As you are pursuing M.Arch, you have lots of scope in private sector as well as in Government sector. Getting a job isn't that difficult. You can even go for higher studies and enroll in Ph.D.
In Private Sector-
Look for jobs in construction companies where you can be an architectural consultant. There are various companies looking for M.Arch candidates such as Sahara Group, DLF and Eros Group. If you love to teach, you can look for the job openings in private institutions. You can also work as a building contractor, art director, set designer, architectural engineer, technical illustrator, interior designer, and as building researcher.
In Government Sector-
If you are interested to be a government employee you can grab the following opportunities. You can work in municipalities, Public Works Department, State Housing Boards, Indian Railways, National Building Organization, Post and Telegraph, Central and State Public Work Departments, Housing Development Corporations and many such sectors. These government firms conduct written exams. Public Service Commission conducts most of the exams.
A career in Foreign countries-
Middle Eastern and European countries have a high demand for M.Arch degree holders. Keep looking for job openings. Even candidates working in MNC's get such opportunities very easily.
IAS stands for Indian Administrative Services. Yes, it is considered as one of the toughest examinations and the competition is immense. Union Public Service Commission conducts this examination. Candidates who clear it will be recruited for the All India Administrative Civil Service.
If you are thinking of IAS, you need to appear for its three phases.
1.) Preliminary Examination- 2 papers on objective-type questions.
2.) Main Examination- 9 papers
3.) Interview- It is a personality test
First, you have to thoroughly learn everything about IAS examinations. Learn what it requires to crack the exam. Once you have made up your mind and if you meet the eligibility criteria, buy the essential books by deciding the subjects you want to opt for. Each exam for IAS has different requirements. You need to practice and learn a lot. You need to spend lots of hours doing extensive studies, revising the studied material and becoming familiar with previous years question papers. Take help from reputed coaching centers. It requires lots of dedication and hard work. If you are ready to give your complete effort, go for IAS. Otherwise, complete your M.Arch degree and secure your career by getting recruited in the public or private sector.