What is Full form of IAS: Steel Frame of India

Full-Form of IAS is Indian Administrative Service. Here is the full form of some important posts which are allocated through UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Civil Services Examination.

1 IAS Indian Administrative Service
2 IPS Indian Police Service
3 IFS Indian Foreign Service
4 IRS Indian Revenue Service
5 IRTS Indian Railway Traffic Service
6IPoS Indian Postal Service
7DANICS Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Gr. ‘B’
8DANIPS Delhi and Andaman Nicobar Police Service.
9IPTAF Indian P&T Accounts & Finance
10IAAS Indian Audit & Accounts Service
11IDAS Indian Defence Accounts Service
12IOFS  Indian Ordnance Factories Service
13ICAS Indian Civil Accounts Service
14IRAS  Indian Railway Accounts Service
15IRPS  Indian Railway Personnel Service
16IDES Indian Defence Estates Service Gr. ‘A’
17IIS Indian Information Service, Gr. ‘A’
18ITS Indian Trade Service Gr. ‘A’
19ICLS Indian Corporate Law Service
20AFHCS  Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Gr.’B’ (Section Officers’ Grade)
21PCS Pondicherry Civil Service, (Group B)
Services allocated through UPSC CSE

How these services are allotted?

Full Form of IAS is Indian Administrative Service. Examination for this post is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission
Full-Form of IAS,
Source: Patrika.com

For recruitment to these services (full form IAS and others are is given above) exam are conducted by Union Public Service Commission, a constitutional body every year. Based on marks scored by candidates in this examination Merit List is made. Service allocation to the various candidates depends upon different factors like Marks Scored in the examination, the choice made by the candidate in Detailed Application Form, Seat vacant, category of the candidate.

How many services in India are All India Services? 

There are three All India Services in India. 

1. IAS: Full Form of IAS is: Indian Administrative Services.

2. IPS: Full Form of IPS: Indian Police Service.

3. IFoS: Full form of IFoS: Indian Forest Service

How All India Services are different from other services?

All India Services are different from other services in various aspects.

(i) Way of creation: The All India Services are created by the parliament with the special recommendation of Rajya Sabha(Article 312 of the Indian Constitution). For the creation of All India Services, a bill has to pass with the special majority in Rajya Sabha. 

(ii) Special protection provided to the members of All India Services: There are various special protection has been provided in the constitution to enable its members to provide free and fair advice.

In Indian constitution Article, 310 to 316 are dedicated to All India Services.

(iii) Appointment and Removal: The members of All India Services are removed from their service by President of India only. 

(iv) Function: It works under both centre as well as state government.

(v) Various posts are reserved for All India Services, especially IAS: There are many top-level posts which are reserved for IAS. It is not by law but by convention. Like Cabinet Secretary, Chief Secretary, Secretary to various ministries (in most cases)….etc.

How to prepare for IAS Examination?

The educational qualification for IAS examination is graduation. For better result, one should start preparing for IAS examination from the second year of graduation. One should start preparation for IAS by reading the newspaper on a daily basis. Apart from reading a newspaper, you should start reading  NCERT books from VI to XII. The subjects in which NCERT books are most helpful are History, Geography, polity, environment and ecology.

Read these NCERT books before joining any coaching institute.

To know more about the list of NCERT Books Click Here 

Which coaching is best for IAS Examination?

There are many coaching institutes which offer courses for IAS examination. You can join coaching classes in various mode.

1. Offline Classroom programme

2. Online Classroom Programme

3. Postal Course

What are the various qualification criteria for IAS examination?

Before applying for IAS examination one should check the various qualification criteria which are necessary to appear in this examination. Three main criteria which a candidate should check before applying for IAS examination.

1. Educational qualification: Graduation

2. Age Limit: 32 years for unreserved category, 

                      : 35 years for OBCs 

                      : 37 years for SC/ST

3. Number of attempts: 6 attempts for unreserved category

                                      : 9 attempts for OBCs 

                                      : No limit for SC/ST

To know more about educational qualification, age limit and number of attempts Click Here

Who is responsible to conduct examination for IAS?

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is responsible to conduct examination for various civil services including IAS, IPS. UPSC is a constitutional body and its headquarter is situated in New Delhi.

Notification for Civil Services is released in the month of February/ March. Application period during which a candidate can apply for this examination is around one month from the date on which notification has been released. 

Examination for Civil Services is conducted in three steps.

Prelims: May/June

Mains: October/November

Interview : February/March/April

To know more about the number of papers and Marks at each stage Click Here

What is the important post which is held by an IAS officer?

During his carrier, an IAS officer holds various important posts in Central Government as well as state government. Some of the important posts are given below

1. S.D.M. – Sub Divisional Magistrate

2. D.M./D.C. – District Magistrate/ District Collector

3. Under Secretary: Under central and state government ministries.

4. Joint Secretary: Under central and state government ministries.

5. Secretary: Under central and state government ministries.

6. Chief Secretary: Under the state government of his cadre

7. Cabinet Secretary: Under Union government

Apart from these various posts, IAS can get posted as PSUs and Autonomous/Semi-Autonomous bodies of the state as well as central government. Constitutional Bodies like UPSC, Eclection Commission, CAG. 

What is the highest post held by an IAS officer?

Cabinet Secretary is the highest post held by an IAS Officer on the basis of function and authority.

How Cadre is decided to an IAS Officer?

The cadre of an IAS/IPS officer is decided by the central government based on Marks scored by the candidate, vacancies available in various states and choice made by the candidate in Detailed Application Form. An IAS officer will serve the major portion of his carrier under the state of his cadre. Periodically he will get posted in various ministries of Central government on deputation basis.

Who pays salary to an IAS Officer?

Salary to an IAS Officer is paid by the State government as well as the Central government depending upon his posting. If the IAS officer is serving under state government then his salary will be paid by the state government. And an IAS officer is serving under Central government under deputation basis then his salary will be paid by the Central government. 

What is the Full Form of IAS?

The full form of IAS is Indian Administrative Service.

How many IAS are in India?

At present around 5000 IAS officers are in India. But total seats available for IAS is 6396.

What IAS officers do?

The main work of the IAS officers is to run the administration of the country. He also occupies the secretary post in various ministries thus helping in policy formulation and decision making to the union as well as state governments.

How many IAS officers are recruited every year?

The number of IAS officers recruited each year varies from year to year. It depends upon the vacancies. Anyway, it is from 50 to 150.