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Frequently Asked Questions
A: No, it is just a myth that coaching is required to crack the exam. Self-study is also enough for the preparation. But the real difference that coaching institutes bring is boosting your preparation with proper mentorship. A good teacher knows how to put your efforts in the right direction and get the maximum result with minimum efforts. Also, the study material provided by the coaching institutes saves the time you’ll usually spend taking notes. When the syllabus that you have to cover is as extensive as the UPSC’s, every minute is precious. So, enrolling in a coaching institute can cut that extra work from your routine and you can solely focus on your ultimate aim.
Q: I am planning to join a coaching institute for IAS. What is the difference between the popular institutes of Delhi and coaching institutes in Chandigarh?
A: Honestly, there is no difference that you’ll notice. The coaching institutes in Delhi are popular only because of the number of students that relocate to Delhi just for the sake of following the crowd. It is simple math that if the number of students is higher in Delhi then obviously the number of selections will be higher too. For example, if you have, say, 10,000 students applying for 100 posts and 9000 of those students take coaching from a particular place, then obviously the probability of a student getting selected from that institute is high.
Now the point comes that why IAS coaching institutes in Chandigarh are not popular? The biggest issue is the mentality of students. Even though IAS coaching in Chandigarh will provide the same outcome because the faculty here is also experienced and the study material is competent. Also, a big advantage of joining and institute in Chandigarh is that the size of the batch is smaller thus you get a better chance to interact with the teacher directly.
So, the students need to stop following the crowd and take the decisions that are actually beneficial for them.
A: The syllabus of UPSC is so extensive that it covers the concepts of every other exam. If you take a closer look at the syllabus of state-level Civil Services exams and UPSC CSE, you’ll notice how everything is more or less the same. The only significant difference is that the PCS exams focus more on the topics related to a particular state. For example, the questions in the exam for Punjab Public Civil Sevices will feature more questions based on the history, geography, politics, economy, etc. of Punjab. So, you’ll have to give more attention to attain the knowledge of the state you want to apply for. But a look at the broader picture will give you an idea that preparation for UPSC CSE covers every aspect of these exams too.
A: We offer multiple courses according to the requirements of the aspirants of the IAS exam in Chandigarh. There are regular classes for one year program, weekend classes and early morning classes for two year program, and a three-year course integrated with graduation. Each batch includes a fundamental NCERT course, GS preparation, test series, and our curated study material to cater to your UPSC needs.
A: The fee for our one and two-year programs (Including weekend and early morning classes) is ₹1,16,000 which can be paid in 4 easy installments. For the three year course integrated with graduation, the fee is ₹1,35,000 which can be paid in yearly installments of ₹45,000. If you wish to pay in installments though, pre-dated checks are required for payment.
A: Yes. Raj Malhotra’s IAS Study Group is a pioneer in Chandigarh in delivering high-quality online coaching classes for UPSC Civil Services Exam. Just like our classroom IAS coaching in Chandigarh, our online UPSC coaching course also features NCERT fundamentals, GS preparation, test series, and our curated study material. You’ll never feel left out with our online coaching classes. This course is one year long.
A: The videos of lectures are uploaded to our study portal after every class in the regular classroom course. Even after the course is over, you get access to these videos for revision. All the study material books are posted to your address and delivered within 10 days. Similarly, the test series are also conducted online through our study portal. So, you don’t feel any difference in the classroom and online course.
A: The students enrolled in our classroom courses can request their teachers anytime to clear their doubts. Unlike other IAS coaching institutes in Chandigarh, we don’t believe in organizing special doubt removal sessions. We know that if a student has a doubt, it should be cleared right at the moment. That’s why our teachers are available 24/7 to attend the problems faced by students.
But it’s not limited to classroom courses only, our students enrolled in an online coaching course have all the contact details of the teachers. They can contact them by phone or email and clarify their doubts without any hesitation. We are committed to our promise being the best IAS coaching institute in Chandigarh and beyond.