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Hi Everyone,
We are extremely happy to announce that we have entered into the fourth year of this initiative and launching Prelims Test Series for UPSC Prelims Exam 2023. It will not only give you confidence but will also take your preparation to another level and help you clear this examination.
So, before we introduce our Test Series to you, a small look at the “schedule for 2023” and “cut off” for 2021 exam.

A message from Abhishek Sir (Founder, Goaltide IAS)

UPSC Prelims is the most crucial stage of your preparation. Bus yhan pe aapko koi galti ni karni h…In a very short span of time we have given more than 100 selections in UPSC Prelims exam.

You need to understand Prelims exam very minutely. If you don’t practice the right questions, it is very difficult for an average student to clear Prelims exam. We have planned everything for you, just we need is your strong determination. And in the end, I will say this with full responsibility that no one in India will provide you such preparation for Prelims exam. Join us and make your way ahead for Mains 2023…

Cut-off for 2021 Exam:

So, if we talk about General candidate, cut off is less than 50 percent. It simply means, you need to do 44 questions correct. Even if we see cut off of last few years, it is not more than 50 percent. So, two things we can infer from here:

  • Question paper is so tough that students find it difficult to even score 50 percent.
  • We need to score only 50 percent to clear UPSC Prelims Exam.

 First of all, why we choose Test Series? Why we need to solve them?                                  
You need to understand both.
There are three important purposes of Test Series.

  • To give you confidence (when you score GOOD in Test Papers)
  • More and more learning: If in any Test Series, you score good in every paper, then the series output is very poor. You should score high as well as there should be great learning.
  • To evaluate yourself: To Prepare yourself for exam.

Other most important reason is:

For last few years, trends of exam are in a way that you need lot of experience and practice before exam. Questions are not direct and factual. If you have not practiced best, it becomes very difficult to clear UPSC Prelims Exam.
So, what should we do now? We need to join Prelims Tests Series. Now, the Question comes which Test Series you should join. Now to answer this, you need to understand one example here:

When Indian players go for Olympic, their training is totally different from domestic matches. Similarly, when you are writing UPSC, your practice and training should be different. You need coaches which will train you for UPSC Paper, not just completing your syllabus and saying tata, bye- bye.

Those students who have given few attempts know well how other Test Series disappoint you every year after Prelims exam. But this time you are on track of choosing the Best UPSC PRELIMS TEST SERIES.

You need to understand here. You prepare for almost one year. There are several mistakes you do. In the end, if Test Series crashes you, you stand nowhere.
You have enough time, You have good material, You are working hard,
All you need now is a final push. And that final push becomes very crucial. We don’t want you to go wrong at this stage of your preparation, that’s why we have brought GOALTIDE PRELIMS TEST SERIES 2023.
Before understanding about Goaltide, you should try to understand the core of UPSC Prelims paper.

UPSC Prelims Paper is always divided into two categories- Category 1 and 2

CATEGORY 1
(Easy and Moderate)

CATEGORY 2
(Tough)

There is always one category, say category 1, which is ‘easy’ to ‘moderate’ and which you may have encountered during your preparation. Second category, say category 2, questions are ‘difficult’ to
‘very tough’, which are very new to us, where guess work doesn’t work and also very difficult to
eliminate options. The number of questions in both the categories are almost same, i.e., 50.
So, it is very much clear that we need to focus on category 1 questions which are easy and familiar to us. And how we will achieve this?
We need to just focus on Time Management and Accuracy. And both can be achieved when you practice UPSC level questions before Prelims Exam.
Now,

We find two major problems with Test Series available in markets:

    • Most of the questions are outdated. No relevance in today’s scenario.
    • There is huge gap between available Test Series and UPSC asked questions. You will never be able to prepare yourself with the help of such questions.

But why most of the students practice them?

  • It’s a brand now. Students are bound to choose them.
  • Huge advertisements. They influence students.
  • Large number of Tests. It attracts students.
  • Last, but not the least, they have not heard of any good ones, For example, Goaltide Prelims Test Series.

So, where these Test Papers lack? What are the consequences? Read carefully.

  • It will never ever prepare you for the test, you are going to take in examination hall.
  • You can never gauge your performance based on the scores of these Tests (solving irrelevant questions make no sense)
  • Before examination, you have to deal with all irrelevant topics in these papers while revising.

How Goaltide works?                                             
Goaltide is an institution which is fully dedicated towards UPSC Prelims Exam. We prepare students to learn basic elements required to clear UPSC Prelims Exam. How we train students?

  • Our first stage of training students will be Daily Quiz which we publishe daily from Monday to Friday. These daily questions will lay your foundation. You will learn all basics from these questions. For example, how question is asked, how statements are put, how we should choose options, etc.
  • We frame all questions from original website, drafts, government documents, etc. We don’t refer to any secondary sources to frame questions. So, the output is, every information is correct and you are learning everything with zero percent error.
  • Our questions will not only try to fail you at every step but also give you the best learning from it. We believe you must fail many times before the exam, that’s the best learning from any Test Series.
  • A simple principle you have to follow: Practice less but quality questions. Asking a large number of tests will definitely contain outdated and irrelevant questions. What we will provide you in 43 Tests (50 questions), you will never learn such concepts from anywhere. Concepts and clarity are very important to understand this exam.
  • People say 24*7, but we actually provide doubt service for around 20 hours. We respond to every query. If it is simple, we reply through message or else we call to explain big doubts. The test series which don’t provide quality explanations and carry your doubts, just discard them. They are of no use.
  • Those students who find it difficult to solve directly UPSC based paper, we have kept 20 Tests of 50 questions each of NCERTS to generate a grip. It will give you the confidence to solve advanced questions.
  • A sense of CONFIDENCE. The best review we get from our students are: Sir, the paper was tough but our confidence was well enough to handle such questions. And they all cleared Prelims.Confidence is the key to clearing the Prelims exam. If you gain confidence before exam, you will never be defeated. And you will get enough confidence once you solve all our Papers.
  • Complete coverage of all important current affairs from June 2022 to May 2023. Nothing important will be left. Apart from all basic questions (which you can easily solve), we will train you with all difficult questions, all small concepts, and approaches.

For General Studies, we have 43 Test Papers. 36 Papers have 50 questions each and 7 Papers are Full length Tests of 100 questions each.

 

Subject (General Studies, UPSC Based)

No of Tests

Polity

5

History

5

Economics

4

Environment and Ecology

3

Geography

3

Science and Technology

2

Map Based Tests

3

Current Affairs Based Tests

11

Full Length Tests

7

Total

43

For CSAT based Tests, we have total 5 Tests. Practice before going for exam.

Subject

No of Tests

CSAT

5

Total

5

Schedule and Syllabus. 

Note: The test has already started in June, but it doesn't matter. We have subject-specific in the beginning tests and everything is update version. The day you do, you will get all the tests from the first Test. A doubt session will be open from the first Test. Timings are flexible. You can give a test anytime you want. (For any query, directly call 8512889220)

POLITY

Polity is a very important subject of the UPSC Exam. Without polity, you can’t clear your UPSC Prelims exam. But the best part of polity is it is interesting and the syllabus is defined. Once you complete all polity questions from daily Quiz and Test Series, nothing is left for your exam. We will cover polity extensively. So, don’t worry”.

1. Polity: NCERT Class IX – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – I

2. Polity: NCERT Class X – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – II

3. Polity: NCERT Class XI – Political Science: Indian Constitution at Work

4. Polity: NCERT Class XII – Political Science II: Politics in India since Independence

5. LAXMIKANT

6. CONSTITUION OF INDIA

TEST
no.

Subject

Date

Questions

Syllabus

1

Polity, Constitution & Governance

27 June, 2022

50

Constitutional development, Preamble, Union and its territory,
citizenship

2

Polity, Constitution & Governance

4 July, 2022

50

Fundamental rights, Fundamental duties, DPSP, Amendment,
Basic structure

3

Polity, Constitution & Governance

11 July, 2022

50

Judiciary, Executive, federalism, centre-
state relations

4

Polity, Constitution & Governance

18 July, 2022

50

Legislature, Panchayati Raj & Schedule, Constitutional bodies &
non-constitutional bodies & other constitutional
dimensions

5

Polity, Constitution
& Governance

25 July, 2022

 

Miscellaneous
Questions

 

HISTORY
“History is a story of more than 1000 years. We as an aspirant can never cover entire history of India. We don’t have any defined syllabus or book for History. So, we need to focus on our basic books. Ek baar basics cover ho jaaye then we should not be worrying about History. Any question outside basics will be difficult for every student”.

7. History: NCERT Class VI – Our Past - I

8. History: NCERT Class VII – Our Past - II

9. History: NCERT Class VIII – Our Past III

10. History: NCERT Class IX – India and the Contemporary World – I

11. History: NCERT Class X – India and the Contemporary World – II

12. Old NCERT (Class 11) - Ancient India by R S Sharma

13. Old NCERT (Class 11) - Medieval India by Satish Chandra

14. History: NCERT Class XII – Themes in Indian History – I

15. History: NCERT Class XII – Themes in Indian History – II

16. History: NCERT Class XII – Themes in Indian History – III

17. Spectrum - A Brief History of Modern India

 

Subject

Date

Questions

Syllabus

6

History & Culture

1 August 2022

50

Stone Copper Phase, Indus valley civilization, Vedic age &
, Maurya empire, Gupta empire & Harsha empire, and Historical & cultural development in
South India

7

History & Culture

8 August 2022

50

Chola empire, Vijaya
Nagar Kingdom & other south Indian

 

 

 

 

kingdom, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal empire, Bhakti & Sufi
movement, Performing Arts and
Architecture, Buddhism, and Jainism

8

History & Culture

15 August 2022

50

Indian Languages, Literature, Religion & Philosophy and education system & Science and Technology, Painting,

9

History & Culture

22 August 2022

50

From the decline of the Mughal Empire till the formation of the Indian
National Congress. 
From the formation of the Indian National Congress till the
Civil Disobedience

 

10

History & Culture

29 August 2022

50


Movement. Developments after the Civil Disobedience Movement till Independence; along with History of Education, Press, Social
Movements – Women, Dalit, Labour, Peasant. Constitutional Developments
during British Rule

ECONOMICS

“The only thing here you need to develop is your concepts. Don’t run when you read economics. Give your proper time to it. There is very less to memorize. Just need to interlink various topics. And one more thing, Polity and economics are the only subjects which will help you to clear UPSC Prelims exam”

1. NCERT (Class 11) – India Economic Development

2. NCERT (Class 12) – Introductory Macroeconomics

3. NCERT (Class 12) - Introductory Microeconomics

4. Budget and Economic Survey

5. Any one: Mural videos, Ramesh Singh, Vivek Singh

Text Box: 4.  Budget and Economic Survey  5.  Any one: Mural videos, Ramesh Singh, Vivek Singh

 

 

Subject

Date

Questions

Syllabus

12

Economic – Social Development

12
September, 2022

50

Economic overview, planning & national income Inclusive
growth & SDG

 

13

Economic – Social Development

19
September, 2022

50

Banking, finance & inflation, Planning & Government budget

 

14

 

Economic –Social Development

26
September, 2022

50

Agriculture & Industry, External sectors & international organisations

15

Economic –Social Development

3 October,
2022

 

Miscellaneous Questions

GEOGRAPHY

 “The portion of Geography is very less as compared to other subjects in UPSC Prelims exam, but then it doesn’t mean we won’t study this. This is equally important as other subjects. In Geography there are lot of topics which you need to prepare. NCERTs will give you only basics”

1. Geography: NCERT Class VI – The Earth Our Habitat

2. Geography: NCERT Class VII – Our Environment

3. Geography: NCERT Class VIII – Resource and Development

4. Geography: NCERT Class IX – Contemporary India – I

5. Geography: NCERT Class X – Contemporary India – II

6. Geography: NCERT Class XI – Fundamentals of Physical Geography

7. Geography: NCERT Class XI – India – Physical Environment

8. Geography: NCERT Class XII – Fundamentals of Human Geography

9. Geography: NCERT Class XII – India – People and Economy

10. VAJIRAM GEOGRAPHY NOTES.

11. PMF Notes.

12. Self-preparation of notes is very important.

 

Subject

Date

Questions

Syllabus

16

Geography

10 October,

50

Geological Structure, Physiography & Drainage system & map

17

Geography

17 October,
2022

50

Climate, Natural Vegetation, Soils, Agriculture, resources, population composition & census, Transport& map, Natural
Hazards & disasters & Multipurpose projects & map

18

Geography

24 October,
2022

50

Geomorphology & Hydrosphere, Climatology, Biogeography and Social & economic geography

Environment and Ecology

“This is interesting. This subject contains maximum topics in exam. They are mix of basics and current news. We will cover this subject extensively from various important sources. So, no need to worry much about this subject”.

1. Biology (Class XII) Chapters 13, 14, 15 & 16.

2. Shankar IAS Environment booklet

3. Environment & Ecology news from News.

 

Subject

Date

Questions

Syllabus

19

Environment, Ecology & Biodiversity

1 November,
2022

50

Organisms and Populations & Ecosystem

20

Environment, Ecology & Biodiversity

7 November,
2022

50

Environment, Environmental issues and Climate Change

21

Environment, Ecology & Biodiversity

14 November,
2022

50

Biodiversity & Conservation

Science and Technology

“There will be two tests of Science and Technology. All important Questions will be covered. But you
won’t miss NCERTs of Science and Technology”.

 

 

Subject

Date

Questions

Syllabus

22

Science and Technology

21 NOVEMBER,
2022

50

Entire Syllabus

23

Science and Technology

28 November,
2022

50

Entire Syllabus.

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS TESTS, MAPS and FLTs.

 

Subject

Date

Questions

Syllabus

24

Current Affairs TEST-1

5 December, 2022

50

Complete June
2022

25

Current Affairs TEST-2

12 December, 2022

50

Complete July
2022

26

Current Affairs TEST-3

19 December, 2022

50

August 2022

27

Current Affairs TEST-4

26 December, 2022

50

September
2022

28

Current Affairs TEST-5

2 January, 2023

50

October 2022

29

Current Affairs TEST-6

9 January, 2023

50

November
2022

30

Current Affairs TEST-7

16 January, 2023

50

December 2022

31

MAP BASED TESTS

23 January, 2023

50

Full MAP

32

MAP BASED TESTS

30 January, 2023

50

FULL MAP

33

FIRST FULL LENGTH TEST

6 MARCH, 2023

100

Full Coverage

34

Current Affairs TEST-8

13 MARCH, 2023

50

January 2023

35

Current Affairs TEST-9

20 MARCH, 2023

50

February 2023

36

SECOND FULL LENGTH
TEST

27 MARCH, 2023

100

Full Coverage

37

Current Affairs TEST-10

3 APRIL, 2023

50

MARCH 2023

38

THIRD FULL LENGTH
TEST

13 APRIL, 2023

100

Full Coverage

39

Fourth (Economic
Survey and Budget)

22 APRIL, 2023

100

Full Coverage

40

Current Affairs TEST-11

30 APRIL, 2023

50

APRIL 2023

41

Fifth FULL LENGTH TEST

10 May, 2023

100

Full Coverage

42

Sixth FULL LENGTH TEST

12 May, 2023

100

Full Coverage

43

Seventh FULL LENGTH
TEST

15 May, 2023

100

Full Coverage

NCERTs TEST: FULL SYLLABUS

TEST
No.

Subject

Date

Questions.

1

Polity

23 June, 2022

50

2.

Polity

29 June, 2022

50

3

Polity

5 July, 2022

50

4

Polity

10 July, 2022

50

5

History

13 July, 2022

50

6

History

18 July, 2022

50

7

History

23 July, 2022

50

8

History

26 July, 2022

50

9

History

2 August, 2022

50

10

History

7 August, 2022

50

11

Economics

12 August,
2022

50

12

Economics

17 August,
2022

50

13

Geo/Environment

22 August,
2022

50

14

Geo/Environment

27 August,
2022

50

15

Geo/Environment

1 September,
2022

50

16

Geo/Environment

7 September,
2022

50

17

Geo/Environment

12 September,
2022

50

18

Science and
Technology

20 September,
2022

50

19

Science and
Technology

25 September,
2022

50

20

Science and
Technology

30 September,
2022

50

 

CSAT Tests:

Test 44 to 48 will be your CSAT based Tests. That will be posted before 1st May.

 

PAYMENT STRUCTURE:

Only GS: There are total 43 tests. It will cost you 4600 Rs. (GS+ CSAT): There is total 48 Tests. It will cost you 5000 Rs.

(GS+NCERTs): There are total 63 Tests. It will cost you 6100 Rs.

(GS+CSAT+NCERTs): There are total 68 Tests. It will cost you 6500 Rs.

Results of Goaltide: Toral 63/200 students cleared UPSC PRELIMS 2022 EXAM.

Few feedbacks from students who cleared the Prelims 2022 exam you can see below:

 

The final selection in the 2021 UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAM: Out of 54 students who cleared Prelims in 2021, only 8 were selected for interview. Out of 8, only 2 got selected in the final list. 

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