To appear for the UPSC IAS examination, the candidates must have an accurate knowledge of the exam eligibility criteria.
In this article, we will explain the complete UPSC IAS eligibility criteria in detail.
In UPSC 2021, candidates who have exhausted their last attempt by appearing in CSE 2020 will have one more chance. The Central Government has agreed to extend one more attempt to all those candidates who had given their last UPSC attempt in UPSC CSE 2020.
This is being done due to the COVOD-19 pandemic and is a one-time relaxation. This shall not be applied to candidates who have not exhausted their permissible number of attempts or are otherwise prohibited from taking the CSE by age.
|IAS Age Limit||21 years to 32 years|
|Age Relaxation||As per category (mentioned below)|
|Nationality||Indian citizens only|
As per the Civil Services Age Limit, as of 1 August 2020 (for the UPSC CSE 2020), the candidate should be between 21 and 32 years of age, i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2 August 1988 and not later than 1 August 1999.
Civil Services Age Limit is a significant factor in the eligibility criteria. Candidates eligible for the UPSC Exam should then check these details correctly before filling out the online application form.
|Category||UPSC Age Limit- Upper Relaxation||Number of Attempts|
|SC/ST||37||Unlimited (Up to age limit)|
|Disabled Defence Services Personnel||35||9|
|EWS (Economically weaker section) – Persons with
Candidates in the physically handicapped category can check the image below for more details.
The IAS Eligibility states that ECOs/SSCOs who have finished an initial assignment period of five years of military service as of 1st August 2020 receive five years of relaxation in age, given that their assignment has been extended over five years and in which case the Ministry of Defense issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on notice of three months.
For IAS and IPS :
All other Services:
We, at Direction, wish you all the best for your upcoming UPSC IAS Examination. Also, if you need guidance for preparation, contact us here.