CSE is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to recruit officers at the highest level of civil administrative posts for the various government departments. Some of the important services for which UPSC conducts this exam include Foreign Service (IFS), Administrative Service (IAS), Police Service (IPS), Revenue Service (IRS), Audit Service (IAAS) etc. Officers from these services play a vital role in core planning and implementation of various key policies of the government.

This exam is considered as one of the toughest exam in India which demands a well-planned preparation strategy along with strong determination and hard work.