How to become an IAS Officer?

How to become an IAS Officer

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How to become an IAS Officer?

Dear Aspirants,

Indian Administration Services, IAS is one of the most sought out exams in the nation. Qualifying this exam will need sheer determination and constant committed efforts.

Check your eligibility

  • The candidate should be an Indian citizen
  • Age limit- not more than 32 years for general category & 35 years for reserved categories
  • Education qualification- Graduate in any stream

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How to become an IAS officer?

Step 1: Check eligibility (refer to the above section)

Step 2: Qualify the Civil Services Examination (refer to the section below for details)

Step 3: After cracking the exam, select your category for the job, i.e., IAS and wait for the further notification from UPSC.

Explained Step 2: Qualify the Civil Services Examination

Exam Type: Steps during the Civil Services Examination Tips to Prepare
Level 1: Qualify UPSC Preliminary Examination Prepare General Studies very well (check our website for a detailed article on How to prepare General Studies for UPSC exam)

For optional subjects-

The selected syllabus is given separately.

Revise your graduation subjects properly

Newspapers should become your bible

Level 2: Qualify UPSC Mains Examination Essay & paper writing are very important.

Develop reading and writing habit.

Increase your speed of writing.

Level 3: Appear for the interview round Presence of mind is the most important element.

Be confident.

Be fluent in English.

Listen to every question carefully & take your time to answer it correctly.

Maintain your eye contact with the interviewer.

Keep your technical knowledge intact.

When to start preparation and how much time should be devoted to studies?

  • Serious candidates should start preparing at least 12 months in advance.
  • Start with 3 hours a day. Extend up to 8-9 hours a day. Focus on quality instead of quantity.

Books to study from:

  • Inputs from toppers of previous years
  • Free online study materials for UPSC
  • NCERT books of 6th to 10th
  • Government publications

Remember, IAS or Indian Administrative Service is the most prestigious one among all. An officer who gets selected into the IAS category can serve into diverse roles, such as, head of public sector units, collector, chief secretary, commissioner, cabinet secretary and many more.

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  • kirandeep kaur

    General knowlegde of only about india or world is essential for this . And what reservation is for handicapped students?