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A hearty welcome to Success Forum IAS coaching Centre, a destination for (Indian Administrative Service) IAS Coaching Centre where the flair and brilliance of students are fostered and encouraged. With the team of devoted and skilful, highly qualified and experienced faculties, our acclaimed IAS coaching centre is highly rated as one of the best IAS coaching centre in Mumbai. Many students from our IAS coaching centre have breezed through the examination, and are being a part of many government organizations at present.

Although UPSC IAS (Indian Administrative Service) is regarded as one of the toughest examinations in India, anyone with diligence, sincerity, enthusiasm, time management, effective study strategy and choosing a best IAS coaching centre can crack the exam in one attempt. Hence, if you are looking for the best IAS coaching centre in Mumbai, then you can blindly put your name down in SUCCESS FORUM IAS coaching centre.

Why IAS is a peerless career option?

IAS (Indian Administrative Service), popularly known as Civil Service Examination, is a national level screening examination conducted by UPSC yearly to recruit officers for Indian Administrative Services. IAS has been coined as one of the most honorable services in India among other services like IPS, IFS, IES, CDS etc.

The selected candidates are appointed as collectors, commissioner, head of public sector units, etc., by the central government, state government or public sector undertakings.

If selected for deputation to serve outside India, IAS officers can be appointed into inter-governmental organizations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the United Nations (UN), or its agencies and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

It is mandatory for the students to understand the basic requirement of IAS examination such as eligibility, application procedure, syllabus, exam pattern, and enrol in the best IAS coaching centre before stepping into the preparation.

Why Choose Success Forum IAS coaching centre?

If an aspirant is looking for the best IAS Coaching Centre in Mumbai, then they may choose us for our best in class services to get expert guidance for your preparation from scratch.

1. Timely, completion of syllabus.

2. Experienced and retired faculties, working and retired government employees.

3. A series of mock test, online and offline test.

4. Topic-wise course monitor.

5. Separate sessions for doubts.

6. Weekly classroom test.

7. Guideline till selection/ Interview.

8. Free study material (including press release, updated General knowledge & current affairs)

9. Special batch time (as per student’s requirement)

10. Course validity for UPSC IAS examination (after completion of the syllabus) is till pass.

Also, we offer coaching at affordable prices as we think coaching to future government employees as a service rather than a business which makes us stand as one of the best IAS Coaching Centre in India.


“Enroll at SUCCESS FORUM IAS Coaching Centre to get government payroll”


Our Branches:

SUCCESS FORUM IAS Coaching Centre is one of the best IAS coaching centres in Mumbai | India. Our head office is located at THANE and we have extended our branches to Borivali, Andheri, Dadar, Kalyan, Nerul and Pune for students comfort.


IAS Preparation tips from Success Forum:

Cracking IAS examination needs patience, persistence, determination, endurance, dedication and the most crucial thing – confidence and positive thinking.

The first step to prepare for UPSC IAS examination is to be thorough with the exam syllabus and pattern.

1. Join Success Forum IAS coaching centre and attend the lectures.

2. Prepare a study timetable at home.

3. Have a regular habit of reading newspaper, magazines, blogs, etc., and make a note of new words and respective meaning

4. Indulge in physical and mental exercise.

5. Have adequate sleep.

6. Practice mock tests and previous years question paper.

7. Practice writing essays on different topics.

8. Prepare for IAS Prelims and Mains simultaneously. 


Blindly, add your name in Success Forum IAS Coaching Centre.

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IAS Eligibility

Nationality – The candidate must hold Indian citizenship.

Educational qualification - The candidate must hold a graduation or equivalent qualification from a recognized university. Students who have appeared for their final examinations are also eligible to apply for the preliminary examination; however, they should hold the degree at the time of main examinations. M.B.B.S graduates who have not completed their internship can also appear for the examination.

Age limit – The candidate must have completed 21 years of age and should not exceed 32 years of age at the time of examination. Also, there is a restriction on the number of attempts. However, relaxation is provided for different categories.






6 until the age of 32


32+3 = 35

9 attempts until 35 years


32+5 = 37

Unlimited until 37 years

Defence Services personnel disabled in operations

General- 32+3=35

OBC- 32+3+3=38
SC/ST- 32+3+5=40

Up to age limit

Ex-servicemen with the duty of five years

General- 32+5=37
OBC - 32+5+3=40
SC/ST - 32+5+5=42

Up to age limit

Physically challenged

(Blind, deaf and orthopedic)


General - 9
OBC - 9
SC/ST- up to age limit

Physical Standards:

The candidate must be physically and mentally fit for the effective discharge of duties and responsibilities of civil services.

Success Forum IAS Coaching Centre also prepares the students who are from the first year to final year. They can study until they clear the exam.

1. Graduation in any stream from a recognized university in India

2. Applicants appearing for their final year degree exam are also eligible to apply.

3. Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognized by the Government of India as equivalent to the professional and technical degree are eligible to apply.

4. Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS exam but are yet to complete internship can apply for the prelim exam.

How to apply for UPSC IAS:

For applying UPSC IAS exam 2019, visit the official website. Fill the online application form after reading the instructions carefully.

Candidates must hold any of the following photo ID namely Aadhaar card, voter card, PAN card, Passport, Driving license or other photo ID card issued by the State or Central Government of India.

The scanned copy of the photo ID must be uploaded which will be used for further references.

If you are unable to do it, Success Forum IAS Coaching Centre can assist you with it.

IAS Syllabus:

IAS Preliminary IAS Exam Syllabus

Syllabus for General Studies l:

  • 1. National and international current affairs
  • 2. Indian history and Indian national movement
  • 3. Indian and world geography.
  • 4. Indian polity and governance.
  • 5. Social and economic development
  • 6. Biodiversity and climate change
  • 7. General science

Syllabus for General Studies ll: (Candidates need to secure only 33%)

  • 1. Comprehension
  • 2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • 3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • 4. Decision making and problem-solving
  • 5. General mental ability
  • 6. Basic numeracy

IAS Mains IAS Exam Syllabus

  • Part A: The candidate should select one of the Indian Language included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution
  • English
  • General Studies I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.
  • General Studies ll: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.
  • General Studies lll: Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
  • General Studies lV: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude.
  • Optional l: Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce and Accountancy, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Law, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics and Zoology
  • Optional ll: The literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English

Success Forum IAS Coaching Centre faculties complete such a vast syllabus within the time period.

IAS Exam Pattern

The IAS examination is conducted in three stages.

  • Stage 1: Preliminary examination - June 2, 2019 (completed)
  • Stage 2: Main examinations - September 20-29, 2019.
  • Stage 3: Personal Interview - February 2020

IAS Preliminary Examination:

The preliminary examination consists of two compulsory papers - General studies paper 1 and General studies paper 2 (also known as CSAT) with 200 marks each containing objective type questions. The marks obtained in the prelims are not included in the final selection list as it is meant to screen candidates for the main examination.


Mode of exam

Question type

Total questions

Totals marks

Maximum duration

Negative marks

General Studies-1 (GS-1)





120 minutes


General Studies-2 (CSAT)





120 minutes


IAS Main examination:

The main examination consists of 9 papers (7 merit-based paper and two qualifying language papers) of total 1750 marks. The IAS mains is subjective paper and takes place over a period of 5-7 days.



Maximum duration

Totals marks

Paper A

Compulsory Indian language

(The candidate should select one of the Indian Language included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution)

180 minutes


Paper B

English language

180 minutes


Paper I


180 minutes



General Studies I

180 minutes


Paper III

General Studies ll

180 minutes


Paper IV

General Studies lll

180 minutes


Paper V

General Studies IV

180 minutes


Paper VI


180 minutes


Paper VII


180 minutes


Paper-A is not mandatory for the candidates from Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim, and candidates with hearing disability if they prove that they have been freed from such second or third language courses by their respective board or university.

IAS interview/ Personality test:

The candidates who have cleared IAS mains will be sent an e-Summon to appear for IAS interview/ personality test with UPSC board members. The candidates will be questioned on their personal interest, hobbies, general knowledge, current events and situation questions to assess if they are fit for IAS. The personal interview will be held only in UPSC Bhavan in New Delhi.

Despite such a vast syllabus, we ensure to provide the best IAS Coaching Centre by delivering strategic study pattern and short-cuts for tough topics for all the three stages of examination.

IAS Coaching Centre will help you to clear prelims, mains, & Interview.

Important dates for UPSC IAS examination:



Notification date of UPSC IAS

February 19, 2019 (Over)

Deadline for application

March 18, 2019 (Over)

UPSC IAS Prelims date

June 2, 2019 (Over)

UPSC IAS Prelims result

July 12, 2019 (Over)

UPSC IAS Mains admit card release

August 31, 2019

UPSC IAS Mains exam

September 20, 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2019


January 202­0

For more information, you can connect with Success Forum IAS Coaching Centre experts.

How to download IAS Prelims & Mains admit card:

  • 1. Navigate to the UPSC official website (Prelims and Mains).
  • 2. Click on the “Click here” option.
  • 3. Click to download e-Admit card.
  • 4. Read the instructions carefully and click on the YES option.
  • 5. Enter either your roll number or registration number.
  • 6. You will be redirected to the IAS Mains Admit card download page.
  • 7. Save and print the admit card.

If you are unable to download it, Success Forum IAS coaching centre can assist you.

IAS Preparation Books:

We are providing the following UPSC IAS exam books for IAS preparation at our IAS coaching Centre Free of cost.

  1. 1. Indian Heritage & Culture
  2. 2. History
  3. 3. Geography of the world and Society
  4. 4. Governance
  5. 5. Constitution
  6. 6. Polity
  7. 7. Social Justice and International relations
  8. 8. Technology
  9. 9. Economic Development
  10. 10. Bio-Diversity
  11. 11. Environment
  12. 12. Security & Disaster Management
  13. 13. Ethics
  14. 14. Integrity
  15. 15. Aptitude
  16. 16. Mathematics
  17. 17. English
  18. 18. Reasoning

IAS Study Material:

We provide the best IAS study materials listed as below to helps the student of our IPS coaching Centre to clear IAS Exam in 1st attempt.

1. Books

2. Press Releases

3. Updated General knowledge

4. Updated Current Affairs

5. Mock test, Test series (Online and Offline).

6. Topic-wise course monitor