UPSC Post and Salary List

UPSC is the central body in India that conducts examinations like the Civil Services Exam (CSE) for the recruitment of candidates in top government services like IAS, IPS, IFS, etc. UPSC recruits candidates for both Civil Service as well as Defense Services.

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UPSC Posts List and salary

The civil services examination (CSE) is a National level competitive examination. The exam is conducted by the UPSC almost every year. 

CSE is also widely known as the IAS exam. 

UPSC CSE is for the recruitment of bureaucrats (Civil Servants/HIgher Govt. officials) for 3 services under the Government of India 

  • All India Services
  • Group A Services or Central Services
  • Group B services or State services

Salary for both Gr. A  and Gr. B officers start from INR 56,100 excluding TA, DA, and HRA The maximum monthly salary of an IAS officer can reach INR 2,50,000. for a Cabinet Secretary. But the salaries depend on seniority and position.

Every year millions of Indian youths start preparing for the exam. But a handful of candidates can clear the exam because it is the toughest exam in the country and is unpredictable too.

UPSC Services list

All India Services:

  • Indian Administrative Service 
  • Indian Foreign Service 
  • Indian Police Service 

Group A Services or Central Services

  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service 
  • Indian Corporate Law Service 
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service
  • Indian Defence Estates Service
  • Indian Information Service, Junior Grade
  • Indian Postal Service, Group
  • Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service
  • Indian Railway Protection Force Service
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes)
  • Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax)
  • Indian Trade Service 

Group B services or State services

  • Armed Forces Headquarters
  • Delhi, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS)
  • Delhi, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service (DANIPS).
  • Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS)

UPSC job list with Salary

All the posts start in the level 10 pay matrix and the pay band is between Rs. 56,100 and Rs. 2,50,000.

UPSC Job salary of IAS officer

IAS postsYears of ServicesGrade PayBasic Salary
SDM, Undersecretary, Assistant Secretary1 to 4 years5400Rs. 56, 100
ADM, Deputy Secretary, Under Secretary5 to 8 years6600Rs. 67,700
DM, joint secretary, deputy secretary9 to 12 years7600Rs. 78, 800
DM, Special Secretary cum commissioner. Director 13 to 16 years8700Rs. 1, 18, 500
Divisional Commissioner, Secretary cum Commissioner, Joint Secretary16 to 24 years8700Rs. 1, 44, 200
Divisional Commissioner, Principal Secretary, additional Secretary24 to 30 years12000Rs. 1, 82, 200
Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary30 to 33 yearsNARs. 2, 05, 400
Cabinet Secretary and Secretary34 to 36 yearsNARs. 2, 25, 000
Cabinet Secretary of India37+NARs. 2, 50, 00

Salary of IPS officer per month in India

IPS Officers RanksBasic Salary
Deputy Superintendent of PoliceRs. 56,100
Additional Superintendent of PoliceRs. 67,700
Senior Superintendent of PoliceRs. 78,800
Deputy Inspector General of PoliceRs. 1,31,100
Inspector-General of PoliceRs. 1,44,200
Director-General of PoliceRs. 2,05,400
Director of CBI or IB/ DG of PoliceRs. 2,25,000

IFS- UPSC jobs list with salary

Junior Time ScaleUnder SecretaryBasic Rs. 8000
Senior Time ScaleUnder SecretaryRs. 10700
Junior Administrative ScaleDeputy SecretaryRs. 12750
Selection GradeCounselor DirectorRs. 15100
Senior Administrative ScaleJoint SecretaryRs. 18400
High Commissioner/AmbassadorForeign SecretaryRs. 26000

IRS- UPSC jobs list

IRS Officers PostsPay Scale
Income Tax Assistant CommissionerRs. 15600 to 39100 plus Grade Pay Rs.5400
Income Tax Joint CommissionerRs. 15600 to 39100 plus Grade Pay Rs.6600
Income Tax Deputy CommissionerRs. 15600 to 39100 plus Grade Pay Rs.7600
Additional Commissioner of Income TaxRs. 37400 to 67000 plus Grade Pay Rs.8700
Income Tax CommissionerRs. 37400 to 67000 plus Grade Pay Rs. 10000
Income Tax Chief CommissionerRs. 75000. to 80000
Principal Commissioner of Income TaxRs. 75000. to 80000
Principal Chief Commissioner of Income TaxRs. 80 thousand (fixed)

UPSC Jobs – Eligibility:


For the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service, and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India. 

(2) For other services, a candidate must be either:— 

(a) a citizen of India or (b) a subject of Nepal 

(c) a subject of Bhutan 

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 intending to permanently settle in India 

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam intending to permanently settle in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India. 

Minimum Educational Qualification: 

A candidate must hold a Graduate degree from any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.


(1) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years 

(2) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable: 

(a) up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe; 

(b) up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates; 

(c) up to a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof; 

(d) up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least five years of Military Service 

(e) up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service 

(f) up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of candidates belonging to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) categories viz. (i) blindness and low vision; (ii) deaf and hard of hearing; (iii) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; (iv) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, and mental illness; (v) multiple disabilities from amongst person under clauses (i) to (iv) including deaf-blindness

Number of Attempts: 

Every candidate appearing at the examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six (6) attempts at the CSE. However, relaxation in the number of attempts will be available to the SC/ST/OBC and PwBD category candidates who are otherwise eligible. The number of attempts available to such candidates as per relaxation is as under: 


Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) 

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