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UPSC IAS 2018 Eligibility

By: Shreyansh Shrivastava on June 27, 2018
  • Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized university or institute or equivalent.
  • A candidate who has appeared or intends to appear for the qualifying examination and is waiting for their results may also apply.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognized by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees.
  • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination.
  • A candidate who is appointed to the Indian Administrative Service or the Indian Foreign Service on the results of an earlier examination and continues to be a member of that service will not be eligible to compete at this examination. They have to resign from the services to reappear in the Civil Services Examination.
  • For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
Category Maximum Age Attempt
General 32 6
OBC 35 9
SC/ST 37 Unlimited attempts up to the age limit
Physically Challenged 42

General- 9

OBC-9

SC/ST- Up to age limit

J&K Domicile General- 37
OBC- 40
SC/ST- 42
PH- 50
Depending on above categories as applicable.
Disabled serviceman discharged from duty General- 35
OBC- 38
SC/ST- 40
Depending on above categories as applicable.
Ex-serviceman with five years duty* General- 37
OBC- 40
SC/ST- 42
Depending on above categories as applicable.

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