Full-Form of IPoS: Important Post in Postal Department

Full-Form of IPoS is Indian Postal Service. Here is the full form of some important posts which are allocated through UPSC Civil Services Examination.

1. IAS: Indian Administrative Service

2. IPS: Indian Police Service

Full Form of IPoS is Indian Postal Service. It is an important post in the postal department.
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3.IFS: Indian Foreign Service

4. IRS: Indian Revenue Service

5. IRTS: Indian Railway Traffic Service

6.IPoS: Full Form of IPoS is Indian Postal Service

7. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Gr. ‘B’

8. Delhi and Andaman Nicobar Police Service.

9. Indian P&T Accounts & Finance

10. Indian Audit & Accounts Service

11. Indian Defence Accounts Service

12. Indian Ordnance Factories Service

13. Indian Civil Accounts Service

14. Indian Railway Accounts Service

15. Indian Railway Personnel Service

16.Indian Defence Estates Service Gr. ‘A’

17. Indian Information Service, Gr. ‘A’

18. Indian Trade Service Gr. ‘A’

19. Indian Corporate Law Service

20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Gr.’B’ (Section Officers’ Grade)

21. Pondicherry Civil Service, (Group B)

 These are some important posts which are allocated by UPSC. In this two are All India Services,  IAS and IPS.

How these services are allotted?

For recruitment to these services, the exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission, a constitutional body every year. Based on marks scored by candidates in this examination Merit List is made. Service allocation to the various candidates depends upon different factors like Marks Scored in the examination, the choice made by the candidate in Detailed Application Form, Seat vacant, category of the candidate.

How many services in India are All India Services? 

There are three All India Services in India. 

1. IAS: Indian Administrative Services.

2. IPS: Indian Police Service.

3. IFoS: Indian Forest Service

How All India Services are different from other services?

All India Services are different from other services in various aspects.

(i) Way of creation: The All India Services are created by the parliament with the special recommendation of Rajya Sabha(Article 312 of the Indian Constitution). For the creation of All India Services, a bill has to pass with the special majority in Rajya Sabha. 

(ii) Special protection provided to the members of All India Services: There are various special protection has been provided in the constitution to enable its members to provide free and fair advice.

In Indian constitution Article, 310 to 316 are dedicated to All India Services.

(iii) Appointment and Removal: The members of All India Services are removed from their service by President of India only. 

(iv) Function: It works under both centre as well as state government.

(v) Various posts are reserved for All India Services, especially IAS: There are many top-level posts which are reserved for IAS. It is not by law but by convention. Like Cabinet Secretary, Chief Secretary, Secretary to various ministries (in most cases)….etc.

How to prepare for the IPoS Examination?

The educational qualification for IPoS examination is graduation. For better result, one should start preparing for IPoS examination from the second year of graduation. One should start preparation for IPoS by reading the newspaper on a daily basis. Apart from reading a newspaper, you should start reading  NCERT books from VI to XII. The subjects in which NCERT books are most helpful are History, Geography, polity, environment and ecology.

Read these NCERT books before joining any coaching institute.

To know more about the list of NCERT Books Click Here 

Which coaching is best for IPoS Examination?

There are many coaching institutes which offer courses for IPoS examination. You can join coaching classes in various mode.

1. Offline Classroom programme

2. Online Classroom Programme

3. Postal Course

What are the various qualification criteria for IPoS examination?

Before applying for IPoS examination one should check the various qualification criteria which are necessary to appear in this examination. Three main criteria which a candidate should check before applying for IPoS examination.

1. Educational qualification: Graduation

2. Age Limit: 32 years for unreserved category, 

                      : 35 years for OBCs 

                      : 37 years for SC/ST

3. Number of attempts: 6 attempts for unreserved category

                                      : 9 attempts for OBCs 

                                      : No limit for SC/ST

To know more about educational qualification, age limit and number of attempts Click Here

Who is responsible to conduct examination for IPoS?

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is responsible to conduct examination for various civil services including IAS, IPS and IPoS. UPSC is a constitutional body and its headquarter is situated in New Delhi.

Notification for Civil Services is released in the month of February/ March. Application period during which a candidate can apply for this examination is around one month from the date on which notification has been released. 

Examination for Civil Services is conducted in three steps.

Prelims: May/June

Mains: October/November

Interview : February/March/April

To know more about the number of papers and Marks at each stage Click Here