Civil Service Coaching Centre

Civil Services Coaching Centre (CSCC) was established in the College in 1960 as an independent Sub Centre by the Department of Higher Education , Government of Kerala, providing free coaching to eligible candidates appearing for All India Civil Services Examination  (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. It has successfully completed 83 batches of students for the Preliminary and Main Examinations of CSE.  CSCC is equipped with modern teaching and learning facilities such as LCD and has well experienced faculty comprising Retired Professors and Teachers from different departments of the College as well as outside.

Facilities offered:

  • Reference facility in the College general Library during working hours
  • Reference section and book borrowing from the CSCC library
  • Competitive examination magazines and journals
  • Browsing facility at the OERC during College working hours

Course duration: Six months

Class Timings : 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)


CSCC offers coaching of two batches of candidates every year for the Civil Service Examinations . Course duration is six months. Course structure is designed to give integrated and extensive training for both the preliminary and main examinations. The centre currently offers intensive coaching for preliminary papers of General Studies I and II. The centre also offers guidance and learning support for the selected optional for the main examination.
Course Modules

General studies – Paper-I

  1. Current events of national and international importance.
  2. History of India and Indian National Movement.
  3. Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  4. Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  5. Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  6. General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
  7. General Science.

General Studies – Paper II

  1. Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  2. Logical reasoning and analytical ability;
  3. Decision making and problem solving;
  4. General mental ability;
  5. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.)
  6. Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.


Mode of selection
Graduates and final year graduation students in any discipline can apply for the admission. The candidates will be selected on the basis of an entrance examination and interview. The entrance examination is of objective type (multiple choice questions), comprising 60 questions for a duration of one hour. Qualified candidates will be selected for the interview and admission. Ten percentage of the total seats are reserved for SC / ST candidates. Sanctioned strength is 50.


Candidates can either apply online or submit form by hand.

Online Application : Candidates can apply online by clicking here

Details can be found by visiting the website

All Applicants need to remit an application fee of Rs.100 on the day of Entrance Examinations.
The applications should reach the CSCC office latest by 18/06/2024

Fee Details

PTA Fund – Rs.10,000 (General candidates), Rs. 5000 (SC / ST candidates)
Can be remitted directly at the Civil Service Coaching Centre Office. Cheques and Demand drafts are not accepted.

Admission Schedule
• Commencement of issue of application : 27/05/2024
• Last date of closure of application : 18/06/2024
• Entrance examination : 29/06/2024
• Publication of rank list : Will update

Certificates to be produced at the time of interview (Original and True copies)
1. Certificate of the qualifying examination/ Course Certificate of Final Year (Degree BCom./BA/BSc/BTech/MBBS/BDS/BAMS etc).
2. Certificate to prove age and date of birth.
3. Community certificate in the case of SC/ ST candidates
4. Recent conduct certificate
5. Two passport size photos

For more details, visit website of Civil Services Coaching Centre  or contact the Professor-in-charge or Librarian over phone.

Address for communication:
Dr. Sujith N Thampi
Professor – in – Charge , Civil Services Coaching Centre,
University College, Thiruvananthapuram
695 034