The Recruitment Branch is concerned with direct recruitment by selection to all Group `A’ and certain Group `B’ posts of the services of the Union (including some Union Territories) except those exempted from the purview of the Union Public Service Commission under the provisions of the UPSC (Exemption from Consultation) Regulations, 1958 as amended from time to time.

There are 3 methods of recruitment, namely, direct recruitment, recruitment by promotion and recruitment by transfer and permanent absorption. Direct recruitment could be either by selection or through competitive examination.  Recruitment by selection is made either by interview or by an objective type written and/or practical skill test followed by an interview.