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Seven ZFI Fellows cleared UPSC Mains 2012 (Results declared on 22 Feb 2013)

11 ZFI Fellows qualified for Civil Service Mains examination

UPSC results: 5 'ZFI Fellows' inducted into Civil Services

Apply for Prelims 2012 selection cycle

List of ZFI Fellows 2011

Selection of ZFI Fellows 2011 Batch

Kashmir Civil Services Orientation Program on June 12, 2010

Story of Shah Faesal - ZFI Fellow & All-India I.A.S. topper 2010

ZFI Candidate is All-India I.A.S. topper in Civil Services exam

Dates for Prelims 2011 selection cycle

Mock interviews for qualified 'ZFI Fellows' held

Selection of ZFI Fellows in 2009 UPSC Mains

August 2009 'UPSC Mains' success of ZFI Fellows


Temporary return of original certificates

Terms of ZFI Fellowship

ZFI selects and sponsors the coaching of a limited number of 'ZFI Fellows,' i.e. academically meritorious and financially deserving candidates with an interest in appearing for the highly competitive Civil Services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission of India (UPSC).

The Civil Services offer about 850 positions a year, out of a pool of 1,93,000 yearly candidates - i.e. 0.44% success rate.

Candidates are selected after an extensive application, test and interview process.

Candidates are encouraged to gain admission to premier coaching institutes of Delhi such as Vajiram, Synergy, Sri Ram, Ensemble, Interactions. Their fee is paid by ZFI directly to the institutes. They are provided accomodation and food at ZFI's hostels.


Per the 2007 Sachar Report prepared by the Indian Prime Minister's High Level Committee , India's largest minority group are Muslims - constituting 13.4% of the total population or about 150 million citizens - perhaps making them the second largest Muslim community in the world.

However, the Sachar Report found that this minority community lagged behind nearly all other groups in India, including the so-called 'untouchables,' in terms of social, economic and educational status.


The underprivileged status of India's minority Muslims is also seen in the Indian Civil Service - which is a crucial government organ overseeing implementation of national policy and resource allocation.

India's minority Muslims constituted 1% to 4.5% of the civil services, judiciary and government jobs - predominantly as clerical  or janitorial staff, despite being 13.4% of the population.

The ZFI Fellowship aims to alleviate the lack of representation in the Civil Services, via a merit-based approach.


To view list of 'ZFI Fellows' 1st Batch (Beginning 2007)

To view list of 'ZFI Fellows' 2nd Batch (Beginning 2008)

To view list of 'ZFI Fellows' 3rd Batch (Beginning 2009)

To view list of 'ZFI Fellows' 4th Batch (Beginning 2010)

To view list of 'ZFI Fellows' 5th Batch (Beginning 2011)

A list of competitive examinations conducted by the UPSC can be accessed by clicking here

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