Perks of Becoming an IAS Officer


Being an IAS officer is a dream for many students in India. There are three major services that come under the All India services. These are the Indian Police Services (IPS), the Indian Forest Services (IFS), and the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The most competitive and toughest of all is the Indian Administrative Services (IAS). We will discuss today the perks of cracking the IAS exam and being an IAS officer.

An IAS officer is the bureaucratic backbone of the country. They neutral and don’t have any political affiliation. The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the branch of the Indian Civil Service. It is one of the chief services of the Indian Government.

It's a pride to be an IAS officer

A person who dreams of being an IAS officer needs to give several compulsory exams. The exam is known as one of the toughest exams of all. It is not easy to crack the exam at one go. But if you are passionate enough to become an IAS officer, nothing can stop you.

If the IAS aspirant gives his/her 100% in the preparation of the exam, he/she is going to qualify it at one go. IAS is one of the most prestigious careers one may choose. Along with this, IAS is also popular among the students from all the fields. It is popular because of various advantages and facilities that are hard to find in any other career. The number of facilities an IAS gets makes it the second most powerful after the Politicians.

What is the work of an IAS officer?

An IAS officer has to manage many administrative matters of the Government. He/she has to frame all the policies and has to provide advice to the ministers on many important topics. He/she has to maintain law and order, apply policies of the state government and Central Government. An IAS officer also has to keep an eye on collecting revenues. He/she has to supervise the expenditure of public funds according to the norms of financial propriety. 

Besides, an IAS officer has to handle all the affairs of the Government. 


What is the salary?

IAS is the most prestigious career. The salary of an IAS officer is worth the heavy tasks they have to handle. It is one of the rewarding careers in terms of salary. After the 7th commission, a junior IAS officer can get INR 60,000 monthly approximately, adding all the extra allowances. They also get transportation allowances if they live far away from their working place. A senior IAS officer can get about INR 2.5 lakh monthly approximately. 


Eligibility criteria 

It is not at all easy to get into a career. One must work really hard to become an IAS officer. They have to give various competitive exams. But only cracking the exam will not help them. They should also have a proper approach, the right kind of attitude, and an attractive personality. The exam that an IAS aspirant should qualify for is UPSC civil services exam (UPSE CSE) that has three levels. It is mandatory to qualify for all levels of the exam. The three stages are Preliminary, Mains, and interview.

Academic qualification required to enroll for the examination

Candidates can be from any of the streams in class XII with any subject combination. The first exam that they need to give is UPSC CSE that stands.


  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from any stream from a reputed and recognized university. 
  • If the candidate appeared for the final exam and waiting for the result, they can also apply for the UPSC CSE exam. 
  • Candidates having a bachelor’s degree (or waiting for the result) can apply. But, they have to present their mark sheet for documentation within a given period. This is to prove that they have qualified enough to appear for the exam. The documents are very important to appear for the civil service Main exam. 
  • Candidates with a government-recognized professional or technical degree could also apply for this exam.
  • The age of the candidate should be 21 to 32 years.

Different types of job roles of an IAS officer and their salaries 

Sub Divisional Officer 

Here, the officer is in charge of all the development activities in that particular subdivision. 


Salary: from INR 50.000 to 1, 50,000

Divisional Commissioner

He/she is the coordinator of all the activities that belong to the general administration of law and order. 


Salary: from INR 50 000 to 1, 50, 000

District Magistrate or District collector 

He/she has to conduct all the administration of the district.


Salary: from INR 50. 000 to 1, 50, 000


Some other roles are chief secretary and cabinet secretary. If you are dreaming of becoming an IAS, follow all the preparatory materials and sample questions of previous years. This can help you to get an idea of the exam. Also, subscribe to our blogs for more information on being an IAS officer. 

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