Optional Test Series 2023

by Vajiram & Ravi

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About V&R Optional Test Series 2023 and 2023-24

Optional Subject Paper I & Paper II can alter the outcome of the UPSC CSE Main Exam by  improving your score, and increasing your chances of being shortlisted for the Personality Test.


To enhance the likelihood of this happening, you must make every effort to improve your writing abilities, knowledge, answer structure, and time management.


The V&R Optional Test Series Programme 2023 and 2023-24 comprises both Full-length and Sectional Tests, which aid students in their comprehensive preparation for the UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2023 and 2024.


The focus of the Programme is to aid  students in mastering the Art of Answer Writing.


Features of the V&R Optional Test Series 2023 and 2023-24

  • Test Series:  Tests comprises Sectional and Full-Length Tests.
  • Mode: Both online and offline modes will be available
  • Questions: Based on the UPSC CSE pattern and curated by highly qualified and experienced faculty
  • Evaluation:
    • Evaluation process focuses on assessing the answers on three dimensions:
      • Concepts
      • Structure
      • Language
    • Answer sheets are evaluated using a tiered system that offers many levels of assessment and cross-checking to improve the evaluation's depth.

Evaluator - Reviewer - Final Markup

  • Focus: Ensures that the students' ability to write answers is improved in a sustainable and comprehensive manner
  • Feedback: Constructive and personalised feedback will be provided to enhance the student's ability to write answers effectively and holistically
  • Test Discussion: Thorough Test Discussion by the optional faculty.

How will the V&R Optional Test Series Help you?

Every year, aspirants register for the V&R Optional Test Series in an effort to improve their answer writing efficiency and chances of clearing the Main Exam. 


V&R Optional Test Series 2023 and 2023-24 will help aspirants to:

  • Master the art of writing answers
  • Revise the syllabus comprehensively
  • Enhance contextual, structural and language competency
  • Strengthen understanding and conceptual clarity
  • Strategise the preparation with mentor support and guidance
  • Identify specific strengths and weaknesses
  • Get detailed feedback


Why Choose V&R Optional Test Series?

It takes perseverance and skill to perfect the art of writing answers. Even though aspirants have all of the requisite knowledge, they struggle to use it when answering Optional Papers (I & II). 


With our Optional Test Series, we intend to help the aspirants overcome the challenges that they face:

  • Foundational understanding of how to structure an efficient answer
  • Ability to prioritise their knowledge
  • Time management skills to answer all 20 questions in three hours
  • Practice of writing continuously for three hours
  • Ability to think critically and holistically
  • Necessary presentational skills to use charts, graphs, and maps when relevant

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

  • Net Banking (Preferred)
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • UPI

Technical Requirements

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Minimum Android Version: 7 (Nougat)

RAM: > 2GB (Recommended)

Storage:  300 MB 

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Contact Us

Delhi Address:


Vajiram & Ravi

9-B, Bada Bazaar Marg

Old Rajinder Nagar

New Delhi

Delhi - 110060

Close to Karol Bagh metro station

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Contact number: (011) 4100-7400


Chennai Address:


Vajiram & Ravi

No: 43, 2nd Floor

Haddows Road,


Chennai - 600006

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Classes from June at:


Vajiram & Ravi,

New No. 62, P Block,

6th Avenue

Anna Nagar

Chennai - 600040


Contact number: (044) 4330-2121


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