Civil Services

Civil Servants are the people behind implementing government and developmental policies, keeping law and order, and act as a link between the masses and the government. They hold power and are immensely respected for the job they do. In addition to this, they are highly paid, provided lush bungalows and caretakers, to live a luxurious life. These are all factors that have led the young population to become interested in a career in government services.

Do you want a job where you have lots of power and your decisions impact thousands of people? You want to be the real policy maker and even oversee implementation of policy decisions- Go for civil services officers from the backbone of the massive government machinery and hold very senior positions.

These services are divided into the following:

All India Services which comprises Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service.

Central Services comprises Indian Railway Service, Indian Foreign Service and Accountants and Auditing Services (Indian Revenue Service, Indian Civil Accounts Service, Indian Defense Accounts Service and Indian Audit and Account Service).

You should hold a graduate bachelor’s degree in any subject (or about to take final year examinations) from a recognized institution.

One can appear in the civil service examination after graduation though the government is mulling the idea of lowering the eligibility to Class XII. The pattern of the exam is as follows:

  1. CSAT
  2. Main examination (Subjective type)
  3. Final Interview
  • Idealism
  • Emotional stability
  • Personal integrity
  • Ability to interact with different kinds of people
  • Ability to handle power and authority
  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS): A Day in the Life – An IAS officer has no “fixed” working hours. The work that they do is hectic, since implementing policies and working to develop the nation is challenging, yet, interesting and the impact is huge.
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS): A Day in the Life – An IFS officer is often posted in a foreign country, mostly in capital cities. Working hours of 9-to-5 apply to IFS officers, and their day is spent making calls to embassies/international organizations, reading and replying to emails to foreign delegates or back home, following up with the Ministry of External Affairs, attending meetings and other important social events.
  • Indian Police Service (IPS): A Day in the Life – IRS officers are often posted in big cities, where revenue generation is the highest. They generally work a fixed number of hours in a day, and spend most of their day reviewing documents related to revenue collection.
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS): A Day in the Life – IRS officers are often posted in big cities, where revenue generation is the highest. They generally work a fixed number of hours in a day, and spend most of their day reviewing documents related to revenue collection.

Junior Scale – A newly recruited officer will likely begin with this pay scale of Rs 15,600 – Rs 39,100

Senior Scales – Rs 37,400 – Rs. 67,000

  • Rau’s IAS Study Circle, Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore
  • Chanakya IAS Academy, Delhi
  • Sathya IAS Academy, Chennai
  • Brain Tree India, Hyderabad
  • Elite Academy Mumbai
  • Astitva I.C.S, Jaipur
  • ALS IAS Academy Delhi
  • Brilliant Tutorials Private. Limited Chennai
  • Vajiram and Ravi’s IAS Academy Delhi
  • Khan Study Circle Delhi

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