UPSC-IAAS 2021 Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Fees and Application Details and All Information You Need to Know

The Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS)  is one of the Group ‘A’ service. The selected candidates for this service IAAS will be working in the top and middle-level management of Indian Audit and Accounts Department.

The Head post of this department – Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG).

UPSC-IAAS 2021 Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Fees and Application Details and All Information You Need to Know
UPSC-IAAS 2021 Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Fees and Application Details

The 2 main objectives of IAAS:

  1. Accounting
  2.  auditing

In the  Central Governments, State Governments, and Public Sector Undertakings.

 Three offices are located in overseas – US, UK, & Malaysia, the reason is to carry out auditing of Global Multilateral organisations.


Indian Audit & Accounts Service (IA&AS) – Training period and implementing it :

The fresh candidates appointed as an Indian Audit & Accounts Service (IA&AS) are trained for 1 year 6 months at National Academy of Audit and Accounts situated in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

 Training on:

Government and Commercial accounting and auditing.

Implementing the training :

  Next step is getting practical exposure on this work, by visiting various Government organisations like RBI, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and also visiting premier institutes of India  like IIM-Lucknow and London School of Economics (LSE) for getting further knowledge in this field



Candidate must be under either category of the following:

• Citizen of India

• Subject of Nepal

• Subject of Bhutan

•  A Tibetan refugee who came to India for permanent settlement in India, it should happen before January 1, 1962.

• People who migrated from the following countries to India permanently are permitted :

         Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia  Vietnam, the United Republic of Tanzania and  East African countries of Kenya,

 Educational Qualification:

 Candidate must be a Bachelor’s Degree holder from any of the recognized universities.

Candidates on the final will also be eligible for the Preliminary Examination. Those candidates must submit the certificate on the next stages.

Age limits :

Minimum age of  21 years and  Maximum age of 30 years as on 1st of August during the year of examination.

CategoriesRelaxable age limits
The Defence services personnel Up to 5 years
Ex-services blind deaf-mute orthopaedic ally handicapped personns Up to 10 years

Age limits :

Categories Max attempts
ST/SC No restriction
OBC 9 attempts
General categories 6 attempts
Ex-serviceman 9attempts

Roles and responsibilities :

  • Auditing the accounts of the Union territories, State governments and also public sector organizations.
  • Their work and its role is almost similar to the US GAO and the National Audit Office (United Kingdom).

The uniqueness of this IAAS services:

  1. You can carry on with your job, in a quieter way, as other UPSC exam services are having somewhat publicity.
  2. Political interference is less when compared with other civil services.
  3. It’s a Golden opportunity for people interested in Accounting.
  4. Government survey concludes, among All India Services and central services, IAAS has the highest percentage of job satisfaction.
  5. They have opportunities to get a job in overseas.
  6. It’s very rare to get a posting in rural areas, while most of the people get postings in metro cities and state capitals.

Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS) – Grade and Salary

Before getting into any job for your carrier it’s necessary to know it’s the pay scale for its corresponding designation post. If you are looking for a job for your passion or by own interest, this salary part will be secondary. The designation post and is corresponding pay scale is given here for IAAS:

DesignationPay Scale (Rs.)Grade
Assistant Director8000-275- 13500Junior Time Scale
Deputy Director 10000-325-15200Senior Time Scale
Director 12300-375-16500Junior Administrative Grade
Director 14300-400-18300NFSG of Junior Administrative Grade
Principal Director 18400-500-22400Senior Administrative Grade
Director-General 22400-525-24500  
Additional Deputy CAG 24050-650-26000  
Deputy CAG (6 posts) 26000 (fixed)  

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