Chanakya IAS Academy
Chanakya IAS Academy has been offering educational services to students preparing for the Civil Services Exam since 1992. The Academy imparts comprehensive training-cum-guidance program which covers all the stages of civil services Exam - Preliminary Exam (the objective type screening test) and Interview. The Academy was established with the aim to provide a complete solution to the students preparing for this exam. The focus is on providing holistic education not only covering the prescribed syllabus but also enabling the students to face other challenges of life with equal ease.
The results of the past 6 years stand a testimony to Chanakya's excellent performance in guiding students in the civil services exam. In 2001, 94 of Chanakya's students were selected. In 2002, the number of selections went up to 103. The success rate has rapidly accelerated with 113 selections in 2003, 125 in 2004, 131 in 2005, 135 in 2006, 167 in 2007, 178 in 2008, 226 in 2009 and 298 in 2012. Not only this, hundreds of Chanakya's students have successfully entered various state / provincial civil services with the help of the training-cum-guidance program at the Academy. (It is worth mentioning that the syllabi prescribed by most of the state civil services commissions are in sync with the syllabus for the central civil services exam). Many of the candidates who have joined the state civil services have an opportunity to get promoted to the elite services like IAS & IPS.
The Academy imparts its class room training through its 11 study centres: two in Delhi, one each in Jaipur, Ranchi, Ahmadabad, Hazaribaug, Patna, Guwahati, Gudgaon, Chandigarh & Pune. The air-conditioned class-rooms, library-cum-reading-room, cultural & co-curricular activities, study tours, in house magazine and other such facilities offered by the Academy make it an institution in the true sense of the word.
In addition to imparting knowledge of the concerned subjects, Chanakya IAS Academy lays great emphasis on leadership development, ethics and social responsibility, and mind-power development so as to ensure that our tomorrows bureaucrats do not suffer from moral and ethical bankruptcy. Therefore, built in the curriculum is the program with a Midas touch - A. K. Mishra’s Art of Success. As a result every student learns to not merely tread on the beaten path but to reinvent themselves and explore newer routes not to attain the fixed targets merely, but to set newer ones.
About Civil Services Examination
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Civil Services Examinations for various Government jobs in the country. Civil Services include 23 services of Government of India and Union Territories. The most aspired services are the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) etc.
The preliminary examination for Civil services exam is conducted in a number of cities throughout the country.
Civil Services Exam is conducted every year by UPSC in two rounds: Preliminary & Mains.
Those who qualify in the preliminary round are called for mains examination. Preliminary consists of a written exam while Mains consists of a written exam as well as an interview. Passing the Civil Services Examination is considered really prestigious as a very large number of candidates apply for a limited number of posts and getting through is really tough.
Eligibility Criteria for UPSC
A candidate should have a degree from a recognized institute / university or an equivalent qualification.
Students who have appeared for BA, B.Sc., B.Com, B.E., MBBS, BAMS, BHMS, B.Arch. etc. can appear for UPSC prelim.
Number of attempts
4 for General, 7 for OBC, Unlimited for SC/ST
- 21-30 years for Open category
- 21-35 years for SC/ST
- 21-33 years for OBC
- 21-35 years for J & K
(Age as on 1st August)
Following are the various Civil Services in which recruitment is made:
- Indian Administrative Service
- Indian Foreign Service
- Indian Police Service
- Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Group A
- Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group A
- Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group A
- Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group A
- Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group A
- Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group A (Assistant Works Manager, Non-technical)
- Indian Postal Service, Group A
- Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group A
- Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group A
- Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group A
- Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group A
- Post of Assistant Security Officer in Railway Protection Force, Group A
- Indian Defence Estates Service, Group A
- Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group A
- Indian Corporate Law Service, Group A
- Armed Force Headquarters Civil Service, Group B (Section Officers Grade)
- Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group B
- Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakhadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group B
- Pondicherry Civil Service, Group B
- Pondicherry Police Service, Group B
Pattern of Preliminary Examination: There are 2 papers consisting of multiple choice questions.
There are 4 options to each question, and a penalty of 1/3rd marks for every incorrect answer.
- Paper 1: General Studies (200 marks)
- Paper 2: General Studies (CSAT, 200 marks)
- Optional Subject is to be chosen from a list of optional subjects given in the notification for the Examination.