If you want to become an IAS Officer after graduation, you must top the Civil Services Exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission of India. IAS (Indian Administration Service) is the most prestigious service in India. IAS falls into the All India Services along with IPS (Indian Police Service) and IFS (Indian Forest Service). Before the Independence of India, these services calls as Indian Civil Services. Satyendranath Tagore was the First Indian ICS Officer.
What does an IAS Officer do?
Who Condust the IAS Exam?
What are the eligibility and requirements to appear for Civil Services Examination?
How to apply for Civil Services Examination?
Civil Services examination pattern
There are three phases of Civil Services Examination: Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Personal Interview.
Civil Services Preliminary Examination Pattern and Syllabus
Civil Services Main Examination Pattern and Syllabus
Civil Services Mains is the written examination consists of the following papers:
Suggested Books for Mains recommended by UPSC Civil Service Exam Toppers
Paper A: Consists of 300 Marks
One of the Indian Language selected by the candidate
(You can choose Languages included in the 8th Schedule to the Indian Constitution)
English consists 300 Marks
Paper A & Paper B are only for qualifying in nature
Papers for Merit: Detailed Syllabus for Mains
Paper – 1:
The General Essay paper consists 250 Marks
Paper – 2:
General Studies Paper – 1
Topics in General Studies Paper 1 includes Indian Heritage & Culture, History & Geography of the World and Society. Detailed Syllabus you can see in UPSC Official Notification
General Studies Paper 1 consists 250 Marks
Paper – 3
General Studies Paper – 2
Topics in General Studies Paper 1 includes Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International relations. For Detailed Syllabus please check UPSC Official Notification
General Studies Paper 2 consists 250 Marks
Paper – 4
General Studies -3
Topics in General Studies Paper 1 includes Science & Technology, Economic Development, biodiversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management. Detailed Syllabus you can see in UPSC Official Notification
General Studies Paper 3 consists 250 Marks
Paper – 5
General Studies – 4
Topics in General Studies Paper 1 includes Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude.
General Studies Paper 4 consists of 250 Marks
Paper – 6
Optional Subject – Paper 1 consists of 250 Marks
Paper – 7
Optional Subject – Paper 2 consists of 250 Marks
For Optional Subjects for Civil Services Mains – please check UPSC Official Notification