Attention! UPSC aspirants this guide will update you on the top 5 coaching institutes for UPSC in India.
Byjus is a brand of Think and Learn Private Ltd. which is an online tutoring firm set up in 2011 by Byju Raveendran at Bangalore. Byju’s has grown rapidly and it came into existence as an online learning platform in the year 2015. Currently, Byju’s is providing online coaching courses for all the age groups including school students. Byju’s also runs coaching courses for UPSC CSE in both online and offline mode.
The fee for the classroom program is about 97500-135000. Facilities provided are as follows.
Study Material & Test Series
- 1 Tablet (either 7 inches or 10 inches)
- 16 GS + 1 CSAT Book materials with contents from Authors like Laxmikant, Bipin Chandra, RS Sharma, Majid Hussain etc & compiled by BYJU’S
- Personalised Notes from Faculties & Experts (Hand-written/Printed) will be given to the Students before the Classes commence.
- Weekly Current Affairs updates (provided every Saturday/Sunday)
- Monthly Schedule will be given to the students for suitable planning.
- All India Prelims & Mains Test Series – An exclusive schedule covering CSAT & GS Papers will be followed which consists of 20+ Tests for both Prelims & Mains and rankings will be provided on the same.
- Added to this, Weekly Test (1 Hr Duration) – On the Portions Covered (both Subjective & MCQ’s) conducted every Wednesday/Friday.
- Newspapers – The Hindu, Indian Express and monthly magazines (available for study at the center only)
- Library – The stock contains more than 200 books which are needed for the UPSC exam
- Printer is provided to make copies.
The coaching institute also provides scholarships for the meritorious student.
Vajiram & Ravi
Vajiram & Ravi is India’s well-known Institute and the Best IAS Coaching in India preparing candidates for the Civil Services Examination at all the three levels – UPSC Preliminary Test, UPSC Main Examination and Personality Test. The Institute was founded in 1976 by Professor P. Velayutham. The institute is functional in New Delhi and Chennai only it does not have branches in other states.
Classroom courses with fee structure:
|General Studies Prelim-Cum-Main||36 Weeks @ 2.5hr per Day||08:00 AM to 10:30 AM
11:00 AM to 01:30 PM
02:00 PM to 04:30 PM
05:00 PM to 07:30 PM
|CSAT||12 Weeks @ 2hr per day||08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Political Science & I.R.
Commerce and Accountancy
|16 Weeks @ 2.5hr per day||08:00 AM to 10:30 AM||Rs. 50,000|
Geography (Batch – II)
Political Science & I.R. (Batch II)
|16 Weeks @ 2.5hr per day||11:00 AM to 01:30 PM
02:00 PM to 04:30 PM
05:00 PM to 07:30 PM
|Mathematics||24 weeks||8.00AM to 10.30 AM||Rs. 62,000|
The institute also offers courier courses facility in which aspirants can enroll to get study material and online classes from their homes.
Founded by Ajay Kumar ( IIT alumni) the institute is famous because of quality material and medium of teaching. It is among the few institutions that teach both English and Hindi medium students. For Hindi medium vision is the best institute. Vision has several branches in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, and Pune.
The fee for English medium foundation prelims + mains course is Rs 125000, and fee for Hindi medium course is Rs. 100000.
The institute also offers distance mode based courses to help students in remote areas. Philosophy and ethics optional courses are also available at some centers.
Alternative Learning Systems (ALS) is a prominent UPSC coaching institute running from past 25 years. The institute is directed by Mr. Jojo Mathews who is an experienced trainer. ALS institute is different from other institutes because they follow the VSAT system. In this system, a teacher teaches at the main center and it is recorded and sent live to all the other Virtual Satellite Centers across the country. This helps in mass teaching as well as the lecture can be broadcasted live to any place. ALS has helped students by building centers in remote areas. Also live doubts can also be asked from any of the VSAT centers due to which the system becomes more interactive.
The fee for one year program at ALS is Rs.1,59000. The fee differs from student to student as they give concessions according to the entrance test result. Programs are available in English medium.
Special courses for optional subjects are there for History, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, and Kannada literature. Programs availability differs across centers.
Plutus IAS is an IAS coaching institute that is considered one of the best due to a few reasons.
- Batch size never exceeds 30 students.
- Library facility for students having more than hundreds of latest books of competitive exams.
- Reasonable Fee Payment options
- Good faculty.
Out of these factors, the low batch size makes this institute the best option for students who want to enroll in regular learning programs. The institute provides library facility to students which is a great option for students who need help with different books available in the market. Plutus also runs online courses for students. The fee for the programs is as follows
|Complete Course (GS Pre Cum Mains + CSAT, Optional Subject)||Rs.1,40,000||11 Months|
|Pre Cum Mains (GS Pre Cum Mains + CSAT)||Rs.1,40,000||10 Months|
|Foundation||Rs. 2,35,000||2 years|
|Optional||Rs. 40,000||4 Months|
Plutus also provides programs in bilingual medium.