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Yes, the PCM course is designed in such a way that within the time span of 18 months the entire Prelims and Mains syllabus is covered.

We have the batch size of 70-80 students for each Class.

No further payment is required for repetition of the Course but you need to pay the renewal fee of Rs.10000 for 1 year.

Most of the faculties have mains and interview experience and more than 100+ bureaucrats including former and currently serving civil servants are associated with us as honorary mentors, advisors, guest faculty and interview panellists with the primary goal of empowering an aspirant with the extra motivation and strategies that can boost up one’s performance in the UPSC exam to a great extent.

Five days a week is the schedule for the REGULAR Prelims Cum Mains class. Two days (Weekends) are dedicated to the WEEKEND Prelims Cum Mains programme.

We do have regular class tests. We have daily tests on Current Affairs and weekly tests on GS and also Test Series.

Individual Assessment Programme. Each student will be allocated a separate mentor for regular interaction, apart from this regular one-to-one session is available either in online mode or offline according to your convenience with your allocated mentor and the director.

Yes, we provide hostel facilities for both men and women separately and we also have contacts of various hostels for your reference.

KingMakers IAS Academy provides scholarships upto 100% for all UPSC & TNPSC aspirants for all courses every year.

The sole intention of our scholarship program is to identify and provide opportunities to aspirants who have a burning passion but lack financial support in preparing for UPSC/TNPSC exams.

We have branches in Delhi, Madurai, Trichy & Coimbatore.


  1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  2. Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  3. Indian Police Service (IPS)
  1. Indian Audit And Accounts Service (IAAS)
  2. Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
  3. Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
  4. Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
  5. Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
  6. Indian Information Service (IIS)
  7. Indian Postal Service (Ipos)
  8. Indian P&T Accounts And Finance Service
  9. Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) 
  10. Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) 
  11. Indian Trade Service (ITS)
  12. IRMS (Indian Railway Management Service)
    1. Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
    2. Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
    3. Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)

Group ‘B’ Civil Services
  1. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
  2. Delhi, Andaman And Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu And Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS)
  3. Delhi, Andaman And Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu And Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service (DANIPS)
  4. Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS)
  5. Pondicherry Police Service
(I) Nationality
  1. For the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  2. For other services, a candidate must be either:
    1. a citizen of India
    2. a subject of Nepal
    3. a subject of Bhutan
    4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
    5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

(II) Age Limits:

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years.

Relaxation for maximum Age Limit:
  1. OBC – Maximum Age Limit :35
  2. SC/ST – Maximum Age Limit: 37
  3. Maximum of 10 years in the case of candidates belonging to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)

(III) Minimum Educational Qualification:
Any UG Degree, Any University with UGC Norms

Every candidate appearing at the examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six (6) attempts at the CSE. However, relaxation in the number of attempts will be available to the SC/ST/OBC and PwBD category candidates who are otherwise eligible. The number of attempts available to such candidates as per relaxation is as under:

Number of Attempts:

1. For SC/ST –  Unlimited
2. For OBC – 09
3. For PwBD – 09 for GL/EWS/OBC & Unlimited for SC/ST 

The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) 
This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit

There will be negative marking for incorrect answers. 1/3rd marks will be deducted as penalty for wrong answers.

Question papers for the papers of UPSC Preliminary Exam will be set in both Hindi & English.

 | Paper Name | Time Duration | No. of Questions | Total Marks | Nature of Paper
| GS Paper I | 2 hours | 100 | 200 | Marks considered for Preliminary Exam Merit
| GS Paper II (CSAT) | 2 hours | 80 | 200 | Qualifying in nature (33% of total marks)


Exam Paper

Name of the Paper

Nature of the Paper

Duration of the Exam



Paper – A

Compulsory Indian Language


3 Hours

300 Marks


Paper – B


3 Hours

300 Marks


Paper – I



3 Hours

250 Marks


Paper – II

General Studies I

3 Hours

250 Marks


Paper – III

General Studies II

3 Hours

250 Marks


Paper – IV

General Studies III

3 Hours

250 Marks


Paper – V

General Studies IV

3 Hours

250 Marks


Paper – VI

Optional Paper I

3 Hours

250 Marks


Paper – VII

Optional Paper II

3 Hours

250 Marks




1750 Marks


Interview or Personality Test


275 Marks




2025 Marks

List of optional subjects for Main Examination:

(i) Agriculture

(ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

(iii) Anthropology

(iv) Botany

(v) Chemistry

(vi) Civil Engineering

(vii) Commerce and Accountancy

(viii) Economics

(ix) Electrical Engineering

(x) Geography

(xi) Geology

(xii) History

(xiii) Law

(xiv) Management

(xv) Mathematics

(xvi) Mechanical Engineering

(xvii) Medical Science

(xviii) Philosophy

(xix) Physics

(xx) Political Science and International Relations

(xxi) Psychology

(xxii) Public Administration

(xxiii) Sociology

(xxiv) Statistics

(xxv) Zoology

(xxvi) Literature of any one of the following languages:

Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.

Part A—Preliminary Examination
Paper I – (200 marks) 
Ø  Current events of national and international importance.
Ø  History of India and Indian National Movement.
Ø  Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
Ø  Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Ø  Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
Ø  General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
Ø  General Science.

Paper II-(200 marks) 
Ø  Comprehension;
Ø  Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
Ø  Logical reasoning and analytical ability;
Ø  Decision making and problem solving;
Ø  General mental ability;
Ø  Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level);

Part B—Main Examination
The aim of the paper is to test the candidates’ ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express ideas clearly and correctly, in English and Indian language concerned.

The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows :

(i) Comprehension of given passages.

(ii) Precis Writing.

(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.

(iv) Short Essays

Indian Languages :—
(i) comprehension of given passages.

(ii) Precis Writing.

(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.

(iv) Short Essays.

(v) Translation from English to the Indian Language and vice-versa.

PAPER-I – Essay
PAPER-II – General Studies-I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.
Ø  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Ø  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.
Ø  The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
Ø  Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
Ø  History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.
Ø  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
Ø  Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
Ø  Effects of globalization on Indian society.
Ø  Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
Ø  Salient features of world’s physical geography.
Ø  Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).
Ø  Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.


PAPER-III – General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.
Ø  Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
Ø  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
Ø  Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
Ø  Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.
Ø  Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
Ø  Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity 
Ø  Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
Ø  Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
Ø  Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
Ø  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Ø  Development processes and the development industry —the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
Ø  Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
Ø  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,Education, Human Resources.
Ø  Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
Ø  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
Ø  Role of civil services in a democracy.
Ø  India and its neighborhood- relations.
Ø  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
Ø  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
Ø  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

PAPER-IV – General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
Ø  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.
Ø  Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
Ø  Government Budgeting.
Ø  Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
Ø  Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
Ø  Food processing and related industries in India- scope’ and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
Ø  Land reforms in India.
Ø  Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
Ø  Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
Ø  Investment models.
Ø  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
Ø  Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
Ø  Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
Ø  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
Ø  Disaster and disaster management.
Ø  Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
Ø  Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
Ø  Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.
Ø  Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
Ø  Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.

PAPER-V – General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects.

The following broad areas will be covered :

Ø  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
Ø  Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
Ø  Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.
Ø  Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
Ø  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
Ø  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
Ø  Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
Ø  Case Studies on above issues


Group I (DC, DSP, Others)

Minimum Age -21 Years

Maximum Age (OC) -32 years , 33 years (Law Degree)

Maximum Age (Others)- 37 years, 38 years (Law Degree)

Qualification- UG in any Degree

Group II/IIA 

Minimum Age-21 Years

Maximum Age -No maximum age limit

Qualification-UG in any Degree


Stage I : (Preliminary – Objective Type)

Subject-General Studies(175)+Mental Ability(25)


Marks=300 (3 hours)

Stage II (Mains – Descriptive)

Subject-Paper I (Tamil Eligibility Test)


Time-3 hours (each)

Subject-Paper II,III,IV

Marks-750 (each 250)

Time-3 hours(each)

Stage III (Interview)

Subject-Interview and Records


Stage I : (Preliminary – Objective Type)

Subject-General Studies(75)+Aptitude(25), General Tamil / English (100)


Marks-300 (3 hours)

Stage II (Mains – Descriptive)

Subject-Paper I


Time-3 hours

Subject-Paper II


Time-3 hours

Stage III (Interview)

Note: For Gr-IIA, no interview.

Subject-Oral-Personal Interview


TNPSC Group I, Group II and Group II A Preliminary Examination – Questions will be asked from the following topics*

General Science | Current events | Geography | History and Culture of India | Indian Polity | Indian Economy | Indian National Movement | Aptitude and Mental Ability

Language: General Tamil (or) General English (Only for Group II, Group II A).


Mandatory Tamil Eligibility Paper


  • Modern History of India and Indian Culture
  • Social issues in India and Tamilnadu
  • Ethics and Integrtiy
  • General Aptitude and Mental Ability


  • Indian Polity and emerging political trends across the World affecting India.
  • Role and Impact of Science and Technology in the development of India

  • Tamil society–its culture and heritage


  • General Geography and Geography of India with special reference to Tamilnadu.
  • Environment, Bio diversity and Disaster management.
  • Indian economy – Current economic trends and impact of global economy on India



Mandatory Tamil Eligibility Paper


Unit I 

  • Role and Impact of Science and Technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu

Unit II and III

  • Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu

  • Socio-economic issues in India and Tamil Nadu

Unit IV and V

  • Current Issues at National Level

  • Current Issues at State Level