Preparatory

Preparatory
Course Start:
08 Jul 2018
08 Jul 2018
13 Jul 2018

Introduction to our Preparatory course

Chanakya Mandal Pariwar has designed a very special package in form of the Preparatory Course. Awareness of career in the competitive examinations is increasing and more and more number of students want to start preparing well in advance. Youngsters have started preparing for their decided competitive exam at an early stage. Parents are also Insert your content hereincreasingly aware and eager to see their sons and daughters shaping up for competitive examinations at an early stage of their life, which exactly is suggested by us. Preparatory Course is the answer.

Foundation Course for CSAT

We suggest that before going in for the Preparatory th Course, i.e. generally in your academic 11 standard or FY a student should have done our Foundation Course. The Foundation Course makes the student capable of knowing oneself and taking one’s own decisions. In this course of building foundation of life, all the subcomponents of CSAT were already included. Still the course has now been made more exam oriented. Also it prepares students for the GS IV paper named Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude, the newly introduced paper in UPSC Mains, according to the changes in 2013. A student also learns Study Skills in that course. Many students who enter the field of competitive exams without learning these things are seen confused by trifle matters. Many even need help to fill up a simple examination form. Then they want their questions to be solved by others. Questions, right from ‘how I should decide my priorities,’ ‘how to plan the study timetable’, ‘how to improve memorizing skills’, ‘how I should manage many things at a time’… and right upto ‘which optional subject I should choose’… The students who have completed our Foundation Course are seen distinctly different in all such respects. Hence, we suggest that you do the Foundation Course previously. Of course it is not compulsory to do the Foundation Course to get admission to the Preparatory Course.

Admission 

A student who has not yet completed 21 years of age, or is not yet in the last year of graduation, or one who has not decided about his / her next attempt, but one who has appeared for HSC examination should presently take admission to the Preparatory Course.
A student who is presently 21 years old and is a graduate (or is appearing for the last year of graduation) can take admission to our direct courses for the respective competitive examination. Of course he should have made a firm decision to appear immediately for the competitive exam to be held in the same year with full devotion and hard work. Only then should he/she take admission to the respective course.

Generally, we suggest the following sequence

One should do the Foundation Course after 10 . Then in the next year one may do our Preparatory Course and then the year in which you are to appear for the competitive exam, you may do the regular course directly for the respective competitive exam.
Various competitive examinations have a similar design : Prelims (test of your information – objective, multiple choice type questions), Mains (test of your knowledge – essay type questions for UPSC) and Personality Test (i.e. the Interview, test of your wisdom). They also have a mandatory component of General Studies : which includes Current Affairs, History, Geography, Economy, Polity and ScienceTechnology. Our Preparatory Course is thus designed to help students prepare for any competitive examination like UPSC, MPSC, PSI/STI/Asst., Banking, NDA-CDSE or even corporate sector recruitments. Thus, this course helps to develop a personality for career through competitive exams and helps to enhance grasping power of any subject. Hence, this course may rightly be called an Advance Foundation Course.

Topics Covered

  • How to develop and orient our personality for the career through competitive examinations.
  • How and what to prepare/study from now on.
  • A general approach to competitive examinations.
  • To know more about the updates of important competitive exams.

Subtopics of G.S.

  1. General Sciences and Science-Technology
  2. Continual study of Current Events
  3. Indian & World History & Culture
  4. Indian and World Geography
  5. Indian Polity & Law
  6. India and International Relations
  7. Human Resource Development and Human Rights
  8. Indian & World Economy & Agriculture
  9. International Organizations
  10. Statistics
  • How to choose Optional Subject (orientation for certain common Optional Subjects)
  • Introduction to CSAT
  • Overview of all competitive examinations and career opportunities.
  • How to plan your studies.
  • Command over English.
  • Paper writing skills (descriptive and multiple choice type)
  • Interview techniques and mock interview.
  • Field visits and India study tours.
  • Regular weekly sessions by Dharmadhikari Sir.
  • Regular interaction with the successful students.Insert your content here.

Classroom Teaching and Sir’s Lectures


Learning through experience (Working with Police)


Nationwide Study Tours

Preparatory Batches

  • Screening Test: Not applicable
  • Medium: English and Marathi mixed (study material and practice tests in English)
  • Course Duration: One year, 5 sessions a week

For Pune Batch

  • Tuesday and Wednesday 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Saturday 2 hours in the afternoon/evening
  • Sunday 4 hours in the afternoon/evening

Division of Course Duration :

  • Term I: July to Diwali
  • Term II: Diwali to February end. (March and April holidays for university examinations)
  • Term III: Four weeks in May (2 hours daily)

Lecture by Successful Student (Aniket Mandavgane IFS 2009)

  • Screening Test: Not applicable
  • Medium: English and Marathi mixed (study material and practice tests in English).

Course Duration 

For Mumbai batch: 4 sessions a week

  • Friday evening 6.30-8.30 pm.
  • Saturday 2 hours in the afternoon/evening
  • Sunday 4 hours in the morning/afternoon

For Pune Branch: 3 sessions a week

  • Saturday 2 hours in the afternoon/evening
  • Sunday 4 hours in the afternoon/evening

Division of Course Duration :

  • Term I: July to Diwali
  • Term II: Diwali to February end. (March and April holidays for university examinations)
  • Term III: Four weeks in May (2 hours daily)

Traffic Control Work in Ganpati Festival

Outdoor Management Program (OMP)

Chanakya Mandal believes in “learning by doing”. We seek to move beyond mere book education. Outdoor Management Program(OMP) is a step in this direction. This a 2-day camp conducted at a campsite outside Pune. Students are taught various management skill, teamwork, communication etc. through 2 days of fun-filled games followed by de-briefings(to discuss what we learned from the games). This Outdoor Management Program(OMP) is a part of our Foundation and Preparatory Courses. This is one of the high points of our entire year and students leave with found memories and also ample knowledge.

Sagar Palkar

This Outdoor Management Program(OMP) is conducted every year by our very own Sagar Palkar. Sagar himself is an excellent example of how a student of Chanakya became successful in his life without joining the Civil Services. Sagar Palkar is a mountaineering expert. He has successfully lead an expedition to conquer the peak of Mount Everest.


The Australian Walk – Learning Co-ordination

De-briefing – What did we Learn from this game?

Pipe and Marble – Know your Role!!

Baloon Blast – Think Creative Solutions

To build in students a sense of adventure and also to inculcate within students a sense of pride in the rich historical heritage of Shivaji Maharaj’s forts Chanakya organizes treks to various forts within Maharashtra.

Forts include – Rajgad, Raigad, Lohagad, Bhimashankar……

Along with learning our rich historical heritage students also take part in various fun activities such as Khichadi making a competition.
These activities teach students important life skills such as teamwork, coordination, resource allocation and utilization etc.