Jamia RCA Forms Out | 2023 | Important Dates | UPSC IAS


Jamia Millia Islamia has started the admission process for Residential Coaching Academy (Centre for Coaching and Career Planning) UPSC IAS, etc for year 2023-24. We will provide you all the details in this article.

Residential Coaching Academy – JMI

Its a free coaching academy for Civil Services (Preliminary-cum-Main) for Minorities, SCs, STs and Women by Jamia Millia Islamia. The funding for the Centre is available from the University Grants Commission and Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India.

The Centre draws upon qualified faculty with professional orientation to meet the requirements of the coaching programmes. Students are selected for coaching on the basis of an entrance test conducted for the purpose, and they are offered classroom teaching, which is supplemented and strengthened by periodic tests and evaluation.

The library of the Centre has a holding of relevant material on a variety of subjects which is replenished regularly to facilitate students access to current and relevant material available in the required areas.

RCA Important Dates

Online application live on20th April, 2023
Last date for submission of Application Form05h June 2023
Reopening of Portal for Editing06th June 2023
Paper-I : Written Test – GS (objective type)
Paper-II : Essay
18th June 2023
10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
12:00 P.M. to 01:00 P.M.
Result of written test (Tentative)18th July 2023
Interview (Tentative)12th July – 12th August 2023
Final Result (Tentative)10th August 2023
Last date for completion of admission20th August 2023
Registration for waiting list candidates24th-25th August 2023
Admission for waiting list candidates28th August 2023
Classes (Orientation)31st August 2023

Only those candidates who have already completed their Graduation and eligible for applying to Civil Services 2024, need to apply.

All About Entrance Test

  1. Written test would comprise General Studies (objective type) on UPSC model and Essay writing in English/Hindi/Urdu to test candidate’s ability to express themselves in an organised and structured manner. The total duration of examination would be of three hours.
  2. There would be negative marking for objective type questions in the test. One third of the marks will be deducted for a wrong answer .
  3. The entrance test paper would be divided into two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 would consist of objective type questions. There would be 100 questions and the total marks for this section would be 100 (100×1=100). Paper-I will be allotted 2 hour.
  4. Paper 2 would consist of an Essay writing for which the total allotted marks would be 60. Candidates would be required to write one essay (60×1=60). The total time allotted for both the Papers would be three hours. However the OMR sheet would be collected after two hour. Time allotted for writing the essay will be 01 hour. The students may take the question papers with them.
  5. Paper 1: 02 Hours & Paper 2: 01 Hour.
  6. The total marks for Interview/Personality test would be 40.
  7. In case of tie, the higher marks in essay and if there is a tie again the higher marks in interview would be taken as basis of selection. If there is still a tie the candidate who is younger (age wise) would get the seat.
  8. Essay of only top 800 students will be evaluated based on the MCQ test Marks (paper-I).
  9. Reservation for Physically Handicapped as per the rules of the University.
  10. Any candidate who already availed the facilities of RCA, JMI for last three years and never appeared for civil services interview (UPSC) will not be eligible to fill the form and appear in the entrance test.
  11. Only those candidates who have already completed their Graduation need to apply.
  12. Coaching will include (a) classes on General Studies, CSAT and selected optional papers (b) Test series, answer’s evaluation and Essay writing practice shall form part of the curriculum.
  13. The Academy will also conduct Mock Interviews for those who qualify the main examination.

Facilities Provided

  • Air-Conditioned Library facility is provided (24×7)
  • Hostel Facility
  • Sports Complex

Note: Once admitted the aspirant shall be allowed to avail the facilities of RCA till the time that he/she is successful in various stages of Civil Services (UPSC) Exams. Any candidate who has already availed RCA, JMI facility for three years and has never appeared for interview will not be eligible to fill the form and appear in the entrance test.

Students shall have to pay a monthly Hostel Maintenance Charge of Rs. 1000/- (six month advanced which is 6000).

Also Read: Like JMIEntrance Facebook Page for More Updates.

Application Link

Last Date is: 5th June 2023

Syllabus and Question Pattern

Download Detailed Syllabus

Paper – 1 — MCQ Based ( 100 Questions )
Current Affairs Same As UPSC Questions
( Carry’s 100 Marks With Negative Marking )
Paper – 2 — Essay ( Written )
You Are Required To Write 1 Essays On Any Given Topic Which Carry’s 60 Marks.
Both Paper Will Be Held On A Single Day One After The Other.
Total Time – 3 Hours…
( Initial 2 Hours For Paper 1 & Rest 1 Hour For Essay Writing Paper 2 )
A Merit Will Be Prepared Of Those Candidates Who Qualified This Exam.
After That Final Merit Will Be Prepared Which Ensures One’s Selection.

Previous Year Question Papers

YearDownload Link
2017 Download
2018 Download
2019 Download
2020 Download

#Previous Year Papers: Click Here

Admit Card

Admit Cards will be available 5-7 days before the exam date.

If exam date is 18th June, then you can download your admit card on 11th-13th June.

Admit Card Link: Download (login first)

*Jamia never send admit cards on your email id. You have to login into your Jamia Application dashboard. Link is given above.

No. of Seats Available

Total seats available: 100 (One Hundreds). Hostel accommodation will be provided to all the admitted students. In case of shortage, hostel seats may be allotted in phased manner strictly on the basis of merit determined by the entrance test. However, RCA reserves the right to reduce the intake if sufficiently meritorious candidates are not found to be available.

Application Fees

Application has to be submitted online only (www.jmicoe.in) with a fee of Rs. 950.00. + applicable bank charges

RCA Cut-off


Test Centres

  1. Delhi
  2. Srinagar (J&K)
  3. Jammu (J&K)
  4. Lucknow (UP)
  5. Guwahati (Assam)
  6. Bengaluru (Karnataka)
  7. Malappuram (Kerala)
  8. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  9. Hyderabad (Telangana)
  10. Patna (Bihar)

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