IAS Exam 2018 (Indian Administrative Service)

IAS Exam 2018 Introduction

UPSC IAS Exam is the most prestigious and the most anticipated competitive exam conducted in our country. The Exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission. Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS) etc. are the major and most popular services under Indian Civil Services. The Union Public Service Commission organizes this examination at regular intervals every year.

Before stepping into the IAS Exam Preparation here are the things that every aspirant should be aware :

What is the IAS?

Indian Administrative Services also known as IAS is considered as top notch and popular exam that allows prestigious Grade A jobs in the Government of India. IAS Officers has to hold the key and strategic positions in Union Government, State Government, and PSU's. IAS is one of the three All India Services Exam along with IPS and IFS. To become an IAS Officers, the candidates need to appear for Preliminary Exam followed by Mains and Interview. After the final selection, the candidates need to attend training organized at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.

What is the main function of an IAS Officer?

IAS Officer is top notch position in the government administration of India. The IAS has to handle the major issues of the government that includes designing and formulation of govt policy after consulting concerned ministers. The officers need to travel to the places to analyze the issues and problem of the state. The personal supervision is needed after the disbursement of the funds. IAS officer is collectively responsible for maintenance of law and order, general administration and revenue administration in the area that comes under him. He/she also collect revenue and also act as Courts in matters of revenue.

How many IAS officers are there in India?

According to a statement given by Union Minister Jitendra Singh in March 2017, there are 4,926 IAS Officers in India. The total authorized strength of IAS officers is 6,396. It means that there is a shortage of around 1400 IAS officers in our nation. He also stated that shortage of 900 IPS (Indian Police Service) and 560 IFS (Indian Forest Service) is also a grave problem. Last year, a parliamentary standing committee has expressed serious concern over the shortage of Civil Services Officers. The annual intake of IAS officers by the government is now 180.

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IAS Exam 2018 Important Dates

The calendar for UPSC IAS Exam has been released and the aspirants who are looking forward to appear for the exam should learn about the upcoming events. The details of Important dates for UPSC IAS Exam 2018 are provided here...

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IAS Exam 2018 Vacancy Details

The UPSC Prelims Exam for Civil Services would be conducted for the recruitment to the distinctive services and posts which are mentioned below in accordance with the Rules published by the Department of Personnel & Training in the Gazette of Ind ...


  • Indian Administrative Service
  • Indian Foreign Service


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Indian Administrative Service -
Indian Foreign Service -
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IAS Exam 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who are willing to apply and appear for the UPSC IAS Exam 2018, should check the eligibility criteria before applying. Let us discuss the complete and detailed eligibility criteria for IAS Exam 2018 here...

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How to Apply - IAS Exam 2018 Application Form

Step by Step guidance is required to apply for the UPSC IAS Exam 2018. The detailed maneuver is provided here...

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IAS 2018 Exam Pattern

The UPSC IAS Exam is a multi step exam and the aspirants should have the complete knowledge of Exam pattern before preparing for the exam. The detailed exam pattern is provided here...

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IAS 2018 Exam Syllabus

UPSC IAS Exam is a hard nut to crack. Without having the proper knowledge of Exam syllabus, cracking the exam is next to impossible. The detailed syllabus of UPSC IAS Exam 2018 is provided here...

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IAS Exam Admit Card 2018

Admit card is essential while appearing for the exam. The aspirants who are looking forward to appear for the exam should download their UPSC IAS Exam Admit Card from here...

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IAS Exam Cut Off 2018

Your performance in written exam decides your fate. The final selection in IAS Cadre is always based on your cut-off score. Have a look at the expected Cut-off for UPSC IAS Exam 2018 here...

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IAS Exam Result 2018

The result of UPSC IAS Exam 2018 will be published on the official website of Union Public Service Commission. Learn how to check your result, here...

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