How to become an IAS officer in 2018, Step By Step Guide in Simple Words


The Full form of IAS is Indian administrative services. IAS is one of the top and core service of India and the top rankers who secures best marks are only eligible for IAS.To get into the IAS, you will have to give the “UPSC held Civil Services Examination”. It is a common exam for getting into the IAS, IPS etc.

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IAS is top service among other 24 services which comes under UPSC services like





IES etc.

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The person who gets job of an IAS work on top position of country like



Chief Secretary

Cabinet secretary

Head of public sector unit

And other prestigious jobs in the country. Becoming an IAS is not an easy task, but yes, if you have spirit, then it is also not impossible. The job of IAS gives you the chance to make a difference in the livelihood of the Indians and help many Indians which make this prestigious job.

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To become an IAS, you have to first give an entrance exam which is popularly known as UPSC civil service exam in short CSE. UPSC exam is divided into three parts i.e

Preliminary examinations
Mains examination
Interview section

The people who will clear preliminary exams will be allowed to attend main examinations and then those who will pass mains examination will be allowed to attend interview section. More than 9 lakes candidate appear for the exam of UPSC CSE every Year, but only 1000 will be selected for 24 services of UPSC. The top few hundred candidates are selected as an IAS.

How to clear the civil service examinations?

To clear civil service, examination or an IAS exam candidates are advised that they should have a good strategy from beginning. Many candidates take 10 to 12 months of preparation before examination date, but it is not possible for everyone that is why you should start preparing after you higher secondary education till your graduation gets completed.

What is the eligibility criteria of giving UPSC examinations to become an IAS?

There are few small criteria which everyone has to follow, these are
  • The candidate must be a citizen of India
  • You should not be more than 32 years of age in case of open category and 35 if  reserved category
  • The candidate must be a graduate in any  field or stream.
  • Starting age of giving an IAS exam is 21.

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  1. Sreejith says

    Nice information.Thank you.

  2. Seema taj says

    Sir I m studying bsc in agri biotechnology whether I m eligible to write upsc exam

  3. Yamunesh says

    Hello, aap pehle mujhe prelims ki ,phir mains ki preparation ke baare me batae. My sub in mains will be history,public administration

  4. Bhatlawande shubham suresh says

    nice information. thanks for it

  5. Pooja says

    Hello sir I m studying bca I really want to do gud fr the nation

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