Who is An IAS officer? how to become an IAS officer

Posted by on April 17, 2020

How to be an IAS Officer Qualifications, steps, And Practice Material 

Friends, if you are reading this post then it is a matter of the fact that you also want to become an IAS officer, it is not impossible to become an IAS officer, if you have worked hard, then you will become an IAS officer one day.

Many of you people want to become engineers, and many people want to become doctors. Many of them want the chance to serve in their country by becoming IAS officers, so in this article today, we will know how IAS examinations are given. How many stages in the exam to complete. And what degree is required to study or what degree after intermediate, how is the Interview, and what strategy must be used to pass the IAS exam?

Friends, it is not so easy to become an IAS officer, but it is not impossible, you can pass the exam by working hard and studying smart.

Who is An IAS officer? What is the qualification required to become an IAS officer? Full information

The full name of IAS is called Indian Administrative Service, which is known as भारतीय प्रशासनिक सेवा in Hindi.  

UPSC conducts it every year for about 24 exams. As soon as you clear the UPSC exam, after that, you are sent to the IAS, IPS, and John of IRS, where DM District Magistrate and SDM post you. But apart from this, there are many posts, as soon as you clear the IAS exam, you are appointed to the position of IAS.

What are the age limits for becoming an IAS officer, and how many times can you attempt the IAS exam?

  •  If you are from India, Nepal, Bhutan, then you can give this exam.
  • You should be 21 to 32 years of age for general students, and for this category student, you can provide the IAS exam only six times.
  •  You have to be a graduate to give IAS exams, and you can be a graduate in any stream.
  •  The age for SC / ST should be from 21 to 36 years, and there is no attempt limit for students of this category as many times as they want to give the exam.
  •  The age for OBC should be from 21 to 35 years; students of this category can take the exam nine times.
  •  If you are physically disabled, then you have been kept from 21 to 42 years of age, and nine attempts have been given for general and OBC in this category, and there is no limit for st / sc.

How to become an IAS officer, what are the education steps of becoming an IAS officer?  

If you want to become an IAS officer, then firstly, you know which education you need to become an IAS officer.

  1.  Pass 12th – In the first stage, you have to pass intermediate. If you are still in high school, then it is also mandatory to intermediate. You can do with any subject or any stream.
  2. Graduating after 12th – If you have passed 12th, then it is necessary to graduate, you can graduate with any stream or subject.
  3. After graduation, you can APPLY in UPSC –  If you have done graduation, then you can apply for UPSC exam, or if you are in the final YEAR of graduation, then you can also apply if you have to give IAS, IPS and IRS exams, then you can use in UPSC. Because all these exams are Organise by UPSC.
  4. After applying in the UPSC – you have to clear three main exams, first of which the preliminary exam and second main exam and final Interview, then after that, you are appointed.
  5. First preliminary exam –  You have to pass the preliminary exam first, in which there are two papers, both papers are objective, which we know as multiple options, these papers will be of 200 200. to become an IAS officer, it is very important for you to pass the exam.
  6. Main exam –  As soon as you clear the first exam, after that you will have to clear the main exam which is very difficult, it consists of 9 papers which are given in writing, and it is also interviewed so that it can be eaten very well. It seems that this is one of the reasons that very few people are able to become IAS officers. If you want to get top rank in IAS, then you have to study carefully and work hard too. 
  7. The final stage is the Interview – If both your rounds have been cleared, then you have the last stage interview, which is about 45 minutes, which most people are not able to cross, check your IQ level in the Interview and you can select your Interview by asking tricky questions. It is funny because IAS is India’s most important civil service, can you handle the post of IAS.

How To Prepare For Interview?  UPSC Interview Preparation: Tips by Topper, Dhyanachandra Rank 47, CSE-2016  

Tips by Topper, Dhyanachandra Rank 47, CSE-2016 Finally interviews have started. There would definitely be a lot of commotion in any serious aspirants mind. Also, there would be a lot of confusion about how to go about it for the next few days. Here are a few things which you have to follow to get a decent score in the Interview:

 1. You are keeping the Number of mocks to a minimum. Mocks are important to improve one’s interview score. Giving say 5-6 mocks is advisable. Working on these mocks and getting yourself better is more important than merely running around for more Number of mocks. Good Scope in IAS.

2. Giving yourself time Interview is all about exposing your personality to the Board. All they are interested in is in “you” and your suitability for UPSC. So, think about yourself and come up with your thoughts about particular situations. 

3. Reading Newspaper: Keep reading daily Newspaper. It’s ok if you just go through newspapers daily and not read anything else. Questions sometimes are directly picked from Newspaper. 

4. Maintain a good diet and take deep rest. An interview is about your personality. You will be best when your mind is calm and relaxed. So take a decent diet and proper sleep throughout, especially the day before the Interview. Personally, I had lost my health two days before the Interview and was bedridden. 

So avoid taking outside food. It is a advised to take some fruits and chocolates with you inside UPSC and keep your hunger in control. Apart from these, there are some things which should be completed avoided. 

IAS Interview Preparation –

1. speculation There is no point in speculating about your Board and hence your marks. We cannot decide our boards anyway. So, better make up your mind to face any board. 1/3 Getting to master the background of board members and tuning your mind results is losing one’s originality in thinking. Keeping mind open during the Interview boosts your marks rapidly. 

2. Freaking out Getting scared about the Interview will spoil one’s mental health. It’s more important to remain calm and relaxed and showcase the knowledge we have. Honestly the UPSC board doesn’t want an officer who gets scared to even answer some simple questions posed by them. 

3. Overtly confident Being and appearing confident is good, but care should be taken not to appear arrogant and stubborn. You were balancing your behaviors very important. Arrogance is much worse than feeling scared and hence even more dangerous for Interview. 

4. Reading too much. An interview is not to check your domain knowledge, which has already been tested in Mains. The whole purpose of the Interview is to know if one can articulate the knowledge one has with clarity and precision. . Finally, What to do on the D – day?

1. Wake up with a smile. After all, you deserved this day. The confidence you carry is visible in your smile. Walk like an officer to the Interview because, after the Interview, you are going to be the one. 


2. Talk prudently There is no point in talking too much and lose out energy by involving in lengthy discussions. You have only 1 or 2 hours to wait. The fact is that one cannot revise and talk about current affairs issues within just 2 hours. 

3. Document verification formalities – not so severe. It’s always good to have all documents ready and in place to submit. But in case you miss out, don’t freak out. UPSC gives sufficient time to send them later. 

4. Be on time. Coming late and loosing out is the last thing that could ever happen to any aspirant. So be on time. 

5. Talk to your friends, giving Interviews to the same Board. 2/3 Focus here is to calm yourself. Smile and exchange greetings with them. Discussing about UPSC facts is not necessary.  


Sometimes you may feel that you have forgotten everything and feel empty in your head—nothing to worry about this because that’s a common issue with most candidates. Content will come out when needed. 

To sum up, no doubt interview is an important step to become an IAS, but that doesn’t mean you have to worry too much and spoil such a great opportunity available to you. You have worked really hard to reach here. An interview is just one more step. Keep your emotions in control. 

It’s time to show UPSC that not only you know how to tackle multiple choices ( Prelims) and writing skills ( Mains), but you are good with words and prevention skills too. After all, UPSC is searching for an aspirant who can do the best to showcase these. All the best for your Interview. Do well. Regards DHYANACHANDRA HM IAS -2017


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