|An individual's question how to prepare for IAS and its ambitions and priorities are defined by their decision to take the UPSC test. Someone must have wondered if IAS training can be completed in a year. Yes, that is right. No matter how tough the UPSC exam is, one year is enough to pass the IAS exam only if it is made with all of your heart. The UPSC conducts the IAS exam, also known as the civil services exam, once a year. If a person devotes his or her full attention to research, one year is sufficient for IAS preparation. For at least a year, a committed soul should have only one goal: to pass the IAS test. Exam preparation is a full-time task in and of itself.