Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Clearing the civil services exam (CSE) has no shortcuts and there are no magic tricks. Students have to plan their study and work accordingly for preparing for one of the world’s toughest competitive exams. The diversity in the rank holders of civil service exams shows that anyone with true determination can pass it with hardwork and dedication. One of the biggest challenges faced by students is the choice that they have to make is whether to go to a prominent coaching centre and study there, or do self-study at home. These days, there are several options available at home or online for UPSC coaching. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the central authority that conducts various examinations to recruit candidates for various government services such as civil services, engineering services, and defence services so on. The civil services, however, have always had an added allure. Hence, the selection process is much more competitive. Given the significance of the role played by civil service executives, it is only fair that recruitment to these services is done in a conservative manner focusing on different attributes of an individual. As of today, there are nearly 25 different services in the government that recruit their employees based on the civil services exam conducted by the UPSC every year. This includes Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Services (IPS), Indian Foreign Services (IFS), Indian Revenue Services (IRS), Indian Postal Services, Indian Railway Services, Indian Trade Services, among others.