admission procedure

Candidates wishing to join the Centre’s Preliminary Examination Programme have to appear in the entrance examination in August-September each year. Shortlisted candidates then appear for a Personality Test before a selection panel comprising some of the country’s illustrious civil servants, academicians and media personalities. Admission is on merit.

Candidates can choose any one of the 24 test centres across the country. These are Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bhopal, Bidar, Bangalore, Calicut, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Imphal, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kavaratti, Kolkatta, Lucknow, Mewat, Mumbai, Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Srinagar, and Thiruvananthapuram. Forms are filled and fee submitted online. For further information visitors can check our website or email us.