Glad to know you are interested in figuring out the details to become an IAS officer.
Eligibility to become an IAS Ofcer
To be eligible for becoming an IAS ofcer, the candidate must possess a degree from an Indian University or an equivalent qualication.
Those in the nal year of a degree course can also appear in the Preliminary Examination.
The candidate must have attained the age of 21 years on 1st August of the year of examination and must not have attained 30 years of age
on that date.
The upper age limit will be relaxed by 3 years for OBC candidates and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
The upper age limit is also relaxed in favour of certain categories of civil servants working under the Government of India and Defence
Other Eligibility Conditions:
These services involves decision making at the upper end of Government hierarchy and taking into account the sensitivity of the job, the
aspirants have to be eligible under certain specic conditions as given ahead.
For the IAS and the IPS, the candidate must be a citizen of India.
For the other services, a candidate must be either:
a citizen of India, or
a subject of Nepal, or
a subject of Bhutan, or
a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United
Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Process to become an IAS Ofcer
To be an IAS ofcer one has to follow the below given steps:-
As a rst step the aspirant has to procure the UPSC's Civil Services exam (https://targetstudy.com/exams/civil-services-exam/)
“Application Form” along with “Information Brochure” from any of the “Head Post Ofces or Post Ofces” spread throughout the country
and sent the lled Application form to:
Union Public Service Commission,
New Delhi - 110011.
In the month of May or June the aspirants have to take the Indian Civil Services “Preliminary examinations” renamed as Civil Services
Apptitue Test i.e CSAT Consisting of two papers. The papers are on:
Paper Marks Time
1. General Knowledge 200 2 Hr.
2. Comprehension and logical reasoning 200 2 Hr.
Note: CSAT is just a qualifying exam for the Final exam and scores obtained in this exam are not added to prepare the nal result.
Those candidates who are declared qualied in the “Civil Services Apptitude Test" are supposed to take the nal exam (normally held in
the month of October) having following papers:
1 Essay type Indian Language Qualifying Paper (300 marks)
1 English Qualifying Paper (300 marks)
1 General Essay type paper (200 marks)
2 General Studies papers (300 marks each)
4 Optional subjects papers (300 marks each)
Once you are through, the nal stage is the interview. The aspirants are grilled in the interview to test their personality and mental ability.
Then the nal list of the successful candidates is prepared and the candidates who have secured very good rank out of 400-450(approx.)
selected candidates are admitted to National Academy of Administration at Mussoorie (now renamed as Lal Bahadur Sastri National
Academy of Administration, LBSNAA) to impart training to IAS probationers. After completion of their training in various elds of
administrative importance, they are posted as per requirements of the Central and State Governments.
Being All India Services the new IAS incumbant's services are alloted to various state cadre under Cadre System. The Cadre system is
alloted on a basis of lottery and the topper of each state may get a chance to get their home state if he had applied for one.
Hope this information helps.
All the best!
Eligibility Criteria Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India Candidate must be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan Candidate must be a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, to be settled permanently in India Candidate must be person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaire, or Zambia with an intention of permanently settling in India
Educational Qualification: Candidate applying for the Civil Services 2020 exam is required to fulfil the following criteria: Candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognized universities Candidates who have appeared for the qualifying examination and are awaiting results or those who are yet to appear for the qualifying examination are also eligible for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of passing the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognized by the Government or its equivalent are also eligible to apply Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However, they must submit a certificate from the concerned University that they have passed the final professional medical examination
Glad to know about your interests in Civil Services, surely you can take up science and still sit for UPSC,in case you are interested in exploring the fields of Science.
Or if your goal is to ultimately become a civil servant, I would suggest to opt for Humanities,as it will help you to build up a structure for IAS.
Because your NCERT skills lay foundation for the civil servant examination.
Hope this helps :)
Wish you success.