Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) is a Group-A Central Service of the Government of India and the youngest of all the Group 'A' Organized Services on Indian Railways.
It was constituted in 1976 and the first direct recruitment through the Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC, was in 1980. The officers of this service are responsible for managing the Human Resources of the Indian Railways.
Nationality of a candidate must be either of the following:
Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam
A candidate must hold a degree from any of the universities recognised by the UGC or possess an equivalent qualification.
Relaxable age limit is as follows:
The maximum number of attempts is as follows:
IRPS is a unique service as it is the only one in the 'Group A' services that cater exclusively for the human resources in the Indian Railways.