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Introduction To IAS

Indian Administrative Services(IAS) examination is one of the distinguished and well-organized exams conducted by UPSC in India every year. IAS exam is also known as civil service exam. Aspirants who become an IAS officer gets a good accommodation and lives a life less ordinary than any government officer. IAS officer facilities, salary, etc. because it is the India toughest exam, and many candidates are still preparing for IAS from last 4 years.


IAS exam consist of two stages, Preliminary examination (objective type) a screening test is being done only, the marks obtained by the aspirant who are declared qualified for the admission to Main Examination (Time limit is 3 hrs), following papers are included in the main examination:

Paper 1– It is based on single Indian language which has to be selected by the candidate and it consists of 300 marks.
Paper 2– It is the paper of English which consists of 30 marks.
Paper 3– It is an essay section which consists of 200 marks.
Paper 4 and 5 consist of 300 marks and the paper is related to general studies.
Paper 6 to 7– these are the optional papers chose by the candidate.

Following optional paper are as follow:

  1. Geology
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Commerce
  4. Economics
  5. Indian History
  6. Law
  7. Medical Science
  8. Philosophy
  9. Mathematics
  10. Mechanical Engineering
  11. Physics
  12. Political Science
  13. Sociology
  14. Statistics
  15. Psychology
  16. Public Administration
  17. Zoology
  18. Civil Engineering
  19. Veterinary Science
  20. Geography

Last but not the least is the Interview in which a aspirants is tested for intelligence, attentiveness, balance of judgment and human qualities like honesty, integrity and leadership. Interview marks are very important and crucial for candidate to be got in merit list, candidate must not leave any stone unturned in the preparation for the interview. It is very important to understand that candidate is able to secure only about 55 percent marks in the interview and are unable to get a job even after reaching the last stage hence to avoid this happening R-Platinum IAS run special classes for interview section which are really helpful for the candidate to crack the interview and once the candidate clears up the last round i.e. Interview, gets qualified for civil services.