Civil Services

Civil Services Day : Is IPS lower than IAS

Author: 
Subhash Mathur

 Here's my IPS story 

I wrote the civil services exam in 1970. Those days one had to make a choice for IAS by selecting three optional. For IPS the number of optional papers was Two. For central services, the optional again went back to three.

 In real terms, it meant that a candidate who opted only for IPS would write two optional papers. But if that aspirant added any central services like IFS or IRS or Railways or any other organised service then one more optional paper had to be added.

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