Our Programs


  • BA in Arts from Mangalayatan University
  • UPSC foundation classes
  • Subject notes in PDF/hard copy form
  • 800+ Lectures
  • 2000+ hours of learning
  • CSAT Exclusive classes and worksheets
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Philosophy Mentorship Program (PMP)

  • * Weekly Test
  • * Regular Mentorship
  • * Zoom session with Dr. Tanu Jain
  • * Comprehensive Study Material (5 Philosophy Tathastu Notes booklet + 1 PYQ Question Bank)
  • * Detailed and timely evaluation
  • * Dedicated communication channel for Doubts and Performance assessment.
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Philosophy Optional Program

  • 4.5 Months Program
  • Basic to current trend
  • Coverage of last 10 Year (PYQ)
  • Preparing for the probable question of future
  • Periodic Test
  • Mentorship
  • Live answer writing
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GS Foundation Plus 2025

  • 350+ Lectures GS classes for Prelim & Mains
  • 1200+ hours of learning
  • Essay Foundation classes and tests
  • Pre Ready Test Series
  • Parth Sarthi Mentorship
  • CSAT Class
  • NCERT Classes (Live + Recorded)
  • Mains Testseries
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Meet the Faculty / Mentors

Dr. Tanu Jain

Ex-Civil Servant (2015 Batch)

Mr. Sharad Mani Thakur

Sr. Faculty

Dr. Manoj K Sharma

Sr. Faculty

Mr. Sagar Gupta

Civil Servant (Batch 2015)

Here are the reasons why you should join Tathastu ?

  • Provide precise and pin-pointed guidance.
  • Hand holding and mentoring of students by people who have cracked the exam themselves.
  • Provide academic growth and continuation of formal education along with focused UPSC preparation.
  • To give recognition to your learning and hard work through degrees, diplomas and certificates.

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We'd love to hear from you, please drop us a line if you've any query related to our program and courses.


Aspirants can start their journey by keeping in mind the following point:

  • Prepare Yourself by going through every minute detail about UPSC CSE
  • Understand the UPSC Syllabus and the trend by going through PYQs
  • Choose Optional
  • Make a timetable
  • Start from basics i.e., NCERTs and regularly follow the current affairs
  • Make notes
  • Keep practicing Answer writing
  • Go for Mock Tests
  • Solve previous year question papers

Solving UPSC Previous Year Question papers can help aspirants in

  • Understanding the Exam Pattern
  • Identifying Important Topics
  • Improving Time Management
  • Boosting Confidence
  • Improving Speed and Accuracy

The number of attempts for the UPSC Civil Services Exam (which includes the IAS exam) varies based on the category of the candidate.

Category UPSC Age Limit Number of Attempts
General 32 6
OBC 35 9
SC/ST 37 Unlimited (Up to age limit)
Disabled Defence Services Personnel 35 9
Ex-Servicemen 37 9
Persons with Benchmark Disability 42 9

A motivated and hardworking student can crack the UPSC exam through self-study without relying on any coaching institute although mentorship can be beneficial for

  • Proper guidance and support for CSE
  • Identifying strength and weaknesses
  • Developing a personalized study plan based
  • Valuable insights about exam pattern, question trends, and key topics to focus on.
  • Staying motivated and accountable throughout the preparation process.

It is important to note that mentorship alone cannot guarantee success in the UPSC exam.With self-discipline, dedication, and a structured study plan, aspirants can prepare for the exam and achieve success without any external assistance.

As per the UPSC Notification, “A candidate must hold a graduate degree from one of the Indian universities established by an act of the national or state legislature or from one of the other educational institutions recognised as universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent degree from one of those institutions.

Note- Candidates who are in their final year of college or who are awaiting results may also apply to take the UPSC preliminary examination.

  • Medical students who have passed the final year of their MBBS programme but have not yet finished their internship are also eligible for the IAS though they need to submit completion certificate (including an internship the Main Examination application.

The UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam consists of two objective-type papers - General Studies Paper I (GS Paper I) and Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT or Paper II). However, the marking scheme for each paper is slightly different.

Paper Type No. of Questions UPSC Total Marks Duration Negative Marks
General Studies I Objective 100 200 2 hours 0.66
General Studies II (CSAT) Objective 80 200 2 hours 0.83
Total UPSC marks for Prelims 400 (GS Paper II is qualifying in nature with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%)

Aspirants need to understand that success in the UPSC exam is not necessarily determined by academic performance alone. While a good educational background can certainly help, what matters more is the candidate's ability to understand and analyse issues, think critically, and communicate effectively. With the right approach and a strong will to succeed, even average students can crack the UPSC exam and become successful civil servants.

Students have the option to register for courses both online and offline. It is important to note that limited seats are available for the offline registration process, so students who are interested in that option should act quickly to secure their spot./p>

The counselling team's contact information provided will be helpful for students who have questions or concerns about the registration process. It will help ensure that the registration process goes smoothly and that students can start their courses on time.

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