What are the qualities required to be an IAS officer?

I.A.S examination (Civil Service Examination) is considered to be the toughest examination of the country and rightly so because of the high degree of satisfaction, respect and comfort provided by the prestigious civil services of the country. Lakhs of students compete every year in this examination to get into prestigious civil services of the country.

Civil services require a set of qualities in the person so that he can manage the complexities, unpredictable situations and problems that may arise in the civil services at a regular daily basis. Thus the recruiters are searching for these qualities in aspirants and they are experts in doing it. A civil service officer needs to be diplomatic enough to handle the situations that may arise in daily basis and he should be able to  persuade others over his view to stabilize the situation and settle the agreement between the parties.

Additionally, a civil service aspirant needs to be decisive in approach as quick decisions are something needed on a regular basis in civil services. Also, a civil service aspirant needs to pursue bit of Intelligence Quotient (I.Q) also that allows him to understand complex situations and helps him analyse whether an agreement will be beneficial or not.