Indian Administrative Services - Career Queries

Indian Administrative Officer manages the daily affairs of the government and ensures that the policies and schemes are rightly implemented in a particular area.

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6 answers Adiba Shahab in Indian Administrative Services category

An IAS Officer has to be a teacher,guide,official,leader,bureaucrat,inspector,philosopher,knowledgeable,disaster manager,communicator between people and the Govt.,task master,collector,magistrate and managing the administration wherever he or she is working.He/She is appointed by the Govt.in the public interest.He has to show his best performance while serving the nation.

2 answers T K Home in Indian Administrative Services category

As such just being a Finance graduate does have good scope in terms of either joining a bank or any other company in io accounts,and then train yourself to move up the ladder.   BSE and NSE, are sure shot job oriented courses and without a doubt train you towards the never ending market trend, Stock markets.With this knowledge you can help either companies or individual investors with their investment issue. Chances of you doing it on your own also is high. But since its a volatile market, trends can fluctuate, so be ready to face both ups and downs here.But a perfect reading,whic

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Indian Administrative Services category

Dear Brajesh, Hello. You can opt from the following mentioned options which are suitable for you since you are from PCB Stream. These are the options which don't require MBBS.  Bachelor's degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Fisheries/Forestry/Home Science and Biotechnology. For this you have to appear in All India Entrance Exam for Agriculture (AIEEA-UG) conducted by Indian Council Of Agricultural Research New Delhi.        2. Paramedical Occupations like Speech therapy, Nursing, radiography, Emergency First Aid, Physiotherapy, Dietetics. For example you can do B.Sc

2 answers Dr. Manasvee Dubey in Indian Administrative Services category

Hi, Suprit The following link gives you details of the syllabus for the Civil Services exam. . You will know how to go about preparing for the same year. It should take general preparation plus one year of intense coaching and preparation to crack the Civil Services.  The optional subjects include Commerce and Accountancy, Management and Economics. Hence, a MBA(Finance) will help, if you go for the same. Your subjects chosen for  M.Com should be on these lines. A MBA shapes you better for the group discussion, interview and General Studies. A M.Com does not hold additional value in t

2 answers Reena Saxena http://reinventionsin in Indian Administrative Services category

Dear FriendConfusion is not a good sign which seems to be symptomatic before attempting anything in life. I can see average students decide the career by default, with the consultation of seniors or friends or parents desperation my friend it is always risky and pre-mature, career is yours and you have understand your strength with anallytical mind, with the help of information technology one can excess the entire world and can visualize the things apparently before joing the hand at safer side or danger side --Before answering your fianl question regarding UPSC versus MPSC let me clear the im

2 answers manojjnu Kumar in Indian Administrative Services category

Hello Mohit,  Nice career choice. But sounds funny, you have made a choice but do not know how to fulfill your choice.  Please note IAS is part of the goverment job. To pursue IAS a student first needs to be a Graduate any stream. They would then have to appear for Civil service exams conducted by UPSC.  Please note, vigorous preparations is required to clear this exam. Students join coaching classes for the same. Apart from good reasoning capacity a student needs to be witty. Lot of readings is a must. Wish you good luck.....

1 answer Meghna Mukherjee in Indian Administrative Services category
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Dear Aspirant, You might have heard that age-old proverb – knowledge never goes waste; the Civil Services exam is designed as such that whoever has prepared for this exam, has got immense knowledge and the as an aspirant for UPSC-IAS, one become well versed in many subjects and skills. The CSE requires you to study from various subjects. You become aware of the current happening world over, you get to know the market trends as a study field under economy, you learn the technology that changed the world from within and what not. Your personality changes and develops which makes you enable

1 answer Divya Dutta in Indian Administrative Services category

Dear Aspirant, When you are in the second year of your graduation, enrol yourself in a good coaching academy for UPSC preparation. Ideally, if you prepare dedicatedly for three years continuously, you have a great chance of clearing the IAS exam in first attempt. If you are at the under graduate level, then this is really a good time to start preparing for the UPSC exam. For clearing the IAS exam, what you need is relentless studies, perseverance, patience, cool mind, systematic study, dedication and passion. It is definitely possible to have all these in you. You need to read a lot about gene

2 answers Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Indian Administrative Services category

1 answer Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Indian Administrative Services category

Dear Aspirant, After 12th Science, if you have the aptitude and if you can clear the NEET with a high rank, then MBBS should be preferred. But do not compare it with IAS. IAS and MBBS are two different career option which have no relation with each other in any way. So please do not compare. Both can also be done, since there are many IAS officers who are MBBS degree holders and they are working in health department primarily and other departments too. However managing the studies for MBBS and IAS is difficult together and therefore you will have to plan very carefully.  Completing MBBS i

1 answer Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Indian Administrative Services category

Dear Aspirant, After 12th Science, if you have the aptitude and if you can clear the NEET with a high rank, then MBBS should be preferred. But do not compare it with IAS. IAS and MBBS are two different career option which have no relation with each other in any way. So please do not compare. Both can also be done, since there are many IAS officers who are MBBS degree holders and they are working in health department primarily and other departments too. However managing the studies for MBBS and IAS is difficult together and therefore you will have to plan very carefully.  Completing MBBS i

2 answers Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Indian Administrative Services category

Hello,  In continuation to my answer, though an aptitude test would help in realising your potentials but you need to be clear where your interest lies. That will help you make a confirmed choice. Wish you good luck..

3 answers Meghna Mukherjee in Indian Administrative Services category

Dear Aspirant, You will then definitely have to manage your time. Time Management will be the key to success in the IAS exam along with a job. There are many who work and study day and night and with a lot of patience and perseverance, they ultimately succeed. As you say you are almost near to crack the UPSC, and so with a complete focus on UPSC studies, your priority should not be a hectic or very well paying job. Choosing a hectic and demanding job at this moment will not let you find time to study. Therefore, you may definitely go for a job which is just sufficient for paying your minimum m

1 answer Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Indian Administrative Services category

Dear Aspirant, The time of the call is limited. However just to reiterate, give your best shot for the UPSC exam and also along side manage to get a job. This is the option you have in front of you. Do not get more diverted or confused. If you lose focus, then you wont be able to achieve what you dream of. Best wishes always.

2 answers Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Indian Administrative Services category

Dear Aspirant, Very good thinking and a cautious approach as well. I am happy that you are aiming for civil services. Firstly you need to be determined and extremely focused while preparing for the Civil Services examinations. You should not think at all of a fall back options at the very starting stage, since somewhere at the back of your mind, you have the relax feeling that f you cannot make it to civil services there is always something available which will make you run in life. However, I would surely tell you some of the fall-back options considering your Humanities subjects: Law

2 answers Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Indian Administrative Services category

Dear Aspirant, The first part of your question was good, however reading the last part of your question shocked me. How can you compare a job in Qualcomm, Facebook with IAS? Are you seriously joking? You are too much random in your career choices. Please do not be so. I am glad that you approached us for asking about your career before deciding on it. Since you are an MTech, continuing in your current job for a brief period is recommended. Atleast working for 5 years is necessary. You can definitely aim for Google, Facebook jobs and you will have to start preparing for it while working in the

1 answer Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Indian Administrative Services category

Dear Friend, MBA is comparatively an easy to win battle and opted by so many people, Civil services on the hand will provide you the reputation, Name and fame provided you work extremely hard to qualify it. If you think that you have seriously a very high IQ and potential to undergo strenuous practice for preparation then go for civil services, plus you must find a relevant and prominent coaching center for better preparation. On the other hand if you did MBA in a good branch and then if you got a chance to work with an MNC, nothing can stop you becoming successful. I may opine some names of i

3 answers Dr. Ashwani Rana in Indian Administrative Services category

Dear Aspirant, Which stream 12th exam have you given? Please let me know. Arts stream would be fine if you wish to pursue Civil Services. As far as eligibility is concerned, any graduate can apply for Civil Services Exams. You may choose BA Political Science or BCom or BSc or Engineering. Continuing with the current stream you are in, is absolutely fine. Remember that an IAS is a overall awareness person with few mastery subjects. You should be aware of all the subjects in general, therefore any graduation is fine. Enrol yourself now with a good civil services coaching institute for better pra

1 answer Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Indian Administrative Services category

Dear Aspirant, Nice to know your aspiration to choose IAS as your career.  Which stream have you chosen for 12th? You have not written about that. However for IAS any stream is fine as far as you study the subjects of IAS and the special subject of your choice very thoroughly.  I would suggest to pursue a normal degree like BA Political Science or BCom, which would not take too much of your time and then you can utlise your time for studying for IAS.  Start preparing for IAS right now so that in three years you will get complete command over the studies and aim for clearing UPSC

1 answer Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Indian Administrative Services category

Dear Aspirant, Good to know that being in the very first year of engineering, you are thinking for UPSC exams.  Firstly for IES, you need to be thorough with the Engineering domain knowledge and other general awareness. Books are available in the market and you will have to read all of them thoroughly and try to remember maximum things. UPSC as you know are very competitive exams and lakhs of candidates appearing for the IES from all over the country. Further I would suggest that when you reach the third year of engineering, enrol yourself with a good coaching class for UPSC preparation.

2 answers Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Indian Administrative Services category

Dear Aspirant, I am very impressed by your aim to become a civil servant by appearing for the UPSC exams. In your case, self study is the only way through which you can clear the UPSC exam and that too in first attempt itself. You should be reading a lot (newspapers, magazines) on general topics. Gathering as much information as possible since the general knowledge paper is tough. Always remember that UPSC IAS exam does not require deep mastery in a particular subject but knowledge and information about all the subjects. So do not try to remember everything since brain has limitations, but you

2 answers Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Indian Administrative Services category

Hello Shivam, I am sure the above counselor to whom you spoke has properly guided you. I would just like to add that, sit down and think calmly, where you would like to direct your career option. Career is not like an option choice. If not "A", then "B". Though we often advise, choose a second option, but it should be from the same stream and not two different streams like what you have chosen, Engineering and civil service exams. eg. If you are unable to clear JEE, you could opt for either a degree in IT or Computer science or BCA, which is linked to engineering. Ideally sit and do a self int

2 answers Meghna Mukherjee in Indian Administrative Services category

Dear Aspirant, Civil Services and Media And Entertainment industry do not have link between the two. I feel your choice of careers is very diverse and it is very important for you to choose one of them. Choosing one of them should be based on your real and final interests, aptitude, personality and emotional quotient (emotional & psychological factors). Media and Entertainment industry is exciting, hectic and growth oriented too. Government services on the other hand, are not exciting or glamorous. A best way I would suggest is that you appear for a psychometric test called as Ideal C

1 answer Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Indian Administrative Services category

Dear Aspirant, Though MCom is a good post graduate course, it has now remained just as a paper degree. Are you thinking of going for a job based on MCom degree or are you interested in studying further? There are two options after MCom.  1. Take up a job based on MCom in a BPO, accounting firm office, clerical office, administration, etc. These jobs are low salary and low profile. 2. Do a Diplom ain Taxation Laws and may be join a Tax practitioner and do a job under him. Or you can start your own Tax Consultancy.  3. Pursue a professional degree like CA, CS, CWA, LLB and get int

1 answer Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Indian Administrative Services category