Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the Civil Services Examination and one of the toughest competitive exams in India conducted by Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment of officers for the All India Administrative civil service.
The Indian Administrative Service is the premier administrative civil service of the Government of India. IAS is the highest administrative post among the 24 services like IPS, IFS etc. IAS is the permanent bureaucracy in India and forms a part of the executive branch.
IAS is one of the three All India Services, its cadre can be employed by both the Union Government, the State Governments and public-sector undertakings. IAS officer is given administrative command of an entire district as a District Collector. IAS officers also represent Government of India at international level in bilateral and multilateral negotiations.
Everything about IAS Exam (UPSC) – Preparation Strategy, Syllabus, Eligibility, Optional Subjects, Previous Paper, Books, Schedule, Cut off, Resources.
Every year Union Public Service Commission conducts Civil Services Exams across India. There are around 10 lakhs forms received by UPSC from aspirants of IAS Exam. Out of which on an average 60% appears in PT. This article will help you to understand all about IAS exam.
10 times of total vacancy is called for mains written test and 3 times of total vacancy is called for interview.
Eligibility Criteria to apply the Civil service Exam:
To apply for this examination, you should must eligible in certain criteria, as we know that eligibility is an entry point in any examination.The candidate must be a citizen of India.
The candidate should have a degree from Central, State or Deemed University. Degree from Correspondence Education or distance education, the open university is also accepted.
The candidate age must be 21 years old and not must be greater than 32 years old. For Open category is restrict to 32 years, for OBC category is restrict to 35 years and for SC/ST it is restricted to 37 years old.
Number of attempts is limited, for Open category it is limited to 6 attempts, for OBC category it is limited to 9 attempts and for SC/ST candidate there is no limitation (Any number of attempts).
Selection ProcessThere are three stages of selection process –
Mains Written Exam
Number of vacancies are notified by UPSC which remains around 700-1000 for civil services. But only top 70-100 candidates are allotted Indian Administrative Service. Indian Police Service is second most opted choice among services, third is Indian Foreign Service, Fourth is Indian Revenue Services and then other civil services follows.
Preliminary TestPT is conducted in the month of August for which form and notification released by the Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi in the minth of February.
PT exam has Two papers of 100 questions and 80 questions to be finished in two hours each.