10 Months


The main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory. The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio-economic goals, objectives and demands. ‘Mains’ assesses the quality of thoughts and content of one’s mind. These will enter subconsciously into one’s answer sheets.

Further, Instances of serious aspirants failing to clear the Mains hurdle, despite having good knowledge and being extensively read and doing all the hard work, are very common in the circles of UPSC CSE preparation.

Keeping this mind, Apti Plus Academy brings ‘SAKSHAM-2022’: the ultimate program that aspirants can bank upon to score well in UPSC CSE Mains 2022.

This highly innovative course has been strategically designed for serious aspirants to make them exam ready by strategically steering their preparation in the right direction and imparting them a mix of enhancement of knowledge, improvement in skills, personalized mentorship and extensive practice and revision.

APTI PLUS through its Program offers that kind of conducive 360 degree platform which meets each and every requirement of the 'LEARN, REVISE & PRACTICE, TEST, IMPROVE, SUCCEED' mantra.


  • Course Duration: 10 Months
  • Course Fees: Rs. 30000/-* (For Prelims Qualified students) Rs. 35000/- *(For Others)


One can 'Revise, Practice & Improve' and stay ahead of the curve with this component known for its codified objective criteria, uniform standards and timely, constructive, personalised and practical inputs on all aspects of answer writing. The programme aims to develop an analytical perspective in aspirants and ensure continuous improvement using standardised evaluation and feedback. Trusted and expert guidance enables the aspirants to get their performance evaluated anytime from anywhere and helps them learn at their own pace:

  • No fear psychosis.
  • Monthly 30 answers OR total 300 answers
  • 1 Special Session by Mains Expert with respect to right approach and strategy in answer writing
  • Answer evaluation by experts
  • Get evaluated answers within 72 hours with personalized feedback
  • Source of question can be from anywhere


This component has been designed so as to ensure not only content development and enhanced answer writing skills for the aspirants but also to enable them to develop multidimensional analytical perspective across all themes. It will help aspirants master the art of writing answers such as structure and presentation, learn how to present knowledge with contextual, structural and language competency, understand the key words/context, approach towards attempting question, understand their current preparedness and identify their strengths and weaknesses and work upon them in a concerted manner.

  • 8 Micro Tests (10 questions each).
  • 8 Full Length GS Tests
  • 2 Essay Tests
  • Detailed Performance Analysis
  • Strictly adhering to UPSC pattern and standard
  • Detailed Analysis of Tests


  • Live Zoom discussion and mentorship (one mentor for every 10 students)
  • Will include monthly one session with expert faculty with respect to feedback and doubt clearance Live answer-writing practice with our expert faculty on PYQs
  • Will enable the aspirants to pinpoint issues in their preparation and get an opportunity to resolve them

    Aspirants can 'Learn & Enrich' their preparation with this targeted, exam-oriented complementary component by super specialized faculty who follow a systematic approach with special focus on application of knowledge to help aspirants hone their skills and skyrocket their mains marks.

    Scoring well in Ethics paper can give an aspirant a well needed edge of 20-30 marks. This can be gauged from the fact that in CSE 2017 most of the toppers’ scores in Ethics hovered around 90 to 100 marks whereas only a few aspirants scored above 105. One aspirant scored 134….getting the edge of around 30 marks in one single paper!!! Similarly, Essay is considered to be very dicey paper as one year a candidate may score 155 and the following year the score may drop to 100. Further, the range of marks varies from as low as 70 to around 165.

    The purpose of these special sessions is to help aspirants strategise their preparation in such a manner that they are able to cross the 65% marks barrier in both the papers.


    • 4 interactive-live sessions for Ethics of 3 hours each
    • 4 interactive-live sessions for Essay of 3 hours each
    • Interactive brainstorming on themes/topics that have high chances of coming in exam
    • Marking Pattern and Answer Writing Discussion
    • Ethics Sessions:

      • Session 1: Do’s and Don’ts, Strategy for Preparation, Decoding the sources, Understanding the syllabus
      • Session 2: Important themes on Ethics and Human interface, Human values, Attitude, Aptitude and foundational values for civil services
      • Session 3: Important themes on Emotional Intelligence, Moral philosophers/ thinkers, Civil services values, Probity in governance
      • Session 4: Tackling Case Studies
      • Essay Sessions:

        • Session 1: How is writing an essay for UPSC Mains different from regular essays in college etc., Approach and Strategy for Preparation, Decoding the sources, How to choose an essay, Do’s and don’ts, How to formulate and structure an essay, How to manage time, creativity of answer writing
        • Session 2: Important themes on Philosophical topics, ethical issues
        • Session 3: Important themes on social issues, environmental issues, economic issues
        • Session 4: Important themes on science and technology, international and geo-political issues

        Class Schedule