UPSC Takes Difficult Exam to Give Stable Career as a Civil Servant

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

From the first day of school, parents of a small kid start thinking about his secured future. In India, secured future is not only related with pay package only. We also look for after retirement benefits. This is because majority of parents advise their wards to try for government jobs only. Imagine the jobs which not only give you pay and after retirement benefits but also give you incomparable status in society.
Yes, we are talking about Civil Services. UPSC conducts exam to appoint civil servants of the country. Career as Civil servant means a career in government department with 'power' and 'authority'. By clearing one UPSC exam, a person gets:
  • Job
  • Social Security
  • Status
  • Power
  • In- charge of governance etc.

Job Profile of a Civil Servant 

Candidates of civil services plays crucial role in the development of the country. Whether its central government or state government, at both places, civil servants are in charge of good governance of the various departments. There basic task is to ensure (non-military) administrative infrastructure works according to the constitutional provisions. Civil Servants works day and night to ensure smooth functioning of government departments. Civil Servants are commonly called bureaucrats who are associated with decision making, policy formulations and its execution. Civil servants are actually employed by the government for the impartial implementation of government’s policies and laws. Therefore, job profile of a civil servant includes all areas that highly affect people’s everyday life. For example, Civil Servants are responsible for:
  • Education 
  • Health 
  • City Administration 
  • Wasteland 
  • Development 
  • Energy Conservation 
  • Water Resources, etc. 

Above work profile shows that Civil Servants often get involved in intense field work which demands an inclination for interaction with the common men and women.

Civil Servant as an Administrator 

After clearing UPSC exam, a candidate becomes administrator by default. He or she may be posted in any department but his basic and most prolific role will be as an administrator. He serves as backbone of the department, and a civil servant always does research, reports compilation and working on policy documents etc. as part of duties.

Skills required for becoming successful Civil Servant

UPSC conducts a very difficult exam and in its several stages it examines several skills required to become a good Civil Servant. A candidate should work on given skill, if planning to appear in civil services exam. A civil servant needs to have Understanding of national and international affairs:
  • Public Relations Skill.
  • Ability to analyse and mood of the people.
  • Dedication for the job assigned.
  • Neutral Judgment Skill.
  • Capability to take sound decisions etc.
  • Command over language.
  • Persuasive Communication Skill.

Various Services offered by UPSC

UPSC conducts civil services exam every year. After three stages of exam, candidates are allocated to various departments as per final merit list. All departments ensure a stable career. List of them are… Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, and Indian Forest Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Posts and Telegraphs Accounts and Finance Service; Indian Audit and Accounts Service; Indian Customs and Central Excise Service; Indian Revenue Service; Indian Ordinance Factories Service; Indian Postal Service; Indian Civil Accounts Service; Indian Railway Traffic Service ; Indian Railway Personnel Service; Indian Railway Accounts Service ,Posts of Assistants Security Officer in Railway Protection Service; Indian Defence Estates Service; Indian Information Service, etc. There are group B and State Administrative Services too.

Recruitment Process for Civil Servants by UPSC

Civil Services Examination is conducted in three stages:
  1. UPSC Prelims
  2. UPSC Mains
  3. UPSC Interview
UPSC Prelims exam is conducted through objective type questions whereas UPSC Mains exam papers are purely subjective which checks your deep knowledge of UPSC Syllabus and command over language. Final stage is UPSC Interview which is done by a board of 3 to 4 members. For detail visit UPSC Official Website(
Note:- Notification for Civil Services Examination 2020 was released on 03th February, 2020.

Final words related to your career 

One mistake which most of the youngsters do is selecting a career without doing self-analysis. Before starting appearing in UPSC exam or any other exam year after year, think about your strengths and weaknesses. We all possess a different range of talents, interests and skills. If you would use your talent and skills in area of your interest you would enjoy your job and will lead a successful career. Instead of following any advice blindly, take a pause, analyse your abilities and start working on your plan.