Dear Student ,
As you are in class 10, you need not to much pressure for preparing in IAS. Focus on your current curriculum for now . UPSC CSE is one of the most toughest competitive exams in India . So, only a proper subject only can't give you success .
For your help :
UPSC CSE eligibility in Academic qualification : Graduation in any subjects from any recognized University .
You can follow the below points till your Graduation is complete :
- Start Studying English Newspaper like The Hindu and make a practice/habit to read the Newspaper on a daily time basis
- Read the UPSC syllabus properly in your free time, and based on that you choose your subjects in 11th . As in UPSC , there is Optional paper which you need to select .
- Try to complete your mock test (based on your academic syllabus) within schedule time
- Be punctual and be consistent in your studies .
For your reference , you can go through this UPSC prep strategy article :
Hope this helps !
You can choose any of science ,commerce or arts stream based on your interest after your 10th for your 10 +2 and then for graduation if you want to become an IAS officer.
This is because,
to become an IAS officer you need to clear UPSC civil services examination and to be eligible for UPSC examination there is no compulsion to have done 10+2 in a particular stream , also there's no compulsion to be a graduate in a particular subject. You can be a graduate in any discipline.
For your reference,
UPSC eligibility criteria is provided below:-
************* 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
************* 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 as on 1st August of the year of examination
************* Attempt limit:- The maximum of times one can appear in UPSC is given below category wise :-
General/ EWS - 6
OBC or General PwD - 9
SC/ ST - No limit , can appear till upper age limit .
You can check detailed eligibility at :- https://competition.careers360.com/articles/upsc-ias-eligibility-criteria
choosing Arts or the humanities in your 10+2 and graduation can be really helpful for your UPSC examination, this is because in Arts you will be learning subjects like history , polity etc which are a part of the UPSC syllabus so it will help you in your upsc examination.
So, take your time and decide.
To help you further, here's a brief of your UPSC examination pattern
Your UPSC civil services examination consists of three stages
********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
The compulsory indian language and english are qualifying in nature . You just need to qualify them. The marks obtained by you in these two papers will not be counted towards merit list.
*********Interview :- After qualifying mains, you have to go through interview round, and it is more of test of your personality rather than knowledge.
For detail examination pattern check out :- https://competition.careers360.com/articles/upsc-ias-exam-pattern