The specific location and its ambience have its own advantages as our stimulus respond to the external environment varies from one situation to other. IF you go to temple its ambience would be different than that of Meat shop. The ambience of Temple would give you Peace of Mind. At Temple People assemble together and Pray to GOD on the other hand the ambience at Butcher’s shop would have negative vibes as animals or bird are being killed. Just visit these two places and experience your stimulus response.

IF one visits Karol Bagh (Delhi) & Mukherjee Nagar (Delhi), one may witness the crowd of UPSC aspirants. These CSE aspirants enable these two Places in Delhi a hub for CSE Preparation. There is No Doubt that Delhi has Good Coaching Institutes and Excellent faculties in addition to the ambience that it provides.


There are various UPSC Coaching in Delhi. Each coaching Institutes claims as the Best IAS Coaching for UPSC CSE Preparation. This puts students in dilemma which coaching he should enroll. It is really difficult for student to select right coaching Institute. Before discussing how to select right Coaching, let us discuss first the Importance of Coaching in UPSC CSE Preparation.


In the year 2019 I went to IIT – Gandhinagar, Gujarat as we scheduled one seminar pertaining to UPSC CSE Aspirants. The speaker was an IRS. During seminar One student asked him, Sir, is it inevitable to enroll in Coaching in order to Qualify UPSC CSE. I will quote his reply, he said not inevitable if you have someone in your family who can guide you and keep motivating you throughout the preparation of this Exam. The Syllabus is so vast and comprehensive that student needs Proper guidance under right Mentor.

The role of coaching is not merely confined to teaching only rather to evaluate your gradual progress and keep motivating you so that you give your 100 % .One need not search what to Read & where to read. These are the Jobs of Coaching Institutions and your Job is to STUDY with devotion only.

Once you join any Coaching You must have faith on the Coaching and all the faculty members. Do whatever sorts of enquiries at different Institutions but once enroll in coaching do not have any doubt in MIND.

At last, I would like to mention that even Arjun, a great warrior required Guidance from shree Krishna. Had shree Krishna not guided him the result of Mahabharata would have been different as Arjun initially put his bows & arrows in Chariot and said to Shri Krishna that he did not want to fight the battle. His decision not to fight the battle may be because of his ignorance and impurities of Mind. Although Arjun was a great warrior but still Guidance was inevitable for him to be victorious in the battle of Mahabharata.

So irrespective of your intelligence, UPSC CSE Aspirants need guidance from a Good Mentor in order to become successful in the Examination of UPSC CSE.


Let me share some key aspects that students must enquire while visiting coaching in Delhi in order to select good coaching for him.

Do You Know in Reputed World class Institutions one of the significant parameters for being listed in top notch Institutes is the student- Teacher ratio. It refers to number of students Per Faculty. This ratio should be optimum. In some coaching Institutes the class strength is of 250 – 400. Please calculate yourself this Student- Teacher Ratio. Can you put these coaching Institutes in Good Ranking??

Healthy Interactive discussion would be missing due to huge class size and fixed duration of 2hrs 30 minutes. One may not get his doubts clear if not interacting with the faculty.

Some other parameters that should be noticed before enrolments include – Faculty Experience, duration of completion of syllabus, Mentor Support, Test series to evaluate students & others.

If someone has qualified this Exam then it means he has gradually improved himself over a period of time as per the expectation of UPSC. In order to have gradual improvement one must know one’s weakness and then strive to eradicate these weaknesses with the help of a Right Mentor. IF you have not visited GS SCORE you may plan to visit it for enquiry pertaining to courses offered at Institute, where there is optimum class strength and each student is nurtured under the guidance of M.K Jha Sir. Here Student has the opportunity to interact with the faculty as the class strength is optimum.


IF it is not possible for someone to come to Delhi for Civil services Preparation due to any reason (may be in Job, family issue), one may enroll for Live / Online classes. People have qualified this Exam with their Preparation through live / online mode. But if someone is not in Job, do not have any family issue; one may plan for Offline classes at Delhi.

We witness, during the Pandemic of COVID students do not have the choice for offline classes. The only option was Live / Online classes. When one plans to prepare through Live / Online Classes one must have self-Discipline. Today many coaching is providing Live / Online classes. One must clarify oneself the mode of discussion the Institute Provides. For example, some Institutes do not provide live Interaction of students with Faculty. The students are advised to ask the doubts after classes. Under online classes the classes may be live or recorded. Few students think both are same but that is not the case.


UPSC CSE is held every year to recruit for All India Services & other allied services. This Exam has three stages – Prelims, Mains & followed by Interview. One of the common aspects among all the three stages is Current Affairs. From Prelims to Mains and subsequently to Interview the significance of Current Affairs cannot be undermined.

UPSC CSE Prelims Exam has two Papers: General Studies & CSAT

In General studies, total number of Question would be 100 and each Question carry 2 marks. The marks secured in this GS Paper determines whether one is Qualified for stage 2 i.e., UPSC Mains or not.

CSAT is merely qualifying and marks secured are not considered for qualifying in Mains. The total number of Question is 80. Each Question carries 2.5 marks mounting to full marks of 200.In order to Qualify CSAT one must secure 33 % marks or 66 marks.

There is negative marking of 1/3 applicable to both Papers GS & CSAT.

Please note UPSC Prelims Exam has the objective to eliminate non serious candidates and filter the serious aspirants for second stage i.e., UPSC Mains.

Stage II: UPSC Mains:

Under Mains the objective of UPSC is to check the whether the candidate is aware of subject matter or not, his thought process, analytical skills and proper articulation way of writing answer.

Paper Subject Duration Total marks
Paper A Compulsory Indian language 3 hours 300 (Qualifying)
Paper B English 3 hours 300 (Qualifying)
Paper I Essay 3 hours 250
Paper II General Studies I – Indian Heritage & Culture, History & Geography of the World & Society 3 hours 250
Paper III General Studies II – Governance, Constitution, Welfare Initiatives, Social Justice & International Relations 3 hours 250
Paper IV General Studies III – Technology, Economic Development, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Security & Disaster Management 3 hours 250
Paper V General Studies IV – Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude 3 hours 250
Paper VI Optional Subject – Paper I 3 hours 250
Paper VII Optional Subject – Paper II 3 hours 250

UPSC Syllabus does not define itself. Kindly refer the micro analysis of the UPSC syllabus provided at the Coaching Institutes. One may visit GS SCORE website for the same and go through the micro analysis of the syllabus. This will help students in deciding the boundary of Information and its depth.


This is the last stage of UPSC CSE Exam. The maximum marks allotted for Interview is 275 marks. Through Interview UPSC judges ones overall Personality. The way student response the answer is in fact what he is inside. The Panel members are expert and they observe the student in Interview Process very comprehensively. One cannot make the Board fool.

Also, the Personality development cannot be done in 1 or 2 months rather it requires much time. Although it being the last stage of Exam but one must start its preparation along with the preparation of Prelims.

Now we have discussed above about UPSC CSE examination and its different stages, UPSC CSE coaching in Delhi, Live / Online classes, Best UPSC Coaching, Parameters to select right coaching for oneself. Still one thing I have left and did not mention whether one will definitely qualify UPSC CSE if enroll oneself in coaching at Delhi. Please note merely enrolling at coaching will not suffice the purpose. There must be zeal inside to crack this exam. The flame must be kept burning till one qualify this Exam under the right guidance.

More than 1500 thoughts arise in our mind every hour. So; one can calculate the number of thoughts that arise in mind in one day, in one year. These thoughts are so subtle but at the same time these subtle thoughts are immensely powerful. IF one picks up Right and Positive thoughts it will definitely help one in whatever task one wishes to accomplish. So, be positive while preparing for this reputed Examination of UPSC CSE.

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