Integrated Learning Programme (ILP) with Mentorship- 2022
INTEGRATED LEARNING PROGRAMME (ILP) – 2022 IN A NUTSHELL!!
COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM Covering Prelims, Mains, Interview
DETAILED STUDY PLAN (≈ 1 Year) with DAILY TARGETS/PLANNING
VALUE ADD NOTES (VAN) – MAINS + PRELIMS
BABAPEDIA – One-Stop Destination of Current Affairs Preparation
- MAINSPEDIA – Mains Current Affairs (GS1, GS2, GS3, GS4 & Essay)
- PRELIMSPEDIA – Prelims Current Affairs
BABA’s PRELIMS TEST SERIES (PT)
- TOTAL PRELIMS TESTS – 63 Tests
- CURRENT AFFAIRS TESTS – 22 (50 Questions)
- MODULE WISE TESTS – 17 (100 Questions)
- SUBJECT WISE REVISION SECTIONAL TESTS – 6 (100 Questions)
- EXCLUSIVE TESTS (MAP BASED, ECONOMIC SURVEY & BUDGET, GOVERNMENT SCHEMES & POLICIES) – 3 (100 Questions)
- FULL LENGTH TESTS – 5 (100 Questions)
- CSAT FULL LENGTH TESTS – 10 (80 Questions)
- ALL INDIA RANKING
- SELF-ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
MAINS TESTS & SYNOPSIS
- TOTAL MAINS TESTS – 66 TESTS
- MODULWISE TESTS – 24 TESTS (10 Questions)
- CURRENT AFFAIRS TESTS – 22 TESTS (10 Questions)
- FULL LENGTH TESTS – 10 TESTS (GS1, GS2, GS3, GS4, Essay – 2 CYCLES)
- ESSAY TESTS – 10 TESTS
MIND MAPS for GS MAINS
- Theme wise Directional Videos
- Model Essays/Best Evaluated Essay Answer Copies/Topper Copies
- Mainspedia Content
STUDENTS FORUM for Peer Discussion
ASK BABA and resolve your Doubts/Queries with respect to USPC Preparation.
DETAILED PROGRAMME FEATURES
“Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.”
ILP does the planning for you in the most systematic and logical way. The plans are made to keep you on track as well on your toes. In the plan, you will get day-wise coverage of the syllabus, sources to refer and focus areas.
Detailed Plan – The detailed plan covers the Prelims & Mains Syllabus which will take care of your overall preparation in the form of daily targets. Each Module spans over 10 days where every 10th day you’ll be taking a Prelims and Mains Test. The Daily Plan also includes sources to refer to. Current Affairs is also part of the planning so that both static and current issues are dealt with simultaneously.
Microplanning is the heart and soul of ILP-2022 that needs to be followed with utmost sincerity.
Minimum Sources – The sources to be referred have been kept to the bare minimum. If you go through the plan, you will find that we have confined our sources to a maximum of 2 per subject. It has been done to prevent a candidate from wasting their precious time in going through the repetitive and irrelevant sources available in the market. You’ll be following one reference book per subject and IASbaba’s Value Add Notes (VAN).
Revision – Due consideration has been given for Revision that will help to consolidate what you have learnt in a span of 8 Days. Since the process is long and intensive, the lack of revision can be fatal. Therefore, we have given adequate room for revision and consolidation.IASbaba’s VANs are high-quality specialized reading materials to give you an edge over your competitors.
COMPREHENSIVE VALUE ADD NOTES (VAN) - PRELIMS + MAINS
VANs have been designed intelligently to give you both prelims and mains covering the most important sources like Standard Text Books, Government Documents and Reports, Ministry Websites, PIB, ARC Reports, Economic Survey, Budget Document etc. to make your understanding seamless and smooth. With our value-add notes (VAN), you will be able to declutter the complexity of UPSC syllabus.
The VANs shall cover the static as well as contemporary issues related to every single topic given in the syllabus including GS 1, GS 2, GS 3, GS 4 (Ethics). You need not look beyond sources other than the standard ones and IASbaba’s VAN.
We have simplified the VAN covering all important aspects so that it can be your ‘One Stop Source for UPSC Preparation’.
- For Modern History – You have to refer to Spectrum and IASbaba’s VAN only. The relevant content from New NCERTs, ‘Plassey to Partition’ etc. will be covered in the VANs.
- For Environment and Ecology – ONLY IASbaba’s VAN along with Babapedia (Current Affairs) will cover all your Prelims and Mains syllabus. You don’t have to refer to any other books!
- For Science & Technology – ONLY IASbaba’s VAN along with Babapedia (Current Affairs) will cover all your Prelims and Mains syllabus. You don’t have to refer to any other books!
BABAPEDIA – ONE-STOP DESTINATION OF CURRENT AFFAIRS PREPARATION (PRELIMS + MAINS)
- Covering current affairs is a big challenge for many aspirants. Most of the time students are confused about which sources to refer to? what to read? what not to read? to what depth to read?
Here comes Babapedia to your rescue. Babapedia is divided into Prelimspedia and Mainspedia for both your prelims and mains preparation. It is one of its kind compendiums of current affairs.
Prelimspedia gets updated on a daily basis. The only thing required of you is to log into your ILP account every day and go through the precise and crisp current affairs notes updated daily on Babapedia! Isn’t that awesome?
Mainspedia also gets updated on a daily basis. It is one of its kind initiatives where we declutter the most important editorials across national dailies to bring you relevant and ready ‘Introductions’, ‘Conclusions’, ‘facts’, ‘data’ in tabular form.
After requests from our ILP and TLP subscribers who are already in service and preparing for a better rank and service, we will be providing the Mainspedia Articles in the Answer Writing Format (Introduction, Body, Conclusion).
Please Note: You will get unlimited complimentary access to Current Affairs content from 2016 onwards till mid May 2021. Babapedia is categorized Day-wise, Month-wise and Subject-wise, to make it very user-friendly and easily accessible!
BABA’S PRELIMS TEST SERIES (BABA’S PT)
IASbaba is known for its quality coverage and it is a testimony that we have been able to HIT the bull’s eye in Prelims and Mains both over the period of last 5 years. The closeness and exact repetition of Questions from our Tests needs no mention.
High-quality tests with detailed solutions will help you keep a track on your preparation. You will also get the chance to compete with thousands of sincere aspirants from the ILP community.
The Prelims Tests are designed carefully and with a lot of effort to match the standards set by UPSC. Questions are graded. easy, moderate, difficult and very difficult. The overall level of the test is kept a notch higher than UPSC so that students of IASbaba can have an edge.
A few thought-provoking previous years questions of UPSC will also be covered as they are sometimes repeated.
DETAILED SOLUTIONS will be provided after the tests. Detailed Solution Techniques to Decipher the Correct Answer (Elimination Technique). The Detailed Solution itself will act as a Source of learning and revision.
MODULE WISE TESTS – There are 17 Module wise tests which will cover the complete syllabus of all the static subjects of the syllabus.
EXCLUSIVE CURRENT AFFAIRS TESTS – With increasing importance of current affairs (CA) in the exam. The 22 Separate CA Tests will help you in quick revision and consolidation.
Current Affairs Test will be covered from June 2021 to April 2021 (Assuming the Prelims Exam 2022 will be held during May-End/June 1st Week).
REVISION TESTS – 6 Subject wise Revision Sectional Tests are included in the plan after you are completely done with the Prelims Modules.
EXCLUSIVE TESTS – 3 Exclusive Tests based on (1.MAP BASED- National/International Locations & Geography of India & World Related, 2. ECONOMIC SURVEY & BUDGET 3. GOVERNMENT SCHEMES)
CSAT TESTS – 10 Full Length CSAT tests are designed on the standards, difficulty level and pattern followed by UPSC.
FULL LENGTH TESTS – 5 GS (PAPER 1) FULL LENGTH TESTS will be available to check your level of preparation
DOUBTS RESOLUTION PAGE– We have a comment section for every question in a Test. So, this gives you a scope to clear your doubts which are question-specific.
ALL INDIA RANKING – the scores and ranks will be displayed after every test; one can clearly monitor his/her progress in a continuous manner and will be able to understand the real competition.
DETAILED ASSESSMENT of your Performance-based on Time-Analytics’ and Subject-wise Analytics’. This will help you gauge your efficiency per question (assist you in time-management) and to introspect your strengths and weaknesses in a particular subject.
FLEXIBILITY -There is no fixed time to take the tests. It’s flexible! However, it will be best to follow the schedule.
SNAPSHOT OF TESTS (TOTAL TESTS – 63)
- Current Affairs Tests – 22 (50 Questions)
- Module wise Tests – 17 (100 Questions)
- Subject wise Revision Sectional Tests – 6 (100 Questions)
- Exclusive Tests (Map based, Economic Survey & Budget, Government Schemes & Policies) – 3 (100 Questions)
- Full Length Tests – 5 (100 Questions)
- CSAT Full Length Tests – 10 (80 Questions)
MAINS TESTS WITH DETAILED SYNOPSIS
What makes ILP even more special is the integration of mains mocks. This will help you learn the art of answer writing from day one. With the VAN and mains mocks with a detailed synopsis, your mains preparation will always be on track.
There will be Total 66 Mains Tests – 24 Module wise Mains Tests (10 Questions) and 22 Current Affairs Mains Tests (10 Questions), 10 Exclusive Essay Tests and 10 Full Length Tests (2 Cycles of GS1, GS2, GS3, GS4 and Essay (in the programme.
MODULE WISE TESTS – A Mains Test will be provided for every Module along with detailed synopsis. The tests will be conducted on every 10th Day of the Module.
CURRENT AFFAIRS TESTS – A Current Affairs Test will be provided every 15 Days along with the Prelims Current Affairs Tests.
In order for you to have a daily answer writing practice, a question will be posted every day on the ILP platform. You can write an answer on paper and upload its picture on the platform so that peer review can take place and you can improve. On the tenth day, the compiled question paper and detailed synopsis will be posted so that you can self-evaluate and learn.
10 Exclusive Essay Tests at the end of Every Month.
There will be Two Cycles of Full-Length Tests (20 Questions) of all the General Studies Paper (Total 10 Tests)
- GS 1 – 2 FLTs
- GS 2 – 2 FLTs
- GS 3 – 2 FLTs
- GS 4 – 2 FLTs
- ESSAY – 2 FLTs
Please Note: Mains Answers will NOT be evaluated. Only Synopsis/Model Answer will be provided.
If you want the answers to be evaluated, please go through the ‘Mains Evaluation – Add On Features’
MIND MAPS FOR MAINS
There are several mental techniques to enhance your learning experience. One such technique is mind map which has been proven very effective to revise and retain the topics. The main reasons for this are –
- It is pictographic.
- It helps you to visualize an image rather than the paragraphs. This way you will recall it much easier in the exam.
- It is crisp, so more information can be squeezed in a small space.
- You wouldn’t require bulky notes before the exam to revise.
One Mind map (Downloadable) will be updated on the portal everyday (Monday – Friday)
Essay is an important part of one’s preparation for the Civil Services exam. Since it is not a subject per se, you can’t read and learn it from the book. The more you’ll gain information on the GS subject, the more equipped you will become to tackle an essay.
In the ILP plan, once a sufficient portion of each subject is covered, we will start your essay preparation. Guidelines will be provided to you on how to write an essay, and then mock essays will be given for practice.
UPSC asks for two types of topics – a static/ factual topic and a philosophical topic. Approach for both is different and will be provided to you as part of the Program. The requisite skills and aptitude to write a scoring Essay shall be imparted with the help of regular guidelines given in the form of writing tips.
Model Essays/Best Copies/Topper Copies shall be posted to make the candidate understand the nuances of a comprehensive yet precise Essay.
Theme wise Essay Tests will be included in the Plan. Directional Videos will be shared with you for every theme.
Please Note: Synopsis will not be provided for Essay Tests.
If you want the Essays to be evaluated, please go through the ‘Mains Evaluation – Add On Features’
If you happen to clear the Mains Written Examination, the Interview Mentorship Program (IMP) which includes DAF Analysis and Questionnaire, Mock Interview, One-on-One Session with Mohan Sir at no extra cost.
It is a forum wherein students having similar Optional-subjects, College or background can form groups and have discussions (peer-learning)! This will not only help you in forming a good peer-group/study circle but also in motivating each other to achieve your goals.
It is one-on-one chat between you and Team Baba where you can resolve your Doubts/Queries with respect to USPC Preparation.
Please Note: Subject Specific Queries will not be entertained.