IAS Toppers Testimonials


What our IAS Toppers have to say about us

I want to sincerely thanks A A Shah Institute for helping students aspiring for the civil services examination.

I have been following Bilquees Khatri Maam’s current affairs video to go through daily newspaper.

Also, interview experince at AAShah was helpful to get insights about UPSC Personality test.

Thankyou A A Shah Institute for the guidance and cordial environment.


Namita Sharma

AIR- 145, UPSC, CSE 2018

Namita Sharma Interview

Galave Machindra Uttam AIR 640 UPSC CSE 2018
Sathish Krishnan UPSC AIR 125 2017

It was indeed a pleasure being associated with A A Shah’s academy. It did indeed help me lay the founding stones of my civil service preparation. Thanks to the management, particularly Bilquees ma’am for the very encouraging and facilitating platform.

Arguably one of the best institutes in Mumbai for civil service coaching, the academy is good in terms of very cooperative and helpful faculties and staffs, library and other infrastructure facilities and accessibility.
The academy with it’s flexible and accommodating course structuring would be a good experience for any serious civil service aspirant.

Guidance Seminar for UPSC IAS aspirants by Mohd Nooh Siddiqui 2017 UPSC Topper with 326 Rank at A A Shah’s IAS at Mumbai.

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I thank A A Shah’s Institute for guidance in my preparation for civil services personality test. Mock interview and the detailed feedback helped me in identifying my areas of improvement. It gave me a sense of direction to answer questions with honesty, sincerity, confidence and humility.

Narendra Shah IAS 2015 AIR 2015

About A A Shah : It is the first and the only coaching  class which I undertook for General Studies. At that time it was a very new coaching and organized classes only on weekends. Despite of these constraints, it really oriented me for General Studies. They provide personal guidance for each student which leads to better confidence. I got to know the detailed booklist strategy and the type of questions asked in each topic. A A Shah gave me the confidence that GS can be prepared through minimal guidance and an establish name is not required. I want to thanks A A Shah and especially Bilquees Mam for all this.

Rahul Kumar AIR 312 UPSC CSE 2015


I want to express my sincere gratitude towards A A SHAHs IAS Institute (Mumbai) especially Bilquees Mam. I joined the coaching in 2010 when I was in IIT Bombay. She was the one who guided me during the initial stage of preparation. It was where my foundation for civil services started building up. Through the classes and insights provided by Bilquees mam, My resolved of choosing civil service became more firm. I would be always grateful to the Institute for my success.

Keep motivating new aspirants like me, especially in Mumbai (Where UPSC guidance is lacking).I wish the institute grows by leaps and bounds.

I am Kanchi Gupta, IRS (C&CE). I secured rank 418 in CSE 2015 and I am currently undergoing training.
I have been following Mrs. Bilquees Khatri′s youtube course on current affairs. Earlier, the videos would come along with her notes, however lately, the practice has been stopped. The series is indeed wonderful and is very helpful to me as well as a number of other students. Please make available the notes used in the videos on the website. In case this is part of a course, please brief me regarding the same.
Thanking you,
Kanchi Gupta
Assistant Commissioner (P)
Contact no : 088******67

I am thankful to A A Shah′s Ias and especially Bilkis Madam for preparing wonderful GS (Mains) Tests, thoroughly evaluating my answers, and providing me their valuable feedback which contributed to my success. — AJAY KUMAR 2012 AIR 135

{AJAY KUMAR is an MBA graduate working as Deputy Manager with CARE Ratings in Mumbai. He made his first attempt in UPSC Civil Services Examination in the year 2010 and qualified Prelims in his first attempt itself. However, he could not qualify Mains then. He did rigourous answer writing practice for Mains 2011, attempted all our scheduled 6 month Test Series Papers and got them evaluated by our eminent faculty. He has also, at times, patiently waited for the faculty to arrive to provide him detailed face to face analysis of his evaluated answer sheets.

In 2011 he secured AIR 679. To improve his rank, he re-attempted the examination in 2012 under the esteem guidance of our faculties and secured AIR 135.

This humble, honest and confident personality surely deserved success.


How to choose Optional Subject for IAS CSE by Toppers Sanjay Sutar AIR 238 and Prateek Thube AIR 248

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How to study for UPSC CSE by UPSC IAS Topper Prateek Thube (2012 AIR 248) at A A SHAHs IAS

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