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New Delhi: Seventy Three students from the Residential Coaching Academy run by the Centre for Coaching and Career Planning, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, have cleared Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2014. These students appeared for the Prelims held on August 24, 2014.
The Residential Coaching Academy in Jamia Millia Islamia, funded by the UGC, offered free coaching and residential facilities to students belonging to SC, ST, Women and Minorities. They were selected for comprehensive coaching on the basis of an all-India written test followed by individual interviews. They were subsequently taught in a variety of optional and compulsory subjects. Classroom teaching was followed by test series. The students received feedback on their individual performance in respect of various tests.
A press release from the Jamia Millia said, Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor has initiated measures to strengthen the functioning of the Residential Coaching Academy. Dr. Saleem Ali, IPS (Retd.) has been appointed as Honorary Director, Centre for Coaching and Career Planning since August, 2014. Last year 53 Jamia students had cracked the Prelims.
Meanwhile, a release from the Crescent Academy, Aligarh claimed that 28 students successfully passed the Prelims. Last year the four of the Academy’s trainees were able to come out successful as the IAS appointees.
It may be noted that the Prelims are the first stage of the UPSC selection process and the results are announced only after the Mains exam and interviews.