IAS

The Indian Administrative Service is popularly referred to as the IAS and was formally constituted in 1947. It is the premier service in India and offers an attractive and challenging career. There is fame and glamour also associated with this service for those who have excell in their posts. Even though most people think being the District Magistrate or Collector is the most powerful and glamorous post, an IAS holds power at all levels of his/her job. IAS is the service that places the officer right at the top of any government organization. If you are a determined person you can change a lot of things as an IAS officer.

1.Q What is Indian Administrative Service (IAS)?
A IAS is the short form of Indian Administrative Service. It is one of the prestigious services among the 24 services like IPS, IFS etc for the which the UPSC conduct Civil Services Examination (CSE) for selecting the candidates. An officer selected into the Indian Administrative Service gets exposure in very diverse roles like the collector, commissioner, head of public sector units, chief secretary, cabinet secretary etc. Not only the experience and challenges but also the scope of making positive changes in the life of millions in India makes IAS a unique career choice.

2.Q How to become an IAS officer?
A Even though the exam to be undertaken is popularly known as IAS exam, it is officially called UPSC Civil Services Exam. The UPSC CSE consists of 3 stages – Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Getting into Indian Administrative Service is not easy considering the competition involved, but not impossible for a candidate with right attitude and approach.

3.Q IAS Exam Eligibility Criteria
A The educational qualification needed to appear in UPSC CSE is a degree (graduation) in any subject. Final year students can also apply. Aspirants may go through the article to the eligibility criteria for writing UPSC CSE exam.

4. Q Exam Age Limits
A The minimum age to appear for UPSC Civil Services Exam is 21 years. Upper age limit for General category is 32 years, for OBC it is 35 years while for SC/ST it is 37 years.

GENERAL STUDIES SCHEDULE

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Syllabus

Exam Pattern

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