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  • Starting Date: 11/10/2023
  • Course Duration : 3-4 months
  • Fees: 40,000/-


Shri. Praveen Pandey Sir
Mr. Praveen Pandey is an accomplished educator with a distinguished teaching career spanning over 8 years. With a profound understanding of UPSC Civil Services Examination requirements, he has become a prominent figure in the realm of UPSC coaching. His commitment to educational excellence and student success is unwavering.

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  • Mr. Pandey specializes in Essay writing, Social Issues, and Social Justice, key areas that play a crucial role in the UPSC CSE examination.
  • His in-depth knowledge and strategic approach to these subjects have helped countless aspirants achieve remarkable results.

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Mr. Pandey’s teaching methodology is renowned for its engaging and interactive nature. He employs:

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  • Real-world examples to make concepts relatable.
  • Encouragement of active participation and discussions.


Course Features: Sociology Optional Course for UPSC CSE

  1. Expert Faculty: Learn from seasoned educators with years of experience in teaching Sociology for UPSC CSE.
  2. Comprehensive Curriculum: Cover the entire UPSC Sociology Optional syllabus, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the exam.
  3. Interactive Learning: Engage in dynamic Online sessions, discussions, and case studies to deepen your understanding.
  4. Personalized Guidance: Receive one-on-one attention to address your unique strengths and weaknesses.
  5. Study Materials: Access meticulously curated study materials, including comprehensive notes and reference materials.
  6. Answer Writing Practice: Hone your answer writing skills through regular practice and feedback.
  7. Current Affairs Integration: Stay updated with discussions on current events and their impact on sociology.
  8. Mock Tests and Assessments: Evaluate your progress with mock tests and quizzes in an exam-like environment.
  9. Individual Doubt Clearing: Clear your doubts through dedicated doubt-clearing sessions.
  10. Study Strategy: Learn effective study strategies, time management, and revision techniques.
  11. Supportive Management: Receive support from the dedicated management team for a seamless learning experience.
  12. Limited Seats: Secure your spot early, as there are limited seats available for this high-demand course.
  13. Tentative Start Date: The course is tentatively scheduled to commence on October 9, 2023.

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UPSC Sociology Optional Paper 1 (Sociological Thinkers and Research Methods) and Paper 2 (Indian Society, Social Change, and Development)

Paper 1 – Sociological Thinkers and Research Methods:

Sociology – Anthony Giddens

  • Author: Anthony Giddens
  • Description: This book provides an in-depth exploration of various sociological concepts, theories, and thinkers, making it a valuable resource for Paper

Sociology – Haralambos and Holborn

  • Authors: Michael Haralambos and Martin Holborn
  • Description: “Sociology: Themes and Perspectives” by Haralambos and Holborn offers a comprehensive overview of sociological themes, perspectives, and thinkers.

Sociological Thought – Francis Abraham and John Henry Morgan

  • Authors: Francis Abraham and John Henry Morgan
  • Description: This book delves into the realm of sociological thought, providing insights into the evolution of sociological theories.

Political Theory – O P Gauba

  • Author: O P Gauba
  • Description: While primarily a political theory book, it may have relevance to sociological thought and theory, especially in the context of social and political dynamics.

Paper 2 – Indian Society, Social Change, and Development

Social Change in India – M N Srinivas

  • Author: M N Srinivas
  • Description: This book focuses on the dynamics of social change in India, a critical topic for Paper

Modernization of Indian Tradition – Yogendra Singh

  • Author: Yogendra Singh
  • Description: “Modernization of Indian Tradition” explores the process of modernization in India and its impact on society and culture.

Handbook of Indian Sociology – Veena Das

  • Author: Veena Das
  • Description: This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of Indian sociology, covering a wide range of topics relevant to Paper 2.

Indian Society and Culture – Nadeem Hasnain

  • Author: Nadeem Hasnain
  • Description: This book offers insights into Indian society and culture, providing valuable content for Paper

Rural Sociology – Doshi and Jain

  • Authors: Doshi and Jain
  • Description: Focusing on rural sociology, this book explores the dynamics of rural communities and development in India.

Social Background of Indian Nationalism – A R Desai

  • Author: A R Desai
  • Description: This book delves into the social aspects and background of the Indian nationalist movement, an important aspect of Indian society and history.

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UPSC Mains Syllabus

Previous Papers

YearPrelims-GSPrelims-CSATMains-GS 1Mains-GS 2Mains-GS 3Mains-GS 4Mains-EssayMains-EnglishMains-Hindi

Prelims Previous Years Papers – Subject & Year Wise

PRE SUBJECT201820172016201520142013
Science & Technology201820172016201520142013
Modern India201820172016201520142013
Medieval India201820172016201520142013

Mains Previous Years Papers – Subject & Year Wise

MAINS SUBEJECT201820172016201520142013
Internal Security201820172016201520142013
Ethics – I201820172016201520142013
Ethics – II (Case Studies)201820172016201520142013
Environment and Ecology201820172016201520142013
Disaster Management201820172016201520142013
Ancient History and Art & Culture201820172016201520142013
Agriculture201820172016No Question20142013
Indian Society2018201720162015 20142013

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