Director’s  Message ( IAS GURU Dr.KUMAR)

Becoming a collector or an IAS/IPS/IRS is not just about a wonderful career . More than being a venerable  profession, it is a responsibility. A responsibility of creating pivotal policies for the countrymen  and at the same time being inconspicuously accountable to each and every one of them.

We as the guiders are thus bound to impart our wisdom in the baggage of experience . And ensure that the dexterity required to make the legitimate as well as judicious use of  position and knowledge is bestowed on our students and enshrined forever in  their souls. The entire  journey towards achieving this responsibility is more often than not considered to be very challenging and tedious but in actuality, it is quite simple. Nevertheless, it requires  hard work , endeavor and perseverance as is the case with any other walk of life in which we want ourselves to be well distinguished


A Note Before You Begin IAS Preparation or Coaching


Know the rulesAspirants, when they begin IAS preparation, are generally confused. They are unsure about how to start, and what to study.

IAS/IPS aspirants have numerous queries in their mind regarding exam eligibility, exam dates etc. Many are not sure if coaching is essential or not. Their worries are not unfounded.

Don’t be misguided!

Misguidance can cost any aspirant a lot of time and money. Many coaching institutes are unsure how to properly guide aspirants as per the latest requirements of UPSC. There are coaching institutes which charge hefty fees but provide poor service and low-quality study materials.

You need to adapt to the changing requirements of UPSC!

Whether you are a beginner in the arena of UPSC Civil Services Exam preparation or an experienced candidate, knowledge about the changing requirements of the UPSC is essential for success. This post covers the necessary things you should note before you begin IAS preparation or coaching.

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Know the eligibility criteria of the IAS exam

  • The aspirant should be a Graduate in any subject.
  • To apply, the age of the applicant should be between 21-32, if general category.
  • The number of attempts permitted is 6. There are relaxations in the age-limit and number of attempts for reserved categories like OBC, SC, ST etc. Read our post on IAS exam eligibility to know more.
  • If you still have questions in your mind, just go through our article ‘frequently asked questions on IAS exam preparation‘.

Keep in mind the Exam Dates and UPSC CSE Syllabus

Your preparation should be aligned with the UPSC Civil Services Exam Cycle, which has three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview, which normally has a fixed schedule like June (for Prelims), Sep/Oct (for Mains) and Feb-April (for Interviews).

Read our posts, and understand the details of Civil ServicesIASUPSC syllabus etc.

Have a realistic idea about the competition in UPSC Civil Services Exam

Know your competition

  • Registration: More than 10 lakh aspirants/year;
  • Preliminary Exam Takers: Around 4.5 Lakhs/year;
  • Those who pass Prelims: Around 15000/year;
  • Those who pass mains: 3000/year;
  • Those who find mention in the rank list after the interview: 1000/year.
  • Note: As 49.5% of seats are reserved, if you belong to the general category, you may need to be in the top 50% to ensure a place in the final rank list. Read: Till Which Rank Can An Aspirant Get Into IAS, IPS or IFS?

How To Start Preparing for Civil Services?

To start the Civil Services Exam preparation, it is not a must to attend any coaching institutes. But good coaching – either online or offline – can be of great help to the candidates for proper guidance and knowledge.