Can a Chartered Accountant (CA) Apply for the IAS Exam?

Yes, you can go for civil services, and IAS exams after becoming a Chartered Accountant.

The good news is that the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has considered CA final as graduation for opting for Civil services.

A pass in the CA final examination has been recognized for recruitment to superior services/posts of the Government of India.

Accordingly, candidates possessing CA qualifications are eligible for admission to the civil services examination.

An added advantage for CA's is that they can choose 2 Optional papers in Prelims Commerce and Accountancy.

Which is very similar to those that we as CA students study in CA Inter and Final - Accounts and Costing papers.