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Asked this 2 months, 1 week ago
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IAS courses and college
I want to an IASofficer and iam on science stream and confused about the further studies
Pranab Saikia
Answer written 2 months, 1 week ago
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Indian Administrative Service popularly known as IAS is one of the prestigious services in India. The qualification exams for the same are conducted by UPSC every year for the selection of officers for diverse roles like the collector, commissioner, head of public sector units, chief secretary, cabinet secretary etc. The exam is officially called UPSC Civil Services Exam.

The UPSC CSE consists of 3 stages:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is the government agency responsible for selecting the right candidates for this service. Every year, UPSC selects around 1000 candidates.

The first stage of the exam, Preliminary (objective) is usually conducted in the month of August. The second stage ie theMains exam (written) is conducted in the month of December. Candidates who clear the Mains exams have to face interview/personality test during April-May period. The final result is usually declared in the month of June.

The educational qualification to appear in UPSC CSE is a degree (graduation) in any subject from a recognized university. Final year students can also apply.

The minimum age to appear for UPSC Civil Services Exam is 21 years. Upper age limit for General category is 32 years. For OBC it is 35 years and for SC/ST candidates, it is 37 years.

Candidates belonging to the general category can attempt the exam maximum 6 times. For OBC candidates the number of attempts permitted it 9. SC/ST category candidates will have unlimited attempts till they attain the upper age limit to appear for UPSC CSE.

On the other hand, if you do not wish to take up civil services as a career, and even if you are confused about what to do, here are some of the avenues that you can choose post the completion of your studies in the field of Science. Remember, the sky is the limit! Some popular options/fields include:

  • Computer Science & IT
  • Food Technology
  • Technical Writing 
  • Ethical Hacking

These are just a few options. For more career options, visit our article page on www.collegedekho.com !

We wish you all the best for your future!

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