What is IAS

What is IAS and IAS Officer

Everyone has heard this saying. “Great cry little wool. “It means  Naam bade or darshan chote .. But here is opposite.  The smaller the IAS name, the larger the post. IAS  “Indian Administrative Service” is one of the three arm of “ All India Services “ along with “Indian Police Service (IPS)” and “Indian Forest Service (IFS)”.

What is IAS or Indian Administrative Service?

What is IAS - How To Clear IAS Exam and Become an IAS Officer?The Indian Administrative Service, often abbreviated to I.A.S., or simply IAS, is the administrative arm of the All India Services. Considered the premier civil service of India, the IAS is one of the three arms of the All India Services along with the Indian Police Service and the Indian Forest Service.

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) was formerly known as Imperial Civil Service (ICS) is the Civil Services Examination and one of the toughest competitive exams in India. It is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment of officers for the All India Administrative Civil Service.


  • 1858 (as Imperial Civil Service)
  • January 26, 1950 (as Indian Administrative Service)
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