IAS 2014: Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus and More

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The IAS 2014 Exam or Civil Services Exam will be notified on 17th May 2014. The Preliminary exam will he conducted on 24th August 2014. The duration for the Prelims exam is one day. The civil services Mains exam will be conducted from 14th December 2014 and its duration will be 5 days.

Eligibility for 2014 IAS Exam

Following is the eligibility for IAS exam 2014. In case of any clarification you can post your queries in the comments below.

NationalityAge LimitEducational QualificationNumber of Attempts
Must be citizen of India (for IAS and IPS)Minimum 21 years (all categories) and Max 32 years (general category), 35 years (OBC), 37 years (SC and ST)A degree (minimum) from a university recognised by UGC6 (general category)
For other services must be either: citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee, Person of Indian Origin (PIO) migrated to India.5 years exemption on upper limit for ex-Servicemen9 (OBC)
No attempt limit till 37 years (SC/ST)

IAS 2014 Prelims Pattern and Syllabus

The prelims will consist of two papers common to all.

General Studies Paper I

Maximum marks : 200
Number of Questions : 100
Total Time : 120 minutes (02 hours)

SYLLABUS

1. Current events of national and international importance
2. History of India and Indian national movement
3. Indian and World Geography – physical, social, economic geography of India and the world
4. Indian Polity and governance – Constitution, political system, Panchayati Raj, public policy, Rights issues, etc.
5. Economic and social development – sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives etc.
6. General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change – that do not require subject specialization
7. General Science

General Studies Paper II

Maximum marks : 200
Number of Questions : 80
Total Time : 120 minutes (02 hours)

SYLLABUS

1. Comprehension
2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills
3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability
4. Decision making and problem solving
5. General mental ability
6. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc. – Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)
7. English language comprehension skills (Class X level)

Books for 2013 IAS Prelims

After the change in Prelims pattern and syllabus the focus is entirely on General Studies. These books for Prelims are highly recommended if you want to crack the Prelims in the very first attempt.

 Tips on Filling the 2013 IAS Preliminary Form Online

  • Candidates have to apply online at upsconline.com.
  • Apply for the exam early as examination centre allocation is on first come first served basis and except for some centres, there is a limit to the maximum number of candidates allotted against each centre. So if you want your preferred centre, close to your location, apply as quickly as possible.
  • Fill in the correct details. Be very sure of your name and date of birth as entered in the Matriculation/SSC certificate. Date of birth once accepted by UPSC cannot be altered.
  • Make sure your photo and signature scan are clearly visible as these will be printed on the hall ticket to be issued by UPSC later.
  • You must enter a valid email as the registration details from Part I will be mailed to this email.
  • Don’t worry about optional selection at this stage as you don’t have to choose any optional in the Prelims application form. That will come later when applying for the Main exam.

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140 thoughts on “IAS 2014: Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus and More”

  1. dear sir,
    keeping in view the changed syllabus of the mains examination kindly suggest the books as the previous blog of your’s on mains books was based on the old syllabus. as i am preparing for the ias 2014 examination.

  2. Sir there was age relaxation of 5 years for candidates domiciled in state of jammu &kashmir during 1980 to 1989.is that relaxation availble for IAS 2014

  3. Hello Sir,
    Please tell me which coaching to join for GS foundation. I am a beginner and I wish to clear 2015 prelims.
    Please reply soon.

  4. Dear sir,I want preparing for the IAS exam in 2014.Please tell me about IAS preliminary and main exam syllobus in 2014 and which author book i shall read.which coaching centre i shall join in .

  5. hii sir now am B.tech final year student frm andhra pradesh. my aim was to top in civils .i thought of attempting xams in 2014 but bcoz of sme state issues my degree completionn is going late so will u please suggest abt wen shud i appear xam nd how and wen to start preparation….
    and can u plz suggest me wid good study materials..

  6. i am studying 1 st year civil engineering
    after my completion of my degree
    i would like to write a ias exam.
    wt can i do.
    pls train me for my preparation.

  7. DEAR SIR,
    I AM ASKING FOR YOU,HOW TO MANAGE THE IAS STUDY TIME? ,AND PREPARTION THE IAS STUDY BOOKS,MAGJINS NAMES .

    PLEASE YOU CAN GUIDANCE ME SIR.

  8. Dear sir,
    sir, i want to know how can i manage time schedule for IAS exam for 2014.
    kindly help me or guide me .
    thanks & regards
    vandana.

  9. keeping in view the changed
    syllabus of the mains
    examination kindly suggest
    the books as the previous
    blog of your’s on mains
    books was based on the old
    syllabus. as i am preparing
    for the ias 2014 examination.I want to know which all books should I prefer.I also want to know how to manage time schedule for
    IAS exam for 2014.
    kindly help me or guide me .
    thanks & regards
    Rinku

  10. sir,i completed my engineering in 7 years,my age is 25, and i want to competete for ias exam next year.
    1. i want to know if i am eligible for exam.

  11. Dear sir,
    sir, i want to know
    how can i manage
    time schedule for IAS
    exam for 2014.
    kindly help me or guide me .
    thanks & regards.
    mahaveer.

  12. sir,i have just passed out my graduation (b.com hons),from du.I want to appear in prelims exam to be held on aug. 2014.please tell me when to apply for this exam and the books required .

  13. Dear sir, i am now persuing my master’s. so i cant join ias coaching now. but i want to prepare myself. so plz suggest me some books which i can refer for my preparation and i cant get the syllabus of ias main exam 2014. plz tell how i get that on internet?

  14. hello sir
    i want to prepare for ias pre 2014…kindly suggest me the books acc to pattern and also guide how to manage the time
    thanku

  15. Dear sir
    Being an army personnel what is the age relexcession for army personne….plz give me some suggestion about all eligibilty as an army personfor be an ias ..

  16. Dear sir,

    I am going to be 30 years old on 17 july 2014, can I get my 2nd chance as my last chance In civil services 2014 according to changed dates? Please tell.

  17. Dir Sir
    i want filling I P S form. But my age had 33 years old. My category OBC.
    I have five years experience T C I Ltd company .Am i eligible or/not

  18. Dear sir,
    sir, i want to know
    how can i manage
    time schedule for IAS
    exam for 2014.
    kindly help me or guide me .
    thanks & regards.
    DINESH KUMAR

  19. hello sir i am FYBA student bt when my graduation complted on that time my age is 21 running can i apply for upsc exam????plz plz rly me

  20. SANTOSH KUMAR JANI

    Sir
    My Date of Birth is 13-08-1979 Am I will be eligible for IAS 2014
    Exam in OBC Category?
    and Am B.A. Economics(Hons) Completely and read LLB 1st year
    so now appear IAS 2014 Exam
    and can U plz suggest me

  21. sir
    i have appeared in 2 subjects in B.tech and my batch is 2009-13 and my ree result wiil be come in july 2014 i am sure they cleared
    can i apply
    plezzzZ tell me

  22. sir i will be completing mty final year on june am i eligible for ias 2014 and recommend me books for the same plsssssss rply

  23. Hi Sir,
    I belong to OBC category, but in my school certificate i have General.
    Now i have got the caste certificate for OBC.
    So can i apply for exam in OBC category?

  24. sir,

    i just want to know that i am a student of BBAII its a professional course but having a graduation degree too so is am eligible for IAS exam or only educational degree holder can give IAS exam.

  25. sir ,

    i completed may gradution in BBA and now im doing maters degree in MBA. can i m eligible for ias exam.and im the student of management study then which subject i have to be select as optional and indian language.
    give me reply

  26. I am going to be 30 years old on 10 January 2014, my dob is 10-01-1984. can I get my 1st chance from general category In civil services 2014 according to changed dates? Please tell.i am getting confuse.

  27. Sir
    I just want to know that I am pursuing B.Com final year and my exame is conducted on month of jun and result will be come on month of nov.
    can I apply for IAS
    Pls. Repply.as soon as possible

  28. Sir
    Im ashok studying my final year b-tech and I’ll be 21 by this december..am I eligible for prelims. ….by the time I apply for prelims ill hav my degree…would u plz let me know??

  29. HI Sir I am Rajeev.. And I am 26 year old.. And Now I am working in MNC company.. and 2 day my weekly off.. Sir what can i preapation for IAS Exam.. If I can preapation IAS EXam. so please4 tell me something.. That time i am working .. and my financial position is not well.. Sir what Can i preapation along with job..yes and no..please tell me soon

  30. My date of birth is 28th October 1984 and i belong to Open Category.
    I am currently pursuing my PhD and my Father is a Central Government Employe?(Superintendent of Central Excise and Customs).
    Am i eligible to give the IPS examination?

  31. sir i have completed my b.tech in 5 yrs due to back in 1 subject….but nw i hv cleared that and i hv my provisional degree with me but the main degree will take some time to come….so i just want to know whether i am eligible for writting ias 2014 as i have completed my b.tech in 5 yrs but the normal duration is 4 yrs….nd is it necessary to have a main degree or the provisional degree do the work ?…..
    sir plz rep asap.

  32. namstey sir m b.tech 2 yr ka studnt hu ap bs muje y btaye ki kya m b.tech k alava aur koi sub chos ni kr skta sir ignor mt krna plz aur ha sr 21 sal ki age m nikalunga ias nakam hone ka to sval hi ni h plz tell me sr

  33. Hello sir,
    I am nitika jain pursuing mtech final year student. This year i want to crack ias prelims in my first attempt. Please suggest me all books to achieve my aim.

  34. Sir
    I just want to know that I am pursuing B.Com final year and my exame is conducted
    on month of jun and result will be come on month of nov.
    can I apply for IAS
    Pls. Repply.as soon as possible

  35. sir,
    mera d.o.b. 02.06.83 , (,genral)
    MA (hindi litreture) me kia hai or ek bhi attemp nhi diya ,ye mera 1st attempt hoga kya mai 2014 ki IAS exam de sakti hun ??
    pls reply me..

    1. sir ,
      naye pattern ke anusar genral cat ke age limit 30 se 32 yrs or 4 attempt se 6 attempt ho gya hai kya ye mujh par bhi lagu hoga pls reply…??

  36. Dear sir,I want preparing for the IAS exam in 2014.Please tell me about IAS preliminary and main exam syllobus in 2014 and which author book i shall read.which coaching centre i shall join in .

  37. dear sir, my DOB is 03/12/1980 and I belong to OBC category.I am gazetted offr working under defence ministry. kindly advice, can I appear in IAS 2014.

  38. Sir meine graduation Bsc biotechnology mei ki hai..mein IAS ke exam mei science field k alawa koi or subject optional mei le ke exam de sakta hun kya ????
    Or aapke raay se mmujhe konsa sub. Optional mei lena chahiye..???
    Plz reply sir…

  39. Sir..
    I have cleared prelims everytime..(twice) but at both occasions i couldnt clear mains. I prepared with pub ad subject…Now I am waiting for marks and I also want to change subject to Sociology.
    will it be a good subject for scoring.?

    1. Hi Alok,

      As I always say all subjects are scoring and this especially applies to Pub Ad. Socio is easy to grasp but requires lot of writing practice. Paper 1 is quite dependent on Social thinkers which makes the syllabus quite manageable but paper 2 is tricky.

  40. Hello sir,
    I m a graduate with economics and elective English.My d.o.b is -03-1990. I want to appear for IAS exams. Is it possible for me to do this??? And which books shall I join and wat abt the fee and other procedures?.??Please let me know.
    Thanks

  41. Hello Sir My sister has failed in 2nd PUC And She has completed her Degree In distance education But Now she can take the exam and become a IAS or KAS Plz replay

  42. HI SIR I WANT TO KNOW THAT CAN I APPEAR IN IAS MAINS IN ENGLISH MEDIUM AND IN INTERVIEW WITH HINDI MEDIUM? PLZ REPLY

  43. Dear Sir,

    I have done my MA in Economics (Kannada Medium)
    I want to become an IAS Officer….

    I don’t know how to prepare for IAS Exam and which books i want to study ( Kindly guide me about IAS exams and how should I work out for IAS exams )

  44. Dear Sir,

    My Date of birth 28th Dec 1984, My category is SC, My aim is, I want to become an IAS officer and serve to our “Country”…

    How can I apply and prepare for IAS exams kindly guide me sir

  45. hello sir,
    iam persuing my b.tech final year last semister,iam going to complete my exams by may 5th 2014.Iam elgible for i.a.s prelims,when i can apply for it.
    How can I apply and prepare for IAS exams kindly guide me sir

  46. Dear Sir,

    Just recently I am going to Complete my Graduation ,i have also Passed My CMA Intermediate. so Now I want to prepare for IAS but have not any ideas about the syllabus as well as preparation can you please advice me about the same for my sure success in a single attempt.

    It is request to you kindly advice me and guide me because at this time and this level i like a white paper. this very begging stage for me. I need your supports.

    With Warm Regards
    Alok
    Mail Id. kant123g@gmail.com

  47. Dear,Sir
    I am an MBA Graduate(2010-12),My DOB:jun-1990,I want to appear IAS Exam but I have no idea regarding this. So Please guide me that”How many attempt can a general person do for this glorious exam & What is the age criteria for it”?

    Sir,I need your valuable advice for regarding above for fulfilling my best dream ever.

    Regards
    Satyabrata

  48. The IAS 2014 Exam or Civil Services Exam will be notified on 17th May 2014.

    what does it mean ? and how to apply ? can you tell me the procedure to apply ?

  49. Hello sir,
    Mai poochhana chah raha tha kya IAS ka mains hat gayaa hai kyo ki notification me to Asia kuchh nahi show kar rahaa

  50. Brother my date of birth is11june1977 category is sc as I hear about 2 year age relaxation can I apply for ias exam.

  51. My date of birth is 03-02-1986,am i eligible for IAS exam for 2014 and studying B.A english in DDE by annamalai University am i eligible for IAS exam

  52. Dear Sir,

    My dob is 17 may 1983.m I eligible for IAS exams.how to start i’ll the preparation for this exam.plz guide me.

  53. Hi Sir,

    Am Divya I want to apply for the IAS exam this year can you guide me that how can i apply for the exam..And when can i apply for the exam.

  54. hi sir can know about ias eligibility i am presently studying chartered accountant my last exam of ca is may 2017 i am eligible or not for ias

  55. dear sir,
    i completed my B.sc. nursing. i want to make a ias officer. what should i do for attempted my ias goal. what subject i will choose.

  56. sir i am pursuing bcom form distance education delhi university so am i eligible for prelims once i completed it…..or i have to be graduate from regular college…

  57. sir, my dob is 1994 july,and i am completing my graduation in 2018 ,how many attempt would I will be able to give the exam for civil services,keeping in mind that I am general candidate and also new notification of 3 attempts upto 26 yrs of age??

    1. There is no new notification regarding reduced attempts. You will get 6 attempts till the age of 32 years whichever is earlier.

  58. I am a 10 standard student and undergoing final exam iam average in mathematics nd better in other subject but still i want to become an IAS officer. Kindly suggest me that which group in 11standard will help me nd suitable me so as to achieve my goal

  59. Dear Vimlaksh,

    I am currently studying at a British/American University in the UK for my undergraduate degree. Does that count towards the eligibility criteria? How can I make sure about that?

  60. Sir am not studied 12th standard. am studied 10th+3 years Diploma + 3 years engineering degree.

    Is the study of 12th standard is necessary for civil services exam?

  61. Sir am not studied 12th standard. am studied 10th+3 years Diploma + 3 years engineering degree.

    Is the study of 12th standard is necessary for civil services exam?

    Thanking You

  62. shri prakash gupta

    Sir i have completed my graduation in 2010 with mechanical engineering after that i go through job in private company,but now i want to go for IAS study ,suggest me how can i start.
    Also suggests for time management and study material.

    Thanks

  63. Sir, I completed my B.Tech in a small private organization that is affiliated to JNTU university. Am I eligible to appear in the civil services exam??

  64. Dear sir,
    I m stdnt of B.com1st yr..
    I cldnt manage our schedule for Ias exam
    Because m also bsy on preperation onB.com1st
    Pls
    Suggest for my tine managenent and study material.for Ias exam

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