Check the latest information on UPSC Exam eligibility for 2019 as per UPSC Notification of 2018. Detail of required eligibility criteria for the exam is to be met by the aspirants such as Age limit, educational requirements etc. We are also giving our readers other valuable information like the total number of attempts of the exam which are permitted by UPSC etc.
UPSC EXAM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 2018-2019
(i) Nationality As First Eligibility for IAS Exam
First eligibility for UPSC exam is the nationality.
(ii) AGE LIMITS FOR UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAM:
(a) Let’s talk about next eligibility of UPSC exam, which is age criteria
Same has been confirmed by the Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh in Rajya Sabha on 03 August 2018 that upper age limit is 32 years as on 1 August 2018 for aspirants of UPSC 2018 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 2018 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, 2018 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:
Third eligibility criteria for UPSC Exam is graduation degree.
The candidate for UPSC Civil Services must have a Bachelor’s degree. Yes, if you are planning to appear in UPSC exam, these eligibility criteria demand a degree of graduation. You can be graduate from any discipline and at the same time, you are free to choose any subject as an optional for the UPSC exam. Click here for List of optional paper & syllabus.
If you are applying for forest Services, this eligibility of having a graduate degree is applicable to you but you should have 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.
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(iv) TOTAL NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS FOR UPSC CIVIL SERVICES:
Since 1984, maximum attempts have been restricted as an eligibility criterion for UPSC Exam.
Every eligible candidate shall be given six attempts at the UPSC exams. 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.
Eligibility criteria in terms of the number of attempts permitted to a physically handicapped are same as are available to other nonphysically handicapped candidates of his or her community. Both will get the same no. attempts. But a physically handicapped candidate of a General Category shall be eligible for nine attempts.
NOTES RELATED TO ELIGIBILITY:
(v) PHYSICAL STANDARDS FOR UPSC:
Last but not the least, Fitness as eligibility for UPSC exam.