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.




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