How to become an IAS Officer – Guide

IAS – or called as Indian Administrative service a dream job for many in India. People often ask themselves ” How to become an IAS officer” and “what are the qualifications I should have to become an IAS officer”. And more ever you should be here by searching this term or related some other terms. Right ? Well.

So what is IAS ?

IAS is the most wanted premier job in the world as well as most toughest too.  In an year more than 9+ Lakhs peoples are applying to write this examination. But at last only 1000 aspirants got selected by Union public service commission which is an recruiting agency to conduct the examination and to select the  right candidate for the Government of India.

How to become an IAS

In this 1000 selected candidates, the top 150 rank holder’s posted may be posted as IAS. ( some times the service allotment may be change due to some reasons) Candidates those who have selected as IAS will be posted as Trainee collector, and  see gradually gets an chance to work as collector, commissioner, head of public sector units, chief secretary, cabinet secretary in his tenure.

How to become an IAS officer ?

To become an IAS officer, you should write “Civil Service Examination” which is held every year. This exam consists of 3 stages.

  1. Preliminary  examination
  2. Mains Examination
  3. Personal Interview

You should clear these 3 stages of examination. And after that, According to your marks scored in the Mains and Interview will be calculated and services will be allotted for you.

How to study or clear IAS examination

Though the IAS is the toughest of all exams and many of them call it as “Mother of all exams”. But a candidate who runs in the right path with good study materials, patience, right strategy, motivation and much more lands him in IAS. Most of the serious candidates start their preparation  8- 12 months  before the examination.

Finally reading and learning as a passion should be in-build on you, will make you an Success. We is trying to motivate peoples to enter into this service by providing best hand picked materials. You can also sign up  for our free email updates.

Eligiblity to appear in IAS (Civil service) Examination

  1. Candidate should  have an degree in any stream from the government approved institution .
  2. Final Year students can also apply for this examination.

IAS – Number of attempts

As per the UPSC notification,

General category candidate will will be permitted to write for 9 times.

For OBC  candidates its 6 times.

For SC/ST candidates unlimited attempt until the upper age limit.

IAS Exam – Age Limits

21 is the minimum age limit to write this examination. and the upper age limit will be 37 years.

This followed as

For General Category candidate – 32 years

For OBC candidate – 35 years

For SC/ST candidate – 37 years

For more details about the eligiblity you can check this UPSC official website.

IAS Exam Syllabus

As we discussed earlier, candidate should face, Preliminary, Mains and Interview. Preliminary consists of two compulsory papers like General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper – II.

General Studies Paper I comprises Indian Polity, Geography, Indian Economy, Science, History, Current Affairs.

General Studies Paper I comprises English, Basic Numeracy, Logical reasoning,General Mental ability.

Coaching for IAS

Anyone those who wants to become an IAS officer can join in coaching center or prepare in home by the use of websites like

We are sure that we have answered to your query ” How to become an IAS officer”. Don’t be saturated Work ! Work ! Work ! One day you will be as you like. Good Luck for your Future.

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