Union Public Service Commission(UPSC), is the premier central recruitment agency in India for the recruitment of all Group ‘A’ officers under the Government of India. In this article, you will see various types of free and paid UPSC scholarship programs available in India. On the other hand, you will be able to know how to check the status of the scholarships you have applied for. Similarly, you will able to download the various forms that are necessary for UPSC scholarships, exams, interviews, etc.
Further, the UPSC commission is responsible for recruitment and examinations for all Group ‘A’ posts in all Central Government establishments. This is also including all Central Public Sector Undertakings and all Central Autonomous Bodies.
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UPSC Scholarship for 2023
Below are some of the top institutions in India, that provide scholarships for UPSC candidates for the year 2023.
1. ASMITA Scholarship by Drishti
‘Drishti’ is a group of many activities related to the education sector. Their most prestigious initiative is ‘Drishti: The Vision’ an organization that guides aspirants preparing for civil services exams.
Recently they have launched the ASMITA scholarship for UPSC students. ‘Asmita’ is a scholarship scheme run by Drashti Sanstha. It aims to make a desperate attempt to tackle the declining results of the Hindi medium in civil services examinations.
Under this scheme, Drishti will select around 100 (50 per year) candidates whose quality and commitment are beyond doubt and who are determined to crack the Civil Services Examination. To such candidates, they will provide accommodation, food, and coaching classes. Also, they will provide Drishti Sansthan syllabus materials, library, test series, guidance, etc. facilities in Delhi for 1 to 2 years absolutely free.
The condition of applying in this scheme will be that the candidate has cleared the prelims exam at least once in the Federal Civil Services Examination (UPSC CSE) or Civil Services Examination (PCS) of any State PSC. Apart from this, the applying candidates have to prove their eligibility in a tough test. This exam will conduct a detailed and in-depth examination of the abilities required for all three stages of the Civil Services Examination (Prelims, Mains and Interview). For more details visit their website at www.drishtiias.com.
2. SAMBHAVAM UPSC Scholarship
‘Sambhavam’ is a unique initiative of the Sonu Sood Foundation in association with Divine India Youth Association (DIYA). Free coaching for IAS, PSC, UPSC, and other civil services exams will be provided to the students who have become beneficiaries of the scholarship scheme. The Foundation has developed an online application process for easy application for this scheme.
The scholarship program was announced by the actor himself on September 11, 2022, by inviting applications from all states. The scheme is providing scholarships along with mentoring and personality development training to prepare future civil servants.
Free coaching classes (online/offline), group discussion sessions, personality development classes, and interview preparation will also be a part of the scholarship program. Guidance from higher education and experts will be available only to aspirants. For more details visit their website here.
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3. Scholarship for IAS Coaching 2022
The Thought Tree is an educational institute located in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The primary objective of our organization is to help students develop their skills and achieve their dreams. Thought Tree (T3) has achieved tremendous success in building students’ careers within a short span of time. Also, they have announced Scholarships for IAS Coaching. Their IAS scholarship program is mainly for poor families who want to take admitted to IAS coaching institutes but don’t have proper resources.
With the outbreak of the pandemic on the horizon, every individual has been greatly affected financially across the country. This hampers the aspirations of anyone with fewer resources. Thus, the Thought Tree has started a social initiative to help UPSC aspirants in their preparation and contribute to the task. They provide financial scholarships for UPSC coaching.
It is often said that “innovation is the determination to meet the current changes and challenges we face”. They have fortunately supported UPSC aspirants in their preparation with this note. They provide IAS scholarships to students based on 3 criteria. You may get more details from their website. Click here to view.
4. UPSC Scholarship for Maharashtra Aspirants
We learned from a reliable source that in 2016 Maharashtra Government declared to provide special scholarships to UPSC candidates. This scheme is mainly to motivate the candidates and increase the number of students towards All India Services through Civil Services Examinations.
According to this scheme, the government has decided to give a stipend of Rs. 10,000 per month to UPSC aspirants preparing for Prelims, Mains, and Interviews. Similarly, It has been decided to spend a fund of Rs 23.46 crore for this initiative. It also covers the cost of training in reputed institutes in Delhi. However, GST India News could not find any information on the Maharashtra government website to confirm the correctness of this information. If you find the official source, kindly drop it in the comments box.
UPSC Coaching for Free
There are coaching institutes across the country that are guiding UPSC aspirants. Moreover, they are also provided with study materials, recorded tutorials, and reference books. However, these coaching institutes are charging huge amounts from the aspirants. Aspirants also come from weak economic backgrounds. So they cannot afford to pay high coaching fees.
Apart from this, there are some government and private coaching institutes which are providing free coaching to UPSC aspirants to fulfill their dreams. However, these coaching institutes have different criteria to apply for free UPSC coaching. Below is the list of Institutes offering Free UPSC Coaching & Scholarships.
- State Institute for Administrative Careers, Mumbai
- Sardar Patel institute of public administration, Ahmedabad
- Jamia Hamdard residential coaching academy, New Delhi
- All India coaching for civil services, Chennai
- UP Mukhyamantri Abhyudaya Yojana 2021, Uttar Pradesh
- Aligarh Muslim university residential coaching academy, Aligarh
We suggest that the UPSC aspirants should check the official websites of coaching institutes that provide free coaching and scholarships. Similarly, they should keep themselves updated about the admission criteria. Additionally, their website will have more information related to the application process.
We hope that this guide will help you choose the right UPSC scholarship for your life. Do not forget to leave a comment if you have a better experience with other institutions providing UPSC scholarships beyond the above list.
Frequently Asked Questions
The UPSC IAS prelims exam 2022 will be conducted on June 5 at the designated exam centers in India.
There were approximately 11.52 lakh candidates for UPSC Prelims 2022.
There are 3 stages in the UPSC Civil Services Exam, the Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and the Personality test i.e. Interview.
The IAS exam of UPSC is held annually. The official UPSC Notification for IAS Exam 2023 will be out on 1st February 2023.
There is no concrete evidence that UPSC toppers get paid by the coaching institutes.