UPSC Civil Services Eligibility 2017
Civil Service Examination is conducted by the union public service commission. The civil service examination is conducted to test the eligibilities/abilities of the applied candidates and recruit them in Indian Services. Services including Indian Administrative services (IAS), Indian Police service (IPS) are among the other Indian Services. You can also read more about Civil Service Exam here. Candidates who are appearing for the UPSC civil service examination should have these eligibilities. More information about the Civil Services Eligibility Criteria is given below…
Before reading UPSC Civil Services Exam Eligibility. Here are quick lines describing the process of the Civil Services Exam.
Union Public Service Commission Conducts the Services Examination in Two stage:
Preliminary Exam 1st Stage: This is an objective type examination. Prelims are considered as a qualifying test for the UPSC Mains Exam. It has two papers General Studies and Aptitude. PRELIMS SYLLABUS
Mains Exam 2nd Stage: This is descriptive type examination. An interview is conducted along followed by the mains exam. The mains exam is conducted in 9 papers. MAINS SYLLABUS
|Nationality Eligibility||Educational Qualification||Civil Services Age Limit|
|Number of Attempts||Civil Services Exam Pattern||Civil Services Previous Papers|
|Civil Service Exam Syllabus||Civil Service Notification 2017|
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UPSC Civil Services educational qualification is as follows…
Nationality Eligibility | Civil Services Eligibility
Candidates who are interested in applying for the Civil Services Examination should be a citizen of one of the following. Nationality Eligibility of the candidates is given here.
- Candidates who wish to apply for the Indian Administrative Service & Indian Police Service should be a Citizen of India.
- Candidates who wish to apply for the other services including Defence Estates service, Foreign Service and more must be one of the following.
1. A Citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan.
2. A person of Indian region who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of settling permanently in India.
Educational Qualification | Civil Services Eligibility
Civil Services Exam Education qualification for the applicants should be one of the following. The degree is the minimum education qualification required to apply for the Civil Services exam. Candidate should belong to one of the followings in order to apply for the UPSC CSE.
- Applicant should be a degree holder from an open University.
- Degree from Central, State or a Deemed University.
- Applicant should have completed a degree from Correspondence or Distance Education.
- A degree holder from a Private University.
- A degree from a foreign university, that it is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
- Any qualification equivalent to one of the above (and that should be recognized by the Government of India).
The applicants given beneath are additionally eligible in the event that they present a proof of their eligibility from an authority at their institute / University at the time of the main examination. If the candidate fails in the main examination, he is not eligible for the recruitment.
- Candidates who have appeared for the exam, the passing of the exam would render them to educationally qualified.
- Candidates who qualified in final exams of MBBS Degree, but have not yet completed an internship.
- Candidates who have qualified in the final examinations of ICAI, ICSI, and ICWAI.
Age Limit | Civil Services Eligibility
The applicant to the Civil service Exam should attain the age of 21 years. The upper age limit of the candidates may vary for General, OBC and SC/ST cadres. The clear details about eh Civil Services age limit is given below.
For General Cadre candidates the upper age limit is 32 Years.
The upper age limit for the Other Backward Castes (OBC) is 35 years.
The upper age limit for the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) is 37 years.
Upper age limit for candidates who belongs to backward with respect to other factors and physically handicapped (PH) people.
Number of Attempts
Limit to the number of attempts to the civil service exam is based on the cadre of the candidate. The details are as follows…
|General Category||6 Times|
|Other Backward Categories (OBC)||7 Times|
|Scheduled Castes (ST)||Unlimited times till 37 years of age|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||Unlimited times till 37 years of age|
Writing any one of the papers in the Civil Services examination is calculated as an attempt. However, Applying for the exam but failing to attend the exam is not counted as an attempt.
Candidates, there is no change in the latest Civil Services Eligibility criteria. This is the latest updated information about the Civil Services Eligibility on Government Job Guru.
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