Here are the important things that every aspirant who aspires to become an IAS Officer should know about this prestigious and one of the All India Services i.e., Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

What is IAS (Indian Administrative Service)?

The Indian Administrative Service abbreviated as IAS is one of the All Indian Services (AIS) and the other being IPS (Indian Police Service), Indian Forest Service (IFoS). The service is considered as the arm of the All India Services and the premier civil service of India.

The IAS is part of the permanent bureaucracy of the nation and is an inseparable part of the executive of the Government of India such that the IAS officers remain politically neutral and ensure the continuity of the administration to the ruling party.

How to become an IAS (Indian Administrative Service) Officer?

If you are a candidate who aspires to become an IAS Officer, then here are some details on how one can become an IAS Officer.

To become an IAS Officer one should take Civil Services Exam which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

What is Civil Services IAS Exam?
Civil Services Exam is one of the competitive exams conducted by the UPSC nation-wide to recruit candidates for various Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ civil services like the Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Services (IPS), Indian Foreign Services among the others.

About the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
The UPSC is one of the constitutional bodies and India’s Central Recruiting Agency. The commission is responsible for conducting various exams in the country that includes appointment to All India Services and other Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ Civil Services.

The UPSC Conducts the civil services exam every year to recruit candidates to various civil services in the country.

Click on the link to know in detail about the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

What next after a candidate is recruited as an IAS Officer?

Once a candidate clears the exam and confirmed of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), he/she serves a probationary period of two years where an IAS Officer’s career starts as a Sub-Divisional Magistrate and from there reaches to the top level as Cabinet Secretary, which lasts for 16 years or more in some states then he/she is promoted as Divisional Commission to head a whole state.

Once an IAS officer reaches the Apex Scale i.e., he/she may lead the government departments or ministries as Chief Secretary/Secretary/Cabinet Secretary.

When an IAS officer attains the Apex grade, he/she may represent the country at the international level in bilateral and multilateral negotiations.

Also, click the below links to know in-detail about other features of the IAS.