Chandigarh is an education hub of North India. Thousands of IAS aspirants come to Chandigarh from the states of Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal & Jammu-Kashmir for IAS coaching. Our institute is the regions no. 1 institute for providing specialized IAS Coaching in Chandigarh. Our aim is to imparting not only the In-depth knowledge of Subjects but also emphasising on the leadership development, ethics and social responsibility, time Management and mind-power development so as to ensure that our tomorrow’s administrative Officers can face every challenge of their life and it also opens new doors of life for them.
The course covers all the stages of Civil Services Exam – Preliminary Exam (the objective type screening test); Main exam (the descriptive type written test) and Interview. The course aim to provide a complete solution to the students preparing for this exam.
Main highlights of our coaching institute are:
- Personalized Coaching is provided to all the students.
- We not only prepare you for exams rather our effort is to make you an aware and confident person. In other words we impart the qualities which is what UPSC is looking for.
- Study Material is provided by us free of cost, which saves students time of writing /finding notes and they can use this time for Practice.
- Interactive Sessions are organized with the subject experts /Administrative Officers so that students can get to know the exam pattern and clear their doubts if any.
- Mock Test are conducted every week based on the pattern, exam conducted by UPSC,Which gives an actual experience to the students and they also learn time management.
- GD(Group Discussions) sessions are conducted between the students which gives a chance to share their ideas and listen others thoughts which improves your thinking process and communication skills which plays an important role in clearing UPSC Exams.
- Hostel facility is provided for the students.
Introduction to Civil Services’ Examination
The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a national competitive examination in India conducted by the UPSC for recruitment to the various Civil Services of the Government of India which include Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Forest Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS) among others. Its is two stages process – the Preliminary examination, consisting of two objective-type papers (General Studies and Aptitude Test), and the Main examination, consisting of nine papers of conventional (essay) type followed by the Personality Test (Interview).
The Civil Services Examination of India is considered one of the most difficult competitive examinations in the world. Every year 4 to 5 hundred thousand candidates appear for the examination. It is a three-stage process.
- Stage I: Satge I is Preliminary examination – It is qualifying test which held in month of May/June every year. Notification regarding this is published in December/January. Results are published in the first half of August.
- Stage II: Main examination – This is the main test, held in October/November every year. Results are usually published in the second week of March.
- Stage III: Personality Test (Interview) is the final test and is held in April/May every year. Final results are usually announced a few days before the next preliminary examination.
The training program for the selected candidates usually start in August every year. The examination take place in two phases – the Preliminary examination, consisting of two objective-type papers (General Studies and Aptitude Test), and the Main examination, consisting of nine papers of conventional (essay) type followed by the Personality Test (Interview).
The eligibility criteria for the examination are as follows:
|Nationality||Age||Educational Qualification||Number of Attempts|
|Must be citizen of India (for IAS and IPS)||Minimum 21 years (all categories) and Max 30 years (general category), 33 years (OBC), 35 years (SC and ST)5 years exemption on upper limit for ex-Servicemen||All candidates must have a minimum of any of the following educational qualifications:
|4 (general category) SC & ST(No Limits) 7(OBC)|
Introduction to Civil Services’ Examination
The Civil Services Examination is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to the various Civil Services of the Government of India, including Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Forest Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS) among others. The examination is conducted in two phases – the Preliminary examination, consisting of two objective-type papers (General Studies and Aptitude Test), and the Main examination, consisting of nine papers of conventional (essay) type followed by the Personality Test (Interview). The entire process from the notification of the Preliminary examination to declaration of the final results takes roughly one year.
Types of All India Services
- Indian Administrative Service
- Indian Foreign Service
- Indian Police Service
IAS-Rank and Structure:-
|Position in Govt. of India||Equivalent in State Govt.|
IFS-Career and Rank Structure:-
|At Embassy||At Ministry of External Affairs|
IPS-Career and Rank Structure:-
| Position in State Govt.
| Equivalent in GOI
List of services Group –A Services
List of services Group – B Services
- Railway Board Secretariat Service
- Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
- Customs Appraisers’ Service
- Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service and Police Service
- Pondicherry Civil Service
- Appointment to IAS, IPS, IFS and other allied Services like Post & Telegraph, Revenue, Railways etc depending upon Rank.
- Appointment offers executive power; time bound promotions and automatic increase in privileges.
- Job Security Perks: Accommodation, transport, medical benefits, leave travel concession etc.
- Immense satisfaction one derives from being able to be part of development and decision making process of the country apart from serving the countrymen.
- Is conducted every year by the Union Public Service Commission.
- Notification in Employment News (November/December issues) and at the official website of UPSC (www.upsc.gov.in)
- Comprises of three stages:
- Preliminary Examination /CSAT
- Mains Examination
- Interview/ Personality Test
PRE (UPSC Preliminary)/CSAT(Civil Services Aptitude Test)- (In August)
One has to choose subjects for the prelims, for this you have to be very careful. History, maths and geography have been proved to be much scoring, go for subjects you think will help you score well. Prepare the syllabus well and thoroughly.
- The screenings stage/qualifying stage.
- Comprises two objectives type papers held in one day
- General Studies
- Current Affairs
- Indian Polity
- Indian History
- Indian Economy
- Science and technology
- Indian Art and Culture
- General Aptitude: Basic Maths, Logical Reasoning and English
- General Studies
New CSAT Syllabus
|Paper I : 200 marks (Duration 2 hours)||Paper II : 200 marks (Duration 2 hours)|
English Language Comprehension Skills.
MAIN EXAM:- (In December)
- The most critical and decisive stage.
- The main examination comprises of nine papers, all of them of a descriptive type conducted within a span of 5 days.
- It is designed to test not only the academic talent of the aspirant but also his ability to coordinate and present his knowledge in a clear and coherent manner. The main Examination is intended toassess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory.
The scope of the syllabus for the optional subject papers for the examination is broadly of the honours degree level i.e. a level higher than the bachelor’s degree and lower than the master’s degree. In the case of Engineering and Law, the level corresponds to the bachelor’s degree.
- Comprises of nine papers
- General Studies – 4 papers of 250 marks each
- 1 Optional – 2 papers of 250 marks each
- Essay 250 marks
- English language (qualifying)
- Regional language (qualifying)
Main Examination New Pattern
- The written examination will consist of the following papers:
- One paper on English and One paper on Regional language for 300 marks each. This will be qualifying in nature. That means marks obtaining for these 2 papers will not be conted for ranking.
|NOTE: English Comprehension and precis was included in the new pattern, but dropped on 21 March 2013. And marks for this paper has been revised and the new marks is 250|
|Paper-II||General Studies–I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)||250 Marks|
|Paper-III||General Studies –II (Governance, Constitution,Polity, Social Justice andInternational relations)||250 Marks|
|Paper-IV||General Studies –III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)||250 Marks|
|Paper-V||General Studies –IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)||250 Marks|
|Paper-VI||Optional Subject – Paper 1||250 Marks|
|Paper-VII||Optional Subject – Paper 2||250 Marks|
|Sub Total (Written test)||1750 Marks|
|Personality Test||275 Marks.|
|Grand Total||2025 Marks|
- Candidates who clear the Mains exams successfully are called for personality test.
- Conducted at UPSC, New Delhi.
- Board of five headed by a chairperson
- Questions are asked mainly on bio-data and profile
- Hobbies and Interests
- Home town/district/State
- Educational Background
- Past job experiences
- Situational questions
The Interview for the civil services examination also known as the Personality Test is exactly that. It is aimed at assessing the candidate’s personality, whether he is suitable to be a competent administrator or not. The candidate is tested not only for his/her intelligence but also for his/her overall personality development, his/her attentiveness, balance of judgement and qualities of honesty, integrity and leadership. Therefore preparation for the Interview requires proper planning.
Preparation for the Interview is a continuous process.
- This involves a wide reading of books, journals, magazines and at least two newspapers. It is a good idea to discuss current affairs and recent issues with friends.
- One should try to improve his/her conversational skills with the right pronunciation.
- The candidate should be prepared to answer questions on his background, hobbies and extra curricular activities.
- One good way of rehearsing possible questions would be to have mock interviews and group discussion.
- The candidate should make a self analysis of his strengths and weaknesses and make a conscious effort to play on his strengths.
Some useful tips for a successful interview at UPSC are:
- To have a positive body language.
- To have a good personal turnout and ensuring the right posture
- To answer questions clearly and confidently
- Try to remain calm and composed even when faced with provocative questions
- Do’nt go for long explanations and answer to the point.
- You have to read newspapers, magazines, listen to news, be updated with the recent happenings and the important events and incidents that have taken place