Self-Learning Program (SLP)- 2023 for UPSC By Legacy IAS Academy

Want to clear UPSC Civil Services Exam and become an IAS Officer WITHOUT joining any classroom coaching centers, though Self-Study? Look no further!

Clearing UPSC Exam without enrolling for any normal classroom coaching courses is NOT an impossible task! It is a tough task, but it depends on your will and ability to work hard, stay focused, be diligent and work smart in your preparation. In this day and age, information is available for free and in the plenty – thanks to the internet. Although it is difficult to navigate through this sea of information without “drowning”, if you are smart with your choice of sources and follow a strategy that suits you religiously, then you may indeed emerge victorious in your journey!

To realize the dream and bring out the IAS Officer within you – there are 3 key components that you will need to equip yourself with –

  1. A Plan that Fits you Best,
  2. The Right Approach and Source to Maximize Progress and
  3. Relentless Guidance.

Legacy IAS Academy’s Self-Learning Program (SLP) for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2023 will provide you with the right concoction of resources, from knowledge and tests to motivation and feedback, that is needed for your self-study to be a fruitful endeavor.

Self-Learning Program for UPSC by Legacy IAS Academy

 

Is the Self-Learning Program (SLP) the right choice for you?

This program is for those students who are habitual of self-study and have the confidence in preparing for the UPSC Exam on his/her own.

This program is also for the repeaters who have already taken the coaching classes from anywhere and now want to continue their preparation either with or without taking up a job.

Actually, any UPSC aspirant can choose this Self-Learning Program, but the SLP is the most suitable for two categories of aspirants.
1. Working profession who cannot attend the regular class.
2. Repeaters i.e., those who already prepared classroom program once.

Also, if students of the above two categories join Self-Learning Program for UPSC with Mentorship, the Mentors at Legacy IAS academy will guide you through your plan and strategy regularly.

Scope of the Self-Learning Program (SLP)

This SLP (Self-Learning Program for UPSC) program is a comprehensive program covering all the three stages of the UPSC Civil Services Exam, viz., Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

In this program, Legacy IAS Academy’s Team will support you in your preparation with daily study targets at a micro-topic level, provide regular tests, impart feedback on progress, tests and answers – all of this while providing mentorship at regular intervals. So this whole package put together with your assiduous efforts will make your preparation as meticulous as it needs to be for clearing the UPSC Civil Services Exam.

A study plan isn’t just about a timetable.

A study plan is much more than a timetable because it should encompass the methodology to deal with the preparation, strategy to cover all the gaps, and prior planning that is required for solving the problems that may arise in each subject by an aspirant.

For a successful pursuit of a UPSC rank through Self-Learning, you will need:

  1. Time! If you start your preparation at the earliest, you are essentially giving yourself the greatest odds of success. Do NOT postpone your preparation in the expectation of a ‘perfect time’ to start; instead, start at the earliest and make it the perfect start you could have. You can start with Legacy IAS Academy’s SLP program to give you a boost by starting right now.

  2. Effective use of Time! Just starting early will do you no good if you end up wasting time on unimportant fragments of preparation. You need to acclimatize yourself with the trends of the exam to know what is important to read and what is not. Apart from this, you also need to know how to prepare and where to prepare from, for each portion of the syllabus that is to be covered, in order to effectively use your time and maximize your progress. Our SLP will provide you with the right strategy and study-plan to effectively cover the syllabus.
  3. Limited Resources! Keeping your sources minimal and following the best sources that are available is one of the key steps in effectively using your time. Start with the Basics in NCERTs for each subject and as you progress – limit yourself to JUST ONE standard book per subject until you truly master that one book. Legacy IAS Academy’s SLP will provide you with the study material and recommended standard books.
  4. Setting Small Goals for the Big Dream! As one of your main targets is to cover the entire syllabus in a comprehensive manner, you must divide the syllabus into topics and sub-topics while assigning time and the estimated level of importance. These can be considered as sub-goals and you must complete them in a time-bound manner. To help you with this meticulous task, the SLP program will provide you with a ‘Daily plan’ breaking down the topics to be covered in the bases of number of hours.
  5. Measuring Progress! In order to make sure that while covering the sub-topics, you are still along the right path at the right pace, you need to test yourself and understand where you are lagging behind. This is by far the most crucial step in your preparation as without testing yourself you will be blindly moving ahead in a haphazard manner. As a part of the SLP Program we will be giving you access to the Prelims and Mains Test-Series along with support and guidance as add-ons.
  6. Staying Motivated and Focused! Just as important as it is test oneself, it is also important to stay focused and remain diligent without losing the impetus to act. As a part of the SLP program you can also take up Personal Guidance to have an expert mentor guide you along every step of your preparation while providing you with invaluable insights and feedback.

Last but not the least, no study plan can be successful if it is not followed and executed sincerely. Your dedication and consistency is what sets you apart from the others and dictates your success.

 

Details of the Self Learning Program (SLP) and its features

Study Materials that are provided

The SLP Program completely covers the study materials required outside of the standard books for an aspirant to prepare for the UPSC exam.
Comprehensive, Relevant and Updated Study Materials for each of the Static Subjects will be provided from the institute to supplement your preparation.
Printed study materials will be dispatched to the students at the address provided by them across India and outside Indi as well.

 

Study materials will consist of the following booklets:

  1. Indian Polity
  2. Governance
  3. Indian Economy Module
  4. Budget and Economic Survey Module
  5. Economic Development and Agriculture Module
  6. Ancient and Medieval History
  7. Modern History
  8. Art and Culture
  9. Post Independent Indian History
  10. World History
  11. Indian Society
  12. World Geography
  13. Indian Geography
  14. Disaster Management
  15. Internal Security
  16. Science and Technology
  17. Ethics
  18. Monthly current Affairs Magazine (PDF format)

Study Material of Legacy IAS

 

Prelims Test Series

Under the SLP program, the Prelims Test series consisting of 48 tests will also be provided. Students can subscribe for Live or Recorded test discussions as a value add-on feature.

The specialty of Legacy IAS Academy’s Test Series lies in both Quality and Quantity.

  • The highest of standards are set for the quality of MCQs prepared by Legacy IAS Academy, as evident in the reflection of the questions in the Actual UPSC Prelims examinations.
  • 48 Tests are conducted as a part of the Prelims Test Series apart from the Class tests held during weekends as a part of the Foundation Course.
  • Each of these 48 Prelims tests will provide you with insightful analytics on overall, relative, subject-wise and difficulty-based performance.

 

Self-Learning Program for UPSC

 

Mains Test Series

Legacy IAS Academy’s  UPSC Mains Test series is also included in the SLP. The Mains Test Series comprehensively covers all the topics and subjects outlined by the UPSC Main Examination Syllabus.

Daily targets have been set in the plan provided as a part of the SLP and you have to be determined to complete the targets without any backlogs to ensure your success in the Mains Test Series and hence the actual Mains Examination.

S.NONature of TestsNumber of Tests
1Sectional8
2Full Length8
3Essay5
Total Tests21

Under the SLP, a student can opt for any the evaluation of any 5 tests of their choice along with feedback to be provided by a senior mentor OR they can subscribe for evaluation and feedback for all the tests by senior mentor as value add-on.

 

Daily Plan

As a part of the Self-Learning Program (SLP), we will also be providing you with a Daily Schedule that breaks up your preparation down to an hourly basis for imparting that EXTRA-INTENSIVE routine to effectively cover every nook and corner of the syllabus along with the understanding of importance levels.

The provided daily plan accounts for every single micro-topic to be covered as a part of the syllabus, while allocating time for tests and Daily Mains Answer Writing practice.

Daily Plan schedule Legacy IAS

 

Subject videos

Students will be given regular classes on subject overview and how to deal with the subject at regular intervals according to the plan given by us. Students can also opt for all the recorded (not Live) videos of every subject as an add-on feature in the course.

 

Essay Guidance

Essay preparation is also a part of our SLP program. Essay tests will also be covered under the Mains Test series.

Students can also opt for Theme-wise essay classes (Live) as an add-on feature. Value-added notes (PDF) will be shared with students as well.

 

Interview Guidance and Personality Development Program

Interview guidance is now included by Legacy IAS Academy as a part of the Self Learning Program (SLP).

Once you reach the Interview Stage, we will be supporting you along the entire course of steps starting from filling your DAF (Detailed Application Form) and preparing expected questions and answers, to Mock Interviews and personality development sessions before the final interview.

What is included in the one-to-one IAS Interview guidance program?

  1. One-to-one Detailed Application Form (DAF) discussion
  2. To provide the home state-specific questionnaire
  3. To provide the home district-specific questionnaire
  4. Help in framing hobby-related questions and answers
  5. How to avoid giving controversial statements
  6. How to answer basic questions like “Why do you want to join civil service?”
  7. How to present yourself as a worthy candidate for UPSC?
  8. How to cover current affairs for interview purposes?
  9. How to answer opinion-based questions?
  10. A compilation of probable questions based on your DAF

 

Current Affairs

As Current Affairs form a significant part of the UPSC Civil Services Exam preparation, as a part of the SLP you will get the required support for Current Affairs.
Daily Current Affairs Notes prepared from various newspapers such as The Hindu, Indian Express, Livemint, etc., will be provided along with Editorial Analysis and PIB Summaries of the government’s press releases on the Press Information Bureau website.
Along with the Static Subject Notes and Daily Current Affairs, you will also get Daily Quizzes based on Current affairs and Static subjects.

 

 

Personal Mentorship (Add-on) under Self Learning Program:

This is not included as a by-default under the SLP program, but if any student wants to take Personal mentorship as an add-on feature, then he/she can opt for this program to mimic the offline classroom courses and programs.

There will be a Dedicated Mentor to monitor your progress, give you feedback, motivate and guide you on the Right Path.

When you have a mentor, not only do they provide you with guidance but they will also also share their valuable experiences and their own insightful learnings with you. They will let you in on the learnings of other people and this helps you build your own perspective and gain a clear understanding of how things are done and how they could be done better.

A mentor has been through similar times as an aspirant and they understand how things proceed in the real world in this field. They can look at things from your point of view and suggest the best ways of dealing with a situation when you are stuck.

It is easy to get distracted and go off track. When you have a mentor, not only do they help you in setting the goals but also they will also check your progress with you. Once you have someone to hold you accountable, you will easily become more motivated to finish the tasks for yourself and see the results.

Students can talk to mentors over a video call. There will be 10-12 Students who can connect at a time to respective mentors. Students will be provided with a form in which they can fill all their study-related doubts of a given subject (mentioned in the daily plan) and then those doubts will be taken care of by the mentor.

You can connect with your mentors 3 times a month. Extra classes will also be arranged on special request. You can also talk to the particular mentor if special guidance is needed. For that, Legacy IAS Academy will arrange the class at a suitable time.

One helpline number will also be provided to register all the doubts.

All these features are available under the ‘SLP with mentorship’ program only. Only 100 seats are available under this program and will be allotted on first cum first serve basis.

 

SLP with mentorship’ program

 

 

FAQs About Self-Learning Program for UPSC

 

What is the fees for Self-Learning Program (SLP) for UPSC 2023?

Fees have been kept at the lower end due to the prevalent pandemic situation which has reduced the disposable income level for many.

For this fee amount, students will get only prelims and mains test series at any other institute. Here students will be getting more than that at an affordable cost including personal mentorship.

Fees for SLP 2023- INR 19,999/- plus GST.

Fees for SLP with mentorship – INR 39,999/- plus GST

Who needs to opt for this SLP program?

Actually, any UPSC aspirant can choose this SLP program but this is the most suitable for two categories of aspirants.
1. Working profession who cannot attend the regular class.
2. Repeaters i.e., those who already prepared classroom program once.

Also, if students of the above two categories join SLP with Mentorship the Mentors will guide you through your plan and strategy regularly.

Is the daily study plan provided as a part of the SLP program?

Yes. Every student will be provided a daily study plan with a calendar.

The Daily Study Plan breaks up your preparation down to an hourly basis for imparting that EXTRA-INTENSIVE routine to effectively cover every nook and corner of the syllabus along with the understanding of importance levels.

The provided daily plan accounts for every single micro-topic to be covered as a part of the syllabus, while allocating time for tests and Daily Mains Answer Writing practice.

How many Prelims tests are provided in SLP for UPSC 2023?

There will be a total 48 tests for Prelims.

If someone joins SLP(Self-Learning Program for UPSC) 2023 with mentorship, then test discussion will also be a part of SLP 2023.

Test discussion will provide the extra advantage to the students like how to make a calculated guess, why such questions are asked UPSC trends, etc.

How are the Mains Tests provided under SLP for UPSC 2023?

There will be around 21 Mains tests (written) under this program.

If you want to check your copies from a senior mentor, then students can choose the SLP with mentorship program where all the tests will be checked by senior mentors and student can discuss with them on one-to-one basis too regarding their evaluation. This is a unique feature designed for working professionals and repeaters to get ranked under 100 in UPSC.

Are the tests provided under SLP flexible?

Yes, tests can be given by students anytime. They can postpone it but not prepone.

Still, we advise students to attempt the tests on the given schedule only. Otherwise, you will not be able to get proper guidance from mentors. Discipline is one of the key elements in UPSC exam preparation.

Will printed study material be provided under SLP for UPSC 2023?

If a student joins the ‘SLP with mentorship’ program, then printed materials of all the General Studies (GS) subjects will be sent to the student’s given address across India and outside India as well.

Is Essay guidance a part of the SLP program?

Yes, Essay test series are part of the SLP program. Value-added notes are also provided under this program.

However, Essay guidance classes are available only under the ‘SLP with mentorship’ program.

Is Interview Guidance a part of the SLP program for UPSC 2023?

Interview guidance is now included by Legacy IAS Academy as a part of the SLP program. As a part of the Interview Guidance Programme, we will be supporting you in:

  1. DAF Based Assessment by the Experts along with DAF discussion
  2. Personality Development sessions
  3. Mock Interviews and Feedback sessions
  4. Providing Home State and District specific Questionnaire and support for answers
  5. Providing Basic and Hobby-related Questionnaire and support for answers
  6. Guidance on Presentation of oneself and Navigation through Probable questions
  7. Guidance on Controlling the “direction” of the interview and Dodging controversial statements
  8. Covering Current Affairs for the Interview

How can one connect with Mentor after enrolling for 'SLP with Mentorship'?

Students can talk to mentors over a video call. There will be 10-12 Students who can connect at a time to respective mentors. Students will be provided the form where student can fill all the study-related doubts of a given subject (mentioned in the daily plan) and then those doubts will be taken care of by the mentor.

You can connect with your mentors 3 times a month. Extra classes will also be arranged on special request. You can also talk to the particular mentor if special guidance is needed. For that, Legacy IAS will arrange the class at a suitable time.

One helpline number will also be provided to register all the doubts.

All these features are available under the ‘SLP (Self-Learning Program for UPSC)with mentorship’ program only. Only 100 seats are available under this program and will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.

When can one join the SLP program for UPSC 2023?

One can join the SLP Program anytime and hence, start their preparation for the UPSC 2023 exam immediately.

It is advised to join as soon as possible to get the maximum benefits. It is also important to note that, for ‘SLP with mentorship’ program, the number of seats are limited.

How is the SLP program different from the Foundation course?

The Foundation Course is for beginners who have no prior knowledge of this exam. So they can’t afford to waste their precious time.

Under the Foundation course, students will access offline classes as well as Live classes. Here they will interact with senior faculty on daily basis. Students will get mock tests at a regular interval according to the schedule.

Under the Foundation course, various extra study materials sheets will be provided to add to their exam preparation.

Under the Foundation course, one dedicated mentor will be provided for helping in daily mains answer writing practices.

Under the foundation course, regular motivational lectures will be arranged to motivate students.

Under the foundation course, free access to the library will be provided to every enrolled student from 7 AM to 9 PM daily.

Does the SLP program cover all the stages of the UPSC Exam?

Yes, the SLP program covers all the 3 stages of the UPSC Civil service Exam – viz., Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test.

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