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    Which subject should I choose in graduation if my interest is to become an IAS officer?

    i am student of 12th science i want to become an ias officer which subject i should choose for graduation if my interest is in civics and what to for becoming ias officer?

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    Re: Which subject should I choose in graduation if my interest is to become an IAS officer?

    If you have passed your class 12th with science subject then there are so many ways for you to join any degree course and you can choose any subject what you want but you should see your interest first means in which field you are more interested and you should choose that subject to study in graduation and you can choose any one of following specialization course for your degree study :

    1. Biology
    2. Botany
    3. Zoology
    4. Chemistry
    5. Microbiology
    6. Industrial Microbiology
    7. Biotechnology
    8. Seed Technology
    9. Horticulture
    10. Agriculture
    11. Entomology
    12. Biological Engineering
    13. Chemical Engineering
    14. Computer Science
    15. Life Science

    You can choose any subject and there are some subjects also which are decided by UPSC board which you may choose only after qualifying the preliminary exam.

    If you want to become an IAS Officer then you should know that any degree graduate whose age is between 21-30 years may apply for this exam means there is no subject profitable for you in preliminary exam and it is the rule that if you could not qualify in prelims then you would be declared as fail then you can not apply for mains exam so that you will have to study hard for that exam and you should start your study as soon as possible so that you could prepare for a long time for Civil Services and you could qualify the exam at once.

    All the best

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    Re: Which subject should I choose in graduation if my interest is to become an IAS officer?

    Hello Friend,

    As of now, a civil aspirant has to choose two subjects for mains exam. I hope you know about the exam pattern. At this stage of your academics, you should rather focus on other things than worrying about the subjects. The other things include:
    1- Reading a good daily say The Hindu or The Indian Express daily without fail. Analyze the news given under various section like economy, national, international etc.
    2- Reading NCERT books thoroughly for History, Geography, Polity (Our Constitution -- do you know how many Fundamental Rights a citizen of India enjoys?), Economics etc.
    3- Inculcating a habit of asking questions to yourself and to others, observing things, events happening around you.
    4- Honing your English language skills for writing quality essays.

    The above mentioned things will prepare your base. At the time of full fledged preparation, your already built base leave you will ample time to study other subjects. (Moreover, there is a buzz that UPSC is going to change its mains pattern. So focus on building the base rather than starting top-down).

    And, do you graduation in whatever stream you LIKE and do not choose your stream just because it will help you in civil services exam. When you choose things of your liking, you pay more attention to it, it interests you and thus you end up in putting less effort.

    If you have any further queries, do write.

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    Re: Which subject should I choose in graduation if my interest is to become an IAS officer?

    Hello

    There are different subjects that you will have to learn,but the best way is to go for arts after 10+2.
    The IAS stands for Indian administrative services,means services provided to the civilians in the administration,as the name suggests you will have to service the Indian administration,and it is a common sense that you need to know different facts about Indian culture,to service them.

    The services provided by IAS all are very much related to Indian culture,as it is Indian administrative services so you will have to learn facts like Indian history,Indian geography etc everything that will make your knowledge even strong about Indian culture,the Indian constitution,everything that is connected to India and you must know that only arts is that stream which provides such facilities

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    Re: Which subject should I choose in graduation if my interest is to become an IAS officer?

    Dear aspirant you can be a graduate from a recognized University in any discipline to become an IAS officr.As per your chioce you can choose civics/political science or History in IAS main subjects.So it is clear in graduation you can opt any subject any stream,there is no restrictions as per UPSC who conduct's IAS Exam.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Which subject should I choose in graduation if my interest is to become an IAS officer?

    There is no specific subject is required for ias you have to just complete your graduation degree and you can seat for exam

    you can choose any stream either science arts or commerce or science choose the stream in which you have more interest
    so you can decide the ias mains subject
    if you go for arts stream than you have a advantage for general study papers:
    But ias is very tough and certain carrier so think before choosing any stream because you should have a back up plane so you dont clear ias in that case you have an opportunity for other fields

    start preparing for basics of general study it will help you in future

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    Re: Which subject should I choose in graduation if my interest is to become an IAS officer?

    * Good to know that you wish to become an IAS officer....!

    * You can do the graduation of your interest....! It does't matter....!

    * The eligibility is that you have to be a graduate of any discipline...thats it...!

    * So no problem if it is going to be arts, engineering or medicine....!

    * Choose anything of your own interest....But study that well...so that you can also take it as a optional subject at the main exam.....!!


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    Re: Which subject should I choose in graduation if my interest is to become an IAS officer?

    If you want to do bsc choose phy, chem like. u can choose to non science sub like history, public admin etc.

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    Re: Which subject should I choose in graduation if my interest is to become an IAS officer?

    Dear frnds,

    Any subject you can choose in graduation bcoz for become to IAS officer you should have only graduate degree from recognized university.............
    and age between 21-30 yrs, and alos Should be citizen of India..................................

    All the best.......................................

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    Re: Which subject should I choose in graduation if my interest is to become an IAS officer?

    Dear friend,

    You must choose the subject in which you have interest and you know much about it.

    If you have interest in Civics, then choose Political Science and start preparation on this subject.

    IAS Exam is conducted by UPSC every year.

    For more information and Previous years papers, you can visit: http://upsc.gov.in

    Age Limits:

    For General Candidates, 21 to 30 years.

    OBC Candidates are given 3 years or relaxation while SC/ST Candidates are given 5 years of relaxation.

    No. of Attempts:

    For General Candidates, 4 attempts are given.

    For OBC Candidates, 7 attempts are given.

    And, there is no restriction for SC/ST Candidates.

    Some of the Best books for preparation of IAS exam are:

    >> IAS Prelims/CSAT Civil Services: 18 Years General Studies Topic-Wise Solved Papers (1995-2012) (Paperback)
    by Disha Experts
    Publisher: Disha Publication (2012)
    Price: Rs. 174


    >> Guide To UPSC (IAS) Civil Services Preliminary Exam: General Studies (Paper - 1) (Paperback)
    by Gkp
    Publisher: G. K. Publications Pvt. Ltd (2011)
    Price: Rs. 266


    >> General Studies (For UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam) (Paperback)
    by RPH Editorial Board
    Publisher: Ramesh Publishing House
    Price: Rs. 999

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    Re: Which subject should I choose in graduation if my interest is to become an IAS officer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    i am student of 12th science i want to become an ias officer which subject i should choose for graduation if my interest is in civics and what to for becoming ias officer?
    IAS stands for Indian Administrative ServiceAge Limit

    The age limit is 21 to 30 years for General category candidates.

    The upper age is relaxed by 3 years for OBC.

    SC/ST gets 5 years relaxation in upper age limit.

    Exam Pattern

    There are two stages of IAS Exam:

    1) Preliminary Exam

    2) Main Exam

    3) Interview

    Number of Attempts

    General candidates get 4 attempts to clear the IAS Exam.

    OBC candidates have 7 attempts to do the same.

    There is no limit for SC/ST candidates.


    The requirement for IAS exam is graduation degree,in any stream.

    It does not matter in which subjects you have studied in graduation.

    You can complete B.Sc, B.A., B.Com, B.Sc, BBA, BCA, B.Tech etc and still apply for the IAS exam.


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