IAS ALSIAS ALS

General Studies

General Studies is an extremely dynamic component in the entire scheme of Civil Services Examination. It deals with diverse subject matter that is constantly evolving in tune with new developments. Through the constant effort of the ALS Team, GS Course has been upgraded and enriched in response to the rapidly changing needs. Through its unique, step-wise and scientific approach, ALS has near perfected the Civil Services requisites for General Studies. A good grounding in General Studies through increased emphasis on regular Tests and Home Assignments, will boost confidence and develop overall personality. We expect you to fully participate in the activities designed for your learning and transformation.

Programme Director Jojo Mathew
Associate Programme Director Manish Gautam

GS COURSES OFFERED

1. General Studies Strategist / Strategist Foundation
GS Main Paper I, II, III, IV + GS Prelims + CSAT + Essay + GS Prelims Test + GS Main Test

GS Strategist is an integrated General Studies programme for IAS Main and Preliminary Examinations. The entire programme is designed in a way that the knowledge imparted can be pathbreaking for every participant. It covers the syllabi of all 4 papers of GS Main, Essay and Interview as well as both papers of Preliminary Examination. The course plan has especially been developed keeping in mind the needs of learners who are not exposed to the various facets of General Studies as part of their academic curriculum at the graduate and post-graduate levels.

Programme Highlights

  • » 320+ Sessions of Intensive Learning for GS Main Paper I, II, III, IV, Essay, GS Prelim & CSAT
  • » Foundation Lectures to Sharpen your Basics
  • » Time-bound Completion with Extensive Coverage
  • » Meticulously Designed Study Material
  • » Frequent Class Tests both Descriptive as well as Multiple Choice
  • » Module-based Simulated Tests and Home Assignments
  • » 25 Current Affairs Sessions exclusively by Jojo Mathew & Manish Gautam
  • » Intensive Writing Skill Development Sessions
  • » 38 Simulated Tests on GS Prelim
  • » UPSC Compatible Evaluation

2. General Studies Prelim-cum-Main
GS Main Paper I, II, III, IV + GS Prelims + CSAT + Essay + GS Prelims Test + GS Main Test

Programme Highlights

  • » 289 Sessions of Intensive Learning for GS Main Paper I, II, III, IV, Essay, GS Prelim & CSAT
  • » Foundation Lectures to Sharpen your Basics
  • » Time-bound Completion with Extensive Coverage
  • » Meticulously Designed Study Material ü Frequent Class Tests both Descriptive as well as Multiple Choice
  • » Module-based Simulated Tests and Home Assignments
  • » 25 Current Affairs Sessions exclusively by Jojo Mathew & Manish Gautam
  • » Intensive Writing Skill Development Sessions
  • » 38 Simulated Tests on GS Prelim
  • » UPSC Compatible Evaluation

3. General Studies Weekend
GS Weekend is an integrated General Studies programme for IAS Main and Preliminary Examinations. This programme is for those who are working or those who are doing some regular course in a college or those who cannot afford to spend full time for civil services exam preparation during week days. It's for people who think big and are willing to take on newer challenges. It covers the syllabi of all 4 papers of GS Main, Essay and Interview as well as both papers of Preliminary Examination. Here the focus is to provide maximum exposure to various topics in the given time. This course may not be a substitute to the regular GS MCP Course. But this is a course which can provide you maximum coverage in the limited time. The course plan has especially been developed keeping in mind the needs of learners who are not exposed to the various facets of General Studies as part of their academic curriculum.

Highlights

  • » Classes every Saturday & Sunday
  • » Complete coverage of all 4 Papers of GS Main & Essay
  • » Complete Material support with more than 20 printed books
  • » 270 Sessions of one & half hours each
  • » Saturday- 3 sessions of one & half hours each, Sunday- 4 sessions one & half hours each
  • » 1 Year Wizard Magazine subscription
  • » Important Wizard books also given
  • » Online Weekly Current Affairs classes by Jojo Mathew / Manish Gautom
  • » Online Weekly Current Affairs Test
  • » Specially designed Current Affairs material Every Week
  • » 32 Prelim tests with explanation
  • » Questions of UPSC standard
  • » Elaborate explanation of tests by Faculties
  • » MCQ tests from Vital NCERT books for perfect foundation
  • » Classes by Frontline faculties only

4. GS Main Fast Track Course
General Studies Main Fast Track Course is a senior level 12-week intensive programme for the General Studies Main Examination. It presumes prior knowledge of the basics as expected of someone having prepared for the preliminary examination. It helps you develop insight into the key issues and simultaneously prepares you for the factual as well as the analytical aspects. Besides being a test of knowledge, the Main examination is as much a game of skills. The sessions on essay writing and the series of short tests almost on a daily basis will make you thorough with skills of presentation, time management and exam handling. Apart from this, one set of full length simulated test will help unleash your full potential for the finals.

5. GS Current Affairs Crash Course for Main Exam
The Current Affairs Crash Course is one of the most sought after short term courses at ALS and is highly endorsed by the successful candidates. It has been designed to support you to deal with the enormity of recent developments in all spheres. It is a 20-session comprehensive programme including all the expected and important issues that you need to be aware of. It also prepares you to deal with the unexpected that may surprise you.

The course provides an extensive and efficient coverage on all the important international and bilateral issues. It also covers the current issues of national importance and topics of social relevance; besides the dynamic elements of economics and science and technology. It keeps you completely updated on the domestic and global environment and helps you develop the right perspective.

The Main Examination is not just a test of knowledge. It also tests your ability to remain cool, creative and spontaneous in the face of adverse situations. To keep you alive and kicking, no matter what, and help you transcend all self-imposed limitations, we have two specially crafted breakthrough sessions on essay writing and exam handling that can do wonders for you.

6. GS Main Test Series Programme
The GS Main Test Series Programme provides you with a complete experience of the Main exam much before it actually happens. It helps you overcome the examination anxiety and generates the necessary confidence to deal with the unexpected. This programme offers you an excellent opportunity to create a selfimposed, time-bound schedule for your General Studies, Essay and Compulsory Paper preparation. It also helps you test and improve your writing skills under simulated exam conditions.

The programme is meticulously planned with seven 3-hour module based tests with complete evaluation, feedback and discussion of model answers by esteemed faculties of ALS. A copy of structure of answers for every question will also be provided. Towards the end there will be 1 set of full length Simulated Test for Essay, Compulsory Paper and Paper I, II, III, IV of GS with UPSC compatible evaluation and feedback.

7. GS Prelim Course
General Studies Prelim is a 20-week-long comprehensive course for the IAS Preliminary Examination. This is a special GS Programme designed for those who are starting their preparation in March. This course has especially been designed keeping in mind the needs of learners who have not studied various aspects of General Studies as a part of the curriculum beyond the secondary school.

To cater to the Civil Services Aptitude Test-CSAT, the course is designed as per UPSC syllabus with greater emphasis on regular Tests and Home Assignments.

8. GS Prelim Test Series Programme
The Prelims Test Series Programme, is one of the most sought after short term courses offered by ALS. GS Paper-I in Civil Service Prelim Exam has undergone a tremendous change in recent past. Therefore ALS has decided to come up with revamped and restructured version of this programme to cater the newer needs of the exam. The programme is meticulously designed with special focus on framing multiple choice questions which will ensure preparedness for participants to deal with the unexpected. It encompasses of 25 tests at three levels. Level-I is based on foundation and basic learning, while Level-II is premised on advanced learning. Level-III is the final level which comprises simulated tests. A good and dependable study material is crucial to keep your preparation on the right track. Keeping this in mind ALS provides you a well compiled and formatted GS Kit to the interested participants on additional payment at a discounted rate. This kit would consist of 24 meticulously developed printed booklets with exhaustive coverage of different topics of General Studies for the Prelims as well as 4 papers of Mains exams.

SPECIAL FEATURE: During this programme, participants will get an opportunity to judge their present preparedness for Prelims through All India Simulated Test.

CSAT Tests intends to give the comprehensive test practice needed to crack the Paper II of Prelims, which has become decisive in qualifying PT now a days. 4 tests in advance level will enable the candidates who are not well accustomed to aptitude tests to get comfortable with the type of questions being asked in Prelims. The tests will also enable the candidates to face even the toughest of the questions that may be asked in final exam.

The programme will help you in the following different ways:

  • » In understanding where to lay emphasis
  • » Make you aware and comfortable with the changing pattern of the paper
  • » Let you easily meet all the challenges in tackling the questions
  • » Help you understand the approach one should take with respect to negative marking
  • » Improvement in time management
  • » How to make use of spatio-temporal mental maps
  • » Help you learn the art of elimination and zeroing down to correct answers
  • » Train you how to employ spontaneous judgment and use of common sense
  • » Make you understand various ways in which one can use extra-disciplinary knowledge to answer the questions of a particular discipline
  • » How to prepare and tackle the question on Current Affairs
  • » Let you comprehend the techniques for answering the questions on assertion reasoning and other specific category of questions
  • » How to avoid blunders in the examination hall

9. GS Current Affairs Crash Course for Prelim
The Current Affairs Crash Course is one of the most sought after short term courses at ALS and is highly endorsed by the successful candidates. It has been designed to support you to deal with the enormity of recent developments in all spheres. It is a 15-session comprehensive programme including all the expected and important issues that you need to be aware of. It also prepares you to deal with the unexpected that may surprise you.

The course provides an extensive and efficient coverage on all the important international and bilateral issues. It also covers the current issues of national importance and topics of social relevance; besides the dynamic elements of Economics, Environment and Science & Technology. It keeps you completely updated on the domestic and global environment and helps you develop the right perspective.

10. Essay Writing
With focus on skill development; reaching newer levels of comfort; exploring varied & probable topics; insightful demonstrations using sample essays; being at ease with the unexpected; and grasping both the science & the art of essay writing.

11. Writing Skill Development Programme