IAS Gyan

UPSC Mains 2022 Capsule Module - Ethics and Essay Enrichment Exercise

Study Materials


180 Days

Recommended By Mr. Abhijit Ray, AIR 50 UPSC CSE 2021


The ultimate program meticulously designed for truly dedicated aspirants to bank upon for being Mains 2022 & 2023 Ready

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.

So the question arises what is the magical mantra to achieve success in Mains?.


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.

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.






  • Rs. 18,000/-




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 multi-dimensional 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.


  • A clear-cut detailed schedule of the Tests.
  • Strictly adhering to UPSC pattern and standard.
  • Sectional Tests to ensure that aspirants can cover each subject comprehensively in sufficient time and can evaluate his/her performance through the tests.
  • Full Length Mock Tests to evaluate the overall preparation level.
  • Detailed analysis of Tests based on Level of Difficulty making it easier for aspirants to evaluate their performance that strategize their preparation accordingly.


  • Learn the key point of syllabus and be disciplined in your preparation.
  • Read the syllabus thoroughly.
  • Analyze the previous year papers.
  • Keep the sources limited.
  • Periodic revision is a must.
  • Do not attempt tests without preparation.
  • Sufficient time allocation for answer writing (via mocks).
  • Allocate the months and schedule your days and weeks well in advance.


  • Whatever that you read, try to summarize in your own words at the end of the day.
  • Dedicate an hour or two each day to practice answer writing.
  • Follow daily current affairs from a limited source to keep oneself updated.
  • Religiously and consistently follow one source of newspaper daily.
  • Pick up one test paper, attempt it and read all the solutions, highlighting the important ones.
  • This will help you in memorizing the content as well as condition you to attempt appropriate number of questions. Further, these tests would also add up as your notes.


  • Clarity regarding how much time they are going to contribute to each question (both in terms of thinking and writing down of the answer).
  • Continuity and linkage between different parts.
  • Answering the ‘question’ rather than a ‘topic’
  • Uncluttered presentation, underlining of key content, heading of sub-parts, diagrams/ flow-charts.
  • Inter-topic linkages, catchy terms, facts and figures, case studies/ illustrations/ anecdotes.
  • Balance between one’s own view points on one hand and technical jargons, research studies, expert views on the other hand.

LEARN THROUGH MAINS ORIENTED SUBJECT-WISE SESSIONS: 15 hours online classes on essay and ethics case studies

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.



  • Interactive brainstorming on themes/topics that have high chances of coming in exam
  • Marking Pattern and Answer Writing Discussion

IMPROVE THROUGH PERSONALISED MENTORSHIP: 6 one to one interactive sessions with our evaluators



  • Will include interactive sessions with respect to feedback and doubt clearance
  • Will enable the aspirants to pinpoint issues in their preparation and get an opportunity to resolve them
  • Guidance of Apti Plus acts like the lighthouses of the seashore.
  • Instills competitive and fighting spirit, dedication and motivation for success
  • Very ecosystem of Apti Plus is enabling in the sense that it develops one’s cognitive skills
  • Continued Guidance: The ‘X’ Factor for Preparation
  • Broadening the scope of Improvement
  • The Edge called Psychological Advantage