Hyderabad: 725 Muslim candidates on Saturday appeared for written test for the Civil Services coaching examination training across Telangana. The coaching is set to begin soon. A total of 400 candidates from Hyderabad took the qualifying test, while the remaining were from other districts, who wrote the exam in their respective headquarters.
A report by Times of India quoted Prof MA Shukoor, the director of Centre for Educational Development of Minorities as saying: “The government is happy that the idea of appearing for elite government services examination is catching up with students. Last year, only 325 students had written the qualifying test.”
The government had last year launched an initiative to provide coaching to candidates for civil services examination, where 100 students were selected and government got them admitted to five reputed IAS-IPS coaching centres in Hyderabad.
The expenditure on each candidate was around 2 lakh for the one-year course. Rs 5,000 was paid to each student by the government as a monthly stipend along with Rs 3,000 for purchasing study material.