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UPSC Posts and Salary- Posts List, Salary for the different posts

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Welcome, UPSC aspirants! UPSC stands for Union Public Service Commission. The complication starts with the different UPSC post-it offers. Whether the exam is for IAS or IPS? What is the UPSC posts list? What is the UPSC salary? 

You must be wondering about all these questions and want to know the basics of UPSC posts. Putting a full stop to your hunt for these questions, today we will guide you through the UPSC posts list and salary.

People think that UPSC is an entrance exam for an IAS, but it is much more than that. It is a central body in India that conducts examinations like the Civil Services Exam (CSE) for government services like IAS, IPS, IFS, etc. UPSC recruits candidates for both Civil Service as well as Defence Services. The CSE exam is also known as the IAS exam.

UPSC conducts examinations for 24 different civil services. Lakhs of aspirants take exams, but only thousands can crack them. The allotment of services to successful candidates depends on the rankings obtained in the examination.

It was all about the introduction of UPSC. Now we will learn about the UPSC posts list and UPSC salary.

Table of Contents

UPSC Posts List

UPSC Salary For The Different Posts

UPSC Salary of IPS officer per month in india

IFS-UPSC jobs list with a salary

IRS-UPSC Jobs List

IAS Post lists

IPS Posts List

List of posts under indian foreign services

Frequently Asked Question Related To UPSC Posts


UPSC posts are divided into three categories-

We will talk about the given UPSC post one by one.

All the UPSC posts for which the UPSC Exam is conducted are highly reputed and desirable, be it the All India Services, Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ posts.

All India Services

Out of the 24 civil services, the most popular one is All India Services. It has three branches-

IAS is the permanent arm of the Indian government responsible for formulating and implementing government policies, functioning as Chief Development Officer (CDO) /District Development Commissioner, Collection of revenue and functioning as Courts in revenue matters, functioning as Executive Magistrate, and maintenance of law and order. The IAS probationers begin their training at LBSNAA, Mussoorie.

Another arm of the Indian government is IFS which deals with external affairs of the country, including trade, cultural relations, and diplomacy.IFS represents India in its embassies, protecting national interests, promoting friendship, and negotiating on several different issues.

IPS is another branch of the three All India Services responsible for maintaining peace and order, providing security to VIPs, managing crises, implementing the laws at the regional level, etc.

The training of an IPS officer takes place at  Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad. IPS officers occupy senior positions in Police service.

Group ‘A’ Civil Services

The next one on the UPSC posts list is group A civil services. It includes 16 civil services.

  1. Indian Revenue Service
  2. Indian Defence Accounts Service
  3. Indian Revenue Service (customs and central excise)
  4. Indian Postal Service
  5. Indian Civil Accounts Service
  6. Indian Railways Accounts Service
  7. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
  8. Indian Communication Finance Services (ICFS)
  9. Indian Railways Protection Force (Assistant Security Commissioner)
  10. Indian Railways Personnel Service
  11. Indian Railways Traffic Service
  12. Indian Audit and Account Service
  13. Indian Defence Estates Service
  14. Indian Informative Service
  15. Indian Trade Service, Group A (Grade 3)
  16. Indian Corporate Law Service

Group B Services

The last group of UPSC posts is called Group B services or State services. It includes five services.

1.   Pondicherry Police Service

2.   Pondicherry Civil Service

3.   Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (Section Officer’s Grade)

4.   Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service

5.   Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service

UPSC Salary for the Different Posts

Given below is the list of UPSC post list and salary

            UPSC Job salary of IAS officer

Post under IASYears of ServicesGrade PayBasic Salary
SDM, Undersecretary, Assistant Secretary1 to 4 years5400INR 56, 100
ADM, Deputy Secretary, Under Secretary5 to 8 years6600INR 67,700
DM, joint secretary, deputy secretary9 to 12 years7600INR 78, 800
DM, Special Secretary cum commissioner. Director13 to 16 years8700INR 1, 18, 500
Divisional Commissioner, Secretary cum Commissioner, Joint Secretary16 to 24 years8700INR 1, 44, 200
Divisional Commissioner, Principal Secretary, additional Secretary24 to 30 years12000INR 1, 82, 200
Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary30 to 33 yearsNAINR. 2, 05, 400
Cabinet Secretary and Secretary34 to 36 yearsNAINR 2, 25, 000
Cabinet Secretary of India37+NAINR 2, 50, 00

UPSC Salary of IPS officer per month in India

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

IFS- UPSC jobs list with a salary

  Junior Time ScaleUnder Secretary INR 8000
Senior Time ScaleUnder SecretaryINR 10700
Junior Administrative ScaleDeputy SecretaryINR  12750
Selection GradeCounselor DirectorINR 15100
Senior Administrative ScaleJoint SecretaryINR 18400
High Commissioner/AmbassadorForeign SecretaryINR 26000

IRS- UPSC jobs list

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

IAS post list

List of IAS Posts

The lists of posts that are under the category of IAS are:

IPS posts list

Posts under an IPS officer are-

List of posts under Indian Foreign Services

Q1-Which is the highest Post in IAS?

 The highest post in IAS is the Cabinet Secretary. It is ranked eleventh in the Indian order of priorities.

Q2-Which is the lowest post in UPSC?

IAS trainee is the lowest UPSC post.

Q3-How many UPSC posts are there?

UPSC accounts for 24 different posts categorized into three groups –

Q4-What is Group A in the UPSC post?

 Group A is concerned with the administration of the Union Government. The president makes the appointments to Central Civil Services (Group A).

Q5-What are Group B posts in the Civil Services?

Group B is concerned with Central Government Offices and Union Territories offices. They work under IAS officers.

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