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Intensive Guidance Programme - 2019

IGP is a game changer for UPSC Civil Services preparation. It is the most comprehensive and efficient online guidance programme for the preliminary stage of the exam.

It is best suited for those who are about to begin their preparation for UPSC Civil Services Exam - 2019 and also for those are struggling to clear the Preliminary exam in their past attempts.

The programme is designed to instill the much required confidence in the aspirants by inculcating discipline and diligence through daily tests and targets.

Students who enroll for IGP will have to solve daily tests as per the schedule during their chosen time-slots (7 am or 9pm).

The detailed schedule for both regular schedule and skipped/retake tests is available for download in the above "Download Regular & Skipped Test Schedule" tab.

The plan has been designed in such a way that a minimum of 50 pages to a maximum 120 pages will be covered by the student (through self-study) on a given day. Utmost care has been taken to make sure the student faces optimum work-load everyday and that he/she is also able to grasp and understand concepts without feeling pressurized about just completing targets everyday.

A student will have to dedicate a maximum of 6 hours towards this schedule on a particular day, so that he can utilize the rest of the time to prepare for mains, especially for the optional subject.

All the basic and standard text books that are indispensable to cover the static portion of the syllabus have been included in the plan. Books are chosen in such a way that it will not only help the students cover the prelims syllabus thoroughly but will also help them cover maximum static portion of the GS 1,2 and 3 Syllabus of Mains Exam. This will eventually help students to begin with answer writing for Mains as soon as the prelims exam gets over.

The targets set for current affairs and the resources suggested to the students will help them cover the issues for the last one year in an efficient manner.

There has been conspicuous trends in the recent UPSC Prelims exams on various miscellaneous topics. The targets and resources suggested under this programme will help students to cover all those areas and help them maximize their score beyond the cut-off marks.

The Multiple Choice Questions under this programme are designed in such a way that they resemble the quality and difficulty that is seen in the UPSC Prelims exam. This is of utmost importance because it will help the students to develop a mental make-up and strategy that is required to use the elimination techniques for solving the questions in the real exam.

Last but not the least, The students will periodically get access to articles written by those who are into the services and by those who have consistently done well in the prelims exam. The articles will try to address the questions about how to use elimination techniques, how many questions should to be attemped, how to guage the difficulty level of paper and how to be in the best frame of mind while soving the prelims exam and much more.

The best part about this programme is that it's a one time investment. Everything you learn here will stay with you throughout your entire journey towards preparing for this exam. The art of learning to prepare for UPSC Prelims exam, in the right way, is a one-time exercise. It can be easily replicated by your own efforts in the successive attempts, without having to enroll for this programme again.


What is the duration of this course,when will it begin and when is the last date for the registration?

The duration of this course is a little more than 4 months. The course is from Jan 14th to June 2nd 2019. The course has already started. There is no last date to register, You can register for the course anytime before June 2, 2019 and take tests as per the schedule given above. The course validity expires on June 2, 2019 after which you will not have access to this course.

The fee can be paid by clicking on the "Register Now" button in this page.

Once the fee payment is done successfully, the student should e-mail the following details to iasmocks.info@gmail.com.

Required details: Your chosen time-slot for test (7 am or 9pm), Full Name, Email-Id(Working), Phone Number and the proof of payment in pdf/jpeg format.

The chosen time-slot will remain the same for all tests and cannot be changed under any circumstances.

After the students enroll for this programme, they will be answering daily tests at their chosen time slot (7 am or 9 pm) as per the schedule mentioned in the plan (Check download plan above). This is an online test programme where students will self-study topics mentioned in the plan and answer questions on a daily basis so that they prepare the best for the Prelims exam.

It is best suited for those who are about to begin their preparation for UPSC Civil Services Exam - 2019 and also for those are struggling to clear the Preliminary exam in their past attempts.

The tests can be taken on any device which has an internet connection and a web browser. It can be either mobile phone or tablet or computer. We recommend using a computer for a better experience.

For registrations done between Feb 4, 2019 to June 2, 2019 - The course fee is ₹ 4500. Its a one time fee. Use the code "Prelims500" to get a flat discount of ₹ 500

For registrations done before Feb 3, 2019 - It is ₹ 1250 per month for a student. The course is for a duration of 4 months, so the student is expected to pay ₹ 1250 per month for 4 months.

The payment window is as follows.

The fee for the the first month (Jan 14th to Feb 14th 2019) can be paid anytime before January 12th 2019.

The fee for the second month (Feb 15th to March 15th 2019) should be paid between Feb 1st to Feb 10th 2019.

The fee for the third month (March 16th to April 16th 2019) should be paid between March 1st to March 10th 2019.

The fee for the fourth month (April 17th to May 29th 2019) should be paid between April 1st to April 10th 2019.

Unfortunately, the student will lose access to this programme during the month/months for which he/she has has not paid the fee during the prescibed window in the above FAQ.

For registrations done between Feb 4, 2019 to June 2, 2019 - There will be no refund under any circumstances.

For registrations done before Feb 3, 2019 - The student has the right to get refund (after the deduction of any transaction charges), if he/she is not satisfied with the programme during the first seven days of the month for which he/she has paid the fee. There will be no refund after the student completes seven days of a month for which he/she has paid the fee. The request for refund should be communicated to us over the e-mail within the seven days of that month, failing to do this will make the student ineligible for refund. When the student claims the refund, he/she will lose access to this programme once the refund is completed by us.

Hitting the peak of your performance during the week of the exam (May 27th to June 2nd 2019) is very important to crack prelims. The schedule has been prepared in such a way that the student is in touch with solving MCQs during the exam week and also have sufficient time to revise before the exam.

The plan and schedule is definitely not easy but is challenging. It is very much doable with strong determination. The real challenge is consistency. The original intent of this programme is to make students get habituated to consistency which is one of the key performance indicators in this exam. Those who are consistent and those who work hard clear this exam most of the times. If you want to be one of them, then you will have to meet the challenge with full enthusiasm.

The resources mentioned in the plan are primary resources and have been carefully chosen after receiving feedback from many aspirants who have done consistently well in this exam. However, the student is free to follow to any other source for any topic mentioned in the plan, if he/she feels comfortable doing it that way.

If the student is able to get 70 to 80 percent of the questions correctly on a consistent basis, then he is on the correct path. Anything short of the above criteria means that more hard-work is required from the student. However, the student should also not get complacement by the consistent high scores in this programme, the real exam is a game of mind and one has to be on his/her toes till the exam is over on June 2nd 2019.

You can give the tests according to the skipped / retake tests schedule available above.

Depending on the individual, the daily targets under this programme will need a minimum of 4 hours to a maximum of 6 hours. The remaining time has to be efficiently utilized to complete the preparation for optional subject. Ideally, one has to complete 1st reading and note-making for the Optional subject by the end of April.It's also important to revise everything that you read in the day, just before you sleep. It helps in memory retention.

A few hours from the day can be used to make notes from Newspapers and PIB articles published in that week. The rest of the time should be used for hobbies or outdoor activities or for meeting family and friends. It is very important to stay cheerful during the process of preparation. A positive and happy mind will make half of the work easier. One should never isolate and stop living life. It's important to be serious about the exam but it's also equally important to do things which bring joy to you, so that life doesn't come to standstill and become monotonous.

The explanations for the questions will be given to the students within 7 days after which he/she takes the tests. There will be no discussion after the tests at any point of time because the explanations to the questions will have all the relevant details. This will also save valuable time for the students.

Schedule and Timeline

Intensive Guidance Programme (IGP) - 2019 - Regular Tests Schedule (Download)

Intensive Guidance Programme (IGP) - 2019 - Skipped / Retake Tests Schedule (Download)


1. Daily Tests Will be scheduled as per the "Regular Schedule (highlighted above in blue color)". The tests will be live at the chosen time - slot at either 7 am or 9pm on that particular day.

2. If you skip any test or want to retake any test, then you can do so by finding out the dates during which the particular test is available for retake. The skipped / retake tests schedule is available above for download and is highlighted in green color.