KNOW THE CAREER
What is the career about?
A civil servant is a government employee. They are appointed by the government to any civil service or post in connection with the affairs of the Central Government.
Most people opt for Civil Services for a red beacon or just to become famous, but as long as there is no commitment towards helping people and addressing their solutions – the real point of becoming an IAS is suppressed. Civil Services, unlike the private jobs and businesses, shouldn’t be approached with ‘what is there for me?’ Rather it should have an outlook of societal reformation, and candidates must see the macro picture of what they can deliver for the nation and how they can bring positive changes in the current manifesto of society.
Entrance exam and different branches:
The entry into the State Civil Services is through a competitive examination conducted by the respective State Public Service Commission. Every year, around 3.5 to 4 lakh students take the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the 400 to 500 vacancies that may arise.
The most popular branches of the Indian Civil Services are:
The Indian Administrative Service
The Indian Police Service
The Indian Foreign Service
The Indian Revenue Service
There are many other government services that one can apply for through the Civil Service Examination, such as Indian Trade Service, Indian Defense Accounts Service, Indian Information Service, Indian Railway Personnel Service, etc.
If any of these government jobs excite you, or encourage you to pursue life as a civil servant, Brain-o-Script wishes you all the best for a fulfilling career ahead.
D S Satyam