How to become an IAS officer in India – Exam, syllabus, eligibility, salary and upsc exam.

Who would not have seen the UPSC exam based web series  “Aspirants”. We have seen the actors play the role of aspirants of UPSC in the film, but actually even more difficult to become an IAS officer. All aspirants are curious to know about How to become an IAS officer and its Exam, eligibility, Syllabus salary and UPSC exam.

IAS stands for Indian Administrative Service and it is one of the respected services among the 24 services of Central and state government of India like IPS, IFS, and IRS etc. To become an IAS officer, the aspirant should follow a good strategy for starting and have to appear and qualify for the Civil Service Exam organized by the UPSC(Union Public Service Commission). Lets discuss here a detailed article about IAS Exam, IAS syllabus, eligibility, coaching, Interview, salary and UPSC exam.

What is an IAS officer:

This famous quote “With great power there must also come great responsibility” suits to preparation for an IAS officer. The Indian Administrative Service (IAS – भारतीय प्रशासनिक सेवा) is the major administrative civil job in India which was formed in 1946. IAS officers’ post is key and strategic positions in the respective state, Union Government and public-sector undertakings.

What are the powers and responsibilities of an IAS officer?

IAS officers have to keep the maintenance of law & order, revenue administration and general administration. They have to manage administrative functions and implement developmental policies for the government.

The eligibility requirement to become an IAS officer:

What it takes to become an IAS officer :

Criteria 1 Bachelor’s level from a UGC identified university is the minimum certification needed to require applying for the civil service examination.
Criteria 2 There is no minimum percentage is needed to be qualified to this examination.
Criteria 3 Final year applicants are also qualified to apply for this examination.
Criteria 4
  • General: 21 to 32 years
  • OBC: 21 to 35 years
  • SC/ST: 21 to 37 years
Criteria 4 Nationality – Indian citizens only

How to become an IAS officer and what are the ways for being an IAS officer after 12th:

Step1 : Ensure Their Eligibility and collect your documents

1. ID Proof and 4 Passport size photos
2. 12th marksheet and Certificate
3. Graduation Marksheet and degree

Step 2: Qualify the UPSC Civil Service Exam

The all India combined competitive examination for Civil Service comprises of three stages. They are:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Interview
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IAS Officer is most respected Job

Detail of UPSC Civil Service Exam for IAS Officer

Upper age limit to appear for UPSC IAS Exam?

Upper age limit for the UPSC Exam is calculated on the date Aug 1. Candidate should be below the mentioned maximum limit by Aug 1, of that year in which he/she has to appear. Upper age limit is fixed by categories.

  • Upper age limit for General category: 32 years.
  • Upper age limit for OBC: 35 years.
  • Upper age limit for SC/ST: 37 Years.
  • Upper age limit for Citizens of Jammu and Kashmir: 37 years.
  • Upper age limit for Defense Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof: 35 years.
  • Upper age limit for blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons (general category) :42 years.
  • Upper age limit for Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service: 37 years.

How many attempts are allowed for UPSC IAS Exam?

  • General Category : 6 attempts till 32 years of age.
  • OBC : 9 attempts till 35 years of age.
  • Disabled Defence Services Personnel : 9 attempts till 35 years of age.
  • Ex-Servicemen : 9 attempts till 37 years of age.
  • SC/ST : unlimited attempts till 37 years of age.

Syllabus UPSC IAS Exam?

Preliminary Examination – Preliminary examination is taken for screening the candidate and there will be two papers of objective type, each of 200 marks (total = 400 marks) and two hours of duration and candidates must take both the papers. For more details read UPSC Exams Syllabus To Become An IAS Officer in India

The phase 2 main examination is taken for screening student’s academic talent in depth and his/her ability to present understanding in a reasonable way. The IAS mains examination is created to analyze the comprehensive intellectual quality and the understanding of candidates rather than just determining their information and memory.


Top Institute for UPSC:

Sriram IAS Academy
Chanakya IAS Academy
Elite Academy
Vajiram & Ravi IAS Academy
Vision IAS Coaching
Drishti The Vision Foundation
Shankar IAS Academy
Unacademy – Online

IAS Officer Salary:

District MagistrateRs. 78800

Junior Officers Rs. 56100
Senior Officers Rs. 67700
Additional Secretary Rs. 205000
Secretary/Cabinet Secretary Rs. 250000

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