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I want to know the responsibility of an IAS officer and about the administration of our country

I want to serve my country and i want to earn good money and lead a happy life in about 15 to 20 years

I want to become a IAS officer and earn good money and take good care of my parents i score good marks in science and mathematics we have got options to chose in ninth and i want to know which subject and the subject are computers home science and physica #ias #india #career

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Jordan’s Answer

Hey Shalika!

I wanted to be sure to direct you to a couple other Q&A threads on CareerVillage.org that will be SUPER helpful for you to read.

How to become an IAS officer:




Additional insightful Q&A threads on CV about IAS:

Tips on preparing for IAS exams:



I hope reading the advice on these threads is helpful! I'd encourage you to read through them in detail and then asking more specific questions about the process or the experiences of others on CareerVillage.org from there. Good luck!!

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Brinda’s Answer

Hi. It is a good career choice.

Functions of an IAS officer broadly include:

* Collection of revenue and function as Courts in revenue matters.
* Maintenance of law and order.
* Function as Executive Magistrate.
* Function as Chief Development Officer (CDO)/District Development Commissioner.
* Supervision of implementation of policies of State Government and Central Government.
* To travel to places to oversee implementation of policies.
* Supervision of expenditure of public funds as per norms of financial propriety.
* In the process of policy formulation and decision making, IAS officers at various levels like Joint Secretary, Deputy Secretary etc. make their contributions and the give final shape to policies.
* To handle the daily affairs of the government, including framing and implementation of policy in consultation with the minister-in-charge of the concerned Ministry;

For the optional you can always choose one in the Science and Mathematics background, if it is your strength.

All the best !


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Tarun’s Answer

In addition to the above points below are the major functions of IAS Officers:

1. The IAS handles affairs of government, which involves the framing and implementation of policy in consultation with the concerned Minister.
2. Implementation of policies calls for supervision and also traveling to the places where the decisions taken are being implemented.
3. Implementation entails disbursement of funds, which calls for personal supervision.
4. The officers are answerable to the Parliament and State Legislatures for any irregularities that may occur.
5. The functions and responsibilities of an IAS officer change at different points of his/her career.
6. All the beginning of their career IAS officers join the state administration at the sub-divisional level, as a sub-divisional magistrate, and look after law and order, general administration and development work in the area under their charge.
7. The post of the District Officer variously known as District Magistrate, district Collector or Deputy Commissioner is the most prestigious an identifiable post held by the members of the service.
8. At the district level, these officers are mainly concerned with district affairs, including implementation of developmental programs.
9. During the normal course of a career, the officers also serve in the State Secretariat or as Heads of Departments or in Public Sector Undertakings.
10. Officers may move from positions at the State, under deputation, to the Centre and back again.
11. At the top of the hierarchy of IAS officers at the Centre is the Cabinet Secretary followed by Secretary/Additional Secretary, Joint Secretary, 12. Director, Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary. These posts are filled according to seniority.
13. The main work of IAS officers at the Centre, involves formulation and implementation of policies pertaining to a particular area e.g., finance, commerce, etc.
14. In the process of policy formulation and decision making, officers at various levels like joint secretary, deputy secretary make their contributions and the final shape to the policy is given or a final decision is taken with the concurrence of the minister concerned or the cabinet depending upon the gravity of the issue.

Please let me know if it helps.

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Kunwar’s Answer

IAS is the most prestigious government service in our country. UPSC conducts an all-india exam for the post of IAS, IFS and IRS and your cadre is decided based on the rank you score in the exam. To be eligible for the exam, the age limit is 21-32 years and you need to be a graduate.
Coming to the responsibilities of an IAS officer on a day to day basis, i have found some answers to be quite helpful on quora, i recommend you to have a look through them.

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Kayenaat’s Answer

Hello Shalika,

Good to see you have such a clear vision at such an age.

IAS is one of the most prestigious career in India and at the same time, it is one of the most challenging ones as well. The scope of work of an IAS officer is too large to be able to contain in an answer. Nevertheless, if you want to have a first-hand idea about what an IAS officer does, I would suggest you to go through the following video which is delivered by an IAS officer himself about his experiences in the initial years.


For the second part of your question, if I understood clearly, you need to know what options among computers, home science and physical education you should choose.

I would say, at this age, the subject that you choose should entirely depend upon your personal interest and what you love to do. You don't need to think from the UPSC (who conducts the exam for IAS, IFS, IPS, etc) point of view now. Anybody having a bachelor's degree in any field is eligible to take the exam and over the years it has been seen in the trends that the people who have completed the examination have come from the diverse fields. Just be aware of your surroundings, try to read good newspapers and when the times come, have a look at the syllabus of UPSC and decide your subjects accordingly. Even if you don't that would not hamper your way into competing for the exam and you could clear UPSC with any subject you choose.

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tapas’s Answer

Hi Shalika,

Becoming an IAS Officer is one the most Respected Profession in the country today. The life of IAS Officer is filled with Challenges.

IAS Officer Life – Roles

IAS officers’ functional roles depend on the type of assignment they get. There are three types of assignments given to them:

State Secretariat/Public Sector Undertakings
Central Secretariat

The field assignments are considered the toughest roles that an IAS officer may be called upon to fulfill. The following are the basic functions of the Civil Services:

Handling affairs of the government, including framing, implementing and reviewing policies.
Consulting with various departments and elected representatives for the above functions.
Management and disbursement of various funds of the central government allocated for different schemes.
Supervising the implementation of various schemes and policies of the government.
Responding to emergencies such as natural disasters, major accidents and riots in their jurisdiction and coordinating relief activities.

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Darshan’s Answer

First thing first, you should be clear mentally that whether to earn money in the first place or to serve your country. Because these two things never go hand in hand.
Think about why do you want to serve your country.? if your ultimate goal is to serve the country then you should be selfless without any interior motives.
You can earn money through other means as well and you can earn money by serving your country as well,but the only difference is you shouldn't serve the country for monitory benefits.

"With great power,comes great responsibility"

All the best..!

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Shashank’s Answer

Hello Shalika,

Firstly I would like to appreciate your love and dedication towards serving the Nation.
Its great that you brought up this question, and kindly find below links which provide really useful information on the same: