The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services Exam for recruitment to the 24 services at all Indian level.
While IAS/ IFS/ IPS are the most sought after jobs, there are 21 other central services as well for which the UPSC does the recruitment through the Civil Service exam.
The number of candidates selected through Civil Services Exam varies each year depending upon the vacancies.
Analysing the statistics from 2005 to 2014, it can be said that the number of vacancies is increasing over the years.
As per UPSC notification for the Civil Service Exam 2016, the number of intake in 2016-17 is 1,079. The number of vacancies in 2015 was 1,129. Even though its a drop from 15 to 16, but is certainly more if we compare with the previous years.
The number of aspirants writing civil service exam has also been increasing over the years.
The figure touched 9.5 lakh applicants in 2014 as against 7.5 lakh in 2013, but in 2015 there was slight decline in number of applicants which was 9.4 lakh, in which only 4.6 lakh applicants appeared for the exam.
After Paper II is made of qualifying nature, it is expected that, the number applicants taking the exam is bound to increase in 2017.
Candidates who like to know more about it can go to the official website www.upsconline.nic.in.