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List of Civil Services 2018

The Civil Services examination is one of the most prestigious examinations in India. It is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Throughout the country, it has been one of the most sought after career by youngsters. Despite, the popularity of Software and IT careers, it has not lost its value. In terms of structure, it's one the toughest competitive exams in the country with a success rate of just 0.1 per cent.

The Civil Service forms the backbone of the Indian government structure. It is the primary service, which heads all the major departments which run the state and central administration. The three types of services recruited through the Civil Services Examination are All India Services, Central Services, and State Services.

Here is the complete list of the civil services for which combined examinations are held.

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  1. Indian Administrative Service
  2. Indian Foreign Service
  3. Indian Police Service

Group A Services

  1. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service
  2. Indian Audit and Accounts Service
  3. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)
  4. Indian Defence Accounts Service
  5. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.)
  6. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
  7. Indian Postal Service
  8. Indian Civil Accounts Service
  9. Indian Railway Traffic Service
  10. Indian Railway Accounts Service
  11. Indian Railway Personnel Service
  12. Indian Railway Protection Force (Assistant Security Commissioner)
  13. Indian Defence Estates Service
  14. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)
  15. Indian Trade Service, Group 'A' (Gr. III)
  16. Indian Corporate Law Service

Group - B Services

  1. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (Section Officer's Grade)
  2. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service
  3. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service
  4. Pondicherry Civil Service
  5. Pondicherry Police Service

Indian Forest Service - A combined Preliminary examination is held for Indian Forest Service and Indian Civil Services. Read More

Other UPSC services exams held for Various Jobs & Posts

The UPSC also holds various exams for other services some of which are
  1. Engineering Services Examination
  2. Geologists Examination
  3. Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam
  4. National Defence & Naval Academy
  5. Combined Defence Services Examination
  6. Combined Medical Services Examination
  7. Indian Economic / Statistical Service
  8. S.O./Stenographer Limited Departmental Competitive Exam
  9. Central Police Forces (Assist Commandants)