Civil Services is considered as one of the most prestigious careers in India. However, the recruitment process for the civil services is a thorough one, that tests the candidates on different planes.
What makes the civil services examination difficult is the level of comprehensiveness and the spread of the syllabus. The diversity of the questions asked in the exam is so large that sometimes, it becomes practically impossible to clear the exam without a comprehensive knowledge base.
Thus, it becomes important to know about the nature of the civil services exam.
Broadly, the nature of the exam consists of three parts:
Each stage of the exam has a cut-throat competition, wherein a difference of one-mark can make a decisive impact.
The nature of each stage of exam is as follows: Read More…
An IAS officer has a very interesting job profile. He/she is responsible for the direct administration of the area he/she is placed in.
As per the government records, an IAS is responsible for maintenance of law and order, revenue administration and other aspects of the administration in the area under him.
Specifically, the functions of an IAS officer include: Read More…
This article does not discuss the history or evolution of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS). Rather, it gives you a general overview of the nature of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) and enlightens the candidates about why there is so much hype associated with being an IAS officer.
Being an IAS is a dream for many aspirants. No doubt that the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) give to the candidate, an opportunity to explore their caliber, while being in a seat of power and responsibility. An IAS is responsible for the administration of the field/department in which he/she is posted. The job profile includes a variety of responsibilities and tasks, which an IAS is expected to perform without any biased attitude.
The IAS officers hold key positions in the Union Government, State governments and Public-sector Undertakings. Today, IAS constitute the most sought-after career options among the civil services aspirants.
The officers carry high respect and stature in the society coupled with the significant task of administering public offices, making the IAS, on of the most desirable jobs in India.
The successor to the British Raj-instituted Indian Civil Service, the IAS is referred to as the “steel frame” of the administration. Read More…
The All India Services constitute the steel-frame of the Indian Administrative structure. The Constitution of India provides for the creation of All India Services (AIS) common to the Union and the States. The All India Services Act, 1951 provides that the Central Government may make rules for regulating the recruitment and the conditions of service of persons appointed to the All India Services.
Presently only the IAS, the IPS and the IFS have been constituted as All India Services. Recruitment to these services is made under the corresponding AIS Recruitment Rules and may be done by Direct Recruitment (through Competitive Examinations) and by promotion from the State Service (through a Committee convened by the UPSC). The AIS Branch is concerned with the latter mode of recruitment which is governed by the respective IAS/IPS/IFS Promotion Regulations. Read More…
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) means a lot to the lakhs of aspirants in India, who compete before the commission to get themselves recruited in the Indian Civil Services. In order to maintain the impartiality and objectivity of the recruitment process, the Constitution of India provides for an Independent Commission, that is the UPSC, to recruit, conduct and manage the related affairs of the public services in India.
Thus, the UPSC has been constituted as an independent body to oversee the recruitment process of the civil services in India. In accordance with the provisions contained in Article 320 of the Constitution read with the provisions of Union Public Service Commission (Exemption from Consultation) Regulations 1958, Recruitment Rules of all Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts in various Ministries/Departments of Government of India are required to be framed in Consultation with the Commission.
UPSC is India’s central agency authorized to conduct the following examinations: Read More…