[BATCH 4] Baba’s GURUKUL FOUNDATION for Freshers’– UPSC/IAS 2023 – Above & Beyond Regular Coaching! – New Batch Starts 15th October!

  • IASbaba
  • September 27, 2022
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From the ancient times we have had the tradition of imparting knowledge directly from a Guru to Shishya. The process of this direct dissipation of information from the source not only built knowledge base but also helped in building a strong character’ in the students.

The mechanism was called ‘Gurukul’

Where students were like the family of a Guru. 

But with the present education system, students have become more distant from the teachers. There is a strong dis-connect! This lack of connection between the teachers and the students and fear of asking questions has not helped much in the process of learning as it should have actually happened.

Considering the impact and efficiency of the age-old practice, we decided to revive the good old structure of Gurukul with modern changes to continue the Guru – Shishya Parampara.

So, what made this Gurukul unique? It was the special bond that the Guru and Shishya used to share with each other. The affection of the Guru for his pupil and the respect of the Shishya for his teacher made learning a pure and immersive process. The stories of teachers like Vishvamitra, Sandinapani and Drona and the anecdotes about the brilliance of students like Ram, Krishna and Arjun are an integral part of our life journey. Isn’t it? We wondered if the parampara could be revived!

Yes, it could! With this intent we started the Gurukul program two years back at IASbaba. When we started this initiative, we were very sure that the process will be liked by the students and most importantly it will become the most result-oriented program in the history of UPSC/IAS coaching. The result of the first batch exceeded our own expectations! 3 Ranks out of 50 Students, 40% Success rate in Prelims, 33% Success rate in Mains.

Yes! We are in the process of making your UPSC journey a more intimate one. We are going to redefine the relationship between the teacher and the students to ensure that the UPSC aspirants get an opportunity to prepare in a highly focussed environment, under the close guidance of a Guru.

Although it would be unfair to expect the same level of dedication and discipline in today’s modern times, in terms of its overall essence and objectives, we can always make an honest attempt to create a milieu where the benefits of Guru-Shishya parampara can be reaped in a modern avatar.

Problems Faced by Aspirants Which Were Not Taken Care by Regular Coaching

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

UPSC Preparation is like a ‘Marathon’ and not a ‘100 Meters Sprint’.

  • If you try to go too fast, you will run out of fuel. An uphill mile may require a lot from us, but even with this immediate challenge, we have to keep some energy, patience, and passion in reserve for the miles to come.
  • UPSC Preparation requires a consistent follow up of a detailed and micro-level planning to excel throughout.
  • In Gurukul, we will focus on the micro-planning approach to be followed by every individual. This will ensure that your energy is channelized on a daily basis for months and the outcomes are focused and well planned from Day-1.

“If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz

  • Lack of motivation is a hard known reality among aspirants. They start pretty well with high-motivation and aspirations. But the motivation fades away after a few days. To ensure that every aspirant of Gurukul is motivated through out the programme, we have a dedicated team of mentors who will take care of your psychological well being too.
  • You can talk to mentors and IASbaba Team and discuss your issues. Most importantly, Gurukul set up will be bound by constant motivational activities and competitive environment that will automatically force you to be in the ‘sphere of influence’ (Determined Peer Group).

“My mentor said, ‘Let’s go do it,’ not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says, ‘Let’s!’” — Jim Roh

  • A SINGLE strategy is not meant to cater to group of individuals. And that’s what happens in regular coaching classes where you are among hundreds and thousands of aspirants sitting in a one-way teaching process. Top of it, there is no mentorship and one-on-one attention and interaction. 
  • In Gurukul, we will focus on each individual based on their strength and weaknesses. This is the approach that we have been following in Gurukul, where individual learning and progress is given utmost importance.
  • And to generate and create the best, we are determined to focus on your end-to-end needs.

Our motto in the mentorship will be LET’S DO IT TOGETHER!

“Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.” – Lord Chesterfield

  • Time-management is the key in this preparation.
  • Since we have a micro-level planning for the entire programme, it is obvious and inherent that the focus will be on effective time-management.

You will be building the foundation from the very start of the programme and consistency in doing so will take care of the end result.

“Consistency is the true foundation of trust. Either keep your promises or do not make them.”― Roy T. Bennett
  • It is quite natural to lose momentum and you are no exception.
  • The Gurukul programme is designed in such a way that you won’t be falling into the trap of irregularity and inconsistency.
  • To ensure this, you will have a strong and dedicated peer group along with ‘Mentor-Guru’ to rely on.
  • Mains Answer Writing is an integral and crucial aspect of your preparation.
  • The vastness of Mains Syllabus and its demand requires a dedicated approach for which you need to practice it a lot.
  • Along with strengthening the foundation, you will have regular mains answer writing sessions, tests, discussions and feedback.
  • The best part will be the discussions with your mentor on the same.
  • This is where ‘Gurukul’ will stand out.
  • Timely assessment and analysis are a crucial aspect in one’s journey.
  • Since our focus is entirely on strengthening your foundation and micro-level planning techniques, regular tests and assessment/analysis are inherent part of our strategy.
  • In regular coaching, there is no accountability and individual assessment and that is where, GURUKUL will make a difference.
“In a sea of mediocre content, a brave tone can be a big differentiator.”-Ann Handley
  • Market is flooded with content and it has become a trend to acquire everything in the market and feel happy about it.
  • UPSC is like an ocean but to cross it, diving deep is not required rather swimming with strategy and proper training is the need.
  • IASbaba is known for quality content and we have always ensured that the quality never gets compromised.
Our VAN, Tests and Babapedia (Current Affairs) are that equipment which will make you swim and cross this ocean with ease.
Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change-Richard Branson
  • Revision is the key to success in any examination.
  • It doesn’t matter how much you studied or made notes, if you aren’t able to produce it in examination, it has zero value.
  • Gurukul will not only ensure quality time for revision but strategy by mentors to be more productive in revision.
“Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.” —Dag Hammarskjold
  • Again, a very pertinent aspect of this journey is the feeling of being alone or left out.
  • In Gurukul that will be taken care since the whole group will act like a family.
IASbaba is like a family and once you join, there is nothing like ‘Being Alone’
The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the expectations of your peer group.
  • A quality/good Peer group is extremely important for you to excel or improve your performance and productivity.
  • GURUKUL students will be having this advantage of having a great companionship/support of quality aspirants who will automatically push you to work hard and enhance the productivity
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. – Francis Bacon
  • Since you have the companionship of mentor and a great peer group, negativity will be distant fear in any case.
  • In the process of learning, it is obvious to fail sometimes but to try consistently is what we will push you for.
  • And GURUKUL will make sure that no such negativity prevails through out the journey.
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” Nelson Mandela
  • Procrastination is one of the common problems affecting the aspirants and those who are unable to get out of it, suffers miserably.
  • Since GURUKUL students will have a cohort group of sincere aspirants and handholding of mentors, procrastination will be procrastinated from their schedule 😊


Above & Beyond Regular Coaching..!
Eligibility Criteria
  • Gurukul Foundation is for aspirants who have 0% knowledge about the syllabus but are dedicated and sincere to achieve their goal of clearing the exam in very 1st attempt.
  • Gurukul Foundation is open for all subject to a screening test.
  • Students are selected after a screening test which consists of a basic aptitude test and an Interview.
  • Please note that no prior UPSC Syllabus knowledge required. The screening test is in place to weed out non-sincere aspirants and to have a top-quality peer group.

P.S: Once you complete filling out the Registration Form (including a short screening test), you will receive a call from us within 24 hours.

Instead of sitting in a class of 500 students in some Regular Coaching’, imagine yourself being a part of Baba’s GURUKUL, which is above and beyond regular classroom coaching with these exclusive features.


There will be one on one interaction with Mohan sir on a regular basis, and sir will be grooming you personally. There will also be a team of MENTORS who will be available and accessible to you on a daily basis. They will keep a check on your performance in the tests conducted and guide you according to your strengths and weaknesses.

Mentorship is the most important feature of the Gurukul Program. Mentor will be your friend, philosopher and guide throughout this journey. Mentor will be very approachable and you will be spending 4-5 hours everyday with the mentor. Mentor will help you stay motivated and keep a track on your performance.

Every student will be provided with a Dedicated Mentor, who will monitor your progress, give you feedback, motivate and guide you in the Right Path!

The students can contact his/her mentor for any difficulties regarding preparation. This will keep an external check and will help in maintaining accountability throughout the preparation process.

Based on your individual Strengths & Weaknesses focus areas will be told to you, so that you will be able to enhance your overall score.

One hour will be completely dedicated to Current Affairs. Initially the mentor will help you on how to identify the important articles from the Newspaper according to exam requirements. He will guide you on ‘What to Read’ and ‘How to Read’.


  • NCERT forms the foundation of civil services which cannot be ignored.
  • We assume that students are starting with 0% Knowledge and we teach them from the basic NCERTs to the standards expected from UPSC.
  • To make your foundation strong, we have included exclusive classes on NCERT in a theme-wise manner, rather than book-wise.


  • While teaching we always keep in mind that building the basics in every subject is very important.
  • Every subject is preceded by a Strategy or an Approach class where sessions will be in sync with UPSC trend with previous year’s questions analysis and discussing the topics where the probability of asking the question is more.
  • The UPSC trend analysis and the approach classes will give you clarity on what to read, what not to read, and how to read. This will help you in building a strong foundation in your preparation.


  • Current Affairs is the most important part of the Civil Services Examination (CSE). High number of questions are asked directly or indirectly in all three stages of the exam i.e. Prelims, Mains and Interview.
  • Exclusive Weekly Current Affairs Classes – 48 Classes


  • Essay Preparation is often ignored and taken for granted by both the aspirants and the traditional coaching institutes. UPSC CSE 2021 Essay Paper was a nightmare for majority of the aspirants and was an eye-opener. So, to keep the students ready, we deliver and discuss each and every possible theme (Special focus on Philosophical Essays) on which essays can be asked by the UPSC.
  • 10 Exclusive Essay Classes – Each and Every Theme will be discussed in detailed and Live Essay Writing in the Class.

Studying all day long won’t make any sense if you are not practicing the questions. Daily Prelims and Mains Practice is an integral part of Baba’s Gurukul Foundation’s Unique Pedagogy.

Practice makes perfect, and you will learn and find solutions in ways you never imagined possible and this will reflect in your scores.


  • CURRENT AFFAIRS TESTS – 26 (50 Questions)
  • FULL-LENGTH TESTS – 5 (100 Questions)
  • CSAT FULL-LENGTH TESTS – 10 (80 Questions)


  • MODULWISE TESTS – 21 TESTS (14 Questions)
  • CURRENT AFFAIRS TESTS – 13 TESTS (14 Questions)
  • FULL-LENGTH TESTS – 10 TESTS (GS1, GS2, GS3, GS4, Essay – 2 CYCLES)
  • A major portion of the classes will be focused on conceptual understanding and analysing an issue from 360 degrees. Interlinking all GS papers and static portions with current affairs forms the core of the program.
  • It is also a major problem faced by all the students that what and how many sources are to be covered. With our ‘Value Add’ notes (VAN), you will be able to declutter the complexity of UPSC syllabus. The VANs are high-quality specialised reading materials to give you an edge over your competitors. VANs have been designed intelligently to give separate prelims and mains focus pointers to make your understanding seamless and smooth. The notes will be given topic wise for all the topics in syllabus (Prelims and Mains) to ease your preparation.
  • The Schedule is designed in such a way that the targets are achievable for a sincere and serious aspirant. The schedule is practical, in the sense that adequate time is given to prepare for each test along with optimum revision time and regular breaks.

    We have tried to sync the Prelims and Mains Tests wherever possible.

    One will have adequate time between every test to work upon the shortcomings and improve on it. Mentorship will have a greater role to play and will have a greater impact.

    We have made sure that you are able to devote 3-4 hours every day for your optional subject.

    Two Months of Exclusive Focus on Prelims 2023.

There will be regular ‘Interaction sessions with the Toppers/Ex-Bureaucrats’, where you will get hands-on experience on the services and their experiences on the field.

To make the classroom a vibrant and energetic place, extracurricular activities will be arranged during the course duration.

A Day @ Baba's Gurukul

  • You will be spending 4-5 hours daily at the center along with the mentor.
  • There will be a class every day, where in faculty will discuss each and every aspect which will make sure that the students have complete conceptual clarity.
  • After the class, you’ll be solving a Micro Prelims Test and write answer to one Mains question which will take care of the regular test practice. The Mains question given for the practice will be discussed by the mentor/faculty, so that the students understand to prioritise the points and structure the answer.
  • Everyday, there will also be mentor monitored current affairs discussion. One hour will be completely dedicated to Current Affairs. Initially the mentor will help you on how to identify the important articles from the Newspaper according to exam requirements. He will guide you on ‘What to Read’ and ‘How to Read’.

What after I get selected for Gurukul Foundation?

As soon as you are enrolled in ‘Gurukul Foundation’ after the screening, you’ll get access to following things:

  • NCERT Classes – Polity and Geography along with Value-Add Notes (VAN) followed by Daily Prelims Practice.
  • Babapedia (One Stop Destination for Current Affairs) – Access to Prelimspedia and Mainspedia for a streamlined Current Affairs Preparation.
  • Mentorship – You will be in touch with your mentor the very next day you get enrolled.
  • Mentor Monitored Current Affairs Group Discussions – One hour will be completely dedicated to Current Affairs. Initially the mentor will help you on how to identify the important articles from the Newspaper according to exam requirements. He will guide you on ‘What to Read’ and ‘How to Read’.

How will Gurukul work for Online Students?

  • We have made the difference between Online and Offline negligible.
  • All the features that the offline students will be getting are almost replicated in the online scenario.
  • Mohan Sir will be having regular sessions with the online students.
  • You will get access to IASbaba’s eLearn Portal (elearn.iasbaba.com) to access all the deliverables – Classes, Babapedia, Prelims and Mains Tests etc.
  • Daily Classes will be live for the online students, who can even interact with the faculty on a real time basis.
  • Mentor monitored Current Affairs Discussion will also be held on a real time basis.


Gurukul Foundation Online
74,999 + GST
  • 74,999 + 13,500(18% GST)
Gurukul Foundation Offline
83,999 Onwards + GST
  • Bengaluru: Rs.83,999 + GST

Despite providing so many features in Gurukul Foundation, why did we make it more affordable?

  • This is the first time such kind of a course is launched by any coaching institute which is above and beyond the regular coaching. We want to make sure that it reaches a greater number of students, so that they will understand the quality and importance of such a course in this era of mass coaching.
  • We are trying to bring in a paradigm shift in the way UPSC/CSE Coaching is being done.
  • Avail the benefit of getting all these features at the lowest possible price!

Still Confused?

You can call us on 91691 91888 or mail us at support@iasbaba.com


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