UPSC GS Scholarship Test at Chennai Centre


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GS Scholarship Scheme for Civil Services Examination coaching for students from Southern region.

Tracing back the Roots

Vajiram and Ravi, with their origins deeply rooted in Tamil Nadu, hold a significant connection to the region. Founded by Mr. P. Velayutham from Cuddalore district in 1976, and later overseen by P.S. Ravindran from Salem district, the institution has evolved into the most credible and trusted IAS coaching academy in India over the past five decades. 

Recognizing the challenges faced by students from South Indian states when preparing for UPSC exams in Delhi, Mr. Arjun Ravindran, who joined as Director in 2010, spearheaded the establishment of Vajiram and Ravi South Centre in Chennai in 2020. 

In acknowledgment of its Tamil Nadu roots and commitment to supporting aspiring civil servants from the region, Vajiram and Ravi has introduced a scholarship scheme for its Chennai Centre, aiming to identify academically meritorious candidates with a sincere aspiration to excel in the UPSC Civil Services Examination.

Scholarship Details

Vajiram and Ravi is conducting a Scholarship test for General Studies foundation course 2024-25, for its Chennai Centre to identify academically meritorious candidates who have serious intent to prepare for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2025/2026.


SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS- for General Studies Foundation Course at its Chennai Centre

Rank 1 to 10

90% scholarship

(worth Rs.1,44,000/-)

Rank 11 to 20

75% scholarship

(worth Rs.1,20,000/-)

Rank 21 to 30

50% scholarship

(worth Rs.80,000/-)

Rank 31 to 50

25% scholarship

(worth Rs.40,000/-)

All other rank holders above Rank 50 can avail 10% discount (16,000/-)


How to Apply?

Eligibility Criteria

All students of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Pondicherry (above 21 years of age) who are appearing for CSE 2025 / 2026 are eligible to appear for the scholarship test. 

Application DateStudents can apply for the scholarship test till 20 May 2024.
Exam Date
  • Preliminary Test (MCQ test) – May 26, 2024, Preliminary results on May 29. 
  • Personality Test – June 1 & June 2, 2024, final results on June 3. 
How to ApplyApplication to be submitted through google form Vajiram & Ravi website (online). 
Exam Centre & Mode of Exam
  • Preliminary Test (MCQ test) on May 26, 2024, in offline mode at Vajiram and Ravi, Anna Nagar Branch, Chennai, South Centre and in test centers in Bengaluru, Belagavi, Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Pondicherry, Coimbatore, Salem, and Madurai. 
  • Personality Test will be conducted on June 1 & June 2, only at Vajiram and Ravi, Chennai Centre. 
Examination pattern 
  • Preliminary test based on General Studies and CSAT (40+10 questions). General studies include subjects – Indian History, Polity, Geography, Economics (NCERT level). CSAT syllabus includes Reading Comprehension and Aptitude.
  • Personality Test - For top 100 selected candidates from preliminary test cutoff marks. 
Selection procedure 
  • Top 100 prelim toppers’ are selected based on preliminary test marks. 
  • Selected Top 100 candidates (based on preliminary test cutoff marks) will be called for the Personality Test to select first 50 rank holders.

Results date 

  • Preliminary marks for all candidates will be officially released on the website and at Vajiram and Ravi Chennai Centre on May 29th.
  • Final results for all candidates will be officially announced on the website and at Vajiram and Ravi Chennai Centre on June 3rd.
  • The selection process and list of chosen candidates by Vajiram and Ravi are deemed final.
  • Vajiram and Ravi's selection process prioritizes gender balance and fair representation.
  • The GS Foundation Course is scheduled to commence on June 9th, 2024, and July 19th

Why Vajiram and Ravi, Chennai? 

  • With over five decades of experience, Vajiram and Ravi has consistently produced national toppers in the IAS, IPS, and IFS categories of the UPSC.
  • More than 12,000 candidates from Vajiram and Ravi have successfully joined the IAS, IPS, IFS, and other services through the UPSC civil service examinations.
  • Vajiram and Ravi has produced the All India First rank in the Civil Services Examination every year from 2000 to 2009, in 2012, 2014, and consecutively from 2016 to 2023.
  • Distinguished educators from Vajiram and Ravi's Delhi Centre will also impart their expertise at the Chennai Centre.
  • Vajiram and Ravi are committed to nurturing national topper ranks from all regions, including southern parts of India.
  • Students can expect a conducive learning environment conducive to effective preparation.



Contact details

New no 62, 6th Avenue, P Block, Anna nagar East, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600040

Landline – 080-62206333, 044 4330 2121

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