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    Can an above average student become an IAS officer? If yes how should I study? On what should I focus more?

    i am little above average student nw i gave 10th exam and i want to become ias officer will it be possible and if yes then how should i study and on wat should i focus

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    niks7 Array
    Join Date
    May 2013

    Re: Can an above average student become an IAS officer? If yes how should I study? On what should I focus more?

    Dear Aspirant
    Civil service examination is not about whether you are an average student or extra talented.Everyone will have to give same efforts if they have to cross the barrier.Civil service examination require continuous study efforts and you have aptitude to serve and know for your country.If you do so you will get natural interest in studying General studies
    For the time being you are just tenth passed.So till you passed 12 keep your passion alive for becoming IAS. Regarding preparation at this stage I can just say that you develop a habit of reading The Hindu newspaper.It will help you.Keep you updated about current affairs and improve your English.
    Wish you all the best

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    Mohit Bansal Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Bhucho Mandi

    Re: Can an above average student become an IAS officer? If yes how should I study? On what should I focus more?

    dear aspirant,

    It is good to see that you want to become an IAS officer. and why not you can also become an IAS officer.

    For the post of IAS you have to apply for Civil Services Exam that is conducted by UPSC every year. UPSC conduct Civil Services Exam every year.
    For Civil Services exam you need graduation in an stream with any percentage.

    So first of all you need to concentrate on your graduation. and till then keep preparing for Aptitude, General Knowledge, Current affairs and English.

    Tips For Preparation:

    • first and most important Manage your Time table and maintain your self calm and Cool.
    • go ahead according to UPSC Syllabus.
    • you can start for UPSC by study 6th to 12th NCERT books and gather other Study material for Civil Services.
    • increase your general knowledge, continuous reading news papers and magazines, concentrate on English.
    • solving Previous year question papers is most requisite part of preparation.

    for Question papers visit

    Eligibility Criteria For Civil Services:

    >>you must have completed or appearing in final year of graduation.

    >>your age must be within 21 years to 30 years on 1 August of the year of exam. there is relaxation in upper age limit up to 3 years for OBC and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

    Limit Number Of Attempts:

    >>General category: 4 attempts

    >>OBC category: 7 attempts

    >>SC/ST category: No Limit

    Important dates of Civil Services exam in 2013:


    date of Notification:05.03.2013

    last date of receipt of application:04.04.2013

    date of exam:26.05.2013


    date of exam:01-12-2013

    You can apply for the exam online on following official link of UPSC:


    Good Luck......

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