Competitive Exam Centre


Administrative services is one of the fields which can be taken as a career with social commitment for long lasting change in the country. India needs self inspired,committed and competent bureaucrats. An attempt is made by Jnana Prabodhini Competitive Examination Centre (JPCEC) to send such value based service oriented officers in administrative system since 1995. The motto JPCEC is ‘Nurturing Intelligence for Social Change’.
Various UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) training batches are run for this purpose.                   
  1. Comprehensive batch - It is a regular year long batch that continues from June to Prelim examination of the next year. It is designed for the aspirants who have completed their graduation and wish to pursue full time CSE preparation. This batch covers the preparation of prelims and main examination through daily lectures covering compulsory papers of this examination. Regular tests, regular tracking of the students’ performance, individual guidance, group and individual counseling, mentoring by senior students, Know Yourself sessions and new circle for Current events are integral parts of this batch.
  2. Facilitation batch - This program aims to give inputs for value addition during preparation for civil services examination. It is assumed that the candidates have completed some comprehensive for preparatory course for UPSC preparation at their undergraduate level. The inputs given are Study skills workshops, Thinking ability workshops, UPSC examination orientation and Know Yourself sessions. Current events are covered through News Circle activity. Full time study room,  regular tests, regular performance tracking, individual and group counseling and group mentoring are unique features of this batch.
  3. Aptitude Building Batch - This is a three months 50 hours batch for aspirants who have given one or more attempts of prelims or mains of UPSC examination. This batch is a crash version of process inputs for civil services examination preparation which includes four modules namely Know your examination, Know yourself, Study skills training and Thinking ability workshops.
  4. Mission batch - This is the special feature of JPCEC where an advanced focused guidance is given to cater to the finer but most important details of UPSC main examination. Recently selected officers spare time out of their gratitude to the centre for guidance in this course. Regular question answer writing and discussion is the main part of this batch.
  5. Prerana batch for personality test – Training is given for interview i.e. personality test through experience sharing, personality profiling, group activities like discussions on current and important issues and group interviews, village visits, study tours and mock interviews. This batch starts after main examination and goes on for three months.
  6. Several personality development activities are conducted for addressing the mission ‘Know yourself, Know your system and Know your society’. Students participate in various activities of Jnana Prabodhini a mother institution of this centre. SEVA (self enhancement through voluntary action) platform is developed for this purpose.
Various workshops to understand own personality are conducted.
JPCEC’s past students officers visit Prabodhini and share their work experiences with the students. Students visit various administrative offices and interact with the officers to know about administrative system. And various exposure activities are organized for knowing society.
  1. Village visits - UPSC students visit rural areas, stay there, study village’s administrative and social structure, its problems and challenges. They interact with different stakeholders in the rural society. They conduct women’s meetings as well as participate in Gram Sabha on 26th January.
  2. They go for weeklong study tours in which they visit block, district and state level administration and various other pillars of democracy to understand development challenges. Here they meet various authorities from different pillars of democracy like judiciary, journalism, politicians, administration and NGOs or civil society. The theme of these study tours is ‘Democracy and Development Disparity’.
  3. Students go to Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir for training the students for state civil services examination of these states. They meet administrative officers and study the society as well. Students participate in NTS and NMMS examination training for urban slums, municipal corporation schools and rural students. While teaching students learn a lot and understand problems of different strata of society.
  4. Students visit various developmental models like Ralegan Siddhi, Hiware bazaar, Vigyan ashram etc. and see the examples of leadership for development. They visit the organisations like Snehalaya where they see the social work for HIV AIDS children and orphans.
  5. Students participate in relief work at the time of natural calamities like Kerala flood, Maharashtra flood, slum fire etc.
Success and Networking - 580 officers through UPSC and 750 officers are selected through MPSC examination from our centre till date in the last 25 years. These selected officers are working all over Maharashtra, in all states of India and in eight countries around the globe. Regular updating of these officers and meetings, gatherings formally and informally are organized. Networking of these officers for healthy vertical and horizontal interactions, help and guidance in the administrative work is one of the main objective along with the training them for entering into the system.

 

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