UPSC Exam Eligibility Educational Qualification/Education qualification for IAS/UPSC exam eligibility educational qualification percentage/UPSC Educational Eligibility Criteria
The UPSC civil services exam is your gateway to a career in the distinguished civil service of India. If you clear this exam, you stand the chance to become an IAS/IPS/IFS officer. This exam is held in three rounds viz. the prelims, the mains and the board interview. If you have a burning desire to serve the country and contribute to her growth and development, you can take the civil services exam. However, there are certain eligibility conditions of nationality, age, educational qualification and number of attempts that you must satisfy. This article talks about the educational qualification eligibility condition.
What is qualification for UPSC exam?
The UPSC mandates that the candidate be at least a graduate to be eligible for the IAS exam.
You must hold a bachelor’s degree from any recognised university. You could also apply for this exam if you are in your final year of graduation and are yet to take the final year university exam, or have taken the exam and are awaiting the results. But you must produce the proof of passing before you take the UPSC mains exam.
Even those candidates with professional/technical qualifications equivalent to professional/technical degrees (government recognised) are also eligible to take the IAS exam.
The UPSC does not specify any subject that you must have taken in the graduation level for eligibility. MBBS candidates who are pursuing their internship are also eligible for the mains exam provided they produce a certificate from their respective institution or university which states that they have passed the final examination. By the time of the interview/UPSC personality test, they should have completed their internship also and have valid certificates showing the same.
You should know that the UPSC does not require the candidates to have scored a certain percentage of marks at their graduation level. It does not matter whether you topped the university exam or whether you scored below average marks. It does not matter if you studied in a top-ranked college or in a relatively obscure one. You need to be a graduate. Only your hard work and sincerity are required to clear the USPC exam; your previous academic history is irrelevant.
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