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UPSC Exam Eligibility Criteria 2019 for Civil Services

Get UPSC EXAM ELIGIBILITY FOR 2019 ATTEMPT details. We had already provided UPSC Civil Services Exam Notification 2019. Students who are preparing for UPSC Civil Services Exam, frequently ask us about the UPSC Exam Eligibility, UPSC Exam Eligibility criteria 2019, UPSC eligibility for OBC, UPSC eligibility for IPS, Civil Services eligibility age, what is the age limit for Civil Services/IAS Exam and what is the Educational Qualification for Civil services Exam 2019 etc.

Union Public Service Commission is the authorized central agency to release the eligibility details and to conduct the UPSC IAS examination.

All the candidates applying for the UPSC Civil Services Examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions.

Below, in this article, you can find UPSC Civil Services eligibility for UPSC Civil Services 2019.

UPSC Exam Eligibility criteria for the Civil Services Examination


  • For the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For the Indian Revenue Service, a candidate must be one of the following:
    • A citizen of India
    • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam  with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • For other services, a candidate must be one of the following:
    • A citizen of India
    • A citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan
    • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

UPSC Education qualification for the UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION:

For appearing in the exam, a degree of graduation in any stream from any university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) is required. Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying exam and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply, provided they submit the certificate of qualification along with the mark sheet to the UPSC before the main exam.

A candidate applying for IFS exam must possess a bachelor’s degree in one of the following: animal husbandry and veterinary science, botany, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, statistics and zoology, or a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, forestry or engineering from a recognized university.


  1. A candidate must have the age between 21 to 32 years on August 1 of 2016. Prescribed age. For OBC the upper age limit is 35, SC and ST the limit is 37 years. Physically Disabled (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic) – 42 years

Jammu & Kashmir Domicile:

General Category: 37 years

OBC: 40 years

SC/ST: 42 years

PH: 50 years

Number of attempts:

General category candidates: 6 attempts

OBC category candidates = 9

SC/ST Candidates = unlimited

Physically Disabled (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic)

General Category: 9 attempts

OBC: 9 attempts

SC/ST: Unlimited

Physical Standards: The candidate must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Civil Services Examination.

UPSC does verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test .Appearing to attempt one of the papers in the UPSC preliminary examination is counted as an attempt but failing to attend is not counted as an attempt. I hope this post is help for you to clear all doubts regarding number of attempts, age limits, educational qualification, UPSC Exam Eligibility, etc. will make fit for UPSC Civil Services Exam (popularly known as IAS exam). For more details about UPSC exam eligibility and number of attempts you can go through UPSC Official Website:

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