(NEWS) IAS, IFS, IPS top choices for civil service aspirants
IAS top choice for civil service aspirants: Study
New Delhi, Jul 11 (PTI) IAS remains the most preferred choice for civil
services aspirants followed by IFS and IPS, says a study by industry body
Citing data of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Assocham said as
many as 11,35,943 candidates took the civil services preliminary examination in
2016 as compared to 9,45,908 in the previous year.
"IAS remains the top most choice for the aspirants who are enamoured by the
clout and powers, much improved salaries, perks and above all, the social status
that goes with the civil servants in the drivers seats of administration," it
The Indian Foreign Service (IFS) has been the second best choice for the
aspirants because of its "cool" and "intellectual" nature of the job, it said,
adding the Indian Police Service (IPS) is the third best choice.
Further, the Assochams paper said that there has been an increased intake in the
civil services from economically backward states like Bihar and Odisha.
This may be "because more and more boys and girls from the advanced states
like Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra are opting for high-end
private sector jobs either in India or abroad," Assocham Secretary General D S
Rawat said. PTI RR MR
Courtesy : UPSC