How many IAS Officers are there in India 2022?

By meenakshi|Updated : July 13th, 2022

There is a total of 4926 Cadre strength for IAS Officers in India. Among these, 3511 IAS officers are recruited directly by the Union Public Service Commission after conducting the Civil services examination. The rest of the 1,415 IAS officers are promoted via State Civil services. However, as per the Parliamentary Panel, there is a shortage of more than 1500 IAS officers than required.

Number of IAS Officers in India 2022

Among 4926, the maximum number of IAS officers in India are posted from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. 

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  • There are a total of 4926 IAS officers in India. Of these, 3511 IAS officers are recruited directly by the Union Public Service Commission, and the rest are promoted by the State Civil services.

  • First IAS officer in India was Satyendranath Tagore. He cleared the Civil service exam in 1863 from England. However, Anna Rajam Malhotra became the first IAS officer of free India in 1951

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