How many IAS Officers are there in India?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 14th, 2023

There are 3511 IAS officers in India as per the UPSC Results of 2022, though India has a total of 4926 Cadre strength for IAS Officers. The Union Public Service Commission directly recruits IAS officers after conducting the Civil Services examination. The remaining 1,415 IAS officers are promoted through State Civil Services. However, according to the Parliamentary Panel, more than 1500 IAS officers are needed.

Total IAS Officers in India

Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have the highest number of IAS officers in India, which is 4926. Many candidates in these two states only study for government exams such as the Public Service Commission exams.

Some of the most famous IAS Officers in India are Armstrong Pame, Aruna Sundararajan, Durga Shakti Nagpal, Hari Chandana Dasari, and Smita Sabharwal. There is no doubt that being an IAS officer is a dream of many candidates, but it is also true that passing this competitive exam is not at all easy and quite challenging.

  • Only 180 candidates from various categories are chosen annually for Indian Administrative Service.
  • Not a single candidate can be added to the batch after 180.
  • According to reports, this can affect the quality of training provided to the top civil servant of India.
  • Selected candidates get a two years long IAS training Period at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Uttarakhand.
  • Candidates acquire initial training with IPS candidates, and after three months, IPS candidates are posted to Hyderabad for further training rounds.


How many IAS Officer in India are there?

3511 IAS officers are there in India, though the total cadre strength is of 4926. The remaining 1,415 IAS officers are encouraged via State Civil Services. As per the recent data from Parliamentary Panel, there is still a shortage of 1500 IAS officers in India.

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