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The size and scope of Civil Service:

Before you start yourselves for IAS examination, question yourselves -

what I am here for?

Am I Interested in - 

 Improving living standards of poor people?

Widening access to public services?

Defending the country against disasters?.............


There is no limit where your thoughts could end up when you are working in civil services. IAS or IPS are not just about prestige, but about service to weak and marginalised.Here, you won’t be just thinking about the  issues. You’ll be coming up with innovative solutions and applying them in the real world.

Importance of civil Services

The Indian Civil Services is considered as the backbone of India and carries great respect and responsibilities. Indias toughest youngsters compete for entry into the Indian Civil Services. Even though corporate jobs may offer very attractive salaries and perks, a majority of youngsters still crave entry into the prestigious Indian Civil Services held by the UPSC. The very fact that a big share of every years top posts in the civil services exams are bagged by professionals from various streams shows that the IAS is still the dream job for many.

The Civil Servants have a direct impact on all walks of life. They deliver support and benefits to those who need them. They are the administrators, policy makers and are the people who deliver crucial services directly to the public. 

A person who wants to participate closely in the process of building society and wants to bring about positive social change should definitely try to crack the IAS Examination.

Stages of the examination

The examination is a three stage process which consists of:

  • Stage I: CSAT (Preliminary examination) - This is a qualifying test held in May/June every year. Notification for this is published in December/January. Results are published in the first half of August.
  • Stage II: Main Examination - This is the main test, held in October/November every year. Results are usually published in the second week of March.
  • Stage III: Personality Test (Interview) - It is the final test and is held in April/May every year. Final results are usually announced a few days before the next preliminary examination.


when everyone think about IAS Exam, the first question that storms their brain is

Do I need CIVILS Coaching? The answer is a likely yes. It helps you to grasp the complex things in a simplified manner and best coaching for IAS examination is one which offers best guidance.


The next question is what is the best IAS coaching Centre in Hyderabad.  Undisputedly, The answer is La Excellence IAS Academy. Unlike others which refuse to change with times, here comes an IAS coaching centre with a fresh fragrance and promising prospects for becoming IAS/IPS/IFS.


IAS Exam pattern :

It is Conducted in three stages.

Prelims : CSAT - 2 papers - objective type - 400 marks

Mains - 7 papers - Descriptive type   - 1750 marks

Personality Test : Interview   - 275 marks

 IAS exam pattern tests unique abilities of student such as speed, knowledge, ability to understand , spontaneity etc.

IAS preparation Strategy 


IAS preparation needs meticulous planning and time management. With dynamic changes, presence of Mind also plays a key role.

The pattern for IAS examination changed in 2011, Mains in 2012. Now, the changed is so dynamic that traditional coaching centers are behind the changes and are failing to adapt. La-Excellence IAS is the fore runner in the process of adaptation , revamping the entire ‘IAS Preparation strategy’ so as to minimize both the burden on students and number of attempts.


Prelims : Skills required :

1. Analytical ability

2. Mental alertness

3. Short, Quick decision making skills

4. Comprehension skills


What La - Excellence IAS academy provides

1) In-depth understanding of the basics

2) Comprehensive coverage of syllabus with latest updates i.e, current affairs (A dedicated portal on our website exclusively covering daily news analysis)

3) 24 hour connectivity with student via online, offline platform.

4) Personal Attention


Main: skills required

                        1) Speedy writing

                        2) Organizing. multi dimensional understanding

                        3) Precise and simple presentation skills

                        4) Interlinking of concepts with current affairs



La-Excellence IAS Provides:

1) One to one interaction in improving writing skills

2) Mains test series with answer writing sessions

3) presentation of Relevant audio/video contents in the class

4) Personalized IAS Preparation strategy based on individual’s choice rather than a mob approach.

5) Encouraging student friendly learning with group studies, individual presentations, working more on synergistic efforts.

6) Virtual learning. we provide continuous online support to the classes.



Skills required for personality test

Good communication

Crystal-clear views on the all possible issues.

Ability to take a quick but rational Judgement.


What we offer:

We believe in --- development of students personality right from the moment he joins our IAS coaching institute. Interview guidance is a port of the overall preparation where in we encourage healthy interaction, allowing them to speak more in the classes.


We keep connected with younger dynamic civil servants and arrange regular workshops, seminars by efficient mentors who can boast up the IAS preparation.


Also mock interviews that aim at extracting students strengths and giving them proper direction to hit the bulls eye.


As prime requirement of an aspirant is to have current affairs on finger tips, we offer ONE STOP current affairs solutions.



IAS exam is the prestigious Exam of this nation, called the Mother of the all the Exams. La-excellence Academy is the best IAS Academy in the Hyderabad gives holistic preparation with all techniques and training essentials required for IAS Entrance Examinations.


La-Excellence is not just another IAS Coaching Centre. But, it also enables the students with necessary skills and enabling environment for the conducive preparation of the exam.


All the Best - LA Excellence IAS



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