1. #1

    Is it possible to become an IAS officer with just 10+2 as my qualification?

    Good evening sir,
    I am 10+2 and not done my graduation. But can I still appear for IAS?

    Thanking you,

    Ashisha Ann Saji

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  3. #2
    Rahul k
    Join Date
    May 2011

    Re: Is it possible to become an IAS officer with just 10+2 as my qualification?

    No, Intermediate qualification is not enough to apply for UPSC Civil services examination to become IAS Officer.If you want to become IAS Officer in future then you have to passed your Bachelor degree course in any discipline from a recognized university.

    For the Indian Administrative Service you must be a citizen of India.

    To apply for this examination, you must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years. Upper age limit relaxation is applicable for reserved category as follow:

    ~~ Upto 5 years Relaxation is applicable to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
    ~~ Upto a maximum of 3 years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes.
    ~~ Upto a maximum of 5 years in the case of ex-servicemen.

    The number of Civil Services vacancies to be filled is expected to be approximately 1037 in 2012.

    This examination is Conducted in two stages, preliminary examination and Main examination.

    But firstly you have to cracked the Preliminary examination and the questions in this examination is asked from subjects like Maths, History and Geography, General knowledge. There are 2 papers in this examination and all are Objective, No Optional Paper for CSAT Examination. The examination is conducted in 1 day and those who cracked this examination are eligible for main examination.

    Those who cracked the Preliminary examination are eligible for Main examination.

    Main examination consists of 9 papers. The 1st paper carries 300 marks, the 2nd paper is English, of 300 marks while the 3rd paper is an essay paper of 200 marks. Papers 4 and 5 are of general studies and is 300 marks each while papers 6th to 9th are based on two subjects. Each subject is of 300 marks, and you will get three hours to answer each paper.

    Maximum number of attempts in this examination is 4 for general category candidates and 7 for OBCs. However in case of SC/ST candidates, there is no age limit.

    So, please prepared well for this examination as per the pattern and syllabus.

    The Notification will be Declared in the month of February and the preliminary examination is generally conducted in May. For this year Preliminary examination was already completed.

    So, please complete your Graduate degree course first and then you are eligible to apply for Civil services examination and for more information about this examination please check official UPSC Website:


  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2012

    Re: Is it possible to become an IAS officer with just 10+2 as my qualification?

    No you have to complete your graduation to sit for the IAS Exam.
    The minimum eligibility criteria is:-
    Age should be between 21-30 years.
    You should be a graduate with atleast one of the subject(Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physcs, Statistics and Zoology ) from a recognized university.
    At the first you can give the exam for four times.

    There are mainly three stages of this examinations:- prelims, mains and then the interview session.
    For more information please log onto this website:- www.upsc.gov.in

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    sugandha agarwal
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Re: Is it possible to become an IAS officer with just 10+2 as my qualification?

    No, dear it's not possible to give IAS exam after 10+2. You are not eligible to write this exam.
    The eligibility criteria to write an exam is that you should have cleared your graduation in any discipline from any recognized university.
    You age should be 21 to appear for the exam.
    i'l advice you to strengthen your general knowledge section from now only, so that you don't get burdened afterwards.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Re: Is it possible to become an IAS officer with just 10+2 as my qualification?

    dear Ashisha ann Sagi

    ---- as per the norms and eligibility criteria of UPSC ,you are not eligible to appear for the civil services examination ( IAS exam) because:

    ------you can only give the civil services examination when the minimum qualification is graduation from any recognised university in any stream.

    ----your age must be between 21 to 30 years at time of appearing of examination.

    so, my suggestion is to you ,first do your graduation then think about civil services examination.

    ------best of luck for your career-----


  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2012

    Re: Is it possible to become an IAS officer with just 10+2 as my qualification?


    No, you are not eligible for IAS exam with 12th qualification.

    Eligibilty criteria is:-

    Should be a citizen of India
    Age limit should is 21-30 years for open category.Upper age limit relaxations are there for SC/ST/OBC category people.
    Should have graduation degree from any recognized university.

    Based on condition 3rd you are not eligible for IAS exam if you are only 12th passed student.
    So, better complete your graduation course and then after try for civil services whee you are eligible at that time.

    All the best.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2012

    Re: Is it possible to become an IAS officer with just 10+2 as my qualification?

    it is not possible with 12th qualification because min qualification of IAS , a degree in any stream from a recognized university
    and also age limit between 21 to 30 years , age relaxation as per govt rules
    IAS exam conducted by UPSC

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