Who is the Collector?

 The Collector is a high office officer, who is also called District Officer or District Collector (DC). The collector has all the important rights and responsibilities of the district. The collector is also known as the DM of the district i.e. District Magistrate. In every district, the collector is appointed to maintain the legal system.

Duties of collector :

The main task of the collector’s work is to maintain the law system in the entire district.

 It is also the collector’s job to impose a curfew in the district and implement Section 144.

 Monitoring all the schemes running in the district.

The collector also investigates and transfers the work of the administrative officers working in the district, giving them leave etc.

 To resolve the land dispute do revenue-related work and provide loans to the farmers and then recover the loan amount.

To take necessary steps to save people from any disaster coming in the district, it is the job of all the collectors to declare a holiday in schools, colleges and offices during the days of disaster.

The work of maintenance of government property like government schools, colleges, universities, hospitals government offices etc. also comes under the collector.

How to become a collector?

 As I told you, it is not easy to become a collector, and for this, you have to study a lot.  You have to work hard day and night, only then you can be appointed to a big post like Collector. Below are some ways in which how to become a collector after the 12th and the process of becoming a collector has been explained.

  • To become a collector, first of all, you have to pass the 12th class in any subject with at least 50% marks.
  • Then you will have to obtain a graduate degree from a recognized university.
  • You can graduate from any subject.
  • After graduation, you will have to pass the Union Public Service Commission i.e. UPSC examination with a good rank.
  • By securing a good rank in the UPSC CSE (Civil Service Exam) exam, you will become an Indian Administrative Service Officer (IAS Officer).
  • According to the rank achieved in UPSC, you are appointed in various departments of the district.
  • As an IAS officer, after working for a few years in various departments, you are appointed to the post of Collector.
  • From the information given above, you must have understood what one needs to do to become a collector.  Now you will know what qualifications are required to become a collector.

Qualification to become a collector :

Educational Qualification :

 To become a collector, it is necessary to have graduated from any recognized college after 12th in any subject.  You can appear in the UPSC examination only after graduation.

 Age Range :

 The age limit for becoming a collector has been set by the Government of India at 21 to 32 years.  Also, relaxation of some years has been given for SC/ST and OBC category candidates which is as follows.

 Categorie LimitGeneral Category21 to 32 years backwards Class21 to 35 years (3 years relaxation)SC/ST Category21 to 37 years (5 years relaxation)

Collector Syllabus :

 After knowing the Collector exam pattern, the subjects to become a Collector are given in further detail.

  • Essay
  • social sector
  • political area
  • economic sector
  • Agriculture Industry and Trade
  • Science
  • National Development Plan and Project
  • literature and culture
  • Environment and Technology
  • natural disasters
  • National and International Events
  • General Studies (Paper I, II, III, IV)
  • Indian history
  • Indian Geography
  • world geography
  • Indian agriculture
  • Indian politics
  • Indian economy
  • general Science
  • lifestyle
  • Indian Constitution and Social Customs
  • Current events happening at national and international level
  • natural resources
  • Indian National Movement
  • Indian art and culture
  • environment and circumstances

How to prepare for the Collector :

  • I have given some tips below so that you will be able to understand what to do to become a collector.
  • To become a collector, you start preparing along with your graduation.
  • To become a collector, buy all the necessary books as well as take the help of NCERT Books.
  • Read the daily newspaper to increase your current affairs and general knowledge.
  • Analyze the exam paper of the old year, so that you will know the pattern asked in the exam.
  • Join good coaching and if you are not able to join coaching then you can study online through the internet.