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PSIR (Optional): Batch 1

IQRA IAS Introduces PSIR Optional by Sanjay Kumar Thakur Sir and Irshad Khan Sir

Course Overview:

This PSIR (optional) Comprehensive Foundation Course covers basics from NCERT level (class 6 to 12) to advanced level. The course is designed under the guidance of senior faculties of IQRA IAS to clear the fundamental concepts and to build up the understanding for advanced levels.

This course has been designed in such a way that students having no to a very basic academic background in Polity will also be able to understand the subject which will help them score good marks.

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PSIR Optional for UPSC

Special Discounted Fee Offer 40,000/- 25,000/- INR for First 50 Students. Register Today!

With 2 Easy Instalment Options: Rs.12,500/- + GST at Registration and the Remaining amount of 12,500/- by 31 Dec 2022

Batch Starting: 31st Oct 2022

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Features of this Programme:

  • Approximately 330 Hours of Classes (Intensive Classroom Programme)
  • Regular Classes from Monday till Friday
  • PSIR Test Series: Includes 8 Tests (Sectional & Comprehensive)
  • Course Mode: Offline/Live Class (Hybrid)
  • Doubt Sessions: 2 to 3 Days of Offline Discussion and Doubt Sessions every Month at Kanpur & Pune Centre
  • Batch Starts on 31st Oct 2022 and will continue till 30 April 2023
  • Course Language: English Medium
  • Class Format:
    • First 2 Months (5+1) Classes
    • After 2 Months (5+2) Classes
  • Daily Class Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Regular and Weekly Current Class Timings: 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Explanation and Dictation (Classroom Material)
  • Material with thorough Analysis and Recent updates
  • Answer Writing Practice included at the end of every unit
  • One Contemporary Lecture every Week about Political & International Developments
  • Notes on Current Development will be Provided Weekly
  • Current Development Classes on Saturdays


Indian Polity Sanjay Thakur

Sanjay Sir is a renowned faculty in the field of UPSC coaching. He specialises in Polity, IR, Governance, and PSIR (optional), and has teaching experience of over more than a decade. He has a unique and easy-to-understand approach to teaching. His innovative teaching style helps students to retain topics for a very long time.

Along with IQRA IAS, he has been associated with a few other reputed institutes at the Pan India level.

Irshad Khan Sir

Irshad Khan Sir has Teaching Experience of 7+ years in the field of Polity, Governance, and Social Justice and with the Optional Subject of Political Science and International Relations (PSIR).

Sir has completed a Graduation in Management Studies from Mumbai University and Masters from Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi.

Course Schedule:

  • Batch Starts: 31st Oct 2022 and will continue till 30 Apr 2023
  • Class Timings: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm (Mon – Friday). Special Current Development Classes on Saturdays

Course Validity:

  • One Year from the Date of the Start of the Batch
  • For Undergraduate Student
    • Course Valid till the First appearance in Exam with the condition, no discount on Fees (40,000/- INR, Course Fees)
    • First Two Months (5+1) Classes
    • After Two Month (5+2) Classes

Course Fees:

Batch 1

Use Code PSIR10OFF to Get an Additional 10% Off on the One Time Fees of 25,000/-

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PSIR Optional: Frequently Asked Questions

There are many ways to clear this exam with PSIR Optional but so far most common and effective ways are mentioned below:

  1. Properly analysing the content of the optional syllabus and comparing the subject with the GS Mains syllabus.
  2. Then, start your optional preparation in such a way that by reading optional you will able to cover GS Mains topics which are in common. So that you can gain extra time for other GS topics and Essays.
  3. With completing each topic, you should focus on writing answers, you should never wait on completing the syllabus and then begin your answer writing.

There are many sources available in the market. But at IQRA IAS we provide comprehensive notes in 4 layers:

  1. Updated printed notes
  2. Easy and lucid language dictated class notes
  3. Most essential Value-Added materials
  4. PSIR Optional related current affairs compilation

It is not an institute or teachers who is best but that one mentor who can teach and guide you best to score the highest marks in the optional paper which a specific strategy.

IQRA IAS Institute is the best institute for PSIR Optional because at this institute there is a unique blend of TWO Faculty like:

Sanjay Thakur Sir is well-versed in theoretical and thinkers of PSIR. He has a unique style of teaching and making students understand even very difficult topics comprehensively.

Irshad khan Sir is well endowed with the contemporary aspect of PSIR, which students considered a nightmare because of its dynamism, but his teaching style and prepared notes facilitate students like magic in scoring good marks.

It depends how do we read the syllabus and prepare it for exam.
If any students start preparation without understanding the overlap in the given subject, then it is very lengthy. One should focus on linking one topic to another and then prepare it accordingly.

Every coaching institute takes approximately 5 -6 months to complete the syllabus.

Yes you can prepare but you need teacher or Mentor to make you understand the demand of the exam and how to approach it.

One should begin with Class 11th NCERT POLITICAL THEORY and CONSTITUTION AT WORK. If after this student is comfortable understanding this basic, they should proceed with BA IGNOU NOTES, followed by a reference Booklist provided on IQRA Website.

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Yes, in the recent time it is quite popular subject among UPSC aspirants because of its coverage in GS MAINS Syllabus.

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Upcoming Batches

Crash Course with Test Series Batch

Starts after Pre 2023
Crash Course Starts: Starts Sep 2023
Test Series Starts: 10th Jun 2023

Fees: 30,000/- + 18% GST

PSIR Optional (Batch 2)

10th July 2023 – 15th Dec 2023

Fees: 60,000/- + 18% GST

PSIR Optional (Batch 3)

31st Oct 2023 – 15th May 2024

Fees: 60,000/- + 18% GST

PSIR Optional (Batch 4)

10th July 2024 – 15th Dec 2024

Fees: 60,000/- + 18% GST

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