How to apply for free BARTI UPSC-2020 coaching for SC, Navboudha Maharashtra candidates

Are you a Maharashtra scheduled caste or Navboudha candidate aspiring to appear for UPSC-2020? Then you can prepare for the preliminary and main UPSC 2020 exam through free training offered by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute (BARTI), Pune at coaching institutes in Delhi. This article provides details of the application process for BARTI-DELHI-CET-2020 entrance exam to avail of the free coaching opportunity.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research & Training Institute (BARTI), Pune is an autonomous institute of the Department of Social Justice and Special Assistance, Government of Maharashtra. The institute is sponsoring 200 Scheduled Caste and Navboudha candidates of the State of Maharashtra for free coaching to prepare for the prestigious UPSC (Civil Services) Exam 2020. This will include preparations for both, the preliminary and the main exam. Candidates aspiring to avail of this free coaching facility must appear for a Common Entrance Test (CET) to be held in March 2019 and accordingly register online for it.

Intake capacity

There are a total of 200 seats, the breakup of which is as follows –
  1. General candidates: 122 seats.

  2. Female candidates: 52 seats.

  3. Physically challenged candidates: 6 seats.

  4. Deprived castes (Valmiki or similar caste, Holar, Berad, Matang, Mand, Madgi, etc): 10 seats.

  5. Special Case: 10 seats.

Highlights of the coaching program

The UPSC coaching will be done by renowned institutes in New Delhi and the coaching fee which is charged by the institutes will be paid by BARTI. You do not have to pay any fees at all. You will receive a stipend of Rs.12,000/- per month, with Rs.3000/- as assistance for the first month. A one-time grant of Rs.5000/- will also be given for the onward journey to Delhi. You will also get Rs.5000/- for the return journey after completing the coaching program.

Eligibility requirements

  1. You must be a Scheduled Caste/Navboudha resident of Maharashtra State.

  2. You must be eligible for the UPSC (Civil Services) Exam 2020.

  3. Those who have already taken the benefit of BARTI-sponsored scheme [Yashada Pre-IAS (SIAC) Delhi non-residential coaching, residential and non-residential coaching in Maharashtra State] are not eligible to apply for this coaching program for the year 2020.

  4. Those whose family income is more than Rs.6 lakhs cannot apply for the coaching program. It is mandatory to upload the Gross Family Income certificate while filling up the online application form.

Merit list notes

The first preference from the merit list will be for candidates whose Gross Family Income is less than Rs.3 lakhs in all the available seats. In case of vacant seats available, the second preference from the merit list will be for those whose gross family income is between Rs.3 lakhs to Rs.6 lakhs.

It should also be noted that the reservation of seats for Deprived Caste candidates will be only for those who have given the exam. Those who are not listed in the merit list will be given an opportunity from the Deprived Caste benefit as per the order in the merit list.

BARTI-DELHI-CET- 2020 format

The CET will be of two hours, Paper-I from 11a.m. to 12noon and Paper-II from 12noon to 1p.m.

In Paper-I, which is the General Studies' paper, there will be 50 objective type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The paper is of 100 marks, with two marks for each question and negative marking of -0.67 marks for each incorrect answer. The questions will be based on the syllabus of the General Studies, Paper-1 published by UPSC for the 2019 Civil Services preliminary exam.

The syllabus for Paper-I includes:
  1. Current events of national and international importance.

  2. History of India and Indian National Movement.

  3. Indian and World Physical Geography, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.

  4. Indian Polity and Governance- Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

  5. Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics Social, Sector initiatives, etc.

  6. General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity, and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.

  7. General Science.

In Paper-II, which is the Civil Services Aptitude Test paper (CSAT), there will be 40 objective type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The paper is of 100 marks. For each question, it is 2.5 Marks, with negative marking of - 0.83 marks for each wrong answer. The questions will be based on the syllabus of the General Studies, Paper-2 published by UPSC for the 2019 Civil Services preliminary exam.

The syllabus for Paper-II includes:
  1. Comprehension.

  2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills.

  3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability.

  4. Decision-making and problem solving.

  5. General mental ability.

  6. Basic numeracy, Data interpretation (Class X level).

You can refer to the official notification to get a list of recommended reference books and guides, periodicals, newspapers, magazines, etc which would help you to prepare for the CET.

How to apply

You have to fill up the online application form at BARTI-CET-2020 . Make sure that you have a valid email ID and mobile number before applying. This email ID and mobile number will be required for all communications with you.

List of documents for uploading during the online application process-
  1. Scanned photograph (not greater than 35KB).

  2. Scanned signature (30KB) in .jpeg or .jpg format.

  3. Scanned S.S.C Passing Certificate.

  4. Scanned Caste Certificate.

  5. Scanned Govt. ID (any valid one will do).

  6. Scanned Income Certificate/form 16/Income tax return 2017 OR 2018.

Note: Documents should bein .jpg or .jpeg format and the file size should be less than 100 kb.).

Exam centre for CET: You can select the place where you wish to appear for the CET-2020, but BARTI reserves the right to allot any exam centre and the CET Place once allotted by BARTI will not be changed under any circumstances.

List of documents which will be required later –
  1. SSC certificate or Date of Birth Certificate. In case you have lost your birth certificate, apply for a duplicate one right away.

  2. Certificate of Graduation.

  3. Caste Certificate .

  4. Caste Validity Certificate.

  5. Income Certificate of parents (income from all the sources).

  6. Domicile Certificate.

  7. BARTI-DELHI-CET-2020 Admit card.

  8. Driving License/any other photo ID proof.

  9. Two Passport size photographs.

Important dates

  1. Online filling of application form: 26th February 2019 to 7th March 2019.

  2. Dowload E-Admit Card: 12th March2019 to 16th March 2019.

  3. Exam date for BARTI-DELHI-CET-2020: 17th March 2019.

Contact information for BARTI-DELHI-CET-2020

For any queries related to filling up the online application form or to download the Admit Card, etc call: 1800-212-005599 (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.).

General contact information

Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Research & Training Institute
28, Queen's Garden, Camp,
You can check the details in Marathi at

Best of luck to all the candidates!

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