What is IAS?
The Indian administrative service which is also abbreviated as IAS is the pure executive branch of officers of the government
of the India. IAS was formed in 1946 in India and selected candidate of IAS are sent to Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of
Administration, Mussoorie for training. IAS officers have major role in policy formation in general.
ROLE OF IAS
- Policy formulation.
- Policy implementation.
- Civil administration.
- Managing Bureaucracy (Centre and State)
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Download: IAS CSAT Solved Paper (General Studies-II) 2011
I.A.S. – These are not mere three of English alphabet. For some it remains a childhood dreams, for some a route to
the corridors of power and yet for some a divine opportunity to serve fellow countrymen who need help in hundred ways.
Nothing is more charming and alluring than a career in coveted Civil Services. It gives you a Midas touch which can change life of millions of people.
The Structure of the Examination
It consists of two successive stages.
- Civil services Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination.
- Civil Services Main Examination (Written & Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various services and posts
such as Indian Administrative Services.
Preliminary Examination it consists of two papers of objective type. Two papers are
- General Studies for 200 marks.
- Civil Services Aptitude Test ( CSAT ) for 200 Marks. Total it consists of 400 marks.
The second and most crucial stage of selection is the main examination. The number of candidates admitted
to the main examination is roughly around 11 to 12 times of approx. number of vacancies existing in a year. It consists of following nine papers
- 1st Paper: One of the Indian languages to be selected by candidates from the languages included
in the eighth schedule of the constitution.
- 2nd Paper: English language paper too is compulsory and is of matriculation standard and qualifying in nature.
- 3rd Paper: This is compulsory Essay paper.
- 4th & 5th Paper: These are two various papers on various segments of General studies.
- 6th & 7th Paper: Two papers of chosen first optional subject.
- 8th & 9th Paper: likewise two papers of second optional subject.
- Total main examination consists of 200 marks.
The UPSC interview test for Civil Services Exam is third and final lap of three parts process to evaluate the administrative
potential of the candidates in order to find their suitability for joining one of the civil services.