Please ensure to check all the UPSC eligibility criteria before filling the UPSC 2018 application form. Anyone who does not satisfy the requirements is not permitted to take up the exam and will not be considered.
- One must be an Indian national citizen in order to contest in the UPSC 2018 exams. Only Indian nationals are recruited to the civil service offices.
- Those who wish to appear for UPSC 2018 must be of good health.
- The candidate appearing for the UPSC 2018 exam must at least be 21 years old and under 32 years of age.
- The upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST candidates and by 3 years for OBC candidates.
- Those attempting the UPSC 2018 exam must have completed a graduate level (bachelor’s) degree in any discipline to be considered eligible.
- Candidates are eligible for the UPSC 2018 exam if they are in the final year of the graduation course and expecting their results. These candidates must provide proof of having appeared for the respective qualifying examination.
- A candidate can attempt the UPSC 2018 exams up to 6 times. The maximum number of attempts is limited to 9 for OBC. There is no restriction or limit for SC/ST candidates to attempt the UPSC 2018 exam.
- Anyone who possesses a professional or technical qualification awarded by the government (equivalent to a technical degree) is eligible to appear for the UPSC 2018 Main CSE exam.
- Candidates who are pursuing the final year of MBBS or similar medical courses and still completing the internship period are also eligible to write the UPSC 2018 exams.
UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2018 for CAPF:
Both Male and Female Candidates are eligible to apply for this post
- The applicant must be a citizen of India for applying for UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant.
- An applicant who is a subject of Nepal or Bhutan can also apply for these posts.
- The age limit for candidates applying for UPSC CAPF is 20 to 25 years.
- For candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe, The upper age limit for UPSC CAPF is relaxable up to a maximum of five years.
- Similarly, for candidates belonging to OBC category up to a maximum of three years is relaxable.
- The applicant must not be born later than1st August 1998 and he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1993.
- Age relaxation up to a maximum of 5 years is available for Candidates who lived in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to the 31st day of December 1989.
A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
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Candidates having better eyesight corrected with glasses are also eligible. Kindly refer to the detailed official notification for various rules for Eye Standard.
Candidates should note that :
- Candidates willing to apply for the examination should confirm that they fulfil all the eligibility requirements as mentioned in CAPF application to appear UPSC CAPF examination.
- Candidate should satisfy all the prescribed eligibility conditions at each stage of the examination.
UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2018 for CSAT:
- Candidates applying should be citizens of India for the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service to satisfy the eligibility criteria for UPSC CSAT 2018.
- Candidates applying should not age less than 21 years and not more than 32 years to satisfy the eligibility criteria for UPSC CSAT 2018.
- In the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category, the upper age limit is relaxable up to five years.
- In the case of OBC candidates, the upper age limit is relaxable up to three years.
- A candidate must be a graduate from a recognized University or a deemed university to satisfy the eligibility criteria for UPSC CSAT 2018.
- Candidates need to hold Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university of central or state legislature or any university established by an Act of parliament or declared to be deemed to be University under section-3 of the UGC Act-1956.
- Candidates are also eligible to attend preliminary exam that is waiting for their final results.
- A candidate who has appeared for the final year of bachelor’s degree and awaiting the result, along with candidates who intend to appear at such qualifying examinations can also apply for UPSC CSAT 2018, provided that they submit their proof of qualification along with the Application Form for the Mains exam.
- A candidate who possesses professional and technical qualification recognized by Government equivalent to the professional and technical degree is also eligible to apply for UPSC CSAT 2018.
- Candidates with technical bachelor’s degrees such as MBBS, B.E are also eligible.
- A candidate who has passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination but has not completed internship by the time of submission of the Application for the Civil Services (Main) Examination is also eligible to apply for UPSC CSAT 2018.
Number of Attempts
- Candidates can apply for a maximum of 6 times for CSAT.
- The Maximum Age limit for Unreserved Candidate is 32 years.
- The candidates belonging to OBC category can apply for a total of nine times.
- This restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Caste and Schedule Tribe candidates.
UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2018 for CDS:
CDS Eligibility Details: Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) is going to conduct Combined Defence Services(CDS) Examination for recruitment of various vacancies under Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. The following are the eligibility details to apply for the Combined Defence Service Exam.
Eligibility Details: In order to be eligible in UPSC CDS, a candidate should clear the following criteria’s so that he can apply for the examination.
A candidate must either be: 1. A citizen of India.2. A subject of Bhutan.3. A subject of Nepal.4. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi Zaire and Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories 2, 3, 4 and 5 above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gurkha subjects of Nepal.
- Educational Qualifications:
For IMA /OTA: A degree from a recognized University or equivalent.For Indian Naval Academy: Bachelor of Engineering.For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10 +2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.
Note: Those candidates who are studying in the final year’s degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination are also eligible to apply.
- Age Limit For IMA: Unmarried male candidates between 19-24 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates between 19-22 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding; the year of examination i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.For Air Force Academy: Unmarried male candidates between 20-24 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for men): Male candidates (married or unmarried) between 19-25 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1994 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.For Officers Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1994 and not later than 1st January 2000.
Note: Male divorcee/widower candidates cannot be treated as unmarried male for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA courses and accordingly they are not eligible for these courses.
- Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination, 2017 as per the guidelines.
UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2018 for IAS:
Candidates must make sure that they fulfil the general eligibility criteria before filling in the application form as eligibility criteria play a major role in filtering the candidates.
The general eligibility criteria that the candidates should fulfil before applying for the UPSC IAS 2018 is mentioned below.
- A candidate must be a citizen of India if aspiring for Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service.
- For services other than IAS and IPS, a candidate must be either:
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling 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 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
A candidate coming under any of the category (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued/recognised by the Government of India.
The candidate might appear in UPSC IAS 2018 exam without submitting the eligibility certificate issued by the Government of India. But, the eligibility certificate must be submitted during the further process.
It is mentioned in the eligibility criteria that the age of the candidate should be between 21 and 32 on the 1st of August, 2018.
Relaxation in the Upper Age limit:
- Up to five years of relaxation is provided for candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
- Up to three years of relaxation is provided for candidates if they belong to OBC Category.
- Up to a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 1st January 1980 to the 31st day of December 1989
- Up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, Hearing Impaired and Orthopaedically handicapped persons.
- Up to a maximum of five years for ex-servicemen if the essential documents are submitted.
- Up to a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Personnel (essential documents have to be submitted).
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- Candidates should be very careful in entering their date of Birth in the UPSC IAS Examination Application Form.
- If any discrepancy is found in the subsequent stages, they would be disqualified.
- The DOB mentioned in the mark sheet of 10h grade or any qualifying exam would be considered as the valid DOB.
- The candidate must hold a degree from any of the recognised university, or possess an equivalent qualification to satisfy the eligibility criteria for UPSC IAS.
- In exceptional cases, the UPSC authorities might consider few candidates who have cleared certain qualifying exams to be eligible for appearing in UPSC IAS.
- If the results of the qualifying exam are not yet released, the candidates are allowed to write the prelims exam.
- In that case, the candidates should submit the result card in the subsequent stage.
Number of Attempts:
- Applying for UPSC Civil Services does not count as an attempt.
- However Appearing for the Preliminary exam ( even applying one paper is considered as an attempt for the UPSC Civil Services exam)
- Candidates belonging to an unreserved category can have a maximum number of 6 attempts.
- Candidates belonging to OBC category have a total number of 9 attempts.
- Physically handicapped candidates belonging to the General Category also have a total number of 9 attempts.
- Candidates belonging to SC/ST category can make any number attempts in the UPSC IAS Exam.
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- Candidates who are in final year and whose results are awaited can also apply for UPSC civil services exam
- Note that the candidates have to produce the required proof of passing their graduation during the application process for Mains examination.
- Candidates having professional or technical degrees are also eligible to apply for UPSC Civil Services Exam.
- Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination but yet to complete their internship by the time of submission of their applications for the Civil Services (Main) Examination, will be provisionally admitted to the Examination provided they submit along with their application a copy of certificate from the concerned authority of the University/Institution that they had passed the requisite final professional medical examination.
- Candidates have to produce at the time of their interview original Degree or a certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University/Institution that they had completed all requirements (including Completion of internship) for the award of the Degree.
- An attempt at the Preliminary Examination shall be deemed to be an attempt for the Civil Services Examination.
- If a candidate actually appears in any one paper in the Preliminary Examination, they shall be deemed to have made an attempt at the Examination.
- The candidates should be physically fit as mentioned by the UPSC.
UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2018 For NDA & NA:
- Must be a citizen of India,
- a subject of Bhutan,
- a subject of Nepal,
- a Tibetan refugee who came to India before the 1st January 1962
with the intention of permanently settling in India,
- a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, East African Countries of Kenya, Burma, SriLanka and, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
Age Limits: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 1999 and not
later than 1st July 2002 are eligible.
- For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: Candidates must be the 12th class pass of school education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
- For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: 12th Class pass of School Education or equivalent with Mathematics and Physics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2018 For SCRA:
Education Qualification: Candidates must be cleared 10+2 and should score a minimum of second division from a Government of India approved Board or University. Candidates should have compulsory subject a Mathematics and at least one subject Chemistry and Physics in the qualifying examination.
Age: Candidates should be a minimum age of 17 years and a maximum of 21 years.
Note: Students should note that age relaxation will be provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories. Confirmed details will be issued after the official notification is released by UPSC in the year 2018.
UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2018 For CISF:
- Candidates should complete four years of regular service in the post of Sub Inspector/ Inspector including the period of training.
- Candidates must have attained the age of 35 years.
UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2018 For IES/ ISS:
Age: Candidates must fall from age in between 21 – 30 Years.
Eligibility Criteria for IES Exam: Candidates must have a Post Graduate Degree in Economics/ Econometrics/ Business Economics or its equivalent qualification obtained from a recognised institution or university.
Eligibility Criteria for ISS Exam: Candidates need to have a Bachelor Degree or Master Degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Applied Statistics.
UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2018 For IFS
- A citizen of India, or
- a subject of Nepal, or
- a subject of Bhutan, or
- a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of
permanently settling in India, or
- a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka, East African
countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
- Candidates should be between 21years to 32 years. He should be attained the age of 21 years and must not be more than 32 years of age.
- Age Relaxation: The OBC candidates are given maximum 3 years of age relaxation while the SC/ST category candidates are given age relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit.
- Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree from a Government Recognised university or Institution.
- Candidates should a Bachelor Degrees in the following subjects:
- Animal Husbandry