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    Is it true that a candidate cannot become an IAS officer by choosing commerce stream?

    I am studying in B.Com 1st year. I want to become an IAS Officer. Can i become an IAS officer by commerce stream? Many of my guardian says that "No one had become an IAS Officer by commerce stream, it's a little bit impossible by commerce stream" is that true? Is it not possible for me to become an IAS officer by commerce stream?

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    Mohit Bansal Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Bhucho Mandi

    Re: Is it true that a candidate cannot become an IAS officer by choosing commerce stream?

    dear aspirant

    UPSC conduct Civil Services Exam for the post of IAS. So to become an IAS officer you have to write Civil Services Exam.

    no dear it is not true. any candidate who has done graduation in any stream with any subjects can apply for Civil Services Exam.
    so don't worry and prepare for the exam.

    Civil Services has three phase and you have to clear all the phase:

    1. Prelims(CSAT)
    2. Mains
    3. Interview

    Scheme and subjects for the Preliminary and Main Examinations
    A. Preliminary Examination
    The Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.

    B. Main Examination
    The written examination will consist of the following papers:


    Section 1 Essay 200 Marks
    Section 2 English Comprehension
    & English Précis 100 Marks
    (Of Matriculation/ Xth standard


    General Studies–I 250Marks
    (Indian Heritage and Culture,
    History and Geography of the World
    and Society)


    General Studies –II 250 Marks
    (Governance, Constitution,
    Polity, Social Justice and
    International relations)


    General Studies –III 250 Marks
    (Technology, Economic Development,
    Bio-diversity, Environment, Security
    and Disaster Management)


    General Studies –IV 250 Marks
    (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)


    Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks


    Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks

    Sub Total (Written test) 1800 Marks

    Personality Test 275 Marks.
    Grand Total 2075 Marks

    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

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


    Good Luck......

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    priyaa patnaik Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2013

    Re: Is it true that a candidate cannot become an IAS officer by choosing commerce stream?

    Hello Friend,
    Don't worry,it is not true that a candidate can not become a IAS officer by choosing commerce stream .

    IAS officer is the most prestigious post of Govt. of India. UPSC conduct the IAS exam through civil service.To becoming an IAS officer it is necessary for a person to qualifying the entrance exam & secured a good rank.

    The Exam conducted by UPSC consist of 3 stages:
    1.Preliminary Exam
    2.Main Exam

    To become an IAS the aspirant merit in qualifying the exam with a good rank.

    Educational Qualification:

    For applying IAS exam the candidate must posses a bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized University.

    The students of final year degree course is also apply for the exam.

    So,according to the educational qualification Graduation is the minimum qualification required to apply for the exam.There is no percentage required to apply for the exam.

    If you are a graduate then you should apply for the exam.

    For more details visit www.upsc.gov.in

    Thank You.

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    SK1 Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012

    Re: Is it true that a candidate cannot become an IAS officer by choosing commerce stream?

    To become an IAS officer, you have to appear in the UPSC Civil services Exams

    Even if you are doing your graduation from Commerce you are eligible to apply for the UPSC Civil Services Exams
    Graduation pass in any stream can apply
    Final year candidates can also apply for the Prelims exams

    If you are a General Category candidates you just get 4 attempts

    Minimum age to apply is 21 years
    Maximum age to apply is 30 years

    In the Prelims there are two apapers and both are common for all the candidates
    In the Mains out of 7 papers 5 are common for all the candidates and paper 6 and 7 -you have to choose one subject from the list of Optional paper

    So prepare for the exams and you will succed if your preparations is good

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