IAS officers have a very respected post in the country and society. To become an IAS officer, one has to pass the Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC. If you want to prepare only after 12th, then know what your strategy should be…
To apply for civil services exam you must have a bachelor degree. No condition for minimum percentage for this exam. That means, if you are graduate, you are eligible for this exam. By the way, you can apply for it even when the final year.
Clear the civil services exam
This Civil Services Examination is conducted in 3 phases. On the first number you have to clear the pre. You can sit in Mains only after pre-clearing. Interview has to be given after Mains.
IAS Preliminary Exam
Preliminary exam consists of 2 compulsory papers. General Ability Test (GATT) and Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT). The questions will be objective type. Questions will be in both English and Hindi languages. This paper is of qualifying nature. These are a total of 400 marks paper.
IAS Mains Exam
IAS Mains are divided into two types – qualifying exam and merit exam.
- Paper A: One of the languages included in the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution
- Paper B: English
Both these papers are of 300–300 marks.
IAS Merit paper
There are 7 papers of merit, all of which will be of 250-250 marks. That is, the paper will total 1750 marks. All papers will be of 3–3 hours.
IAS Interview and Personality Test
Those candidates who successfully cleared UPSC Mains written exam will have to appear for UPSC Interview and Personality Test.