UPSC Post List: Civil Services Job and Post List 2023

By Durga Prashanna Mishra|Updated : January 3rd, 2023

UPSC Post List includes 24 different UPSC Civil Services Posts filled through the Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission annually. Out of lakhs of candidates, only a few get selected for these UPSC 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), the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), the Indian Police Service (IPS), and the Indian Revenue Service (IRS).

Civil services are indeed the backbone of the Indian Government Structure. The three types of Civil Services Posts 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 Post List: Types of Civil Services Jobs

As we have mentioned above, there are 3 types of Civil Services Posts: All Indian Civil Services, Group A Civil Services, and Group B Civil Services. Below we have mentioned UPSC All Post List for each type of service.

The Civil Services List includes all 24 posts available after the UPSC CSE Exam. 

Civil Services Posts under All Indian Services

Civil Services Posts List 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 Details

Below we will briefly cover all the services that come under UPSC Post List. Candidates aspiring to get one of the Civil Services Jobs must have a fair understanding of the services. 

All India Service

The UPSC 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.

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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

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Indian Forest Service (IFoS)

  • Apart from IAS and IPS, IFoS is among the three All India Services in the UPSC 24 Civil Services List.
  • IFoS comes under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  • IFoS officers work to conserve, develop, and protect wildlife and forests.

The Indian Forest Service Salary ranges from Rs. 56,100 to Rs. 2,25,000. 

Group A Civil Services Jobs

The details of all Group A Civil Services are given below. The services under UPSC Group A are also highly preferred as they include the IFS, Defense Estates Service, and IRS. 

Indian Foreign Service (IFS)

  • IFS is among the most popular Group A Services in the UPSC Post List.
  • IFS officers are responsible for handling the foreign affairs of India
  • IFS salary is around Rs 60,000 per month at the time of probation.

☛ Know: How to Become an IFS Officer

Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)

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

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Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA & AS)

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 defense establishment.

Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)

  • IOFS deals with the responsibility of managing a large number of Indian ordnance factories that produce arms, defense, 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 the 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 India Post's functioning and diverse services, 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 sectors.
  • 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.
  • The entry-level salary of an IRS officer starts from Rs.15,600 to Rs. 39,100, where the grade pay is Rs. 5,400.

☛ Check: How to Become an IRS Officer

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, a paramilitary force.

Indian Trade Service (ITS)

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

List of Civil Services Group B

The UPSC Jobs under Group B Civil Services Posts are given below.

DANICS

  • DANICS full form is Delgu, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands Civil Services, which 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 the 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 to recruit the Pondicherry Police Service.

Pondicherry Civil Service

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

UPSC Jobs 2022

As per the latest UPSC Notification, 1011 UPSC Posts have been released. Appointments to the various civil services posts will be made per the number of UPSC vacancies available, ranks, and the position in the exam rules. 

The post-wise vacancies in UPSC Services for 2022 are yet to be released. The year-wise trend of the posts in UPSC is given below. 

UPSC All Post List 

Number of Vacancies in Civil Service Jobs

2021

2020

2019

Indian Administrative Service

180

180

180

Indian Foreign Service

37

35

24

Indian Police Service

200

219

159

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

10

19

15

Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group A'

0

0

30

Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group A'

20

20

27

Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group A'

20

20

21

Indian Trade Service, Group 'A'

11

7

14

Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A"

14

16

10

Indian Postal Service, Group A'

15

36

18

Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group A'

10

14

17

Indian Defence Estates Service, Group A'

8

10

4

Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group A'

59

74

74

Indian Revenue Service Custom and Indirect Taxes Group A'

41

41

40

Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group B' (Section Officer's Grade)

56

4

2

Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group A (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)

0

0

0

Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group A'

24

23

19

Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group A'

20

20

21

Indian Trade Service, Group 'A'

11

7

14

Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A"

14

16

10

Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'

17

19

9

Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'

6

1

0

Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'

11

21

26

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 All India Services get higher pay than other types of civil services. Additionally, 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.

☛ Check: IAS vs. IRS

Salaries have increased due to the recent 7th pay commission, and more increment is expected in the next few years. 

☛ Go through: IAS vs. IFS

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 UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) application 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

  • The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services Examination annually to fill 24 different UPSC Civil Services Posts. The Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), and Indian Revenue Service (IRS) are the most popular Civil Services on the UPSC Post List.

  • As per the latest UPSC Vacancy, a total of 1011 posts in UPSC have been announced. The breakup of the UPSC Services list 2022 will be shared soon. 

  • 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 jobs and most of the top rankers in UPSC CSE become IAS officers.

  • UPSC conducts Civil Services Exam to recruit candidates for Group ‘A’ UPSC Post list 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 which is the top UPSC post. 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.

  • 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.

  • Depending on the total job vacancy, the UPSC cutoff, and the candidate’s preference, UPSC Posts are allotted. Each service under USPC will be assigned to each candidate based on their ranks.

  • There are total of 24 Civil Services Posts in the UPSC All Post List. UPSC Exam conducts the civil services examination each year to recruit eligible candidates for the UPSC Jobs and fill all the latest posts in UPSC. 

  • The UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2023 will be conducted on 28th May, 2023, whereas the UPSC Civil Services Mains 2023 will be held from 15th September 2023 onwards.

  • The Group A Civil Services are conducted by the UPSC. The Group A Civil Services includes some of the most desirable services of the nation, such as IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS, etc.

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