Q. 2) What are the benefits of giving Test at Wizard-IAS (Comparison chart of Wizard-IAS with Other Institutes)

TESTS make up an integral part of our preparation. They are tools to gauge our learning attainment. In an era of online tests, where there is plethora of Institutions providing Online Test facilities, we analyzed all the Test Platforms and found certain lacunae in them. No doubt, they were well designed and having good technical capacities. Yet, what lacked in them was “Student Centric Approach”. Let us have a peek into the chart which draws out the comparison between Tests conducted at WIzard-IAS and that conducted by other Institutes.

COMPARISON CHART

FEATURE

WIZARD-IAS

Other Institutes

Standard of Questions

Questions of our Mock Test Papers are made fresh every year, keeping in mind the recent trend of UPSC Exam. Wizard-IAS has been conducting Test Series since 2004, and has been a pioneer in this field. You can bank upon our experience on that. Statement type of questions (judging the conceptual clarity of the candidates), Match the following type of Question (checking the in-depth knowledge), Reason-Assertion type of Question (testing the analytical skills of the candidates) find primacy in our Test Series, rather than bland fact based questions.

The same set of questions is repeated every year, without keeping in mind the recent changes in the pattern of questions being asked in UPSC Exam. Moreover, majority of the questions framed are bland fact based questions, which UPSC never asks.

Question Setting

Done by subject Experts

Done by Data entry operators

Number of Tests

We conduct around 50-60 Mock Tests (Comprising of around 5000 Questions). We are focusing on increasing the quality of the Test Papers by including DETAILED EXPLANATION of every question (wherever possible). This detailed explanation would clear the conceptual ambiguities faced by a number of candidates, and act as extended notes. 

Other Institutes conduct normally 15-20 Mock Test Papers, and charge exorbitantly for that. NO detailed explanations are provided to solutions. It is only as if you are giving tests, but not progressing.

Fee

Rs. 6000 for 50-60 Mock Tests. We don't bind ourselves with number of Tests that student can take. The purpose of organizing Tests is to increase the potential of students and streamline their preparation. Binding defeats the very purpose for which the student has opted for Mock Tests.

On an average Rs. 6000 for 15-20 Mock Tests:

Chapter Test

We start from Chapter Tests, where students can give micro Tests starting from Chapter level itself. This is being done because we believe that it would be easier for students to progress in this way. Rather than attempting FULL LENGTH Test paper at a time (it cannot be assumed that a student has covered the whole syllabus by Feb or March, when the exam is slated for June) a student has the flexibility of testing his preparedness from the chapter level itself. We have divided our Test Papers up to Chapter level. For Eg. A Student can give test at:

     1. Subject Level (say History)

     2. Section Level (say Ancient /Medieval/ Modern History) OR

     3. Chapter Level (say Indus Valley Civilisation/ Religious Movements/ Gandhian Thought/ Mughal Administration etc)

No such Tests are conducted by any Institute all over India. The max they conduct is up to the Subject level, i.e. Mock Test on History, Geography, Economics, Polity etc.

Complimentary Tests

Different students have difficulty in different areas. Some might face difficulty in Indian National Movement, while some in getting over the nitty gritties of Indian Economy. Having a student centric approach, we provide extra complimentray Chapter tests to students facing difficulty in their repective areas, WITHOUT any extra charge. 

No such facility available

3. COMPARISON CHART

FEATURE

WIZARD-IAS

Other Institutes

Standard of Questions

Questions of our Mock Test Papers are made fresh every year, keeping in mind the recent trend of UPSC Exam. Wizard-IAS has been conducting Test Series since 2004, and has been a pioneer in this field. You can bank upon our experience on that. Statement type of questions (judging the conceptual clarity of the candidates), Match the following type of Question (checking the in-depth knowledge), Reason-Assertion type of Question (testing the analytical skills of the candidates) find primacy in our Test Series, rather than bland fact based questions.

The same set of questions is repeated every year, without keeping in mind the recent changes in the pattern of questions being asked in UPSC Exam. Moreover, majority of the questions framed are bland fact based questions, which UPSC never asks.

Question Setting

Done by subject Experts

Done by Data entry operators

Number of Tests

This year we are conducting 66 Mock Tests (Comprising of 6000 Questions). Last Year it was 80 Mock Test Papers (comprising 7700 Questions). The reason for reducing the number of Test Papers this year is- we are focusing on increasing the quality of the Test Papers by including DETAILED EXPLANATION of every question (wherever possible). This detailed explanation would clear the conceptual ambiguities faced by a number of candidates, and act as extended notes. These detailed explanations would be available as soon as you submit your Online Mock Test (in the Result Page)

Other Institutes conduct normally 15-20 Mock Test Papers, and charge exorbitantly for that.  NO detailed explanations are provided to solutions. It is only as if you are giving tests, but not progressing.

Fee

Rs. 4000 for 66 Mock Tests (6000 Questions)

On an average Rs. 6000 for 15-20 Mock Tests:

Effective fee per question

67 paisa per Question

Rs. 3 to 4 per Question.

Chapter Test

Shortly we will also be starting Chapter Tests, where students can give micro Tests starting from Chapter level itself. This is being done because we believe that it would be easier for students to progress in this way. Rather than attempting FULL LENGTH Test paper at a time (it cannot be assumed that a student has covered the whole syllabus by Feb or March, when the exam is slated for 24 August, 2014) a student has the flexibility of testing his preparedness from the chapter level itself. We have divided our Test Papers up to Chapter level. For Eg. A Student can give test at:

     1. Subject Level (say History)

     2. Section Level (say Ancient /Medieval/ Modern History) OR

     3. Chapter Level (say Indus Valley Civilisation/ Religious Movements/ Gandhian Thought/ Mughal Administration etc)

No such Tests are conducted by any Institute all over India. The max they conduct is up to the Subject level, i.e. Mock Test on History, Geography, Economics, Polity etc.

All India Rank

The moment a candidate submits his Mock Test Paper, he instantly gets his score and All India Rank. This All India Rank is dynamic, and would change as and when other students appear for the same test.

Available with few

Complimentary Tests

The Test Schedule given above is only tentative. We would also be including certain Chapter Tests (not included in above Test Schedule) in the Schedule, without charging any extra fee from our students. Students can give feedback regarding area of difficulty, and we would strive best to include those tests as well. But it should be considered to be complimentary and not prerogative of the candidate.

No such facility available