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geography test series

which test series is good for geography optional??

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  • Shabbir sir
  • Dead Man said:

    Shabbir sir

    +1
  • what about guidance ias?
  • It's secondary choice of aspirants opt for it only if you don't get admission in Shabbir sir test series.
  • edited April 16
    Dead Man said:

    It's secondary choice of aspirants opt for it only if you don't get admission in Shabbir sir test series.

    @abhilasha s @Dead Man
    If you've got some statistics to prove that, pls ignore whatever i say

    I joined Shabbir sir for cse'16, cleared mains'16
    Joined guidance 500 for cse'17, cleared mains'17

    Its not a SECONDARY choice, just another choice amongst many of those that are available.
    Pros and cons
    SHABBIR Sir
    Pros: wide coverage of current topics, reports, data, statistics, good for developing case studies in paper 2
    Cons: very generic questions covered for paper 1, no out of the blue questions, onus on you to use paper 1 concepts in paper 2, does not help with that, plus test questions are same as those discussed in class i.e. he'll tell u which questions will be asked in the test, very short discussion post test, does not cover previous year questions especially in biogeo, env geo, pop geo, settlement, paper 2

    Guidance 500
    Pros: wide range of very tough to analytical questions, questions from obscure sources, previous years questions esoecially for paper 2 are very well covered,helps explicitly with structuring of answers based on the type of question, will explicitly help with concepts of paper 1 that can be used and how in paper 2.at the end you will have more than 500 questions/answers which you can directly memorize, it helps.

    Cons: upto 6 hours classes with only a 15 min break, very basic questions will not be discussed in class but u can meet him afterwards, current affairs coverage is very less, test discussions are provided either as videos or handwritten answers, questions discussed in 500 programme classes will not be discussed in the after test discusion(bad fr people who have joined only the test series and not the 500 programme)

    This is my observation and I am not associated either with Vajiram or Guidance in any capacity, just an aspirant.
    I know we haven't got much, but whatever little there is - its worth fighting for.
  • guys plz tell where I can purchase test series of Shabbir sir in Karol bagh , any shop names u know ?
  • Dead Man said:

    It's secondary choice of aspirants opt for it only if you don't get admission in Shabbir sir test series.

    @abhilasha s @Dead Man
    If you've got some statistics to prove that, pls ignore whatever i say

    I joined Shabbir sir for cse'16, cleared mains'16
    Joined guidance 500 for cse'17, cleared mains'17

    Its not a SECONDARY choice, just another choice amongst many of those that are available.
    Pros and cons
    SHABBIR Sir
    Pros: wide coverage of current topics, reports, data, statistics, good for developing case studies in paper 2
    Cons: very generic questions covered for paper 1, no out of the blue questions, onus on you to use paper 1 concepts in paper 2, does not help with that, plus test questions are same as those discussed in class i.e. he'll tell u which questions will be asked in the test, very short discussion post test, does not cover previous year questions especially in biogeo, env geo, pop geo, settlement, paper 2

    Guidance 500
    Pros: wide range of very tough to analytical questions, questions from obscure sources, previous years questions esoecially for paper 2 are very well covered,helps explicitly with structuring of answers based on the type of question, will explicitly help with concepts of paper 1 that can be used and how in paper 2.at the end you will have more than 500 questions/answers which you can directly memorize, it helps.

    Cons: upto 6 hours classes with only a 15 min break, very basic questions will not be discussed in class but u can meet him afterwards, current affairs coverage is very less, test discussions are provided either as videos or handwritten answers, questions discussed in 500 programme classes will not be discussed in the after test discusion(bad fr people who have joined only the test series and not the 500 programme)

    This is my observation and I am not associated either with Vajiram or Guidance in any capacity, just an aspirant.
    Bro I am not saying guidance IAS test series is bad but Shabbir sir test series is most popular in the market and have a good track record but getting admission there is little difficult.
  • Dead Man said:

    It's secondary choice of aspirants opt for it only if you don't get admission in Shabbir sir test series.

    @abhilasha s @Dead Man
    If you've got some statistics to prove that, pls ignore whatever i say

    I joined Shabbir sir for cse'16, cleared mains'16
    Joined guidance 500 for cse'17, cleared mains'17

    Its not a SECONDARY choice, just another choice amongst many of those that are available.
    Pros and cons
    SHABBIR Sir
    Pros: wide coverage of current topics, reports, data, statistics, good for developing case studies in paper 2
    Cons: very generic questions covered for paper 1, no out of the blue questions, onus on you to use paper 1 concepts in paper 2, does not help with that, plus test questions are same as those discussed in class i.e. he'll tell u which questions will be asked in the test, very short discussion post test, does not cover previous year questions especially in biogeo, env geo, pop geo, settlement, paper 2

    Guidance 500
    Pros: wide range of very tough to analytical questions, questions from obscure sources, previous years questions esoecially for paper 2 are very well covered,helps explicitly with structuring of answers based on the type of question, will explicitly help with concepts of paper 1 that can be used and how in paper 2.at the end you will have more than 500 questions/answers which you can directly memorize, it helps.

    Cons: upto 6 hours classes with only a 15 min break, very basic questions will not be discussed in class but u can meet him afterwards, current affairs coverage is very less, test discussions are provided either as videos or handwritten answers, questions discussed in 500 programme classes will not be discussed in the after test discusion(bad fr people who have joined only the test series and not the 500 programme)

    This is my observation and I am not associated either with Vajiram or Guidance in any capacity, just an aspirant.
    Brother what is the duration of this course?
    Will it be starting after pre this year as well?

  • Dead Man said:

    Dead Man said:

    It's secondary choice of aspirants opt for it only if you don't get admission in Shabbir sir test series.

    @abhilasha s @Dead Man
    If you've got some statistics to prove that, pls ignore whatever i say

    I joined Shabbir sir for cse'16, cleared mains'16
    Joined guidance 500 for cse'17, cleared mains'17

    Its not a SECONDARY choice, just another choice amongst many of those that are available.
    Pros and cons
    SHABBIR Sir
    Pros: wide coverage of current topics, reports, data, statistics, good for developing case studies in paper 2
    Cons: very generic questions covered for paper 1, no out of the blue questions, onus on you to use paper 1 concepts in paper 2, does not help with that, plus test questions are same as those discussed in class i.e. he'll tell u which questions will be asked in the test, very short discussion post test, does not cover previous year questions especially in biogeo, env geo, pop geo, settlement, paper 2

    Guidance 500
    Pros: wide range of very tough to analytical questions, questions from obscure sources, previous years questions esoecially for paper 2 are very well covered,helps explicitly with structuring of answers based on the type of question, will explicitly help with concepts of paper 1 that can be used and how in paper 2.at the end you will have more than 500 questions/answers which you can directly memorize, it helps.

    Cons: upto 6 hours classes with only a 15 min break, very basic questions will not be discussed in class but u can meet him afterwards, current affairs coverage is very less, test discussions are provided either as videos or handwritten answers, questions discussed in 500 programme classes will not be discussed in the after test discusion(bad fr people who have joined only the test series and not the 500 programme)

    This is my observation and I am not associated either with Vajiram or Guidance in any capacity, just an aspirant.
    Bro I am not saying guidance IAS test series is bad but Shabbir sir test series is most popular in the market and have a good track record but getting admission there is little difficult.
    I agree about the popularity part. As vajiram is popular so is the geography course there. Shabbir sir's methods are effective , no doubt about that. Even I did the optional classes there. In fundamentals Shibbir sir is the best but I am afraid that is not enough.
    But the paper has changed drastically and because he has to take so many classes --optional, gs, essay; I think he hasnt got the time to update the course. If he does that there would be absolutely no one to match his standards.
    But for now I think if you've got your basics covered confidently then 500 course will help you immensely.

    @i2wantu it started just a week after pre last year, maybe this year it'll be the same, you can call and ask.
    Duration was till a month before mains exam. Classes get over but last year he added some extra tests, you can give them or just take the q paper and solutions as it might b very late, thats wht I did.
    I know we haven't got much, but whatever little there is - its worth fighting for.
  • Dead Man said:

    Dead Man said:

    It's secondary choice of aspirants opt for it only if you don't get admission in Shabbir sir test series.

    @abhilasha s @Dead Man
    If you've got some statistics to prove that, pls ignore whatever i say

    I joined Shabbir sir for cse'16, cleared mains'16
    Joined guidance 500 for cse'17, cleared mains'17

    Its not a SECONDARY choice, just another choice amongst many of those that are available.
    Pros and cons
    SHABBIR Sir
    Pros: wide coverage of current topics, reports, data, statistics, good for developing case studies in paper 2
    Cons: very generic questions covered for paper 1, no out of the blue questions, onus on you to use paper 1 concepts in paper 2, does not help with that, plus test questions are same as those discussed in class i.e. he'll tell u which questions will be asked in the test, very short discussion post test, does not cover previous year questions especially in biogeo, env geo, pop geo, settlement, paper 2

    Guidance 500
    Pros: wide range of very tough to analytical questions, questions from obscure sources, previous years questions esoecially for paper 2 are very well covered,helps explicitly with structuring of answers based on the type of question, will explicitly help with concepts of paper 1 that can be used and how in paper 2.at the end you will have more than 500 questions/answers which you can directly memorize, it helps.

    Cons: upto 6 hours classes with only a 15 min break, very basic questions will not be discussed in class but u can meet him afterwards, current affairs coverage is very less, test discussions are provided either as videos or handwritten answers, questions discussed in 500 programme classes will not be discussed in the after test discusion(bad fr people who have joined only the test series and not the 500 programme)

    This is my observation and I am not associated either with Vajiram or Guidance in any capacity, just an aspirant.
    Bro I am not saying guidance IAS test series is bad but Shabbir sir test series is most popular in the market and have a good track record but getting admission there is little difficult.
    I agree about the popularity part. As vajiram is popular so is the geography course there. Shabbir sir's methods are effective , no doubt about that. Even I did the optional classes there. In fundamentals Shibbir sir is the best but I am afraid that is not enough.
    But the paper has changed drastically and because he has to take so many classes --optional, gs, essay; I think he hasnt got the time to update the course. If he does that there would be absolutely no one to match his standards.
    But for now I think if you've got your basics covered confidently then 500 course will help you immensely.

    @i2wantu it started just a week after pre last year, maybe this year it'll be the same, you can call and ask.
    Duration was till a month before mains exam. Classes get over but last year he added some extra tests, you can give them or just take the q paper and solutions as it might b very late, thats wht I did.
    Thanks for the info!
  • shabbir sir is the best
  • @dhruv4star Does guidance offer online tests?
  • RaufNa said:

    @dhruv4star Does guidance offer online tests?

    No
  • RaufNa said:

    @dhruv4star Does guidance offer online tests?

    Videos of whatevr discussions took place were available last time, also on flavido; but no, they did not offer online tests.
    You can call them and see if there are any plans this time around.
    I know we haven't got much, but whatever little there is - its worth fighting for.
  • i2wantu said:

    Dead Man said:

    It's secondary choice of aspirants opt for it only if you don't get admission in Shabbir sir test series.

    @abhilasha s @Dead Man
    If you've got some statistics to prove that, pls ignore whatever i say

    I joined Shabbir sir for cse'16, cleared mains'16
    Joined guidance 500 for cse'17, cleared mains'17

    Its not a SECONDARY choice, just another choice amongst many of those that are available.
    Pros and cons
    SHABBIR Sir
    Pros: wide coverage of current topics, reports, data, statistics, good for developing case studies in paper 2
    Cons: very generic questions covered for paper 1, no out of the blue questions, onus on you to use paper 1 concepts in paper 2, does not help with that, plus test questions are same as those discussed in class i.e. he'll tell u which questions will be asked in the test, very short discussion post test, does not cover previous year questions especially in biogeo, env geo, pop geo, settlement, paper 2

    Guidance 500
    Pros: wide range of very tough to analytical questions, questions from obscure sources, previous years questions esoecially for paper 2 are very well covered,helps explicitly with structuring of answers based on the type of question, will explicitly help with concepts of paper 1 that can be used and how in paper 2.at the end you will have more than 500 questions/answers which you can directly memorize, it helps.

    Cons: upto 6 hours classes with only a 15 min break, very basic questions will not be discussed in class but u can meet him afterwards, current affairs coverage is very less, test discussions are provided either as videos or handwritten answers, questions discussed in 500 programme classes will not be discussed in the after test discusion(bad fr people who have joined only the test series and not the 500 programme)

    This is my observation and I am not associated either with Vajiram or Guidance in any capacity, just an aspirant.
    Brother what is the duration of this course?
    Will it be starting after pre this year as well?

    Thank you sir...
  • Dead Man said:

    It's secondary choice of aspirants opt for it only if you don't get admission in Shabbir sir test series.

    @abhilasha s @Dead Man
    If you've got some statistics to prove that, pls ignore whatever i say

    I joined Shabbir sir for cse'16, cleared mains'16
    Joined guidance 500 for cse'17, cleared mains'17

    Its not a SECONDARY choice, just another choice amongst many of those that are available.
    Pros and cons
    SHABBIR Sir
    Pros: wide coverage of current topics, reports, data, statistics, good for developing case studies in paper 2
    Cons: very generic questions covered for paper 1, no out of the blue questions, onus on you to use paper 1 concepts in paper 2, does not help with that, plus test questions are same as those discussed in class i.e. he'll tell u which questions will be asked in the test, very short discussion post test, does not cover previous year questions especially in biogeo, env geo, pop geo, settlement, paper 2

    Guidance 500
    Pros: wide range of very tough to analytical questions, questions from obscure sources, previous years questions esoecially for paper 2 are very well covered,helps explicitly with structuring of answers based on the type of question, will explicitly help with concepts of paper 1 that can be used and how in paper 2.at the end you will have more than 500 questions/answers which you can directly memorize, it helps.

    Cons: upto 6 hours classes with only a 15 min break, very basic questions will not be discussed in class but u can meet him afterwards, current affairs coverage is very less, test discussions are provided either as videos or handwritten answers, questions discussed in 500 programme classes will not be discussed in the after test discusion(bad fr people who have joined only the test series and not the 500 programme)

    This is my observation and I am not associated either with Vajiram or Guidance in any capacity, just an aspirant.
    Thank you sir...
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