FAQs

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No. The sooner you start the better it is. This course involves building your potential for a grilling UPSC preparation process. It is essential that you finish your preparation well in time to ensure proper revision cycles.

UPSC Guru is your virtual mentor during your preparation for the UPSC exam. It is an app which will be a one-stop solution to all your queries regarding the preparation, pattern, and anything related to UPSC Exam

The IELTS is a both a very simple test and yet can be quite tricky. Most people would like to believe that they can do this test by themselves, but there’s a lot of misconception and misinformation online that it's best to get trained by an IELTS expert to ensure you get your desired bands score.

Yes, this is a Work from Home opportunity. Trainers will become part of online faculty for various programs. Trainers will be teaching through online mode.

Yes. A large section of students in the last few years has relied totally on online preparation methodology. It provides you the freedom of time and location and frees you from the need of moving to another city.

The course follows a study plan which exposes you to several, speaking, reading, listening, and role-playing activities. By the end of the 6th week, most of our students feel a jump in their fluency and confidence!

The scholarship is awarded on a merit cum means basis. It is for the deserving and sincere students who cannot afford the course due to financial constraints.

To become a trainer as part of our eMaester program, you need to be a graduate from any stream.

Don’t worry. The beginner section is meant for people who find reading a challenging task. You will be given small assignments to read and then some questions based on that. You will also be taking up discussion sessions with your mentor and your study partner) on a weekly basis. We promise you will start liking reading in this manner.

Yes. UPSC Guru is free of cost.

Your personal trainer will be an English language expert and trainer with years of experience of training in corporates and blue-chip companies. These trainers come together from different corners of the country and are really passionate about teaching Fluency

If you have done well previously, then yes, it will help you. But that doesn't mean that poor performance in UPSC will be a disadvantage for you.

UPSC Pathshala was started in 2016. Within three years only, it has become the largest online learning platform for Civil Services.

The IELTS General Training test is for those who aim to settle abroad in an English speaking country. While on the other hand, The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment.

Yes. There will be purchase options in the app.

Yes. If awarded a scholarship, you will have to provide your documents to us. Failure in doing so will lead to termination of your course.

No. This course is a complete course and caters to all the aspects of UPSC preparation. You will not be required to take up any other course after this.

It totally depends upon you. If you are good with computers and feel that your handwriting is not neat enough, do attempt the computer based test. But if you are confident about your handwriting and are more comfortable reading off a paper then opt for the paper test.

No. UPSC Pathshala has no offline branch anywhere in India.

No. In a personal 1:1 class, you are the only student that your trainer teaches. Our activities are also designed for maximum interaction.

The Trainer will customize your course, activities, and study plan for maximum results. Your personal trainer is also your guru, friend, and co-passenger in your fluent life journey. We have several students who are now part of the training program for over 12 months.

This program will equip you with exceptional academic content knowledge grip and the ability to conduct benchmark online mentoring sessions. You will be able to understand the student's mindset and prepare long term student success goals

As soon as you complete your training, the certification exam will be conducted online. The exam will be conducted within a week of completion of your training and the timing will be decided according to your availability. The results will be declared within 3 working days.

Our content is on the cloud and designed for customization. The curriculum works on the concept of the study plan. The trainer creates a study plan for you, which allows them to plan every class for you. Based on your interests and progress she may change the pace, sequence, and even include new content in your daily plans.

Yes. The enrolment procedure remains the same for you as well. Because of being online, it becomes an easy and best alternative for you to prepare.

Your sessions will be conducted through video chats. In the beginner stage, there will be two students in a class. At the later stages, the classes will be for one student at a time only.

PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. Depending upon your educational / career goals you should make a choice to give the PTE or the IELTS.

Your classes will be video classes, taken on a tool called zoom, using which you and your trainer can share a computer screen, white board and see each other. This tool is as engaging as a personal home tutoring class.

Yes. You may choose the suitable time for your mentorship calls (twice a week), when the assigned mentor will call you. We will request you to be regular at that time every week. If you need some alterations in that, you may do that by informing your mentor and UPSC Pathshala.

Both of the test are easy to crack with our help, the PTE test is a computer based test, i.e. your results are calculated by a computer, it has a bit more of a variety of questions but the skills tested are the same as the IELTS. With the right amount of coaching and mentoring both are just as easy.

The certificate is valid for one year. You need to renew your certification by appearing for the exam. No fees will be charged for renewal.

The course has followed the NCERT books, which are followed in all CBSE schools in India and also in a number of state boards.

Every student when enrolled goes through a diagnostic test. Your trainer analyzes this diagnostic test in detail and creates a language profile. With daily video classes, their understanding becomes better with time.

Yes, you may choose a class timing as per your daily routine. We can provide you classes from any time between 7am in the morning to 11p.m. in the night.

No. Mentors have personal lives as well. It will be advisable to call them on the schedule only. If you need special attention to some topic, message, email the mentor and he/she will call you.

No. The course starts from class 6th.

The IELTS & PTE are a both a very simple tests and yet can be quite tricky. Most people would like to believe that they can do these tests by themselves, but there’s a lot of misconception and misinformation online that it's best to get trained by a Language expert to ensure you get the right information and are able to get your required scores.

Once you have cleared the certification program, we will start assigning you students within a week. The students will be assigned on the basis of time slots that you are available for.

Masterclasses are part of your fluentlife package. A masterclass is designed around group activities for example- debates and social conversation setups. These sessions give you a chance to participate in conversations with your peers and improve your social skills severalfold.

For you, there is a separate course, called Foundation Course. Please explore that.

You will be paid INR 150 per hour of teaching time. Monthly income will depend on the number of hours you will devote to teaching. We also have a referral system in place under which you will be rewarded in the form of referrals from students for getting good results for the students. The reward schemes will be shared with you every month.

This depends totally upon your requirement and the time you have to prepare. If you have the time and want the best results, the most recommended courses would be to go for an Ultimate or Mission Program.

No. You must take either Sociology or Geography as an optional. These options are best suited for the plan we have created.

The extension depends on what is the proficiency level you are targeting. You will need an extension if you are looking for superior or expert-level skills. We have been crafting programs from 10 weeks to even 15 months for our students

If you are enrolled in any fluentlife program, you will get a masterclass membership for over 12 months. In a week we organize at least 2 masterclasses hence with one course you get 100 hours of masterclass access

Fluentlife is the most unique English program which focuses on the culture, habits, and mind shifts related to English rather than grammar. With us, you will see a complete change in your communication style. You will become confident, able to express yourself with clarity and authority, and most importantly, you will see your English language becoming an integral part of your personal and professional life. By the time you complete this course, you will be a thinker, writer & voracious reader. You will be a fluent lifer!

You will get consistent support in your revision in terms of on-demand mentorship, revision study plan, and test series, till your examination gets over.

You can do that. For extension, you can get good discounts as well.

If you are really pressed for time and need a quick crash course you can opt to go for the Express course, or if you only need help in one particular module you can go for a focus course.

Trainers who get consistent results for the students are given raise and rewards. The performance review will be done after every 500 hours of training

The Mission is a marathon program where 3 trainers work on you for months to get your target band. You will continue to get trained until you get your desired band score.

eMaester is one of the products of uFaber edutech. uFaber has 5000 students enrolling every month! Along with eMaester, uFaber family includes IELTSNinja, Real School, UPSC Pathshala, Fluent Life and Gate School. The eMaester program will make you financially stable in the future by offering you a job opportunity in one of our products after you clear the certification exam.

No problem. Just let us know and we will make sure that your classes are scheduled only after your exams are over.

After you enroll in the course, we will be dispatching your Pendrive which will contain all the videos. The Pendrive is to give you offline access to the course. Along with that, you will be provided with online access as well. You will also be receiving an orientation call from the mentor assigned to you.

The course will cover extensively all syllabus for both Prelims and Mains. Topics have been covered module wise keeping in mind the static content (conceptual understanding) and dynamic content (Current Affairs).

Yes. Please write to us at [email protected] and we will get in touch with you for your requirements.

You will be paid monthly via online transfer between 15th to 20th of the following month. Your earning calculations are shared with you in real time with a self-service portal where you manage all the students and their attendance.

Some of our students only need help in one or two modules so they can choose just a hyper focused program that enables them to acquire skills that ensures an improvement in the module they need the most help in.

The BootCamp classes are specially designed classes for The Academic IELTs here a trainer trains a group of students together in a dynamic class.

You will need to refer to the basic booklist to create a foundation. However, the videos will suffice after that since our experts have referred to multiple sources while making the course. In case of any student wanting to read more, we can provide them with further books list

As a certified trainer from eMaester, there are three paths you can choose. First is Content-where you can work on content creation & development. The second is Mentoring where you can be a Personal Trainer, Mentor Trainer & Demo Trainer. And the third is Sales-where you work closely with the Sales team with focus on student enrolment(This is perfect for you if you're a people person!).

UPSC Pathshala will deliver you the best-in-class curated books that will have graphic coverage of the entire syllabus for the examination.

There will be no refund of any manner if you plan to drop out of the course for any of the following reasons: Change of mind, Not able to cope up with the schedule, Not able to understand the language, Change in schedule or work/college, Any other personal reason

Yes you can upgrade your course at any time all you have to do is contact your personal course manager and they will ensure a smooth transition.

The videos have been compiled by referring to many newspapers at a time. So you do not need to refer to the newspaper completely if you are watching the videos. But we do recommend you read the editorials regularly.

The diagnostic test helps our academic counsellors understand your requirement as a student and then begin designing a customized study plan for you and also helps us assign the best mentor for you.

Your study plan will be one that strategically organizes your study so that you can acquire skills that will be necessary to crack the IELTS or the PTE exam with ease and confidence.

We at UPSC Pathshala believe that constant assessment is the key to success in UPSC. Keeping this in mind we provide a three-point assessment of your preparation: Checkpoint questions after every video to help check your understanding of the concept taught. Modules tests at regular intervals to help track your progress. Full-length test for both Prelims and Mains to help you get the feel of UPSC

You will be assigned a mentor, who will be the friend, philosopher, and guide. He/she will hold your hand and push you towards the best possible preparation for the UPSC exam. He/she will solve your doubts and make your preparation better and coherent.

No two people are the same, it depends upon two main factors: your current level of English and also your target band. If you have opted for the Mission program, your mentor will ensure that you are ready to take the Test and get your target band no matter how long it might take you.

We have a very rigorous process of choosing the mentor. Our mentors are Ex- civil servants or people who have reached a certain stage in UPSC (At least the interview stage). The majority of them are from top Universities like IITs, IIMs and from varied backgrounds like Engineering. Medicine, Humanities, etc. The mentors are provided further training in terms of course content and guidance of students. This helps them guide the students well. We also monitor the mentor performance in various parameters.

You can schedule your classes at any time between 7am to 11pm.

You can schedule a class of 30 min or even a class of 60 min.

Yes this is possible! We can customize the duration of the class, however this will be subject to the availability of a trainer, do get in touch with your support manager and they will do their best to help you out.

Yes you can however, your mentor might not be the same as they might be busy training another student at the changed time. We recommend that you select a time when you usually are free and won’t have to change the time.

Yes, we understand that a lot of our clients are working professionals and would only be able to take classes on weekends.

Yes, thought we do not recommend going on a long break in between as this would delay your course and could also hamper your preparation for the IELTS. If you have to take a break do get in touch with your Student Manager. Do keep in mind that if you go on an extended break, when you resume your classes your trainer might be changed.

Yes, you do have an option of getting extra Mentoring classes after the completion of your course, do get in touch with your student manager and they will do their best to help you out.

This usually would not happen but you can always get in touch with us by dropping a mail on [email protected] and we ensure that you get a mentor allotted asap.

All of our Mentors are Certified IELTS & PTE experts who have undergone a rigorous training and have a proven track record of ensuring their students get their target band scores.

Yes, if at any time you need to change your mentor you can change your mentor by clicking on the mentor details and you can request for a new mentor. Additionally after each class you will get a feedback text and you can get in touch with the support team for any assistance.

Usually you will have one mentor that will guide you through the entire test, as this helps build a student-teacher bond and makes classes more personalized and constructive.

All of our mentors are highly qualified and are quite capable if you need to change your mentor, we can help you out there. You cannot choose a mentor, as the mentor that you might want might not be free at the time when you are. However, you could make a special request to your student manager, and they will try their level best to help you out.

All of our classes are conducted over the Zoom app a video calling & screen sharing app, if Zoom is not available in your country we do use an alternate web app to conduct these classes.

You can access the portal and watch videos and even attempt a quiz or two over the mobile phone. However, for a really immersive learning experience you need to use a desktop or laptop. In your class your mentor will constantly asking you to do various activities and for this you would need to have your hands free and have the ability to type / listen to audio clearly / or speak.

All of the tests have a paper view that is similar to having a PDF of the test on your screen, additionally you can also download and print the test and have a real paper based test experience.

Each of the tests and exercises also have the option of the CBT; this is identical to the CBT test of the IELTS. Using it you will be able to get all the practice you need to give the test.

We have loads and loads of resources online from videos to full length tests to question specific exercises and answer templates. You will not need to purchase any additional books.

Depending upon the course you choose your study plan will be drawn up and you will get the appropriate amount of practice.

Our videos and articles are protected by copyright and to prevent piracy you will not be able to download any of the videos but, you can always access them whenever you need to.

We, hope this does not happen, but your mentor will make an exception and you will be given an extension or you might have to do the exercise in class.

The listening and the Reading test which are objective in nature are corrected by the computer, if you feel that there is an error do bring it up with your mentor and they will be able to resolve your doubts. The Writing and the Speaking test that are subjective in nature are graded by your mentor, following the guidelines provided by the IELTS.

All you have to do is drop a mail on [email protected] and our team will get the issue resolved as soon as possible.

Our mentors are passionate individuals that are dedicated to seeing their students achieve their target scores, and would not miss a class unless it’s an emergency. Should an emergency like this occur your trainer will inform you as soon as possible and this class will be rescheduled.

Yes, you have the option of availing of paying for the course in EMI installment using ZESTMONEY.

Yes we offer you the option of using ZESTMONEY as it has a no-cost EMI!

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