As far as government service is concerned, the IAS (Indian Administrative Services) which is marked as a category 'A' government service is a highly special and a respected government service. The Indian Adminstrative Services is special as it works internally for the smooth functioning of law and order without any hinderance. Right from the conception of the Indian constitution, IAS as a career has been a much preferred option for the Indian youth of all-time. Even today, jobs under IAS are considered with utmost esteem. This is the prime reason why youth are attracted to career of an IAS officer. Every year lakhs of aspirants from each corner of India apply for admission into IAS.
However getting into IAS is not easy, infact you have to earn an IAS. The IAS 2023 exam is a paper-pen based competitive exam ie. CSE (Civil Service Examination) held every year. Directed by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) this exam serves as a common aptitude test for other civil services like IFS, IPS, Group A and Group B central services. Needless to say, it is one of the toughest exams that probably requires more than one attempt to achieve success.
IAS 2023 Eligibility:-
Age Limits -
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2023 (candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1991 and not later than 1st August 2002.)
The upper age-limit relaxable -
Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe - up to a maximum of five years
Other Backward Classes - up to a maximum of three years
Minimum Educational Qualification -
A candidate must hold a Graduate degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.
Note - Candidates who have appeared at a qualifying examination the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission’s Examination but have not been informed of the result as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination. All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the Civil Services (Main) Examination will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite qualifying examination along with their application (i.e. Detailed Application Form-I) for the Main Examination, failing which such candidates will not be admitted to the Main Examination. Such proof of passing the requisite qualifying examination should be dated earlier than the due date (closing date) of Detailed Application Form-I of the Main Examination.
IAS Registration / Application Form
IAS 2023 Online Application Form/ Registration:-
UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination -
Apply online at website - https://upsconline.nic.in
Exam Fee - Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI.
Before start filling up Online Application, a candidate must have his photograph and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 300 KB each and must not be less than 20 KB in size for the photograph and signature
The candidate should have details of one Photo ID viz. Aadhar Card/ Voter Card / PAN Card / Passport/ Driving License / Any other photo ID card issued by the State / Central Government. The details of this photo ID will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. The candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of the Photo ID whose details have been provided in the online application by him/her. This photo ID will be used for all future references and the candidate is advised to carry this ID while appearing for the examination
IAS 2023 Syllabus:-
UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2023 Syllabus -
Part A - Preliminary Examination -
Paper I - 200 marks
Duration - 2 hours
Current events of national and international importance.
History of India and Indian National Movement.
Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
Paper II- 200 marks
Duration - 2 hours
Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
Logical reasoning and analytical ability;
Decision making and problem solving;
General mental ability;
Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level);
Note 1 : Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
Note 2 : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.
Note 3 : It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.
IAS 2023 Pattern:-
A. PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION -
The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.
(i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and each will be of two hours duration.
(ii) The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
(iii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
(iv) Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of Section III
B. MAIN EXAMINATION -
The Written Examination will consist of the following papers:—
Qualifying Papers -
Paper A (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution) - 300 Marks
Paper B English - 300 Marks
Papers to be counted for merit:
Paper I Essay - 250 Marks
Paper II General Studies I - 250 Marks
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
Paper III General Studies II - 250 Marks
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
Paper-IV General Studies III - 250 Marks
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
Paper-V General Studies IV - 250 Marks
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Paper VI Optional Subject - Paper 1 - 250 Marks
Paper VII Optional Subject - Paper 2 - 250 Marks
Sub Total (Written test) - 1750 Marks
Personality Test - 275 Marks
Grand Total - 2025 Marks
IAS Exam Preparation:-
One of the essential tips to crack IAS exam is proper planning with devotion. Since IAS is among the toughest exams in India, it is recommendable for students to take up any of the top coaching institutes that prepare well to crack IAS. Candidates should improve writing skills as the exam includes important papers like English and Essay, in both the papers subjective questions are asked. Make sure that you have the best authors’ books that cover almost entire portions of the subjects that are prescribed for the exam. Having a glance at previous years’ papers is always conducive.
IAS Coaching Institutes
IAS Preparation Tips
IAS 2023 Exam Notification:-
Civil Services (Main) Examination 2022
Exam Date - 16.09.2022, Friday
Duration of Exam - 5 Days
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 -
Date of Notification - 01.02.2023
Last Date for receipt of Applications - 21.02.2023
Date of commencement of Exam - 28.05.2023, Sunday
Duration of Exam - 1 Day
Civil Services (Main) Examination 2023 -
Date of commencement of Exam - 15.09.2023, Friday
Duration of Exam - 5 Days
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