Civil Services

[td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”SUMMARY” header_color=”#e88f1b” separator=”” tdc_css=””]A career in civil services gives you the opportunity to participate in governance and making important policy decisions for the country. There is immense prestige and power attached to the services and one travels the lengths and breadths of the country meeting different types of people often listening to their problems and come up with solutions to resolve those problems. Thus, it has immense opportunities to fulfil desire to provide social service to people in need and serving your country. Entry to these are based on one of the toughest exams conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.[/td_block_text_with_title][td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”WHAT ALL CAN I DO?” header_color=”#e88f1b”][/td_block_text_with_title]

Indian Administrative Service

  • IAS is the crème of the civil services. Only the top 100 or less scorers in UPSC become IAS. These individuals hold positions such as District Collector, District Magistrate and can go on to become secretaries in various ministries.

Indian Police Service

  • IPS go on to hold important leadership and commanding post in the various state police and all India Central Armed Police Forces.

Indian Foreign Service

IFS officials are entrusted with managing and developing diplomatic contacts with their nations. Typically, positions held by IFS officers are that of the High Commissioner, Ambassador, Foreign Secretary etc.

Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Services

Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service is a special cadre which specifically serves various financial management services for the Department of Telecommunication and the Department of Posts. For example, officers from this cadre are involved in developing policy for and auctioning spectrum, doing internal audit both departments and can also involve in the management of the human resource of both these departments.

Indian Audit and Accounts Services

Officers of the IAAS function under the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in audit managerial capacity.

Indian Revenue Services (Customs and Central Excise)

Offices under these services work under the statutory body- Centre board of Excise and Customs. They manage the collection of excise and customs taxes.

Indian Defence Accounts Services

IDAS officers are key players who manage finances during various defence acquisitions, licensing, procurements, service warranties of weapons platforms.

Indian Revenue Service (I.T.)

IRS officers work under the aegis of a statutory body called Central Board of Direct Taxes. They are concerned with collection of direct taxes for the nation’s development.

Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)

IOFS officers work under the Ministry of Defence to manage and develop Indian Ordnance Factories.

Indian Postal Service

IPS officers are concerned with developing innovative national schemes for communications especially postal communication.

Indian Civil Accounts Service

ICAS officers work under the Ministry of Finance. They play an active role in financial management of the Union Government by often providing ancillary role to auditing, collection of taxes and creating budgeting estimates for various ministries.

Indian Railway Traffic Service

  • IRTS officers are given the responsibility of the managing operations and commercial wing of the Indian Railways.

Indian Railway Accounts Service

IRAS officers manage the accounts and finances of Indian Railways.

Indian Railway Personnel Service

IRPS officers are the Human Resource Managers for the Indian railways. They handle all the issues pertaining to personnel selection, training, pay, etc.

Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force

These officers manage the Railway Police Force, which is entrusted with managing the security of equipment?-?s and customers of the railways.

Indian Defence Estates Service

IDES officers are appointed as Chief Executive Officers in cantonments around the country.

Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)

IIS services handle the organized media and public relations functions for the government. In addition to this they also provide feedback to government on reactions public has to various policy measures.

Indian Trade Service, Group 'A' (Gr. III)

ITS officers manage different aspects of International trade and commerce.

Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (Section Officer's Grade)

These officers man the headquarters of the Navy, Army and Air force. They are entrusted with performing administrative functions only.

Pondicherry Police Service

These officers manage policing in the area of Pondicherry.

Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service

These services expose one to administrative roles in various government bodies in Union Territories which are under the control of the Union Government.

Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service

These officers manage the policing in Union Territories.

Pondicherry Civil Service

These officers manage the administrative roles in Pondicherry area.

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Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
Path 1
Clear Class XII in any stream Any graduation program Clear UPSC Examination

Important Facts

  • For most services, graduation with a minimum age of 21 is the eligibility criteria. Except IAS and IPS- subject of Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet refugees can apply.
  • Selected candidates are given different posts according to the posts they get in UPSC. Civil services require gradute degree before one goes and writes the examination. Graduation can be personal discipline from anywhere in the country. After this student take time to prepare for UPSC examination independently or through coaching centres.

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  • Be responsible for the law and order and general administration of the area under your jurisdiction
  • Advise and support government officials and implement the defined policy decisions
  • Handle daily affairs of the government, including framing and implementation of policy
  • Liaison and consult with the Ministers and other government servants
  • Supervise and ensure proper enforcement of rules and policies
  • Be part of the process of final policy formulation and decision making along with high level officers and Ministers
  • Handle enquiries and requests from the public in person, by use of electronic & social media


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