officer the designated name of the post inspires awe amongst any young Indian aspirant willing to start his/her career with a boom. The prestige associated with this three letter profession is unimaginable. One who is aspiring to be an IAS officer is well aware of the position he is dreaming of, but to fulfil such dreams and handle the responsibilities, one will have to shoulder after reaching the coveted post, is easier said than done.

To reach at that spot one has to run a breath, racing with at least three hundred fifty thousand competitors in the form of an exam taken by UPSC every year. But once you have done this, you are at the apex of public services system in India. You can claim to be one of the very best just by by the tag of an IAS officer. But before competing in civil services, one should be well

aware of the fact that a rose is accompanied by hundred thorns. Objective behind this practical truth - importance and responsibility are two sides of the same coin. However, this is just to aware the aspirants of Indian Administrative Services, about the hardships thereby preparing them to be mentally tough for the post selection responsibilities.

For reaching to that coveted position, one has to really work hard for nearly 2 to 2-1/2 years and pass through absorbing procedures which comprises of written tests followed by interview, spreading across a time span of almost a year. To remain focused for such a long time one should inculcate qualities like self-discipline, patience, punctuality, commitment self-confidence and an endless desire of being one of the best among the contestants.

IAS officer is not a lesiurely walk, right from the preparation to the entire tenure of your service you have to work diligently. To handle his work in the democratic setup, where an IAS officers decision and their implementation affects the life of hundreds of people directly and indirectly, one has to be full of stamina, have alertness of mind, be adaptable to follow difficult time schedules along with a good team spirit. This is such a career in which you are supposed to work with people of different thoughts and mindsets so it is you who have to make your team to work hard for the society you have vowed to serve while joining this high profile career

Eligibility to become an IAS Officer

Educational Qualification  To be eligible for becoming an IAS officer, the candidate must possess a degree from an Indian University or an equivalent qualification. Those in the final year of a degree course can also appear in the Preliminary Examination. Age

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.

Assistant Front Office Executive IAS Officer IFS Officer IPS Officer IRS Officer Public Relation Officer Stenographer Indian Administrative Services Exam Important Facts about IAS Officer Q. Who was the first women IAS Officer of India?
A. Anna George Malhotra
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