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NEWS ZFI Fellowship Application Form & Terms About Coaching Centre Past Batches
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Civil Services 2018

›  List of ZFI Fellows successful at UPSC civil services Mains Exam
   Result announced on 10 January 2018

     [Posted Jan 10,2018 click here

›  Application procedure for Selection of ZFI Fellows 2018
     [Posted Dec 15,2017 click here

Civil Services 2017


›  ZFI Bhopal Orientation for Civil Services held on 03 Dec 2017
   650 registered candidates attended from across Madhya Pradesh

     [Posted Dec 3,2017 click here

›  ZFI’s Civil Services Orientation Programs at Lucknow & Bhopal
   Rashtriya Sahara Urdu mein Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood Sb ke mazmoon
   batareekh 23 Nov ba’unwaan “Civil Services Orientation ka Bhopal Model”
   ka audio mulahiza farmayen. Voice: Dr. Afaque Nadeem Khan, Assistant
   Professor, College of Teacher Education MANUU, Bhopal

     [Posted Nov 28,2017 click here

›  ZFI has entered into a collaboration with MP Waqf Board to begin
   civil services work in WB premises at Bhopal. And to advise MPWB
   reg it’s project of establishing Islamic University in Bhopal

     [Posted Nov 14,2017 click here

›  ZFI Prez addressed civil services aspirants at Central Haj Committee,
   Mumbai. Dr Maqsood Ahmad Khan, CEO, CHC had invited him.
   Earlier, indoor meeting was held with him to mull over improving
   CHC’s civil services methodology. 11 Nov 2017.

     [Posted Nov 12,2017 click here

›  Additional List of 17 candidates dated 22 September 2017
     [Posted Sep 22,2017 click here

›  ZFI Prez speaking at Islamic University if Science & Technology,
   Awantipora, Kashmir 28 Aug 2017

     [Posted Aug 29,2017 click here

›  ZFI's Civil Services orientation program held in Allahabad on 13 August 2017
     [Posted Aug 16,2017 click here

›  ZFI Fellows 2017-18 - Additional List of 11 candidates
   dated 11 August 2017

     [Posted Aug 12,2017 click here

›  Twenty two candidates of Zakat Foundation of India
   have passed the UPSC Prelims Examination 2017 result
   for which was declared on 28 July 2017

     [Posted July 29,2017 click here

›  Civil Services Felicitation - Greetings by
   Maulana Mahmood Madani of Jamiatul Ulema

     [Posted June 24,2017 click here

›  ZFI Fellows Felicitation 2017 and Presentation
     [Posted June 21,2017 click here

›  ZFI Prez message to ZFI Fellows joining civil service
     [Posted June 21,2017 click here

›  Zinda har ek cheez hai koshish-e natamaam se
   (Rashtriya Sahaya 8 June 2017)

     [Posted June 08, 2017]  click here

›  Meet ex-IRS Officer Whose NGO Trains Kashmiri Youths
   to Clear UPSC Exam

     [Posted June 02, 2017]  click here

›  16 ZFI Fellows selected for Civil Services (UPSC Result declared on 31 May 2017)
     [Posted May 31, 2017]  click here

›  محمّد دانش کا زکاة فاؤنڈیشن کی جانب سے انتخاب
     [Posted May 28, 2017]  click here

›  List of ZFI Fellows selected for civil services coaching session 2017-18
     [Posted May 19, 2017]  click here

›  ZFI's Civil Services Selection: List of candidates who have qualified for interview
   on 30 April 2017 click here

     [Posted Apr 29, 2017]  click here

›  Written Test for annual selection of ZFI Fellows held in New Delhi - 29.04.2017
     [Posted Apr 29, 2017]  click here

›  Meeting regarding new expanded Sir Syed Coaching & Guidance Centre
   for Civil Services

     [Posted Apr 13, 2017]  click here

›  Written Test in Mallapuram on 03 May. Interview of shortlisted candidates on 04 May.
   Venue: Malabar Dental College & Research Centre, Manoor,
   Chekanoor Road , Edappal, Malappuram.

     [Posted Apr 6, 2017]

›  Written Test at Srinagar will be held on 15 May at 9am. Based on written test,
   the shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on 16 May at 9 am.
   Venue: Vitasta School of Law & Humanities, Near Mahindra Showroom,
   Pohru Crossing Nowgam, Bye Pass, Srinagar, Kashmir 190015

›  In Kolkata, the Written Test (& Interview of shortlisted candidates) will be held on
   11 May 2017 at 9am
   Venue: Aliah University (Main Campus), ll-A/27, Action Area II
   Newtown, Kolkata, 700156

›  We could not get any help hence no centre at Kishanganj.

›  ZFI's UPSC Civil Services interview preparation rehearsals
   March April 2017

     [Posted Mar 11, 2017]  click here

›  18 ZFI Fellows successful - UPSC Mains Result 2016 declared
     [Posted Feb 22, 2017]  click here

›  ZFI Civil Services Application Procedure & Terms
     [Posted Feb 9, 2017]  click here

Civil Services 2016

›  Civil Services Orientation
   Some of the persons who have so far organized Civil Services Orientation
   Program in their districts and invited ZFI to address the audience:

   Allahabad (UP) Mr Ehsanullah Khan 9450621486
   Alwar (Rajasthan) Mr Noor Mohammad 9413304746
   Bijapur (Karnataka) Dr Khalid Muqeem 9945129415
   Pune (Maharashtra) Mr A. J. Khan 9423016100
   Jaipur (Rajasthan) Sri A. R. Khan 9414028599

     [Posted July 27, 2016]

›  ZFI Fellows 2016-17 - Additional List
     [Posted July 22, 2016]  click here

›  ZFI President addressed civil services orientation program
   at Allahabad on 17 July 2016

     [Posted July 18, 2016]  click here

›  List of ZFI Fellows selected for 2016-17 (on the basis of test & interview conducted
   May/June 2016 at Srinagar, Calicut, Kolkatta & New Delhi)

     [Posted June 4, 2016]  click here

›  List of Candidates to be interviewed on 2nd June 2016
     [Posted June 1, 2016]  click here

›  ZFI Civil Services Test to select candidates for Prelims 2017
   was held in Kolkata on 28 May 2016

     [Posted May 29, 2016]  click here

›  Selection Test for ZFI Civil Services Fellowship 2017 held at Calicut (Kerala)
   on 21st May 2016

     [Posted May 14, 2016]  click here

›  ZFI Selection Test was held in Srinagar on 14 May 2016
     [Posted May 14, 2016]  click here

›  17 ZFI Fellows finally selected in Civil Services - Click here for the List
     [Posted May 11, 2016]  click here

›  Age Limit extended to 27 years in Selection Procedure of ZFI Fellows 2016
   (For Prelims 2017)

›  ANNOUNCED: Selection Procedure of ZFI Fellows 2016 (for Prelims 2017)
     [Posted Apr 19, 2016]  click here

›  List of 32 candidates who have been given interview rehearsals
   (usually 2-3 each) by ZFI during Feb-April 2016, preparing them for
   UPSC Civil Services interviews 2016

     [Posted Apr 15, 2016]  click here

›  ZFI Prez addressing civil services aspirants of Maharashtra in Mumbai
   [Posted Dec 30, 2015]  click here

Selection of ZFI Fellows 2016 - Phase I
[Posted Dec 09, 2015]  click here

Civil Services 2015

ZFI's All-Rajasthan Civil Services Orientation held at Jaipur on 09 Aug 2015
[Posted Aug 10, 2015]  click here

Government not at fault for low Muslim presence in bureaucracy)
[Posted Aug 01, 2015]  click here

ZFI Fellowship Batch of 2015-16 (Part III)
[Posted July 31, 2015]  click here

Kerala to explore helping ZFI's civil services centre in Delhi
[Posted July 26, 2015]  click here

ZFI-Fellows-turned-officers 2015 felicitated
[Posted July 23, 2015]  click here

Kerala Civil Services Orientation - Malappuram - 26 July 2015
[Posted July 6, 2015]  click here

Rajasthan Civil Services Orientation - Jaipur - 9th Aug 2015
[Posted July 6, 2015]  click here

Iftar in ZFI Civil Services Hostel, New Delhi
[Posted July 5, 2015]  click here

15 ZFI Fellows finally selected to join Civil Services
(UPSC Result declared on 04 July, 2015)

[Posted July 4, 2015]  click here

ETV - ZFI Civil Services Success news
[Posted July 4, 2015]  click here

ZFI Fellowship Batch of 2015-16 (Part II)
[Posted June 14, 2015]  click here

Students selected to appear at Interview on 14 June 2015
[Posted June 13, 2015]  click here

UPSC 2015 Interviews - Highlights of ZFI Fellow Ruha Shadab's interview
[Posted June 12, 2015]  click here

ZFI Fellowship Batch of 2015-16 (Part I)
[Posted May 12, 2015]  click here

List of candidates selected as ZFI Fellows 2015-16 shall be uploaded on 10 May 2015
[Posted April 27, 2015]

List of selected candidates for Interview on Sunday, 26 April, 2015
April 25, 2015]  click here

9 ZFI Fellows qualify for UPSC Civil Service Personality Test 2015.
April 18, 2015]  click here

ZFI Fellows' interaction with ex-panelist, UPSC Civil Services Interview Board

Civil Services orientation (Pune) 14.12.2014
[Posted Jan 17, 2015]  click here

Application procedure Closed for Selection of ZFI Fellows 2015
Civil Services Exam 2016


1. Selection Procedure

On the last Saturday of April every year, an All India Level Entrance Test is held from 9am onward at God’s Grace School (North Campus), Abul Fazal Enclave (D Block), Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110025.

Result of this written test is declared the same evening by 7 PM at

Short listed candidates are interviewed the next day (last Sunday of April) from 10:00 am at CISRS House, 14 Jangpura-B, Mathura Road, Opp. Rajdoot Hotel, New Delhi.

(a) Technical Graduates (medicine, engineering, chartered accountancy, law, and the like) and Post graduates in any field, aged 19-24 years (as on 01 Sept of the year in which the UPSC Prelim Exam will be held for which the selection procedure is organized) are invited to apply online only. The deadline for online application expires at midnight on the Monday falling immediately before the last Saturday of April. No monetary allowance is admissible for appearing at the test and interview.

3. Selection Procedure
Candidates have to appear (in English medium only) for written test of 1 hr 15 minutes and interview as follows:

(A) Written:
(i) General Studies & Aptitude 100 Marks
(on the pattern of UPSC Cvil Services Prelims Exam)

(ii) Essay - 150 words 50 Marks
(B) Interview 50 Marks

Please paste one passport size recent photograph on a printout of the email information that's received by you from ZFI in respect of the selection procedure and also sign this paper. This will be your admit card.

Also bring a Govt issued ID proof (Adhaar Card, Election Card, Passport or Driving License).

The selected candidates are required as follows:

4. Joining
a) To report to ZFI office at CISRS House, 14 Jangpura-B, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110014 at 10 am in June or July next on a date to be notified to the selected candidates.

Depositing the Originals
b) To deposit all their original marksheets plus certificates and degrees with ZFI - from matriculation to post-graduation. These will be returnable on or after 31 May of the year that falls two years after the year during which the selected ZFI Fellow joins ZFI.

c) If, for any reason, a candidate needs that any or all of the degrees/certificates be returned to him/her earlier, then the entire amount incurred on his/her coaching & residence by ZFI shall be refunded by him/her to ZFI before any of the degrees/marksheets/certificates can be returned to him/her. Also, for this purpose, application shall be emailed to ZFI in prescribed form.

d) Please bring 2 passport size recent photographs and

e) A copy of the Govt issued ID proof (Adhaar Card, Election Card, Passport or Driving License) duly signed by yourself.

5. Hostel:
i) In New Delhi, the ZFI Fellows will have to compulsorily live in the accommodation provided by ZFI.

ii) For accommodation, to be provided by ZFI, each male ZFI Fellow will have to pay ZFI at the subsidized rate of Rs. 2,000/- per month. Full amount of Hostel charges for 20 months (Rs.40,000/-) will have to be deposited through bank draft payable in New Delhi in advance at the time of registration before joining the Fellowship.

iii) In the gentlemen's hostel, the kitchen is equipped with gas cylinder, cooking utensils and a cook. The cooking material has to be jointly and mutually funded by the ZFI Fellows.

iv) Lady ZFI Fellows will be provided food from the hostel against payment.

6. Security Deposit:
In addition, at the time of registration before joining, each candidate will have to deposit a bank draft of Rs. 25,000/- favoring ZAKAT FOUNDATION OF INDIA payable at New Delhi as security deposit, returnable not earlier than 31 May of the year that falls two years after the year during which the selected ZFI Fellow joins ZFI. Behind the bank draft please write the candidate's full name & parent's names.

7. Affidavit:
Each ZFI Fellow will have to file an affidavit with ZFI, as per prescribed contents.

8. Financial Assistance for Coaching
Taking into consideration the candidate's and his/her financial capacity, ZFI will sponsor the coaching fees to the maximum extent of ninety percent of the net amount payable by ZFI to any coaching institute. The balance amount will be deposited in advance (with the ZFI) by the ZFI Fellow. In case the ZFI agrees also to sponsor the Test Series, this percentage will come down to eighty.

9. ZFI's decision is final
By applying for ZFI Fellowship the candidate is presumed to accept the condition and solemnly affirm that in all matters the decision of ZFI shall be final and binding on him/her.

10. Sanction against non-compliance:
In case a candidate, after his/her selection, ever refuses to comply with any of these requirements, his/her security in the form of bank draft shall be forfeited in addition to any other fine/penalty leviable by ZFI none of which shall be questioned in any administrative/legal/judicial proceeding.

11. Welcome on board:
The ZFI Fellows are required to select the coaching institutes as per their optional subject requirement and inform the details through email at civil within ten days. They candidates are taken under the joint guidance and supervision of Zakat Foundation of India, Aishabai Trust and Interfaith Coalition for Peace in order to help them properly prepare for the Preliminary, Mains, and Interview for Personality Test for the UPSC Civil Services Examination. They are expected to treat themselves not as guests of ZFI. Instead, they would do their best to ensure that this short association of 20 months or so turns into an asset for both.

Civil Services 2014

ZFI Fellows so far selected for various services in different years
[Posted July 15, 2014]  click here

13 ZFI Fellows inducted into Civil Services per final 2014 results
[Posted June 12, 2014] 
click here

ZFI Civil Service Orientation Program at Luc know 19 Oct 2014
[Posted Oct 20, 2014]  click here

Eleven Candidates of Zakat Foundation of India have qualified in the UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2014 whose result has been declared today (13 Oct 2014)
[Posted Oct 13, 2014]  click here

by Shuayb Nur - for queries write to: with copy to
[Posted June 23, 2014]  click here>

List of candidates selected as ZFI fellows 2014 for civil services
[Posted Apr 13, 2014]  click here

List of candidates selected for Interview to be held on Sunday, 13 April 2014
[Posted Apr 12, 2014]  click here

ZFI Civil Services Interview Rehearsals 03 April 2014
[Posted April 4, 2014]  click here

Civil Services 2013

8 ZFI fellows clear UPSC Mains Exam
[Posted Mar 14, 2014]  click here>

Malyalam commentary on ZFI Reception for it's successful candidates
[Posted September 03 2013]  click here>

Meet the newly recruited civil services officers
[Posted September 01 2013]  click here>

Zakat Foundation helps Muslims crack civil services exam
Times of India 30 August 2013
[Posted August 30 2013]  click here>

Civil Services Exam 2014 - Selection of ZFI Fellows 2013
[Posted Apr 28 2013]  click here>

Civil Services Exam 2014 - Selection of ZFI Fellows 2013
[Posted Apr 27 2013]  click here>

Seven ZFI Fellows cleared UPSC Mains 2012 (Results declared on 22 Feb 2013)
[Posted Feb 22 2013]  click here>

ZFI Fellows 2013 (Civil Services Exam 2014)
[Posted Jan 6 2013] click here>

Civil Services 2012

ZFI Fellows Batch 2012 - Meeting with successful ZFI Fellows of last year
[Posted Sep 22 2012] click here>

Successful ZFI Fellows 4th Batch greeted
[Posted Sep 02 2012] click here>

….. 13th century Persian Sufi poet
[Posted Sep 02 2012] click here>

[Posted August 29 2012] click here>

List of ZFI Fellows Selected for Interview of Civil Services 2012 at Malappuram at 07:30am on 29 Aug 2012
[Posted August 28 2012] click here>

Kashmir Civil Services Orientation Program, 17 June 2012
[Posted June 20 2012] click here>

Four ZFI Fellows Finally Selected
(UPSC Civil Services Result 2012 Declared)
[Posted May 04 2012] click here>

List Of ZFI Fellows 2012
[Posted Apr 29 2012] click here>

Terms of ZFI Fellowship.
[Posted June 10 2011]
click here>

Limited Exam for IPS - Delhi High Court Proceedings: Urdu/English
[Posted Mar 29 2012] click here>

Civil Services Examination 2013 - ZFI Fellows - Selection Schedule 2012.
[Posted Dec 30 2011] click here>

Civil Services 2011

11 ZFI Fellows qualified for Civil Service Mains examination. click here >

UPSC results: 5 'ZFI Fellows' inducted into Civil Services. click here >

Apply for Prelims 2012 selection cycle. click here >

List of ZFI Fellows 2011. click here >

Selection of ZFI Fellows 2011 Batch. click here >

Kashmir Civil Services Orientation Program on June 12, 2010. click here >

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

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

Dates for Prelims 2011 selection cycle. click here >

Mock interviews for qualified 'ZFI Fellows' held. click here >

Selection of ZFI Fellows in 2009 UPSC Mains. click here >

August 2009 'UPSC Mains' success of ZFI Fellows click here >


Temporary return of original certificates click here > MSWord

Terms of ZFI Fellowship click here >

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 (link 1, link 2),
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) click here >

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

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

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

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



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

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Zakat Foundation of India - Sir Syed Coaching & Guidance Centre

سول سروس : ابتدائ تیاری کا بیجاپور ماڈل
Civil Service: Ibtedaaee tayyari ka Bijapur model

(Roznama Sahara
19 May 2016)

سول سروسز: اپنی دنیا آپ پیدا کر اگر زندوں میں ہے
Civil Services: Apni duniya aap paida kar agar zindon mein hai

(Roznama Sahara
9 July 2015)

سول سروسز میں ہماری شمولیت کی اہمیت
Civil services mein hamari shumuliat ki ahammiyat

(Roznama Sahara
23 April 2015)



VIDEO: VIDEO: Watch 2010 IAS Topper & ZFI Fellow SHAH FAESAL, currently District Magistrate in J &K, discuss his road to success click here >

Former ZFI Fellow Mohd Shahid Alam, now in IFS, currently Dy. Consul General, Indian Consulate in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

Mohd. Ali Shihab, IAS




'Sachar Report' (Prime Minister's Office) on Social, Economic and Educational Status of India's Minority Community. click here >

Summary of 'Sachar Report.' click here >