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What is the eligibility criteria required for becoming an IAS officer???
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Old May 5th, 2014, 02:12 PM
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IAS exam - Indian Administrative Service exam is one of the highest designations offered by the Indian Government. It will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

IAS Eligibility Criteria
- You must be either:
(a) A citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
-The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable in the follwing cases:
Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe: upto a maximum of five years.
Other Backward Classes: upto a maximum of three years.
State of Jammu & Kashmir (Domiciled during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989): upto a maximum of five years.
Defence Services personnel : upto a maximum of five years
- You must hold a bachelor’s degree in any field from a well known college or university
-The age limits of a candidate should falls under 21 to 30 years
- You should be physically and medically capable.

IAS 2014 Exam Dates

Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam, 2014
Date of Notification: - 17.05.2014
Last Date for Receipt of Applications: - 16.06.2014 (Monday)
Date of Commencement of Exam: - 24.08.2014 (Sunday)
Duration of Exam: - 1 Day

Civil Services (Main) Exam. 2014
Date of Commencement of Exam: - 14.12.2014 (Sunday)
Last Date for Receipt of Applications: - 5 Days

IAS Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Prelims Exam Pattern—

The prelims will consist of two papers common to all.

General Studies Paper I
Maximum marks : 200
Number of Questions : 100
Total Time : 120 minutes (02 hours)

General Studies Paper II
Maximum marks : 200
Number of Questions : 80
Total Time : 120 minutes (02 hours)

IAS Prelims Syllabus

General Studies Paper I
1. Current events of national and international importance
2. History of India and Indian national movement
3. Indian and World Geography
4. Indian Polity and governance
5. Economic and social development
6. General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change
7. General Science

General Studies Paper II
1. Comprehension
2. Interpersonal skills which include communication skills
3. Logical reasoning & analytical ability
4. Decision making & problem solving
5. General mental ability
6. Basic numeracy
7. English language comprehension skills (Class X level)

IAS Mains Syllabus

Paper I (One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate)
Maximum marks : 200

Paper II (English)
Maximum marks : 300

Paper III (Essay)
Maximum marks : 200

Paper IV & V (General Studies)
Maximum marks : 600

Paper VI, VII, VIII, IX (Any two subjects (each having 2 papers) to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects)
Maximum marks : 1200
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Here, I am giving the detail of the eligibility criteria to become the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer.

Eligibility Criteria for IAS officer

Applicant must be citizen of India.
Applicant with graduation degree in any specialization form recognized institute.
Age should between 21 to 30 year. 5 year relaxation is given to reserved candidate.

To become IAS officer you need to crack competition exam conduct by the union Public Service commission (UPSC).

The exam has two part, preliminary and mains exam. Applicants who clear preliminary part, eligible for the main part.

Number of the attempts

For General category 4 attempts
For OBC category 7 attempts
For SC/ST category No limits

Following are the books you should prefer to crack the IAS preliminary exam.

Indian History:
India Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra
NCERT Books (XI and XII)
Gandhi Nehru Tagore and Ambedkar by Gopal Krishna
Modern India by Bipin Chandra
History of Modern India by A.C.Banerjee
NCERT Books (XI and XII),
Economic and Commercial Geography of India by Sharma and Cotinho
India - A Comprehensive Geography by Khullar
General Principles of World Geography by Charles Farro
School Atlas
Indian Economy:
Evolution of Indian Economy by I C Dhingra
Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri
Economic Survey by Dutt and Sundaram
The Economic Times
Business Standard
Pratiyogita Darpan
National Journal Yojana
Indian Polity:
Constitution of India by Bakshi
NCERT books on Indian Political System
Bhartiya Rajya Vyavastha by N.L. Madan
Indian Constitution by D.D. Basu
Indian Constitution by P.M. Bakshi
Our Constitution by Subhash C. Kashyap
General Science:
Tata Mc Graw Hill Guide
Popular Science Series (CSIR)
Reports of the Ministry of Science and Technology by Yojana
Science Reporter
Science and Technology in India by Spectrum
Anatomy and Physiology by Evelyn Pearce

Current Affairs: Some magazines and newspapers as follows can be utilized:
India Today
The Hindu/The Times of India
Civil Service Chronicle
Competition wizard
Civil Services Today

Mental Ability:
Quantitative Apitude by R.S. Aggarwal

Data Interpretation:
Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency by Tyra and Kundan

English Comprehension and Communication:
Objective General English by R.S. Agarwal

Logical Reasoning:
A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
A new Approach to Reasoning by Sijwali and Sijwali

Here, I am attaching the previous papers for your consideration.
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