Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is a body constituted under Article 315 of Constitution of India. One of the functions of the Commission as laid down in Article 320 of the Constitution is to conduct examinations for appointment to various services of the Union and the All India Services. In order to streamline processing of applications, UPSC have developed an application form which can be processed on computerised machines. The application form supplied alongwith this brochure can be used for the following examinations:- Below is the list and descriptions of the list of services available through the civil service exams. All India Services

  • Indian Administrative Service (I A S)
  • Indian Police Service (I P S)

Group A Services

Indian Foreign Service
Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service
Indian Audit and Accounts Service
Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)
Indian Defence 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 Service
Indian Railway Accounts Service
Indian Railway Personnel Service
Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force
Indian Defence Estates Service
Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)
Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III)
Indian Corporate Law Service

Group – B Services
Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (Section Officer’s Grade)
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service
Pondicherry Civil Service
Pondicherry Police Services

(NDA and CDS exams are held twice a year, the first one being indicated as NDA-1 & CDS-1 and the second one being shown as NDA-II & CDS-II.)

The Civil Services Main examination is designed to test the academic talent of the aspirant, also his/her ability to present his/ her knowledge in a clear and coherent manner. The main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory.

Indian Forest Service (IFS) is one of the Civil Services of India, the other two being the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS). Created in 1966, the IFS officers are recruited and trained by the Central government but their services are placed under state cadres, and they have to serve both under the state and Central governments. The chief purpose of IFS is the implementation of the National Forest Policy which aims to preserve the environment by maintaining strict vigil to sustain ecological balance that are critical for survival of all forms of life.

Exam and selection process: UPSC Exam Syllabus & Selection Procedure

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