UPSC Cadre Allocation: For the post of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS), candidates have to clear the tough examination like Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). After which they are sent to Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) for foundation course. For candidates who are preparing for UPSC, it is important to know how the cadre is decided. That is, how is it decided in which state the officers will serve? Let us know about it in detail.
First of all, let us tell you, officers are assigned posts based on their preferences and vacancies available in their chosen state. When a candidate passes the UPSC exam with a good rank, then they have to go to Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) for the foundation course. This course is of three months duration. Here, before starting their training, officers are asked about their preferences regarding cadre allocation, in which they tell the names of the states where they want to be appointed in future. After completion of training, IAS, IPS and IFS officers are allotted their cadre.
Where can I fill cadre information?
While filling the Detailed Application Form (DAF), candidates are asked about their cadre preferences in case of selection. What we mean by priority here is that the candidates give the names of the states where they want to serve after being selected. Let us tell you, they have to give these names in descending order. Then the cadre is allotted based on their preferences and available vacancy.
UPSC cadre list divided into five zones
Very few people know this, but let us tell you, in India, UPSC cadre list is divided into five zones. Candidates have to give their preferences by choosing the cadre from each region in descending order. When candidates are selected for big posts like IAS, IPS and IFS, after completion of training, UPSC allots the cadre on the basis of preferences.
AGMUT, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha
Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura
Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala