UPSC Post List - UPSC 24 Services List, IAS Rank Wise Post and Civil Services Posts Details

By Durga Prashanna Mishra|Updated : July 22nd, 2022

UPSC Post List includes 24 different civil services which are filled through the Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission annually. Out of lakhs candidates, only a few get selected for these Civil Services Posts, and the success rate of this exam is 0.1 %. In the UPSC Post List, the most popular Civil Services are the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), an Indian Police Service (IPS), and Indian Revenue Service (IRS).

The civil services are indeed the backbone of the Indian Government Structure. The three types of services recruited through the UPSC Civil Services Examination are All Indian Civil Services, Group A Civil Services, and Group B Civil Services. The rank obtained in the UPSC CSE exam decides the allotment of services. That's why securing a higher rank is advantageous, as a candidate can choose any service among the top civil services posts. Below we will be covering the UPSC 24 Services List.

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UPSC Posts - Types of Civil Services Posts

As we have mentioned above there are a total of 3 types of civil services and UPSC posts namely, All Indian Civil Services, Group A Civil Services, and Group B Civil Services. Below we have mentioned Civil services posts for each type of service.

UPSC Posts under All Indian Services

UPSC Posts under Group A Civil Services

  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS)
  • Indian Communication Finance Services (ICFS)
  • Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF)
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
  • Indian Trade Service (ITS)
  • Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
  • Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
  • Indian Information Service (IIS)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)

Group B Civil Services Posts

  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
  • DANICS
  • Pondicherry Civil Service
  • Pondicherry Police Service
  • DANIPS

UPSC Post List with Details

Below we will be covering all the services that come under UPSC Post List in brief.

All India Service

The posts under All India Services are given below

Indian Administrative Services (IAS)

  • IAS is one of the 3 All India Services.
  • IAS officers are responsible for implementing and formulating Government Policies
  • The entry-level IAS salary is Rs. 56,100 per month.

Indian Police Service (IPS)

  • IPS also comes under among the three All India Services
  • IPS officers are recruited in senior positions in the Police service
  • IPS salary also starts from Rs. 56,100 per month

Indian Forest Service (IFoS)

  • Apart from IAS, and IPS, IFoS is also among the three All India Services.
  • IFoS comes under the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change
  • IFoS officers work for the conservation, development, and protection of wildlife and forests.

Group A Civil Services

The details of all Group B Civil Services are given below

Indian Foreign Service (IFS)

  • IFS is among one of the most popular Group A Services.
  • IFS officers are responsible for handling foreign affairs of India
  • IFS salary is around Rs 60,000 per month

Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)

  • It comes under Group A; civil service
  • ICAS functions under the Ministry of Finance
  • It deals with payment services financial reporting function, government-wide accounting, and performs tax collection system in the civil ministries of Union Government.

Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)

  • It comes under the Ministry of Defence.
  • IDAS officers serve the Border Roads Organisation, Ordnance Factories, and Defence Research and Development Organisation
  • IDAS deals with auditing defence accounts

Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA & AS)

  • IA and AS come under the Comptroller and Auditor General
  • This cadre is accounted for financial auditing off State, Central and Public Sector Undertakings

Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)

  • ICLS functions under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  • It governs the corporate sector of India

Indian Defense Estates Service (IDAS)

  • The main objective of IDAS is to manage the land and cantonments belonging to the defence establishment.

Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)

  • IOFS deals with the responsibility of managing a large number of Indian ordnance factories that produce arms, defence, and ammunition.
  • IOFS comes under the Ministry of Defense

Indian Information Service (IIS)

  • The main responsibility of IIS is to act as a bridge between the public and government.
  • Officers from IIS work in various media departments like PIB, DD, AIR, etc.
  • IIS comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Indian Communication Finance Service (ICFS)

  • ICFS accounts for financial services to Indian Posts and Telecommunication Departments.
  • ICFS was earlier known as Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS).

Indian Postal Service (IPoS)

  • IPoS is responsible for the functioning of India Post, and the diverse services offered by it such as e-commerce, traditional postal services, disbursing old-age pensions, banking, etc.
  • The IPoS officers are the higher grade officers in India Post.

Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)

  • The main responsibility of IRAS officers is to manage and maintain the finances and accounts of the Indian Railways.

Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)

  • IRTS is a part of the Group A Civil Service
  • The main responsibility of IRTS is revenue generation for Indian railways.
  • IRTS acts as a bridge between the railways and the public, railways, and corporate sector.
  • IRTS manages the commercial and operation wings for the Indian Railways.

Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)

  • IRPS officers manage the Human Resources department of Indian Railways.

Indian Revenue Service (IRS)

  • Ministry of Finance administers the IRS cadre
  • The main objective of the IRS is to collect direct and indirect taxes

Railway Protection Force (RPF)

  • RPF provides foolproof security to Indian Railway passengers. RPF also protects the assets and property of Indian Railways,
  • RPF comes under the Ministry of Railways, and it is a paramilitary force.

Indian Trade Service (ITS)

  • ITS is under Group A service, and its main objective of it is to manage the International Trade and Commerce for the country.
  • ITS comes under the Ministry of Commerce and it is headed by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).

List of Civil Services Group B

The Civil Services under Group B are given below

DANICS

  • DANICS full form is Delgu, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands Civil Services, and it functions under the Indian Government.
  • Offices from DANICS are responsible for the administrative functions of Deligi and other Union Territories.
  • DANICS acts as a feeder service to the Indian Administrative Service.

Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service

  • The objective of this service is to provide basic support services to the Indian Armed Forces and Inter-Services Organisations,
  • Defence Secretary is the head of Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, and it comes under the Ministry of Defence,

DANIPS

  • DANIPS means for NCT of Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service”.
  • DANIPS is a federal police service in India that administers the Union Territories of India and Delhi

Pondicherry Police Service

  • UPSC conducts the Civil Services Examination for the recruitment of the Pondicherry Police Service.

Pondicherry Civil Service

  • This is a Grou B service, and candidates get recruited through the Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC.

UPSC Rank Wise Post

Most of the UPSC aspirants aim for IAS, IPS, and IFS. This is primarily because these Civil Service Posts are powerful and have various perks. However, those candidates who secure higher ranks can be recruited for these posts.

UPSC Final Ranks Allocated for IAS, IPS, and IFS in 2020

  • In 2020 the last IAS rank for general category candidates was 79.
  • For IFS the last rank for the general category was 103
  • For IPS the last rank for the general category was 239

Services

Number of Candidates From Each Category

IAS

General – 72

EWS – 18

OBC – 49

SC – 28

ST – 13

Total – 180

I.F.S

General – 15

EWS – 03

OBC – 10

SC – 05

ST – 03

Total – 36

IPS

General – 80

EWS – 20

OBC – 55

SC – 30

ST – 15

Total – 200

Final Ranks Allocated for IAS, IPS, and IFS in 2019

  • In 2019 the last rank of general category candidates allocated to IAS was 77
  • For IFS the last category candidate allocated to IFS was 113
  • For IPS the last rank of a general category candidate was 215

Services

Number of Candidates From Each Category

IAS

General – 72

EWS – 18

OBC – 52

SC – 25

ST – 13

Total – 180

I.F.S

General – 12

EWS – 2

OBC – 6

SC – 3

ST – 1

Total – 24

IPS

General – 60

EWS – 15

OBC – 42

SC – 23

ST – 10

Total – 150

UPSC Rank Wise Post 2018

Below we have provided the last rank of the candidates from the general category allocated to the All India Services in the 2018 UPSC exam.

Services

Last Rank

IAS

92

IFS

134

IPS

236

IRS (C&CE)

265

IRS (IT)

239

UPSC rank-wise post for the OBC category allocated in the civil services post in 2018 is given below.

Services

Last Rank

IAS

457

IFS

450

IPS

480

IRS (IT)

485

IRS (C&CE)

515

Below we have provided the UPSC rank-wise post for the ST Category in the UPSC All-India Services.

Services

Last Rank

IAS

528

IFS

603

IPS

645

IRS (C&CE)

680

IRS (IT)

674

Below you can check out the last rank of the candidates from the SC category allocated to the UPSC All-India services 2018.

Services

Last Rank

IAS

492

IFS

468

IPS

638

IRS (C&CE)

649

IRS (IT)

602

Recruitment for Civil Services Posts 2021-2022

As per the result of the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021, a total number of 685 candidates have been recommended for various civil services posts. Appointment to the various civil services posts will be done as per the number of vacancies available, ranks, and the position contained in the rules of the exam. As per the commission, the number of vacancies as per the government to be filled is as follows:

Services

GEN

OBC

ST

SC

EWS

Total

IAS

72

49

14

27

18

180

IPS

83

51

20

26

20

200

IFS

14

10

03

06

04

37

Central Services Group A

103

68

17

31

23

242

Group B Services

36

25

06

15

08

90

Total

308

203

60

105

73

749

UPSC Civil Services Posts 2019

Candidates can check out the category-wise vacancies for various civil services posts in 2019.

Name of Service

General

OBC

SC

EWS

ST

Total

Indian Administrative Service

72

52

25

18

13

180

Indian Foreign Service

12

6

3

2

1

24

Indian Police Service

60

42

23

15

10

150

Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Group 'A'

9

4

2

1

1

17

Indian Audit & Accounts Service, Group 'A'

13

7

4

2

2

28

Indian Customs & Central Excise Service, Group 'A'

19

10

6

3

3

41

Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group 'A'

8

5

3

2

2

20

Indian Revenue Service (IT), Group 'A'

33

20

11

6

5

75

Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group 'A'

0

0

0

0

0

0

Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'

8

4

4

2

2

20

Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group 'A'

5

9

3

0

1

18

Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group 'A'

31

20

11

7

9

78

Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'

15

8

4

2

4

33

Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group 'A'

21

11

6

3

1

42

Posts of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group 'A'

10

0

3

1

0

14

Indian Defence Estates Service, Group 'A'

1

1

0

0

2

4

Indian Information Service, (Junior Grade), Group 'A'

13

4

3

2

1

23

Indian Trade Service, Group 'A'

6

4

2

2

1

15

Indian Corporate Law Service, Group 'A'

4

2

2

1

1

10

Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group 'B'

30

25

6

7

6

74

Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, D D & NH Civil Service, Group 'B'

15

9

6

4

2

36

Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, D D & NH Police Service, Group 'B'

12

8

2

3

0

25

Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'

0

0

0

0

0

0

Pondicherry Police Service, Group 'B'

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

397

251

129

83

67

927

UPSC Post List and Salary

The salary for civil services posts varies due to various factors. They all start at level 10 in the pay matrix, and the pay band ranges between Rs. 56,100- Rs. 1,77,500. Posts listed under the All India Services get higher pay as compared to other types of civil services. Additionally, the All India Services get various allowances, and perks as well. However, the posts included in the UPSC post list get handsome salaries with various perks and benefits. Salaries had increased due to the recent 7th pay commission, and more increment is expected in the next few years. Candidates can check out the - IAS Salary, IPS Salary,IRS Salary,IFS Salary, and IFoS Salary in detail.

How to Apply for Civil Services Posts?

Every year Union Public Services Commission conducts Civil Services Examination to recruit candidates for various civil services posts. The application procedure for UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) starts around February-March of every year. Interested candidates must check the UPSC Eligibility before applying for this examination. UPSC CSE will be conducted in three stages- UPSC Prelims, UPSC Mains, and Personality Test. The candidates are allowed to choose any posts as per their preference. They will be recruited for various civil services posts based on their rank in the UPSC CSE exam and preference.

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FAQs for UPSC Post List

  • There is no correct answer to this question. All the civil service posts have crucial roles and responsibilities, and they all are powerful in their own way. However, IAS is one of the most preferred civil services and most of the top rankers in UPSC CSE become IAS officers.

  • UPSC conducts Civil Services Exam to recruit candidates for Group ‘A’ which includes positions such as IFS, IAAS, ICFS, IPoS, IRTS, IRS, RPF, ICAS, IRAS IRPS, ITS, ICLS, IDAS, IIS, IDES, and IOFS.

  • Candidates from the general category need to secure at least 75-rank to become IAS officers. In 2020 the required rank to become an IAS officer was 79, and in 2019 it was 77. But to be on the safe side candidates must keep their rank under 75.

  • Union Public Services Commission conducts a Civil Services Examination to recruit for 24 civil services. Above we have provided UPSC 24 services list.

  • There are a total of 3 types of civil services in UPSC posts, namely  All Indian Civil Services, Group ‘A’ Civil Services, and Group ‘B’ Civil Services. All these services contribute to a total of 24 posts in UPSC namely- IAS, IPS, IFoS, IFS,  IAAS, ICFS, IPoS, IRTS, IRS, RPF, ICAS, IRAS IRPS, ITS, ICLS, IDAS, IIS, IDES, IOFS, Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, DANICS, Pondicherry Civil Service, Pondicherry Police Service and DANIPS.

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