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All about Civil Services Career and Exams

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is a constitutional body and has been constituted under Article 315 of the Constitution of India.

The civil services exam is a test conducted by the (UPSC) for recruitment into Government services. Usually conducted in the month of June, the main exam is made up of Preliminary stage, Mains stage and the Personality Assessment (interview) stage. Read all about it on our exam analyses page here.

These government services are divided into
  • All India Services 
  • Civil Services Group A,  and 
  • Civil services Group B.

The exam is common for 22 of a total of 23 services, as the Indian Forest Service has its own independent exam. The service an aspirant gets depends upon his rank in the exam and the number of vacancies available in that year. For details on cutoffs, exam papers, analyses of past papers, visit our Downloads page, and Exam Analyses page.

The services covered by the Civil Services Entrance Exam come in three groups:
  1. All India Services : 
    • Indian Administrative Service
    • Indian Forest Service
    • Indian Police Service
  2. Group A Services 
    • Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service
    • Indian Audit and Accounts Service
    • Indian Customs and Central Excise Service
    • Indian Defence Accounts Service
    • Indian Revenue Service
    • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, non-technical)
    • Indian Postal Service
    • Indian Civil Accounts Service
    • Indian Railway Traffic Service
    • Indian Railway Accounts Service
    • Indian Railway Personnel Service 
    • Posts of Assistant Security Officer in Railway Protection Force (RPF) 
    • Indian Defence Estates Service 
    • Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)
    • Indian Corporate Law Service
  3. Group - B Services 
    • Railway Board Secretariat Service (Section Officer's Grade)
    • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (Section Officer's Grade)
    • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service and Police Service
    • Pondicherry Civil Service
With growing competition and a generally lackluster job market in private sector, competition for entrance is huge. With a steady preparation and intense focus, a candidate can reasonably hope to crack the exams. Our Civils Tapasya portal will help you get a good grip on all fundamentals of these exams, and preparatory strategy.

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