UPSC Foundation Course - General Studies Courses (Classroom/Live Online)

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General Studies 2 Year Online Foundation Course for UPSC CSE 2026 - PCM Fledgling Programme

General Studies 2 Years Foundation Course for UPSC CSE 2026 - PCM Fledgling Classroom

General Studies Prelims Cum Mains Classroom Programme for UPSC CSE 2025

General Studies Prelims Cum Mains Online Programme for UPSC CSE 2025

ACE College Foundation Classroom Programme

ACE College Foundation LIVE- Online Programme

A UPSC General Studies Foundation Course provides several benefits to aspirants who are preparing for the Civil Services Examination. GS Foundation Course covers all the essential subjects and topics that are included in the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary and Mains Examinations. It also ensures that candidates receive a thorough understanding of all the subjects required for the Exam.

UPSC Foundation Courses

Since 1976, Vajiram & Ravi has been a pioneer in the field of providing quality education for the UPSC Civil Service Exam preparation. With five decades of teaching experience, we at Vajiram & Ravi very well understand the specific needs of aspirants who intend to qualify the prestigious Civil Services Exam and contribute to the growth and development of the Nation.

In light of this understanding, we have developed a variety of General Studies Programmes that are tailored to meet the ambitions, competence and proficiency levels, and also the individual preferences of the aspirants. Every GS Foundation Course at Vajiram & Ravi is available in both Classroom and LIVE-Online Modes.

General Studies Prelims Cum Mains Programme

The General Studies Prelims Cum Mains Programme will benefit aspirants in a variety of ways, including by promoting efficient and effective learning methods and by tremendously increasing the knowledge base for General Studies. These efforts will help aspirants lay a strong knowledge structure which includes an in-depth cover of the fundamental as well as advanced academic concepts.

General Studies 2 Year Foundation Course

The  General Studies Fledgling Comprehensive Programme helps students strike a healthy balance between their regular studies and UPSC CSE preparation. It allows the students to progress at a more manageable pace, develop all the required skills and abilities steadily, and lay a strong foundation with two years of preparation. This Programme will not only increase students’ confidence in their General Studies preparation but also lay a solid foundation that is in line with UPSC trends and standards.

ACE College Foundation Programme

ACE stands for ‘Approach for Competitive Exams’. The ACE College Foundation Programme aims to provide a strong foundation, instil vital study habits, and foster the growth of a suitable aptitude in students for various competitive exams. It focuses on Indian Polity & Constitution, Geography & Environment, Indian History, Economy, General Science, and on General Aptitude (Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal and Logical Reasoning). It also focuses on enhancing an aspirant's fundamental general knowledge without compromising on regular college studies.

Features of GS Foundation Course

GS Foundation Course usually follows a well-structured study plan designed by experienced faculty and subject matter experts. Such a study plan helps aspirants organise their preparation, cover the entire UPSC syllabus for General Studies, and revise very effectively before the exam starts.

Some of the features of the GS Foundation Courses offered by Vajiram & Ravi are as follows:

  1. Vajiram & Ravi Foundation Courses are conducted by highly experienced and qualified Faculty members who have great expertise in their respective subjects. Aspirants will benefit from their guidance, strategy, and tips to tackle different sections of the UPSC Exam.
  2. GS Foundation Courses also focus on Current Affairs, which is a crucial part of the UPSC Exam. Such courses help aspirants stay updated on the latest national and international developments.
  3. GS Foundation Course includes regular practice tests and mock exams to assess aspirants' progress and performance. Regular evaluation and feedback help aspirants identify their strengths and weaknesses and also helps to improve overall UPSC preparation.
  4. UPSC GS Foundation Courses also teach aspirants how to manage time effectively during preparation for the IAS Exam. Since time management is critical in the IAS Exam, these courses help aspirants develop strategies to answer questions within the stipulated time.
  5. UPSC GS Foundation Courses provide comprehensive study material, including books, notes and hand-outs, and a variety of online resources, which saves candidates from the hassle of finding the right study materials on their own.
  6. Enrolling in a GS Foundation Course also allows aspirants to interact with fellow aspirants. Learning from peer interactions, group discussions, and knowledge sharing among peers, can enhance one's understanding and perspective on various topics by a great margin.
  7. Lastly, being part of a structured course with regular classes and evaluation helps aspirants stay motivated and disciplined throughout their preparation journey. This is crucial for success in the IAS Exam.

How to Join GS Foundation Course for UPSC?

In order to join a GS Foundation Course, please go through the above-mentioned course links and select the one that you find the most suitable to your preparation needs.

For Admission purposes, you can visit the Official Course Pages and click on the Admission Link.

For Classroom and Live-Online Mode:

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

 Modes of Payment:

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


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