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Top of mind is Indian Administrative Services (IAS) among 2 dozen odd categories of services for which the combined Civil Services Examination is held every year.

UPSC recommends the suitable candidates based on the final merit-list and as per the aspirant’s preference of services opted for.


Perceived as the toughest and perhaps even more gruelling than any other open competitive examination in country, Civil Services Examination (CSE) is really a craze among aspiring young Indians.

Civil Services – a service which was the most respected in British Raj, is still the most sought after one even today. Dream to be IAS Officer is no less than obsession for the youth.

The Process

Approx 14 months long span from announcement of notification to final result requires an aspirant to go through two stage process; Preliminary Examination and Main Examination (Written and Interview).

This examination assesses your intelligence, awareness and personal attributes by testing your aptitude, accumulated knowledge, problem solving and analytical skills.

The Service

Top of mind is Indian Administrative Services (IAS) among 2 dozen odd categories of services for which the combined Civil Services Examination is held. UPSC recommends the suitable candidates based on the final merit-list and as per the aspirant’s preference of services opted for.

Passion to become ‘IAS’

Though, there are many posts and services to choose from, craze for Indian Administrative Services (IAS) attracts the attention of the youth towards this examination.

Moreover, successful candidates motivate future aspirants and lakhs of candidates prepare for Civil Services Examination to fulfil their dreams.

Some of the candidates achieve desired success in first attempt itself and with top ranks gets the post of IAS. The recent CSE 2018 has Kanishak Kataria (AIR 1; CSE 2018), Shreyans Kumat (AIR 4; CSE 2018), Srushti Deshmukh (AIR 5; CSE 2018) among top 10 who achieved bid success in their first attempt.

It really keeps most of the aspirants going even if they are not able to make it and they prepare again and face the examination process from the beginning in next attempt.

For talented candidates, it is within reach and many candidates achieve success in their subsequent attempts. Among top 10, Akshat Jain (AIR 2; CSE 2018) and Vaishali Singh (AIR 8; CSE 2018) achieved it in their second attempt; while Gunjan Dwivedi (AIR 9; CSE 2018) reached her destination in her third attempt.

Even those who are selected for various other posts chase their dreams and make further attempt to be IAS. Junaid Ahmed (AIR 3; CSE 2018) earlier selected in IRS (IT) in CSE 2017, Shubham Gupta (AIR 6; CSE 2018) earlier selected in IAAS in CSE 2016, Karnati Varunreddy (AIR 7; CSE 2018) and Tanmay Vashishtha Sharma (AIR 10; CSE 2018) both selected earlier in IPS in CSE 2017 and many others are able to achieve, what they wished for.

Each result is a remarkable achievement and it is only a few marks difference that separates the top to bottom ranks in the merit-list.

Keep your eyes on the goal: Every year lakhs of aspirants apply for the first stage of this examination – Preliminary Examination. 

Civil Services Examination attracts a record number of candidates who applied and even those appeared for the first stage – Prelims.

This year, Preliminary Examination 2019 is scheduled to be held on June 2, 2019.

Looking at the opportunity that exists in the end, it is evident that it is extremely challenging and difficult for each one of them who appear in this examination. But, those who understand the intricacies involved and prepare diligently, make it to the final list.

‘There is no elevator to success; you have to take stairs’, well said.

To set the undertone, you need to be ready to slog for at least a year or so and remaining in learners’ shoes will help you reach your goal.

Taking into consideration the uncertainties associated with this examination maintaining consistency in preparation is the key; you should continue to work harder and smarter to make your presence felt at each level of the examination.

Wishing you luck!

Last Update Friday 31st May 2019     

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