The Indian Civil Services Exam is considered as toughest of all the exams being conducted in India. It is conducted by UPSC every year to fulfill various vacancies in All India Services and Central Services.
The UPSC conducts the combined civil services exam, to recruit officers into Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS), etc. The services are divided into All India Services and Central Services. The Central Services as further divided into Group ‘A’ services and Group ‘B’ services.
All India Service officers i.e., IAS and IPS officers are given state cadres after the selection. The cadre controlling authority of IAS is Ministry of Personnel and Public Grievances, Government of India. The IPS cadre is controlled by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Overall, the IAS plays a major role in administering the country and runs the governance of the country from the small administrative unit called district to the Centre.
The J&K Combined Competitive Exam is state level version of Civil Services Exam conducted by UPSC every year. It is also popularly known as Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) exam conducted by J&K State Public Service Commission. (JKPSC).
The candidates declared successful in this exam are placed in different services like Kashmir Administrative Service, Kashmir Police Service, Excise Service, Revenue Service etc.
There is no fixed calendar of conducting this exam by JKPSC but for the past three years it has become a regular feature with varying number of posts advertised every year.