How to become an ias officer – Mains will be conducted on 17 september 2021 ( 5 Days ). It is one of top most job cum responsibility in government sector and the competition in this field are too much high. To became IAS, aspirants have to qualified UPSE civil services exam which is one of the toughest exam in India. We call UPSE civil Services exam by many different names like UPSE exam, civil services exam, IAS exam. The name of respective authority which conducted this exam is UPSE (Union Public Service Commission). This examination is conducted every year to recruit civil servants at various post. Every year, approximate 10 Lakh candidate’s register for this exam and out of which, approx 1,000 are selected. In this article, we will discuss everything about IAS Officer. Let’s get started without delay.
Who is IAS Officer?
IAS (Indian Administrative Service) is not only a job it’s a big responsibility which is given to those candidate’s who secure top ranks in the Civil Services Examination. An IAS officer contributes in many tasks like To implement the laws in their areas which made in the Parliament as well as in making a new policy or maintaining law & order, crises management, revenue collection, giving feed back etc.
IAS officer role and job profiles
The role of an IAS officer is to implement and administer the policies framed by the central and state government and help the government to take better decision for us as well as provide valuable feedback on any government decision. Basically, an IAS officer assists the government in following.
In policy administration and framing
Provide key feedback on policies after implementation
There are some major profiles of IAS officer and work of different profiles are different. The profile names are following.
- District magistrate/district collector
- sub divisional officer
- Divisional Commissioner
- chief secretary
- Cabinet Secretary
IAS Officer Important Links
Here are given all the important links which candidates use according to their needs.
IAS Officer Important Dates
Here is given the schedule of exam, Aspirants have to proceed accordingly.
|Application Begin||04 March 2021|
|Application Ended||24 March 2021|
|Preliminary Admit card||09 May 2021|
|Prelims Exam Date||27 June 2021|
|Preliminary Result||August 2021|
|Main Exam Date||17 September 2021(5 Days)|
|Main Exam Result||Nov-Dec 2021|
|Personality Test/Interview||Feb-Mar 2022|
|Final Result||April 2022|
IAS Officer Eligibility criteria
If aspirants want to become IAS Officer then they have to three stages of UPSE CSE that is Prelims, Mains & Interview and the eligibility criteria to appear in the UPSE exam are following.
- Aspirants must be citizen of India for IAS/IPS
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- Aspirants must have a bachelor’s or equivalent degree from any recognised university/institute.
- There is no minimum marks requirement in qualifying exam.
- Appearing Candidate’s of qualifying examination are also eligible for prelims.
- General category candidates have only 6 attempt to clear UPSE IAS exam
- OBC & Physically Challenged candidates have Total 9 attempt
- SC/ST candidates have unlimited attempt upto age limit
How to become an IAS officer?
There are 3 stages to become an IAS officer
1. Preliminary, which is conducted in June
|Paper||Paper Name||Type||No. of Question||Marks allotted||Time allotted|
|Paper 1||General Studies||Objective||100||200||2 hours|
|Paper 2||General Studies II (CSAT)||Objective||80||200||2 hours|
2. Mains, which is conducted in september-october
|Paper||Subject||Time allotted||Total marks|
|Paper A||Compulsory Indian Language||3 Hours||300|
|Paper B||English||3 Hours||300|
|Paper I||Essay||3 Hours||250|
|Paper II||General Studies I||3 Hours||250|
|Paper III||General Studies II||3 Hours||250|
|Paper IV||General Studies III||3 Hours||250|
3. Interview, which is conducted in march-april
After Interview round, A final list is prepared on the basis of interview and Shortlisted candidates are sent to LBSNAA, Masuri for 2 years training and salary starts from one month after training. But after training, Rs. 56,100 get and out of which 10,000 are deducted for mess charge
IAS Officer Syllabus & Pattern
Here is given the CSE syllabus so that the preparation of candidates can be better.
The preliminary Exam contain two paper and both the paper are objective multiple choice paper. Paper I will test you on General studies which includes subjects such as History, Geography, Current Affairs etc while Paper II will test you on Aptitude which includes Comprehension, Problem solving skills, Analytical Ability etc. Both the paper will be of 200 marks each. After qualify prelims, Candidates will write mains which is the second stage.
Mains is a written examination and it will contain 9 papers and the subject topics include language, Technology, Indian Heritage, Security & Disaster Management, ethics etc. The all paper of Mains will be of total 1750 marks. Those who have cleared Mains exam, they will be shortlisted for personal interview which will be of 275 marks. The main purpose of this personal interview round is to check candidate are mentally alert or not, have moral integrity, leadership etc. The final list will be prepared on the basis of total of 2025 marks and the shortlisted candidates will be sent for training.
IAS Officer Pay Scale/Salary
Here is given below the UPSE IAS salary after the 7th pay commission.
|Post||Grade||Pay Scale||Basic Pay|
|SDM,SDO or Sub-collector||Junior or Lower Time Scale||50,000-1,50,000||56,100|
|DM or Collector or Joint Secretary||Senior Time Scale||50,000-1,50,001||67,700|
|Special Secretary or the head of various government department||Junior Administrative||50,000-1,50,002||78,800|
|Secretary to a ministry||Selection Grade||1,00,000-2,00,000||1,18,500-1,44,200|
|Principal Secretary of a very important department of the government||Super Time Scale||1,00,000-2,00,000||1,82,200|
|Varies||Above Super Time Scale||1,00,000-2,00,000||2,05,400|
|Chief Secretary of states, Union Secretaries in charge of various ministries of government of India||Apex Scale||2,25,000(Fixed)||2,25,000|
|Cabinet Secretary of India||Cabinet Secretary Grade||2,50,000(Fixed)||2,50,000|
IAS Officer Helpdesk
If any of the aspirants have any trouble then they can contact to the following details.
- Facilitation Counter : 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591
- Email : [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions
Take online or offline coaching which are affordable as well as their faculty should be excellent and make easy time table with proper sleeping time and follow the time table daily. Do not use mobile phone so much.
First you have to visit to the official website of UPSE and then Click on the link of apply online button and then select the application form and after that fill all the required details and pay the application fee to complete the form.
IAS Exam is a Civil Service Exam which is conducted by UPSE to complete the requirement of 24 different post like IAS,IPS,IFS etc.
According to the 7th pay commission, The salary of IAS officer is Rs. 56,100 which starts to be received after a month of training. Apart form this, An IAS officer is also given several allowances. Together, the salary becomes more than one lakh.
It is not possible to become an IAS Officer only on behalf of class 12th. In order to become an IAS Officer, Candidates must qualify CSE exam which is conducted by the UPSC and the eligibility to appear in CSE Exam is Candidates must have bachelor’s degree. so, Candidates have to take admission in graduation with any subject and their bachelor’s degree.