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VANIK IAS is the exclusive Civil Service wing of VANIK Education the premier institute for pre-examination training in Eastern India established in 2013. It has been created with the mission to empower largest number of students join the coveted Civil Service at the central & state level

At VANIK IAS the moto is “Transforming Learning to Achievement” by providing the best platform where our mentorship will make your mission to be a Civil Servant successful

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Kolkata-700107
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Features & Facilities

Courses Offered

FACILITIES

FEATURES

COURSES OFFERED

IAS COURSE
COURSE CLASSROOM HOURS DURATION
GENERAL STUDY (Preliminary) 250-300 4 months
CSAT (Preliminary) 100-130 2 months
GENERAL STUDY (Preliminary cum Main) 500-550 8 months
GENERAL STUDY (Preliminary cum Main) + CSAT 650 10 months
OPTIONAL-1
(Geography, History, Sociology, Pub. Add, Polity)
220-250 3 months
OPTIONAL-1 + OPTIONAL-2
(Geography, History, Sociology, Pub. Add, Polity)
220-250 3 months
IAS PACKAGE
[G5(P & M (Including IR & Ethics Integrity and Aptitude)]+ CSAT + Optional-1 + English + Essay + Odia/Bengali)
1000 12 months
OAS/WBCS PACKAGE
(GS(P & M + CSAT + Optional-1 + Optional-2 + English + Essay + Odia/Bengali)
1000 12 months
IAS +OAS/WBCS COMBO PACKAGE
[GS(P & M (Including IR & Ethics Integrity and Aptitude)] + CSAT + Optional-1 + Optional-2 + English + Essay + Odia/Bengali)
1000 12 months
ESSAY 100 2 months
ODIA/BENGALI LANGUAGE 80 2 months
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 80 2 months
INTERVIEW 30 15 days

COURSES

1. Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC (Prelim Main & VIVA)
2. Civil Services Examination conducted by OPSC (Prelim Main & VIVA)
3. Forest Services Examination conducted by OPSC (Prelim Main & VIVA)
4. Civil Services Foundation Course for Under Graduates

FACILITIES

1. Best Institute providing exam oriented classroom guidance for Civil Services Exam conducted by UPSC/OPSC/WBPSC.
2. Largest pool of experienced faculties from New Delhi and Local Best.
3. Exam oriented up to date study material prepared by the biggest poll of R & D team under the direct supervision of subject specialists and experts.
4. Separate material for UPSC/OPSC Preliminary in subject wise & topic wise elaboration and MCQs.
5. Specially designed material for UPSC/OPSC (Main) Exam in long question and answer form as per the latest trend in exam pattern.
6. Maximum class hours: Prelims – 400hrs, Mains-GS: 500hrs & OPT: 200hrs, Viva – 100hrs
7. Classes in PPT method for more clarity and understanding.
8. Time bound completion of syllabus, well in advance before the exam.
9. Limited student strength in every class for better interaction.
10. Booster/Revision class to take care of the weaker students.
11. Regular Current Affairs class to continuously update the students on development in tune with the latest exam trend.
12. Case study classes by experts in the respective field including, top civil servants, policy planners with practical experience in administration.
13. Guided reading session under faculty supervision.
14. Guided answer writing session under the expert supervision.
15. Class in both English & Hindi medium for better understanding.

INFRASTRUCTURE

1. Largest state of the art class room infrastructure in the state.
2. Centrally air conditioned class room.
3. Well-equipped central library with largest arrangement of Books, Materials, Journals, Magazine & Newspaper.
4. 24 x 7 AC reading room facilities with round the clock security throughout the year without fall.
5. Dedicated & trained team of councellors to take care of each & every aspect in course of preparation.
6. Regular seminar and presentation session on important burning issues to boost the creativity & confidence level of the students.
7. Regular interactive session with UPSC/OPSC/
8. Interaction session with senior & retired bureaucrats to know the practical experience of administration to motivate students for a carrier in Civil Services.
9. Regular supply of Current Affairs daily & weekly updates in hard copy & e-material format with model answers and MCQs.
10. Facility to use the social media forum to share idea on preparation.
11. Biggest R & D infrastructure under expert supervision to update the materials as per the changing trend.
12. Monthly current Affairs Magazine.
13. Monthly the Hindu Newspaper GIST in summary & question and answer form.
14. Largest number of Test in Daily, Weekly & Monthly schedule to improve the exam preparedness.
15. Highest number of VSTs for Prelim & Main with discussion sessions & model answers.
16. Session on time management by expert of All India repute.
17. Special Essay writing session.
18. Weekly 7 days class programme with daily minimum 4 to 6 hrs of class.
19. English improvement class.
20. Online test facility with largest online test platform in the state.
21. Individual student progress monitoring under “Mentoring Programme”.
22. Communication Skill & Personality Development session by expert.
23. “Topper’s Talk” forum in monthly magazine.
24. “We care & you share” programme to publish best articles & answer of student in our monthly magazine.
25. Separate AC/Non-AC hostel for boys & girls under CCTV surveillance.
26. In campus food court/cafeteria.
27. Active feedback & response mechanism under the CMD to take care of students requirement in 24 x 7 basis.
28. Entire premises under CCTV Surveillance for ensuring safety & security.
29. Central location, very close to bus stand, railway station and airport.
30. Parent’s appraisal mechanism to interact with parents & guardians on the student’s progress.

SPECIAL CARE

1. Weekend class of 10-12 hrs for outstation & in service students.
2. Correspondence course facility with weekend contact classes for outstation students.
3. Special optional class by experience faculties from New Delhi & Local Best.
4. “Early Bird Facility/ScholarshipProgramme/Adoption Scheme” for economically weaker but meritorious candidates through “VANIK for People” Trust.
5. Civil Service Foundation course for under graduates.

RESULT

Unparallel result in just 3 years with toppers & Rankers in OCS Exam in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
OCS 2017 – 3rd Ranker along with 25 other rank holders.
OCS 2016 – 2nd Topper along with 15 other rank holders.
OCS 2015 – Topper along with 32 rankers.
OFos 2015 – Topper with 10 other rank holders

CIVIL SERVICES FOUNDATION COURSE (PRELIM-CUM-MAIN)

This batch is exclusively designed for comprehensive coverage of both preliminary and main syllabus. The subjects will be taught by experienced faculties having vast experience in the domain of civil services. The faculty members are very dedicated and regular doubt clearing sessions will be planned to improve the weaker areas. The subject content will be taught from basics in order to improve the foundation of the subjects. Intensive writing skill sessions will be conducted to develop presentation techniques. Systematic approach will be followed to cover both international and national issues efficiently. At VANIK IAS individual attention will be paid and regular counselling and motivational sessions will be conducted by experts. The curriculum is well planned and innovative teaching pedagogy will be followed to obtain target oriented results. Updated and revised study material will be provided along with the short notes dictated by every subject expert. Audio visuals, power point presentation and other interactive modes of learning platforms will be used to make teaching more interesting and for better understanding.

CSE: Exam Calendar

Notification Date

February

Last Date to Apply

March

Preliminary Examination

June

Results : Preliminary Examination

August

Main Examination

October

Results : Main Examination

December / January (Next Year)

Personality Test

February / March (Next Year)

Final Results

April / May (Next Year)


CSE: List of Group A & Group B Service in UPSC
Civil Services examination is conducted for the recruitment of below mentioned services. All appointments to Civil Services are made by the President of India. Civil Services examination is a single window entry for various Group A and Group B services. These services/posts will be allotted as per the ranking.
Group A Services
1. Indian Administrative Service
2. Indian Foreign Service
3. Indian Police Service
4. Indian P &T Accounts & Finance Service
5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service
6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)
7. Indian Defence Accounts Service
8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.)
9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (AWM, Administration)
10. Indian Postal Service
11. Indian Civil Accounts Service
12. Indian Railway Traffic Service
13. Indian Railway Accounts Service
14. Indian Railway Personnel Service
15. Indian Railway Protection Force (Assistant Security Commissioner)
16. Indian Defence Estates Service
17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)
18. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III)
19. Indian Corporate Law Service
Group B Services
1. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (Section Officer’s Grade)
2. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service
3. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service
4. Pondicherry Civil Service
5. Pondicherry Police Service

PLAN OF EXAMINATION
1. The competitive examination comprises two successive stages
(i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Main Examination; and
(ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.
2. The Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carries a maximum of 400 marks. This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this examination. Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination of that year provided
they are otherwise eligible for admission, to the Main Examination.

Note I: The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Civil Services (Main) Examination based
on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General Studies Paper-II of Civil Services
(Preliminary) Examination and total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper-I of Civil Services
(Preliminary) Examination as may be determined by the Commission.
Note II: There will be negative marking for incorrect answers (as detailed below) for all questions except some of the questions where the negative marking will be inbuilt in the form of different marks being awarded to the most appropriate and not so appropriate answer for such questions.
(i) There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
(ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
3. The Main Examination will consist of written examination and an interview test. The written examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in the subjects out of which two papers will be of qualifying in nature. Marks obtained for all the compulsory papers (Paper-I to Paper-VII) and Marks obtained in Interview for Personality Test will be counted for ranking.
3.1 Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, shall be summoned by them for an interview for a Personality Test. The number of candidates to be summouned for interview will be about twice of the number of vacancies to be filled. The interview will carry 275 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks).
3.2 Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (written part as well as interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various Services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and posts.
4. For the Language medium/literature of languages, the scripts to be used by the candidates will be as under:—

Language

Script

Language

Script

Assamese

Assamese

Odia

Odia

Bengali

Bengali

Punjabi

Gurumukhi

Gujarati

Gujarati

Sanskrit

Devanagari

Hindi

Devanagari

Sindhi

Devanagari or Arabic

Kannada

Kannada

Tamil

Tamil

Kashmiri

Persian

Telugu

Telugu

Konkani

Devanagari

Urdu

Persian

Malayalam

Malayalam

Bodo

Devanagari

Manipuri

Bengali

Dogri

Devanagari

Marathi

Devanagari

Maithilli

Devanagari

Nepali

Devanagari

Santhali

Devanagari or Olchiki

5.List of optional subjects for Main Examination:
(i) Agriculture
(ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
(iii) Anthropology
(iv) Botany
(v) Chemistry
(vi) Civil Engineering
(vii) Commerce and Accountancy
(viii) Economics
(ix) Electrical Engineering
(x) Geography
(xi) Geology
(xii) History
(xiii) Law
(xiv) Management
(xv) Mathematics
(xvi) Mechanical Engineering
(xvii) Medical Science
(xviii)Philosophy
(xix) Physics
(xx) Political Science and International Relations
(xxi) Psychology
(xxii) Public Administration
(xxiii) Sociology
(xxiv) Statistics
(xxv) Zoology
(xxvi) Literature of any one of the following languages:Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.
Note:
(i) The question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.
(ii) Each paper will be of three hours duration.
(iii) Candidates will have the option to answer all the question papers, except the Qualifying Language Papers, Paper-A and Paper-B, in any of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India or in English.
6. Interview Test:The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his career. He/She will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also social traits and his interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity. The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.The interview test is not intended to be a test either of the specialised or general knowledge of the candidates which has been already tested through their written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their
special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own State or Country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well-educatedyouth.

PART A - PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
Paper I - (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
Current events of national and international importance. History of India and Indian National Movement. Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World. Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change-that do not require subject specialization.
General Science.
Paper II-(200 marks) Duration: Two hours
Comprehension;
Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
Logical reasoning and analytical ability;
Decision making and problem solving;
General mental ability;
Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation
(charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level);
Note1:
Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
Note 2:
The questions will be of multiple choices, objective type.
PART B - MAIN EXAMINATION
The main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory. The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers (Paper II to Paper V) will be such that a welleducated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services. The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio-economic goals, objectives and demands. The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers. The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly of the honours degree level i.e. a level higher than the bachelors’ degree and lower than the masters’ degree. In the case of
Engineering, Medical Science and law, the level corresponds to the bachelors’ degree.
Syllabi of the papers included in the scheme of Civil Services (Main) Examination are given as follows:—

The written examination will consist of the following papers:

QUALIFYING PAPERS

 

Paper – A

Indian Language(One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution).

300 Marks

Paper – B

English

300 Marks

 

PAPERS TO BE COUNTED FOR MERIT

 

Paper – I

Essay

250 Marks

Paper – II

General Studies – I(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

250 Marks

Paper – III

General Studies – II(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

250 Marks

Paper – IV

General Studies – III(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

250 Marks

Paper – V

General Studies – IV(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

250 Marks

Paper – VI

Optional Subject -Paper I

250 Marks

Paper – VII

Optional Subject -Paper II

250 Marks

Sub Total (Written Test)

1750 Marks

Personality Test

275 Marks

Grand Total

2025
Marks


DETAILS SYLLABUS OF THE MAIN EXAMINATION


QUALIFYING PAPERS ON INDIAN LANGUAGES AND ENGLLSH

The aim of the paper is to test the candidate’s ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express his ideas clearly and correctly, in English and Indian language concerned.
The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows:
(i) Comprehension of given passages.
(ii) Precis Writing.
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.
(iv) Short Essays.
Indian Languages:
(i) Comprehension of given passages.
(ii) Precis Writing.
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.
(iv) Short Essays.
(v) Translation from English to the Indian Language and vice-versa.

Note 1:
The papers on Indian Languages and English will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature only. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.
Note 2:
The candidates will have to answer the English and Indian Languages papers in English and the respective Indian language (except where translation is involved).

PAPER-I
Essay: Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.
PAPER-II
General Studies-I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society. Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modem times. Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.

Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism
etc. – their forms and effect on the society. Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Effects of globalization on Indian society. Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. Salient features of world’s physical geography. Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India). Important Geophysical phenomena such as Earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, Cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

PAPER-III
General Studies-II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations. Indian Constitution–historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic
structure.
Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries. Parliament and State legislatures–structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary–Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Development processes and the development industry–the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Issues relating to poverty and hunger. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. Role of civil services in a democracy. India and its neighborhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Important International institutions, agencies and fora-their structure, mandate.

PAPER-IV
General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. Government Budgeting. Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, - different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers. Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution Systemobjectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
Food processing and related industries in India- scope’ and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. Land reforms in India. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Investment models. Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
Disaster and disaster management. Linkages between development and spread of extremism. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention. Security challenges and their management in border areas - linkages of organized crime with terrorism. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.

PAPER-V
General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics - in private and public relationships. Human Values - lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family society and educational institutions in inculcating values. Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion. Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections. Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption. Case Studies on above issues.

REFERENCE BOOKS FOR GENERAL STUDIES PAPERS

VANIK-IAS materials for all these sections can be supplemented by the following reference materials &books:

 

PAPER -I

 

 

Subject

Book

Author

Publication

Indian Heritage and Culture

NCERT11th-Introduction to Indian Culture

-

-

Facets of Indian Culture

-

Spectrum Publication

Indian Art & Culture

NitinSinghania

McGraw-Hill Education

History

India’s Ancient Past

R.S. Sharma

Oxford Publication

Medieval India

Satish Chandra

Orient BlackSwan

History of Modern India

Bipin Chandra

Orient BlackSwan

A Brief History of Modern India

-

Spectrum Publication

12th NCERT -Politics in India after Independence

-

SAGE India

India Since Independence (For Post Modern India)

Bipin Chandra

Penguin, India

9th& 10th NCERT -India and the contemporary world

-

NCERT

Mastering Modern World History

Norman Lowe

Palgrave Macmillan

Geography

NCERT 9th, 10th, 11th , 12th

-

-

Certificate Physical and Human Geography

Goh Cheng Leong

Oxford

World Geography

Majid Husain

Rawat Publications

OLD NCERT Books [Class 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

-

-

School Atlas

-

Orient Blackswan

Society

NCERT12th-Indian Society

-

-

NCERT12th-Social Change and Development In India

-

-

Social Problems In India

Ram Ahuja

Rawat Publications

 

PAPER -II

 

 

Polity and Constitution

11th NCERT -Indian Constitution at Work

-

-

12th NCERT -Politics in India after Independence

-

-

Indian Polity

M. Laxmikant

McGraw Hill Education

Governance and Social Justice

Governance in India

Laxmikant

McGraw Hill Education

2nd ARC REPORT

-

-

Economic Survey

-

-

India Year Book

-

-

International Relations

NCERT Class 12: Political Science: Contemporary World Politics

-

-

India’s Foreign Policy

V.P. Dutt

-

Ministry of External Affairs website: www.mea.gov.in

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-

IDSA Website: www.idsa.co.in

-

-

 

PAPER – III

 

 

Economic Development

11th , 12th NCERT

-

-

Indian Economy

Ramesh Singh

McGraw Hill Education

Economic Survey of India

-

-

Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17) Report by Planning Commission

-

Govt. of India

The Penguin Dictionary of Economics

G.Bannock,R.Baxter

Penguin UK

Security Issue and Disaster Management

NCERT Class 12th Political Science: Contemporary World Politics (ChapterSecurity in the Contemporary World)

-

-

2nd ARC Report (Public Order,Capacity Building for Conflict Resolution, Combating Terrorism) Ministry of Home Affairs

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-

Biodiversity, Environment

Our Environment -NCERT Class 7th

-

NCERT

Ecology -Unit X -Class 12th Biology

-

NCERT

Ecology & Environment (India Year Book)

-

-

Science and Technology

Science & Technology

-

TMH Publication

Science Reporter

-

-

 

PAPER – IV

 

 

Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude

Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude

SubbaRao, P.N. Roy Chowdhury

Access Publishing India

ODISHA CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION

PLAN OF EXAMINATION
The Competitive Examinationshall comprise as follows, namely (Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, Personality Test or Interview) for the following services.
Services in Odisha Civil Services Examination
Group A Services
1. Odisha Administrative Service (OAS)
2. Odisha Police Service (OPS)
3. Odisha Finance Service (OFS)
Group B Services
1. Odisha Revenue Services (ORS)
2. Odisha Taxation and Accounts Services (OTAS) Odisha Cooperative Services (OCS) The Preliminary Examination shall consist of two papers of objective type (Multiple choice questions) and each paper shall be of two hours duration. The paper-II will be of qualify nature, that means a candidate has to secure a minimum of 33% of the marks.

Paper -I

General Studies

200 Marks

Paper -II

CSAT

200 Marks

The Main Examination shall consist of the following papers and each paper shall be of three hours duration.

Paper -I

Odia Language (Qualifying)

300 Marks

Paper -II

English (Qualifying)

300 Marks

 

Papers to be counted for Merit

 

Paper – III

English Essay

200 Marks

Paper – IV

General Studies Paper I

300 Marks

Paper – V

General Studies Paper II

300 Marks

Paper – VI

Optional Subject 1 -Paper I

300 Marks

Paper – VII

Optional Subject 1 -Paper II

300 Marks

Paper – VIII

Optional Subject 2 -Paper I

300 Marks

Paper – IX

Optional Subject 2 -Paper II

300 Marks

 

Sub Total (Written Test)

200 Marks

 

Personality Test

250 Marks

 

Grand Total

2250 Marks

List of Optional Subjects for Main Examination:
Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Agricultural Engineering, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce & Accountancy, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Education, Fisheries Science, Forestry, Geography, Geology, Home Science, History, Indian Language & Literature (any one): a) Odiab) Hindic) Sanskritd) Englishe) Persianf) Urdu, Law, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science & International Relations, Public Administration, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology.

Note:
The candidates must opt for two optional subjects for Main Examination in the respective Box of the online application. Request for change of Optional Subjects will not be entertained. Candidates shall not be allowed to opt for the following combinations of optional subjects: a)Odia, Hindi, Persian, Sanskrit, Urdu, English; b)Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Agricultural Engineering; c)Mathematics and Statistics; d)Anthropology and Sociology; e)Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration; f)Commerce and Accountancy and Management; g)Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science; h)Management and Public Administration; i)Education and Psychology;
j)Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering. Each of the Papers i.e. Paper-I (Odia language) and Paper-II (English) will be of Matriculation standard and shall be qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in these two papers shall not be counted for ranking. The papers on Essay, General Studies and Optional Subjects of only those candidates shall be evaluated who attain such minimum standard as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion for the qualifying papers in Odia Language and English. The question papers for the Main Examination shall be of conventional (essay) type.

Personality Test/Interview
The candidate shall be interviewed by a Board to be constituted by the O.P.S.C for the purpose. The said Board will have before them a record of his career. He will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the interview will be to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service. The object of test shall be to judge the mental calibre of a candidate, his intellectual qualities as well as social traits and his interest in current affairs. Further some of the qualities (to be judged will be) like mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgment, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity, are to be judged by the said Board.

DETAILED SYLLABUS

For Preliminary Examination
PAPER - I

(i) Current events of National and International importance;
(ii) History of India and Indian National Movement;
(iii) Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World;
(iv) Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
(v) Economic and Social Development-sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
(vi) General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change that do not require subject specialization, and
(vii) General Science.

PAPER - II
(i) Comprehension;
(ii) Interpersonal Skills including communication skills;
(iii) Logical Reasoning and Analytic ability;
(iv) Decision Making and Problem Solving;
(v) General Mental Ability;
(vi) Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude) (Class-X level).
(vii) Data Interpretation (Charts, Graphs, Tables, Data Sufficiency etc. — Class-X level); and
(viii)English Language Comprehension Skills (Class—X level).


SYLLABUS FOR ODISHA CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION
A. ODIA LANGUAGE

The aim of the paper is to test the candidate’s ability to understand serious discursive prose and express his ideas clearly and correctly in Odia language. The pattern of questions would broadly be as follows:

Comprehension of a given passage

30 Marks

Precis writing with a passage of around 1000 words

40 Marks

Translation from English to Odia

30 Marks

Grammar, usage and vocabulary

80 Marks

Short Essay of around 1000 words

100 Marks

Expansion of an idea

20 Marks

Total

300 Marks


B. ENGLISH
The aim of the paper is to test the candidate’s ability to understand serious discursive prose and express his ideas clearly and correctly in English language. The pattern of questions would broadly be as follows:

Comprehension of a given passage

30 Marks

Precis writing with a passage of around 1000 words

40 Marks

Translation from Odia to English

30 Marks

Grammar, usage and vocabulary

80 Marks

Short Essay of around 1000 words

100 Marks

Expansion of an idea

20 Marks

Total

300 Marks

C. ENGLISH ESSAY
Candidates will be required to write an Essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

D. GENERAL STUDIES
The nature and standard of questions in this paper will be such that a well educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services.

Paper-I
(a)History of Modern India and Indian Culture The History of Modern India will cover the following: History of India since 1857
(i) Important personalities who shaped the Freedom Movements in Odisha and India Social Reform Movements Indian culture will cover the following: Indian culture from ancient times to modern times
(ii) Temple architecture of Odisha
(iii) Socio-cultural developments in Odisha
(b) Geography of India will cover the following Physical, economic and social geography of India.
(i) Odisha’s Physiography and Drainage system
(ii) Odisha’s Natural Resources – Water, forest and minerals.
(c) Indian Polity will include the following Constitution of India Political system of India
(i) Government and politics in Odisha
(ii) Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in Odisha
(d) Current National issues and topics of social relevance This part is intended to test the candidate’s awareness of current national issues and topics of social relevance in the present day India such as
1. Demography & Human Resource Development
2. Behavioural & Social issues and Social Welfare problems : Child labour, gender inequality, adult literacy, rehabilitation of the handicapped and other deprived segments of society, drug abuse, public health, education and unemployment.
(e) Legal and environmental issues
1. Human Rights
2. Corruption in public life
3. Communal harmony
4. Protection of minorities
5. Internal security and related issues
6. Environment and ecological issues; ecological preservation, conservation of natural resources and national heritage
7. Role of national institutions, their relevance and need for change

Paper-II
(a) India and the World
This part is intended to test candidate’s awareness of India’s relationship with the world in various spheres, such as the following
1. Foreign Affairs
2. External security and related matters
3. Nuclear policy
4. Indians abroad
(b) Indian Economy
1. This part will include the following;
Planning, economic development, economic reforms and development of the Corporate Sector in India Economic and Trade issues Foreign trade Role and functions of IMF, World Bank and WTO
Reserve Bank of India – its role and functions Odishan Economy: Development during the post Reform Period.
Regional disparity
(c) International Affairs & Institutions
This part will include the following
Important events in world affairs
International institutions like UN, ILO, EU, SAARC, WHO, ICJ
(d) Developments in the field of science & technology, communications and space
In this part questions will test the candidate’s awareness of the developments in the field of science and technology, communications and space and also on basic ideas of computer.
(e) Statistical Analysis, Graphs & Diagrams
This part will include exercises to test the candidates ability to draw common sense conclusions from information presented in graphical, statistical or diagrammatical form and to point out deficiencies, limitations or inconsistencies therein. The candidates should also be aware of techniques of counting and elementary probability.

SYLLABUS SPLIT (ASPER PRELIMS/MAINS)

 

Name of the Subject

Imp Theme

Hour

IAS

 

OAS

Prelims

Mains

Prelims

Mains

GS PAPER-I

Indian Heritage and Culture

Aspects of Art Forms, Literature & Architecture

10

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ancient Indian History

Stone Age, Indus Valley Civilisation, Vedic Age and Kingdom in Ancient Times

30

Yes

No

Yes

No

Medieval Indian History

Kingdom of North and South, Delhi Sultanate

20

Yes

No

Yes

No

Modern Indian History

Pre Independence-Freedom Struggle & Its various stages, Major Events, Personalities

40

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Post Independence India–Post Independence Consolidation & Reorganization

20

No

Yes

No

No

World History

Industrial Revolution, World Wars, Colonization, Decolonization, Communism, Capitalism, Socialism

30

No

Yes

No

No

Odisha History

Freedom Movements in Odisha, Socio Cultural Development, Temple Architecture, Important Personalities during Freedom Struggle

20

No

No

Yes

Yes

Indian Society & Social Issues

Role of Women & Issues, Women Empowerment Poverty and Developmental Issues, Urbanisation, Globalisation, Communalism, Regionalism, secularism

30

No

Yes

No

Yes

World Geography

Earth & Solar System, Physical Geography-Geomorphology, Climatology, Oceanography, Biogeography, Continents & Oceans

60

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

 

Geography of India

Physical, Economic and Social Geography of India

40

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Odisha Geography

Physiography, Drainage, Natural Resources, Soil, Irrigation, Natural Vegetation, Demography

30

No

No

Yes

Yes

GS PAPER-II

Indian Polity

Evolution, Salient Features, Significant provisions, Basic Structure, Union & StateGovernment, Other Constitutional, Statutory, QuasiJudicial Bodies

70

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Features of Representation of People’s Act

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Comparison of Indian Constitution with other countries

20

No

Yes

No

No

Odisha Polity (OPSC GS Paper-I)

Govt. and Politics in Odisha, PRI in Odisha, Issues Areas in Odisha Polity

20

No

No

Yes

Yes

Governance

Govt. Policy Design, Implementation, Role of NGOs, SHGs

20

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Development and Management of Social Sector – Health, Education, HR, Issues related to Poverty and Hunger

20

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Transparency & Accountability in Governance, e-Governance, Role of Civil Services in Democracy

10

No

Yes

No

No

Social Justice

Welfare measures for vulnerable sections, Bodies Constituted for their protection and Schemes for them

10

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

International Relations

India and its neighbourhood Relations, Different Agreements, Important International Institutions– Their structure & mandate

50

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

GS PAPER -III

Indian Economy

Types of Economy, Economic Growth and Development, Planning, Employment, Land Reforms,Inflation,Agriculture, Industry, Infrastructure

20

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation, Foreign Investment (Types and Trend),International Organizations–Structure & Function

20

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Banking in India, Insurance Sector in India, Different Regulatory Organisations,

10

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Odisha Economy (OPSC GS Paper-II)

Economic Developments in Odisha

20

No

No

Yes

Yes

Science and Technology

Latest achievements in Science and Technology, Information Technology, Nano Technology, Bio Technology, Space, Defence, Nuclear Research, Electronics & Health etc.

30

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Environment and Biodiversity

Different Types of Pollution–Causes & Prevention, Environmental Degradation, Conservation Measures,Environmental Impact Assessment

30

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Disaster Management

Different types of Disaster, Role of Govt., public & civil society organisation before, during and after disaster, NDMA & SDMA – Structure and Function

20

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Security Issues

Naxalism, Terrorism & other forms of Extremism, Internal Security &Other Issues, Cyber Crime and Security, Organised Crime, Various Security Forces– Organisational Structure and Mandate

20

No

Yes

No

Yes

GS PAPER IV

Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude

Ethics, Attitude, Aptitude, Emotional Intelligence, Civil Service Values & Ethics in Public Administration, Probity in Governance Contribution of Thinkers & Philosophers Case Studies

60

No

Yes

No

No

QUALIFYINGPAPER

English

Essay, Comprehension, Expansion, Translation, Grammar, etc.

50

No

Yes

No

Yes

Odia

Essay, Comprehension, Expansion, Translation, Grammar, etc.

50

No

Yes

No

Yes

 

PRELIM-PAPERII

CSAT PAPER-I

Aptitude

40

Yes

No

Yes

No

Reasoning

20

Yes

No

Yes

No

Reading Comprehension

20

Yes

No

Yes

No

Decision Making National Social Issue

10 30

Yes No

No No

Yes No

No Yes

OCS
SPECIFIC

Legal Environmental Issue

30

No

No

No

Yes

PAPER-II

Statistics

30

No

No

No

Yes

UPSC PRELIMINARY-PAPER-I TREND ANALYSIS 2014-2019

SUBJECT

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

History

20

17

15

14

22

19

Geography

14

16

07

09

10

12

Indian Polity

14

13

07

22

13

14

Economic &Social Issues

10

13

18

16

18

17

Science & Technology

16

08

08

09

10

06

Current Events

08

22

27

15

14

21

Environment & Ecology

18

11

18

15

13

11

Total

100

100

100

100

100

100

UPSC PRELIMINARY-PAPER-II TREND ANALYSIS 2014-2019

SUBJECT

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Math & Basic Numeracy

30

31

28

29

18

32

Logical & Analytical Reasoning

20

21

22

21

36

18

Reading Comprehension

30

28

30

30

26

30

Total

80

80

80

80

80

80

UPSC MAIN EXAM TREND ANALYSIS 2013 - 2018

GS PAPER – I

Topic

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Indian Heritage & Culture

02

04

02

02

01

03

Modern Indian History & Post Independence India

08

04

03

04

03

02

World History

04

02

02

01

04

-

Indian Society

04

05

06

05

03

08

World Geography

07

05

07

08

09

07

 

GS PAPER – II

 

 

 

 

Indian Polity & Constitution

06

06

06

08

10

11

Governance & Social Justice

11

09

10

08

06

04

International Relation

08

05

04

04

04

05

 

GS PAPER – III

 

 

 

 

Economic Development

12

09

10

11

10

09

Science & Technology

05

03

04

02

03

02

Biodiversity & Environment

02

02

01

01

03

03

Security

05

05

04

04

03

05

Disaster Management

01

01

01

02

01

01

UPSC CSE EXAM CUT OFF (2013-2018)

 

 

2018

 

 

Exam

General

OBC

SC

ST

CS(Prelim)

98

96.66

84

83.34

CS(Main)

774

732

719

719

CS(Final)

982

938

912

912

 

 

2017

 

 

Exam

General

OBC

SC

ST

CS(Prelim)

105.34

102.66

88.66

88.66

CS(Main)

809

770

756

749

CS(Final)

1006

968

944

939

 

 

2016

 

 

Exam

General

OBC

SC

ST

CS(Prelim)

116.00

110.66

99.34

96.00

CS(Main)

787

745

739

730

CS(Final)

988

951

937

920

 

 

2015

 

 

Exam

General

OBC

SC

ST

CS(Prelim)

107.34

106.00

94.00

91.34

CS(Main)

676

630

622

617

CS(Final)

877

834

810

801

 

 

2014

 

 

Exam

General

OBC

SC

ST

CS(Prelim)

205

204

182

174

CS(Main)

678

631

631

619

CS(Final)

889

844

830

811

 

 

2013

 

 

Exam

General

OBC

SC

ST

CS(Prelim)

241

222

207

201

CS(Main)

564

534

518

510

CS(Final)

775

742

719

707

OPSC PRELIMINARY EXAM ANALYSIS

PAPER-I

 

TOPIC

No. of questions

2015

2016

201 7

2018

Current events of National and International Importance.

15

15

14

18

History of India and Indian National Movement.

14

16

14

14

Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.

14

11

14

14

Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

15

13

15

12

Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.

13

10

14

14

General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change

10

15

15

13

General Science

19

20

14

15

Total

100

100

100

100

PAPER-II

 

English Comprehension

20

20

20

20

Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability

10

18

22

25

Decision Making & Problem Solving

21

04

00

00

General Mental Ability

14

19

14

12

Basic Numeracy

15

19

13

15

Communication and Communicative Skills

00

00

11

08

Total

80

80

80

80

OPSC MAIN EXAM ANALYSIS

 

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-I

 

Subject

Topic

No. Of Questions

2015

2016

201 7

2018

History of Modern India & Indian Culture

History of Modern India

7

8

8

6

Indian Culture from ancient to Modern times

16

1

3

3

Social Reform Movements of India &Odisha

1

6

3

2

Eminent Personalities of Odisha

2

1

2

2

 

Temple Architeture of Odisha

1

2

1

1

Geography of India &Odisha

Geography of India

4

4

3

4

Geography of Odisha

5

6

5

5

Indian Polity

Constitution of India & Political System of India

12

8

14

8

Odisha Polity, PRIs in Odisha

4

4

2

8

Current National Issues & Social Issues

Current Events

2

1

2

4

Social Issues

2

4

6

6

Legal & Environmental Issues

Legal Issues

3

3

4

1

Environmental Issues

1

2

2

1

Role of different National Institutions

2

0

4

1

 

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-II

 

 

 

 

International Affairs and Institutions

International Issues

10

3

6

6

International Institution (UN, ILO, EU, SAARC, WHO, ICJ)

2

3

6

7

India & The World

Foreign Affairs & External Security

8

7

9

4

Indian Diaspora

2

2

0

2

Economy of India and Odisha

Indian Economy

9

8

8

12

Role of IMF, WB, WTO, RBI etc

5

6

6

-

Odisha Economy

3

3

3

3

Science and Technology

General Science

1

3

3

2

Technological Developments

4

1

2

3

Communication & Space

5

6

5

5

Computer Technology

5

5

5

5

Statistical Analysis, Graph, Diagram

Statistics

4

2

4

1

Graphs

0

2

0

2

Probability

1

2

2

1

OPSC-OCS CUT-OFF 2015-2017

 

PRELIMINARY – 2017 (PAPER-II QUALIFYING)

 

CATEGORY

 

MALE

 

FEMALE

UR

 

107.565

 

93.93

SEBC

 

104.03

 

83.83

SC

 

81.81

 

69.185

ST

 

69.69

 

61.105

 

MAINS -2017

 

UR

 

1302

 

1302

SEBC

 

1273

 

1273

SC

 

1146

1146

ST

 

1016

1018

 

PRELIMINARY – 2016 (400 MARKS)

 

UR

 

225.325

200.05

SEBC

 

216.09

188.85

SC

 

184.205

170.235

ST

 

156.775

141.55

 

MAINS – 2016

 

UR

 

1288

1302

SEBC

 

1244

1238

SC

 

1164

1169

ST

 

945

952

 

PRELIMINARY – 2015 (400 MARKS)

 

UR

 

165.5

145.5

SEBC

 

152

125.5

SC

 

120.50

102.37

ST

 

94.87

283

 

MAINS -2015

 

UR

 

1145

1135

SEBC

 

1138

1085

SC

 

975

963

ST

 

748

776

Optional Subjects Offered
Public Administration
Geography
Sociology
Political Science & International Relations
Odia Literature
Home Science
Other optional as per demand of students

SUCCESS MANTRAS

“Transform your learning into great success”
Be consistent. Vast syllabus needs to be covered in short span.
Focus and believe in yourself.
Practice more number of mock tests, utilize each test for self-evaluation, learning and improving.
Good hand writing and presentation techniques are very essential to score well in main exam.
Make a habit of preparing consolidated and precise subject wise notes.
Revise, revise and re-revise.Quote relevant examples/data in 5-7 words wherever possible in main exam.
Focus on answer’s content & presentation, instead of reading more and more books.
Identify your interest,analyze the syllabus content, your educational background, recent performance of the
candidates in that particular optional subject before choosing the optional subjects.
Apart from books, try to get knowledge from internet sources like wikipedia, youtube, e-newspaper and other
educational portals.
You MUST attempt the entire paper in Main —there is no alternative to this.
Persevere, stay mentally strong, have patience and be self-motivated. Don’t panic.
Understand, analyze and strictly stick to syllabus and develop broad understanding over topics. Market is
flooded with material — keep things simple.
Use a combination of flowcharts/diagrams/bullet points/paragraph writing while answering — depending upon
need of question.
Don’t quit and don’t doubt - It’s what you think that counts.
Don’t take the exam for the sake of trying. Don’t waste a crucial attempt. Wasting of attempts creates a
mental block.
Never hesitate to seek for help.
Don’t procrastinate!! Every time you postpone something that can be done today, you are harming your
chances of success, because some other competitor outside, is not postponing things!
Don’t waste the time after prelims in waiting for the result.
Attitude is more important than aptitude. So, stay positive and stress free.
Enjoy the process; it will make you humble and strong.

“You should know, what you know You should know, what you DON’T know”

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The enrolled students must follow the following terms & conditions of VANIK without any exceptions, falling which strict disciplinary & legal action will be taken including expulsion from the institute
1. Fee Payment:
• Students need to pay the amount as mentioned in brochure/website at the time of admissiononly.
• Those students who have opted for the Instalment Payment Scheme are subjected to pay the instalment charges as decided by the management from time to time, Instalment charges will be immediately applicable once student have taken admission and opted for” Instalment Payment Scheme.
Note:
Fees payment through cheque is not acceptable.

2. Refund of fee or Replacement:
(Applicable only for Classroom Study Course)In case if a student is not able to continue the classes due to some unavoidable reasons, VANIK will provide two
alternatives to such candidates:
• Student can avail the fees refund facility within first 5 days of the commencement of either batch or course. Fees will be refunded after deducting initial processing and admission charges of Rs. 5000/-.
• The student can replace the seat with another student within the 1st three months of the commencement of either batch or course. The student who replaces the seat should not be present student of VANIK and will not be offered any back-up classes or books. The amount of Rs.5000/- will be charged as replacement processing fee.
• Refund requests made verbally, over telephones, e-mails or by fax will not be valid or accepted.
• Submit the refund and or replacement application in person to the coordinator in the admission office. Only the student or parents can submit “Fee Refund” application. Please note that, we will not accept the Fee Refund applications from any other person/relative/friend.
• The policy of fee refund or seat replacement is strictly according to the above mentioned terms and is not negotiable under any circumstances. Any refund of fees or seat replacement received without proper documents like ID—card (if issued), fee receipt & written application after the expiry of applicable period will not be processed or entertained.
• Admission processing fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.

3. lD Card:
• Each student will be issued an ID card after the payment of full fees. The entry of the student into classes/VANIK premises will be allowed only with ID card. For attending the classes, students are requested to collect their ID cards from admission department before commencement of the batch.
• Students not carrying VANIK’S ID card, shall not be permitted to attend the classes under any circumstances.
• If the ID card or fee receipt of the student is lost or misplaced then no duplicate ID card or fee receipt will be issued to the student.
• Students should not overwrite on ID card, or provide ID card to anybody; also student are requested not to produce photocopy/duplicate of ID card in any form.
• Identity card must be retained by the students with full caution and safety. It is a very important document and a proof of your association with VANIK. The re-issuing of the identity card will depend on the discretion of the management, considering the circumstances in which the ID card was lost. Management’s decision regarding the re-issue will be final and abiding. If the management decides to re-issue the Duplicate ID Card, the student will have to submit a copy of FIR with an amount of Rs.300/- and one recent passport size photograph.

4. Change of Batch/Centre:
• The batch or centre, once allotted at the time of admission, will not be changed. Hence, students are advised to discuss batch timings, batch commencement dates, venue and other details with our counsellors and accordingly join suitable batches as per the convenience.
• Batches will not be changed.
• Students enrolled under classroom courses will not be transferred or shifted to Postal Study Course or any other program.

5. Books & Reading References:
• Books will be distributed to all the students except ex-VANIK student availing concession. Students must collect their books as and when the announcements are made. After the due dates, VANIK will not be responsible for any issue related to books.
• Books will be issued at the respective centre of candidate only after showing the ID card & entry of study material into ID card is compulsory.
• Books provided by us has VANIK’S copyright and is intended for the use of VANIK students only and must not be sold or transferred to other candidates, under any circumstances.

6. Absenteeism:

• Students must attend the classes and Test Series regularly in their assigned batches and as per the scheduled time table only. Students will be solely responsible for their absenteeism from classes/Test series. In case of absenteeism, permission to attend missed classes, in other batches, is subjected to the discretion of management and availability of seats, and it is not mandatory for institute to provide backup of missed classes.
• In case of unavoidable circumstances, if any student is not able to attain classes. He has to give priorintimation for absent in the class through an application & he has to submit his/her ID card to office.

7. General Instructions:
• Students are advised to adhere to strict discipline & sincerity within the premises of VANIK. If anyone is found contravening any rules like - misbehaving with VANIK staff or classmates, fighting, damaging VANIK property or any other illegal activity, VANIK reserves the right to debarred the student from attending the classes and strict legal actions will be taken against him/her.
• Batch venue and timings are subject to periodic changes as per the availability of faculties and classrooms.
• Students are solely responsible for the safety of their vehicles & other belongings.
• VANIK reserves the right to make any alterations in its programs/fees/faculty/venue of classes without any prior notice to anybody. However, all such changes will be well- notified to the students. The decision of VANIK shall be final and abiding.
• If there is any change in the syllabus during the course of the program, the institute will make all the possible efforts to cover the revised syllabus. However, it is not mandatory binding upon the institute.

 

 

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