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About the V&R CSE Prelims General Studies Programme:


The V&R CSE Prelims General Studies Programme 2024 would provide both the fundamentals and in-depth knowledge as per the UPSC Civil Services Prelim Test 2024 syllabus, focusing exclusively on General Studies Paper-I.



Features of the V&R CSE Prelims General Studies 


The V&R CSE Prelims General Studies Programme for the UPSC CSE 2024 has been carefully designed to cater to the needs of aspirants intending to qualify the exam. Its features includes:


  • 7-months duration allows students plenty of time to learn and comprehend the Prelims General Studies syllabus.
  • Classes are held for 2.5 hours, six times a week.
  • The classes are offered in both the Classroom and LIVE-Online modes.
  • Lectures will be conducted by highly qualified teachers who are experts in their respective fields.
  • Study materials specifically cover the General Studies subjects as per the UPSC Prelims syllabus.
  • Regular assessments for each subject and objective Test Series (sectional and full-length) to ensure that students are actively learning, improving, and implementing to the demands of the exam.
  • Ranking, discussion and detailed explanations will be offered for each test.
  • Individual doubt-clearing sessions are available, after each class.


Why choose the V&R CSE Prelims General Studies


Many aspirants are stuck in the UPSC CSE Prelims stage for years because they lack professional direction, focused study materials, quality lectures, and expert guidance. Some aspirants require Prelims-focused revision, while others who didn't clear the Prelims wish to concentrate only on the UPSC CSE Prelims syllabus.


Aspirants during preparation encounter the following significant challenges:

  • They  aren’t oriented with the Civil Services Exam syllabus and pattern.
  • They do not have a solid grounding and understanding in the fundamental subjects covered in the UPSC CSE Prelims syllabus.
  • They require mentoring and expert guidance, the appropriate preparation course, and Civil Services Exam targeted study materials.
  • Aspirants lack the planned skillset to clear the Prelims Exam. For instance, choosing how many questions to attempt based on the risk involved in each one.
  • Due to a lack of foundational understanding and competence, aspirants are unable to clear the Prelims even after enrolling in a coaching programme.


Who should join the V&R CSE Prelims General Studies


Aspirants who are exclusively preparing for the Civil Services Exam can join the V&R CSE Prelims General Studies Programme.


  • Aspirants who intend to familiarise themselves with the UPSC CSE syllabus and pattern.
  • Aspirants who intend to clear the Prelims exam, using UPSC CSE  focused study materials, targeted lectures and expert guidance.
  • Aspirants who have spent years stalled in the UPSC CSE Prelims level.
  • Aspirants who want to revise and solidify their knowledge in accordance with the UPSC Prelims CSE Paper-I (General Studies) syllabus.


How will the V&R CSE Prelims General Studies

Programme help you?

Vajiram & Ravi has enabled their students to achieve All India First Rank in the *Civil Services Exam* for 20 consecutive years, including 2022.


Classroom and LIVE-Online Mode:

There is no distinction between the V&R CSE Prelims General Studies Programme's classroom and LIVE-Online modes. Due to the live virtual streaming of the online lectures during the classroom classes, there is no compromise in the quality of the lectures, and the online students have the opportunity to ask questions while the class is still in session.


V&R CSE Prelims General Studies Programme Benefits:

  • Unique solution for Quality Education: Students who are preparing for the UPSC CSE 2024 will get a CSE Prelims focused Programme, an effective learning environment, expert teachers, and high-quality lectures and study material.
  • Detailed Guidance based on Previous Years’ Questions: Greater chances for syllabus advancement and comprehension are offered by the V&R CSE Prelims General Studies Programme. This is due to the fact that teachers are well-equipped with the subjects and the CSE syllabus and pattern. This allows students to advance in their preparation steadily.
  • Reliability: The V&R CSE Prelims General Studies Programme has been established with a clear, individualised strategy. Additionally, through an effective weekly schedule, the  Programme makes it possible to know what to study and learn every day.
  • Measurable, holistic and strength-based objectives: Assessments are divided into regular and Test Series (sectional and full-length), allowing students to more easily achieve their objectives by identifying their strengths and weaknesses, enhancing and expanding their knowledge, and ultimately feeling more competent and confident.
  • Individual Development: The assessments are SMART - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. Through evaluation, feedback, and discussion of possible solutions, these assessments thoroughly convey to students what they should be aiming for.

UPSC CSE Prelims (General Studies) Paper I Exam Pattern


The Prelims (General Studies) Paper I:


  • is awarded 200 marks in total.
  • has multiple-choice questions.
  • consists of 100 objective-type questions.
  • has a 2-hour allotment of time.
  • carries 2 marks for each question.
  • bears negative marks for incorrect answers. (0.83 marks, or one-third of the total marks allotted to that question, will be deducted for each incorrect answer.)
  • entails that no marks will be deducted if a question is skipped or not attempted.


It is a merit-based exam, and in order to advance to the next stage of the Civil Services Exam, an aspirant must clear the cutoff (at the discretion of the UPSC) of the Prelims General Studies Paper-I and also qualify the Prelims CSAT Paper II with 33% of total marks.



(General Studies) Paper-I Syllabus:


  • 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, Biodiversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization
  • General Science


UPSC CSE Prelims (General Studies) Paper-I Syllabus


Course duration: 7 Months

Class duration: 150 minutes (2.5 hours each).


11am to 1:30 pm

Commencement Date




Admission Details

  • Complete the Admission Form
  • Upload a clear passport size photo
  • Upload your ID Proof
  • Upload PAN card of the aspirant or parent
  • Pay fees online (Kindly check the online transaction limit with your bank)


Modes of Payment

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  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • UPI




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