Eligibility Conditions for UPSC Exams 2017: Nationality

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017 Notification: Examination Scheme, Exam Dates, Application Fee and Last Date Details. The UPSC has released the notification for Civil Services And Indian Forest Services Examination.

The UPSC released its notification for 2017 on 22nd February. For all civil services aspirants, this document is the bible from which any and all information about the UPSC exams can be obtained. This article gives all the relevant information regarding the nationality eligibility conditions for the IAS exam.


  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.


  • Candidate must be either:-
    1. a citizen of India, or
    2. a subject of Nepal, or
    3. a subject of Bhutan, or
    4. a Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    5. a person of Indian origin (PIO) who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

The candidates belonging to categories (B), (C), (D) and (E) should 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.

POINT TO NOTE: A person belonging to categories (B), (C) and (D) are not eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service (IFS).

Download the 2017 UPSC notification PDF.

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The UPSC released their notification for civil services exam for 2017 on February 22nd. Visit BYJU’S Website for the latest news on the notifications page.

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