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Vajiram and Ravi Oct 2015 Batch: cost, accommodation, roommate, library, internet

I am planning to join V&R this October, for UPSC 2016. The information for admission to this batch is not yet out. I have a few doubts though.

1. Are the classrooms too crowded?

2. Can anyone tell me about the fee for Oct. batch ( I assume it should be less than that of July batch) ?

3. What is the approximate total cost incurred for 1 year stay near old Rajendra Nagar, for food (tiffin) + logging) ?

4. How good are the accommodations for study purpose, are they peaceful ? furnishing ? public transport ?

Please answer if you can.

I am also looking for a roommate, if possible, student of V&R, non-working, from a middleclass family, please drop me a message if anyone is interested.
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  • total cost for 1 yr is around 4 lac
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  • I am planning to join V&R this October, for UPSC 2016. The information for admission to this batch is not yet out. I have a few doubts though.

    1. Are the classrooms too crowded?

    2. Can anyone tell me about the fee for Oct. batch ( I assume it should be less than that of July batch) ?

    3. What is the approximate total cost incurred for 1 year stay near old Rajendra Nagar, for food (tiffin) + logging) ?

    4. How good are the accommodations for study purpose, are they peaceful ? furnishing ? public transport ?

    Please answer if you can.

    I am also looking for a roommate, if possible, student of V&R, non-working, from a middleclass family, please drop me a message if anyone is interested.


    1. Classrooms, yes, will be kind of crowded. They have improved upon the Infra, but it will still be crowded.

    2. fees would be ~ 1 lakh + . Its just a guess.

    3. Housing = 1 room = 12,000 per month + Food = 5000 per month + Internet & Telephone = Rs. 1000 per month + other expenses = Rs. 3000-5000 per month on books/notes/xerox. You wont be spending more than this in the beginning.

    4. You will get accommodation good enough where people have cracked IAS before. Everything will be in walking distance. You will have good connectivity via Metro to rest of Delhi. You will be living in center of Delhi, so things are closeby.

    I hope you find this useful.
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  • @srajanias Bhai 4 lac seems to be much more than I expected.
    If you speak from experience, can you please give a breakup?
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  • @Neyawn Thanks, it was very helpful. Could you also tell me about furnishing? Do they provide beddings and table etc?
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  • coaching -1 lac
    optional 50000
    nowper month
    room 8000
    mess and food -4000
    other expense-3000
    books and notes-1000 per month
    so total 16000 per month for next 16 months=2.5 lac around and
    2.5 lac+1lac +50000=4 lac
    if u live like normal person then 4 lac
    agar ladki bazi ,darubazi,ghoomna aur duniya bhar keshauk rakhte ho to 5 lac
    ias coaching is not so cheap
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  • @Neyawn Thanks, it was very helpful. Could you also tell me about furnishing? Do they provide beddings and table etc?
    If you take a room where they charge 10k-12k , you will ( usually ) get bed table chair, mattress and an ac as well.


    Nearly all landlords provide bed, table chair . mattress you may have to buy in some cases.

    But getting cheap mattress won't be a problem.

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  • MGRMGR
    edited April 2016
    vajiram gs fees is around 1,10,000
    optional around 42000
    csat if taken would take around 15000
    room rent depends on area where u stay n no of persons with whom u r living may b around 5k-7k
    internet around 500 (if shared) else 1k per month
    food around 5k
    books starting u hav 2 buy bulk nearly 8k-10k n monthly 2k
    other expenses 2k
    totally for a stay of 10 months nearly 3.5lkhs-4 lkhs
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  • edited August 2015
    suggestion STAY HOME or join some university/course in delhi that provides hostel .
    2016 : Before mains - leave no stone unturned After mains - leave no turn unstoned Pre- 2 Mains-0

    Road 2017.
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  • Bhaio aur unki beheno..
    Heed to my advice or not
    But dont come to delhi ,esp to join jai shree rams for GS.you may come for optional coaching but apne pitaaji ke lakho ₹ GS me barbaad mat karna...!!
    Yaar 12 books hai , 12 th level ki GS ME ,mrunal ne ,roman ne youtUBE pe videos daal rakhi hai how to do this ,that ,woh coaching se 10x level upar hai.dont waste time and money in gs.
    Ha optional ki le sakte hai ,if u need.
    Baaki aaplka paisa and aapka time,bachaao ya kharab karo
    Dont believe k yaar me toh akela hu, company mil jaayegi like minded aspirants ki ,trust me ,iss tarah k log tea stall pe 6 -6 ghante beithkar chai peethe hue speculation karte hai ,padai nahi.
    Iasbaba,insights,mrunal ye triokia follow karo aur lag jaao
    Ek saal phele meri v fati padi thi coaching k que par,but i decided to skip ,ha Optional ki li ,waha par baccho se mila who had taken coaching of gs as well,kasam se esa laga jaise mene 2 lakh ₹ ek instant me kama liye ho..
    Mano ya na mano,aapki marzi. Ek saal baad yaad karna mera ye comment ,chahe coaching join ki ho ya nahi..
    Agar ki toh sochoge bc paise ,time ,attempt bach jata
    Agar na ki toh kahoge bc paise ,time,attempt bach gaye.!!
    Bas self determination and strict order follow karne k zarurat hai,ye coaching waale nahi sikha sakte ,ye koi nhai sikha sakta siwaaye aapke..!!
    Its more or less true.. Spending lakhs on GS coaching is not advisable. Coaching for Optional can be done especially when u are from a different background but for GS its no use. There will always be few teachers in some coachings who would teach pretty well but rest are mostly redundant. and its not worth to spend so much for just a few which can very well be done by standard books and online lectures.
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  • 4 freaking lakhs !!!!
    .... coaching hai ya guaranteed selection ?

    Not worth it ... esp given the reviews i have read about substandard levels of these tuition centres .. seriously search videos for the subjects you are bad at .... much better alternative
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  • 4 LAkhs!!!..itne to B.Tech pe bhi nai laga...
    Vajiram ka material milta he ..Jugad se...I m doing same
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  • Every one is talking about the teachers. I agree their methods may be redundant. I am not expecting anything better. But what about the exposure to students and periodical tests of the coaching. Does it help ? Do the coachingwallas take them seriously? There must be few sincere students in every class.?
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  • Join coaching bro if money is not a problem..or join modules for subjects u r not good..teachers definately helps not coaching..every coaching there are very good as well as bad teachers..its all about teachers..coaching hardly matters..if u r beginner and no1 in ur family,relatives and friend is in service or already preparing then coaching will definately help otherwise u will waste 1 year...understanding what to read what not to...remember 1 thing every one is not gaurav agarwal..
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  • Bhaio aur unki beheno..
    Heed to my advice or not
    But dont come to delhi ,esp to join jai shree rams for GS.you may come for optional coaching but apne pitaaji ke lakho ₹ GS me barbaad mat karna...!!
    Yaar 12 books hai , 12 th level ki GS ME ,mrunal ne ,roman ne youtUBE pe videos daal rakhi hai how to do this ,that ,woh coaching se 10x level upar hai.dont waste time and money in gs.
    Ha optional ki le sakte hai ,if u need.
    Baaki aaplka paisa and aapka time,bachaao ya kharab karo
    Dont believe k yaar me toh akela hu, company mil jaayegi like minded aspirants ki ,trust me ,iss tarah k log tea stall pe 6 -6 ghante beithkar chai peethe hue speculation karte hai ,padai nahi.
    Iasbaba,insights,mrunal ye triokia follow karo aur lag jaao
    Ek saal phele meri v fati padi thi coaching k que par,but i decided to skip ,ha Optional ki li ,waha par baccho se mila who had taken coaching of gs as well,kasam se esa laga jaise mene 2 lakh ₹ ek instant me kama liye ho..
    Mano ya na mano,aapki marzi. Ek saal baad yaad karna mera ye comment ,chahe coaching join ki ho ya nahi..
    Agar ki toh sochoge bc paise ,time ,attempt bach jata
    Agar na ki toh kahoge bc paise ,time,attempt bach gaye.!!
    Bas self determination and strict order follow karne k zarurat hai,ye coaching waale nahi sikha sakte ,ye koi nhai sikha sakta siwaaye aapke..!!

    Naam se to devil but baat kasam se logo ko bachane wali kari h... Robinhood ho kya kahin ke :p
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  • Bhai, there is no need to join any sort of coaching, the cost benefit will be on the lower side,what these coaching institutes teach in 1year can be done by self preparation also, by following all the standard books. And what can be done is one can buy all the gs material of vajiram or sriram from the nearby xerox shops, they sell all class notes of vajiram, sriram and all if you need buy them. Optional class notes in xerox form are also available . I also used to be in dillema whether to join or not but after talking to some of the seniors in rajinder nagar those who did coaching last year advised me , its better to prepare by self if you have all the materials required.
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  • edited April 2016
    Every year many candidates crack cse without any coaching, better to join test series . visionias,synergy provide best test series one can join them before mains. If someone has the guidance of mrunal,insightsonindia,forumias& unacademy then the preparation becomes much easy. There is no need to waste huge amount of hard earned money in these coachings.
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  • Is it safe to assume that given the huge fees of coachings, only the most sincere (economically sound) aspirants will be there in the classrooms ?
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  • Is it safe to assume that given the huge fees of coachings, only the most sincere (economically sound) aspirants will be there in the classrooms ?
    No. A big fat no. And I agree with Devilanuj17.
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  • edited April 2016
    Is it safe to assume that given the huge fees of coachings, only the most sincere (economically sound) aspirants will be there in the classrooms ?
    This is not at all true. People have a lot of money these days and even if they don't the idea of their daughter/son being an IAS officer compels every parent to shell out lakhs required as an investment. But the daughter/son will put in same amount of sincerity is no guarantee. I will just give an example of my class in Vajiram Pol Sc. If you sit on the back benches or in extreme corners u can still find the same attitude of people as they are in college. I have seen few even sleeping in the class. If the faculty is answering someones doubt nobody cares to listen and start murmuring within themselves. If someone goes in quite a discussion (or debate) with the faculty people start clapping in between (that's literally outrageous).

    Now the reality is out of every 10 sincere aspirants 8 will join one or the other coaching because it is extremely difficult to convince oneself that one can crack UPSC without coaching and that too when you are not an IIT or IIM graduate. Lets just take the case of Gaurav Aggarwal though he found every other coaching useless, he did join them in the first place because it doesn't matter how much confident you are u will always have that doubt that what if not joining coaching becomes the biggest mistake of my life if I am not able to make to the final list.

    P.S. I am preparing GS on my own. I did take Polity module at one coaching but I think I can do the rest on my own. I too fight daily with the urge of joining coaching (seeing so many adds in The Hindu :P ) but I still carry on my way.
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