Full form of IAS, How does one become an IAS officer? What is IAS Exam? Where are they posted? What is the eligibility for IAS exam?

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) was formerly known as Imperial Civil Service (ICS) is the Civil Services Examination and one of the toughest competitive exams in India. It is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment of officers for the All India Administrative Civil Service.

What is the full form of I.A.S.?

   Full Form of IAS is Indian Administrative Services in English and भारतीय प्रशासनिक सेवा in Hindi. It is one of the most prestigious and honored services. 

What is the full form of I.P.S.?

  Full Form of IPS. IPS or Indian Police Service is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious and honored civil services in India. It is one of the 3 All India Services of the Government of India. Other two services are IAS (Indian Administration Service) and IFS (Indian Foreign Service).​

 

About IAS:
Founded:

·         1858 (as Imperial Civil Service)

·         January 26, 1950 (as Indian Administrative Service)

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·         The Indian Administrative Service is the premier administrative civil service of the Government of India. Hierarchy-wise, IAS is the highest administrative post among the 24 services like IPS, IFS etc. Commonly known as the IAS exam, officially it is called as Civil Services Examination (CSE), which is conducted every year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

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·         IAS is the permanent bureaucracy in India and forms a part of the executive branch. It is one of the three All India Services, its cadre can be employed by both the Union Government, the State Governments and public-sector undertakings. Indian Administrative Service (IAS) has been termed as one of the prestigious services among the 24 government services like IPS, IFS (Foreign), IFS (Forest), IP & TAFS, IAAS, IRS, IDAS, CMSE, IRTS, IRAS, IRPS, ITS, CAPF-AF to name a few.

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·         All these examinations are conducted by UPSC in the form of Civil Services Examination (CSE) for selecting the appropriate candidates for the jobs. Every year lakhs of candidates appear for this examination, testing their lucks and hard work to get through one of these prestigious posts.

·         It is important to mention that any officer selected into the IAS can be employed by Union government, State governments and/or public-sector undertakings and gets exposure in numerous job roles like the collector, head of public sector units, commissioner, chief secretary, cabinet secretary to name a few.

·         When on deputation outside India, the IAS officer can be engaged in inter-governmental organizations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the United Nations (UN), or its agencies and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to name a few.

·         It is very important for aspirants to know and understand the requirements of the examination such as the UPSC  IAS syllabus, pattern, eligibility criteria, application procedure and other such significant details before kick-starting the registrations. 

Being an IAS Officer

  • An IAS officer is given administrative command of an entire district as a District Collector.  IAS officers also represent Government of India at international level in bilateral and multilateral negotiations. Given below is the detailed scenario like eligibility criteria, roles & responsibilities, etc. for the upcoming Civil Services Examination 2019:

  • Age Limit & Educational Qualifications for IAS

  • Candidates have to fulfill the eligibility criteria set by the authorities to take the exam. The eligibility parameters are set on the basis of Nationality, Age Limit, Educational Qualifications, Number of Attempts and Physical Standards. Given below are the IAS Exam Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nationality

  • For IAS and IPS, applicants must be a citizen of India.

  • Other services require candidates to be either,

  • Citizen of India

  • Subject of Nepal

  • Subject of Bhutan

  • Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 to settle permanently.

  • An Indian origin migrant from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam who came to permanently settle in India.

  • Educational Qualifications

  • Applicants must hold a graduate degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized university

  • Number of Attempts

  • Only six attempts are allowed for a candidate to clear IAS Exam 2019.

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