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Best IAS Coaching in Kolkata

30th December, 2020 Miscellaneous

We all are familiar with the term UPSC CSE Examination. It is the supreme organization of India who appoints Administrators to run the country. Government rule the country and Administrators run the country. It is the Union Public Service Commission who examines various posts in Administration like IAS (Indian Administrative Service), IPS (Indian Police Service) and IFS (Indian Foreign Service) and many other Group-A and Group-B posts. It is also considered the toughest exam of India i.e., UPSC CSE (Civil Service Exam). This exam conducts in three stages: Preliminary, Mains and Interview.


  • UPSC CSE conducted every year.
  • It is conducted offline mode and in three stages: The first one is Preliminary; the second stage is Mains, and the third stage is Interview.
  • Prescribed age limit for the foremost exam of India is 21-32 years of age and age relaxation is provided for categorized aspirants.
  • Eligibility to apply for this exam is the aspirants must hold the Bachelor's degree from any recognized university of India and aspirants must be an Indian Citizen.
  • About Preliminary Exam: It is an objective exam of two papers and each paper carry 200 marks with time duration of 2 hours. Paper 1 is General Studies and Paper 2 is CSAT paper. Paper 1 is compulsory paper and Paper 2 is qualifying.
  • About Mains Exam: It is a subjective exam consisting of eight papers and two optional papers.
  • About Interview: It is nothing but a personality test in front of UPSC board members.

Coming to the next part of the article, where is the hub of preparation of UPSC? If you are a beginner in this field then it is the most common question which runs in the mind. And the most common answer to this query is "DELHI- the hub of UPSC". But wait! If we go a few years back, then yes it was true that Delhi was the hub of UPSC and just because of that it was unreachable to all candidates to take admission in Delhi Coaching due to its expenses and far distance. But now, you are free, you are free to take admissions in coaching at your place. Because each state is now opening coaching centre of UPSC, in fact, they are trying to open coaching institutes in each district which sounds good for those who are not able to move from their place and the sweetest place 'Kolkata' is one of them. Kolkata is also becoming the hub of UPSC preparation. We bring assembled information about the best coaching institute of UPSC available in Howrah and this article is especially for giving you knowledge about the best coaching institute of UPSC in Kolkata.  And the Best UPSC coaching in Kolkata is Apti Plus IAS Academy(offline) and IASGyan(online)

Apti Plus IAS Academy

One of the Best IAS Coaching in Kolkata is Apti Plus IAS Academy and Offline initiative of IAS GYAN Portal.  Not in Kolkata, but it is an excellent institution of UPSC in the Eastern Region of India. It was established in 2005-06 with the vision of making it the centre of excellence, nurturing the future of the nation from Eastern region and producing the maximum number of petal of roses from the garden of Eastern land of India. It began its beautiful journey with the firm belief that “Everyone has the power to change the world” and gradually it emerged as the synonymous with UPSC CSE. Its branches are available at two places: Kolkata and Bhubneshwar. Now it succeeds in its goal and becoming the growing academy of UPSC in India. Year after year it gets better than earlier and within a decade it appeared as one of the best coaching institutes of UPSC in India. Its growth can be seen by its achievement awards.

It won awards in three categories:

1) “Best Civil/UPSC & State Services Coaching Institute in West Bengal & Odisha” by Global Education Excellence Awards, 2019.

2) “Best Civil Services Coaching in Odisha” by World Education Summit & Awards, 2018

3) “Best UPSC IAS Coaching Institute” by Worldwide Achievers at World Education Summit, New Delhi 2017.

In fact, various online websites rank it as the Best UPSC/IAS Coaching in West Bengal by genuine and honest google reviews and some of the websites are- blog. our education. in, whataftercollege.com, quora.com, onlinekhanmarket.com, best coaching. app, exambazaar.com and edugorilla.com

These are the few things which always motivate this academy to do best and deliver moral and truthful guidance to the aspirants.


IAS Gyan is online portal for APTI PLUS which furnishes a one-stop solution for UPSC candidates looking for IAS updated Study Materials, Monthly Crisp Current Affairs etc. It delivers The Daily News Analysis, Daily Editorial Analysis from The Hindu & The Indian Express, Daily Quiz from Current Affairs and Static Portion, Summaries of Yojana / Kurukshetra / PIB, RStv and All India Radio. If you want to avail all these resources in one place, you can access our Monthly Compilation The IAS Gazette-Journal - the most comprehensive Current Affairs Magazine for all phases of UPSC Preparation, If you are looking for our Yearly subject-wise Yearly Compilation then come up with Prelims Express - a unique course that synthesized smart work, innovation and threadbare analysis of the latest pattern of questions. Prelims Xpress makes you ready for the examination with regular mock tests, multiple revisions of important current affairs topics (weeding out the unnecessary ones) along with the valuable guidance and motivation provided by India’s most renowned mentors.

What makes it unique and the Best IAS Coaching in Kolkata from others?

√ There is no one size fits all approach rather a tailored approach.

√ The class schedule is highly flexible.

√ Aspirants can choose from a wide range of courses.

√ There is stage-wise training to unlock understanding.

√ There are predetermined small batch sizes: Space & ambience for one to one interaction with mentors.

√ There is regular re-structuring of course curriculum to synchronize with changing patterns of the Civil Services Examination.

√ Separate doubt clearing sessions apart from regular classes.

√ There is the provisioning of comprehensive study materials and General Studies books (Free of cost).

√ Detailed performance analysis of each aspirant by experts and academicians at regular intervals.

√ It houses a library that houses a wide collection of books, journals & periodicals.

√ Prompt grievance redressal mechanism: When in doubt, call or mail. Anywhere & anytime.

√ The academy has very nominal fees as compared to other institutes in Kolkata.

Faculty Members

Coming to the foundation of APTI PLUS who built this incredible building by their hard work, great efforts and sleepless nights and they are their faculty members, who always stand there to guide candidates in any situations.

1) Aayush Sanghi

A well-known educator who has 9 years of great familiarity in dealing with the 'INDIAN ECONOMY' subject and 'CURRENT AFFAIRS'. He has also taught in Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar

2) Sanjay Bhardwaj

History and Art and Culture is considered as one of the toughest paper in General Studies but, this person has eighteen+ teaching knowledge in dealing with such a complex subject. He serves Art & Culture, Ancient, Medieval and Post-independence history in such a way that anyone can digest it into their mind.

3) Priyesh Singh Sengar

He is specialised in Geography and has 9 years tremendous experience of teaching in Delhi, Bhubaneswar and Hyderabad

4) Sweta Singh

A mentor who has 8 years of experience in mentoring aspirants in Essay writing and social issues.

5) Ravi P Agrahari

He was the scientist of IIT Delhi and now he is here to mentor you in General Science and Science & Technology for 12 years.

6) Deepak Gowda

He is specialized in Indian Economy and Current Affairs and has 9 years of teaching experience in Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar

7) Praveen Dixit

He deals with one of the toughest paper of UPSC, History and Art & Culture and has acquaintance of teaching for eight years.

8) Satveer Singh

He is an IITian and guiding you for 5 years in General Science and Science & Technology.

9) Amit Kumar Bose

He is specialized in Sociology Optional, International Relations, International Organisations and Current Affairs and has 6 years experience in teaching.

10) Neeraj Nachiketa

He deals with Science & Technology for 15 years.

11) Amitesh V.

He is specialized in Polity, International relations, Security Issues and Current Affairs for 5 years.

12) RAJ keshri

He has 7+ years of experience teaching aspirants for CSAT-PAPER 2, CAT, CLAT and specialised in Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency


- Its admission based on the 'first come first serve', means those who come first, will get the benefit of discount first.

- Weekdays classes I.e., from Monday–Saturday(Daily 3-4 Hours) for students and weekend classes I.e., from Friday-Sunday(Daily 7-8 Hours) for professionals, both are available at just affordable price.

- As we discussed earlier that this coaching serves you offline as well as online. It named APTI PLUS in offline mode and IASGyan in online mode. So courses and it's a payment varies on both modes.

- Online Mode: IASGyan-

   1) For General Studies Prelims-cum Mains + Essay + CSAT+ Mock Tests of General Studies Prelims-cum Mains: Rs.1,30,000 for 10-12 months

   2) Foundation Course For Ongoing Graduates: Rs.1,18,000 for 1st year and 23,600 for 2nd year.

   3) Only Optional Subject: Rs.23,600 for 3 months

   4) Distance Learning Programme General Studies Prelims-cum Mains + Essay + CSAT+ Mock Tests of General Studies Prelims-cum Mains: Rs.35,400 for 6 months

   5) Mock Test Prelims: Rs.4,999 for 60 Mock Tests.

   6) Mock Tests (Mains): Rs.12,000 for 20 Mock Tests.

- Offline Mode: Apti Plus

   1) General Studies Prelims-cum Mains + Essay + CSAT+ Mock Tests of General Studies Prelims-cum Mains: Rs.1,30,000 for 10-12 Months

   2) Foundation Course For Ongoing Graduates: Rs.1,18,000 for 1st year and 23,600 for 2nd year.

   3) Distance Learning Programme General Studies Prelims-cum Mains + Essay + CSAT+ Mock Tests of General Studies Prelims-cum Mains:  Rs.35,400 for 6 months

   4) Mock Tests (Prelims): Rs.9,999 for 60 mock tests.

   5) Mock Tests (Mains): Rs.15,000 for 20 mock tests.

Interview Preparation

  • Interview preparation is free of cost to those candidates who have qualified for the main exam.
  • APTI PLUS Academy conducts mock interviews in an ambience which is akin to the actual UPSC interview, where the esteemed panel members consisting of senior retired bureaucrats, personality experts and eminent professors assess the aspirants critically on grounds of personality, general knowledge and ethical standards.
  • The panel guides the aspirants on the major shortcomings and suggests ways to overcome them.
  • Post-interview performance analysis is conducted by the panel members.
  • The recorded videos of the Interview sessions are provided to the aspirants for self-evaluation and analysis of performance.
  • Based on the performance of the Mock Interviews valuable suggestions and thorough feedback is provided to the aspirants by the panel members.
  • Video recordings of mock interviews of successful aspirants are made available on the various social media platform.
  • The academy also posts interview transcripts of various successful candidates on its blog.
  • Further, webinar sessions of successful candidates who scored good marks in interview are regularly organised to mentor the budding aspirants and clear their doubts.


  • The total fees are inclusive of both service tax & study material cost.
  • Admission process will be first come first serve basis.
  • Fees once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances or no request will be entertained in this regard.
  • No Discount is available in the 2-year foundation course.

Mode Of Payment:

Fees can be paid with DD/Cheque On Favour Of ‘APTI PLUS ACADEMY FOR CIVIL SERVICES PVT LTD’ Payable at Kolkata/Bhubaneswar Or NEFT/Online Payment.

Discount / Offers

√ 25% discount to all physically challenged/Disabled students (where the percentage of disability is more than 40% & candidates have to produce the certificate in both original & photocopy).

√ 10000 discount on total fees if you are paying the total fees in a single slot & 5000 discount if fees paid in 2 instalments in 2 consecutive months.

√ 7%  discount to candidates having min 90% marks in 10th exam, 80% marks in 12th exam & 80% marks in +3 exam.

√ 5% Discount available to aspirants whose father/mother serving/has served Indian Army, Navy, Air force, Paramilitary force/Indian Police/ MHA, subject to the submission of original supporting documents.

Benefits provided by APTI PLUS

  1. Digital Classroom and Doubt clearing sessions
  2. Offline and Online sectional mock tests
  3. Daily quiz on Telegram and Facebook
  4. Special emphasis on Current Affairs
  5. Answer Writing practice and detailed evaluation by experts.
  6. Study material on Apti Plus Movile app

    Various Unique Programs

    Even in such a pandemic situation, the best coaching institute in Kolkata remained committed and stood at it successfully by aiding aspirants in every circumstance.

    The best coaching of UPSC in Kolkata brought various unique programs for aspirants to make the preparation easy and interesting:

    1. LMS (Learning Management System): It is a unique program of APTI PLUS by which the best quality of education get delivered at the door of aspirants by best educators of India. In this feature, it provides Live classes, module wise syllabus completion, self-paced learning, doubt clearing session, study materials, integrated testing answer writing session and test series programme. It also provides a student discussion forum, personalised mentoring and many more interesting things.
    2. DLP (Distance Learning Program):- To ensure that aspirants from every nook and cranny of the country can avail quality education, APTIPLUS Academy has come up with the DLP Program. In this course study materials containing the most relevant and exhaustive content developed by renowned academicians and our team of experts are provided to the aspirants. The material is self-explanatory and strictly in line with the current UPSC pattern. Further, the content is revised and updated regularly to provide the best guidance to the aspirants.
    3. Test Series Programme: It has been structured in such a way that can help aspirants prepare bit-by-bit in stages for the examination. Each stage gives candidates the chance to improve over the previous one and measure their progress. Thus, each stage can be treated as a step further in the whole staircase, which will gradually raise the preparation level of the aspirants, giving them the scope to develop the right set of skills to ace the Prelims Examination.

    Contact Details (We have two centres in Kolkata)

    1) Our Salt Lake City Location:

    Salt Lake: Office No. 803, 8th floor, AMP Mall Vaisakhi, AG 112,

    Saltlake, Sector-II, Kolkata 700091

    Phone No. +91-8820341777, (033) - 40069689

    Email I'd:- [email protected]

    2) Our Elgin Road Location:

    Elgin Road:- Room No-302, 3rd Floor, Elgin Chambers, 1A,

    Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, Kolkata- 700020

    Phone No. +91-8100765577

    Email ID:- [email protected]

    3) Bhubneswar Location

    Jaydev Vihar:- Plot No: 2280,

    Biju Pattanaik College Road, Jaydev Vihar,

    Bhubaneswar, Odisha – 751013

    Phone No. +91-9938386166, 0674-2361701

    Email I'd:- [email protected]