UPSC Coaching Institutes – List of Best UPSC Coaching Centers in India


The Union Public Service Commission(UPSC; Hindi: संघ लोक सेवा आयोग) was formed on 1 October 1926.  The Commission consists of a chairman and ten members. The terms and conditions of service of chairman and members of the Commission are governed by the Union Public Service Commission (Members) Regulations, 1969. The Chairman and other members of the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) are appointed by the President of India. At least half of the members of the Commission are Civil Servants (working or retired) with minimum ten years of experience either in Central or State service.  The Commission is serviced by a Secretariat headed by a Secretary with two Additional Secretaries, a number of Joint Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries and other supporting staff.

UPSC is amongst the few institutions which function with both autonomy and freedom along with the country’s higher judiciary and lately the Election Commission.

FUNCTIONS OF UPSC

The functions of the Commission under Article 320 of the Constitution are :

  1. Conduct examinations for appointment to the services of the Union.
  2. Direct recruitment by selection through interviews.
  3. Appointment of officers on promotion / deputation / absorption.
  4. Framing and amendment of Recruitment Rules for various services and posts under the Government.
  5. Disciplinary cases relating to different Civil Services.
  6. Advising the Government on any matter referred to the Commission by the President of India.

 

OFFICIAL SITE 

 

The official site of UPSC is www.upsc.gov.in.  All the information regarding the commission cab be obtained visiting this site.  Also the complete details of latest recruitments notices, admit cards, answer keys, results, past papers etc. can be downloaded from this site.

 

EXAMINATIONS CONDUCTED BY UPSC

 

UPSC is an examination conducting body under Central Govt. for various sectors such as Civil Services, Engineering Services, Defence Services etc. UPSC conduct numerous examinations in different sectors throughout the year and Lakhs of interested candidates take part in these examinations. The list of UPSC examinations are as follows –

I)     NDA (National Defence Academy)

The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academies.  Union Public Service Commission conducts NDA & NA Examination. Every year this examination gets held at various examination centers. A large number of candidates appear in this examination.  UPSC conduct NDA examination twice in a year i.e. April & September).  In April month UPSC conduct NDA & NA (I) examination and in September it conducts NDA & NA (II) examination.

Educational qualification 

  • For Indian Army, the candidates must have qualified 12th examinations in any stream.
  • For Indian Air Force & Indian Navy the candidates must have qualified 12th standard with Phyisics & Mathematics.

 

Age limit – The candidates must have aged between 16 to 19 years.

 

Nationality – The candidates should be an Indian national.

 

Examination process – Written examination & personal interview.

 

II)   CDSE (Combined Defence Services Examination)

 

The “Combined Defence Services”Examination (CDS) is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June, and the examinations are conducted in February and November respectively.

Educational criteria 

  • The candidates must have a Graduation Degree  from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • The candidates must have B.Sc with Physics & Mathematics or a Bachelor of Eng. for Naval Academy.
  • The candidates must have a degree with Physics & Mathematics from a recognized university at 12th standard or Bachelor of eng., bachelor of technology for Air Force Academy.

Age limit 

  • The candidates must have aged between 19 to 24 years for Indian Military Academy.
  • For Air Force Academy, the candidates must have aged between 19 to 23 years.
  • For naval Academy the age of the candidate must be between 19 to 22 years.
  • For Officers’ Training Academy it should be from 19 to 25 years (not before 2nd June as on examination year).

 

Nationality– The candidates must have an Indian National.

 

Examination process– Written examination & personal interview.

 

III)   Civil Services Examination

 

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service(IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS).  It is conducted in two phases – a preliminary examination consisting of two objective-type papers (general studies and aptitude test), and a main examination consisting of nine papers of conventional (essay) type followed by a personality test (interview).

Educational qualification – The appearing candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from any discipline from a recognized university. Appearing candidates of final year are also eligible to apply for UPSC civil services examination.

Educational qualification – The appearing candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from any discipline from a recognized university. Appearing candidates of final year are also eligible to apply for UPSC civil services examination.

Age Limit – The candidates must have aged between 21 to 32 years as on 1st August of the examination year. The relaxation in upper age limit will be 3 years in case of OBC and 5 years in case of SC/ST candidates.

Number of attempts – The General candidates can attempt for 6 times, OBC can do for 9 times and for SC/ST there is no limit.

 

Examination process – Stage I (Preliminary exam), Stage II (Main Examination) and Stage III (Personal Interview). 

 

IV)   SCRA (Special Class Railway Apprentice)

 

Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA) refers to a handful of candidates that are selected by the Union Public Service Commission India, after a rigorous selection process, to the undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Jamalpur. This programme was started in 1927 and is one of the oldest in India.

Educational qualification – The candidates must have qualified 12th standard exam with Physics & Mathematics. Appearing candidates can also apply. The graduate candidates with mathematics as a subject can also apply for SCRA examination.

Age limit – The candidates must have aged between 17 to 21 years.

 

Examination process – The examination comprises written test in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English Language, General Knowledge, and Psychological Test (Mental Ability). The selected candidates are called for an interview, which is followed by a medical examination. The standard of syllabus is that of Class XII (CBSE equivalent).

V)   ESE (Engineering Services Examination)

Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted by the UPSC for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services.

Educational qualification – The candidates should have qualified graduate in eng. (B.E./ B.Tech) from a recognized university or equivalent. M.Sc degree or equivalent degree.

Age limit – The candidates must have aged between 21 to 30 years as on 1st August of the examination year. The relaxation in upper age limit is 3 years for OBC and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

Number of attempts – The General candidates can attempt for 4 times, OBC can do for 7 times and for SC/ST there is no limit.

Examination procedure –

  • Paper I MCQ type- General Ability Test (Part A- General English & Part B- General Studies)
  • Paper II & III MCQ type- CE/ME/EE/Electronic & Telecommunication Eng.
  • Paper IV & V conventional type- CE/ME/EE/Electronic & Telecommunication Eng.)
  • Personal Interview

 

VI)  GE (Geologists Examination)

 

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts a competitive examination for recruitment and selection to the post of Geologist, Geophysicist and Chemist Group ‘A’ in GSI and Junior Hydro-geologist (Scientist ‘B’), Group ‘A’ for Central Ground Water Board.

 

Educational Qualification – 

 

(i) For Geologists Gr ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India

Master’s degree in Geological Science or Geology or Applied Geology or Geo-Exploration or Mineral Exploration or Engineering Geology or Marine Geology or Earth Science and Resource Management or Oceanography and Coastal Areas Studies or Petroleum Geosciences or Petroleum Exploration or Geochemistry or Geological Technology or Geophysical Technology.

(ii) For Geophysicists Gr ‘A’ in Geological Survey of India

M.Sc. in Physics or Applied Physics or M.Sc. (Geophysics) or Integrated M.Sc. (Exploration Geophysics) or M.Sc (Applied Geophysics) or M.Sc. (Marine Geophysics) Or M.Sc. (Tech.) (Applied Geophysics).

(iii) For Chemists Gr ‘A ‘ in Geological Survey of India

M. Sc. in Chemistry or Applied Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry.

(iv) For Junior Hydrgeologists (Scientist B), Group ‘A’ in Central Ground Water Board

Master’s degree in Geology or Applied Geology or Marine Geology or Master’s degree in Hydrogeology.

 

Age Limit –

  • For Geologist and Geophysicist and Chemist (Group ‘A’) in the Geological Survey of India, an attached office of Ministry of Mines, you must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the first day of the month of January of the year in which the examination is to be held.
  • For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) (Group A) in Central Ground water Board, you must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained at the age of 35 years on 1st January of the year in which the examination is to be held.
  • The upper age limit is relaxable in certain cases.

 

Examination process – Written examination & personal interview.

 

VII)  Indian Economic Serve/Indian Statistical Examination

 

Indian Economic/Statistical Services Exam is conducted by UPSC every year for recruiting personals as 4th grade officers in IES ( Indian Economic Services) and ISS (Indian Statistical Service) . IES/ISS exam is conducted every year in month of November. Personals recruited in this exam will work as a central government employee in planning commission, state board’s etc sort of areas.

Educational Qualifications –  Candidates seeking admission in ISS should have passed bachelor degree in mathematics / economics or statistics from a recognized university or its equivalent. For admissions in IES, candidate should have passed bachelor degree in Economics or Statistics from a recognized university or equivalent.

Age Limit – Candidate’s age should not be greater than 28 years and not be less than 21 years on januray f1st of the year of entrance examination. However, there is certain relaxation in age limit for reserved categories like SC / ST / OBC / PD .

Selection Procedure

The Entrance exam is divided into two levels:

  • Written Test
  • Vocal Viva Test

 

VIII)  Combined Medical Services Examination

The “Combined Medical Services” Examination or the CMS Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment as Medical Officer in various organizations such as the Indian Ordnance Factories, Indian Railways functioning under the Government of India. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the month of march and examination is conducted in June.

Educational Qualifications  –  Passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination.

Age – Must not have attained the age of 32 years with relaxations for various categories like SC,ST,OBC,Ex-servicemen etc.

Selection procedure – There is an objective-type written examination with two papers of two hours duration, each carrying a maximum of 250 marks. This is followed by a Personality Test carrying 100 marks of candidates who qualify on the results of the written examination.

TOP UPSC COACHING INSTITUTES IN INDIA

There are various coaching centres which help pupils in the preparation of various entrance exams. Here, in this post we are providing the List of private institutes selected by government, course fee, stipend and duration for the preparation of UPSC civil services exam –

1.Vajiram and Ravi, New Delhi
Course Fees: Rs 1.5 lakh
Monthly Stipend: Rs 8,000
Duration of training: Minimum of 7 months

2. Alternative Learning systems, New Delhi
Course Fees: Rs 1.5 lakh – Rs 8,000 – Minimum of 7 months
Monthly Stipend: Rs 8,000
Duration of training: Minimum of 7 months

3.Brain Tree, Hyderabad
Course Fees: Rs 97,000
Monthly Stipend: Rs 6,000
Duration of training: Minimum of 7 months

4.Universal Coaching Centre, Bengaluru
Course Fees: Rs 70,000
Monthly Stipend: Rs 4,000 (outsiders), Rs 2000 (locals)
Duration of training: Minimum of 7 months

5. CMAS, Belagavi
Course Fees: Rs 50,000
Monthly Stipend: Rs 4,000 (outsiders), Rs 2000 (locals)
Duration of training: Minimum of 7 months

 

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