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UPSC Coaching.

Preparation for the UPSC exam which is considered to be the most challenging exam in the country takes a lot more than just watching recorded sessions or YouTube videos.

Course Highlights.

The UPSC Exam

IAS as a Career

The IAS (Indian Administrative Service) is considered one of the most prestigious job profile in the country. There are 24 services offered through the Civil Services Exam, such as IAS (Indian Administrative Service), IPS (Indian Police Service), IFS (Indian Foreign Service), IRS (Indian Revenue Service), among others.

What is the UPSC?

Union Public Service Commission is a body created under the Constitution of India, which conducts Civil Services Examination (CSE). This constitutional body is entrusted with selecting the topmost bureaucrats in India.

Eligibility for UPSC Exam

The educational qualification needed to appear in UPSC Civil Services Exam is a Graduation Degree in any subject recognized by UGC.

Age Limit for UPSC Exam

The Minimum Age to appear in UPSC Civil Services Exam is 21 years as on 1st August of that year. Upper Age limit for General Category is 32 Years, for OBC it is 35 Years while for SC/ST it is 37 years.

UPSC Exam Pattern

The UPSC exam is divided into 3 stages – Prelims, Mains Examination & Personality Test (Interview).

UPSC Exam Scheme

Preliminary Examination

CompulsoryTopic/SubjectsNo. of QuestionsDuration of the TestMaximum Marks
General Studies I Geography, Polity, Economy, History, Environmental Ecology, General Science and Current Affairs 1002 Hrs 200
General Studies II (CSAT)Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and General Mental Ability 802 Hrs 200

* This exam is of qualifying nature.

Main Examination

Serial NumberPaperSubjectDuration of the Test Maximum Marks
Paper I Essay Writing Essay Writing 3 Hrs 250
Paper II General Studies I Indian Heritage & Culture, History & Geography of the World & Society 3 Hrs 250
Paper III General Studies II Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International Relations 3 Hrs 250
Paper IV General Studies III Technology, Economic Development, Bio-Diversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management 3 Hrs 250
Paper V General Studies IV Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude 3 Hrs 250
Paper VI Optional Subject Paper I 3 Hrs 250
Paper VII Optional Subject Paper II 3 Hrs 250
Paper VIII EnglishQualifying 3 Hrs 300*
Paper IX Scheduled Language Qualifying 3 Hrs `300*

* This exam is of qualifying nature.


Personality Test 275
25 Subjects and 23 languages are offered by UPSC as Optional Subjects.
Final Selection is done on the basis of merit list calculated out of 2025 Marks from Mains + Personality Test.
Marks of Qualifying Papers are not counted for final selection.

* This exam is of qualifying nature.

Rank List of UPSC

Rank List is prepared based on total marks obtained in the Seven Papers of Main Exam and the Marks of the Personality Test. (i.e. 1750 Marks from 7 Papers + 275 Marks for Personality Test = 2025 Total Marks)


Number of attempts permissible for a general category candidate in UPSC Civil Services Exam is 6, for OBC candidates the number of attempts permitted is 9, SC/ST category will have unlimited attempts till they attain the upper age limit to appear for UPSC Civil Service Exam.

Important Dates for UPSC Exam

Notification and Form filling for Prelim Exam with UPSC - FebruaryMarch
Date of Prelim Exam - May/JuneDeclaration of Main Results - January/February
Result of Prelim Exam - August/September Personality Test - March/April
Commencement of Exam - OctoberDeclaration of Final Merit List - May

List of Services - UPSC Posts

The 3 Types of Civil Services

The UPSC CSE Exam. Considered as the most prestigious exam in India.

  1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  2. India Police Service (IPS)
  3. Indian Forest Service (IFoS)
  1. Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  2. Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS)
  3. Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
  4. Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
  5. Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
  6. Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
  7. Indian Information Service (IIS)
  8. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  9. Indian Communication Finance Services (ICFS)
  10. Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
  11. Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
  12. Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
  13. Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
  14. Indian Revenue Service (IRS)
  15. Indian Trade Service (ITS)
  16. Railway Protection Force (RPF)
  1. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
  4. Pondicherry Civil Service
  5. Pondicherry Police Service

Centres for UPSC Exam

(A)(i) Centres for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination: The Examination will be held at the following Centres:

Agartala Gorakhpur Patna
Agra Gurugram Port Blair
AjmerGwaliorPrayagraj (Allahabad)
AhmedabadHyderabad Puducherry
AizawalImphal Pune
Anantpur (Andhra Pradesh) Itanagar Rajkot
Aurangabad JabalpurRanchi
Barelly JammuShillong
Bhopal JodhpurShimpla
Bilaspur Jorhat Siligudi
ChennaiKohima Thane
Cuttack Kozhikode (Calicut) Tiruchirapalli
Dehradun LehTirupati
DelhiLucknow Udaipur
DispurMadurai Vellore
GayaNagpur Warangal
Gautam Buddh Nagar Navi Mumbai
GhazibadPanaji (Goa)

Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

(A)(ii) Centres for Civil Services (Main) Examination:

Aizawal Dispur (Guwahati) Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Bengaluru HyderabadRaipur
Cuttack Lucknow Thiruvananthapuram
Dehradun MumbaiVijayawada