The civil service system is the backbone of the administrative machinery of the country. The Union Public Service Commission conducts a nationwide competitive examination for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India. Civil Services offer an attractive and challenging career to the ambitious, aspiring and the talented youth of the country. The wide variety of jobs within the fold of the Civil Services have relatively greater sphere of authority and power than any other services in India. It is considered to be one of the toughest examination in India with success rate of 0.1%-0.3% with more than 900,000 applicants. The challenging aspect of this exam is that aspirants must complete a three-stage process, requiring in depth knowledge, rational thinking, drafting skills, creativity, language competency, a can do and empathetic personality. The candidate applying for civil services examination must hold a degree of any central, state or deemed university. There are certain restrictions on age limit and number of attempts. Jobs in civil services are symbols of great power, social recognition and affluence. A wide variety of work domains are associated with civil services, like maintenance of law and order, developmental work, disaster management, representing India on international forums, administration, and empowerment of marginalized sections of society etc. Trending fields: Indian Administrative Services, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service.