FAQ's

Qn 1) “What are ClearIAS Classes?”

'ClearIAS Classes' are live and recorded classes - provided as part of the ClearIAS Online Classroom Program for IAS/IPS/IFS aspirants.


ClearIAS is reputed for the smart work approach to crack UPSC CSE. Over the last 9 years, we have helped hundreds of candidates succeed in various stages of the UPSC Civil Services Examination with flying colours.


ClearIAS Online Classroom Program is a new way of learning that includes live and recorded classes - under the direct guidance of expert faculties and mentors in India for the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE). 


Our Prelims cum Mains programs also include Personal Mentorship, Prelims Test Series, Mains Answer Writing Practise (AWP), Mains Test Series, Interview Guidance etc.


PS: For ClearIAS Online Classroom Program, we give admission only to a limited set of serious aspirants. One of our specialities is interactive 2-way classes with personal guidance. If not yet joined, enrol now and start the new way of learning!

Qn 2) "Why ClearIAS Classes?"

There are crucial gaps between the actual requirements of UPSC CSE and the methods followed by many aspirants. Lack of expert guidance has been seriously hampering the chances of many brilliant candidates.


ClearIAS aims to bridge this gap. We believe that proper training and mentorship can make a big difference. It can 10x your chance of success.


ClearIAS - started in 2012 - is one of the most trusted brands with respect to UPSC preparation. Many UPSC toppers thank ClearIAS for our role in their success. Around 1 million aspirants learn from the ClearIAS website every month. 


ClearIAS online learning platform is reputed for our guidance, online notes, videos, books, e-books, mock exams, mains answer writing practice, and interview guidance etc.


"ClearIAS Classes" is started upon the request of many serious aspirants who sought personal guidance from our team.


ClearIAS Team is led by our founder and mentor, Mr Alex Andrews George, the author of best-selling books like 'Important Judgments that transformed India' and 'Important Acts that transformed India'.


The vision of ClearIAS is to create the leaders of tomorrow. We help to find the leader in you.

Qn 3) “How can I join ClearIAS Classes?”

ClearIAS Classes are completely online. You just need to register and log in to this website to attend ClearIAS Classes.


For paid courses (live and recorded), you need to pay the fees to access the online classes. You can make the payment using a debit card, credit card, net banking or UPI apps.


Once joined, you will get access to all previous live classes in the course as recorded classes in your dashboard.
  • You can join now and get instant access to all already uploaded classes in the course.
  • You will get automatic access to upcoming classes, as per the course timetable.
  • You can attend classes at any convenient time before the validity end date.


You can attend ClearIAS Classes on a laptop or mobile. You can also attend ClearIAS Classes using ClearIAS mobile app.

Qn 4) “What are the timings of ClearIAS Classes?”

Classes are conducted mainly on weekdays - from Monday to Friday.


Usually, each class is of approx. 2-3 hour duration. Once joined, you will be intimated about the live class timetable. In case, if you are unable to attend the live class at the mentioned time, you can watch the recorded class.


We will provide recorded videos of the class within 24 hours after the class in your dashboard (website and app). We will also arrange doubt-clearing sessions later for those aspirants who missed the live class.


Note: On the Course page, we may list upcoming classes. We will also inform the students about the next classes using email, SMS, or WhatsApp.

Qn 5) “Apart from the video classes, what are included in the ClearIAS Courses?”

Apart from Video Classes, ClearIAS Courses also includes tests, study materials (PDFs), quizzes etc.


For the Prelims cum Mains Ultimate Batch, we also conduct Prelims Test Series, Mains Test Series and Mains Answer Writing Practice (AWP) along with the course.


Online mentorship is a special feature with respect to most of our plans.

Qn 6) “What makes ClearIAS Classes special?”

ClearIAS is unique in many aspects.


(1) Expert Training - ClearIAS Classes are conducted under the direct guidance of Mr Alex Andrews George, one of the expert Civil Service trainers in India. He is the author of two best-seller books for UPSC aspirants - 'Important Judgments that transformed India' and 'Important Acts that transformed India'.


(2) Well-structured curriculum - ClearIAS Classes are conducted by the best teachers in India. Our courses are designed to help aspirants learn faster in an organised way. 


(3) Mentorship - Get help from personal mentors who stand with you throughout the journey towards your goal.


(4) Vision - to create leaders of tomorrow with multi-dimensional knowledge, skills, and insights.


(5) Fees - premium service yet affordably priced; despite better features than similar platforms.


(6) Results - our results speak for themselves.

Qn 7) “Does ClearIAS provide offline classes?”

No. ClearIAS Classes are completely online. We are specialists in online education since 2012.

Qn 8) “What is the fees of ClearIAS Courses?”

ClearIAS Classes is a premium service of ClearIAS.


Despite the premium nature, ClearIAS is for everyone who needs our guidance.


We have created different packages to accommodate the needs of diverse aspirant requirements.


The fee of each online course is mentioned in the course description.

Qn 9) “Can I download ClearIAS Classes Videos?"

No. You are not permitted to download ClearIAS Classes Videos. We treat piracy very seriously.


PS: There is no need to download ClearIAS Classes. Each live class gets recorded automatically and the videos will be provided in your dashboard for future access.

Qn 10) “What is the medium of instruction of ClearIAS online classes?”

English. ClearIAS is a pan-India platform and hence we use simple English in our lectures. However, as most of the ClearIAS Classes will be PPT based, our lectures should be easily followed by even non-English medium students.

Qn 11) “How many times can I watch an individual video class?”

The number of times a video can be watched differs based on the plan/package you selected.


If you select the premium option, apart from the live class, each recorded class can be watched unlimited times from the dashboard before the validity expiry date.

Qn 12) “Can I pay the fees in instalments?”

ClearIAS does not provide an instalment payment facility directly.


However, EMI facility is provided by many banks - on credit cards and debit cards. This can be selected while making the payment.

Qn 13) “Where is the payment button?”

The 'Buy' button is given on the Courses Menu link. This is also provided on each course page.


Courses can be purchased using a debit card, credit card, UPI apps or net banking.


Once the payment is processed through the payment gateway, users will be re-directed back to the corresponding courses with instant access. The whole process hardly takes 1-2 minutes.

Qn 14) “Can you explain the payment process?”

It takes hardly 2 minutes to complete the registration and payment!


You can use a debit card/credit card/net banking/UPI for making the payment. Payment happens through a 100 per cent secure payment gateway (Razorpay).


If the transaction is successful, you will be re-directed back to cleariasclasses.com.


You will get instant and full access to the courses you paid for! You are now eligible to attempt not only the listed paid classes but also all the upcoming classes scheduled for the future.

Qn 15) How many devices from which I can attend ClearIAS Classes?

Unlimited. There are no such restrictions. You can attend ClearIAS Classes on a laptop or mobile. You can also attend ClearIAS Classes using ClearIAS mobile app.

Qn 16) “I have paid for the online course, where is the link to take ClearIAS Classes?”

Great! After payment, you will get instant access to the online classes. Just go to “Dashboard” and click the "Explore Course" button. Watch video classes one by one. More videos will be uploaded to the same page as per the schedule.

Qn 17) “Can I pay by direct cash deposit or money order?”

As of now, the supported modes of payment are net banking/debit card/credit card/UPI payments. Payments should be made through the payment button in cleariasclasses.com. If you face any difficulty with this mode, drop a mail to contactus[at]clearias.com so that our team will provide a solution.

Qn 18) “How long will I get access to my online course if I pay for ClearIAS Classes?”

The validity of each course is mentioned in its description.


Generally, Prelims cum Mains classes are valid until the next UPSC CSE Mains Exam. For example, the Prelims cum Mains course for UPSC CSE 2022 is valid until UPSC CSE Mains 2022.

Qn 19) “What will happen if my internet connection go down during a live class?”

If the problem is only for a short time, you are always advised to connect again quickly; you can continue the same class.


If you miss the class due to any unforeseen circumstances, you can always watch the recorded videos. You can clarify your queries with your mentor later.

Qn 20) “What will happen if I accidentally close the browser window during a live class?”

There is nothing to worry about. Once you connect again, you can continue the same live class. Later, you can also access the recorded video from the dashboard.