11th April 2015, 02:02 PM
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What should I do to become a District Collector?

I have passed the ssc examination. My future aim is to be an DISTRICT COLLECTOR so, what shold i do now, how to be an district collecter? which field (arts,commerce,science) is to be taken in college?

11th April 2015, 10:23 PM
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Default Re: What should I do to become a District Collector?

Its quite impressive that you want to become District Collector.

To become district collector you will have to clear the Civil Services examination conducted by Union Public Service commission.

Eligibility criteria:

Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university. In final year of bachelor's degree also you will be eligible for the Civil services examination.

From my point of view you should pursue your bachelor's degree in science as it will assist and enhance your potential and talent for a clearing the three hurdles of civil services examination that is preliminary exam, Mains exam and personal interview.

So, first do your bachelor's degree then you can appear for this exam and during bachelor's degree you can also prepare for this exam. Focus on general knowledge and awareness as much as possible.

Age limit for candidates is 21-30 years. Upper age relaxed for OBC and SC/ST candidates.

There are four attempts for general candidates, seven for OBC candidates and no limit for SC/ST candidates.

For any more details about Civil services exam, visit [ul]www.upsc.gov.in[/url].
13th April 2015, 01:08 PM
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Default Re: What should I do to become a District Collector?

District Magistrate, also called a District Collector or Deputy Commissioner is the chief managerial and revenue bureaucrat of an Indian district. He is a member of the IAS, and is appointed by a State government.

As you say that you want to become a District Collector. For this you have to appear for Indian Civil Service Examination conducted by UPSC.

The Collector is appointed on District basis, and is IAS Officers. So, becoming a Collector you have to first become IAS officers through UPSC.

IAS stands for Indian Administrative Services and conducted by UPSC every year. You need to overcome 3 stages

Main exams

Minimum Educational Qualifications----

The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India.



A candidate must be either
a citizen of India, or
a subject of Nepal, or
a subject of Bhutan

Age limit---

30 years of age.

Duties of District Collector---

As Collector-----
  1. Land assessment
  2. Land acquisition
  3. Collection of land revenue
  4. Collection of income tax dues, excise duties, irrigation dues etc.
  5. Distribution of agricultural loans
  6. Disaster management during natural calamities such as floods, famines or epidemics
  7. Crisis management during riots or external aggression
  8. Chairman of the District Bankers Coordination Committee
  9. Head of the District Industries Centre

As District Magistrate----
  • Maintenance of law and order
  • Supervision of the police and jails
  • Supervision of subordinate executive magistracy
  • Hearing cases under the preventive section of the criminal procedure code
  • Supervision of jails and certification of execution of capital sentences
31st January 2016, 12:52 PM
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Default Re: What should I do to become a District Collector?

I want to become a collector but what should i do to become how i start the process
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16th December 2020, 06:46 PM
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after UPSC exam can an ias officer directly appoint as a district collector without any experience
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