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Civil Services Officer Career Information

What a Civil Services Officer does

Abilities & Traits Required


You have to qualify through the Indian Civil Services examination. Very few manage to get through the ICS examination. Thereafter you can opt for different services based on your preference and ranking in the examination.

To be eligible to take the Indian Civil Service test you need to a graduate in any stream with age around 21-30. Apart from direct recruitment through the Indian Civil Services Examination some posts in the junior scale are filled in by promotes from the Group 'B' of the Central Government or State Government Services.


The starting salary is in the range of Rs 25000-35000 a month at the junior most level. Your remuneration increases with promotion to higher scales and can be a maximum of Rs 30,000 a month. Different branches of the service have different scales of pay.

Of course the icing on the cake is the perks like subsidized accommodation and medical, dearness allowance, LTA cars, furnishing allowance, etc. as per your rankings in the scale of officers.

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