The process of becoming an IAS officer seems simple in language but it is one of the toughest things that you'd come accross in life.
First things first, for becoming an IAS officer one has to write the UPSC examinations that occur in three stages: Preliminary, Mains and Personal Interview.
The Preliminary exams is just for the sake of qualifying to Mains. Your preliminary exam's score won't be considered in the final score. The final score consists of Mains and Personal Interview. Preliminary is a MCQ based exam whereas Mains exam is a full fledged written exam with an optional subject.
One needs to have a graduation degree in any discipline from any recognized University to be eligible to write the UPSC examinations.
It is advisable to start your preparation from the very first year of graduation. Start with the basic NCERT books of Class VI-XII of History, Geography, Economics and Science.
Slowly, build momentum and start with Indian Polity book by Lakshmikant. For a proper and full booklist head to Mrunal's blog or Unacademy's website (Roman Saini's lessons).
Develop a habit of reading The Hindu daily to be updated with current affairs. Read the Yojana Maganzine regularly.
For more information on UPSC exams kindly refer to the following link:
Wishing you luck!
Hello aspirant, its good that you want to be a civil servant. you have to be just focused and have patience. you would face a lot of difficulties and hardships but dont loose hope. here i have provided the link below . it is the book written by Mrs. illa tripathi. she has described it very well how to prepare for ias exam.
This book is available free on kindle store.
The process is simple.You will have to crack UPSC exam conducted every year.Exam takes place in two phase pre and mains and later on Interview on the basis of which you will be assigned your post.
I hope this helps.