QUALITIES FOR BECOMING AN IAS OFFICER
Becoming an IAS officer is a dream of many but is achieved only by some. This is because, UPSC exam which is required to be cracked, is one os the most difficult exams in India. It requires real hard work and detemination. You need to have a lot of motivation to crack this exam, as there are only a rare amount of people who are able to crack this exam in their first attempt. This exam is conducted once per year and lakhs of students appear for the UPSC exam. This is because becoming an IAS officer has a lot of perks, authorities and responsibilities. You are responsible for your nation’s development and that gives you alot of power. It also has a lot of financial benefits with it and the highest number of perks in the government sector. UPSC exam help in the selection of lot of posts like IAS, IPS, IRS, and other central service posts.
As the post of an IAS officer brings a lots of responsibilities and authorities, you get to face a lot of challanges in the journey of IAS. So, clearing the exam is not the final step. Your intelligence and academic capabilities are not enough for becoming an IAS officer, you also need to possess a certain number of qualities for that.
In UPSC CSE 2019 Plutus IAS has Given Maximum Selection the IAS Exam. Out of 80 students, 43 have cracked the IAS Exam.
SOME OF THE QUALITIES AMONG THAT ARE:
BEING AN HONEST PERSON
In india, there is a lot of corruption and there are a lot of political people who are responsible for this corruption and make use of their powers in a wrong way. IAS officers are also in contact with a lot of political people and have to follow their orders. It is a fact that those politicians do not get their hands dirty for their corruptive work. It is an honest IAS officers duty to not get involved in such works, instead work against it and help in working for the development of the country and make it corruption and crime free. It is a quality one should always possess and never disown it. With power, comes responsibility and one should never make a wrong use of his or her powers.
In a diverse country like India, it is obvious that it has a lot of problems and one single solution is not enough for it. Different problems require different thinking. So it is necessary for an IAS officer to have unique thinking to come up with new solutions to problems arising everytime. This is a basic quality required in an IAS officer
An IAS officer always works for his country and he has to give his first priority to his nation above everything. He needs to have a patriotic feeling and love for his nation and always think of its betterment. An IAS officer lives only and only for his nation and he should never betray it. Although it may sound like an easy task but in real it is a great task and also has a great impact if it is implemented.
As an IAS officer one gets great authority and it is a responsibility to show right leadership skills to your subordinates to guide them into a right direction for the development of your country and its people.
HARD WORKING AND ETHICS
An IAS officer has to be a lot hard working and commited to his work as duties bring a lot of challenges which you should always be ready to face. Responsibilities and tasks of an IAS officer are alot more difficult than its exam preparations. Work ethics are also important like reaching on time, as they set example for others and help you perform.
GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS
It is a really important quality as clear orders need to be given to juniors and confusion is to be avoided. A small mistake can lead to great circumstances. Also an IAS officer needs to know how to communicate with seniors.
KNOWLEDGEABLE AND DECISIVE
An IAS officer needs to be knowledgeable as he has to take a lot of big decisions and for that a lot of knowledge is required and quick decision making is also needed to solve a lot of problems.
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