Advanced Integrated Mentorship Program (AIM)
AIM is an Advanced integrated Mentorship program designed to assist students who have completed their foundation course or conceptually acquainted with the syllabus, to give their best attempt in the Civil service examination. The program emphasizes on Conceptual enhancement, Fortified & concise Note Making, Rigorous Answering writing and extensive prelims test solving. AIM also accentuates a students preparation through enhancement sessions for CSAT, Essay, Ethics and Current Affairs such that you'll not be just ready for prelims but also adequately prepared to crack Mains in the same attempt.
Challenges Faced by Students Who Have Completed Syllabus
lack of conceptual clarity on issues
In most cases, students even after completion of their foundation program or after multiple attempts lack in basic conceptual clarity required to clear the exam.
lack of fortified concise notes
Having concise and fortified notes is a sine qua non for clearing the exam. Most of the students follow existing notes which may not be updated or not suitable to their needs.
not engaging in appropriate answer writing practice
Most students who engage in answer writing are not practising with the right format or using quality questions or PYQ's to strengthen their answer writing skills. This can provide a false impression of having mastered answer writing in the short term
NOT ADDRESSING SYLLABUS BLIND SPOTS
Despite completion of syllabus every student has certain syllabus blind spots which can impact their Prelims & Mains scores. However most of the students generally either fail to identify these blind spots or tend to ignore them completely.
LACK OF EXPERIENCED MENTORSHIP SUPPORT
A key ingredient to any student's ability to crack this exam is the guidance and suggestions provided by mentors at various stages of the examination process. The lack of it makes preparation directionless and cumbersome.
MAINTAINING YEAR-LONG CONSISTENCY
Due to lack of serious and competitive peer group and a structured preparation schedule sustaining motivation becomes extremely difficult. Having more time is always a bigger problem than having less time to prepare.
UNSTRUCTURED PREPARATION SCHEDULE
When students start their self study stage of the preparation after foundation classes, they often find themselves not adhering to a strict schedule.
LACK OF COMPETITIVE PEER GROUP
Having a competitive and serious group of peers not only helps students to work hard but also serve as a forum which can aid the students preparation through meaningful discussions.
What Does AIM Program Include?
13 months advanced program to master Prelims & Mains.
Highly experienced & trained mentors for continuous one to one support.
1500+ Themes, covering syllabus of Prelims & Mains.
Continuous tracking of performance to ensure progress.
Prelims competence through intensive test plan of 65 tests for GS & CSAT and weekly Current Affairs sessions.
Assessment, Revision and Simulator tests for year-long answer writing practice.
Extensive essay writing practice throughout the year.
Value Added Sessions
Value added sessions on CSAT, Essay and Ethics.
How AIM Helps Build Concise and Fortified Notes?
AIM through its assignment sheets will cover all syllabus micro topics comprehensively ensuring that a student develops concise fortified notes. These notes will be reviewed and improved upon by customised inputs from mentors.
Questions/themes covering every Micro topic comprehensively to develop concise and fortified notes.
Hints to Guide Assignments
All assignments will include hints on the nature of value addition that can be added in the same, ensuring notes fortification.
Review of Assignment Sheets
Mentors will review assignment sheets to assess relevance and scope for improvement.
Assignment Sheet Handouts
Provided at the end of each subject to ensure that students have a reference point to compare their notes and further enhance it.
Weekly Assignment Discussions
Online videos discussing approach on weekly assignment sheets will explore further potential to improve the your notes.
How AIM Helps Make Your Content More Relevant?
The program will start with guiding students on most appropriate sources for relevant subjects.
To develop assignment sheets, student engages in thorough research of relevant Micro topics comprehensively.
Assignment Discussion and Handout
Ensures that students are able to update their content from an exam perspective.
Test Discussion and Solutions
Themes not covered in the assignments under the relevant Micro topic will be covered through detailed test discussions and comprehensive test solutions. This will ensure students can address any theme blind spots.
Content Fortication with Current Aﬀairs
Extensive coverage of Current Aﬀairs through CAP (Current Aﬀairs for Program), WCA (Weekly Current Aﬀairs), MAC (Mains Advance Course) improves content relevance.
How AIM Helps You in Developing Answer Writing Skills ?
Daily Assignments Design
Assignments are designed to develop content and value addition that can enrich answers for the relevant themes.
Weekly Assessment Tests
Assessment tests at the end of every week will expose students to rigorous answer writing on diverse topics under each theme.
A comprehensive revision test conducted upon completion of each subject will expose the students to UPSC standard analytical questions improving their potential to tackle difficult questions
Post Preliminary examination AIM provides opportunity for students to write CSE Mains standard exams covering the most potential themes
Each assessment test / revision or simulator test is thoroughly evaluated by our mentors and evaluators to provide targeted feedback on how and where to improve upon in answer writing.
Each evaluated copy will be reviewed by mentors to provide customised inputs along with benchmarking against top performers in the respective tests ensuring answer writing skill upgradation.
Analytics to improve
AIM program provides custom analytics on each test helping students measure/compare and improve upon specific answer writing based metrics
How AIM Helps Improve Your Potential to Crack Prelims?
Weekly Prelims Tests
Whenever a prelims overlapping topic is being covered in AIM, it will include a weekly MCQ test from the syllabus area ensuring that you are constantly honing your objective questions solving skills
GS Sectional Tests
From February to May 2024, AIM will emphasise on prelims through intensive subject specific half and sectional tests ensuring that students develop subject competence for preliminary examination
Through our Prelims Anubhav and full length tests, AIM ensures that students are exposed to UPSC standard test papers in ideal exam environments. This ensures that students are already familiar with exam format, question standards and exam conditions.
AIM Includes a CSAT full test every week starting from sectional and simulator tests covering all topics under the CSAT syllabus. This will ensure that along with the CSAT refresher classes students get ample opportunity to test their CSAT question solving skills
CSAT refresher classes which conducted online will be included in AIM to ensure that students don't miss out on their attempt by failing at CSAT. These sessions have been designed to ensure that question solving skills are as per latest exam trends.
Total Prelims Tests: 75
GS Half Tests
GS Sectional Tests
Total CSAT Full Tests
Full Length Tests
How AIM Covers Current Affairs?
CURATED CURRENT AFFAIRS
PORTAL Our portal will provide students with daily current affairs, summary of editorials, summary from relevant magazines, short and long videos covering relevant issues etc.
CURRENT AFFAIRS IN ASSIGNMENTS
Wherever the subject demands, AIM assignment sheets will include questions and themes covering current developments on syllabus micro topics. This improves your potential to solve both objective and subjective current oriented questions
IN MCQS Every MCQ test that covers prelims oriented themes on a weekly basis will include 10 objective questions from current affairs. This ensures that your ability to tackle current affairs oriented objective questions are being constantly tested
WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS CLASSES
The AIM program includes access to our flagship Weekly Current Affairs (WCA) classes, conducted online to ensure that students can bolster current affairs relevant from prelims and mains perspectives
CURRENT AFFAIRS IN ASSESSMENT TESTS
Weekly assessment tests will include 1-2 current affairs questions either based on the week's issues or issues relevant to the theme being covered.
CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR PRELIMS (CAP)
CAP classes which is conducted online is a custom program designed to cover most important topics relevant for prelims by our eminent faculty members for relevant subjects. (Faculty details provided ahead).
MAINS ADVANCED COURSE (MAC)
Students enrolled in AIM who have qualified preliminary examination will be provided with access to Current Affairs for Mains Advanced Course (MAC). Classes conducted online will be taken by our prominent faculty members for relevant subjects. (Faculty details provided ahead).
How AIM Enhances Your Mains Potential ?
Our Assignment sheets will cover more than 1200 themes from relevant subject micro topics ensuring that the student will have comprehensive coverage from Mains examination perspective.
Writing Students enrolled in the program will end up writing more than 800 questions through assessment, revision and simulator tests. This will ensure that students have very likely written on a direct or related theme that they may end up writing in mains.
Ethics Refresher Sessions
AIM includes 25 hours of Ethics Refresher sessions conducted online to enhance conceptual understanding on relevant themes for GS Paper-IV . These sessions will cover enhancement on both Part A and Part-B of the Ethics paper.
Essay Guidance Program
The Essay guidance program conducted online will include specialised orientation sessions on how to write good essays, how to tackle abstract and objective topics, and detailed discussions on various themes enhancing students potential.
Current Affairs for Mains Advanced Course (MAC)
The Current Affairs for Mains program conducted online specifically designed for Current Affairs topics from Mains perspective will be taken by our prominent faculty members for relevant subject areas (Faculty Details provided ahead).
How will AIM Mentors Help in Your Preparation?
Our mentors will guide students regarding the most appropriate and updated sources for respective subjects.
All the assignment, assessment, revision and stimulator tests written by the students will be reviewed by our mentors to provide suggestions for improvements in answer writing.
Note Making through assignments
Daily assignments are a hallmark of the AIM program as it helps the students to develop conceptual clarity and fortified exam ready notes. Our mentors will ensure that the assignments submitted by the students are enhanced by necessary corrections and suggestions.
Mentors will track performance of the students not only through assignments, assessments and various other tests, but also through regular one to one interactions to ensure students are performing at par.
Mentors will be readily accessible for the students to aid and assist them in their preparation and address any subject related doubts and queries that may arrise.
Given the vast amount of study material, guidance, toppers copies, students often face the issue of what to read, what to follow etc. Our Mentors will help students on how and what materials they need to prioritise in their preparation, how to use toppers copies and right strategies to follow.