How to be an IAS Officer

Be an IAS: IAS(Indian Administrative Service) is one of the prestigious services among other services. To be an IAS officer you have to crack CSE(Civil Service Examination)which is conducted by UPSC. After getting this job you have to role diversely. You can get the posts like as Collector, Commissioner, chief secretary, cabinet secretary, etc.

How much handsome salary can an IAS get?

Salary: The salary of civil servants including Basic pay, DA, TA, HRA will increase experience basis. The basic pay of entry-level IAS officers is Rs.56100.The basic pay of Cabinet Secretary is fixed at Rs.2,50,000.

How are UPSC CSE stages?

The exam has 3 stages: they are discussed one by one.
1)The first stage of the exam – Preliminary (objective) – is usually conducted around June.
2)The second stage, Mains (written), is conducted around September-October
3)Those who clear Mains will have to face an interview/personality test during the March-May period.

What should be your Eligibility criteria to become an IAS?

Eligibility: All willing aspirants should be graduate in any subject from any recognized University/Institution. Final year candidates also apply for the exam.

What is your age limit?

Age: The minimum age limit starts from 21 years and it is fixed up to 32 years for general candidates. Upper age relaxation will be there as per govt norms.

How is your Civil Service Exam Pattern?

The Civil Services Preliminary exam comprises of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each(General Studies Paper 1 and Paper 2). The marks in prelims will not be counted just for qualifying for the main exam.
The written examination (main) will consist of the following nine papers, but only 7 papers will be counted for final merit ranking. For the rest two papers, the candidate should secure minimum marks prescribed by UPSC each year. The main exam has 1750 marks while interview has 275 marks.

What is the syllabus of paper 1 and paper 2?

Syllabus: I am trying to give you the syllabus of paper 1 and paper 2. Actually, I sat on this examination. That’s I know the pattern well.
Syllabus of paper 1:
1)Current events of national and international importance.
2)History of India and Indian National Movement.
3)Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
4)Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
5)Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
6)General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
7)General Science.
Syllabus of Paper 2:
2)Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
3)Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
4)Decision-making and problem-solving.
5)General mental ability.
6)Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. – Class X level).

Other information: However all this information may be beneficial but IAS or such type of exams such as IPS, IRS, IFS is not so easy to crack. Every year UPSC conducts Civil Service Exam where lakhs of candidates apply. By this exam, you have tested your ability rather than your knowledge. Basically, both knowledge and other ability tested.