how to become an IAS officer what are its qualifications and where colleges and when the exams are held
UPSC eligibility criteria is provided below:-
* qualification required:- you must have a bachelor's degree in any, discipline from a recognised university.
*Minimum age limit :- you need to be at least 21 years old to be eligible as on 1st of August of the year of filling the form i. e as on 1st August 2021 for UPSC 2021.
*Maximum age limit :- 32 years , also there's 3 year relaxation on upper age limit for obc and of 5 years for sc/st category.
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HOW TO become an IAS officer
If you want to become an IAS officer then you need to be a graduate in any discipline and at least 21 years old and then clear UPSC civil services examination which consists of three stages listed below :-
*prelims exam :- it is objective paper and is of qualifying nature , so you just need to at least qualify it to be eligible for mains examination, the score /marks obtained by you in your prelims examination is not added up or used in your final merit. Your prelims exam consist of 2 papers: -
-) general studies 1
-) general studies II ( csat )
You get 2 hours for each paper
*Mains exam. :- it is descriptive /written examination . There are a total of 9 papers which are listed below:-
-) compulsory indian language.
-) general studies I
-) general studies II
-) general studies III
-) general studies IV
-) optional I
-) optional II
*Interview :- After qualifying mains, you have to go through interview round, and it is more of test of your personality rather than knowledge.
If you managed to sail through all the three stages then you can become an IAS officer depending on your rank in UPSC, your category etc
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IAS is not a course to be procured from a college ,to become an IAS you need to clear UPSC civil services exam and to be eligible for that you can do graduation from any recognised university/college .
When it is conducted
UPSC civil services examination is conducted each year . For example, this year prelims examination will be conducted on October 10, 2021, while date for the Mains examination has not been released yet. You can get details at