From Nov 15, classes at PU for state civil services exam

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November 13, 2013 | NEWS | Post by: admin

R12,000 fee for general category students, R 6,000 for reserved category; Punjab and Haryana exams to be covered

SPECIAL CLASSES AND MOCK TESTS ARE PLANNED COVERING THE POLITICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF THE RESPECTIVE STATES. RAVI K MAHAJAN, director, Centre for IAS Studies, PU

CHANDIGARH: In a move which could benefit thousands of state civil services aspirants, the Panjab University (PU) has decided to hold coaching classes for state civil services examinations as well. As of now, PU has been training aspirants for Indian administrative services examinations.

To start with, the PU Indian Administrative Centre has tied up with the computer centre at PU and would start putting ‘current infobits’ on the centre’s website link: http://iasc.puchd.ac.in/infobit.php. The first such info bit was unveiled on Tuesday at the university.

PU’s Centre for IAS Studies director Ravi K Mahajan said, “Questions from current affairs comprise a major chunk of all entrance tests and this will surely help students excel as they would get notes on general knowledge on the website.”

The IAS centre also plans to harness Jyotirgamaya, the FM channel of the university, for boosting the preparation of the PU students for civil services.

An official said, this year too, a centre student Damandeep Kaur secured the third rank in the reserved category in the recently announced results of Punjab civil services examinations. Another student Vishal Bansal got the ninth all-India rank in the Central Armed Police Forces for assistant commandant conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

“Earlier, the centre gave coaching only to students preparing for civil services examination conducted by the UPSC. Now, with the Punjab Civil Services and Haryana Civil Services examination becoming a regular affair, we have decided to start an exclusive batch for state civil services,” Mahajan said, adding that the first such batch would start from November 15.

He added that coaching at the centre was provided at a no profit, no loss basis with a mission to target every section of the society. “It will be a twomonth course and ` 12,000 fee would be charged per student in the general category. For students belonging to the reserved category, it would be ` 6,000,” said Mahajan.

The centre also has a library having hundreds of books related to competitive examinations. When asked how these special batches would be different from others being run by private and other universities, he said, “Special classes and mock tests are planned covering the political, geographical, social and economic aspects of the respective states as questions from this section comprise a major chunk in the state civil services examinations.”

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