Becoming an IAS officer is the dream for many Indians. In fact, it is one of India’s most prestigious and highly respected Job designations. But it is not an easy task to crack this Indian Administrative Services (IAS) examination. Just as it is said “Rome was not built in a day” the preparation needed for cracking the preliminary exam alone takes years of dedication and perseverance. The IAS examination is conducted every year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India. It is conducted in two stages: the preliminary and the main examinations respectively. The preliminary exam which is the initial screening examination is conducted for three hours and consist of multiple choice questions on various relevant topics. Aspirants who clear the preliminary exam alone are allowed to appear for the Main Examination and this comprises of some nine papers.