Vedanta IAS Academy


What is Prelims

IAS Prelims refers to the preliminary examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in India as part of the Civil Services Examination. The Civil Services Examination is a highly competitive nationwide exam used to recruit candidates for various prestigious positions in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and other central government services.

The UPSC Prelims is a crucial stage of the Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). It serves as the screening test for selecting candidates for the next stage of the examination. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the exam pattern, syllabus, preparation strategy, trend analysis, study material, and frequently asked questions related to the UPSC Prelims 2024.

UPSC Prelims 2024 - Exam Pattern

The UPSC Prelims 2024 consists of two papers: General Studies Paper-I and Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) Paper-II. Each paper has a duration of 2 hours. Paper-I comprises 100 questions, while Paper-II has 80 questions. Paper-I carries 200 marks, with 2 marks allocated per question. Paper-II carries 200 marks, with 2.5 marks allocated per question. Negative marking is applicable in Paper-I, with 1/3rd (0.33) marks deducted for each incorrect answer.

There is no negative marking in Paper-II. Understanding the exam pattern is crucial for effective preparation. Make use of current affairs magazines and online portals to stay updated with the latest news and events. It is essential to select quality study material that covers the entire syllabus and provides comprehensive content for thorough preparation.

# Component Details
1 Number of Papers Two papers: General Studies Paper-I and Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) Paper=II
2 Duration Each paper is of 2 hours duration
3 Number of Quesions Paper-I : 100 questions ; Paper-II : 80 questions
4 Total Marks Paper-I: 200 marks (2 marks per question); Paper-II : 200 marks (2.5 marks per question)
5 Negative Marking 1/3rd (0.33) marks deducted for each incorrect answer in Paper-I; No Negative marking in Paper-II


Facilities provided by Vedanta IAS Academy-

  • Best and Experienced Faculty
  • We boast a team of highly qualified and experienced faculty members. These educators have a deep understanding of the UPSC examination pattern and the demands of the civil services.
    Their expertise and guidance help students develop a strong foundation in the subjects and provide valuable insights to enhance their understanding and problem-solving abilities.

  • UPSC like test series for both prelims and mains
  • To help students familiarize themselves with the actual UPSC examination pattern, Vedanta IAS Academy offers a comprehensive test series for both the Prelims and Mains stages.
    These test series simulate the actual exam environment and include a wide range of questions covering different subjects and topics. By practicing these tests, students can assess their knowledge, improve time management skills, and identify areas that require further attention.

  • Personal mentoring for student
  • We provide personal mentoring to its students. This mentoring program offers one-on-one guidance and support to students throughout their preparation journey.
    Mentors provide individualized attention, monitor the progress of students, and offer personalized strategies to overcome challenges and maximize their potential.

  • 2-Way online classes
  • We offer interactive online classes to provide a dynamic learning experience. These classes facilitate real-time interaction between students and faculty members, allowing students to ask questions, seek clarifications, and engage in discussions. The two-way online classes ensure that students receive personalized attention and can actively participate in the learning process.

  • Highly Equipped Classrooms
  • The classrooms at Vedanta IAS Academy are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to create an optimal learning environment.
    These classrooms are designed to accommodate a large number of students comfortably and are equipped with modern teaching aids such as audiovisual systems and multimedia projectors.
    The comfortable and conducive classroom environment helps students stay focused and actively engage in their learning.

  • Online availability of course material
  • We provide online access to comprehensive course material. This includes study materials, lecture notes, reference materials, and other relevant resources.
    The online availability of course material allows students to access study materials from anywhere and at any time, facilitating self-paced learning and revision.

  • Interview guidance program
  • Preparing for the UPSC interview is crucial, and Vedanta IAS Academy offers an interview guidance program to help students excel in this stage.
    The academy provides mock interviews, personalized feedback, and guidance from experienced interview panels. This program equips students with the necessary skills, confidence, and knowledge required to perform well in the UPSC interview.

  • Revision and doubt clearing classes
  • Vedanta conducts regular revision classes to reinforce important concepts and provide students with a structured approach to revision.
    These classes help students consolidate their learning and enhance their retention of key topics. Additionally, doubt-clearing sessions are held to address students' queries and ensure that they have a clear understanding of the subjects.

  • Library facility
  • We offer a well-equipped library facility for students. The library provides access to a wide range of books, reference materials, previous years' question papers, and other relevant resources.
    Students can utilize the library to further enhance their knowledge, conduct research, and prepare for their examinations effectively.

  • Courses in English and Hindi both
  • We cater to students from diverse linguistic backgrounds by offering courses in both English and Hindi. This ensures that students can comfortably understand and learn the subjects in their preferred language, eliminating any language barrier and facilitating better comprehension.

  • Weekly test series
  • Apart from the UPSC-like test series, Vedanta IAS Academy conducts weekly test series to evaluate students' progress and understanding of the subjects.
    These tests provide regular feedback and enable students to track their performance, identify areas of improvement, and work on exam-specific skills such as time management and question selection.

  • Regular Current affairs classes
  • Staying updated with current affairs is crucial for the UPSC examination, and Vedanta IAS Academy recognizes its significance. The academy conducts regular current affairs classes to ensure that students are aware of the latest national and international developments.
    These classes cover important events, government schemes, policy changes, and other relevant topics to help students stay updated and prepare effectively for the current affairs section of the examination.



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