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PSIR - Strategy, resources & discussion

Hi peeps. Let’s do this!

1. Previous papers from 2009 (both papers are in the same PDF):here

2. Topic-wise PYQs: here 

3. Look for PDFs of books here: b-ok.cchttp://libgen.rs/archive.org

4. Model answers from SR:here 

5. OnlyIAS notes, if you need extra matter for a few topics:here 

6. SR notes, typed:politicsforindia.com

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@Hitman2021 they are building a good name since 3-4 years. The issue is they also have a Delhi centre. So who would check copies? Pune people might be good,  not sure of the centre here
Hitman2021,
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Caesarsaid

@whatonly sleepy is little risky for optional.. their main guy was socio optional i guess.. and is it full fledged TS or answer writing & review type?

Not sure about details. Mailed them asking for details but no reply yet. And that’s also why I’m a bit sceptical. Think SR crash course might be too much for me and I’ll end up getting overwhelmed with the new content, but also haven’t found another test series that’s as reliable.

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Caesarsaid

@Hitman2021 they are building a good name since 3-4 years. The issue is they also have a Delhi centre. So who would check copies? Pune people might be good,  not sure of the centre here

Bro I will give exam next year. (Skipped this year due to state services) Just shared it because that topper had joined it.

You can contact them and ask if the Pune one is available in online mode.

And how is GS score test series?@whatonly @Caesar @Porus 

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I joined it last year in anticipation that I will clear Prelims(didn't clear eventually though). Key takeaways-

1. Useful for additions in Part B of Paper 2.

2. Also many PYQs covered by mam.

3.Very poor paper checking. Kind of a deal breaker here.

4.Also since it will be online this time around, I guess not everybody is comfortable attending 3 hours classes.

5.Takes a good proportion of your time. Say you will be spending 3 hours,3 days a week.

An alternative I am looking to join this year-

Some not-so popular PSIR Test Series. This will help in a better feedback on Answer Writing. Most probably going with Lukmaan Ias.The faculty over there looked quite good(from the Youtube videos uploaded). If anybody has an idea about Lukmaan faculty, do contribute.

@mightyraju Looking for a less famous test series too - but Lukmaan has only pub ad test series, not PSIR, at least from their website. Have you checked out SleepyClasses? They’re coming up with a test series soon but not sure exactly when.

They have a faculty for PSIR-Tejal Khandelwal. I remember logging on to their website in February and PSIR Test Series was available then. When I checked now, it is only showing a course by the name PSIR Foundation. Drop a mail(or otherwise I can do this). Also Unique too has a name but I have no reviews yet. I will like to avoid Sleepy Classes because I don't find them too reliable for an Optional Test Series.

*Also avoid Chaubey Sir. He is very knowledgeable(I took PSIR coaching in IAS Score) but then he is lazy as hell and largely avoids putting any efforts.

whatonly,
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I joined it last year in anticipation that I will clear Prelims(didn't clear eventually though). Key takeaways-

1. Useful for additions in Part B of Paper 2.

2. Also many PYQs covered by mam.

3.Very poor paper checking. Kind of a deal breaker here.

4.Also since it will be online this time around, I guess not everybody is comfortable attending 3 hours classes.

5.Takes a good proportion of your time. Say you will be spending 3 hours,3 days a week.

An alternative I am looking to join this year-

Some not-so popular PSIR Test Series. This will help in a better feedback on Answer Writing. Most probably going with Lukmaan Ias.The faculty over there looked quite good(from the Youtube videos uploaded). If anybody has an idea about Lukmaan faculty, do contribute.

@mightyraju Looking for a less famous test series too - but Lukmaan has only pub ad test series, not PSIR, at least from their website. Have you checked out SleepyClasses? They’re coming up with a test series soon but not sure exactly when.

They have a faculty for PSIR-Tejal Khandelwal. I remember logging on to their website in February and PSIR Test Series was available then. When I checked now, it is only showing a course by the name PSIR Foundation. Drop a mail(or otherwise I can do this). Also Unique too has a name but I have no reviews yet. I will like to avoid Sleepy Classes because I don't find them too reliable for an Optional Test Series.

*Also avoid Chaubey Sir. He is very knowledgeable(I took PSIR coaching in IAS Score) but then he is lazy as hell and largely avoids putting any efforts.

Bro how is Chaubey sir's coaching. I have heard he is good for paper 2.

Is it worth the money and time.

Or should I just rely on Shubhra ma'am notes and basic books. (For 2021)



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I joined it last year in anticipation that I will clear Prelims(didn't clear eventually though). Key takeaways-

1. Useful for additions in Part B of Paper 2.

2. Also many PYQs covered by mam.

3.Very poor paper checking. Kind of a deal breaker here.

4.Also since it will be online this time around, I guess not everybody is comfortable attending 3 hours classes.

5.Takes a good proportion of your time. Say you will be spending 3 hours,3 days a week.

An alternative I am looking to join this year-

Some not-so popular PSIR Test Series. This will help in a better feedback on Answer Writing. Most probably going with Lukmaan Ias.The faculty over there looked quite good(from the Youtube videos uploaded). If anybody has an idea about Lukmaan faculty, do contribute.

@mightyraju Looking for a less famous test series too - but Lukmaan has only pub ad test series, not PSIR, at least from their website. Have you checked out SleepyClasses? They’re coming up with a test series soon but not sure exactly when.

They have a faculty for PSIR-Tejal Khandelwal. I remember logging on to their website in February and PSIR Test Series was available then. When I checked now, it is only showing a course by the name PSIR Foundation. Drop a mail(or otherwise I can do this). Also Unique too has a name but I have no reviews yet. I will like to avoid Sleepy Classes because I don't find them too reliable for an Optional Test Series.

*Also avoid Chaubey Sir. He is very knowledgeable(I took PSIR coaching in IAS Score) but then he is lazy as hell and largely avoids putting any efforts.

Done. Will update when they reply. And yes optional is too big a deal to risk with unreliable options. Thanks for the detailed input :D

mightyraju,
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Caesarsaid

@Hitman2021 they are building a good name since 3-4 years. The issue is they also have a Delhi centre. So who would check copies? Pune people might be good,  not sure of the centre here

Bro I will give exam next year. (Skipped this year due to state services) Just shared it because that topper had joined it.

You can contact them and ask if the Pune one is available in online mode.

And how is GS score test series?@whatonly @Caesar @Porus 

No idea :/ 

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Some solved PYQs from SR I found, but not well-organised and kinda huge: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-4Bt0WOdhA6ACuCNoUyDNUihzy7f3i_J
Caesar,Hitman2021
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@whatonly SR ma'am ka TS evaluation is not good, don't think she checks all/any of the copies.
Regarding crash courses, takes away a lot of time esp if you are not well versed with your present notes. Happened to me last year.  Better is to take that crash course notes from market and do selected topics.


whatonly,Hitman2021
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@Hitman2021 TS is good. Evaluation is also good. But the problem is they are slow and the team managing all this is not good. Last year they emailed me copies late, that too without scanning pages properly. If you reside in or near ORN then it should not be an issue. 


Hitman2021,
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Caesarsaid

@Hitman2021 TS is good. Evaluation is also good. But the problem is they are slow and the team managing all this is not good. Last year they emailed me copies late, that too without scanning pages properly. If you reside in or near ORN then it should not be an issue. 


Thanks mate.

Means now for people outside Delhi, finding good online PSIR test series with timely evaluation and good feedback is a task in itself.

Lets see what people here suggest.


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Bhai if you have to choose b/w Shubhra Mam and Piyush Sir,then go for Shubhra. Also Shubhra Mam's notes are more than enough. Even though I was a student of Piyush Sir,I prepared my own notes from Shubhra Mam.As someone has suggested, IAS Score's TS is better than Shubhra Ranjan. This is due to the fact that copies are evaluated by Shashank Sir(associate faculty for PSIR and a very good teacher indeed).

Hitman2021,
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Hi Everyone. Thanks to everyone for clarifying w.r.t. test series. Cleared many doubts. 

I would like to form a small group for psir answer writing, as I think the previous one posted here is full. Please DM if you'd like to collaborate.
GreenArrow,Hitman2021
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Bhai if you have to choose b/w Shubhra Mam and Piyush Sir,then go for Shubhra. Also Shubhra Mam's notes are more than enough. Even though I was a student of Piyush Sir,I prepared my own notes from Shubhra Mam.As someone has suggested, IAS Score's TS is better than Shubhra Ranjan. This is due to the fact that copies are evaluated by Shashank Sir(associate faculty for PSIR and a very good teacher indeed).

Ok then I will use Shubhra maam notes and books for my preparation.

Thanks brother. All the best

mightyraju,
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@Hitman2021 maybe covid 19 will change the situation. Institutes would have invested good in making their online portals and system more efficient


naviiin,Hitman2021
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@Hitman2021 maybe covid 19 will change the situation. Institutes would have invested good in making their online portals and system more efficient


Yes, it will be helpful. 

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Bhai if you have to choose b/w Shubhra Mam and Piyush Sir,then go for Shubhra. Also Shubhra Mam's notes are more than enough. Even though I was a student of Piyush Sir,I prepared my own notes from Shubhra Mam.As someone has suggested, IAS Score's TS is better than Shubhra Ranjan. This is due to the fact that copies are evaluated by Shashank Sir(associate faculty for PSIR and a very good teacher indeed).

Ok then I will use Shubhra maam notes and books for my preparation.

Thanks brother. All the best

Ok.Good luck Hitman aka Rohit Sharma 

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Bhai if you have to choose b/w Shubhra Mam and Piyush Sir,then go for Shubhra. Also Shubhra Mam's notes are more than enough. Even though I was a student of Piyush Sir,I prepared my own notes from Shubhra Mam.As someone has suggested, IAS Score's TS is better than Shubhra Ranjan. This is due to the fact that copies are evaluated by Shashank Sir(associate faculty for PSIR and a very good teacher indeed).

Ok then I will use Shubhra maam notes and books for my preparation.

Thanks brother. All the best

Ok.Good luck Hitman aka Rohit Sharma 

Cheers Mate.

Yes. Its a pleasure to watch Rohit Sharma Bat in full flow.  :)

mightyraju,
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they have not given schedule of syllabus of the tests in SR !! so how will we know what to study?
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atuljisaid

they have not given schedule of syllabus of the tests in SR !! so how will we know what to study?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rF2TopC9s92wZRdmjcigV3cIBi9_7yVi/view

Schedule is here 

atulji,
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