The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) was earlier known as the Imperial Civil Service (ICS), which is one of the toughest competitive examinations of India and the Civil Services Examination. It is organized by the Union Public Service Commission to recruit officers for the All India Administrative Civil Service. Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is known as one of the 24 government services like IPS, IFS (Foreign), IFS (Forest), IP & TAFS, IAAS, IRS, IDAS, CMSE, IRTS, IRAS, IRPS.All these examinations are conducted by UPSC for selection of suitable candidates for jobs through Civil Services Examination (CSE). Every year lakhs of candidates appear in this exam, testing their luck and hard work to get through one of these prestigious posts. Highlights of the IAS Exam Annually, UPSC conducts Civil Services Examination (CSE) to shortlist candidates for more than 20 services such as IAS, IPS and IFS. On an average more than eight lakh candidates register for the IAS exam and around five lakh candidates appear for the exam.Candidates are selected through preliminary examination, main examination and an interview / personality test. UPSC Civil Services Examination – Eligibility, Age Limit For UPSC Civil Services, candidates must be an Indian citizen who has completed his / her graduation (any course) from a recognized university in the country and is between 21 to 32 years of age. The first stage is the preliminary examination which is an objective type paper. The Preliminary Examination is conducted in the month of June and is the first phase of the selection process. Candidates who have passed the preliminary examination can appear for the main examination. UPSC CSE Mains or Civil Services Main Examination is conducted in the month of September.
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