Civil Services

Civil Services Examinations

Every year, apart from a number of professionals courses, lacs of candidates prepare for Indian Civil Services Examinations. These examinations are gate way to various prestigious positions in several government departments such Administration, Police, Income Tax, Forest, Railway, Health, and others.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is a central body that is responsible for conducting various civil examination for Civil Services in the country. Part XIV – Services Under the Union and the states – article no. 315 to 323 of Indian Constitution describes the role of Public Service Commission for the union and a Public Service Commission for each state.

The commission is engaged in executing various tasks such as recruitment to services & posts under both, Union and State; Advising the Government on various issues and concerns related to examinations’ rules, regulations and others; and controlling various disciplinary cases for the examinations and appointments.

The civil services can are divided into three categories such as All India Services, Central Services and State Services.


All India Civil Services (AIS)

 + Indian Administrative Services (IAS)
 + Indian Police Services (IPS)
 + Indian Forest Services (IFS)

Central Civil Services (CCS)

 + Indian Foreign Service
 + Central Secretariat Service
 + Indian Revenue Service
 + Indian Economic Service
 + Indian Audits and Accounts Service
 + Indian Postal Service
 + Indian Railway Traffic Service
 + Indian Defense Accounts Service
 + Indian Statistical Service
 + Indian Telecommunication Service
 + Indian Posts & Telegraphs Accounts & Finance Service
 + Indian Cost Accounts Service
 + Indian Civil Accounts Service
 + Indian Meteorological Service
 + Indian Ordnance Factories Service
 + Indian Salt Service
 + Indian Frontier Administrative Service
 + Indian Information Service
 + Indian Supply Service
 + Indian Engineering Service (IES)
 + Central Engineering (Electrical & Mechanical) Service
 + Central Water Engineering Service
 + Central Power Engineering Service
 + Central Engineering Service (Roads)
 + Central Health Service
 + Central Revenues Chemical Service
 + Indian Trade Service
 + Central Legal Service
 + Indian Archaeological Service
 + Geological Survey of India
 + Zoological Survey of India
 + Botanical Survey of India
 + General Central Service
 + Mercantile Marine Training Ship Service
 + Directorate General of Mines Safety
 + Overseas Communications Service
 + Survey of India
 + Railway Inspectorate Service
 + Telegraph Traffic Service
 + Company Law Board Service
 + Labour Officers of the Central Pool
 + Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services

State Civil Services (PCS)

+ State Civil Services, Class-I (SCS)
+ State Police Service, Class-I (SPS)
+ Block Development Officer
+ Tehsildar/Talukadar/Assistant Collector
+ Excise and Taxation Officer
+ District Employment Officer
+ District Treasury Officer
+ District Welfare Officer
+ Assistant Registrar Cooperative Societies
+ District Food and Supplies Controller/Officer