Written byRamya Patelkhana
The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), also popularly known as the IAS exam, is one of the toughest exams. But with the right preparation and hard work, one can crack the exam.
The preparation for UPSC CSE is considered an expensive affair because of which many aspirants can't afford formal IAS exam coaching.
Here are some institutes that offer free coaching for the underprivileged.
It provides coaching of good quality for those from the economically weaker sections, including candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs), enabling them to appear in competitive exams such as UPSC.
The free coaching is provided on the basis of a candidate's score in the entrance test and interview conducted by the university.
The State Institute for Administrative Careers (SIAC) in Mumbai is another institute that offers free UPSC coaching.
SIAC was established by the Government of Maharashtra in 1976. It is located at Hazaimal Somani Marg, opposite Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
It is a full-time residential institute dedicated to free UPSC coaching/training programs. It is aimed at helping the Maharashtrian youth overcome the challenges in CSE preparation.
All India Civil Services Coaching Center, run by the Tamil Nadu government, in Chennai is one of the best IAS coaching institutes.
It provides free coaching for Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test and free hostel facility. It is located at Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai. The institute offers free coaching to candidates from Tamil Nadu selected through an entrance exam.
Manidha Naeyam IAS Academy in Chennai is not only one of the best but also among the very few institutes that offer free IAS coaching.
Former MLA and Chennai Mayor, Saidai Duraisamy, is the founder and chairman of the free coaching academy. It is located at Chennai's CIT Nagar. It provides free coaching, IAS Interview guidance, study material, and other learning resources for aspirants.
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