The Indian Administrative Services are formed in 1893 as Imperial Civil Services.
According to research around 5.5 lakhs aspirants appear for the civil services examination yearly & out of this, 50% of the candidates get cleared for mains examination and only 0.001% became an IAS officer. The number of vacancies vary every year. Every year
Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, elucidates the number of vacancies after encompassing the vacancies from each state. The exam of Indian Administrative Services known as the toughest in India to get through. Yearly lakhs of aspirants applied for this exam but according to the ratio only few among got clear in this examination. Once selected, an officer got selected in Indian Administrative Services gets indulge in very diverse roles in country like the head in the public-sector units, the Collector, Commissioner, etc.
I.A.S Officers hold key strategic positions in the union government, states and public sector undertakings.
The exam for the Indian Administrative Service consists of three stages as follow:
- ThePrelims: The Prelims exam is only for the qualification in the scope and the marks obtained in The Mains and The Interview Session are counted for the ranking of the candidate
- TheMains: Mains exam is the written examination to test the academic ability of the particular candidate that how he/she present the answers in clear manner.
- Interview Session: The interview session carries 275 marks with no mentioned qualifying mark limit. So, we can say that it could be the deciding factor sometimes, for someone to get the service of their choice or being in the merit list.