Foundation Course Brochure (Download)
 
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INTRODUCTION

The Civil Services, both at the Centre and State levels, are the backbone of India’s administration. Maharashtra, the most developed State, however, has relatively less representation in the All India and Central Civil Services. There is relative dearth of good institutes in Maharashtra providing guidance for the UPSC CS Examination, which selects prospective IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS officers and more.

The renowned Jana Seva Kendra of Borivali has decided to fill this gap.

OBJECTIVES/GOALS OF THE CENTRE

The centre will strive to achieve the following:
Provide expert guidance to students in their preparation for various competitive examinations with primary focus on the UPSC CS Examination
Develop skills in students that are necessary for being successful in such examinations
Inculcate right attitude and hone the aptitude of students
Instil in them the urge to win and move ahead of the competition
Help students to choose right career options
 
FOCUS
Following examinations will be targeted:
UPSC (Civil Services, Income Tax etc.)
MPSC (State Services, Assistants, Police Sub-Inspectors, Sales Tax Inspectors)
IBPS (Probationary Officers)
SBI (Probationary Officers)
LIC (Development Officers, etc.)
RBI (Officers)
 
A BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF THE ABOVE EXAMS
 
POSTS

UPSC IAS

Group A Officer in IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS etc.

MPSC STATE SERVICES Tehsildar, Assistant Registrar, Deputy Collector IBPS/SBI/LICProbationary Officer (SBI &Other Banks)/ Development Officer (LIC) RBIOfficer Grade B (DR) (General)
Educational qualification Graduation Graduation Graduation Graduation with at least 60% at Graduation, 12th std. and 10th std. exams
Age 21-32 (General Category), 35 (OBC) 37 (SC/St) 33 (general Category), 35 (OBC), 38 (SC/ST) 21-30 (with some relaxation for SC, ST, OBC, etc) 21-30 relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST
Number of Attempts

General Category – 6
OBC – 9, SC/ST – no limit

No limit on any category No limit on any category No limit on any category
Number of Stages Preliminary, Mains Written, Personality Test (Interview) Preliminary, Mains, Interview

IBPS and SBI – Preliminary and Mains, GD & Interview

LIC - Written Test and Interview
Phase I, Phase II and Interview
Mode of Exam Written Written

IBPS and SBI – Online

LIC - Written (offline)
Online (Phase I and II)
Number of Papers/Tests

Preliminary -2

Mains - 9

Preliminary -2

Mains - 6

IBPS and SBI (Preliminary) – 3
IBPS and SBI (Mains) – 4

LIC – 3
 
Brief Contents of Papers-I Preliminary – General Studies and Civil Services Aptitude Test Preliminary - General Studies and Civil Services Aptitude Test SBI (Preliminary) and LIC - Test of Reasoning and Numerical Ability, General English and General Knowledge Phase I: i. General Awareness ii. English Language iii. Quantitative Aptitude and; iv. Reasoning
Brief Contents of Papers-II

Mains - English
Regional Language
Essay
General Studies – 4 Papers

Optional Subject – 2 Papers

Mains
English
Marathi

General Studies – 6 Papers
IBPS & SBI (Mains) - Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language Phase II: 3 Papers- Economic and Social Issues, English (Writing Skills), and Finance and Management
 

DURATION OF COURSES

  COURSE DURATION
1
UPSC Civil Services Exam 1 Year
2
MPSC State Services Exam 8 Months
3
All other Exams 4 Months each
 

LECTURE AND TEST HOURS FOR EACH COURSE

 
COURSE UPSC Civil Services Exam MPSC State Services Exam All other Exams
Components/papers 2+9= 11 2+4=6 6
Lectures Per Component 30 25 20
Total Lectures 330 150 120
Tests Per Component (topic wise) 5 5 5
Total Tests (topic wise) 55 30 30
General Tests 10 10 10
Grand Total of Tests 65 40 40
 

COURSE CONTENTS

It will contain following components:

  1. Mental Ability
  2. Numerical Ability
  3. Logical Reasoning-verbal and non-verbal
  4. Problem Solving
  5. English Comprehension
  6. Statistical Techniques
  7. Communication Skills such as letter writing, Group Discussion, Interview Skills
  8. Soft Skills such as Motivation, Goal Setting, Time Management, etc.,
  9. Indian Culture and History
  10. Indian Constitution
  11. Indian Administration
  12. World Geography
  13. Indian Geography
  14. Indian Economy
  15. India’s Foreign Policy
  16. Science and Technology
  17. Ecology and Environmental Issues
  18. Internal Security
  19. International Relations
  20. International Organisations
  21. Probity in Public Life
  22. Current Events.
  23. Topics with reference to Maharashtra
 

ACTIVITIES DONE

  • Lectures
  • Objective type tests
  • Descriptive type tests
  • Educational visits/study tours
  • Presentations
  • Group discussions
  • Mock interviews
  • Personality Development workshops/lectures
  • Computer training
 

SKILLS DEVELOPED

  • writing skills
  • communication skills
  • comprehension
  • presentation skills
  • capacity to analyse
  • vocabulary
  • computer skills
  • other soft skills
  • organisation skills

HELP AFTER COMPLETION OF COURSE
Since many students need help for two or three attempts, students of earlier batches will be allowed to utilise the facilities of the Centre (except lectures). These facilities will include Tests, and use of Library resources. This will ensure better success ratio for the centre over a period of time. This extended association of students with the centre can be free or a fee can be charged.

 

MAJOR STRENGTHS OF THE CENTRE

  • Qualified, knowledgeable teachers
  • Strong support by Jana Seva Kendra
  • Excellent Library facility
  • Affordable Courses
  • Team with Vision
  • Result-oriented Approach
 

FEE STRUCTURE

COURSE
DURATION
FEES
REGULAR/NEW REPEATER
UPSC ONE YEAR 45000/- 15000/-
MPSC EIGHT MONTHS 30000/- 10000/-
OTHER EXAMS SIX MONTHS 25000/- 10000/-