Friday, July 3, 2009

Civil services as a Career

A civil service is a most renowned and highly competitive exam for public sector. Lakhs of students from all over India take this examination and only very few hundreds among them are selected. This exam is conducted in three phases first phase is preliminary exam and those shortlisted in this exam are eligible to take main exam and after main exam interview is conducted for those who qualify mains and ultimately those who qualify interview are ones who will serve the country. Many young aspirants strive hard to clear this examination not because of good salary only but because of power, authority and many benefits one gets.
Civil services constitutes of All India Services, central services and state services. Many students take help of coaching centers in order to beat the tough competition.
All India Services
All India Services include

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS),
  • Indian Police Service (IPS) and
  • Indian Forest Service (IFS)
Central Services include:

  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS),
  • Indian Postal Service,
  • Central Information Service,
  • Defence Lands and Cantonment Service,
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS),
  • Central Secretariat Service,
  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers,
  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers,
  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers,
  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers,
  • Indian Railway Stores Service,
  • Indian Telecommunication Service,
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS) - Income Tax,
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS) - Customs & Central Excise,
  • Indian Audits & Accounts Service (IA&AS),
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS),
  • Indian Defense Estate Service (IDES),
  • Indian Economic Service(IES),
  • Indian Ordnance Factory Services (IOFS),
  • Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS),
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS),
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS),
  • Indian Information Service (IIS),
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS),
  • Indian Naval Armament Service,
  • Indian Supply Service,
  • Indian Inspection Service,
  • Indian Salt Service
State Services include:
  • State Civil/Administrative Service,
  • State Police Service,
  • State Forest Service,
  • Public Works Department
Eligibility Criteria
1) Candidate should be Indian citizen
2) Maximum age should be 30 years and minimum 21 years some relaxation is given to SC/ST and OBC
3) Should have completed graduation from a recognized University

**Eligibility criteria is dependent on respective Government departments & their rules and regulations. These are subject to change. Please refer govt. website.


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