The Indian civil services is considered as one of the premier services which paves way for a career that brings lots of authority, power, respect by enabling one to contribute to society meaningfully. Civil Service offers lot of opportunities for on the job learning as every day brings iwith it new challenges, new perspective to look at an issue, innovative solution and so on and so forth. Civil servants are close to the public all the time. So, when you deliver results, one is showered with public appreciation and critical appreciation. Civil Services include state and central government offices and gives opportunity not only to be part administrative and bureaucratic circles like IAS (Indian Administrative Service), IFS (Indian Foreign Service)and IPS (Indian Police Service) but also to serve in departments of the Revenue Service,Indian Railways, Postal Service,Customs, Audits, etc.
The services covered by the Civil Services Entrance Exam come in three groups:
Being an IAS officer one participates in
Field job is a necessary aspect of a civil servant’s life – both for policy formation as well as for the supervision of its implementation. After becoming an IAS officer, one is assigned to a cadre and one’s career starts in the state administration as a Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM). As an SDM one is responsible for virtual aspects of governance in one’s region. An SDM supervise general administration ,law and order and developmental work.With experience an officers move on to the senior scale and can eventually reach the post of Chief Secretary
Being an IAS officer one is responsible for
After becoming an IPS officer, one is assigned to a cadre and one’s career starts in the state administration as the Deputy Superintendent of Police, and the officer can then rise through the ranks of the State Police to become Commissioner of Police. An IPS officer can also work in Central agencies such as the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and can lead thes agencies as the Inspector General of such a specialised force.
Being an IFS officer one is asked by the Ministry of External Affairs under Government of India to
An IFS officer can expect to be posted as per the discretion of Ministry of External Affairs, where he will be responsible for all aspects of external relations of the country.An, IFS officers has to clear a foreign language requirement, after then one has to spend a brief period at the Ministry of External Affairs,to be posted later to an India diplomatic mission abroad.
The Civil Services Exam (CSE) is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year, to recruit officers into the various branches of the civil services . The Civil Services Exam is divided into two sections.