Hope this new initiative will kindle the civil servant in you My heartiest wishesVishnu Chandran IAS
I am glad to know that Race2ias is starting up with a novel initiative in the form of a model civil service examination for school students. This would help the students to build confidence and get exposure to the requirements to face many competitive examinations in future.Harikrishna Pai IPS
Congratulations RACE2IAS for conducting a mock civil service examination for the first time in Kerala. I extend my greetings for such a noble initiative.Dr. Alexandar Jacob IPS
All my heartfelt wishes to RACE2IAS - the first all Kerala Junior Level Civil Service a Mock Examination. This will surely give an opportunity to many To know the fundamentals of civil service preparation at an early stage of education. Best wishes.Dileesh Sasi IAS (UPSC 49th rank holder 2016)
Happy to know about RACE2IAS a Junior level Civil Service mock examination is going to happen in Kerala. I'm sure this will help the children of Kerala to overcome the fear of competing on a bigger stage.This exam will Provide a new dimension in academics and an opportunity to get the right career direction.Midhun V Somraj IRTS
Greetings and Congratulations to Team Race2IAS on their important and ambitious project to identify and nurture young talent to scale the Civil Service Examinations. I wish them all success.Lida Jacob IAS (Rtd)
Even though Kerala is one of the highest literate states in India, there has been much reluctance among the youth of this state to compete in National level exams like UPSC Civil Service exam. While contacting different schools across the state and interacting with parents, teachers and students on different occasions, we come across this apprehension, which is due to a combination of misguidance and wrong concepts about these types of examinations. Lack of confidence, fear and ignorance about these exams are other reasons for this general hesitation to compete.
Race Solution with the support of KCBC Education Commission and a host of experts in the field are keen to remedy this psychological impediment among school students in Kerala. We are happy to present to you India’s first Junior Civil Service Exam - RACE 2 IAS.
Students from 7th to 9th
Students from 10th to 12th
Rs. 1 Lakh worth Scholarship + A Bharat Darshan Tour + Rs. 15000 Cash Prize.
Rs. 70000 worth Scholarship + A Bharath Darshan Tour+ Rs. 12000 Cash Prize.
Rs. 50000 worth scholarship + A Bharath Darshan Tour + Rs.Rs. 10000 Cash Prize
Rs. 5000 Cash Prize + 50% scholarship on training fee at Race Institute of Civil Service.
An Objective type exams Consisting of 2 papers with multiple-choice questions in OMR format will be conducted in different parts of Kerala.
Questions:50 | Marks:100
Questions:50 | Marks:50
Questions will be drawn from class textbooks from standard 7 to 9 (Category 1) and standard 10 to 12 - (Category 2) and on current events in India and around the world.
A descriptive type talent based examination under Category 1 & 2 will be conducted for the selected students who qualify the prelims examinations. The exam will consist of 2 papers which will be conducted in a single day. Questions will be of thought-provoking nature based on textbooks.
The mains Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory. The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study.
Students who are shortlisted from the rank list of the main exam will be invited for an interview. They will thus get a great experience of the real spirit of a UPSC interview. They will also have an opportunity to interact with the reputed persons in the civil service. Thier right direction and guidance will boost the confidence of children.
The final result will be based on the aggregate marks obtained by the candidate in mains and interview added together.The interview will analyze the capability of a candidate to hold a responsible post in civil services.This includes an officer-like quality such as self-confidence, clarity and brevity of speech, analytical ability, quick response, innovative ideas, leadership skills, ability to visualize different dimensions of the problem, and body language.
A renowned IPS officer well known for his incredible knowledge and exemplary speeches. Former DGP in Kerala Police and currently the Nodal Officer of National University for Police Sciences and Security Studies (NUPSAS). Dr.Jacob is also involved in teaching different groups of students in the Civil Service and wider public.
Former Principal Secretary, Government of Kerala and the Chairperson, Commission for Right to Education Act. She also served as the Advisor to the Government on Gender and Child Protection. She is currently the Chairperson of the expert committee on Diary sector in Kerala.
Former Vice Chancelor Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit . Eminent Educationalist and Research Guide to various universities. Led different Social and Cultural associations in Government and Non-Government sectors. He is also an author of different academic books.
An eminent trainer and Academician. Currently working as the Director of Cochin Heritage Research Centre. Fomer Board of Studies member of English in M G University. Author of number of books. Former Syndicate Member,Sree SankaracharyaUniversity of Sanskrit, Kalady.
An eminent educationist having long years of experience in mentoring students to reach their full potential. Currently working as the Principal of Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science. Former Dean of Studies, Adi Sankara Institute of Engineering and Technology,