How to prepare for UPSC entrance exams?


Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is a constitutional body of India which conducts various entrance exams for the recruitment of eligible candidates to several posts in different departments. The commission conducts each exam every year in various centres spread across the country to enable all the interested ones from various parts to attend the test. The exam is highly competitive since millions of candidates from different parts are attending the exam each year. And hence only well prepared candidates can clear all the stages of the test.

List of UPSC Entrance Exams in India

Some of the entrance exams conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) are listed below.

  • Central Police Forces Exam (CPFE)
  • Civil Services Exam
  • Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam
  • Combined Engineering Services (CESE) Exam
  • Combined Medical Services (CMS) Exam
  • UPSC Geologist’s Exam
  • Indian administrative Services (IAS) Exam
  • Indian Economics Services (IES) /Indian Statistical Services (ISS) Exam
  • Indian Forest Services (IFS) Exam
  • National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) Exam
  • Section Officers/Stenographers (Grade-B/Grade-I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination
  • Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA) Exam

UPSC Entrance Exams Pattern

Generally, there will be 3 stages for the UPSC exams. First a preliminary exam will be conducted for the screening of candidates. Those who clear the preliminary exam will be called up for the main entrance exam. There will also be screening in this level. Those who score above the cut off mark will be qualified for the next stage. The next stage is an interview session with the official recruiting panel. This stage will basically be a personality test round. But depending on the department and post, there may be a technical interview section in addition to the personal interview.

General guidelines for preparing for UPSC Entrance Exams

The candidate should have a strong target in mind of getting through the exam. One should practice each day according to the well planned time table. Important formulas and notes have to be taken in a separate paper so that the candidate can refer it easily before getting into the exam hall. The candidate should understand ones weak and strong areas and prepare accordingly.

Set up a full proof study Plan

The aspirants should set up a proper study plan and follow it systematically for getting through the highly competitive UPSC exam. One should have a thorough knowledge about the syllabus and pattern of the exam. Each and every topic has to be covered before 1 week of the exam. The last week has to be utilized for revision of all the studied topics.

UPSC Entrance Exams coaching Institutes

  • Ujjwal IAS Academy, Delhi
  • IMS (Institute of Mathematical Sciences) , Delhi
  • Lord Krishna IAS Academy, Delhi
  • O.P.Singh’s IAS Academy, Delhi
  • Classic IAS Academy, Delhi
  • Khan Study Group, Delhi
  • JTS Institute, Delhi
  • Skylight IAS, Delhi
  • Geographia, Delhi
  • Delhi Law Academy, Delhi
  • Destination IAS academy, Delhi
  • Vedanta IAS Academy, Delhi
  • Paradigm IAS Academy, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • A.A. Shah’s IAS Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Lakshya IAS Academy, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Analog IAS Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Royale IAS Academy, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Mumbai Institute for IAS civil service examination preparation, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Academy of Competitive Examinations, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Sathya IAS Academy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Shankar IAS Academy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Indian IAS Academy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Educasium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Success IAS Academy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Excell Career India, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Synergy Siddharth, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Eva Stalin IAS Academy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Impact IAS Academy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Ganesh IAS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Integrations, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Madhavan IAS Academy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • VITAL- For Competitive Exam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Mylapore Educational Academy for Law (MEAL), Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Door, Centre for Civil Services, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Achievers IAS Classes, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • JTS Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Prof.B.R.A.Rao’s Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Shri Sai Tutorials for IAS and KAS Coaching, Bangalore
  • Global IAS Academy, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Himalai IAS Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Sri Padmavathi Academy for Civil Services, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Victory IAS Classes, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • JICE, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • VIKAS Coaching Centre (VCC), Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Gandhi IAS Study Circle, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • Analog IAS Institute, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • Unique IAS Study Circle, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  • LISAS IAS Coaching Centre, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
  • Academy for Civil Services, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
  • IAS Today, Chandigarh
  • Success IAS Academy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • GRS IAS Academy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • Lakshya Civil Seva Samsthan, Darbhanga, Bihar
  • Radian IAS Academy, Faridabad, Haryana
  • Zenith Academy, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • Shikhar Academy, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • Gurgaon IAS Academy, Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Jadon Institute, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  • Zenith Point, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Astitva I.C.S, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Sanjeevani, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • RAOS Jaipur IAS/RAS Institute, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Utkarsh Academy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Trademark IAS, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Zenith Point, Kota, Rajasthan
  • Sarthak Aspirants Institute for IAS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  • Prayatna Guidance, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  • Eten Ace, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  • PANACEA Bharti Institute, Ludhiana, Punjab
  • Maayaa IAS Academy, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • Infoedge Academy, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • IAS Study Centre, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  • New Vision IAS Academy, Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • Premier Academy for Administrative Services (P.A.A.S) , Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • Pre IAS Coaching Center, Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • Anna IAS academy, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu
  • Anna IAS Academy, Neyveli, Tamil Nadu
  • Planet Vidya, Cuttack, Orissa
  • Aarohan Classes, Cuttack, Orissa
  • Priyadarshi I.A.S Circle, Patna, Bihar
  • AK Sinha Study Circle, Patna, Bihar
  • Suyam I.A.S Coaching Institute, Puducherry
  • Vision IAS / IPS Academy, Puducherry
  • Chanakya IAS Academy, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  • Vikramshila I.A.S, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
  • Dr.YSR Study Circle for ST’s, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • Centre for Civilservice, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • Rachna Academy of Career Education, Surat, Gujarat
  • Vijeta Academy for IAS, Thane, Maharashtra
  • Disha Competitive Classes, Thane, Maharashtra
  • Dhruv Academy, Thane, Maharashtra
  • Royale IAS Academy, Thane, Maharashtra
  • Pramila Institute of Administrative Careers, Thane, Maharashtra
  • National IAS Academy, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu
  • St.Thomas Academy for Research and Training (START), Calicut, Kerala
  • NR IAS Academy, Trichy, Tamilnadu
  • Sociology Made Easy, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • Vikash IAS, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • Srijan IAS Academy, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • Lakshya I.A.S. Coaching Institute, Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  • Chanakkya IAS Academy, Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  • DIC, Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

The candidates can join any of the coaching centres near their residence for an enhanced coaching which helps them to fulfill their targets.



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8 Responses to “How to prepare for UPSC entrance exams?”

  1. 8
    Naveen Kumar D:

    After paying the application fee.. How to appear to the UPCS examination.. Will i get any form like Hallticket….?

  2. 7

    I completed my graduation in so, please tell what subject may take for IAS

  3. 6

    can anyone suggest the minimum cut off mark to clear upsc preliminary out of 400???

  4. 5
    Dinesh Kumar:

    I am working in an Automobile OEM company and i did my part time BE(Auto) in MIT Anna University.
    Suggest me the best IAS coaching center for part time in Chennai locality,
    And also suggest me which subject i can choose to prepare for IAS exams

  5. 4
    Chandra Sekhar:

    Suggest me the books to prepare for UPSC SO(Intelligence Bureau) exam and also if available the books of last ten years solved question papers, etc.published by the author,etc.

  6. 3

    Suggest me the best KAS coaching center for the evening classes since I work as a Software Engineer for DELL. I am yet to join the coaching classes since my shift schedule starts from the mid of Dec, will that amount of time be enough for me to prepare for the exams starting from Dec mid? I do have a lot of queries regarding this since I am aspiring for the same.
    May i know the last date to submit the application form for the KAS exams and more details about this? And how many attempts do the 3A category applicants get for preliminary and main exams both.

    Please do mail me at my email address as mentioned above.

    Thank you,


  7. 2

    subjects for IES,UPSE exams for E&C engg students?

  8. 1

    could you please tell me about SARTHAK ASPIRANTS COACHING and their contact no. or website.
    thank you