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Bhawani Singh vs Synergy's Mohanty for Public Administration

edited November 2013 in Coaching & Websites
i am writing my prelims in 2012. i have no taken coaching for pub ad. i plan to take pub ad coaching in june after the prelims exam. i am confused between bhawani singh and m k mohanty of synergy. bhawani singh is old teacher and old students refer to him. but some say that he was better when he taught for hindi medium and he is not good for english medium. mohnaty class size is too much-more then 500 students in one class and i am not confident that in such a huge class i will be able to study. can someone guide me on this. any review of mohanty or bahwani singh?

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  • edited 4:48PM
    bhawani singh is tried and trusted teacher.....mohanty is popular only nowadays...
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    i took my classes with mohanty and i am very satisfied with him, last year what all he gave in the end came in upsc main exam.also bhawani singh teaches well, but doesnt give good notes.while bhawani singh gives more practical notes,mohanty gives more academic notes including thinkers in everything. since he has a political science-sociology background, he even gives contemporary thinkers and excerpts from papers submitted in different research institutes. also he keeps renewing some content every year.when in doubt, go with what most people prefer-mohanty.
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  • edited 4:48PM
    i did my classes at vajiram for all subjects. i was very confused about choosing between mohanty and vajiram. i was not considering bhawani singh. finally i joined vajiram because i thought to take coaching at one place only.u can try vajiram also.they are good.they maintain good quality.because mohanty notes are anyway available in market.
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    thank you guys. I think i will go with mohanty sir as he sounds the safest right now. despite people in rajinder nagar telling about me about new comers like puri sir of vision ias.right now it is time to study for prelims.best of luck everyone.
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  • edited 4:48PM
    my optional is also public administration. i searched in google for who is better between mohanty and bhawani singh sir and came here.though people have been very helpful here with long comments sharing their experience, i am not able to make up my mind either about which teacher to finally go for.

    now i am confused about bhawani singh + mohanty sir + vajiram pub ad :-(
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  • edited 4:48PM
    i have done both mohanty sir and bhawani singh sir. Go for Mohanty Sir. He is undoubtedly the best.
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    He is undoubtedly the best.
    correction: the best you can get
    Currently Answering Questions on ForumIAS | Do not call me Sir, I am no Knight |
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  • edited 4:48PM
    care to elaborate why He is undoubtedly the best.
    correction: the best you can get ?
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    Don't u people think that vaji&ram is strict towards its teachers and they try to cover the whole syllabus or i should go to to mohanty for atleast covering important topic with more emphasis.
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  • edited March 2012
    I might be a bit old to answer this, but Mohanty sir gives a no. of case studies and copious amounts of notes. When you read so much of his notes, you end up remembering a lot too. His answers are based on socio and pol science (his optional when he wrote UPSC), and most professors of Pub Ad are actually Pol Science proffs, so his notes strike a good note with them, and the marks fetched are high, if you write mohanty sir's notes.
    The Journey is the Reward
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  • edited March 2012
    I found mohanty sir very useful and he helped me score 350+ consistently. I followed him religiously for Pub Ad.

    However, if you don't have much time and you are close to Vajiram, its not a bad idea to join vajiram, because -
    1) They actually are very disciplined and complete syllabus on time
    2) since less no. of students write their notes, there is some uniqueness there
    3) I have met people with Pub Ad optional who have score 370-380 and had done their classes from Vajiram! and studied no books!

    I have not seen vajiram notes nor referred to them, but it is a very viable option, given that for Mohanty sir, you have to stay in a queue for almost half an hour and the classes are suffocatingly crowded. (I did point that out to him. He changed his classroom an year back. I found it equally crowded and suffocating when I went to see him)
    The Journey is the Reward
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  • edited March 2012
    besides, you can always get Mohanty sir's latest notes in the market. There is nothing more to sir's teaching beyond the notes.
    The Journey is the Reward
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  • edited 4:48PM
    actually @beenthere is right. Even I have met a few Vajiram Pub Ad students who scored unusually high marks in Pub Ad just by studying Vajiram notes. As for Mohanty, if you follow him well, you can be sure of not scoring below 280 (worst case scenario). If you are perturbed by the distance (and time consumed) in taking Mohanty classes ( esp when he starts with paper 2 and someone else teaches instead of him, it is a total waste of time, in fact days), and you are writing mains this year itself immediately after the coaching, vajiram would be good choice.
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  • edited 4:48PM
    besides, you can always get Mohanty sir's latest notes in the market. There is nothing more to sir's teaching beyond the notes.
    Hi,

    I am working professional preparing for CSE. Due to time constraints, I could not prepare any one of the 2 optionals. My optionals are Sociology and Pub ad. I have bought Mohanty Sir's notes and will start preparing it along with GS from now on.

    As I don't have much time remaining, wd I be able to score above 300 if I study only Mohanty sir's notes?

    Thank You.
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  • edited 4:48PM
    You have Mohanty sir's notes? Is it in good handwriting? His notes are good enough to score 300+ in Pub Ad easily. But I would advise you to write down the whole notes in your own handwriting in June-July. Otherwise studying from someone else' s notes is not easy. At least not for me.

    you can also try vajiram notes. they are also good. The benefit with Vajiram notes is that they are actually dictated by the teacher to the students, so they are available in good handwriting and secondly, they are very structured and easy to read like a book.

    With Mohanty's notes, they will not be as organised as vajirams. Still you can compensate if you write whole notes in own handwriting. A lot of people just do Mohanty's notes and score pretty high.
    DPS R K Puram | Manipal | Microsoft | PMRDF | Founder, ForumIAS.com
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  • edited March 2012
    "As I don't have much time remaining, wd I be able to score above 300 if I study only Mohanty sir's notes?"
    Briefly and succinctly in a word/sentence/phrase, yes you can. Sorry to confuse you by mentioning Vajiram notes.

    But again, its important to focus on prelims right now. Pub Ad can be done after prelims in June -July
    DPS R K Puram | Manipal | Microsoft | PMRDF | Founder, ForumIAS.com
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  • edited 4:48PM
    "As I don't have much time remaining, wd I be able to score above 300 if I study only Mohanty sir's notes?"


    Briefly and succinctly in a word/sentence/phrase, yes you can. Sorry to confuse you by mentioning Vajiram notes.

    But again, its important to focus on prelims right now. Pub Ad can be done after prelims in June -July
    Thanks a lot Ayush.

    Well I bought printed notes of Mohanty Sir.
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  • edited 4:48PM
    @skaremor dont want to confuse you at this juncture...but it is best to take class notes..handwritten..printed notes are very bulky and not many people read them...try getting class notes of old students..dont do it right now..do after PT..come to delhi or ask any of your friends in delhi to send it to you..it is easily available at any xerox shop in mukherjee nagar or rajinder nagar..
    Actually, I'm an overnight success. But it took twenty years. -
    Monty Hall
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    i am trying to say that printed notes are not bad..just that class notes of old students are better..
    Actually, I'm an overnight success. But it took twenty years. -
    Monty Hall
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  • edited 4:48PM
    and less bulky than printed notes...rest is your choice.
    Actually, I'm an overnight success. But it took twenty years. -
    Monty Hall
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