Education & Career

Which job is best- software developer or IAS?

If you have completed your graduation from any technical courses and are confused about which career is best suited for you? Here we will discuss the situation happening in every bachelor’s life. The same goes to become a software engineer and some go into the government sector. How choose a career is the most typical decision to make. Let’s talk in detail from every perspective and make it very clear so that you may not have any doubts about software developer or IAS.  

What is a Software Engineering job?

Software Engineering Job is a pure technical profile that includes programming languages and coding in various technologies performed on a computer to provide an output. A student generally chooses to become software developer as they have pursued their graduation in these subjects. The job profile includes creating software like web applications, desktop applications, and app applications. Among these many students also gain interest in performing coding and logic to implement the program. There are various technologies arising day by day such as ChatGPT and many more which make students more interested. Secondly, there is various MNC company set up in India and abroad.

 How to Become a Software Engineer

Many MNCs companies organize campus recruitment drives in colleges and generally conduct 3-4 phases. The first phase is the Written Test followed by the Technical /Coding round. The last is managerial and HR rounds.  The selected candidates should be good in technical skills and communication skills.

What is an IAS Job?

An IA Job takes responsibility for supervising the implementation of government schemes and policies. The task includes state, center, and public secretariat assignments. It is the administrative post in civil service. He/She takes responsibility to manage tasks working under them. There is a certain process of recruitment that helps the recruitment team to select the best IAS Officers in the country. It is generally a complete study of social science, maths, English, and optional subjects. It is a government /public sector job where it takes more advantages as compared to private sector jobs. Nowadays students keep a keen interest to go for Civil Service Examination no matter if their background is different. 

How to Become an IAS Officer

There is a process behind becoming an IAS, and for that, you have to clear UPSC. Other exams have different syllabi than UPSC. Candidates have to study current affairs on a regular basis. Every applicant belonging to a city is allotted UPSC exam centers.

There are many coaching institutes available for Interview preparation after completing both rounds. UPSC result shows the merit list of the applicants who have cleared the UPSC Exam with several posts like IAS, IPS, IRS, and many more as per the rank. For more details, you can go through an Official UPSC website

What is the annual CTC in Software Engineer vs IAS?

Software Engineer-3LPA Approx- 30LPA Approx

IAS- 7LPA Approx-16 LPA (additional facilities)

 Work Freedom and pressure?

If we talk about Work, freedom, and pressure of both the profiles then Freedom is equal in both jobs.A software developer and an IAS officer are granted equal freedom. Software Engineer offer an opportunity to move abroad and work, whereas on the other way, IAS officers are getting chances to move abroad but at last its upto your chances

 Types of Engineering job v/s civil servant job?

Technical profiles given below:

-Full Stack Developer

-React Developer

-Java Developer

-Dot net developer

-C/C++ developer

-Android Developer

-Python developer

2. Here are some profiles available for IAS

-IAS Trainee

-Sub District Magistrate

-Deputy Secretary

-Joint Secretary




Students are suggested to always hear from their heart. Always choose the field you are comfortable with. If you are good at coding then go for software development otherwise if you want to do something for your country and in the field of administration then go for the UPSC examination.    

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