New Epoche Batch will start after PT 2023

Epoche will be held both at Delhi and Jaipur Centres of Mitra’s IAS.

Epoche 2023-24

Philosophy Optional Quality Enrichment Programme for UPSC Mains that has helped hundreds of aspirants clear the exam in past decade including AIR-2, 3 and 11

It is my intense desire that students should be able to say these things when they are learning with me: “I am ready for whatever the world throws at me- today or tomorrow.”


India’s Best Philosophy Quality Enrichment Programme. 

It also includes our most competitive & flagship programme “LIVE ANSWER WRITING SESSIONS ( LAWS)”

A good mix of concept & content


Epoche consists of 8 unit wise tests and 4 composite tests, each of 3 hrs duration strictly based on UPSC pattern.


Each test will be followed by personal feedback along with evaluated copies and live online discussion with Mitra Sir.


Our ‘LIVE ANSWER WRITING SESSIONS (LAWS)’ cover a wide range of topics and hone your answer writing skills further.

boost your marks

In the following videos, Mitra Sir and his student Ankita Jain (AIR-3) explain the secret sauce to boost your marks in Philosophy Optional. Mitra Sir explains the nitty gritty of what it takes to make your answers stand out in UPSC Mains. Ankita Jain explains the various strategies one could adopt to score high in the optional.

How Epoche will help

It will impart a competitive edge by combining both Revisions + Writing practice wonderfully. It is intended to give you sharpening skills to your preparation and extract maximum output in minimum possible time. Such programs become more important in light of the fast changing trend of the exam. Of late, the nature of questions has substantially changed especially in the last two years. Now questions, though still simple but they demand high conceptual clarity. The focus is on “Why & How?” but not on simply “What?”. For examples, click the following example buttons:

Example 1

Why Descartes establishes Cogito?– students simply write what is cogito & just elaborate his method of doubt

example 2

Why Vaishesika accepts Abhava as a category?– you write what is abhava , its types, etc. Again candidates miss the main demand of question i.e. “WHY”

example 3

“Spinoza overemphasis on oneness at the cost of manyness” . Examine

example 4

Does Kant end in epistemological skepticism?

Key to success in IAS exam is all about –

Revisions & Writing practice

Revision presupposes good content with you while writing practice requires conceptual clarity, approach of writing & logical development of answers.

This is where Epoche will be your tested friend.

what our students say

“…I have taken ‘EPOCHE’ test series four times which has materialised well in my score. LIVE ANSWER WRITING SESSIONS (LAWS) helped in gaining speed as well as confidence.”

Ankita Jain, AIR-3

“Mitra Sir’s pedagogy emphasises on logical approach, conceptual clarity and interlinkages… Mitra’s IAS provides a great way to learn and approach the CS exams.”

Divya Mishra, AIR-28

The conceptual clarity, approach to teaching and intensive feedback truly makes studying at Mitra’s IAS a great bet. I thank Mitra Sir for the amazing and inspiring way of teaching.”

Athar Aamir, AIR-2

I strongly believe that Mitra Sir’s emphasis on building a strong conceptual foundation of Philosophy is best suited to the current pattern of analytical questions.”

Sanskriti Jain, AIR-11

Important Note : Before you enroll, using any of the options below, make sure that you have an account with us on our course platform ( If not, then, please make an account using this link : make an accountWhen you make the payment, use the same email as your login on our platform while filling up the payment form. This will ensure a smoother and instant access to your course.


For new students. Please enter a working email and phone number while making the payment , as they will be used to make your account.

₹ 18,000/-


For old students. Please enter the email address with which you were enrolled with us earlier while making the payment, so that we can verify the same.

₹ 11,000/-

epoche + course

Want to enroll in epoche as well as the philosophy classes instead ? click the button below to know the details for the same.

₹ 55,000/-

Epoche schedule

The complete program will follow the following schedule

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