Free IAS/IPS Coaching Centers in Tamil Nadu

The All India Civil Service Coaching Centre run by the Tamil Nadu government
offers free coaching. The coaching center offers quality coaching for the Preliminary,
Mains examinations and the Interview.

There is an entrance exam for admission to the free coaching.
The applications are issued in October and the entrance exam is held in November.

The applicants from districts other than Chennai can receive the applications for the entrance exam from the District Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Office at the District Collectorates on all working days.

While receiving applications, the candidates must give the proof of their age and educational qualifications
and can submit the filled in forms at the same office.

The candidates from Chennai can receive and submit their application
to the "Principal, All India Civil Services Coaching Centre, "Kanchi Building",
163 / 1, P.S. Kumarasamy Raja Salai, (Greenways Road) R.A. Puram, Chennai - 600 028. Phone: 044-2462 1475."

Both full time (residential) and part time coaching (evening, non-residential) are offered at the institute to suit different candidates.

Hostel facility, coaching

Free coaching and boarding are provided for the residential stream.

"Other Community" students of residential streams will have to pay a tuition fee of Rs 1,000 only for the entire course.

Part-time (non - residential)candidates are not eligible for hostel accommodation and have to pay a nominal tuition fee of Rs 3,000 for the entire course.

Class timings

Full time classes are conducted from morning 10am to 5pm evening. Part-time classes are conducted on week days (6.30 pm to 8.30 pm) and Saturday and Sunday.

Entrance test for admission

Eligible candidates will have to appear for an entrance examination for two hours with objective type questions on History of India and Indian National Movement, India and World Geography, Indian Polity and Governance, Economic and Social Development, General Science, Current Events, General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate change, Basic Numeracy and Logical reasoning.

Hall Ticket can be download from the

Exam centers: Chennai, Kadalur, Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Madurai, Salem, Sivagangai, Thanjavur, Tiruchi, Thirunelveli and Vellore. (Candidate has to select one from the above centers.)

No travel allowance shall be paid for attending the entrance examination for admission to the free coaching center.

A brief note on institute:

Previously, a separate institute for SC was functioning from 1966 as Pre Examination Coaching Centre and from 1971 another institute was functioning to coach BCs and MBCs, among others. Now both the institutes have merged and renamed as All India Civil Services Coaching Centre and is functioning under the Anna Institute of Management.

The institute gives incentive coaching for BCs, MBCs, SCs/STs as well as general candidates to write Civil Services examination. The institute has three regular faculty members and large number of guest faculty members. It has been found that there is a huge demand from candidates all over the state for joining the coaching provided at the All India Civil Services Coaching Centre. But the residential facilities at the housing board accommodation at Anna Nagar cannot take more numbers.

Besides, many of the candidates who prepare for the UPSC exam are either employed or studying during the period of preparation. Hence, they are not in a position to attend the residential coaching programme. With a view to make it more convenient for non-residential candidates also to take up the entrance test for admission to the coaching center, the Director, Anna Institute of Management, has proposed certain requisites.

Steps have been taken to provide coaching to a larger number of selected candidates, keeping in mind the constraints imposed by the restricted hostel availability, tutor-timings and financial constraints.The Tamil Nadu government has also proposed some coaching programmes within the districts.


Other Free IAS Coaching centers in Chennai:

Manidhaneyam IAS Training
Besides All India Civil Service Coaching Centre, Manidhaneyam IAS Training Centre providesfree coaching. The organization provides free accommodation and food for the participants.

For details contact: 044-24358373 or mobile number: 97875-08659.

Special Training for IAS aspirants in Tamilnadu

(Opp. to Simpson, near Moolakadai)
Phone No: 044 25370029
Website :
E-Mail : ctteias
A brief note on the Institute: Headed by ThiruL.Palamalai I.A.S (Retd), Managing Trustee & Correspondent, C.T.T.E Trust, with a vision to offer free IAS coaching to women aspirants. Eminent and experienced academicians handle the classes on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.00 A.M to 1.30 P.M. Aspirants will be given intensive coaching for all competitive exams with library support.
Contact: Mrs. R.Kavitha-9791091374, Mrs.P. sudha - 9698919097
College Librarian & IAS CO-ORDINATOR E-mail:

Madras University Students Advisory Bureau:

A two-month free Civil Service coaching classesfor SC / OBC and minority community students appearing for UPSC civil service preliminary examination is conducted by Madras University Students Advisory Bureau.