UPSC Eligibility Criteria

The complete UPSC eligibility criteria for the IAS exam is explained in detail in this article.

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Disclaimer

While we strive to provide you with updated information, please go through the latest official exam notification to check the detailed eligibility criteria for the specific exam year to avoid any confusion.

IAS Eligibility Overview

IAS Age Limit 21 to 32 years
Age Relaxation As per category (mentioned below)
Educational Qualification for IAS Graduation
Nationality Indian citizens only

IAS Eligibility – UPSC Age Limit

As per the Civil Services Age Limit, the candidate Should be between 21 and 32 years, as on 1st August 2020 (for the UPSC CSE 2020), i.e., he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1988 and not later than 1st August 1999.

Civil Services Age Limit is an essential factor in the eligibility criteria. Therefore candidates applying for UPSC Exam should check these details properly before filling the online application form.

(Civil Services Age limit relaxations, as discussed below, will apply).

Category UPSC Age Limit- Upper Relaxation Number of Attempts
General 32 6
OBC 35 9
SC/ST 37 Unlimited (Up to age limit)
Disabled Defence Services Personnel 35 9
Ex-Servicemen 37 9
Persons with
Benchmark Disability – EWS (Economically weaker section)
42 9

Candidates should also check the EWS Reservation Eligibility in the linked article for in-depth understanding.

For details on the physically handicapped category, check the images below:

UPSC Eligibility 2020 - Physically handicapped

Note:

As per the IAS Eligibility for Defence Servicemen, the persons Disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof have special Civil Services age limit relaxation.

The IAS Eligibility states that ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years Military Service as on 1st August 2020 get five years of age relaxation, provided whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defense issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months’ notice on the selection from the date of receipt of an offer of appointment.

For latest details on IAS age limit, aspirants should refer the latest UPSC Notification.

IAS Eligibility- Educational Qualification

The various academic requirements as per the IAS Eligibility Criteria are given below:

  • Minimum qualification for UPSC exam: The candidate must hold a degree from Government recognised Universities or possess an equivalent qualification.
  • Candidates who are in their final year or awaiting results are also eligible to appear for UPSC preliminary Examination. All such candidates who are likely to appear for IAS exams must produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the main IAS examination.
  • Candidates having professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees.
  • Medical students who have passed the final year of MBBS, but are yet to complete their internship also have eligibility for IAS. Although, along with the Main Examination application, a certificate of course completion (including internship) from the concerned authority of the University/Institution has to be submitted.

IAS Eligibility- Nationality

For IAS and IPS:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India

All other Services:

  • 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 intending to settle in India permanently, 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 intending to settle in India permanently.
  • The candidates belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) 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 Government of India has issued the certificate.
  • Point to Note: A person belonging to categories (2), (3) and (4) are not eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service (IFS).

Summary of UPSC eligibility criteria for IAS Exam

Candidates must satisfy the following conditions to be eligible for the UPSC IAS Exam:

Nationality for IAS exam: Must be a citizen of India, a person of Indian origin or a subject of Nepal, Bhutan or Tibet settled in India before 1st January 1962.

Education Qualification for IAS exam: Candidate must hold a Graduate Degree from a recognised University.

UPSC Age limit for IAS exam: Candidate must be a minimum of 21 years of age and must not be more than 32 years of age. 

Category wise UPSC age limit, relaxation and maximum attempts-

  1. General Category & EWS: 32 years; 6 attempts.
  2. OBC(with certificate): 32 years + 3 years; 9 attempts.
  3. SC/ST: 32 years + 5 years; unlimited attempts.
  4. Physically Disabled: 32 years + 10 years; Gen/OBC/Person with Benchmark Disability(EWS category)- 9 attempts & SC/ST unlimited attempts.
  5. Jammu & Kashmir Domicile: 32 years + 5 years + (3 years, if OBC OR 5 Years, if SC/ST); Number of attempts depends on the reserved category.
  6. Disabled and discharged Defence service personnel: 32 years + 3 years + (3 years, if Gen/OBC OR 5 years, if SC/ST)
  7. Ex-Servicemen Commission Officer: 32 years + 5 years + (3 years, if OBC OR 5 Years, if SC/ST)

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UPSC Eligibility related queries

What is the age limit for UPSC civil services 2020?

  • A candidate belonging to the General category giving the UPSC prelims 2020 should not have completed 32 years as on 1st August 2020. Candidates belonging to other categories have relaxations to the upper age limit.

How many attempts are there for the IAS exam?

  • A general category/EWS category candidate has 6 attempts in the UPSC IAS exam. OBC candidates have 9 attempts; SC/ST candidates have no bar on the number of attempts (they can take the exam until they reach the upper age limit). EWS category with benchmark disability have 9 attempts, general and OBC physically disabled candidates have 9 attempts. SC/ST physically disabled candidates have no bar on the number of attempts.

Is there any reservation for ex-servicemen in the UPSC exam?

  • Yes, ex-servicemen are given age relaxations of up to 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years Military Service.

Is there a minimum percentage required in graduation for IAS exam?

  • No. Candidates only have to be graduates from a recognised university. There is no minimum graduation percentage required for IAS eligibility.

What is the salary of an IAS officer?

  • The basic entry-level pay of an IAS officer is Rs. 56,100. Officers are given other benefits too like residences, official vehicles, etc.

What is the highest post an IAS officer can reach in his career?

  • The highest position an IAS officer can aspire to is the Cabinet Secretary of the country.

Is there a lateral entry in the IAS?

  • The Government had proposed lateral entry into the civil services in 2018. In July 2018, a little more than 6000 candidates had applied. But the Government wanted detailed information on the candidates, and so, a new advertisement was issued. But nothing has come so far regarding lateral entry.

171 Comments

  1. What are the subjects that I can obtain to take part in UPSC exam after MBBS

    1. Hi, you can take Medical Science as an optional. For more details on UPSC Optional Subjects, check the linked article.

      1. I was born on 8 th jan 2001 can I appear for 2021

      2. You can sit for UPSC 2022.

  2. Sir I want to know syllabus for a IAS

    1. Hi,

      You can read and download the latest syllabus for UPSC from the linked article.

  3. Can I appear in upsc after finishing just BA (English) alone

    1. Yes, provided you meet the other eligibility criteria.

  4. I was born on march 2000 so can I appear for CSE on 2021

    1. Yes, you can apply in 2021

      1. I was born in 4th august 2000 so can i appear for CSE 2021

      2. Hi Anurag
        You can sit for CSE 2022. UPSC requires a candidate to be a minimum of 21 as of 1st August (of the year of exam.) You will be 20 as of 1st August 2021. Hence, you have to sit for CSE 2022.

  5. is it possible apply for married people (like woman)

    1. Yws, as long as you meet all the eligibility criteria (Age, Educational Qualification, Nationality, Number of Attempts).

  6. Hello sir,
    I have done Master in Fisheries Science, so i want to know, what are the subjects that I can obtain to take part in UPSC exm?

    1. For Optional subject in UPSC Mains, the subjects which may have some overlap with Fisheries Science are Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Vet Science. For the complete list of 48 UPSC optional along with syllabus and tips to select one can be found in this article.

  7. Sir what are the subjects that I can obtain to attend the upsc exam after I complete my masters in forensic science?

  8. Sir what are the subjects that i can obtain to attend the UPSC exam after I complete my MBA

  9. Maine Bsc physics math se ki h
    To ye jaruri h ki optional me mai
    Graduation ka subject lu

    1. No, it is not necessary to take the graduation subject as optional. You can choose any of the 48 subjects.

  10. sir can i apply for cse i was born march 1999

    1. Hi
      As per the Civil Services Age Limit, the candidate should have completed 21 years as on 1st August 2020 (for the UPSC CSE 2020). Check UPSC Notification 2020 for current updates in the upcoming CSE exam.

  11. Sir/madam, iam working as JE in electricity board ,appointed at the time of 7th sem examination,thats why i didnt completes ma degree from 2 years ,can i apply

    1. Hi Shobhab
      To sit for the UPSC exam, the minimum educational qualification is a Bachelor’s Degree. So, if you are graduated from a deemed Indian University, you can sit for the exam. You can check UPSC 2020 notification for the upcoming exam.

  12. Sir. Someone who graduate from ignu University is able to upsc exam.

    1. Hi,
      Yes, IGNOU is recognized as deemed university and students passing out from it can sit for UPSC. You can check Eligibility Criteria for UPSC page to know more about IAS Eligibility.

  13. Hii, sir could you please tell me the syllabus of upsc prilimes examination

    1. Hi Srividya
      Please check our UPSC Prelims Syllabus page and download the syllabus.

  14. Sir i born in 2002 can i give cse in 2022 ???

    1. Hi Rony,
      The minimum age limit to sit for UPSC CSE is 21. Once you complete your Bachelor’s Degree and are 21, you can sit for the exam. Till then you can keep on preparing for IAS Exam and you can get the help from Free IAS Prep page.

  15. Nilesh Maddheshiya

    What is minimum graduation percentage for UPSC ?

    1. Hi Nilesh
      UPSC has not prescribed a minimum percentage required in graduation. However, as the minimum educational qualification is a Bachelor’s Degree, you are required to pass your graduation degree with a minimum percentage of 33. Access the complete IAS guide in the linked article.

  16. I was born in September 2000 can i apply CSE2021?

    1. Hi
      As of August 1 of 2021, you should be a minimum of 21 years old with a bachelor’s degree. If you meet all the criteria, you can sit for UPSC 2021. You can keep preparing using Free IAS Prep material.

  17. Can a BDS graduate apply for UPSC ?

    1. Hi Karthika
      Yes, a BDS graduate can apply for UPSC if he/she meets other criteria too. Keep up your preparation with our free ias prep initiative.

  18. Suppose someone in final. Year.. Have cleared prelims but due to late session his examination is postponed and he didn’t Given final yeae exam till main.. So is he or she able to sit in upsc mains or not????!!!!

    1. Hi Swati
      No, such a candidate will not be allowed to sit for Mains even if he/she has cleared Prelims. A final year student has to provide a proof of passing certificate along with the Mains application form, failing to do so, he/she is not allowed to take UPSC Mains.

  19. Btech student can apply or not in IAS

    1. Hi Bhisma
      Yes, any graduate can sit for UPSC civil services examination, given he meets other eligibility criteria too. If you are an aspirant, keep up your preparation with our free ias prep page.

  20. if having a criminal case against someone in court can UPSE exam be given

    1. Hi Satyam
      A fellow aspirant can sit for UPSC examination, given he is acquitted by the court from a criminal charge. Proven guilty, he cannot be considered fit to be appointed as bureaucrat, IPS officers etc.

  21. HOW MUCH GRADUATION PERCENTAGE IS REQUIRED?

    1. Hi Rajat
      You need to pass your graduation degree as UPSC has not mentioned a passing percentage but only qualifying percentage. So all you need is a graduation degree. Keep up your preparation with our Free IAS Prep initiative.

  22. Hello Mentor, Myself Himanshu Singh and my date of birth is 17-06-2001. I will complete my graduation in the year 2021. In which year can I apply for UPSC?

    1. Hi Himanshu,

      As per the Civil Services Age Limit, the candidate should have completed 21 years as on 1st August 2020 (for the UPSC CSE 2020) and not completed 32 years as on 1st August 2020 i.e., s/he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1988 and not later than 1st August 1999.

      Himanshu, you can start your preparation for UPSC 2022 by reading NCERT books, getting updated with the latest current affairs, and understanding the UPSC Syllabus (including the choice of optional subject).

      Here are a few links for your reference:
      1. Download UPSC Syllabus PDF
      2. UPSC Books
      3. Download Free UPSC Notes
      4. Latest Current Affairs

      Hope this helped.

  23. Hello Team,

    I’m born on Aug 7 – 1989 , Will I be eligible for 2021 UPSC as per Age ?

    1. Hi Ranjith
      To be eligible for the UPSC Exam 2021, an aspirants needs to be a minimum of 21 years old on or before 1 August 2021. The maximum age limit is 32 years for general category for the same year. You can sit for 2021 examination as per your age as you will be 32 years old, given you meet other criteria.
      To keep up your preparation, follow our Free IAS Prep page.

      1. HI I’m born on 3rd Jan 1989, Am I eligible for UPSC 2021?

      2. Hi, if you belong to general category, you will not be able to sit for UPSC 2021 as the maximum age is 32 (which a candidate must not have attained as of 1st August 2021.)

  24. Hlo , sir I am doing my bachelor in optometry course which is Paramedical course I want know if I am eligible for upsc exam.

    1. Hi Priyanka
      The candidate is required to have a bachelor’s degree from a government-recognised university to take the UPSC exam. So, a Bachelor in Optometry too can apply for the examination. To know more about the examination check the below links:
      1. UPSC 2020
      2. UPSC Syllabus
      3. Free IAS Prep

  25. Sir , I completed my Bcom and what is physical eligibility for IPS

    1. Hi Vinod
      Please refer to IPS Eligibility page to get the entire set of eligibility criteria for IPS Exam.

  26. hi sir,i was born 2002 may 20 and can i write upsc in 2022 ?

    1. Hi Pathy
      The minimum age to sit for UPSC Civil Service Exam is 21. As your age on 1st August 2022 will be 20 years, you can only sit for the UPSC exam in 2023.

  27. i got only 51 % in graduation can i prepare for upsc

    1. Hi Saransh
      Yes, you can prepare for UPSC exam. You can check below links to understand the UPSC exam:
      1. IAS Exam
      2. UPSC Syllabus

  28. Abhishek Narayan Singh

    my dob is 08 oct 2001 and i m in btech first year, i will graduate in may 2023. When will i be able to give my first attempt

    1. Hi Abhishek
      You can sit for the UPSC 2023 examination given you have your graduation passing certificate to produce during the UPSC Mains stage application procedure of that year.

  29. Hi, my DOB is 02 march 1989 and of general category. So plz suggest am i eligible for UPSC 2021 or not ???

    1. Hi Jyotsna
      Yes, you can sit for UPSC 2021. Please note that UPSC 2021 will be your last chance as the maximum age limit for the exam is 32.

  30. Syed Abdul Azizur Rehman

    I Have 1 backlog in graduation and 1 backlog in class 12
    Am I Eligible for upsc, ssc, rrb ntpc, up pcs, delhi police etc?
    Because i have heard that if we are having a backlog then we will be rejected at the time of DOCUMENT VERIFICATION even if we clear all rounds

    1. Hi Syed
      Yes, you cannot sit for UPSC Exam if you have any backlog in graduation. A graduation degree is a must for IAS Exam.

  31. MInakshi Niharika

    I am a 12th grade student and also a civil service aspirant. What degree or course should I take as an added advantage for my UPSC preparation and to reach my goal?
    My DOB is 2nd October 2003

    1. Hi Minakshi
      You are free to choose any bachelor’s degree course considering your interest. However, you can take help from the success rate of optional subjects in UPSC page, as your graduation degree course can help in IAS Mains optional.

  32. deepak Shrivastav

    is there any percentage bar of graduation

    1. No. Graduation degree is a must. That is all.

  33. I had completed my BTech in span of 5 years can I eligible for upsc? Or any other govt jobs

    1. Yes, you can sit for UPSC if you meet all the UPSC eligibility criteria.

  34. Sir i have completed my graduation from IGNOU , in five years can i appear in the CSE in UPSC.

    1. Yes, you can.

  35. I WAS BORN ON APRIL 1989 CAN I APPLY FOR 2021 EXAM

    1. Yes, you can. For preparation, check the links:
      1. IAS Exam
      2. UPSC Previous Year Question Papers

  36. sir
    my date of birth is 1 august 2000 in which year i can give upsc exm

    1. Hi
      You can sit for UPSC 2021.

  37. My DOB is 02 August 2002 and I will complete my graduation in 2021 in which year I can appear for upsc exam

    1. As the minimum age limit required to sit for UPSC CSE is 21. You can sit for UPSC 2023.

  38. shrikant khandebharad

    dear sir/madam,
    In which month we should fill the exam form?
    can you please give me the dates of opening and closing of exam forms every year?

    1. Hi
      The application process for UPSC 2020 is completed. For UPSC 2021, you can stay updated through UPSC Notifications page.

  39. Sir, My DOB is 7th Aug 1988. I am an OBC candidate. I will be completing my graduation in June 2022. Can I appear in 2022 and 2023 UPSC exam.

    1. Yes, you can apply for both UPSC 2022 and 2023. The maximum age limit for candidates belonging to the OBC category is 35. For your preparation, you can check the below links:
      1. GS 1 Strategy
      2. GS 2 Strategy
      3. GS 3 Strategy
      4. GS 4 Strategy

  40. My DOB is 03 July 2002 and I will complete my graduation in 2022 in which year I can appear for upsc exam

    1. Hi
      You can sit for UPSC 2023.

  41. sir i was born on 8th may 2001 am i eligible to appear for cse 2022?

    1. Yes, you meet the age criteria to sir for UPSC 2022. Please check the detailed UPSC eligibility criteria in the linked article.

  42. Hi , My DOB is 3 Aug 1989. Will I be able to take 2021 exam ?

    1. Yes, you can.

  43. Hi,I am pursuing integrated MBA from a recognised university in Bangalore,can I also apply for this examination .The course span is of three years for masters
    .It’s a dual degree course.

    1. Yes, you can apply for UPSC Exam. If you have started your preparation, check our strategy pages for Mains.
      1. GS 1 Strategy
      2. GS 2 Strategy
      3. GS 3 Strategy
      4. GS 4 Strategy

  44. Sir my date of birth is on 07/05/2000 will i be able to apply for 2021 prelims?

    1. Yes, you can sit for UPSC 2021. Start your preparation by following the mentioned links:
      1. Free IAS Prep
      2. UPSC Previous Years’ Question Papers

  45. My D. O. B is 2/09/2002 am I eligible to apply for upsc in year 2022 ?

    1. Anshika, you have to be a minimum of 21 years old to sit for the UPSC Exam. You can sit for UPSC 2024. We suggest you complement your preparation with the help of following links:
      1. Free IAS Prep
      2. NCERT Notes

  46. Hii sir
    I am a BDS and my DOB is 1993 can i attempt in 2021 ? how many attempts can i have ?

    1. You can sit for UPSC 2021 and till 2025 you can attempt UPSC prelims if you are a general category candidate. Only 6 attempts and a maximum age limit of 32 are allowed.

  47. I was born in 1985 and I am physically challenged. Can I give exam in 2022

    1. Hi
      For physically handicapped candidates the age limit is 42, 45 and 47 years for General, OBC and SC/ST category respectively. Considering your category, you can know if you fall within these age brackets.

  48. HELLO SIR/MAM.
    THIS IS SWAPNA
    MY DOB IS 27-08-1987
    CAN I APPLY

    1. Hi Swapna. If you belong to the general category (GC), you will not be able to sit for UPSC 2021 as the maximum age limit is 32 for GC candidates.

  49. KAVERI MUDALIYAR V A

    Sir/ Madam,
    I have completed my Post Graduation in English Literature and currently am pursuing my PhD in Women studies . Can i apply for UPSC now?

    1. Hi Kaveri
      If you meet the requisite UPSC Eligibility Criteria, you can sit for the exam.

  50. I have graduation in computer application that is BCA. Am I eligible to fill the form of UPSC CSE. and I want latest syllabus of 2020

    1. Yes, if you meet all the eligibility criteria, you can take CSE with a BCA degree. Check UPSC Syllabus in the linked article.

  51. Sir can i written in oriya language in all mains paper

    1. Yes, except for Paper A, you can choose Odia language to write mains.

  52. My dob is 20/3/2001
    Can i apply for upsc cse 2022?

    1. Yes, Rohit. You can sit for UPSC 2022.

  53. Hello sir,
    I was born on 4 December 2000 so can I appear for CSE on 2021?

    1. No Samarth
      You can sit for UPSC 2022 as on 1st August 2021, you will still be 20 years old.

  54. If the DOB is 10th April 1989 and belongs to General Cat. Can he or she sit in exam 2021

    1. Yes, Sankalpita
      UPSC 2021 will be the last attempt given the maximum age limit for the general category candidates is 32. Check the UPSC Calendar 2021.

  55. I m born on 07November 1988 ,will I be eligible for 2021UPSC as per age

    1. Hi Pratik
      If you belong to general category, UPSC 2021 is the only attempt you can give, as you will be reaching the maximum age limit which is 32.

  56. I was born in december 2001
    Can I sit in 2021 exam

    1. Jasmeen, you need to be a minimum of 21 years old. You can only sit only in UPSC 2023.

  57. Sir is post graduated candidate eligible to become an IAS ?

    1. Yes. The minimum education qualification is a bachelor’s degree. If you meet all other criteria including age limit, you can sit for UPSC 2021.

  58. My DOB is 14th July 1985 and belongs to OBC category. Also I served in CRPF for 5 years 9 months, thereafter I taken discharged from my service. I am eligible for CSE exam 2021 or otherwise.

    1. As per the eligibility criteria, the maximum age limit for OBC candidates is 35 (As of 1st August 2021). If you fall within the age limit, you can. But, if you are 36 or more, you are ineligible.

  59. can you plz give me clarity on physical ability(mostly on height). my height is 145 cm .but in criteria, they mentioned 147 cm . I am from Uttrakhand but my family migrated to Madhya Pradesh , all documents also of MP. I had graduated. am I eligible to give the UPSC ac exam or any other UPSC exam?

    1. There is no height, weight and chest girth minimum requirement as such for candidates for the IAS, unlike the technical services. However, if the candidates’ measurements are disproportionate as regarded by the medical board, the candidates can be hospitalized for investigation and chest X-ray can be taken. Please note the technical services have certain minimum requirements. You may read more on physical eligibility for IAS in the linked article.

  60. Sir, I have done my graduation in vocational degree. I mean my qualification is Bachelor of vocational in nutrition and health care sciences. Does vocational degree students eligible for UPSC?

    1. Yes, any bachelor degree that is recognised by the government, is allowed.

  61. I have done Mechanical Engineering. Pl. suggest optional subjects.

  62. Can the candidate have tattoo?

    1. Tattoos are allowed in the IAS as long as they are inoffensive and inconspicuous. Tribal tattoos are allowed for candidates belonging to scheduled tribes with a tradition of displaying tattoos. Though information on tattoo policy in the DoPT is hard to find online, different departments who absorb successful candidates from the UPSC exam have their own rules. Tattoos are heavily restricted in most government services and aspirants should check their target department’s rules regarding the same.

  63. Hi, I am born 4th march 1989, I wanted to know whether I could be able to sit for upsc prelims 2021 or not?

    1. If you belong to general category, the maximum age limit is 32 but a candidate should not have attained 32 years of age on 1st August 2021, for UPSC 2021 exam. If you are 32 before 1st August 2021, you will be ineligible for the exam.

  64. Hello sir/maam, i am born on 21st november 1989. General category. Am i eligible for 2021 and 2022?

    1. Yes, you can sit for UPSC 2021 and 2022 too, provided you meet other eligibility criteria too.

  65. I was born in February 2003. Am I eligible for CSE 2023?

    1. Hi
      The minimum age requirement is 21 (as of 1st August 2023).

  66. Does ex-servicemen category is applicable to only Eco or Ssco ? Or it is applicable for Other Ranks means for sepoy/sailor/airmen also?

    1. Hi
      As per the Ex-Servicemen (Re-employment in Central Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979, an ex-serviceman is defined as a person who has served in any rank whether as a combatant or non-combatant in the regular army, navy and the airforce of the Indian Union.

  67. Hi, my date of birth is 08/08/1990
    kindly suggest me, can i apply for IAS Exam?

    1. Hi
      If you are from general category, you will not be able to sit for UPSC 2021 as the Commission mentions that a candidate should not have reached 32 as of 1st August of the exam year. Age relaxation is provided to other categories which you may read in this article above.

  68. if any one have year drop in their degree completion due to failure in any one course or due to backlog, are they eligible for upsc ?

    1. A candidate has to have a minimum of a graduation degree to appear for the UPSC exam. Once you are deemed passed in your bachelor’s, you can appear for the UPSC exam.

  69. Hi Sir,
    I want to preparation for UPSC and my DOB is 29/01/1988, please confirm that can I do this.

    Regards,
    Yogesh Kumar

    1. Hi
      A general category candidate should not have completed 32 by 1st August 2021 if he wants to sit for UPSC 2021.

  70. Sir
    My dob is 2 Oct 2001
    In which year i can sit in upsc examination

    1. Hi
      You can for UPSC 2023 (when you will be a minimum of 21 as of 1st August of the exam year.)

  71. Hi sir,
    I have completed my 2 year of graduation with regular and after 4 years of gap I completed graduation with distance with science subject am I eligible for CSE

    1. A candidate having a minimum of graduation certificate is eligible for the UPSC CSE exam (given he/she meets all other eligibility criteria.)

  72. Can I appear for prelims at the final year of my graduation BE?

    1. Final Year students can sit given they get their result before Mains stage of the examination. Read more about it here.

  73. hello sir i m graduated and as well as post graduated also . i have done graduation in forensic science with good percentage. may i eligible for apply this and what is the procedure and how may i know to apply for exam .please guide me.

    1. Yes, you can sit for UPSC if you meet all the eligibility conditions.
      The UPSC notification 2021 will be out on 10th February 2021 following which you can apply for the exam.

  74. Hello Sir/Madam,
    My DOB 7/10/84 belong to SC category and have relaxation of 5 yrs. can i sit for 2022 UPSC exam.

    1. You can sit for UPSC 2021 given the maximum age limit for SC candidates is 37 (They should not have attained 37 as of 1st August of the exam year.)

  75. Please let me know the required height in upsc for OBC category for ias

    1. There is no height, weight and chest girth minimum requirement as such for candidates for the IAS, unlike the technical services. However, if the candidates’ measurements are disproportionate as regarded by the medical board, the candidates can be hospitalized for investigation and chest X-ray can be taken. Please note the technical services have certain minimum requirements. Read more on Physical Eligibility for IAS here.

  76. Hello sir / mam
    My dob is 20 the November 1985 under obc category can I apply for IAS 2021 exam.

    1. Any OBC candidate must not have attained age of 35 years on/before 1st August 2021 for UPSC 2021 examination.

  77. Hello, I have completed my B. Tech in Computer Science Engineering. Which subject should i choose as main and optional ?

    1. You can choose any of your interest. Since there is no Computer Science Engineering optional subject, you may go with some non-technical subjects like Sociology, Geography, Public Administration, History.

  78. Hi team
    1) I have skipped intermediate after 10th and pursuing my bachelors by Choice based credit system,
    am I eligible to take the UPSC CSE after my graduation, if I meet all the other eligibility conditions?

    and

    2) Am I eligible to write UPSC CSE mains (if cleared PRILIMS) after my final year examinations while I still did not received any certificate from the UNIVERSITY? (passed the exam but certificate is delayed)

    Thankyou.

    1. 1. The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.
      2. All such candidates who are declared as eligible for the UPSC mains by the board (i.e., those who clear the UPSC prelims) should produce the proof of their passing the required university examination along with their mains application. Only then will they be permitted to take the IAS mains exam.

  79. My date of birth is 24oct 2001. I would be graduate in 2022. So can I give upsc cse 2022 attempt?

    1. You can sit in UPSC 2023 as the minimum age requirement is 21.

  80. Sir my DOB is 6 feb. 2000 can I apply for 2021 prelims??

    1. Yes, once a candidate is a minimum of 21, she/he can sit UPSC examination (other eligibility criteria should also be met.)

  81. Sir i did bsc in radiology can i appear for upsc and if yes then which subject to choose in optional paper?

    1. Any graduation degree from a government recognized college/institute/university is qualified. You have to figure an optional from the list of subjects offered by UPSC. You can go for non-technical subjects like – Geography, History, Sociology, Political Science or Public Administration.

      1. I was born on 30 Oct 2001
        Can I appear for 2022

      2. Hi
        You can sit for UPSC 2023. The minimum age required is 21.

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