We have come up with latest information and eligibility criteria about UPSC Civil Services Exam. This article covers all the required criteria for UPSC Civil Services that are to be met by the aspirants such as Age limit, educational requirements. We are also giving our readers valuable information about the total number of attempts of exam which are permitted by UPSC.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR UPSC CIVIL SERVICES:
(i) NATIONALITY FOR UPSC CIVIL SERVICES:
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of setting permanently in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from, Srilanka, Pakistan, Burma, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
(ii) AGE LIMITS FOR UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAM:
(iii) up to a maximum of three years for Defence Services personnel disabled in operations in a disturbed are or during hostilities with any foreign country and released as a consequence thereof:
(iv) up to a maximum of five years for ex-servicemen which includes Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs after rendering at least five years Military Service as on 1st August 2017 have been released (i) on completion of assignment, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or (iii) on invalided.
(v) up to a maximum of five years for ECOs/SSCOs who completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, 2017 and got their assignment extended beyond five years and but have a certificate issued by the Ministry of Defence that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three month’s notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
(vi) up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of Low Vision and Hearing Impaired persons.
(iii) MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR UPSC:
The candidate for UPSC Civil Services must have a Bachelor’s degree. Candidate of Forest Services shoud be graduate with at least one of the subjects namely Botany, Chemistry, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Mathematics, Geology, Physics, Statistics, and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Agriculture, or in Engineering of any of Universities established by an Act of the State or Central Legislature in India or any educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or which is declared to be deemed as a University under Sec.3 of the U.G.C. Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification
(iv) TOTAL NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS FOR UPSC CIVIL SERVICES:
Every eligible candidate shall be given six attempts at the UPSC civil services examination. This restriction will not apply in the case of eligible Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates. The number of attempts permissible to candidates of eligible Other Backward Classes, will be nine.
A physically handicapped will get same no. attempts as are available to other nonphysically handicapped candidates of his or her community. But a physically handicapped candidate of a General Category shall be eligible for nine attempts.