Civil Services Examination (CSE), conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), is one of the most competitive and highly prestigious examination for the recruitment of candidates to fulfill various posts of Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and several other Group 'A' and Group 'B' Central Services/ Posts.
Civil Services not only offers premier job opportunities, but also a career full of challenges and opportunities to selected candidates. These Candidates or officers play a vital role in managing the bureaucracy of both the central and the state governments by holding strategic posts all across the country. These candidates recruited as officers/ bureaucrats are involved in various responsibilities like framing and implementation of policies, maintaining law and order, handling general administration, development of new projects etc. These officers get a chance to work at authoritative posts like District Magistrate, Divisional Commissioner, Principal Secretaries/Financial Commissioners, Chief Secretary of state or the Central Government.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), under Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, is the cadre controlling authority.
Civil Services Examination is conducted for the recruitment of below mentioned services. All appointments to Civil Services are made by the Honorable President of India. Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a single window providing entry for various Group A and Group B services in Government of India. These services/posts are allotted to the selected candidates based on their pre-filled choice of service as per the ranking.