History is an easy subject if learnt strategically for UPSC Prelims Examination 2021. In 2020 UPSC Prelims, 12 questions come from Indian History. These questions were Easy to Moderate and these questions will keep you in the race.
The real test of History is in the UPSC Mains Examination as in Paper I many people get less marks.
Why do people score less in Paper I in UPSC Mains Examination?
Lack of command over History due to stereotyping of History being equal to numbers and years more than The Noble Principles and Personalities that guided us to Independence.
- Lack of Good guidance who would create this curiosity of studying History.
- No correlation with other Topics.
- No relevant and contemporary examples.
- No proper presentation (History can be written with diagrams) and addressing the demand of the examination.
To overcome all these lacunas, AspireIAS has come up with many batches which includes Art and Culture and History batch. This will ensure you get 110+ in Paper I in UPSC Mains Examination 2021.
History is one of the most interesting of all the subjects and we can score the highest, because of the following reasons:
- The syllabus is concise and factual.
- A mix of Straight forward questions and analytical questions are asked which are essentially easy to write.
- If you have revised History and if you have an understanding of History thoroughly then, you can get most of the answers right if not for 100% accuracy.
- The questions are generally easy to moderate.
- Not many Books to read apart from NCERT Books and Spectrum. Questions are asked indirectly from these books itself.
- The Questions which are too difficult in Prelims are only 3-4 but those are the questions that must be skipped and we should not generalize a subject based on those 4 Questions.
- UPSC Civil Services Exams is not just about Prelims, It includes Mains too which carries around 60-70 Marks weightage of History.
- This Crash Course is a 5 day Module but it is the highest yielding batch just before Prelims.
- It is recommended by most of the Toppers including Vishal Narwade (IAS 2020), Vishal Singh (IFoS 2020) and many others who do this batch repetitively before Prelims to ensure their rank in the UPSC List. The Youtube videos are a testimony to this fact.
- The on investment is very high. Hence, this and the Polity Batch is the favourite amongst the students.
What to expect in AspireIAS History Crash Course?
We focus on Priority wise teaching as per the latest trends of UPSC Prelims 2015-2020. For Example
- Regulating Acts, Gandhian Phase, Congress Sessions, Other Strands, Transfer of Power etc. are Priority I topics. Most of the questions from 2017 to 2020 has come on these Topics. Hence we focus on them first.
- Then comes Priority II Topics like Moderates, Extremists Phase, Pre Congress phase etc.
- Simple and Lucid teaching by Ankit Sir who is an Expert himself in Environment.
- Mnemonics and Tricks to remember the most complex things like Congress Sessions, Organisations, Newspapers, Chronology etc. which you can write in UPSC Mains Examination 2021.
- Learning and retention within the class. You will just need to revise multiple times because History is a static subject and there is no contemporary part in it.
- Doubt clearing sessions before Class would ensure you have no gaps in your preparation strategy. Even a single error can cost your rank in the Final List.
Schedule of the Class
- Only 5 days class with 12 hours each.
- But since we have Hybrid module (Online, Offline and Recorded Lectures available) you won’t have any issue.
- Targeted and Mnemonics driven approach will never let you forget History and Art and Culture.
- Doubt clearing session at the start of the lecture.
P.S: There is no Demo Lecture in this Module.
This exam does not require a Mains test, as the candidates will be called just after qualifying the RT
though there is a criterion of minimum qualification in the interview. With the latest notification for
the recruitment of Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officer Posts by the UPSC, there is a wonderful
opportunity to work with the Government of India.
The heartening feature of the notification is that there are 421 vacancies for the post. After clearing
the exam, the candidate will be working for the Employee Provident Fund Organisation, Ministry of Labour
AspireIAS wishes you all the best and we are happy to assist you in this endeavour.
UPSC EPFO 2020-21 Official Notification
Click here for the official notification.
UPSC EPFO 2021 Exam Dates
The date of the UPSC EPFO EO/AO Exam is on 9th May 2021.
Duties of Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer inter alia are
- To look after the work of Enforcement,Recovery, Accounts, Administration Cash, Legal, Pension and
Computer which includesthe statutory and administrative functions like conducting inquiry settlement
of claims,general administration;
- Maintenance of Cash Book/ administration;
- Maintenance of CashBook/Reconciliation of Bank Statements;
- MIS returns etc
Pattern of the Test
The UPSC EPFO Enforcement Officer/ Accounts Officers consists of two phases:
- Recruitment Test (Objective Type): This consists of 120 Questions of 100 Marks and duration would
be 2 hours.
- Interview (Personality Test).
Scheme of the Recruitment Test:
- The test will be of two hours duration.
- All questions will carry equal marks.
- The test will be objective type questions with multiple choices of answer.
- The medium of the test will be both Hindi and English.
- There will be penalty for wrong answers. Every wrong answer will carry adeduction of one-third of
the marks assigned to that question. If no answer ismarked for a question, there will be no penalty
for that question.
Syllabus of the UPSC EPFO Examination
The syllabus of the Test broadly comprises the following topics :-
UPSC CSE Related topics
- Current Events.
- Developmental Issues.
- Indian Polity.
- Indian Economy.
- Indian Freedom Struggle.
- Industrial Relations.
- Labour Laws.
- Social Security in India.
- General Accounting Principles.
- General Science
- Knowledge of Computer applications.
- General English- To evaluate candidate’s understanding of Englishlanguage & workman – like use of
- General Mental Ability
- Quantitative Aptitude.
For detailed syllabus:
Recruitment Test (RT) and Interview carry weightage in the ratio of 75:25 for
shortlisted based on Recruitment Test (RT) and qualify in the interview.
How to prepare for UPSC EPFO Exam?
- To qualify for UPSC EPFO Exam you must be well versed with the syllabus and the
of the Exam.
- You must know and analyse the Previous Years Question papers of UPSC EPFO Exam
and get a
hold of all the topics.
- AspireIAS will help you in this part of analysis and will guide you till you
UPSC EPFO examination.
UPSC EPFO Admit Card, Cut Off, Result 2021
Complete information about the UPSC EPFO Admit Card is mentioned below.
check previous year EPFO cutoff and latest updates about the EPFO AO/EO Result 2020.
UPSC EPFO Admit Card 2021
The UPSC EPFO admit card 2020 exam will be disclosed 15 days prior to
date. candidates can download the EPFO AO/EO admit card 2020 from the official
The UPSC EPFO admit card download link will be updated here after the
UPSC EPFO Cut off 2021
UPSC EPFO cut off 2020 will be determined after the examination.