Can we become IAS officer if we have opt for arts stream after 10th? And how we should start our preparation after 12th to become IAS officer?
Yes , you can definitely become an IAS officer even if you choose Arts after your 10th.
This is because,
To become an IAS officer one needs to clear UPSC civil services examination and to be eligible for that one needs to be a graduate in any discipline .
So, it doesn't matter whether you choose arts commerce or Science for 10+2 , and also you free to can choose any degree for your graduation after 10 + 2 .
Moreover, in comparison to other streams, arts is more beneficial for you if you want to become an IAS officer as in arts you get to study History ,economics ,political science etc which are a part of UPSC syllabus
So, first you need to complete your 12th then get admission in graduation and along with your graduation you can start your preparation for UPSC civil services examination which consists of three stages prelims mains and interview following the below tips:-
To start your preparation first of all go well through syllabus , you can check the complete syllabus at
Top books which you can follow for UPSC examination preparation are listed below subject wise:-
*NCERT XI (Ancient & Medieval)
*NCERT XII (Modern Indian History)
*Facets of Indian Culture Spectrum
*From Plassey to Partition - A History of Modern India
Indian Art & Culture
*Indian Art & Culture - Nitin Singhania
*Indian Polity M Laxmikanth
*NCERT VI X (Old Syllabus)
*NCERT XI, XII (New Syllabus)
*Certificate Physical Geography G C Leong
*The Indian Economy Sanjiv Verma
*Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
*Economic Development & Policies in India Jain & Ohri
*Class XII Biology (last 5 chapters)
*Environment by Shankar IAS Academy
*NCERT XII (Contemporary World Politics)
*Current Affairs ( read newspaper )
To get the complete list of books go through
*Make a routine or a time table and try to religiously follow it , take short breaks in between your studies.
*Read newspaper daily and keep yourself updated with the current affairs
* take short breaks in between your studies, studying continuously can be brain tiring and it becomes difficult to focus and study with concentration, so take breaks to relax and refresh your brain otherwise you won't be able to retain whatever you read.
*Choose your optional subject wisely , choose the subject you have interest in.
*Make short notes for each subject, it will help you in your revisions a lot as syllabus is wide
*Set daily goals like I have to cover these many topics today, weekly goals like I have to cover these chapters this week and practice their questions too, by the end of this week and similarly set monthly goals to cover the syllabus and meet them without any fail.
*Revise :- there's no point of preparing for the exam if you couldn't recall anything in the UPSC Examination so you should stress on revision as well.
* Your mains examination is in written, so you need to work your speed and also work on improving how to present the knowledge you have on paper, so answer writing practicing should be also your priority
*Solve previous year question papers and mock test papers ;- You should solve these , it will give you idea of types of questions asked and their difficulty level and will help you a lot.
*Also work on your communication skills and personality development as it plays an important role in your interview round
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After your graduation ,you can appear in UPSC civil services examination and if you manage to qualify prelims ,mains and then interview then on the basis of your rank in UPSC you can become an IAS
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