pleased to offer 14 weeks of complete end to end guidance for Geography optional in the form of our comprehensive Offline Guidance Programme. The basic features of the programme are:

  1. It will be a classroom based program spanning 3 to 4 months.
  2. In a week, total number of classroom sessions conducted will be 6 (sessions/week).
  3. Each session will be of 3 hours Duration.
  4. Classes will be conducted on 4 days (2 days on the weekdays & 2 days on the weekends)
  5. Perspective driven classroom sessions.
  6. Each session will comprise of intensive conceptual learning, discussion on previous year questions, quizzes, discussions etc.
  7. Master the technique of using the 6 tools of Geography to score really high in Mains.
  8. Value add notes(VAN) and Synopsis on selected topics.
  9. You can download the Tentative SCHEDULECLICK HERE

 

Duration of the Class: August 2019 to November 2019 (4 MONTHS)

MODE OF ADMISSION :

Interested students can fill up the registration form (below). Once registered you will get an invite, with the payment link. Once the payment is done, send the acknowledgement to offline@iasbaba.com. This confirms your enrollment to the program.  (OR) You can directly come to the office and make the payment and confirm your admission.

The Office address and Contact details are mentioned @ the end of the post.

REGISTRATION FORM –> CLICK HERE

 

ANTHROPOLOGY OPTIONAL 

We will be starting off with ANTHROPOLOGY OPTIONAL OFFLINE CLASSES from 3rd August 2019 (Saturday).

ORIENTATION Class will be held in the month of July (2nd Week).

The classes will be taken by P. Vishnu Vardhan sir (M.Ain ANTHROPOLOGY) . He has an experience of teaching Anthropology since last 8 years at various Reputed institutes at Hyderabad and also teaches at Unacademy Plus. Under his guidance several civil aspirants have cleared with flying colours with anthropology optional.

Attended UPSC Interview three times with anthropology as optional and scored high marks (324/500) in 2014 year.

 

Why Anthropology as Optional?

  1. Anthropology subject is not new to students because the topics present in the syllabus are the things which we observe in our daily life like marriage, kinship, family etc. Hence the subject will be interesting and  the syllabus will be connected to everybody.
  2. Since last 5 to 6 years the 8-10% of the students who cleared CSE is from Anthropology Optional.
  3. 80% of the Preparation will be static and 20% will be Dynamic, hence High scoring. The track record from the previous results also proved that anthropology is high scoring optional.
  4. The questions in the final mains exam will be direct and there won’t be any round tripping of questions, hence any average student can answer the questions easily.
  5. There is proper availability of material and resources in the market.
  6. MOST IMPORTANT, It covers 30% of General studies syllabus as well.

 

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAMME:

  • The duration of the program would be from August 2019 to November 2019 (4 MONTHS COURSE)
  • Class Notes will be given and regular Hand outs will be distributed 
  • 10 Mains tests with a mix of sectional and full length including discussion, evaluation and feedback.
  • Each and every word in the syllabus will be covered comprehensively.
  • Special emphasis on Applications (anthropological thinkers/theories) and Current affairs 
  • Special emphasis will be on PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. Special care will be taken on Non science background students for physical anthropology
  • The focus will be on Interaction and not on Monologue.
  • One on One discussion with mentor with focus on Answer writing improvement. The focus will be on building concepts and answer writing especially for first time aspirants with focus on competing with experienced candidates on equal footing in Mains 2020.

ANTHROPOLOGY SYLLABUS

PAPER 1

1)BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION AND CULTURAL EVOLUTION OF MAN – 1st UNIT

2) SOCIO CULTURAL EVOLUTION (2,3,4,5 UNITS)

3) ANTHROPOLOGICAL THOUGHT (6,7,8 UNITS)

4) PHYSICAL CHAPTERS(9-12)

PAPER 2

1)BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION AND CULTURAL EVOLUTION OF MAN  IN INDIA- 1st UNIT

2)INDIAN SOCIETY(2-5)

3)TRIBAL  CHAPTERS(6-9)

 

Duration of the Class: August 2019 to November 2020 (4 MONTHS)

Timings: Classes will be held on WEEKENDS ONLY (to facilitate even working professionals). Saturdays/Sundays (9am to 1pm and 2.30pm to 6.30pm.)

MODE OF ADMISSION :

Interested students can fill up the registration form (below). Once registered you will get an invite, with the payment link. Once the payment is done, send the acknowledgement to offline@iasbaba.com. This confirms your enrollment to the program.  (OR) You can directly come to the office and make the payment and confirm your admission.

The Office address and Contact details are mentioned @ the end of the post.

REGISTRATION FORM –> CLICK HERE

 

KANNADA LITERATURE OPTIONAL 

The Kannada Literature OPTIONAL classes will be conducted by a renowned faculty Dr.Rakesh.E.S MSc, PhD. (a Topper himself in Kannada Literature in UPSC 2008, 2010). He has been guiding, teaching and mentoring students since 2010.

Famously called by the students fraternity as a one-stop destination for Kannada literature Optional subject. His rich experience in teaching, his depth of understanding the subject and his interpretation skills in literary context has helped many students to get into the All India Services, Central Services and State Civil services. The one-one discussion sessions of Dr.Rakesh is well appreciated across by the students fraternity because of its fruitfulness with respect to doubt solving nature.

His list of successful students includes Sachin.K (AIR-652, 2018) Ashok (AIR-711, 2019) Chanappa IPS, GuruPrasad IRS, Anoop Shetty IPS, Vishnu Gowda IRPS, Dyamappa IRS and many more!

We will be starting off with KANNADA LITERATURE OPTIONAL OFFLINE CLASSES from 1st August 2019 (Thursday).

ORIENTATION Class will be held in the month of July (2nd Week).

 

Key Highlights of the Class guidance Programme:

1) The optional subject Kannada literature will be taught in the philosophical and Literary context to ensure,the students develop the critical analytical ability while writing answers.

2) The techniques of answer writing in the PAPER-2 by utilising the principles and ideologies mentioned in the PAPER-1 will be taught in the class room sessions.

3) Since many students  from  non literary backgrounds (Science & Commerce graduates) are opting for kannada literature for in depth understanding of the subject in a comprehensive way and to solve the doubts, the class room teaching involves discussions and debates.

4) The study materials(Notes) issued in the class room includes the • Critical analysis of the best books • Notes of the Mysore University • Model answers of the selected candidates of UPSC.

5) Unit Tests will be conducted after completion of each unit of the syllabus (Total 8 tests from both the Paper’s will be conducted).To enhance the answer writing capability of the students discussion sessions are held after evaluating the papers.

6) Since Personality test is a part of the examination process to infuse philosophies &  thoughts through literature, guest lecturers will be taken by senior writers and intellectuals.

7) Interaction sessions with the successful candidates (Topper’s) of the UPSC exam is part of the class room teaching programme.

MODE OF ADMISSION :

Interested students can fill up the registration form (below). Once registered you will get an invite, with the payment link. Once the payment is done, send the acknowledgement to offline@iasbaba.com. This confirms your enrollment to the program.  (OR) You can directly come to the office and make the payment and confirm your admission.

The Office address and Contact details are mentioned @ the end of the post.

REGISTRATION FORM –> CLICK HERE

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE and INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (PSIR) OPTIONAL 

Choosing optional for Civil services mains exam is extremely crucial job. If you have decided that POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS is the subject for you, you have taken the right decision…!!!!

The classes will be taken by Mr. Rahul Saigaonker, a topper himself in Political Science in UPSC 2016, MTech from NITK Surathkal, (MA Pol Sci). He has keen interest in 21st century Public policy issues and has 5 years of teaching experience.

PSIR is undoubtedly a good subject to choose as an optional. We have few things to reinforce your faith in your decision. You may like to read the following points that will strengthen your conviction about PSIR:

  • PSIR is highly relevant and interesting subject with reference to a career in civil services. PSIR is also a high scoring subject in UPSC mains.
  • PSIR has huge overlap with GS syllabus. For instance, Paper I part B of PSIR totally overlaps with Indian polity and governance. Paper II of PSIR will help one in preparing for IR for general studies. Various political thinkers we study in PSIR will help immensely in ethics paper also.
  • PSIR will greatly help in developing better perspectives for Essay paper and Personality test.

We will be starting off with POLITICAL SCIENCE OPTIONAL OFFLINE CLASSES from 1st August 2019 (Thursday).

ORIENTATION Class will be held in the month of July (2nd Week).

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAMME:

  • Complete coverage of UPSC Syllabus of PSIR in just 4.5-5 Months.
  • Special focus on coverage of contemporary theories and commentaries especially in Paper-1 Part-A and Paper-2 Part-A.
  • Weekly Tests and dedicated focus on answer writing.
  • Discussion of previous year UPSC question papers.
  • Optional Test Series including 10 Tests (6 Sectional & 4 Mock).

To Download the Schedule (Tentative) -> CLICK HERE

OUR APPROACH:

  • This course has been specially designed for those who are interested in opting Political Science as optional. (No need of prior academic background of the subject).
  • We will provide comprehensive study material as class lecture notes and there will, also be printed notes of basic material of the subject.
  • The course will put exclusive focus on understanding basic notions and theories in PSIR clearly.
  • Our classes will help students, in connecting and correlating different concepts and theories which is extremely necessary in UPSC mains.
  • There will be extraordinary attention on answer writing with continuous feedback and improvement. There will be weekly One on One discussion with mentor.
  • The focus will be on bringing conceptual clarity and answer writing especially for first time aspirants so that they can compete with experienced candidates on equal footing in Mains 2020.

Duration of the Class: August 2019 to December 2019 (4.5-5 MONTHS)

Timings: Classes will be held on Weekdays. (Timing will be notified).

MODE OF ADMISSION :

Interested students can fill up the registration form (below). Once registered you will get an invite, with the payment link. Once the payment is done, send the acknowledgement to offline@iasbaba.com. This confirms your enrollment to the program.  (OR) You can directly come to the office and make the payment and confirm your admission.

REGISTRATION FORM –> CLICK HERE

Please Note that all the OPTIONAL’S will have Test Series included and One-One Mentorship with the Respective Faculties!!

 

OFFICE ADDRESS : Admission can be done at 2 Centres !

Vijayanagar Centre: 1737/ 37, MRCR Layout, Vijayanagar Service Road, Vijaynagar, Bengaluru-5660040

Landmark: Vijayanagar Metro station or Above Apple Showroom

Chandra Layout Centre: No. 1443/1444, Above Carzspa, 80 Ft. Main Road, Ganapathi Circle, Chandra Layout, Bengaluru- 560040

FOR QUERIES:

You can also reach us on

Email: offline@iasbaba.com

Contact No.: 9035077800/7353177800 (10 AM to 5.30 PM)

 

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