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 Sociology Test Series 2020/21



  • 70 Days Daily Answer Writing

  • 12 Tests of 250 marks & 3 hours each (8 Sectional + 4 Full Syllabus Tests)

  • 8 Additional Self Assessment Tests


  ✔ Strictly based on UPSC pattern
  ✔ Full Syllabus Coverage
  ✔ Model Answers of 12 FLTs and Daily Questions
  ✔ Detailed Explanation Videos of 12 FLTs
  ✔ Current Affairs coverage
  ✔ Doubts Clearing by Pranay Sir
  ✔ Personal Mentoring
  ✔ Detailed Feedback
  ✔ 1 on 1 interaction
  ✔ Flexible Dates & Timings
  ✔ Value Addition material

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By Pranay Aggarwal

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Duration: 70 Days (Flexibility to Choose Your Own Dates)


20 Full Length Tests of 3 hours & 250 marks each

  • = 8 Evaluated Sectional Tests + 4 Evaluated Full Syllabus Tests + 8 Self Assessment Tests



  • Strictly based on UPSC pattern

  • Detailed Feedback

  • Model Content

  • Detailed Discussions of Tests by Pranay sir

  • Doubts Clearing by Pranay Sir

  • 1 on 1 interaction on phone/ whatsapp/ in person

  • Flexible timings

  • Online access to Discussions till UPSC Mains Exam

Half Test Series Fees = Rs. 10,000/-
Full Test Series Fees = Rs. 18,000/-


The program focusses on maximizing your sociology score through daily answer writing, a series of tests and value addition classes & discussions. It aims at providing you with systematic guidance for the development of Sociological answer writing skills.

It will include:

  1. Daily Answer Writing: One 10 or 20 marker question per day.

  2. 20 Full Length Tests of 3 hours & 250 marks each - 12 Evaluated Tests and 8 Self Assessment Tests

  3. 12 Evaluated Tests will include 8 Sectional Tests + 4 Full Syllabus Tests

  4. Content Enhancement Classes

  5. Mentorship

What will you get?

  1. Daily Answer Writing Practice: 1 sociology question will be given to the students daily during the Course. Your submissions will be evaluated, awarded marks and returned with feedback & comments for improvement. Model content will also be shared.

  1. 20 UPSC- pattern Tests: Each test will be for 250 marks & 3 hours like in the UPSC Mains exam. The nature of the questions will be as per the UPSC pattern. Each paper will be set by Pranay Aggarwal Sir.

  1. Detailed evaluation & feedback: The copy evaluation and feedback mechanisms of the Evaluated Tests are designed to provide relevant insights and feedback to each candidate as per his/her performance. We will examine your copies with sincerity and give remarks for improvement.

  1. Study Material: Every student will receive soft copy of Current Affairs related to Social Issues, institute’s Sociology Study Material and value addition materials. Relevant case studies, news items & analysis for Paper I and Paper II will also be shared for enhancing the quality of content.

  1. Model Content: Model content will be provided for every Evaluated Test and daily practice question.

  1. Detailed, Interactive Test Discussions & Value Addition classes by Pranay sir: Each Evaluated Test will be followed by a detailed discussion & analysis of the questions by Pranay Aggarwal Sir. Relevant additional theories, perspectives and case studies will be shared during the classes for value addition. Discussions & classes will be online and interactive.

  1. Online access to Discussions till UPSC Mains Exam: You will have access to the discussions as well as its recording till the UPSC Mains exam.

  1. Doubts Clearing by Pranay Sir: You are encouraged to clarify all your doubts with Sir.

  1. One on One interaction: You are welcome to discuss any topic or question and discuss your test papers with Pranay Sir in any mode; whether on phone, Whatsapp, online or in person. You may also contact Sir for any personal suggestions & doubts clearance.


  1. Flexible timings: You may give the tests either on the prescribed date or any other date during the course duration, as per your convenience.

  1. Unlimited Access: You get unlimited access to the discussions during the validity of the course. You can access the course 24x7 as per your convenience.

  1. Lifelong association & support and personal mentorship by Pranay Aggarwal Sir.

  1. Evaluation: Your copies will be evaluated within 10 working days of submission.

Why you should join IAS Gurukul Sociology Test Series?

We take the Test Series with utmost seriousness.

Our simple, practical and focused approach will help you understand the demand of the UPSC exam effectively. We focus on giving personalized attention to you based on your core competence, availability of time and resources and the requirements of Civil Services Exam. Our interactive learning approach strives to continuously improve your performance and move your preparation in the right direction. We try to ensure that your sociological knowledge is consolidated with every passing Test & discussion.

Our test questions & discussions are based on an analysis of the previous years’ papers. We ensure that tests include questions on the basics, the static portions of the UPSC syllabus as well as current- related and dynamic portions.

Our FOCUS- Your Success

We try to help you achieve success by focusing on improving your:

  • 1) Answer writing skill development, structure & presentation of answer.

  • 2) Ability to present facts, information & knowledge in the answer.

  • 3) Understanding of actual requirement (key words, context & content) of the UPSC in the different types of questions and how the questions should be attempted for good score.

  • 4) Strategy & approach to be used to tackle different kinds of questions.

  • 5) Understanding of your current level of preparedness & required action plan as per the actual pattern and toughness level of the actual UPSC Examination.


Some Suggestions for Writing Answers & Attempting Tests:

  1. Write the answer according to the actual requirement of the questions. Focus on key words. ( Elucidate – Explain, Comment , Examine , Critically examine , Discuss , Analyze , Illustrate , Review , Argue , Justify etc.)

  1. Relevant content: In the context of the question asked; bring in relevant thinkers, theories, case studies, examples & arguments.

  1. Structure of the answer: Para formation, sequence of arguments and statements should be in a proper flow. There should be a proper introduction and conclusion in your answers. Answer should be structured logically and there should be connectivity between paragraphs. Identify priority areas and allocate space to different ideas in the answer accordingly.

  1. Ensure better visibility of key terms & arguments by using of diagrams, flowcharts & tables and by underlining.

  1. Sociological jargon: Include at least some sociological jargon in your answers. Use the jargon associated with the theory/scholar that you are mentioning.

  1. Adhere to the word limit, wherever specified.

  1. Proper time management: Ensure that you attempt all questions in the test papers. During the daily answer writing practice, adhere to a time limit of 7.5 minutes for a 10 marker and 12-13 minutes for a 20 marker.

  1. Give your opinion only when asked for it. Incorporate your opinion from different perspectives in a balanced manner.


1. I am a fresher who has just started the preparation. Is this programme suitable for me?

This course is designed for those who have completed their UPSC Sociology Optional Syllabus. If you are a fresher, you can benefit from the Test Series by structuring your optional preparation with the Test Series and writing the answers daily.

2. What is the duration of the programme?

The programme will run for 70 days.

3. What happens if I miss a test on the scheduled date?

It’s alright. You can take the test and submit on any date during the duration of the program. However, it is highly advisable that you write 1 answer daily and attempt the weekly tests on suggested dates.

4. How will the answers be evaluated and how can I check the evaluated copies?

Once you are enrolled in the programme, you will receive a detailed mail with your username and password to access the online portal. The mail will also guide you with the simple steps for sending and receiving answer copies.

5. I have a few more queries. Whom should I contact?

For detail information, please Contact 9999693744



Jagrati Awasthi, IAS, AIR 2, CSE 2020

Approach Pranay Aggarwal Sir, ask him about the doubts because you should not leave any kind of conceptual problem. Whenever you have any doubts, you can approach him, call him or meet him…Thank you, IAS Gurukul.


Meera K, IAS, All India Rank 6, CSE 2020

To all the students of IAS Gurukul, you have a very good mentor and very good system in place there.. I think that is exactly what is required for sociology.


Maithreyi Naidu, IFS, All India Rank 27, CSE 2020

I wish the students of IAS Gurukul all the very best in CSE. You have Sir here. You can always access him and try to get your doubts cleared. You have classes going on, you have material. Ask Sir how you can improve your answer writing.


Vinayak Chamadia, IAS, All India Rank 47, CSE 2020

Pranay Sir has quite a lot of experience teaching sociology. He has mentored a lot of students. So follow whatever he tells and you will succeed. Thank you, Sir.


Adarsh Shukla, IPS, AIR-149, CSE 2020

Sir's methodology of those three steps - that is quite critical and i found that very instrumental. I’ll just say that utilize that experience that you are having in this institution. Thank you.


Shrikant Yashvant, IAS, AIR-335, CSE 2020

IAS Gurukul is a very prestigious mentorship program. I have seen Pranay Sir’s attitude towards the aspirants.Thank you very much IAS Gurukul and thank you very much Pranay Sir.


Kavali Meghana, IAS, AIR-83, CSE 2020

To all the students of IAS Gurukul, all the efforts that Sir and you guys are putting will only show when you have constant tests…So get in touch with Sir, write and present well. Thank you very much, Sir.


Sanjita Mohapatra, IAS, AIR-10, CSE 2020

To all the students of IAS Gurukul, you have taken a very good decision. If you are studying here, you have a mentor. Use that mentor judiciously. He knows so much. Extract as much as you can. Thank you so much, IAS Gurukul.


Shrestha Anupam, IAS, All India Rank 19, CSE 2019

To the students of IAS Gurukul, I wish you a bright future ahead. I agree with whatever Pranay Sir does, they definitely work in the examination. Definitely answer writing is a very important part of this examination.


Ruchi Bindal, IAS, All India Rank 39, CSE 2019

I wish the students of IAS Gurukul all the best. Have faith in yourself, have faith in the teacher. The teacher is there after a lot of experience.. So listen to the teacher’s experience. There is interaction in the class.


Harshit Kumar, IAS, All India Rank 150, CSE 2019

IAS Gurukul is a very reputed coaching institute for sociology. Sir has taught for a lot of years and has been giving consistent results throughout. I recommend you listen to what he is teaching, ask your doubts and write a lot of tests.


Jasmeet Sandhu, IAS, All India Rank 3, CSE 2015

You require good mentors, right? I have had Pranay Aggarwal Sir as an overall mentor. I have utilized his understanding in test series. Teachers like Pranay Sir have given me an overall mentorship.


Amrita Banerjee, Indian Foreign Service, All Indian Rank 110, CSE 2015

Pranay Sir and his team are doing commendable work as mentors. Pranay Sir gives individual and personalized attention to each student. He is a very approachable person. You can anytime walk up to his room and clarify your doubts.


Sharnga Pani, Sr. Deputy Collector, SDM Office, Muzaffarpur District, Bihar

I joined sociology classroom course of Pranay Aggarwal Sir in 2015. I will recommend his classes to those taking up sociology optional. I greatly benefited from his guidance. After 5 years of my coaching, I am still in touch with Sir.


Gundala Reddy Raghavendra, IPS, All India Rank 180, CSE 2018

I will strongly recommend those who have science background like me to take sociology optional in IAS Gurukul. I thank Pranay Sir. He personally mentored me and did not hesitate to help me till last few days of my journey.


Rohan Apurv Sinha, IAS Gurukul's Online Sociology Course Student, 2020

Hands down the best sociology optional teacher you would get. He makes you think and not just teach. Best thing is he is available anytime...just call him or ping him, he'll be there and not just for sociology but for whole preparation.


Akhila, IAS Gurukul's Online Sociology Course Student, 2020

I took the online classes. I must say it's really worth of it. It's a 5 🌟 from my side. Sir's dedication and commitment towards the class is 10 on 10.


Abhinav Pareek, IAS Gurukul's Online Sociology Course Student, 2020

Sociology is a subject of diverse opinions and Sir surely knows that. He has holistically covered all the topics, his Class never feels like a burden. I'm glad I studied from sir.


Dr. Lovely Chaudhary, IAS Gurukul's Online Sociology Course Student, 2020

Being a medical student, I was very unsure whether my choice of sociology as an optional subject for UPSC was good. But Pranay Sir has made studying sociology a cakewalk. Thank you so much for making it so easy Sir.


Manika Upadhyaya, IAS Gurukul student in 2018

My experience at IAS Gurukul was marvellous. I enjoyed as well as learnt a lot about Society in a short span of time. Sir explains topics really well, provides questions regularly and dictates notes wherever necessary.

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