Civil Services, Career in Civil Services


The Indian Civil Service serves as the backbone of the country and carries out various services which are responsible for administration of different central and state government departments. Civil Services constitute of all non-military departments of the government machinery that run the state administration. There is no doubt that civil services is among the most prestigious and challenging careers one can choose. Every year there are millions of candidates who apply for posts in civil services through the exam conducted by UPSC for a few hundred posts. Therefore one needs to really have the potential, drive, passion and be ready to put in a lot of effort to become a civil officer.

Job profiles in Civil Services

  • IAS Officer
  • IPS Officer
  • IFS Officer
  • IRS Officer
  • Under Secretary
  • Director
  • Commandant
  • Civilian Staff Officer
  • Joint Secretary
  • Additional Secretary
  • Secretary
  • Cabinet Secretary
  • Section Officer
  • Assistant Civilian Staff Officer
  • Assistant Commandant
  • Administrative Officer
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assistant Immigration Officer
  • Civil Service Executive Officer
  • Diplomatic Service Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Local Government Administrative Assistant
  • Local Government Officer
  • Local Government Revenues Officer
  • Field officer
  • Chief Development Officer
  • Executive Officer

Career opportunities in Civil Services

The Civil Service offers a wide range of job opportunities to the aspirants. The Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) selects eligible candidates for various central services. There are many departments as listed below where a candidate clearing the civil service exam can grab a career.

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  • Indian Police Service (IPS)
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • Indian Postal Service
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Indian Railway Traffic Services (IRTS)
  • Indian Railway Accounts Services (IRAS)
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
  • Indian Railway Protection Force (IRPF)
  • Indian Audit & Accounts Service (IA &AS)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Defense Estate Service (IDES)
  • Indian Defense Accounts Service (IDAS)
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
  • Indian Information Service (IIS)
  • Indian P &T Accounts & Finance Service
  • Assistant Commandants in Central Industrial Security Force
  • Central Secretariat Service
  • Railway Board Secretariat Service
  • Customs Appraisers’ Service
  • Pondicherry Civil Service
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
  • Union Territories Police Service
  • Union Territories Administrative Service

Working for the civil service is both a challenging as well as a fulfilling career. New opportunities come up constantly and a person pursuing career in this field has the flexibility to develop ones own career path.

Salary range

As a starter in the field, one may get around Rs. 15600 to Rs.39100/- as monthly remuneration. In addition to the monthly income, they may get various other allowances and intangibles such as housing facilities, free health care, transport fares, etc. With experience, one may easily earn a six digit salary monthly within 2 – 3 years. Apart from all these, job security is an important factor.



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19 Responses to “Civil Services, Career in Civil Services”

  1. 19
    Rishabh shukla:

    Respected sir ,
    I want to become a custom officer . Would you plz tell me how to prepare myself for becoming a custom officer and which subjects are required to prepare for the test related to the job.
    Thanking you,

  2. 18

    Respected sir,
    i am a girl doing my second year B-tech in computer sciences and very much intrested to become a IOFS officer , can u please tell me what is all i have to do and how to start my preparation please specify me every detail.
    Thanks in advance. :)

  3. 17

    Respected sir,
    I want to give UPSC for IRPS so for that what r the books i require to prepare & pls give suggestion.
    thanking you

    [email protected]

  4. 16
    jeevana jyothi:

    hello sir/madam i am a physiotherapist which optional is better for me pls give me suggestion sir

  5. 15

    I want to become an IPS officer but i have eye sight.Please tell me the max. allowable sight to become an IPS officer.Can i get operated.If yes, which type? I mean laser treatment or permanent foldable contact lenses.

  6. 14

    I am science bacground student (msc zoology) & want to know about the sylabus & solved papars of IAS & PCS both. Sir please provide me the tips for examination thnx.

  7. 13
    sanjeev bhandari:

    i want to give exam for crime investigation department what is the name of that exam and date of that exam and how will fill the form of that exam

  8. 12

    hello sir i am tarun ,now i am studying engineering(ece-group) after completing my( b -tech in ece group) is any possibility in joining pilot training.if there is any possibility please send the mail in which way i have to apply i was interested in pilot training please……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  9. 11

    I want to know what are the posts under TNPSC group1

  10. 10

    Sir, i have submitted application for preliminary exam before last date of submission stil now i am not recieved any confirmation. I want to know whether my application accepted or rejected?

  11. 9

    Their is any carrer for female candidate in navy or in airforce completed his graduation?

  12. 8
    Satyanarayan samantaray:

    Dear sir,
    This is Mr.Satyanarayan Samantaray professionally qualified with M.Pharma, i am very interested to appear civil service examination so could you please provide me the tips for examination and the examination date for 2010.

    Thanks in advance
    Satyanarayan Samantaray

  13. 7

    what are the thinks need for ips
    how many month i prepare that type of civil service exam sir,
    now i am studying final year BE sir,when i can that attend the exam. send me what type of books i prepare sir?

  14. 6

    Dear sir,
    Good day , i need to clear IAS Examination perliminary and Main Examination alos i required interive tips what way i have to follow pl give me a guidence
    thanking you
    and thanks for your time
    with regards
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

  15. 5

    Dear sir how many months of serious preperation is needed for clearing CSE, is it possible for me? m a doctor

  16. 4

    when application form will be issued for civil services exam 2010? pls mail me on [email protected]

    azad singh

  17. 3

    sir when will be exam date for civil servicev preliminary exam 2010.

  18. 2

    what we have to do to become an income tax commissioner?

  19. 1
    pratik manwar:

    R sir.
    please send link so we can go through it.
    and also about detail of RTO maharashtra exam.
    Reply asap
    thank u