All you need to know about becoming an IAS

 All you need to know about becoming an IAS

UPSC full form is union public service commission, and it is one of the most important exams that you must apply for if you dream of becoming an IAS officer. IAS full form is an Indian administrative service, and becoming a part of the Indian IAS team is not easy. You require months and months of hard work and should have the right skill set for the government to consider your application. But once you crack the test(which is challenging) and get your official IAS training(at a reputed government institute), you can enjoy all the privileges that come to you with being an IAS officer. The Indian government is one of the respected and prestigious domains in the world, and I don’t have to tell you how honorable it is to serve the nation by being an IAS officer.

Eligibility criteria

Suppose you want to be an IAS officer. In that case, there are a few eligibility criteria (and proof documents) that you must meet (and submit), and failing so will disqualify you for the entire process.

  • The candidate must have a resealable score in their twelfth standard irrespective of the subject series they choose.
  • They should have a bachelor’s degree in hand no matter what domain they choose. To apply for prelims, you don’t have to necessarily show the degree certificate (i.e., you can even go for it if you pursue a bachelor’s). However, to get admission and finally be an IAS officer, you must show a bachelor’s degree as proof of graduation.
  • UPSC is the most crucial test that you must qualify for the government to consider you for the position. (If you are eligible for UPSC, you can also be a part of the IPS domain – IPS full form is Indian police service).
  • Not just a bachelor’s degree but any higher degree will also be sufficient. Or else you can get a professional qualification from any government-identified institute and still apply for the IAS position (if and only if you are older than twenty-one years).

Job roles

Being an IAS officer will open your eyes to many job roles, and you can choose any one of them when you apply for official training. Bringing a part of any of the below-mentioned teams will be a privilege for a citizen of India.

  • Sub-divisional officer

As the name suggests, it is a department-level role where the person in charge (the IAS officer for sub-divisional level) takes care of all the inter-department activities.

  • District collector

It is a more significant role where the IAS officer must take care of all the activities that occur at a district level. They should be familiar with the official agencies under the district and how that will help the people living there. And as a district collector (a district head or officer), the person in charge will collect all the government-related money (the revenue, the taxes, etc.).

  • Chief secretary

Qe knows India has a political system that is very important for the country to run. The chief secretary acts as a mediator(or a middle man in charge) between that and the civil services. Thus they make the life of people much more uncomplicated.

There are just a few domains, and there are so many others that you can also opt for if you want to be an IAS officer. The employment opportunities though hard to obtain, are immense for UPSC graduates. It is a highly competitive field, and therefore you must bring your A-game to get into any of the job roles that will pair you with being an IAS officer.

The salary range for an IAS officer is pretty moderate, and the position is very respectable (i.e., between 50,000 to 1,50,000), with additional benefits that you can enjoy. And as you are a part of the government agency, you will even get a fixed pension (the pension schema may change when the government seems fit) after your retirement to lead a happy and secure life post your employment age.

Gill Daniel

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