I have been now asked this question “n” number of times by ” |_ (n/x) _ |” number of people .
1 . Ask them course detail
Ask them the pedagogy . If a coaching institute has not prepared it , then you can guess the seriousness they carry in coaching . In Civil Services the most important is planning . Ask for the plan ( Demand for it ) . And dont settle for vague answers . Let it be on paper , like what part of portions will get covered when , etc etc etc .
2. Based on your convinence choose the batch .
If you are working / not working etc
3. Speak to the Teacher / Instructor
Most of the time you join coz of some name . Dont do the mistake , go personally and meet the Instructor and teacher and see if he is really commited and ready to go a extra mile to help you . This is the most important characteristic of the teacher which will benifit you . In fact this is the only exam where current affairs makes a difference . Generally the older gen teachers tend to be complacent with happenings of today . Check if he is in today’s context …
4. Check if they have any Test Series to evaluate
Coaching should never be a sink , It should be a coninuous process and feedbacks are very important .
So kindly do check following points before you join , so that you wont regret later .