Civil Services Exam, which is the most popular government exams in India, is also one of the toughest exams. Since the exam is conducted in three stages spanning over one year, taking up right coaching help aspirants to prepare in the proper manner. 

Most candidates who are successful in this exam have taken up coaching at least in their initial days of preparation. Every aspirant would have graduated in one of the streams of education like science or arts or commerce, but it is very rare students would have completed graduation in multiple streams. But for this exam, one can understand most of the streams are part of the syllabus and also the approach to prepare is entirely different from that of regular college exams. This makes it difficult for students to understand how to start their preparation without proper guidance.   

Advantages of the right coaching institute

  1. Right Study material. Today most aspirants rely on internet which is flooded with study material and also in the market there are thousands of books for the aspirants. These can be confusing, and one might end up referring substandard materials and hamper their preparation. 
  2. Right guidance – Reputed institutes have a team of experienced faculty who were once preparing for this exam and also qualified either the first or the second level. These faculties can guide students throughout their preparation journey. 
  3. Time saver – Since most institutes provide study material and also notes for various subjects, aspirants can save a lot of time. Since the syllabus is vast, most aspirants end up spending most of their time in making concise notes for their future reference. This can be avoided by joining a reputable coaching institute. 

Since the civil services exam is a very crucial exam, there are a number of coaching institutes with various options. So it is important to know which institute is better for the preparation. Coaching institutes can be rated based on few aspects like; success rate in their previous year coaching, faculty list for various subjects, accessibility to the study materials. Every student is forced to do a background check, analyse and then join institutes for the exam preparation. In this article, we have ranked 3 institutes who provide top IAS coaching in India.

  1. Rau’s IAS Study Circle

One of the oldest and most popular institutes providing coaching for civil services exam. The founder of the institute is an ex-civil servant himself and has been a mentor to many serving IAS, IPS and other government officers. The institute also has a list of highly qualified faculties who play an important role in the success rate of the institute. This institute started in Delhi and now has set-up multiple branches in the south. 

  1. BYJU’S IAS 

World’s largest ed-tech company stands for the quality of teaching. BYJU’S has been one of the most popular options for civil services aspirants from past 2 to 3 years, and this is because of the success rate of the institute. What makes this institute so popular is the new methods in teaching and their interactive videos. Another unique factor is the accessibility; BYJU’S IAS provides both offline and online preparation modules so any aspirant from any part of India or even from another country can prepare for this exam. 


Another popular option among civil services aspirants and one of the oldest institutes for civil services exam preparation. The institute has an impressive list of faculties who are pioneers in their subjects. This institute has only one centre for coaching, and it is in Delhi. So any aspirant who wishes to join the institute will have to travel to Delhi, and the course duration would be around a year. 

To help aspirants who are planning to start preparation and yet deciding on the institute to join for coaching, you can watch the video by BYJU’S IAS.

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