Rome was not built in a day and, neither does the preparation of UPSC exam under an hour. The UPSC journey is one of determination, passion, perseverance and discipline. When practised together, these can determine the concluding result of what would lead to a truly path-altering career. Standing in 2019, one can see a sudden influx of civil servant aspirants, from different wakes of the country. The boy-next-door from a humanities background and the girl from your brother's class, want to become an IAS, IFS or IPS. Amidst such fierce competition, how can one come out at the top?
The UPSC exam is not only the most prestigious but also one of the hardest nuts to crack. As discussed, it takes the honing of a combination of factors along with a secret ingredient for a fruitful outcome. While every year a large number of people sit for the exam, only a few make it past the finishing line and those who do, swear by good guidance. The key, according to most toppers is to find the right mentor that would nurture your skills and prepare you for the big exam. Thankfully, for those in Delhi, the options are galore. Delhi, the capital, is beaming with institutions that take pride in their tailor-made courses to guide you to crack the UPSC exam with utmost grace.
Hard work with smart tactics wins all the way. While there can be a variety of factors that can determine the right institution for you, we have jotted down the ones that can help you make the task at hand easy.
M/S Vajiram & Ravi is one of India’s premier Institutes that is known for their top class preparation courses for aspiring candidates of the Civil Services Examination at all the three levels – Preliminary Test, Main Examination and Personality Test. The Institute was founded in 1976 by Professor P. Velayutham.
UPSC 2016 Topper Tina Dabi was student from VajiRam.
• Fees: Rs. 1,33,000 (approx.)
Contact details of Vajiram and Ravi IAS Coaching Institution
9-B, Bada Bazaar Marg, Old Rajinder Nagar,
New Delhi -60. Close to Karol Bagh metro station.
(011) 25820000, 25734058
With over two decades of pragmatic coaching and successful aspirants, Chanakya Institute has its centres in Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Jharkhand to help you crack the UPSC exams. Driven by the philosophy that every individual is born to succeed, Chanakya IAS Academy's direction as an organisation is led by its founder Managing Director, AK Mishra, fondly known as “Success Guru”. Chanakya IAS Academy assures that the students are equipped with the most relevant and comprehensive guidance factoring in all the parameters set by the UPSC for the examination. The Academy provides complete solution for all 3 stages, i.e., Prelims, Mains as well as the interview. Additionally, there is an integrated full one-year program known as UFC (Upgradation Foundation Course) that covers all the examination criteria. Subsequently, batches with a two and three-year duration are also available, which target working professional who can attend classes over the weekends.
• Fee: Rs 50,000 for prelims, mains and interview and Rs 28,000 for every optional subject.
• Additional Rs 6500 for facilities availed by the candidates.
• Centers in North Delhi and South Delhi
Contact details of Chanakya IAS Academy
Address: South Delhi Centre:
124, 2nd floor, Satya Niketan,
Opposite Venky College, Near : Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi – 21
North Delhi Centre: 1596, 1st Floor, Outram Lines, Kingsway Camp,
Opposite Sewa Kutir Bus Stand, Delhi-110009
Contact No. : 011-64504615, +91-9958592517, +91-9958592519,
An old and reputed coaching institute in New Delhi that specifically focuses on IAS preparation, ALS is known for its successful track record. Every year, this institute maintains its consistency while churning out one successful candidate after the other. ALS is known for its unique technology in imparting knowledge of General Studies, Geography, History, Public Administration and Sociology for the Civil Services Examination both in English and Hindi mediums.
ALS programmes follow a Unique Learning Approach consisting of several distinct stages — workshops, training programmes for IAS entrance, self-study, self-evaluation, frequent class tests and answer writing sessions. And the classroom learning is supplemented with specially designed study material.
• Fee Structure: Rs. 1, 79,000(Approx)
Contact details of ALS – Coaching Institution for IAS Preparation
Regd. Off: A-Block, Plot II,
Aggarwal Auto Mall,
Shalimar District Centre,
Outer Ring Road,
Phone: +91-11-27495600, 9999975666, 9311331331 MUKHERJEE NAGAR
B-19, ALS House,
Dr. Mukherjee Nagar,
Phone: +91-11-27651110, 9999343999, 9999975666
KAROL BAGH CENTRE
20 Pusa Road,
Near Karol Bagh Metro Station
Opp Metro Pillar No 97,
New Delhi – 110005
Phone : +91-11-28751379, 9999648884
R K PURAM
HDFC Bank Campus,
8 – Institutional Area,
Sector 4, RK Puram,
New Delhi 110022
Phone: +91-11-26713811, 9311331331, 9999344944
Mobile Nos : +91 9999975666, 9311331331, 9999343999
The centre was founded by Dr S. Rau in the year 1953 and since then has imparted important values that shaped the present of the civil service examinations. The centre lays special emphasis on the nature of the preparation to be made, the pattern of setting the questions and how to tackle them, evoking their interest in the various areas of knowledge, and acquiring a picture-like view of the various themes to be studied. All these dimensions of guidance would be projected as the teachers talk to the students in the sittings as per the schedule of work given to them at the time of enrollment.
• Fee structure: 1, 25,000 (approx.)
Contact details of Rau’s IAS
309, Kanchenjunga Building,
18 Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi – 110001
Tel: 011 – 23317293, 23318135/36, 23738906/07, 32448881
With a well-known and experienced faculty, SRIRAM’s IAS has been a household name among the UPSC aspirants. They have a 10-months Program for General Studies (Prelim and the Mains), Essay, CSAT and Optionals that will thoroughly prepare the candidate while providing them with end-to-end solutions. The students are continuously assessed on the Prelims as well as Main Pattern in the classroom. The course also includes a Personality Test for students who have cleared the previous rounds for the Interview.
• Prelim-Cum-Mains (including CSAT: Rs. 1,27,000/-
• Prelim-Cum-Mains (NO CSAT): Rs.1,15,000/-
• CSAT: Rs.17000/-
Contact details for SRIRAM IAS
73-75, 1st Floor; Beside GTB Metro Station Gate No.1,
Above Bank of Baroda, Ring Road, Kingsway Camp,
New Delhi- 09.
22-B, Pusa Road, Bada Bazar Marg, Old Rajinder Nagar,
Ph. 011-25825591; 42437002; 9811489560, 8860045245
Official email id- firstname.lastname@example.org Official website- www.sriramsias.com