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1Q. Can a candidate who has completed his education from an open school/ University apply for Commission’s Examination?
Ans. Yes, provided it is a recognized University and he possess the educational qualifications prescribed for the exam and is otherwise eligible.
2Q. Can a candidate write different papers of Civil Service (Main) Examination in different languages?

Ans. No, Candidates have the option to write their answers either in English or in any one of the Eighth schedule languages.

3Q. How to choose a subject?

Ans. Normally one should select optionals, which one is familiar with, or has at least studied till the graduate level. If you are not comfortable with the subject, you should not select the subject as an optional. But the choice should not only be as per your interests but also be baed on the study material available. Even science and engineering students take up subjects like history, sociology, anthropology, grography, political science, psychology and public administration because there is a huge amount of study material available in these subjects. Also keep in mind that you may have been proficient in a subject, but lack of touch may make it tougher to crack technical subject where freshers may do better. The competition is among the people who have opted for the same subject. One should top in his/her subject to succeed in the examination. The Point is, if you are an electrical engineer with 2 years of experience go for a new subject like pub adm or sociology.

Analyse the syllabus of previous years and the question papers, and analyse past trends. Get some feedback/advice from seniors and fellow students who are well versed in the subject. Remember no subject is bad. History is good if you can spend more than 4-5 hours everyday. Geography is a good option if you can spend at least 4 hrs every day. Pub Ad, more than 3 hours. Sociology, more than 2 hours and so on.... So, it all depends on how much time you can spend a day and your liking of the subject. You have a very good memory then a technical subject may help else a social subject would be better. Lastly look for overlap in subjects like, sociology and pubad; history and political science etc.

4Q. What is the restriction on number of attempts in Commission?s Examinations?

Ans. Number of attempts :- Civil Service Examination - General-6, OBC-9, SC/ST- No restriction IFS Examination- General-6, OBC-9, SC/ST-No restriction There is no restriction on number of attempts in any other Examination conducted by the Commission.

5Q. Is there any relaxation in number of attempts for physically handicapped?

Ans. No. However physically handicapped candidates belonging to SC, ST and OBC categories will be eligible for relaxation in number of attempts provided to such categories.

6Q. Can a candidate who has completed his education from an open school/ University apply for Commissions Examination?

Ans. Yes, provided it is a recognized University and he possess the educational qualifications prescribed for the exam and is otherwise eligible.

7Q. Whether a candidate belonging to a community included in the OBC list of states but not in the Central list of OBCs is eligible for age relaxation, reservation etc. for Commissions Examinations?

Ans. No. Only candidates belonging to communities which are included in the Central list of OBC's are eligible for such concessions.

8Q. Can a candidate choose an optional subject, which he has not studied at graduate/PG level?

Ans. Yes.

9Q. If a candidate has applied for the CS (P) Examination but has not appeared at any paper in the CS (P) Examination will it be counted as an attempt?

Ans. No. An attempt is counted only if a candidate has appeared in at least one paper in CS (P) Examination.

10Q. Is a candidate who has done his graduation without passing class X and class X11 eligible for Civil Service Examination?

Ans. Yes.

11Q. Can a candidate write different papers of Civil Service (Main) Examination in different languages?

Ans. No, Candidates have the option to write their answers either in English or in any one of the Eighth schedule languages.

12Q. Can a candidate write the Civil Service (Main) Examination in English and take the interview in Hindi or any other Indian language?

Ans. If a candidate opts an Eighth schedule language for the CS (Main) Examination he will have the option to take the interview in same language or in English.

13Q. What are the areas to be covered in June and October? How to differentiate between them?

Ans. We believe in preparing for the Mains exam first and then the prelims. Therefore, in the month of June we conduct coaching for Mains exam and then in October – November we start with the Preliminary exam preparation. This also helps to those who have appeared for Prelims in may-June and is going to appear for the mains exam in October.

14Q.What is the role of Lakshya in the whole gamut of IAS preparation?

Ans. The role of Lakshya is to groom the candidates for their preparation of this exam in a comprehensive manner and to withstand the ever uncertainty that the commission comes up in the examinations.

15Q. Do you assess the performance of the candidate?

Ans. Yes. Weekly tests are conducted for the Prelims and also answer writing practice is done in the classroom for the Optional subjects. Certain assignments are given to the candidates to write answers to the questions on G.S. and Optional subjects, which are checked and assessed by our qualified and experienced teachers. Comments to improve upon the ingredient , writing style, pace, additional points, etc. are provided in the written answers. Moreover, comprehensive tests are conducted before the mains exam to evaluate the overall performance of the candidates.

16Q. What are my chances of getting into service if I join you?

Ans. We can lessen your time and efforts to get into the services if you join us. And that creates hail lot of difference.

17Q. I am not a professional like a doctor/engineer. Does it impact the outcome? Can I compete equally with them?

Ans.Yes truly. It is seen from the past history that candidates from the professional backgrounds like this are equally sharing their seats with those from the humanities and other background in the final ranking. Infact the proportion is increasing more and more.

18Q. Do you keep yourself updated with the fast changing nature of the examination?

Ans. The current question papers and the old ones are thoroughly evaluated and analyzed in order to get a thorough hindsight of the changing nature of the pattern of this exam. Also, newer books and material in the market is instilled in our library for the study of our professors and to our students. Books are also made available to the students to take them at home.

19Q.Will the course for IAS exam help me in provincial or MPSC exam or some other competitive examinations?

Ans. Ofcourse it will help you. But remember, there is a slight difference in the preliminary exams of the both. But the nature of efforts are the same. So one should not worry much if he/ she is willing to put efforts and is determined to get into the services.

20Q. Do you have any programme for working professionals?

Ans. Taking into consideration the working professionals, we conduct our regular G.S. course in the evening from 6 pm – 9 pm. And the Optional subjects are taught on Saturdays and Sundays. Therefore, it becomes convenient not only to the working professionals but also to the full-time regular candidates to avail the classroom coaching.