Career in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
What is it?
Civil Services offer lucrative opportunities for individuals to work in Indian administrative services (IAS), Indian police services (IPS), Indian foreign services (IFS) and other such prestigious Group A ,Group B and All-India civil services.
These services offer higher ranks in bureaucracy and the work involves important decision-making for the government, drafting policies and executing them etc. To qualify as an Indian Civil Servant one has to clear the civil services examination conducted by Union Public Commission of India.
All India Services (Group A)
Central Services (Group A)
- Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS)
- Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
- Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
- Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
- Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
- Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
- Indian Information Service (IIS)
- Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
- Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS)
- Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
- Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
- Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
- Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
- Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT)
- Indian Revenue Service (IRS-C&CE)
- Indian Trade Service (ITrS)
- Railway Protection Force (RPF)
Services ( Group B )
- Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (AFHCS)
- Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS)
- Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS)
- Pondicherry Civil Service
- Pondicherry Police Service
A degree from a recognised university is a must to give the civil services exam. However students in their final year of graduation can also attempt the exam.
The exam consists of 3 stages as follows:
- Preliminary exam(objective)
- Mains (Subjective)
- Personality Interview Test
The upper age limit for a general category aspirant is 32 years and number of attempts is 6. For candidates having caste reservation there is an age relaxation and increased number of attempts depending on category.
The average annual compensation of a civil servant varies according to his area of service and his position there. Other than the annual compensation the government provides many incentives and facilities such as accommodation, household help, official vehicles, retirement benefits etc.
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