Sandhan is a CSR Initiative of Vision IAS, in collaboration with Aanya Foundation.

Through this project, we strive to reach different areas of the country to search and identify talented minds, especially those who are currently not able to reach the big cities and institutions of excellence due to the lack of resources or other socio-economic constraints.

We will be providing these candidates with training, individual attention and one-to-one mentorship for UPSC and other competitive examination preparation.


If you have already registered for Sandhan. Please click on the Download Admit Card Button and fill the required fields to get your admit card.


The selection process will consist of two stages. The first stage will include an objective test.

After that, an interview (called the personality test) will be held by the board.

STAGE I: SCREENING TEST (General Knowledge Aptitude Test)

The test will be based on the same knowledge required for the preliminary stage of the civil services examination.

The syllabus for both the papers of UPSC Prelims- General studies and CSAT- has been amalgamated into one test paper..

Details of the objective test:
Duration of the Examination 2 hours
Number of questions 100 Questions
  • 50 questions will be from General Awareness based on NCERTs, classes 6 to 10.
  • 50 Questions on Mental Aptitude (reasoning, reading comprehension and mathematics upto class 10)
Sandhan Sample Paper
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To understand the candidates better, a personality test will be conducted. The personality test would be aligned to the criteria prescribed by UPSC.

The selected candidates

Based on these two stages mentioned above, we will select a total of 100 candidates from the city of Kota, who will be provided with coaching and guidance for the prestigious UPSC Civil Services Examinations in English & Hindi mediums.

Offline and online classes (through a hybrid model) will be provided free of cost to the students so selected by VisionIAS at Kota throughout the year, including study material (Hindi and English), test series and mentorship.


The candidates should have passed or be appearing in the 12th standard examination this year.

Test Overview

Starting Date for Online Registrations 5 Sept, 2022
Closing Date of Registrations 15 Dec, 2022
Admit Card Release Date Approximately, 5 days before the date of examination
Date of Examination 18 Dec , 2022 ( Sunday ), 10 AM
Exam Location Kota
Eligibility 12th Passed or appearing

About Aanya Foundation

AANYA (meaning Graceful) Foundation is an NGO/ trust focused on empowering the women of all parts of India especially Rajasthan which is their focus area. Their motto is to empower women to take care of themselves.

They provide opportunities for women to learn, acquire new skills and become capable of acquiring meaningful work.

Simultaneously, Aanya Foundation also seeks to achieve and build a women-centric platform, where women can come up and discuss their issues freely, by helping women collaborate and finding practical solutions to their problems.


  • The Admit cards will be mailed to the students’ registered e-mail IDs.

For more information call us at 9425144629 or mail your queries at sandhan@visionias.in.