In an array of various opportunities to make a grand income, young Indian graduates from esteemed universities and crowned companies make their way to crack the civil service exam. It is evidently not the place known for making money! But they see an opportunity to change the system. As the power is bestowed onto these young people to change the fate of the nation in all aspects of development creates a legitimate and lawful proposition to the society. With ability, brilliance, integrity, commitment and ethics a proficient diplomat or a seamless civil servant is created and trained to assume high responsibility.
The journey to this success starts with a dream and an inclination to learning everything under the sun, by filling one's life with efforts to become proficient in English and inculcating habits of newspaper reading. The ability to work hard consistently over years is the way to achieve this mighty power. IFS rather comes with a different flex than power, it survives on goodwill and friendship. It is more a relationship of seeking than offering, where power not a necessary factor.
Over time, UPSC revised in many changes, but the ultimate search to find the finest candidates remained the same and maintained the benchmark of the exam. Being at the receiving end of special care by the state government and put in touch with diplomats of the state for guidance is an added advantage that came with time.
Presence of around 60% of the engineers and 10-15% of doctors in UPSC today has transformed the face of civil service to match this population. Lack of job opportunities in the engineering field and quality of employability is one such reason for this rise in population. They pursue civil service as it is the most desirable service.