JMI invites Applications for UPSC Civil Services 2025 Coaching Programme

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Posted on March 18, 2024


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The Residential Coaching Academy (RCA), Centre for Coaching and Career Planning, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), is inviting online applications for free coaching (with a hostel facility) for the preparation of the UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary-cum-Main) examination 2024.

The application link will be made live on March 18. Interested candidates can register for the free UPSC coaching at the official website —

Through this entrance exam, 100 seats are available this year. All admitted students must reside in a hostel, which will be supplied. In the event of a shortage, admission test results will determine the strict order of priority for hostel seats. If enough worthy candidates are not available, RCA retains the right to lower the intake.

Students will be required to pay a maintenance fee for the hostel each month of Rs 1000, which needs to be paid six months in advance, or Rs 6000. They then have to pay the maintenance fee two months ahead of time. The charges of female students would be placed in the Provost Office/Girl Hostel.

Applications for this program are open to candidates from women’s, SC, ST, and minority communities. The ten locations—Delhi, Srinagar, Jammu, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Mumbai, Patna, Lucknow, Bengaluru, and Malappuram—will host the university’s UPSC entrance exams.

Shruti Sharma, the academy’s top student, achieved All India Rank 1 in the Civil Services Examination 2021, and the school produced strong results in prior years. According to the university, since its founding, RCA has made over 600 selections in the Civil Services and other Central and State Services.

Exam schedule

Candidates can submit an application for the UPSC coaching program until May 19. The application forms will reopen on March 21 and 22 after that. Paper 1 (General Studies – objective type only) will be administered from 10 am to 12 pm on June 1st, and Paper 2 (essay) will be administered from 12 pm to 1 pm on the same day.

The result of written test for UPSC entrance exam will be tentatively available on June 20, after which the online interviews will tentatively be held from June 24 till July 7. The final result will tentatively be released on July 12. The last date for completion of admission is July 22. After this registration of waiting list candidates will be done on July 25 and the admission of waiting list candidates will be done on July 30. The orientation for the free coaching classes will be held on July 31.

The test series (Preliminary) is tentatively scheduled from January 2025 to April 2025, and the test series (Mains) is tentatively scheduled from June 2025 to September 2025.

Exam pattern

The exam will be offered in English, Hindi, or Urdu, and essay writing will also offer these options. The purpose of the test is to evaluate the candidate’s written communication skills, critical thinking, logical thinking, reasoning, and general awareness. Three hours would be allotted for the exam, with two hours dedicated to General Studies and one hour to essay writing.

There would be negative markings for objective-type questions in the test. One-third of the marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.

Paper 1 and Paper 2 would be the two papers that make up the entrance exam. Paper 1 would have questions with an objective format. There would be one hundred questions in this section, and 100 marks overall (100 x 1) would be awarded. There will be CSAT questions in this paper as well. The question paper is allowed to be taken by the students. Negative marks will be applied in accordance with UPSC guidelines.

Essay writing would be the focus of Paper 2, with a total of 60 marks available. The required number of essays for the candidate is 60 x 1. Three hours would be the total time allotted for both papers. But after two hours, the OMR sheet would be picked up. One hour will be allocated to writing the essay.

Based on the merit obtained from Paper 1 (MCQ test marks), the essays of only the top 900 students will be evaluated. The total marks of the interview /personality test would be 40 (Forty). The interviews will be held through online mode only. In case of a tie, the higher marks in the interview would be taken as the basis of selection. The younger candidate (age-wise) will get the seat if there is still a tie.