Indian Administrative Service:

IAS is the short form of Indian Administrative Service. It is one of the prestigious services among the 24 services like IPS, IFS etc for the which the UPSC conduct Civil Services Examination (CSE) for selecting the candidates. An officer selected into the Indian Administrative Service gets exposure in very diverse roles like the collector, commissioner, head of public sector units, chief secretary, cabinet secretary etc. Not only the experience and challenges, but also the scope of making positive changes in the life of millions in India makes IAS a unique career choice.

How to becoming an IAS officer?

Even though the exam to be undertaken is popularly known as IAS exam, it is officially called UPSC Civil Services Exam. The UPSC CSE consists of 3 stages – Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Getting into Indian Administrative Service is not easy considering the competition involved, but not impossible for a candidate with right attitude and approach. Interesting read: Salary of an IAS officer.

Myths about IAS Exam:

1.One need to study for 15-20 hours a day.
2.Selection of two optional subjects.
3.Reading all NCERT books for prelims.
4.Have to read dozen of books for Prelims and Mains both.
5.This prestigious exam is almost impossible.
6.Being non-English candidate is a disadvantage.
7.Age limit.
8.IAS is the most powerful service and once you achieve it you are the King
9.No need of writing practise or attempting mock tests
10.Requirement of luck