How to Become an IAS Officer?

IAS Officer

Some requirements for becoming an IAS offer need to be fulfilled, including UPSC age limit, qualifications, nationality, and more. The age limit of IAS changes as per reservation classes. According to the official UPSC eligibility, the aspirant’s minimum age must be 21, and the maximum years must be 32 as of 1st August 2022. Other criteria include educational qualification, wherein a candidate has to be a graduate of a recognized university, and the nationality should be Indian.


The number of times General category aspirants can attempt the exam is 6. Applicants preparing for the upcoming UPSC exam for 2023 can calculate their age as of 1st August 2023. The news shows that the age limit has been increased to 35 for the general category. As per the official announcement, the upper age limit for the general category is 30, and for another backward class is 35 years.


Category Minimum Age Maximum Age
General 21 32
OBC 21 35
SC 21 37
Scheduled Tribes or ST 21 37
EWS 21 32


What is the Importance of Daily Current Affairs?

The best way to study daily current affairs is to read newspapers like The Indian Express, The Hindu, etc. It is crucial to grab current affairs’ latest updates online or offline by going through the newspapers to appear for the UPSC exam.


Candidates can study the overview of all relevant news daily, make notes of important topics and revise them occasionally for effortless memorization. Reading newspapers or magazines daily also allows aspirants to develop a routine of day-to-day reading that will enable them to control the last-minute hustle of study.


Current affairs are an essential part of the syllabus for aspirants. They are asked in every competitive exam, whether it is an exam of PSUs, IAS, bank PO/clerks, SSCs, or entrance examinations like MBA, LLB, etc.


Candidates can get information about what is happening around them from the Internet, television, newspapers, news journals, industry magazines, radio, conversation shows, and word of mouth.


Acquiring an understanding of current affairs and events allows one to decide the well-being of the city, state, region, and country. It also allows an aspirant to influence legislators in a meaningful and thoughtful way.


Current affairs also aid in building analytical and logical thinking on current social issues, economic issues, election reforms, national interest in international relations, etc. Current Affairs is helpful in IAS in the interview stage as well.


After any candidate clears the Prelims and Mains exams, students appear for the interview. The interview committee primarily asks questions connected to current affairs and general knowledge. So, grabbing the knowledge in the IAS exam will also prove beneficial in the interview round.


Current affairs are important for civil service exams as they are integral to the syllabus. It helps in Prelims, Mains, and interviews and lets aspirants understand the government policies, schemes, and their involvement in the international and national front, economy, and overall knowledge.


Apart from the theoretical learning of different general studies topics and additional subjects, aspirants are also expected to understand current events outside or inside the country. The other scientific knowledge includes findings using satellites in catastrophe management, space missions, editing of gene editing and how it helps society, etc. Therefore, current affairs form a significant portion of the interview practice.


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