The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s Dr. Ambedkar Center of Excellence (DACE) has taken the initiative to offer free coaching to the Scheduled Caste students to get free coaching for the UPSC (Union Service Public Commission) examination. IGNOU is giving an opportunity to SC students and inviting applications from candidates interested in the preparations of Civil Services. The last date to apply is June 30.
IGNOU said in their notification that they would provide the coaching for both prelims and mains examination. For more details, candidates can visit the official IGNOU website: dace.ignouonline.ac.in. The application form is available on the website.
For the 2023 session, 100 seats are provided by the IGNOU University. 33 seats out of 100 are reserved for Women candidates. The selection of the candidates will be made based on CET (Common Entrance Test) organized by IGNOU. The entrance exam will have questions related to language skills, general knowledge, reasoning abilities, and general aptitude. The examinations will have a total of 100 objective-based questions.
Who Can All Apply?
Those students belonging to the SC category, have completed their graduation or in the final of any UG programme that too from a recognized university can apply. The students in their UG final year have to submit their passing certificates. This IGNOU Scheme is only for SC candidates; no other category students can apply for the same.
IGNOU is not only the university that offers the opportunity to SC students for UPSC civil service exam free coaching every year, but Jamia Millia Islamia University also invites applications from students belonging to ST’s SC’s and Females who want to give the UPSC exam. Any minority student can apply in Jamia applications; the university help students crack the most challenging exam, UPSC. And Jamia selects students via a common entrance test.