ELIGIBILITY FOR CIVIL SERVICES

ELIGIBILITY FOR CIVIL SERVICES

ELIGIBILITY FOR CIVIL SERVICES

In this article, we will discuss the Eligibility for civil services Criteria for The Civil Service Exam. Before starting the preparation for this examination, you should know about the Eligibility Criteria.

Also, the UPSC Examination is one of the toughest examinations to crack. And you have to thoroughly understand the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are based on many factors such as age limit, nationality, number of attempts, education qualification, etc.

If you want to know more about the Eligibility Criteria keep on reading this article.

Age Limit for UPSC Examination

The lower age limit for every section of society is 21 years. Mentioned below is the upper age limit:- 

General Category – 32 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC) – 35 years

ST/SC – 37 years

Economically Weaker Section (EWS) – 32 years

Person With Disability – 35 years

Defense Services Personnel- 35 years

Number of Attempts for UPSC Examination

The number of Attempts is calculated on the basis of the preliminary examination taken for the UPSC. Hence, if a person appears for the preliminary examination, their attempt will be counted. It should also be noted that any person who has already joined the services as IFS & IAS Officer, cannot rewrite the paper for IPS. However, an IPS can write the examination for becoming an IAS Officer.

General Category – 6 attempts

Other Backward Classes (OBC) – 9 attempts

ST/SC – Unlimited (up to their age) attempts

Economically Weaker Section (EWS) – 6 attempts

Person With Disability – 9 attempts

Defense Services Personnel – 9 attempts

Education Qualification Eligibility for UPSC Examination

There is no minimum percentage requirement for appearing in the UPSC Examination. All that is needed is to have a graduation degree in any subject with a government-recognized university. Also, those students who are waiting for the final year result can appear for the UPSC Preliminary Examination.

Nationality Requirements or Eligibility for UPSC Examination

Nationality Requirements or Eligibility are mentioned clearly from UPSC. There are some other countries from which candidates can apply for some posts respectively. Let’s take a look at the eligibility requirements for Nationality:-

IAS, IPS & IFS Posts – For IAS, IPS, and IFS Posts, a person should be a citizen of India. No other person is eligible for these three posts.

For Other Central Civil Services

  • A person can be a citizen of India, or
  • A person can be a citizen of Bhutan, or
  • A person can be a citizen of Nepal, or
  • A refugee who has come to India before 1st January 1962 From Tibet, has permanently settled in India, or
  • A person of Indian origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zaire, Vietnam and Ethiopia intends to permanently settle in India.
  • The candidates who belong to categories :-
    • Citizen of Bhutan
    • Citizen of Nepal
    • Refugee From Tibet Or Tibetan Refugee
    • A person of Indian origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zaire, Vietnam, and Ethiopia intends to permanently settle in India.

Have to furnish a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India. Such candidates may take the exam before getting the said certificate of eligibility, but he/she would get the offer of appointment only after the certificate has been issued by the Government of India.

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