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As candidates make up mind to appear in Civil Services Examination, there are lots of queries in minds and almost all aspirants lay siege to various issues like Exam-Plan, Preparation-Plan, books and study-material to choose, picking optional subject, choice of coaching institutes and so many other issues that matters a lot in success.
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Hi, i am Roshan from Kerala. I would like to join for IAS preparation in Delhi. Which institute is best ? What about Classic IAS Academy? My optional is sociology.

For Sociology as optional subject Vaji Ram & Ravi and Upendra IAS are most popular institutes. Classic IAS Academy is also a good institute and if you are convinced, you may go ahead with it.... Read More

Sir, I am in BSc. First year. Please guide me about how to choose a good coaching institute after my graduation.

Your thinking is correct and path you are going to follow is absolutely fine as you wish to join coaching institute after graduation only. One should join coaching institute as close to the first attempt as possible. The simple answer is that you need coaching to advance your groundwork which could match the examiners’ expectations and to get better your level of preparedness so that you can face examination confidently. The link given below in related articles will help you gain some insights about your coaching institute selection.... Read More

Sir, I did my under graduation in Sociology and have planned to undertake upsc coaching @ Vaji and Ravi academy. My doubt is whether a person if 20 years is eligible to attend upsc coaching @ Vajiram and Ravi institution?

When you prepare for Civil Services Examination, you need a preparation-plan that requires long-term planning. As a part of your preparation strategy, if you wish to seek guidance for preparation, it is absolutely fine. There is no check in coaching institutions as far as age or eligibility is concerned. If you plan to join coaching institute, you can join it to prepare yourself to face examination confidently when you become eligible to appear next year or when you feel your preparation matches the level that this exam entails.  ... Read More

Which is the best coaching institute in India?

It is difficult to find the best; but, certainly, you can find many coaching institutes rendering quality coaching for civil Services Examination preparation. There are number of coaching institutes of repute in Delhi and some of the prominent players are Vaji Ram & Ravi, Alternative Learning Systems (ALS), Sriram’s IAS, Khan Study Group (KSG)... Read More

I want to join a CSAT exclusive test series in Old Rajinder Nagar. Which according to you is the best one?

I want to join a CSAT exclusive test series in Old Rajinder Nagar. Which according to you is the best one? Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination is aptitude based test and it is practice that makes you perform better despite having excellent preparation. If you wish to join test series for Preliminary examination, you can join any coaching institute of repute. Perceiving which one is best is difficult; you can pick any one available in Central Delhi. You can choose from Vaji Ram & Ravi, Khan Study Group, Alternative Learning System or may be new kid on the block GS Score.... Read More

I want to know best coaching institute in Delhi for Civil Services preparation.

There are many well-known coaching institutes rendering quality coaching for Civil Services Examination preparation. You may pick any one from Vaji Ram & Ravi, Alternative Learning Systems, KSG, Dhyeya IAS, Drishti…  ... Read More

Sir, I'm in 4th year I opted to appear in CSE in 2016. Is preparing 1 year by self-study and after graduation going to coaching institute is good idea. If yes; then, please suggest me some plan of action and steps which I would take as a beginner and from where I would study. Suggest me some relevant sources.

You are following a correct approach by commencing preparation with self-help. This will help you in finding your strengths and weaknesses that in turn will help in prioritizing while formulating preparation-strategies. First and the foremost thing are to understand the complete exam-plan and related requirements at each stage of the examination. Read the complete syllabus for preliminary Examination and Main Examination. ...... Read More

Please provide me the details regarding institutes in Delhi for Civils and also provide fee structure.

There are many coaching institutes of repute imparting guidance for Civil Services Examination. Some of the prominent players are Vaji Ram & Ravi, Sriram’s IAS, Alternative Learning Systems (ALS), Dhyeya IAS… Generally speaking, for Preliminary Examination fee varies from Rs. 15,000/- to Rs. 20,000/- and that for Main Examination General Studies is available between Rs. 50,000/- to Rs. 1,00,000/-. Coaching for optional Subject costs around Rs. 30,000/- to Rs. 45,000/- The complete foundation course (Prelims + Mains) is ranging between Rs. 1,00,000/- to Rs. 1,50,000/-.... Read More

Best coaching centre for commerce optional in Hindi medium in Delhi?

Rankers Classes (R S Agarwal) is one of the finest teacher imparting coaching for Commerce & Accountancy (Optional Subject –Main Examination).... Read More

As I am a fresher, so, which place is best for IAS preparation Delhi, Allahabad or Patna or Any other place?

Each of the cities you have mentioned are major centres for Civil Services Examination preparation although most of the aspirants end up in Delhi. With lots of aspirants from Delhi University, JNU and IIT chase the Civil Services dream; more than anything else, presence of well-established names in IAS coaching makes Delhi top-of-mind. But, before you plan to move out, we suggest you to understand the requirements and commence preparation with self-help. You can order books an...... Read More

Sir, which institute is best for general studies and for Polity & International Relation as optional subject?

If you wish to choose big name, you can consider Vaji Ram & Ravi for both General Studies and Political Science & International Relations. But, if you wish to look beyond, you can trust a relatively smaller name Nirvana IAS Academy that has made its presence felt in recent years. In a batch of limited students, you can get personal attention and a zealous environment would encourage you to work hard.... Read More

Which coaching institute is best for IAS preparation for Hindi medium student for optional subject History?

In Delhi, Manikant Singh (The Study), Hemant Jha (Hemant Jha Classes) and Rajnish Raj (Sihanta IAS) are established names in History (Optional Subject – Main Examination).... Read More

Kindly tell me the Best Coaching institute for Mathematics optional for IAS exam in Delhi.

You can think of K Venkanna (Institute of Mathematical Sciences - IMS) in New Delhi for Mathematics (Optional subject – Civil Services (Main) Examination).... Read More

Where is the best coaching for IAS preparation in Delhi or Allahabad in Hindi medium? Optional subject is Public Administration.

Both Delhi and Allahabad are big centres as a large number of Hindi medium candidates are captivated with Civil Services Examination preparation. For General Studies, you can consider Dhyeya IAS. They have classes both in Delhi as well as in Allahabad. For Public Administration in Delhi, you can make a choice between Atul Lohia (Prabha IAS) and Abhay Kumar (Synergy). ... Read More


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