Prelims 2016 is over and thankfully we were of some help to you all in your endeavor for CSE 2016.
After Prelims, we were receiving numerous requests to conduct a test series for Mains 2016. While we were definitely overwhelmed by the support and interest shown in us, we thought it would be better to design a test series suiting to the needs of the aspirants and thus we sent a list of questionnaires to our registered students for their valuable feedback.
Clearing this exam is not about how much you know or don’t know , it is all about how qualitatively you can write in a given time frame.That’s what matters and that is the exact reason why many deserving and intelligent students don’t get through and more often than not, the reason is lack of practice.
One can read a 1000 pages on a particular topic but to put it with in 250 words is a real challenge and thus writing tests helps one to filter out the crux of the matter and put forth meaningful and valuable points in exam without beating around the bush.
After going through the feedback given to us by many of you, we have come up with a comprehensive test series for Mains 2016. The test series is designed keeping in mind the recent trends in UPSC CSE Mains exam in the past three years.
Feature of the series:-
The Test Series will consist of 13 (Thirteen) Tests out of which 8 (Eight) tests will be sectional tests of GS I,II,III and IV and 4 (Four) tests will be full length Mock Tests of GS I,II,III and IV.
Aspirants are advised to refer the primary references first and go through the secondary references only if the time permits.
We will be focusing mainly on Current Affairs for GS II and III as has been the recent trends.
Students will be given Log In credentials after registration and each test will be uploaded on the Students’ Portal latest by 10:00 AM on the day of the test.
While our Test Series is Flexible and students can postpone the test suiting to their personal studying time table, we would like to advise you to stick to this time table as this will exert extra pressure on you to timely complete the syllabus. We don’t want our students to be the victim of procrastination.
We will be providing Fixed Space Answer Sheet for each test on our Students’ Portal. The students are advised to print the same and answer for the sake of practice. However, students can also write answers on normal A4 size papers with the questions written on the top of the page.
We will be providing a detailed PERSONALIZED REVIEW of your answers within a week’s time from the date of submission of your paper.
The students who have joined our ‘Essay Test Series’ programme must be well aware by now of the detailed review we try to provide to our aspirants
We are committed to ensure the same standards in our Mains Test Series programme as well.
Evaluation of answers will be done in accordance to the requirement of UPSC. Adequate emphasis will be given on Relevance, Content, Brevity , Language Competency,Economy of words and other aspects that either deal with the quality or quantity.
We would also be pointing out various Opportunities for Improvements (OFIs) in each answer.
The evaluated answer sheet will be sent to the students’ individual mail ids.
The students are free to contact our team of faculties anytime for personal doubt clearance and discussion.
We will also be providing answer materials for each test in the Students’ Portal after completion of each test.
Our subscribers must be aware of the quality of articles we publish by covering various perspectives and we would be sticking to the same mantra while preparing the questions for the test series.
Rest assured, the standard of questions will be at par with UPSC and the Personalized Feedbacks by our team will be going a long way in sharpening your answer writing skills.
Registration and Cost:
The Comprehensive Mains Test Series programme will cost Rs. 6500/- only for the new joiners , for all the 13 Tests with Personalized feedback.
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The darknet is often associated with illegal activities such as drug trafficking, weapon sales, and hacking services, although not all sites on the darknet are illegal.
Examples of darknet markets include Silk Road, AlphaBay, and Dream Market, which were all shut down by law enforcement agencies in recent years.
These marketplaces operate similarly to e-commerce websites, with vendors selling various illegal goods and services, such as drugs, counterfeit documents, and hacking tools, and buyers paying with cryptocurrency for their purchases.
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Freedom of Speech: The darknet can be a platform for free speech, as users are able to express their opinions and ideas without fear of censorship or retribution.
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Illegal Activities: Many darknet sites are associated with illegal activities, such as drug trafficking, weapon sales, and hacking services. Such activities can attract criminals and expose users to serious legal risks.
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Security Risks: The use of the darknet can expose users to malware and other security risks, as many sites are not properly secured or monitored. Users may also be vulnerable to hacking or phishing attacks.
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AI, or artificial intelligence, refers to the development of computer systems that can perform tasks that would normally require human intelligence, such as recognizing speech, making decisions, and understanding natural language.
Virtual assistants: Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are examples of virtual assistants that use natural language processing to understand and respond to users’ queries.
Recommendation systems: Companies like Netflix and Amazon use AI to recommend movies and products to their users based on their browsing and purchase history.
Efficiency: AI systems can work continuously without getting tired or making errors, which can save time and resources.
Personalization: AI can help provide personalized recommendations and experiences for users.
Automation: AI can automate repetitive and tedious tasks, freeing up time for humans to focus on more complex tasks.
Job loss: AI has the potential to automate jobs previously performed by humans, leading to job loss and economic disruption.
Bias: AI systems can be biased due to the data they are trained on, leading to unfair or discriminatory outcomes.
Safety and privacy concerns: AI systems can pose safety risks if they malfunction or are used maliciously, and can also raise privacy concerns if they collect and use personal data without consent.