Thursday, 19 January 2012

Sardar Patel Institute Of Public Administration..

Spipa is a premier institute of Gujarat, that gives coaching to the aspiring candidates of Gujarat.

Government of Gujarat started this IAS Coaching Center in September, 1992 at the Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA), for training the youth of Gujarat who aspire to join civil services. An intensive training program to train graduates/post graduates from the Universities in Gujarat State for the competitive examinations of Civil Services, to be conducted by Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi.

Eligibility Criteria: A Candidate must be a graduate and must have his residency in a gujarat for a certain period. Available seats in Study Centre is 72. 36 are reserved for reserve category students.

For admission Entrance exam is conducted which includes Three stages.
1) General study & Aptitude test(as per syllabi of civil service),
3)Personal interview.

Entrance exam is generally conducted in the month of june every year, it is advertised in  the end of May in all gujarat's leading newspapers & website , in which all details regarding admission procedure are given.

Training session is also conducted for candidates who are appearing for personnel interviewof Civil service.
A Class is Conducted on a daily basis for a year. The institute provides best faculty to students to get themselves acquaint with civil service examination requirements. Also orientation, yoga, Group discussion, extempore, recitation & motivational classes are conducted to prepare  students to appear against all hurdles which come in way of civil service exams preparation. The  institute also has a huge library with rich source of books & reading room which is open  24 hours. All these expense are borne by Gujarat government,& works on Free Coaching for all models . Hostel accomodation is also provided to students who are coming from all parts of Gujarat (except ahmedabad district).
The institute also calls a premier faculty to guide students and  amongst them many are retired or present officers of government. They are below:
Mr.Satish Vyas, Mr.Chandrakant Topivala, Mr.Chinu Modi, Mrs.Pinki Pandya Shah, Mrs.Kirtida Shah, Mr.Yogendra Vyas, Mrs.Arti Trivedi, Mr.Hasu Yagnik ( Faculty of Gujarati literature).
Mr.V.R.S.Cowlagi, Mr.P.N.Roychoudhury, Mr.Hasmukh Adhiya, Mr.G.Subbarao, J.RanjeethKumar, Mr.Banchhanidhi pani(all IAS).
Mr.Ravindran, Mr.Hemant Jha, Mr. d.kumar, Mr.Daulatkhan,Mr.C.B.P.Shrivastav(Delhi Faculty)

And also many other renowned Faculty.
All the officials of SPIPA is cooperative.

Spipa civil service study centre conducts the classes for both Preliminary & Mains Examination.

Entrance exam aspiring candidates can go through civil service chronicle, ncert's,and tata mcgraw hill module for general study and for aptitude test books of rs agrawal and p.n roychoudhary can be studied..

1. Whatever the test will be, one thing is for sure … The importance of Current Events will not decrease. In my personal opinion, its significance will increase. So it makes sense to go through 2 National Dailies everyday for 2-3 hours & jot down important news items. You can go through …

• The Hindu
• The Times of India
• The Economic Times (If possible)

2. You should make your mathematics, reasoning & mental ability side strong .For this you can begin with :-

• Quick math for Bank PO Exam by M Tyra
• Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning by R S Agarwal
• Simple Aptitude & Mental ability books for Bank PO & NOT for CAT of IIMs will be helpful. CSAT will be a much simplified version of CAT.

3. Prepare one optional very well & General Studies. These two things you must be very strong. As the pattern of Prelims & Mains is not clear at this point.

4. Common books to be read in the initial days which will be important always :-

• Modern India by Bipan Chandra NCERT
• India Year Book
• Manorama Year Book
• NCERT 11th & 12th standard books on History, Geography & Economics
• General Science book of CBSE or NCERT 9th & 10th standard
• TMH General Studies Guide (Especially General Knowledge & General Mental Ability area will be helpful.)
• Our Constitution by Subhash Kashyap
• Our Parliament by Subhash Kashyap ( Optional )

5. Listen to All India Radio bulletins from 2 PM to 2.30 PM & 9 PM to 9.30 PM very well.
Also listen to ND TV news bulletins & programmes like Big Fight, We The People, BBC World so that your General Knowledge expands.

6. Lucent’s General Knowledge will also help in this aspect.

7. Any Guide book on RBI Grade B will also shed light on the situation based question & questions testing your decision making ability.

8. Solve the Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning questions that come out in magazines like General Knowledge Today, Pratiyogita Darpan etc.

9. Read some basic economic book like :-
• Indian Economy : Problems & Prospects by Uma Kapila OR
• Indian Economy by Dutta, Sundharam ( Tougher & better )

10. Develop the skill to solve mathematical & reasoning problems faster. It comes with practice. So the sooner you start practicing, the better your chances of clearing CSAT in 2011 will be …
Since Its inception many aspirant benefited and succeed in cracking the most challenging examination of India.