IAS Exam is conducted under the supervision and guidance of  Union Public Service Commission. It is the authorized central body to release the eligibility criteria, qualification, syllabus and to conduct the exam.

The candidates appearing for the examination should ensure that they  fulfill the eligibility criteria. The UPSC commission takes up the verification of eligibility only when the candidate has qualified for the Interview/Personality Test, also known as IAS interview. If any documents don’t meet the eligibility criteria then his/her candidature falls canceled.

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Eligibility condition for the UPSC IAS Exam

 

1. Nationality

  • For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, the candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For Indian Revenue System, the candidate can be either:
    (a)  a citizen of India, or
    (b)  a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya,                  Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam and have permanently                settled in India.
  • For other services, the candidate can be either:
    (a)  a citizen of India, or
    (b)  a citizen of Nepal, or
    (c)  a citizen of Bhutan, or
    (d)  a Tibetan refugee who moved to India before 1st January 1962 and have permanently settled in India, or
    (e)  a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya,                   Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam and have permanently               settled in India.

2. Age Limit

  • The candidate must be of minimum age of 21 years, and must not be older than 32 years of age.
  • The upper age restriction prescribed is relaxable under the following conditions:
    (a) Maximum of five years of age relaxation for the candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe.          (b) Maximum of three years of age relaxation if the candidate belongs to Other Backward Class.
    (c) Maximum of five years of age relaxation of the candidate is the domicile of Jammu and Kashmir.

 

Minimum Educational Qualification for UPSC IAS Exam

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The candidate must hold either a Bachelor or Masters degree in any stream from any of the Universities incorporated by the Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or any educational institution established under the Act of Parliament or has been declared as the deemed university under the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

Candidates who have appeared for the final examination and the results are awaited are also eligible to apply for the UPSC IAS Exam.

 

Examination Plan and Syllabus Detail for UPSC IAS Exam

The UPSC Examination comprises of two successive stages:

  1. Preliminary Examination – Objective Type
  2. Mains Examination – Written and Interview

Preliminary Examination

It consist of two sections and carry a maximum marks of 400 in the subjects. Only those candidates who qualify the preliminary exam qualifies for the Mains Examination.

Preliminary Exam has 2 papers

Paper-1: Quantitative Aptitude & Logical Reasoning (200 Marks)
Paper-2: General Studies (200 Marks)

Mains Examination

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It consists of following papers:

Qualifying Paper:

Paper Marks
One of Indian Language to be selected (300 Marks)
English (300 Marks)

Merit Papers:

Paper Marks
Essay Writing (250 Marks)
General Studies-I
 Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the world and society.
(250 Marks)
General Studies-II
Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relation.
(250 Marks)
General Studies-III
Technology, Economic Development, Bio-Diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
 (250 Marks)
General Studies-IV
 Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
 (250 Marks)
Optional Subject-Paper-1  (250 Marks)
Optional Subject- Paper-2  (250 Marks)
Personality Test (275 Marks)
GRAND TOTAL 2025 Marks

 

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UPSC IAS Exam Application UPSC Admit Card UPSC Results

 

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