The Indian Civil Service is widely known as the “Steel-Frame of India”. It serves as the backbone of Indian administration and carries great respect and responsibilities. In spite of relatively contemporary careers like management and IT holding sway over the country’s youth, the Civil Services have still not lost the vast popularity enjoyed by it through the years, from the time of the British Raj. Having professionals from various streams in every years’s civil services results is a testimony to the fact that Civil Service is still the dream career for many. Running the administration of a vast and diverse country like India requires efficient management of its natural, economic and human resources. That, precisely, is the responsibility of the civil services. With the help of civil services, the country is managed through a number of Central & State Government agencies in accordance with the policy directions given by the ministries.
The Indian Civil Services has three main constituents viz. All India Services, Central Services and State Service. Examinations & recruitment for the state services are conducted by the individual states of India while that for All India Services and Central Services are conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Further details about the Civil Services exam, its pattern, subjects involved and eligibility criteria can be found in the attached brochure.