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The Indian Military Academy, Dehradun (IMA) is the officer training Academy of the Indian Army. IMA was established in 1932. The academy is located at the foothills of the Himalayas in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.

The Indian Naval Academy (INA) is the initial officer training establishment of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard. It is located in Ezhimala, Kannur district of Kerala. The INA has a 7 kilometre beach front on the Arabian Sea. It conducts basic training for all officers inducted into the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard.

The Officers Training Academy, Chennai (OTA) trains officers for the Short Service Commission. It was established in 1963. The academy is spread over 750 acres about 15 km south of Chennai, India. In 2011, a new academy was set up at Gaya. The 49-week course at the OTA prepares graduates for all branches of the Army, except for the Army Medical Corps.

The Air Force Academy was established in 1969 and started in 1971. It is located at Dundigal, about 25 km away from the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The academy was set up to train cadets from all streams at one location. It imparts training to the Flying, Technical and Ground Duty Branches as well as officers of the Army, Navy and Indian Coast Guard.

On successful commissioning, the pay in the Pay matrix of the Officer commissioned is fixed in first Cell of Level 10 and the period of training is not treated as commissioned service and arrears on account of admissible allowances, as applicable, for the training period are paid to cadets.

Allotment of Centres is on the "first-apply-first allot" basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same is frozen. You are advised to apply early to get a Centre of your choice.

Compilation of city-wise listing of some of the coaching Institutes in India for IAS and Civil Services Examination.

The government has decided to add two additional attempts for all candidates with effect from the current year in the civil services exam. The move is in line to provide more time to adapt to the changes effected in the Civil Services examination pattern in March 2013.

The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) has introduced few modifications in the answering format for its future examinations. UPSC will not give separate answer papers from this year. You have to concise your answers and write within the space provided underneath the question in the same booklet. 

You ust be aware by now that UPSC has changed exam structure for Civil Services (and also for Indian Forest Services). Don't worry! Things are more on positive side. Lets see what has changes and what has not.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the results of Special Class Railway Apprentices’ (SCRA) Examination, 2012.

49 candidates (22 General including 4 PH-I, 16 Other Backward Classes, 7 Scheduled Castes and 4 Scheduled Tribes) have been recommended for appointment as SCR Apprentices in the Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers.

Appointment is made in Junior Times Scale on probation for a period of at least two years, which may be extended, if required. Successful candidates are required to undergo training in India for approximately twelve months. Thereafter, they may be posted as Third Secretaries in Indian Missions abroad to pursue training in Compulsory Foreign Language. During their period of training the Officer Trainees are required to pass one or more departmental examinations before they become eligible for confirmation in Service.

Appointments are made on probation for a period of two years which may be extended subject to certain conditions. Successful candidates are required to undergo prescribed training at such places and in such manner and pass such examinations during the period of probation as the Central Government may determine.

Every year, UPSC conducts Engineering Services Exam. About 1 lakh candidates apply for the exam.

Civil Services Exam (also known as IAS exam because of popularity for IAS among other services) is conducted by UPSC every year for recruiting officers in the top level civil services of the government of India - IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS and others. This exam is one of the most competitive exam in India because of the number of candidates who appears for this exam compared to the number of posts available.

Civil Servants for the East India Company used to be nominated by the Directors of the Company and thereafter trained at Haileybury College in London and then sent to India. Following Lord Macaulay’s Report of the Select Committee of British Parliament, the concept of a merit based modern Civil Service in India was introduced in 1854.

The Report recommended that patronage based system of East India Company should be replaced by a permanent Civil Service based on a merit based system with entry through competitive examinations. For this purpose, a Civil Service Commission was setup in 1854 in London and competitive examinations were started in 1855.

The exam schedule for the Civil Services (Main) Exam has been released by the UPSC. The Main examination will be conducted from 28 September to 7 October, 2018. The morning session is held from 9:00 am to 12 noon while the afternoon session is held from 2 pm to 5 pm.