NICE-IAS provides for guidance in the preparation for civil services examination, popularly known as IAS exam, conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and various state service commissions to recruit on administrative jobs at centre and state respectively. In most of the cases, State Service commissions follow the pattern and syllabus as adopted by UPSC.
UPSC conducts examination for recruitment to the various civil services of the Govt. of India, including Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), and others. The services are divided into All India Services, which includes the first three (IAS, IPS and IFS) and Central Services. The central services are further divided into Group “A” and Group “B” services.
The examination is conducted in three Stages: