(Under the aegis of The Assam Royal Global University as an Initiative of University Social Responsibility)
Career Counselling and Guidance are given to students to help them acquire the knowledge, information, skills, and experience necessary to identify & understand career options, and shortlist them in order to take correct decisions on future course of action. This career decision then results in their achieving satisfaction and fulfillment in matters of social, economic, financial and emotional well-being.
In today’s world, the options available before students to seek out on careers are endless. Unlike earlier times, when the options were limited to a few recognized fields like Medicine, Engineering, Teaching, Legal Practice, Civil Service, Defence Service, Corporate Sector and Business, today there is a plethora of avenues in addition to these conventional ones. Most students find it a daunting and more often than not, confusing task to make the right choice of a career or even to shortlist a few plausible options. Any mistake made in the formative years about his or her career, in understanding the reality of matching desire with capability, may prove to be unproductive and frustrating if not disastrous. Retracting from the path once trodden upon due to the desire not fructifying into achievement, may be painful and often impossible due to limitations of age, orientation and loss of valuable time.
Most educational institutions, unfortunately, do not provide structured and systematic Career Guidance to their students. The focus remains on teaching what the syllabi/curricula lay down for the various subjects. This methodology builds the students’ knowledge bank of their chosen subjects but it happens to be inadequate to prepare them for picking up careers that they desire for. However, it is not enough to be adept at being prepared for academic examinations and for obtaining University degrees. Preparedness for competitive examinations is extremely important for success in choosing and embracing the right career.
Therefore, Royal Global University opened a special Centre for Career Counselling, Coaching and Guidance (RC4G) for students who are desirous of receiving guidance for making the correct decisions regarding their careers and of getting mentorship from expert professionals who have had hands-on experience in their fields of specialisation and thereby attempt the Civil Services Examinations with full confidence instilled in them, of being successful.
ROYAL IAS ACADEMY has been formed under the aegis of The Assam Royal Global University, a leading private university in the Northeast, as an initiative of University Social Responsibility. Carved out as a niche component of the Royal Centre for Career Counselling, Coaching and Guidance (RC4G), Royal IAS Academy aims to provide intensive coaching, counselling and guidance to students desirous of embracing a career in the Civil Services which are considered to be at the highest echelons of Government service and therefore most sought after, both at the national or central level (UPSC) and at the provincial or state level (PCS e.g. APSC). The Academy will endeavour to take up the task in phases:
Royal IAS Academy, has some great advantages:
ACCESS TO UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
A unique facility to students will enjoy in the accessibility to an excellent library of the university which will provide a whole range of books and publications required for preparing for the Civil Services Examinations.
AVAILABILITY OF HOSTEL FACILITY
Students from outside Guwahati will be provided hostel accommodation in the University campus at reasonable boarding and lodging costs. This will save a lot of time, energy and cost of commuting from the congested city areas.
AFFORDABLE COST OF COACHING
A major advantage of having an Academy in the university will be that the students can simultaneously take the coaching after the regular classes or in the weekends and this will be at a much lower cost than the private institutes in the market. The Academy envisages imparting of coaching through both classroom and online modes. Many meritorious students from the NE that are far away from Guwahati and even farther from Delhi and other Metros, do not have access to honest guidance. There is a plethora of Coaching Centres today - all for commercial purpose and hence they target the vulnerable students and their parents with promises of the moon. This Academy is committed to provide the best coaching facilities to such students at affordable fees that will enable them to work for fulfillment of their dreams.
The Academy is also venturing into motivating senior school students for preparing them for pursuing careers in Civil Services in future. A “School Outreach” wing of the Academy will also curate the awareness among school students.
What is Civil Services Examination?
CSE is a nationwide competitive examination which is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others. The examination is a gateway to the most prestigious services in the country.
THE EXAM PATTERN
Preliminary Examination (Prelims) : Preliminary exam in Civil Services Examination is a screening test to shortlist candidates for further selection process. Questions asked in this examination are objective (multiple choice) in nature.
Main examination (Mains) : The aspirants who qualify the Preliminary Examination would be eligible to apply for the Main examination. This particular examination is subjective in nature.
Personality Test (Interview) : The candidates who qualify the Main Examination are interviewed by a Panel consisting of members who are usually experts from different fields chosen by the UPSC. The unbiased panel assesses whether the candidate has the personality traits essential for various Civil Services. Questions based on matters of general interest are asked in the interview. The panel selects candidates who possess the basic personality traits a civil servant is expected to have.
PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS (PRELIMS)
The Preliminary exam will consist of 2 compulsory papers.
|UPSC Prelims Paper: GS Paper-I||UPSC Prelims Paper: GS Paper-II|
|Total No. of questions: 100||Total No. of questions: 80|
|Total Marks: 200||Total Marks: 200|
|Marks for each Correct Answer: +2||Marks for each Correct Answer: +2.5|
|Negative Mark for each incorrect answer: -0.66||Negative Mark for each incorrect answer: -0.83|
|Total Duration: 2 hours||Total Duration: 2 hours|
MAIN EXAMINATION (MAINS)
UPSC Civil Services Main Written Examination is conducted in Offline mode. It consists of 9 papers, out of which 2 are qualifying papers which are not counted for ranking and 7 are compulsory papers to be counted for Final ranking.
NATURE OF PAPERS
|QUALIFYING PAPERS||Paper A||Indian language-any one language which is included in eighth schedule of constitution (qualifying. have to fetch 25% marks only)||300|
|Paper B||English (qualifying. have to fetch 25% marks only)||300|
|Paper 2||General studies (indian heritage and culture, history and geography of the world and society)||250|
|Paper 3||General studies ii (governance, constitution, polity, social justice and international relations)||250|
|Paper 4||General studies iii (technology, economic development, biodiversity, envi- ronment, security and disaster management)||250|
|Paper 5||General studies iv (ethics, integrity and aptitude)||250|
|Paper 6||Optional subject paper 1||250|
|Paper 7||Optional subject paper 2||250|
|Total (Mains written test) marks for final ranking||1750|
PERSONALITY TEST (INTERVIEW)
Interview or personality test for UPSC Civil Services is conducted for a total of 275 marks, with no minimum qualifying marks. Questions based on matters of General Interest will be asked in Interview.
ALL INDIA SERVICES
|1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS)|
|2. Indian Police Service (IPS)|
|1. Indian Foreign Service (IFS)|
GROUP-A CENTRAL SERVICES
|1. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service|
|2. Indian Audit and Accounts Service|
|3. Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes)|
|4. Indian Defence Accounts Service|
|5. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.) or IRS|
|6. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)|
|7. Indian Postal Service|
|8. Indian Civil Accounts Service|
|9. Indian Railway Management Service (New)|
|10. Indian Defence Estates Service|
|11. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)|
|12. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III)|
|13. Indian Corporate Law Service|
GROUP-B CENTRAL SERVICES
|1. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (Section Officer’s Grade)|
|2. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS)|
|3. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service (DANIPS)|
|4. Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS)|
EXAM PATTERN OF APSC CCE 2022-23
The Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) was conducting the Combined Competitive Examination in two stages,
In 2019 the Government of Assam amended these rules as the Assam Public Services Combined Competitive Examination (Amend- ment) Rules, 2019. By this amendment, the APSC has adopted the syllabus of UPSC/IAS from this year. Therefore, you should know the new pattern of the APSC examination system.
(A) APSC CCE PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION (OBJECTIVE TYPE)
The Preliminary Examination shall consist of two papers:
|Paper I||Paper II|
|General Studies-I||General Studies-II|
|200 Marks | 2 Hours | Objective Type||200 Marks | 2 Hours | Objective Type|
|30-35% of questions of General Studies - It will compulsorily be related to Assam.||General Studies-II is qualifying in nature and shall have minimum qualifying marks of 33%.|
(B) APSC CCE MAIN EXAMINATION (WRITTEN AND INTERVIEW)
The Main Examination shall consist of a written examination after qualifying which the aspirant shall be called for an Interview Test. The written examinations shall consist of six papers of conventional essay type with limited words.
(i) Details of Papers for Written Examination:
|Paper I||Paper II-VI|
|250 Marks | 3 Hours||250 Marks | 3 Hours|
|Interview (After qualifying in the written examination)|
|Marks = 275|
|Written Examination (Paper 1 to Paper 6) = 1500|
|Interview (After qualifying in the written examination) = 275|
|Total Marks = 1500 + 275 = 1775|
The candidates applying for APSC CCE 2023 must check the eligibility criteria given below.
Civil Services Under Assam Public Service Commission
The candidates applying for APSC CCE 2023 must check the eligibility criteria given below.
UPSC and APSC (Physical Classes)
Optional Subjects for UPSC (Mains)
Out of the above-mentioned optional papers, Royal IAS Academy offers:
(There are no Optional Subjects for APSC examination.)
UPSC and APSC (Prelims and Mains)
Appearing in Test Series is of utmost importance in CSE preparation. Mock Tests help the aspirant to gauge his/her level of preparation and strategise his/her studies accordingly.
Test Series will include:
The Assam Royal Global University
Assam Skill University former Addl. chief secretary, Assam
General of Police, Assam
IRCTC, Director, RC4G