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12th September 2015, 02:14 PM
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Re: Indian Administrative Service Definition

Indian Administrative Service is the premier Administrative Civil Service of the Government of India .

Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission because there are no higher civil services other than aforementioned two services under Government of India . Along with the IPS and forest services, the IAS is one of the three All India Services

Recruitment to the Indian Administrative Service is done through an extremely competitive examination called the "Civil Services Examination", organized by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).


Functions of the civil servant/officer :

After being selected in the UPSC exam, Candidates undergo training at LBSNAA, Mussoorie for IAS.

A civil servant is responsible for the law and order and general administration in the area under his work.

To handle the daily affairs of the government, including framing and implementation of policy in consultation with the minister-in-charge of the concerned ministry.

Implementation of policy requires supervision.

Implementation requires travelling to places where the policies are being implemented.

Implementation also includes expenditure of public funds which again requires personal supervision as the officers are answerable to the Parliament and State Legislature for any irregularities that may occur.

In the process of policy formulation and decision making, officers at higher levels like Joint Secretary and Deputy Secretary contribute to the final shape of the policy and/or take a final decision with the concurrence of the minister concerned or the cabinet (depending on the gravity of the issue).

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years .


Exam pattern :

The Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.

Paper I - (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

Current events of national and international importance.
History of India and Indian National Movement.
Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
General Science.

Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
Comprehension
Interpersonal skills including communication skills
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Decision-making and problem-solving
General mental ability
Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data
interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects set out in subsection (A) of Section-II.

The written examination will consist of the following papers:


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