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We currently have 3 Batches for UPSC/IAS/KAS Exams

  1. Morning Batch: 8:00 am To 10:00 am
  2. Evening Batch: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  3. Weekend Batch: Saturday- 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Venue

All our classes are held at Hebbal, (near Hebbal Police station, 10 meters from Hebbal bus stop) Bellary main road.

Duration of our Programme: 

  1. Complete Prelims: 4-6 Months
  2. Complete Mains: 4-5 Months
  3. Optional (Anthropology): 3 Months
  4. Specific module: Variable

Our Prelims classes will be covered by following faculty*

  1. Indian Polity and Indian Constitution: By Dr Arjun Bopanna
  2. Indian Economy. By Dr Arjun Bopanna and Dr Sahana
  3. Geography- Physical and Indian- Mr Ramesh
  4. Indian History- Ancient, Medieval and Modern- Mr Vivek and Miss G.S Gayathri
  5. Environment and Ecology- Dr Arjun Bopanna and Dr Sahana
  6. Science and Technology. By Dr Sahana
  7. Current Affairs classes. By respective faculties
  8. CSAT Classes- Mr Pratik (Aptitude), Mr Pankaj Rane (Reasoning) and Miss Salaiha Khan and Dr Uma Shankar (English Comprehension and Decision Making)

Our Mains Classes will be covered by following faculty *

  1. History and cultural heritage (India and Karnataka) By Mr Vivek and  Miss G.S Gayathri
  2. Social and Political Perspective By Dr Sahana
  3. Indian Economy/planning/Rural development By Dr Arjun Bopanna
  4. Geography – By Mr Ramesh
  5. Indian constitutional and governance- By Dr Arjun Bopanna
  6. Public Administration by Mr Vivek
  7. International relation- By Dr Sahana/Dr Arjun Bopanna/ Mr Vivek
  8. Science and Technology by Dr Sahana
  9. Environment and Ecology by Dr Arjun Bopanna and Dr Sahana
  10. Ethics- Dr Arjun Bopanna

* Subjected to minor changes depending on availability 

Optional for Mains: 

Anthropology by Dr Arjun Bopanna and Dr Sahana

All our faculty are experts in the subject and have cleared the exam or have gone upto the interview stage. We also get guest faculty from across the country for revision classes before the exam.

Other Information: 

  1. Students can prefer the entire package or can even opt for individual modules like only Indian polity, Ethics classes etc (to know more contact us)
  2. All our programme include classroom teaching, materials and class tests
  3. Students who enroll for the entire prelims/Mains programme will receive 6  months printed copy of current affairs Magazine– Mahithi Monthly
  4. Students can also avail library facility at our institute after paying a nominal deposit amount
  5. Student can sit in class rooms after class hours and study and also use our wifi facility

For fee structure: click here

Why should you Join Bangalore school of civil services

  1. Accessibility: Located in well connected part of Bangalore
  2. Expert and experienced faculty
  3. Friendly and student oriented management
  4. Comprehensive and updated materials
  5. Focus on current affairs
  6. Exam oriented approach
  7. Regular class test
  8. Structured Programme (The Monthly schedule, faculty and test dates will be put up in the 1st week of every month)
  9. Cyclic module based classes (contact us to know more)

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To attend a free class… contact us

ABOUT UPSC EXAMINATION

Pattern of exam

The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages:

(i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination

(ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.

Candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will have to apply online again, in the Detailed Application Form which would be made available to them.

Post for consideration

  1. Indian Administrative Service.
  2. Indian Foreign Service.
  3. Indian Police Service.
  4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
  5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
  7. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
  9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager,Administration).
  10. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
  11. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  12. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
  13. Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  14. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
  15. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
  16. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
  17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
  18. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III).
  19. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”.
  20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
  21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’.
  23. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  24. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.
  • The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is expected to be approximately 1100 to 1200 which includes vacancies reserved for P.H. Category.
  • Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled Categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

Qualification

The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

Note:

Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission’s examination but have not been informed of the results as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary Examination. All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the Civil Services (Main) Examination will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite examination with their application for the Main Examination failing which such candidates will not be admitted to the Main Examination. The applications for the Main Examination will be called sometime in the month of October/November.

Age limit:

(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years

(b) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable :

(i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.

(ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.

(iii) upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped persons

Number of attempts :

GM: six attempts

SC and ST: Restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates who are otherwise eligible.

OBC: Nine

How to Apply

Candidates are required to apply online using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the abovementioned website.

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examinations (Objective Type)

  • The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.
  • Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
  • Each paper will be of two hours duration.
  • The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%
  • For the selection of candidates for Main Examination; and (ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various services and posts.
  • This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.
  • The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this examination.
  • Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.
  • The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Civil Service (Main) Examination based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General Studies PaperII of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper-I of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination as may be determined by the Commission
  • There will be negative marking for incorrect answers for all questions except some of the questions where the negative-marking will be inbuilt in the form of different marks being awarded to the most appropriate and not so appropriate answer for such questions.
  • There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
  • If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
  • If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

Main Examination

  • It will consist of written examination and an interview test.
  • The written examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type out of which two papers will be of qualifying in nature.
  • Marks obtained for all the compulsory papers (Paper-I to Paper-VlI) and Marks obtained in Interview for Personality Test will be counted for ranking.
  • Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, shall be summoned by them for an interview for a Personality Test
  • The number of candidates to be summoned for interview will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled.
  • The interview will carry 275 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks).
  • Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (written part as well as interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various services keeping in view their ranks in the Examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various services and posts.

The written examination will consist of the following papers :

Qualifying Papers :300 Marks each

Paper-A: Indian Language

(One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution).

Paper-B: English

Papers to be counted for merit: 250 Marks Each

Paper-I: Essay

Paper-II: Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society

Paper-III: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations

Paper-IV:  Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management

Paper-V: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude

Paper-VI: Optional Subject – Paper 1

Paper-VII: Optional Subject – Paper 2

Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks

Personality Test 275 Marks

Grand Total 2025 Marks

Candidates may choose any one of the optional subject from amongst the list of subjects

  1. Agriculture
  2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  3. Anthropology
  4. Botany
  5. Chemistry
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Commerce and Accountancy
  8. Economics
  9. Electrical Engineering
  10. Geography
  11. Geology
  12. History
  13. Law
  14. Management
  15. Mathematics
  16. Mechanical Engineering
  17. Medical Science
  18. Philosophy
  19. Physics
  20. Political Science and International Relations
  21. Psychology
  22. Public Administration
  23. Sociology
  24. Statistics
  25. Zoology
  26. Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.

Syllabi for the Prelims Examination

Paper-I

  1. Current events of national and international importance.
  2. History of India and Indian National Movement.
  3. Indian and World Geography -Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  4. Indian Polity and Governance -Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  5. Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  6. General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialisation
  7. General Science.

Paper II

  1. Comprehension Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  2. Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  3. Decision-making and problem solving
  4. General mental ability
  5. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. -Class X level)

Syllabi for the Mains Examination

General Studies- I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
  • History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawing of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
  • Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
  • Effects of globalization on Indian society
  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
  • Salient features of world’s physical geography.
  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.

  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
  • Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
  • Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
  • Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
  • Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
  • Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
  • Role of civil services in a democracy.
  • India and its neighborhood- relations.
  • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security;Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Land reforms in India.
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Investment models.
  • Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
  • Disaster and disaster management.
  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention
  • Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate


General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.

  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.
  • Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
  • Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
  • Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity;
  • Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
  • Case Studies on above issues.

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