How to become an IAS officer in 2021, 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.

You can also read the IAS Salary and Pay Scale

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

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The person who gets the job of an IAS work in the top position of the 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 makes this a 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 the main examinations and then those who will pass the mains examination will be allowed to attend the interview section.

More than 9 lakes candidates 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 the beginning.

Many candidates take 10 to 12 months of preparation before the examination date, but it is not possible for everyone that is why you should start preparing after your higher secondary education till your graduation gets completed.

What are the eligibility criteria for giving UPSC examinations to become an IAS?

There are few small criteria that 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.
  • The starting age of giving an IAS exam is 21.

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