Collector – How to become a collector?


Central government appoints collectors in each district for handling various administrative purposes in a district. They are the highest government officials in a state. They are responsible for handling various tasks like revenue collection, taxation and law and order maintaining. They should have the control of planning permission. They are responsible for taking further steps in the case of man made or natural emergencies. Even though the collectors are appointed by central government, they are working under the supervision of state government.

Qualifying Exam

Candidates who aspire to become a collector should qualify the civil services exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission. They should first qualify the preliminary test called Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT). This preliminary test is common for all civil services IAS, IPS, IFS and IRS. Those who qualify in this test can attend the main exam and interview.

Who are eligible to apply?

Those who are applying for Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) should be a citizen of India, Bhutan, Nepal or Tibet. The post of collector comes under Indian Administrative Service (IAS). Indian citizens can only work in India Administrative Service (IAS). Therefore the candidates who are applying for Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) for becoming a collector should be an Indian citizen. Candidates who have completed their degree from central or state or deemed or open university are eligible to apply for this exam. Those who have completed degree through correspondence education or distance education are also eligible to apply for this exam. The age of the candidates applying for this exam should be between twenty one and thirty years. However relaxation in age limit is given for privileged candidates.

Key elements in the process

  • Pass plus two
  • Complete graduation in any stream
  • Qualify Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT)
  • Qualify main exam and interview

Skills required for a Collector

Collectors should possess good administrative skills to solve various law and order issues. They should have good leadership skills to coordinate their subordinates. They should have the ability to make quick decisions in the case of emergencies. They should also possess good interpersonal and communication skills.



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39 Responses to “Collector – How to become a collector?”

  1. 39
    anubhav mishra:

    i graduated for
    i am eligible for choose any two subjects for mains exams.
    EX:- hindi
    social science
    history etc…
    Please confirm me soon…………………… . . ..

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    Mahavirsinh Rana:

    To change the state?
    with you help one day Mahavirsinh Rana will be collector ??? so please help mee to be a collector?????????
    ???????? JAY HIND ????????

  3. 37

    Hello Sir,

    I just wanted to know if i can apply for test as my age is 36yrs?

  4. 36

    I need to know all the preliminary exam dates for csat.

  5. 35
    Pooja N. Kasabe:

    i completed my B.COM…so can i give exam for collector and tell me all procedure

  6. 34

    my que is simple where do will be start study in collector exam ?

  7. 33
    shabnam kahn:

    how to gv CSAT exam?????n wt study required????

  8. 32
    sachin pawar:

    i want to apply this exam, how can i apply?

  9. 31

    What will be the designation of an IAS officer when he starts his career

  10. 30
    Chetan bagade:

    What is relation bitween politicals nd officer?

  11. 29

    i want to become a collector iam in now intermediate so iwant some sugestion

  12. 28

    which book are required to prepare district collector exam?

  13. 27
    jitendra malviya:

    can after engeering become collector?

  14. 26
    Bilal hussain:

    I am completed my graduation and my age is 20 years after 3 month i will complete my 21 years . I want to prepare the civil services exam . Please inform me the shedule of exam date and other ,JAI HIND

  15. 25

    i completed my b.pharm…so can i give exam for collector and also what are the exam for that??

  16. 24

    I completed my degree with less percentage and also in compartmentally i am elgible for civils

  17. 23
    sk rizwana:

    which study is used in collector and how much study is used for making a collector

  18. 22

    can medical students also apply

  19. 21

    i completed my SSLC,DIPLOMA,B.E.Can i get collector officer job

  20. 20
    ramesh shyamlal maurya:

    jai hind,i would like 2 know the difference between various types of collector cources.(district,deputy,I.A.S etc) .also iwanted to where to apply for the basic exam.does it defer from state 2 state, i.e a candidate from 1 state can select or apply for any state.frm where i can get the detiel imformation about the cources i.e how ,whea ,were etc.pls reply me n guide me .

  21. 19
    arsh khan:

    conditations for collector exam

  22. 18
    Koushiki shriwadi:

    Can I take to math’s subject become collector

  23. 17
    sharfe alam:

    sir,i have completed my 10 th class so tell me that can i apply for collector exam or tell me all procedure

  24. 16

    As i am studying in xi std after passing my xii-std what are the procedure of being a collector or an IAS officer.So sir please
    let me know as soon as possible .

  25. 15

    I completed B com and at present Im working in a company. Can i apply for collector exam , what should be the percentage and when the exams will be held, exam forms and syllabus for the exam •Qualify Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT)

  26. 14

    Hello sir, I m student of T.E. E&TC.I want to become a collector.But the problem is that i don’t know what is the procedure for collector ? I don’t know what is the subjects, which subjects can i select? please sir help me i need your guidance

  27. 13
    pallavi pawar:

    sir, i m student of T.E. E&TC. i want to became a collector. but i don’t know how it can achieve. plz help me. i m in truble.

  28. 12

    i am housewife but i was complited my graduction i am gradute please tell me can i eligible for appying this post ? when will be exam held of csat.

  29. 11

    when exam is held of CSAT?
    when be the form available?(with detail and date)

  30. 10
    sunita patil:

    i am in my final year bcom can i apply for collector exam , what should me the percentage and when will the exams held, exam forms and syllabs for the exam and every necessary information

  31. 9

    I want to become a district collector or tasildar sir. I am finished bachelor of engineering. Can i eligible for applying this post sir. Please give details.

  32. 8
    rafi ahamed:

    how to become a collector?
    give me complete information

  33. 7

    how to became a district magistrate

  34. 6

    how can i get exam form????i am from porbandar,gujrat.

  35. 5

    which bachelor course is best to be a collector?

  36. 4
    reshma mohite:

    how to become tahasildar collector officer

  37. 3
    S B INGLE:

    I’m the student of B.A. With English special. Is there any guide published by UPSC for the preparation of IAS?

  38. 2

    Dear sir,

    i am student of B.A(prog.) part 3.and subjects are ecmics and mathematics .please tell me am elligeable for the civil services exam????.

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