Different Posts in Civil Services and Guidance for it

Lakhs of aspirants are sitting for UPSC exams every year. Nearly only a thousand aspirants only get selected. Do all these aspirants have clear ideas about the different types of civil services? I think many students are unclear about what they are sitting in the exams for. Some aspirants simply follow others and start preparing for the exams. They also take admissions in UPSC classes for their preparation. Some students simply obey their elders as this is the best line to make a sound career. And a few of them are seriously preparing for UPSC exams knowing what post they really want to get appointed for.

The detailed knowledge about the different posts in the civil services is must for the aspirants. This knowledge will increase their interest in the better preparation and they will be focused to achieve the goal success for the same. If you have no ways to collect the complete ideas about it, you can see to faculties of any top UPSC classes who can avail you the details related to it. You can also contact the pass out students of the previous year or the students from the top coaching classes for UPSC in Nagpur.

In this post, let us briefly discuss and understand the jobs and services that are allocated on the base of results of civil services examinations.

  • Indian Administrative Service(IAS)

This is counted as one of the high posts in the civil services. People appointed for this post are favoured with many amenities like car, servants, housing, and government interestingly takes care of their living expenses.

Their job roles include maintaining law and order and implementing the government policies in everyday life.

  • Indian Foreign Service

In this service, people get appointed for performing foreign services on behalf of the nation. IFS officers are posted as our country’s representative in foreign. They are appointed for the post of high commissioner, ambassador, first secretary, second secretary, third secretary, etc.

They are offered amenities like a car, accommodation, and other basic requirements. Their educational expenses for maximum of two kids are borne by the government of India.

The working hours are from 9.00 to 5.00. Their work role includes making calls embassies and international organizations. Reading and replying to emails to foreign delegates or back home is also added in their service list. Attending meetings and other social important events are must for them.

  • Indian Police Service

IPS officers are responsible to look after the law and order in the country. They are loaded with the responsibilities for helping to run the country without chaos. In the beginning, they are appointed as the assistant commissioner or the assistant superintendent of police. They keep progressing to the post of joint commissioner and commissioner of police.

They need to work in close collaboration with ministers. Handling the pressure of media and scrutiny of the public is their regular part of the duty. Often, they face unexpected problems related to law and order. It is said that they have fixed working hours, but in reality, they work for long hours with utmost dedication.

  • Indian Revenue Service

It is the largest service among the civil services that deals in collecting the taxes and other revenues for the better development of the economy. They are appointed for the post of assistant commissioner of income tax. After getting promoted, they work as the joint commissioner and additional commissioner of income tax. These officers are responsible for the implementation of economic laws in the country.

Like others, they also work for fixed hours. The major part of their time is spending after reviewing revenue collection documents. Often, they are involved in conducting investigations and raids against offenders.

  • Indian Railway Traffic Service

IRTS officers undergo training in different areas including logistics, the public-private partnership, commercial management, operational management, etc. The officers are posted for the two main streams of the traffic department, commercial and operations.

Their job details include ensuring the smooth and fast transportation of freight and passengers, they are connected with pricing, marketing, sales, and service factors of the passenger business and freight business.


In today’s advanced era, people like to live a lavish lifestyle. To get appointed on any of the above posts, the candidates need to put immense effort to crack through every stage of the exams including the interview session. UPSC classes in Nagpur are preparing students accordingly to make it possible for them to select any of the above posts and prepare accordingly. 

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