The First State-wide Junior Level Civil Service Exam in India

How Race2IAS Evolved

Even though Kerala is one of the highest literate states in India, there has been much reluctance among the youth of this state to compete in National level exams like UPSC Civil Service exam. While contacting different schools across the state and interacting with parents, teachers and students on different occasions, we come across this apprehension, which is due to a combination of misguidance and wrong concepts about these types of examinations. Lack of confidence, fear and ignorance about these exams are other reasons for this general hesitation to compete.

Race Solution with the support of KCBC Education Commission and a host of experts in the field are keen to remedy this psychological impediment among school students in Kerala. We are happy to present to you India’s first Junior Civil Service Exam - RACE 2 IAS.

Why Race2IAS

  • To know the fundamentals of civil service preparation at an early stage of education
  • To overcome the fear of competing on a bigger stage
  • Providing a new dimension in academics and learning.
  • To nurture an idea about India and its administration
  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with big names in civil service and get the right guidance

Categories of Participation

Registration Fee:  400.00

Category 01

Students from 6th to 9th

Category 02

Students from 10th to 12th


1st Prize

Rs. 1 Lakh worth Scholarship + A Bharat Darshan Tour + Rs. 15000 Cash Prize.

2nd Prize

Rs. 70000 worth Scholarship + A Bharath Darshan Tour+ Rs. 12000 Cash Prize.

3rd Prize

Rs. 50000 worth scholarship + A Bharath Darshan Tour + Rs.Rs. 10000 Cash Prize

4th to 10th Place in both Category

Rs. 5000 Cash Prize + 50% scholarship on training fee at Race Institute of Civil Service.


Level 1 | Prelims

An Objective type exams Consisting of 2 papers with multiple-choice questions in OMR format will be conducted in different parts of Kerala.

Paper 1 : General Studies

Questions:50 | Marks:100

Paper 2 : Basic Aptitude Test (Maths, Reasoning, English Comprehension

Questions:50 | Marks:50

Questions will be drawn from class textbooks from standard 6 to 9 (Category 1) and standard 10 to 12 - (Category 2) and on current events in India and around the world.

Level 2 | Mains Exams

A descriptive type talent based examination under Category 1 & 2 will be conducted for the selected students who qualify the prelims examinations. The exam will consist of 2 papers which will be conducted in a single day. Questions will be of thought-provoking nature based on textbooks.


The mains Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory. The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study.


Level 3 : Interview

Students who are shortlisted from the rank list of the main exam will be invited for an interview. They will thus get a great experience of the real spirit of a UPSC interview. They will also have an opportunity to interact with the reputed persons in the civil service. Thier right direction and guidance will boost the confidence of children.


The final result will be based on the aggregate marks obtained by the candidate in mains and interview added together.The interview will analyze the capability of a candidate to hold a responsible post in civil services.This includes an officer-like quality such as self-confidence, clarity and brevity of speech, analytical ability, quick response, innovative ideas, leadership skills, ability to visualize different dimensions of the problem, and body language.



Dr. Alexander Jacob IPS (Rtd)

A renowned IPS officer well known for his incredible knowledge and exemplary speeches. Former DGP in Kerala Police and currently the Nodal Officer of National University for Police Sciences and Security Studies (NUPSAS). Dr.Jacob is also involved in teaching different groups of students in the Civil Service and wider public.

Mrs. Lida Jacob IAS (Rtd)

Former Principal Secretary, Government of Kerala and the Chairperson, Commission for Right to Education Act. She also served as the Advisor to the Government on Gender and Child Protection. She is currently the Chairperson of the expert committee on Diary sector in Kerala.

Dr. Edward A. Edezhath

An eminent trainer and Academician. Currently working as the Director of Cochin Heritage Research Centre. Fomer Board of Studies member of English in M G University. Author of number of books. Former Syndicate Member,Sree SankaracharyaUniversity of Sanskrit, Kalady.

Dr. Ramkumar Sreedharan Nair

An eminent educationist having long years of experience in mentoring students to reach their full potential. Currently working as the Principal of Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science. Former Dean of Studies, Adi Sankara Institute of Engineering and Technology,








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Tentative time of intervention

Registration - till 15th November
Preliminary Examination - December 2nd 2017
Mains Exam - January 13 2017
Civil service orientation camp - April 9,10 2018
Interview of candidates - April 11 2018


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About Us

RACE EDUCATION AND MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS (P) LTD was established on 2002 by a team of professionals to provide Educational services, placement solutions and Management consultancy services. The sole objective is to serve clients with simple yet effective answer to their challenging problems. Our commitment and ability in understanding the dynamic needs of the clients help immensely to provide the best tactical solutions that ensure consistency and superior productivity.Our Vision is to act as a beacon of change, through what we call LISP: Leadership, Intervention and Support for People and Projects


Race Educational and Management Solutions Black & White Enclave,                 Kalamassery, Cochin, Kerala.


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