About IAS Exams

The IAS examination is more precisely known as the civil services examination ( CSE ). The exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission ( UPSC ) every year. The exam is conducted to recommend the name of suitable candidates for recruitment of officers into IAS ( Indian Administrative Services ), IFS (Indian Foreign Service) , IPS (Indian Police Service), IRS (Indian Revenue Service), IRTS (Indian Railway Traffic Service) & many more. These services includes All India Services ( IAS & IPS ) & various central services. These services are further divided into group ‘A’ services & amp; group ‘B’ services.All India service officers i.e., IAS and IPS officers are given state cadres after the selection. The cadre controlling authority of IAS is Ministry of Personnel and Public Grievances, Government of India. The IPS cadre is controlled by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Overall, the IAS plays a major role in administering the country and runs the governance of the country from the small administrative unit called district to the Center.

UPSC(Union Public Service Commission):

UPSC stands for Union Public Service Commission. It is provided under articles 315-323 of the Indian constitution. UPSC conducts examinations for various premier recruitments under the Union of India. The body only recommends the names of the most suitable candidates that it finds on the basis of competitive exams. Therefore, UPSC is regarded as the ‘Watch-dog of Merit System in India.


SPSC is abbreviated form of State Public Service Commission. The states are provided with SPSCs for recruitment of premier officers under the state govt. the HCS, PCS, UPSC etc exam are conducted by the respective SPSCs.