Testimonials of Selected Candidates with Sociology Optional
Gamini Singla, IAS, AIR 3, CSE 2021
IAS Gurukul is a reputed institute for sociology.
Approach Pranay Sir for clearing your doubts.
When your answer sheet is evaluated, go to Pranay Sir
and understand the feedback. I always made sure that my
doubts are clear when I wrote tests. I followed online notes
of IAS Gurukul. Thank you, IAS Gurukul.
Gunjita Agrawal, IAS, AIR 26, CSE 2022
I want to express my sincere gratitude to Pranay Aggarwal Sir and IAS Gurukul for their
support throughout my preparation. Pranay Aggarwal Sir, who is an expert in sociology,
has this unique ability to be able to communicate with students coming from non-sociology
background in a simple and understandable language. I would recommend sociology here to other
aspirants as well.
Jatin Jain, IPS, AIR 91, CSE 2022
I would like to thank Pranay Aggarwal Sir and IAS Gurukul team for the immense support in my journey.
They have been a constant support my in this journey to help me in every stage; so that i can overcome
my fear of answer writing. So, thank you Sir; I am very grateful for your support. Pranay Sir explains
the sociological concept in a very easy and lucid language which are very easy to understand; as i don’t
have any sociological background. The mains test series of IAS Gurukul which i referred - the questions
were very logically framed and the model answers were decent and the evaluation was good. I recommend
sociology students to refer to the material and take the guidance of Pranay Aggarwal Sir in this journey.
Shruti Jain, IPS, AIR 165, CSE 2022
I think Pranay Sir is one of the most recommended teachers - for clearing doubt regularly with him. Sir gives weekly assignments, i think you should go through them regularly.
In my last attempt i came across Sir's sociology course at IAS Gurukul. One of the very important elements that i personally persued was the current affairs parts for the mains. He very well gives and it was done by Sir himself. So i really liked it, that helped me give a lot of perspective in sociology. Especially, i come from the engineering and non sociology background. So those notes and handouts for current affairs was very comprehensive and useful.
IAS Gurukul and respected Sir provide test series which includes timely evaluation, model answers and 1 to 1 feedback; which i think is very important; because every student has respective strengths and weaknesses in writing. So, one should be very well connected to Sir. I think that IAS Gurukul as well as Sir's test series courses are very recommended.
i would like to thank Sir and IAS Gurukul for their contribution. I will definitely recommend IAS Gurukul to other aspirants as well, so that you have happy sociology as well as happy UPSC!
Antriksh Jain, IPS, AIR 130, CSE 2021
I have been a student of Pranay Sir since last 2 years.
I will like to emphasize that Sir's personal guidance
was available all the time. There were days when i used
to talk to Sir for an hour also. Sir was able to give
that much personal guidance.
Navdeep Aggarwal, IPS, AIR 150, CSE 2021
Pranay Sir has been a very good mentor to me.
He gave me good feedback on my answers.
I am very thankful to him for guiding me throughout the journey.
He was very responsive to my calls. Model answers were top notch.
Discussions were very fruitful. It really helped me a lot.
Shivam Chandra, IAS, AIR 453, CSE 2021
My experience with Pranay Sir has been very fruitful. He was always available -
from online classes to availability on texts and phone for interview guidance and answer writing.
My experience with IAS Gurukul has been very crucial in my success.
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,
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 2019
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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