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IAS full form is Indian Administrative Services. But do you know that earlier, it was known as Imperial Civil Services. 

Indian Administrative Service examinations are conducted by UPSC. (Union Public Service Commission). However, it is not the right term to use. UPSC never conducts exams only specific to IAS. It conducts the Civil Services exam and it hires for posts like IAS, IPS, IRS, etc. 

But due to the popularity of IAS jobs in Indian civil services, everyone addresses it as an IAS exam. Afterall, an IAS officer is like a king to a district but under the government of India.

An officer may hold posts like District Magistrate, SDM, ADM,DC, Secretary, Divisional Magistrates etc. There all are very powerful positions in any state. Therefore, IAS is the most sought after job in India. 

IAS Examination

Civil Services examinations are conducted every year in the month of May but due to COVID-19 spread, this year the exam is due on 4th October.

Civil Services are categorised in three parts.

  1. Preliminary Exam also known as Pre Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Personality test or also known as Interview

Preliminary exam is an objective type exam and there are two papers in it. 

Paper I consists of General Studies and General Knowledge. Paper II is known as CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude test). Pre Exam is objective in nature and it has a negative marking system. 

Further, when you clear the Pre exam then you are allowed to take the Mains examination . Mains examinations are subject in nature. 

Once you qualify both exams then the Cutoff list is prepared. And if you clear the cutoff list then you are ready for an IAS interview.

This is considered the toughest part of the interview. However, it is not like it. Every level of the exam is the same and required elaborate study plan.

Check how to start UPSC preparation from Scratch and check the eligibility criteria.

Power of an IAS

This question is the most asked question by UPSC aspirants. IAS officer is a person appointed by the state government to supervise DM Machinery at initial stage of his career. However, with good performance and brilliant service, one can reach up to the Cabinet Secretary post. 

IAS officers also get key positions in Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) and manage the entire project. 

Salary of an IAS

Salary of an IAS is very lucrative. After the 7th Pay commission, the basic salary of an IAS officer is Rs 56100. He also gets HRA, DA extra. 

The take home salary is approximately Rs 1,25,000 of a newly appointed IAS officer. 

To know the detailed salary, read this link

Youngest IAS officer

IAS minimum age requirement is 21 years and maximum is 32 years for general  caste aspirants. However, the age limit reaches upto 35 year for OBC. 

 There are many people who have cleared the IAS exam in 22 years but there is one person who cleared the examination in just 21.

His name is Ansar Ahmad Shaikh who cleared the IAS exam of IAS. Read his full story, his IAS preparation strategy and his rank by clicking here.

First IAS of India

Now you know the full form of IAS  but do you know who is the first IAS officer of India. He is the brother of only the Nobel Laureate of India. Did you guess? If not then let me make it easier for you. He is the brother of Rabindra Nath Tagore. Yes, you heard it right! His name is  Satyendra Nath Tagore. 

Other Frequently Asked Full form:

Q – What is the full form of IPS?

Ans – The full form of IPS is Indian Police Services

Q- What is the full form of IFS?

Ans- The full form of IFS is Indian Forest Services.

Q. What is the full form of UPSC?

Ans – The full form of UPSC is Union Public Service Commission.


Written by Avinash P
Avinash P is an avid blogger & Digital Marketer. He has been blogging since 2011 & writes about Education, Motivation & Photography Profile
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