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Empowering Minds, Transforming Futures

Are you ready to embark on a journey that will shape not only your career but also your nation? Look no further than SRIJAN IAS Academy in the spiritual city of Varanasi. With a legacy of excellence and a commitment to nurturing the brightest minds, SRIJAN IAS Academy stands as a beacon of hope and opportunity for aspirants seeking to crack the prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS) examination.

  1. Expert Faculty Team: Our institute takes pride in its exceptional faculty members who bring years of experience and expertise to the table. They are dedicated to providing insightful guidance and comprehensive support to our students, ensuring a holistic learning experience.

  2. Comprehensive Curriculum: At SRIJAN IAS, we understand the evolving nature of the IAS exam. Our thoughtfully designed curriculum covers every aspect of the syllabus, keeping you well-prepared for both the Preliminary and Main examinations.

  3. Personalized Approach: We believe in recognizing the unique strengths and weaknesses of each student. Our personalized approach to teaching ensures that every individual receives the attention they need to excel.

  4. Strategic Test Series: Regular assessment is the key to success. Our meticulously crafted test series helps you track your progress, identify areas of improvement, and enhance your answer-writing skills – a vital component of the IAS examination.

  5. Resourceful Library: Our library boasts an extensive collection of relevant books, journals, and study materials. This wealth of resources complements your classroom learning and aids in your self-study efforts.

  6. Inspiring Peer Group: Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who share your aspirations. The camaraderie and healthy competition among SRIJAN IAS students create an environment conducive to growth and learning.

  7. Strategic Location: Situated in the culturally rich city of Varanasi, SRIJAN IAS Academy offers a peaceful and focused ambiance for intensive study. The city’s historical significance adds a unique charm to your academic journey.




General Question Paper-Teaching and Research Aptitude

The main objective is to assess the teaching and research capabilities of the candidates. The test aims at assessing the teaching and research aptitude as well. Candidates are expected to possess and exhibit cognitive abilities, which include comprehension, analysis, evaluation, understanding the structure of arguments, deductive and inductive reasoning. The candidates are also expected to have a general awareness about teaching and learning processes in higher education system. Further, they should be aware of interaction between people, environment, natural resources and their impact on the quality of life. The details of syllabi are as follows:


Teaching Aptitude

1-      Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding and Reflective), Characteristics and basic requirements.

2-      Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (Academic, Social, Emotional and Cognitive), Individual differences.

3-      Factors affecting teaching related to: Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment and Institution.

4-      Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher centered vs. Learner centered methods; Off-line vs. On-line methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs etc.).

5-      Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern and ICT based.

6-      Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher education, Computer based testing, Innovations in evaluation systems.


Research Aptitude

1-      Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Post- positivistic approach to research.

2-      Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative and Quantitative methods.

3-      Steps of Research.

4-      Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.

5-      Application of ICT in research.

6-      Research ethics.



1-      A passage of text be given. Questions be asked from the passage to be answered.



1-      Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of communication.

2-      Effective communication: Verbal and Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group communications, Classroom communication.

3-      Barriers to effective communication.

4-      Mass-Media and Society.


Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

1-      Types of reasoning.

2-      Number series, Letter series, Codes and Relationships.

3-      Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages etc.).


Logical Reasoning

1-      Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, structure of categorical propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal fallacies, Uses of language, Connotations and denotations of terms, Classical square of opposition.

2-      Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.

3-      Analogies.

4-      Venn diagram: Simple and multiple use for establishing validity of arguments.

5-      Indian Logic: Means of knowledge.

6-      Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension).

7-      Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference).


Data Interpretation

1-      Sources, acquisition and classification of Data.

2-      Quantitative and Qualitative Data.

3-      Graphical representation (Bar-chart, Histograms, Pie-chart, Table-chart and Line-chart) and mapping of Data.

4-      Data Interpretation.

5-      Data and Governance.


Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

1-      ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.

2-      Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing.

3-      Digital initiatives in higher education.

4-      ICT and Governance.


People, Development and Environment

1-      Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals.

2-      Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on environment.

3-      Environmental issues: Local, Regional and Global; Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), Climate change and its Socio-Economic and Political dimensions.

4-      Impacts of pollutants on human health.

5-      Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear and Forests.

6-      Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies.

7-      Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance.


Higher Education System

1-      Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.

2-      Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.

3-      Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programmers in India.

4-      Professional, Technical and Skill Based education.

5-      Value education and environmental education.

6-      Policies, Governance, and Administration.