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How to become IAS in first attempt?


(We are writing this series in response to a suggestion made to us. Tell us more about what you want to read here.)

Every year lakhs of candidates appear for the Civil Services Exam. The exam offers a chance to join All India Services like IAS, IPS, IFS and many other Central Services.

More than three lakh candidates appear for the exam every year and only a few hundreds are selected.

Important highlights of Civil Services Exam 2008 are:

A total number of 3,18,843 candidates applied for this examination. 1,67,035 candidates appeared for the Preliminary examination. 11,849 candidates qualified for the Main written examination held in October-November, 2008. 2140 candidates were selected for the Personality Test conducted in March-April, 2009. The successful candidates include 625 male and 166 female candidates.


That means a total of only 791 (625 + 166) candidates were selected out of 3,18,843. The ratio works our to 1 out of every 403 candidates is selected. The pass percentage works our to 0.0025.  Half the candidates of those who apply drop out of the race even before appearing for preliminary examination.

Why people drop out even before prelims ?

Why passing in first attempt is difficult but not impossible?

What are the qualities required?

How to prepare for best first attempt?

How to study for Success in first attempt?

A model study plan for becoming IAS in one attempt?

What if you are working? Can you win?

Is there anybody who has done it? How did they do?

(yes.. there are many who succeeded in IAS in first attempt and their proportion is going up)

These are some of the questions that will be answered in the coming days. Do watch this space daily.

If you have more questions do make a suggestion.

Do you really think you can pass in first attempt. What do you feel? Tell us in the box below.

31 Tips for IAS Interview “ Part – I.

31 Tips for IAS Interview “ Part II.

31 Tips for IAS Interview “ Part III.

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10 Comments on How to become IAS in first attempt?

Amrit Sharma

08/01/2011 at 9:00 pm

i’ll be more than obliged if u cud provide me with the link for public administration ebook fr prelims


Naba Kumar Das

18/01/2011 at 9:54 am

Thanx lot…


Naba Kumar Das

18/01/2011 at 9:55 am

Thanx lot, it is useful and handy



07/04/2011 at 9:41 am

Its not possible to click on other links in this post for eg u cant read “what are the qualities required” & other links



09/07/2011 at 11:31 am

it is posible only with a hard work .h



09/07/2011 at 11:37 am

hum log mehnat kare aur aage bud sakte hai so do hard


Kanchan singh tomar

02/09/2012 at 7:15 pm



Dheeraj kumar

01/10/2012 at 1:37 am

i believe, it may be possible if we compare the attempt with our life..


gurvinder singh

23/10/2012 at 8:13 pm

i want to become ias officer and want to clear my interview,main ,and prelims exam . please guide me.



29/10/2012 at 6:08 pm

Dear Gurvinder Singh we are here to guide you for the success. Please contact us in the following address.

Ganesh’s ias IAS Study Centre
Head Office:
Mu.Vaa Arcade, II Floor,
C-1 / C-52, 1st Main Road
Chinthamani Signal,
Anna Nagar East,
Chennai – 600 102

Branch Office:
No: 7, CLC Works Road,
Opp. Tagore Arts & Science college, Upstairs Bank of India,
Chrompet, Chennai – 600 044

Phone: (91)-44-26191661
Mobile: 9840241118 / 9940244576


Premier IAS Academy
1-1-380/27/B, Ashok Nagar Extension,
Street No:2, Jawahar Nagar,
Hyderabad – 500 020
Cell : 98400 34176



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