Indian Administrative Service (IAS)



Nationality: Indian (for IAS, IPS, and IFS)

Age: Minimum – 21 ; Maximum: 32 (General), 35 (OBC), 37 (SC/ST)

Education: A recognized degree

Scheme of Exam

Preliminary Examination

Paper 1 – General Studeies

Paper 2 : Civil Service Aptitude Test

Main Examination

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

UPSC Civil Service Exam

Posts and Services to which the recruitment from the exam is done

(i) Indian Administrative Service

(ii) Indian Foreign Service

(iii) Indian Police Service

(iv) Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’

(v) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

(vi) Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’

(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

(viii) Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’

(ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)

(x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’

(xi) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

(xii) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’

(xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

(xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’

(xv) Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’

(xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’

(xvii) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’

(xviii) Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’

(xix) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’

(xx) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)

(xxi) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’

(xxii) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’

(xxiii) Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’

(xxiv) Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.