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    Eligibility criteria for IAS exam? What are the reference books for it?

    Eligibility Criteria for IAS exam
    zMy name is malathi palani, i am 21years old. I am doing pgdfm course through mumbai university and i want to appear for ias entrance exam so what is the eligibility criteria for the ias exam and how to prepare for the exam, what are the reference books. I wanted to know the above mentioned details. Please furnish me with the details.

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    Re: Eligibility criteria for IAS exam? What are the reference books for it?

    Dear friend,
    Eligibility criteria for IAS exam is given below:-

    minimum age limit is 21 years,
    maximum age limit is -
    for general categary 30 years,
    for OBC 33 years,
    for SC/ST 35 years.
    Educational quilification
    The candidate must hold any degree in any descipline from any recongnized university,
    Final year degree students also eligible.

    Books are:-
    1. Indian History - India Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra; NCERT Books ( XI & XII )
    2. Geography - Spectrum
    3. Indian Polity - Constitution of India by Bakshi
    4. Indian Economy - Plus One, Plus Two Books, Pratiyogita Darpan
    5. General Science - Tata Mc Graw Hill Guide
    6. Mental Ability - Quantitative Apitude by R.S. Aggarwal
    7. Current Affairs - Some magazines and Newspapers
    i. The Hindu/The Times of India
    ii. Frontline
    iii. Civil Service Chronicle
    iv. Chanakya
    v. Competition WIZARD
    vi. Civil Services Today
    8. Guides
    1. Tata Mc Graw Hill
    2. Spectrum
    3. Unique

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    Re: Eligibility criteria for IAS exam? What are the reference books for it?

    Dear friend IAS stands for Indian Administrative Service.

    IAS exam is conducted under Civil Service Examination by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) in every year.

    The Eligibility criteria for IAS Exam is:-

    Candidate should be an Indian citizen.

    Candidate should be completed Graduation degree in any stream from a recognized University.

    Age should be between 21 years to 30 years for General category candidates.

    Age relaxation for OBC category candidates 3 years and SC/ST category candidates 5 years.

    Number of Attempts:-

    General category candidates - 4 time

    OBC category Candidates - 7 time

    SC/ST category candidates - No limit.

    These are some best Books for IAS Exam:-

    - IAS Prelims/CSAT Civil Services: 18 Years General Studies Topic-Wise Solved Papers (1995-2012)
    by Disha Experts
    Publications: Disha Publication

    - UPSC Portal IAS Main General Studies Solved Papers (2001-2010)
    by Sachchida Nand Jha
    Publisher: Upscportal Publications

    - The Pearson CSAT Manual 2013: Civil Services Aptitude Test for the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination
    by Edgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe
    Publisher: Pearson

    - CSAT: Civil Services Aptitude Test (Paper II)
    by Madhukar Bhagat
    Publisher: Tata Mcgraw Hill Education Private Limited

    - IAS Mains General Studies Chapterwise Solved Papers 2011-1997
    by Siddharth Mittal
    Publisher: Arihant Publications

    - CSAT: Interpersonal, Communication, Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills (Paper 2)
    by Shalini Verma
    Publisher: Pearson

    Best of luck........

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    Re: Eligibility criteria for IAS exam? What are the reference books for it?

    Hello !

    >>> Eligibility for IAS:
    1.Educational Qualifications:
    Degree of a Recognized University.
    Appearing Final year of requisite Degree educational qualification also eligible.

    2.Age limits and Attempts:
    General - 21 to 30 years with 4 attempts
    OBC - 21 to 33 years with 7 attempts.
    SC/ST - 21 to 35 years with no attempts.


    ### As you mentioned that your age is 21 years so, you are eligible to apply for IAS examination but there is a fixed limited attempts so, prepare hard then only apply.

    >>> Examination pattern:

    1.Preliminary Examination (objective type) 2 papers with 200 marks each
    2.Mains examination.

    -Paper I : Examination based on one 18 Indian Languages -300 marks
    -Paper II: English (Qualifying paper) - 300 marks
    -Paper III:Essay - 200 marks
    -Paper IV and V: General Studies -600 marks
    -paper VI,VII,VIII and IX :Any two optional subjects (each subject has two papers) - 1200 marks

    3.Interview - 300 marks.

    >>> Books to be Refer:
    1.Indian History by NCERT Books
    2.Geography by Spectrum
    3.Indian polity by Constityuon of India by Bakshi
    4.Indian Economy by Pratiyogita Darapn
    5.General Science by Tata Mc Graw Hill Guide
    6.Mental Ability by Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal
    7.Current Affairs by News papers

    Good luck

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    Re: Eligibility criteria for IAS exam? What are the reference books for it?

    Hello Dear Friend ...


    I.A.S. --- INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ..


    You must have a minimum of GRADUATION from a recognized university ..

    And the minimum age must be 21 years


    You must have secured a minimum of 60% in your Academics

    Maximum age is allowed up to 30 years

    You must be an Indian Citizen


    There are so many various books available

    They are ::


    UPSC IAS CIVIL SERVICES BY G.K PUBLICATIONS


    18 YEARS GENERAL STUDIES SOLVED PAPERS BY DISHA EXPERTS


    IAS Solved papers by Expert Compilations

    UPSC IAS Civil Services by G.K PUBLICATIONS PRIVATE LIMITED


    MODERN INDIA BY BIPIN CHANDRA


    UPSC portal General knowledge manual by UPSC Portal Editorial Board ..



    VERY GOOD LUCK

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    Re: Eligibility criteria for IAS exam? What are the reference books for it?

    Academics: You need a bachelor degree and you can apply in your final year also...
    Age limit: Minimum is 21(should be completed before 1st Aug)
    Max 30 for OC, 33 for MBC, 35 for SC/ST and ex-army
    For books refer upscguide.com

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    Re: Eligibility criteria for IAS exam? What are the reference books for it?

    Hey

    ELIGIBILITY FOR IAS

    *Graduation in any discipline
    *Graduation must be fro recognized university
    *Age limit is 21-30 years
    *Relaxation is given to reserved category
    *You must be Indian

    These are the eligibilities for IAS exam.
    You can read the best books from the following publishers:-

    >>Arihant
    >>Upkar
    >>Luxmi
    >>R.S Gupta


    thank you.

    For more http://www.upsc.gov.in

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