The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) which is a gateway to various civil services for 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 the most sought after examination with around 10 lakh students appearing in India with a success rate of around 0.1-0.3%.It consists of three stages-
2.Mains written Test
Every year lakhs of student flock to Delhi in order to prepare for Civil Services Examination. Before joining a Civil Services Coaching following factors should be considered-
2.Faculty Profile review
3.Philosophy of the institute
4.Doubt clearing facility
6.Previous year results
Based on these parameters following coaching centers are best suited in Delhi for civil services preparation-
1.Vajiram and Ravi
4.Chanakya IAS academy
7.Chronicle IAS Academy
8.ALS IAS Academy
The fees of these coaching centers varies from 80,000-1,20,000 for a yearlong classroom program. The biggest advantage after joining a classroom program is that the students are able to get a competitive environment and are able to get access to peer to peer learning. There is also an option of availing weekend classes. The weekend classes are best suited for working professionals and college students. Despite a change in examination pattern from the year 2012, the success rate of these Civil services coaching hasn’t dropped a bit. This is so because these coaching are adaptive and quite responsive to any change in pattern of examination. The faculties of these coaching institutes are mainly those who have successfully cracked the examination.Since last 15 years, Delhi has produced a considerable number of Civil Services Toppers. The recent example of All India Topper in CSAT ,2016 –Tina Dabi proves this fact.
Thus, at last I would emphasize on the fact that any examination cannot be prepared in isolation and is best prepared through an engaging and a competitive environment which a classroom program provides and in terms of Civil services preparation is best provided in Delhi.