About Civil Services

The IAS exam (officially known as the Civil Services Examination) is the top level exam for prestigious services conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Many consider this exam as the toughest exam in India and even in the world too. There are about 24 prestigious civil services such as Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Other State Civil Services (OPCS); which come under the Civil Services Exam.
  • The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is an all India administrative civil service; IAS officers have significant and strategic positions in the Union Government, States and public-sector enterprises.
  • India follows a Parliamentary system of government, and the bureaucracy forms an inseparable part of the executive branch of the Government and provides stability and objectivity to the administration