UPSC- Civil Services


The Civil Services Exam popularly known as IAS Exam is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) every year. It is a combined exam to recruit officers into Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Audit and Accounts Services, Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) and several other GROUP A & GROUP B Central services.

All India Services officers i.e., IAS and IPS officers are given state cadres after the selection. The cadre controlling authority of IAS is Ministry of Personnel and Public Grievances, Government of India. The IPS cadre is controlled by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Overall, the IAS officers as District Collectors play a major role in the administration of the country.




1 Indian Administrative Service. 13 Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
2 Indian Foreign Service. 14 Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
3 Indian Police Service. 15 Post of Assistant Security Commissioner, in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
4 Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’. 16 Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
5 Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’. 17 Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
6 Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Group ‘A’ 18 Indian Trade Service, Group “A” (GR.III)
7 Indian Defiance Accounts Service, Group ‘A’. 19 Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”
8 Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’. 20 Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
9 Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration) 21 Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
10  Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’. 22 Delhi, Andaman &  Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’
11 Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’. 23 Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’
12 Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’. 24 Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’