In this competitive world, career orientation is like the toughest job. Most students going towards the IT and software streams as these are highly preferable careers which offer six digit packages to the candidates. But before choosing the IT or others as a career, the candidates think to commence their career in government sectors, but all don’t able to get a place in government positions.
They have no idea how they can recruit by way of different civil services. If you are dragging your interest or already have in the government sector, then this article is worthwhile for you as it can change your career by getting a reputed government job. You will able to grab all perks expected to survive confidently in this competitive era.
Civil service examination is the most eminent examinations in India. There is an authorized body known as the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) eligible to conduct civil Services examinations every year. The fact is it is the direct path to follow by the candidates seeking to start their career in government sectors.
There are different types of exams conducted by this commission every year, which endows the interested candidates to apply as per their educational qualification, age, nationality, category, etc. If you are coming in the reserved categories, then you would get more benefits than the general category like less application fee, more chances to attempt the exams, and more.
But for general category, it is a great opportunity to apply as they would able to settle down their career because government employees are getting the high salary, medical benefits, house allowance, leave travel concessions (LTC), etc.
In this article, you would able to find the complete list of civil services. With it, you would able to know about the service where you can fit. The fact is once you have done with your UPSC exam your rank will decide which post is for you. If you will grab the high rank, then able to get positions in the government sectors
The fact is civil service is the backbone of the Indian government structure. It is a service which heads all the major departments which run the central and state administration.
There are three types of services recruited through the Civil Services Examination named as All India Services, Central Services, and State Services.
List of UPSC Posts
Following, you will find out the complete list of posts for which candidates can get recruited
The civil service examination’s posts are divided into two categories: Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’.
The Group ‘A’ services comprise three All India Services (the IAS, IPS and the IFS) as well as eighteen other services as indicated below:
ALL INDIA SERVICES
GROUP ‘A’ has eighteen services
- Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
- Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service
- Indian Audit and Accounts Service
- Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)
- Indian Defence Accounts Service
- 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
- Indian Corporate Law Service
GROUP ‘B’ has five 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 Service
Other UPSC service exams held for different jobs and posts.
- Engineering Services Examination
- Geologists Examination
- Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam
- National Defence & Naval Academy
- Combined Defence Services Examination
- Combined Medical Services Examination
- Indian Economic / Statistical Service
- S.O./Stenographer Limited Departmental Competitive Exam
- Central Police Forces (Assist Commandants)
For taking your position in civil service list A or B, you should have to follow from the set procedure given by the UPSC. The process is the same for all exams despite age limit, eligibility, exam dates, and syllabus.
The dates for all civil service exams vary. For a hint, this commission reveals the notifications in February, Preliminary exam in June, Main exam in September or October, Interview in February or March next year, and final decision in April or May of the following year. The procedure to follow to get a position in the above list of civil services:
The procedure is the same for all civil service exams. The students need to check the eligibility and exam syllabus and pattern.
Check your eligibility
Before filling up the application form, the candidates need to check their eligibility such as Nationality, age, and educational qualification. If they consider qualified as per required eligibility, then they can move towards the next step. In a case, they become unable to fulfil l their eligibility, then they will not consider moving towards the succeeding parts.
The standard age given by the UPSC is between 21 to 32 years. The standard qualification should be at least Graduate from recognized college or university. For nationality, the candidate should be Indian or domicile in the state from where he is applying for the government job.
Filling up the application form
Like all competitive exams, filling up the application form for civil service exam is mandatory. It needs basic information like candidates name, age, DOB, category, educational qualification, etc.
Despite this, there is an application fee which should pay by all going to apply for the civil service exam. While submitting the application form, the candidates need to upload his academic documents along with scanned photographs and signature.
Download the admit cards
An admit card is mandatory for those going to apply for the civil service exam. There will be two admit cards- for Preliminary and Main exam. The admit card for Preliminary will need to download first. For admit card of the Main exam, the candidates need to check their result of Preliminary exam. If they would have able to qualify the Preliminary exam, only then they get their Admit card of the Main exam.
The exam pattern is different for Preliminary exam, Main exam, and Interview.
The Preliminary exam will be the first one in the Civil Services Examination process. It will be a screening test to recruit the candidates for the further selection process. It will have two objective type papers of 200 marks each. The candidates who will able to score more than the cut off declared by the UPSC will be selected for the next level of examination i.e. Main exam. But the marks obtained in this round will not get added while calculating the final scores.
The Main exam will be the second one in the selection process. It includes nine descriptive type papers: 4 General Studies Papers, 1 Essay paper, 2 Optional Papers, 2 language papers. Kindly note that marks that would score in the language paper will not be counted while adding the final marks. The candidates need to score 25% on each exam to qualify for the next level i.e. Interview.
The interview is also known as the Personality test which is the final round in the Civil Services Exam selection process. Only those candidates can get their names in the interview who has achieved the desired results.
The purpose behind this personality test is to judge the suitability of the candidate to the Civil Services. The factors that are considered are a balance of judgement, personality, intellectual and moral integrity, etc. The total marks that a personality test level will be 275 marks.
Once the interview is done, the marks that scored from the Main exam and interview round will get added.
Syllabus of civil service exams
Civil service exams have a different syllabus which is uploaded by the UPSC on its official website. The candidates need to download the syllabus accordingly the post, they have applied.
Result of civil service exam
Once all the process would have done, the last will be the declaration of results by the UPSC. The candidates who would achieve the high rank will get high posts as compared to candidates having low ranks.
Thus, if you are seeking a government job or interested to apply for a post mentioned in the above list of civil services, then it is a brilliant opportunity for you. You should check the list thoroughly to decide your destination before applying for the same.
Every year, UPSC held civil service exams. If you have missed up an opportunity last years, then this year, make sure to check the notification dates daily. Whenever you get a notification, check your eligibility, and apply for the same.
Hence, there is a golden chance, don’t miss it. Grab it as soon as possible.
Good Luck. 🙂