Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration – LBSNAA

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Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA)

Being a Civil servant is one of the most prestigious, wanted and valuable jobs in the country these days. A career in Indian Administrative Service is fraught with challenges. You will get the power to make a difference in people’s lives after getting selected. In this article, we will inform you about IAS officer life throughout training in LBSNAA and their duties, roles, responsibilities and career choice.

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Training center in India

The regions for all the center’s are spread all through India for various services . Given below are the locations of training center’s in the country.

  • Hyderabad 
  • Guwahati 
  • Chennai 
  • Vadodara 
  • Ahmedabad 
  • Shimla 
  • Faridabad 
  • Gurgaon 
  • Srinagar 
  • Nagpur 
  • Kolkata 
  • Bangalore 
  • Mysore 
  • Pune 
  • Bhopal 
  • Agartala 
  • Kohima 
  • Delhi 
  • Bhubaneswar 
  • Chandigarh 
  • Jaipur 
  • Lucknow 
  • Ghaziabad 
  • Mussoorie 
  • Nainital

The Sardar Vallabh Patel National police academy in Hyderabad is for Indian police Service training and Indira Gandhi National forest academy in Dehradun is for the training of the officer in the Indian Forest Service.

Other group Central services candidates are sent to New Delhi foreign Service Institute for example Indian foreign Service.

IRS (Indian revenue services) officers attend the National academy of direct tax in Nagpur or the National academy of customs excise and Narcotics in Faridabad, it depends on the branch they are assigned to.

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA)

IAS training is given to increase officers’ technical education and to make them more adaptable to changing situations in the nation and the local region as well as their mental resilience.

All new candidates go first to the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) at Mussoorie Uttarakhand. No matter whether the service is!  Foundation course, the initial practice runs for 4 months.

After this initial training period, professionals continue on to their various training institutions depending on their service. All this is done to instill a sense of equality.

The IAS training stays around 2 years in the LBSNAA for the duration of their course. This time period also includes their Bharat Darshan and time at the Bureau of parliamentary studies in New Delhi.

Training period at LBSNAA 

All the candidates must have to complete a 4 monthly foundation course at LBSNAA. This training aims to instil a spirit of cooperation and coordination among various services.

The training at LBSNAA is divided into 5 phase 

  1. Foundation Course 
  2. Phase 1 
  3. District Training 
  4. Phase 2 
  5. Assistant Secretary ship
  • IAS recruits are split into groups after completing the foundation course. They are taken on a tour of India to learn about the country’s rich cultural diversity and heritage.
  • IAS group is affiliated with several Administrative entities for a deep understanding.
  • The trainees meet with dignitaries, including India’s President.
  • A week at the Lok Sabha secretariat is a part of Bharat Darshan.

Academic module

Candidates are offered a 15-week activity program during their training. They have to begin their day at 6:00 a.m. within their exercise routine.

Courses like soft skills, land management, policymaking, national security, project management, e-government and other activities like horseback riding, tracking, adventure, sports, cultural activities and volunteering, cross country runs are also organised.

District training

District training lasts almost a year and allows you to learn about a certain district.

IAS training Phase 2

During District training, candidates share their learning experience from phase 1 and articulate and analyse development, obstacles and issues. Special seminars are also held with eminent topic matter experts.

Assistant secretary ship

Now the trainees are assigned to their respective duties after completing their practice. All IAS professionals are now given the title of assistant secretary as they all have some experience working in the central secretariat. Now, they were going to have a central reputation for a few months under the respective joint secretary. The period at LBSNAA is very beneficial. The Bharat Darshan and District Training Modules provide on the job practice for IAS trainees while the academic training prepares candidates for the difficulties ahead.


All recruits have to undergo extensive training at various institutes depending on the service to which they have been assigned after qualifying for the UPSC exam. 

Selected recruits go through the training to ensure that future officers and diplomats of the country have the physical and mental fitness and ability to carry out their duties and responsibilities.

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