Yashada ACEC : Free Coaching from Government of Maharashtra

(About) Yashada ACEC : Free Coaching from Government of Maharashtra

About :

YASHADA ACEC (Ambedkar Competitive Examination Centre) is a premier institute of the Government of Maharashtra with over four decades of experience, and meets the training and research needs of State and Union government departments, elected representatives and  NGOs. With various specialized centers and cells, Yashada imparts training to over 20,000 functionaries each year in every aspect of governance and development administration. Dr. Ambedkar Competitive Examination Center (ACEC) was set up at YASHADA, Pune under the Schedule Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) of Department of Social Justice and Special Assistance, Government of Maharashtra & Started functioning from 3rd July 2006 for providing guidance to the Candidates from weaker section of the society from Maharashtra. In 2010, State Minority Commission & Minority Development Section, GoM has approved 10 seats for the Candidates of the Minority Community & Provided financial Support. In 2012, Tribal Development Department, GoM has approved 10 seats for the Candidates of the Tribal. ACEC aims at tapping the talent in Candidates, encouraging them and helping them to  prepare for the Civil Services examination.


  • To create awareness among the youth particularly from the deprived sections of the Society in Maharashtra, examinations particularly Civil Services Examinations.
  • To plan and conduct Guidance and training programmes for selected candidates
  • To provide support with facilities like Residence, Library, study room, , Tests, Internet etc with subject/Paper-Wise qualitative Guidance from eminent administrators, academicians and professional experts from management,training and research institutions for Examination . 

Scope of the Centre:

Candidates who are Maharashtra domiciled only can take advantage of this Programme.


The center is being funded by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute, GoM,Minority Commission, Government of Maharashtra and Tribal Development Depoarmtnet, GOM.

Total Intake:

70 Candidates

Selection of Candidates:

A State level entrance Examination is being held by the Centre every year.


An Objective type (Multiple Choice Questions) examination as per new pattern introduced at UPSC Preliminary Examination consisting of two parts will be conducted.


No. of questions



General Studies –PAPER-1




120 Mins.

( 02 hours)

General Studies –PAPER-2 CSAT






Above mentioned programme may be changed year to year. Hence, candidates are requested to follow the programme which has been published in the newspaper around in the month of the August .


  • Any graduate from any faculty from a recognized University (Medical graduates, should have completed internship)
  • Age limit 21 to 30 yrs. (gen.), relaxation for SC/ ST 5 yrs and for OBC 3 yrs.
  • Domicile of Maharashtra
  • An Ex- ACEC candidate who has availed of the benefit of Coaching for Prelims or Mains in YASHADA will NOT be eligible.
  • Full time candidates will not be allowed to do any other courses / job simultaneously.


  • Free Accommodation at YASHADA
  • Financial Assistance : Rs.2500/- per month (based on attendance)
  • Library and Study Room
  • Free Guidance & Counselling
  • Computer/Internet 
  • well equipped Gym
  • Meditation/Yoga
  • Regular Test Series


The Centre tries to provide qualitative guidance from available resources to the admitted candidates. Experienced resource persons who has knowledge of the UPSC Civil Service Examination syllabus & pattern, newly selected IAS , IFS, IPS, IRS & Other Civil Services Officers are being engaged as guest faculty in the Guidance Programme. Eminent & professional experts are also invited as guest speakers. Regular Sessions, Special Workshops Tests, its evaluation, Counseling, special Lectures for Motivation & Personality Development . 

Study Plan: 

Phase - I

Preparation for Prelim Exam. (G.S. + CSAT)

November to April

Preliminary Exam.) Revision and Tests for Prelim


Phase -II

Preparation for Main Exam.(G.S. + Optional I & II + Essay) Including Tests, Counseling etc.

July to October

Phase -III

Special Capacity Building 

Programme for UPSC personality test along with Mock Interview.

3rd week of March

The Course will cover all components of General Studies & Selected Major optional Subjects namely, History, Political Science, Public Administration and Geography along with Essay.

Important Links :

(Notification) Yashada :Admission- 2019

Courtesy: yashada.org