Hello!I want to become an IAS officer.Can I choose BA Tamil in college after 12th
As expected, the exam is open to Indian citizens only, for IAS and IPS services of the ICS.
Candidates are required to have at least an undergraduate degree from a recognized university – Central, State, Deemed or a foreign university recognized by the Association of Indian Universities. Candidates with a correspondence education or a qualification recognized by the Government of India are also eligible. Final year students are also approved for application to the first stage of the exam.
The UPSC examiners are quite strict about the age limit. Only those within the age group of 21 to 32 years can apply. There is an age relaxation for OBC (3 years) and SC/ST (5 years) candidates.
To top the competitive quality of the CSE exams, you can only have a few attempts to clear it. General category candidates have a total of 6 attempts to clear the CSE, OBCs have 9 years, and SC/ST candidates can have unlimited number of stabs at it until they reach their allowed age limit.
Yes, you can choose Bachelor of Arts (B.A) Tamil after your 12 standard competition. With B.A. Tamil Undergraduation degree also you are eligible to write UPSE (IAS) exam. The eligibility criteria for UPSE is that you must atleast have studied 3 years or 4 years undergraduation degree from a recognised University. To become IAS officer you need write Civil Services Exam (CSE) conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The minimum age limit is 21 years and maximum age limit is 32 years for General Category candidates. Also 3 years relaxation in age for OBC candidates and 5 years relaxation in age for SC/ ST candidates.
Click below link to know more about eligibility criteria for UPSE (IAS) exam.