Frequently Asked Questions

What are the eligibility criteria for appearing for UPSC CSE?

Any Indian Citizen who has a graduation degree can apply. For details of eligibility criteria you can follow the UPSC CSE Notification by clicking here.

What is the Syllabus for UPSC CSE?

For syllabus please follow the link here

Am I capable of cracking the UPSC CSE?

If you have a minimum educational qualification of graduation, and you are sincere and capable of pursuing a goal with determination and grit over a period of time, you can consider yourself capable enough to crack the UPSC CSE.

How does SNTCSSC provide help in preparation?

SNTCSSC provides intensive coaching for both UPSC CSE Prelims and Mains. The General Studies classes have been outsourced to two nationally reputed Institutes viz., Khan Study Group (KSG) and Shankar IAS Academy (SIA). The optional subjects are taught by Guest Faculty including retired and serving Professors/Readers/Associate Professors/Assistant Professors from different Universities and their affiliated colleges in the state. Serving and retired senior officials also conduct sessions. All subjects in the syllabi are covered comprehensively and regular class assessments are taken for both MCQ based (for Prelims) and Long Answer Type Questions (for Mains). Prelims Mock Test and Mains Mock Test Series are conducted before the UPSC CSE Prelims and UPSC CSE Mains respectively. Mock Interview sessions are conducted for the students who clear the mains. Apart from the regular course the SNTCSSC is also conducting Crash Courses for Prelims in online mode.

How will I be eligible to enroll myself?

The admission notification is published on our website as well as in major newspapers. The admission test is conducted subsequently. The admission test is based on the UPSC CSE Prelims syllabus. Previous years’ admission test question papers can be found by clicking on the following link:link here

However, the admission test procedure may change if the Centre so decides. The procedure for the test will be notified in detail once the admission notification is published.

What is fee structure at SNTCSSC?

The fees for the courses are highly subsidised by the Govt. of West Bengal. The fee structure varies according to the courses offered. For example: In the regular course for the 2023 Batch, the fee wasRs. 1000 per month (Rs. 500 per month for the reserved category candidates) In the 12 weeks, Prelims Crash Course & Mock Test Seriesconducted fromNovember 2022 to February 2023 the fee for the entire course including mock tests wasRs. 1500/- ( Rs. 750 /- reserved category (SC, ST, and OBC) candidates).

The above two cases are indicative of the subsidised fee structure of the Centre. However, fees for the ensuing courses will be decided in due course.

Is there any special concession for SC/ST/OBC/PwBD?

Yes. See above answer.

Are the study materials provided here available in Bengali as well?

SNTCSSC is making efforts to develop materials in Bengali so that students who want to write the UPSC CSE in Bengali can benefit from these materials in due course.

What is the number of seats available for admission in regular course based on Admission Test?

In the last course which was conducted physically 200 students were inducted. Subject to the availability of meritorious students, logistics etc. the intake can be increased. This number increases considerably for the online sessions.

Can we avail Prelims/mains/Mock interview course separately without going for a composite programme?

Yes. We conduct crash courses for Prelims. We also conduct Mains Guidance Programme (MGP) for those who clear the UPSC CSE Prelims of the respective year. The Centre also provides guidance for UPSC CSE personality test to students who have cleared UPSC CSE Mains and conducts mock interviews with Domain Experts and All India Services Officers as Panel Members.

Are there dedicated sessions for Optional Classes? Please help/guide us/counsel us with regard to choosing the right Optional paper.

Yes. The Centre makes every effort to provide guidance on the following subjects :

  • 1. Political Science & International Relations
  • 2. Public Administration
  • 3. Sociology
  • 4. History
  • 5. Geography
  • 6. Anthropology
  • 7. Psychology
  • 8. Bengali
  • 9. English Literature
  • 10. Law
  • 11. Botany
  • 12. Zoology
  • 13. Economics
Does SNTCSSC conduct special/dedicated classes for other Central Services Examinations as well? What is the mode of admission for that?

No guidance is provided other than for UPSC CSE as of now.

Is there any scope for WBCS exam aspirants to get any help in their preparation from SNTCSSC?

No. This Centre is strictly meant for providing coaching for UPSC CSE.

Which is the approximate month when admission notification for Regular Courses is out?

For the Composite course, the notification comes out usually in the month of February – March of the respective year.

Can you provide a valid contact number which is attended for clarifying doubts regarding any particular notification?

Landline: (033) 2341 0119/(033) 2341 0123/(033) 2341 0109 Mobile: +91 90518 29290

Which institutes are collaborating with SNTCSSC for UPCS CSE coaching?

SNTCSSC has collaborations with Khan Study Group(KSG) and Shankar IAS Academy(SIA) to provide extensive coaching to its students.