IAS (Indian Administrative Services)


Considered to be one of the toughest examination of the country, Indian Administrative Services Examination is conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) every to select the best brains of the country for the various administrative posts. The selected candidates have a lot of political power to carry out certain important decisions with respect to the proper functioning of the country. The Civil Services offers premier job opportunities and challenging career. The selected candidates are also an integral part of the system involved in various responsibilities like framing of the policies, implementation, law and order, general administration, development of new projects etc. Many posts like Sub-Divisional Magistrate, District Magistrate, Divisional Commissioner, Principal Secretaries/Financial Commissioners, Chief Secretary of state or central government are given to the successful candidates every year. The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT), under Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, is the cadre controlling authority for the concerned area.

Civil Services examination (CSAT) is conducted for the recruitment of below mentioned services. The President of India makes all the appointments to Civil Services. Civil Services examination is a single window entry for various Group A and Group B services which are listed below:

Group A Services

Indian Administrative Service

Indian Foreign Service

Indian Police Service 

Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service

Indian Audit and Accounts Service

Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)

Indian Defense Accounts Service

Indian Revenue Service (I.T.)

Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)

Indian Postal Service

Indian Civil Accounts Service

Indian Railway Traffic Services 

Indian Railway Accounts Services 

Indian Railway Personnel Services 

Indian Railway Protection Force (Assistant Security Commissioner)

Indian Defense Estates Service

Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)  

Indian Trade Service, Group 'A' (Gr. III)

Indian Corporate Law Service

Group B Services

1.      Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (Section Officer's Grade)

2.      Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service

3.      Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service

4.      Pondicherry Civil Service

    Pondicherry Police Service