UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2018 – Download PDF

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The candidates who are going to apply for UPSC IAS 2018 exam must check their eligibility criteria. Here you can check your eligibility criteria for UPSC IAS Exam 2018. You can also download the eligibility criteria in PDF format also. As per official notification of UPSC IAS 2018 exam they have cleared in its first paragraph that “The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. The admission to all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional. UPSC will verify of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for interview/personality test.

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The Eligibility criteria of UPSC IAS 2018 are divided into 4 different categories:

  1. Nationality of the Candidate
  2. Age of the Candidate
  3. Educational Qualification of the Candidate
  4. Number of Attempts

1. Nationality of the Candidate

As per the official notification of UPSC IAS 2018, a candidate should be at least one of the following:

  • A citizen of India;
  • A subject of Nepal;
  • A subject of Bhutan;
  • A person of Indian origin from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Zambia or any other East-African country / Indian sub-continent and intends to reside permanently in India;

2. Age Criteria

According to latest UPSC notification 2018, the date willl be considered as on 1st Aug, 2018. The minimum age limit to apply for UPSC IAS 2018 exam is 21 Years. Age is a crucial factor in this examination, but age can vary from person to person depending on their status. Here is the complete coverage along with relaxation offered to various candidates.

CategoryAge Limit
GeneralUpto 32 years
OBCUpto 35 years
ST/ SCUpto 37 years
Physically HandicappedUpto 42 years (GEN)
Upto 45 years (OBC)
Upto 47 years (ST/ SC)

 3. Educational Qualification

As per the notification of UPSC IAS Department, every candidate who wishes to take part in the examination should have a degree from a recognized University. The definition of the ‘Recognized University’ should be in compliance with the official notification published by respective department. There is also a good news for candidates who are in the final year of the bachelor’s program. They too can make an application for this exam provided they are waiting for their results or are recently going to give their final year’s exam.

4. Number of Attempts

There is one unusual eligibility criteria attached to this exam and that is the restriction in the number of attempts. Here is the detailed version of the same:

CategoryNumber of Attempts
ST/ SCUnlimited
Physically Handicapped9 (GEN & OBC)
Unlimited (ST/ SC)

Points to Note:

  • The UPSC IAS Exam is a three-tier exam where a candidate is required to clear 3 stages before he is selected for the job. The stage includes Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Personal Interview.
  • The Preliminary Exam will be of 400 marks and will consist of 2 papers of 200 marks each.
  • Candidates who have cleared the Preliminary Exam will be called for Main Examination which consists of 1750 marks and 9 papers.
  • Successful candidates are then required to come for a personal interview which carries 275 marks.

The UPSC IAS Exam is one of the most popular Government Exams in India and has more than 40 million participating candidates. Each year thousands of candidates work hard to make their dream come true and be a part of the Government Machinery.

From our team, we wish you all the best for the UPSC IAS Exam 2018 and in case you need any assistance, feel free to ask us for the same.

1 thought on “UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2018 – Download PDF”

  1. After seeing this that the general class has only 6 attempts while Scs/ Sts have unlimited attempts a big shame on our Indian legislature . Where is the concept right to equality… only in books? Yes , Dr.B.R. Ambedkar drafted the constitution to secure equal rights for other classes too. but law is of dynamic nature. When there is a need to change or to amend a law it is changed then why this time all the law protectors have closed their eyes.

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