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UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2024 – IAS Age Limit, Qualification, Nationality 

Topics Covered: UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2024: Nationality, Age Limit, Age Relaxations, Educational Qualification, Number of Attempts, Restrictions on Applying, and Medical & Physical Standards
The UPSC Civil Service examination is one of the most reputed and popular exams held in the country.  

Along with the prestige, comes a huge competition for the recruitment to the various posts in the civil services which is considered a reason for its competent nature as only a few applicants make it to the final list.  

Given the difficulty level, there is however no change in the number of candidates who apply for the exam each year with sincerity and dedication. 

While hard work is a necessity, before planning to prepare for the exam, it is important for candidates to know about the key aspect of the exam process which is, the UPSC Eligibility criteria.   

Having an in- depth knowledge about the eligibility requirements is the very initial step in the exam procedure as it will ensure your successful application for the exam and avoid any last – minute challenges.  

Therefore, to help you with that, in this page, I will be discussing in detail all the information related to the UPSC Eligibility criteria which includes the nationality, age limit, educational qualifications, number of attempts, age relaxations, medical & physical standards and much more.  

So, without further ado, let’s begin to understand the eligibility criteria for UPSC CSE.  

Table of Content – UPSC Eligibility Criteria for IAS Exam

UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria
Age Limit 21 to 32 years (must not have touched the 32nd year)
Age Relaxation OBC - 3 years
SC/ST - 5 years
PwBD - 10 years
Educational Qualification Graduation (Bachelor)
Number of Attempts General - 06
OBC & PwBD - 09
SC/ST - Unlimited
Nationality Indian Citizens Only

UPSC Exam Eligibility 2024

The official notification for UPSC CSE 2024 has been released on 14th February 2024. The notification contains details related to UPSC eligibility criteria which includes age limit, educational qualifications and nationality.  

The UPSC Exam Eligibility provides the basis which needs to be fulfilled by a candidate to appear for the UPSC CSE exam 2024.    

Talking about the age limit for the UPSC exam, while the minimum age is 21 years, the maximum age is 32 years for candidates. 

Another aspect of UPSC eligibility comprises of required educational qualifications. You must have a bachelor’s degree (graduation) to be eligible to take the IAS exam. 

Apart from that, I will discuss further information, starting with the UPSC exam eligibility of Age Limit.   

The link to pdf providing the latest details of the updated IAS eligibility criteria is attached here. 

Exam Eligibility Criteria for UPSC CSE

UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit

The age limit is a crucial part for the UPSC exam eligibility requirements. According to the UPSC eligibility criteria 2024 as of 01st August 2024, the age limit for candidates belonging to different categories is as follows: 

  • Gen: The minimum age to apply is 21 years, while the maximum age is 32 years for the applicants.   
  • OBC: For candidates from this category, the age limit is 21 years to 35 years.  
  • SC/ST: The age limit for candidates from this category varies from 21 to 37 years.  
  • PwBD: The applicants belonging to this category, the minimal age limit is at 21 years and upper age limit is up to 42 years.   

To provide you an example, in order to apply for UPSC CSE 2023, the candidate must have been born not earlier than presumably 2nd August 1992 and not later than 1st August 2003.   

UPSC IAS Updated Age Limit Summary
Category Minimum Age Relaxation Maximum Age
General 21 Years No Relaxation 32 Years
OBC 21 Years 32+3 Years 35 Years
SC/ST 21 Years 32+5 Years 37 Years
Physically disabled (Blind, Deaf-mute, Orthopedically handicapped) 21 Years 32+10 Years 42 Years
Ex-serviceman discharged from duty due to disability General: 21 Years 32+3 Years 35 Years
OBC: 21 Years 32+3+3 Years 38 Years
SC/ST: 21 Years 32+3+5 Years 40 Years
Ex-serviceman discharged after 5 years duty General: 21 Years 32+5 Years 37 Years
OBC: 21 Years 32+5+3 Years 40 Years
SC/ST: 21 Years 32+5+5 Years 42 Years
For the various categories of SC/ST/OBC/others, various age limit relaxations have been provided which we will look into in the subsequent section. 
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UPSC Age Limit Relaxations for ST/SC/OBC

  1. The candidates who belong to SC or ST category, there is an age relaxation of up to a maximum of 5 years.  
  2. For category from OBC category, the age relaxation is up to a maximum of 3 years.  
  3. In case you are Defence Services personnel and got disabled while in combat with a hostile foreign country or in a disturbed area and are released, an age relaxation of up to a maximum of 3 years is given.  
  4. For applicants who are an ex-serviceman, Commissioned Officer, or SSCO/ECO, having served 5 years in the Military and are released, there is an age relaxation of 5 years.  
      • This holds true for completion of service assignments, including the ones that are due to be completed within a year from the 1st of August 2024, other than the way of discharge or dismissal on account of inefficiency or misconduct, or on account of being physically disabled due to military service, or on being invalid.  
      • A 5-year relaxation is given if you are an ECO/SSCO having completed an initial assignment period of 5 years of military service as of the 1st of August 2024, but the assignment has been extended beyond the 5 years period.  
      • In such cases the Ministry of Defence issues certificates through which you can apply for civil employment. Through them, you can be released on a 3 months’ notice period in case of selection, from the date of receipt of the appointment offer.  
    1. In case you are a candidate from PwBD category, i.e., deaf-mute, or blind, or orthopedically handicapped person, relaxation up to a maximum of 10 years is granted.   

Special Case Scenarios

The UPSC has shared some special case scenarios for Age Limit Eligibility through its official notification (link provided below):  

    • If you belong to any of the categories of ST/SC/OBC and also under the category of ex-servicemen/blind/deaf-mute/orthopedically handicapped etc, you will be eligible for the grant of cumulative age relaxation under both the categories.  
    • For age relaxation on the basis of physical disability, you need to meet the physical and medical standards under the category of PwBD by the government. You need a certificate of disability issued by the govt. or a valid appointing authority.  
    • The term Ex – servicemen will apply to the person who are defined so by the Ex – servicemen (Re – employment in Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time.  

You can check the exam dates for UPSC 2024 by referring to the latest notification for UPSC CSE.

With that, the section of UPSC Age Limit 2024 comes to an end. Now, let’s move to another aspect of eligibility criteria, which is the UPSC Educational Qualification.  

UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria: Minimum Educational Qualification

The minimum UPSC qualification is candidates must hold a Graduation Degree from a recognized University.

Exam Education Qualification
Civil Service Exam • You should have a bachelor’s degree certificate recognized by the govt or possess an equivalent qualification.

• In the case that you possess a professional or technical bachelor’s degree like BE or MBBS recognized by the govt, you’d be considered eligible to appear for the UPSC exam.

An important point to note here is that the bachelor’s degree of the candidate must be recognized from any university as follows: 

  • Incorporated by an Act of the State and Central Legislature of India,  
  • or any institute of education established by an Act of the Parliament of India,  
  • or one that is declared to be a deemed university under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act of 1956.   

If you want to cover the important topics for CSE syllabus, you can check the recommended books for UPSC Prelims and UPSC Mains booklist.   

Regarding the eligibility criteria, there are some exceptions in the educational qualifications that the candidates must be aware of: 

Some Exceptions:

  1. Final year of your graduation –  
      • In case you are in your final year of college or are intending to appear for the final examination of your bachelor’s degree course, and are awaiting the results of the same, you are eligible to apply for the prelims exam of the CSE. 
      • In case you clear the UPSC prelims round and are planning to appear for the Mains exam, you’d need to produce the proof of your graduation by attaching your bachelor passing certificate to your application for the Mains exams.
  2. Graduation from other universitiesIn exceptional cases, the UPSC may allow you to appear for the IAS exams even if you do not have a graduation degree from the universities as listed above but have passed your final year exam from any other institute, the standard of which is approved by UPSC to appear for the CSE.
  3. Technical and Professional QualificationsIf you possess professional and technical qualifications which are recognized by the govt. as equivalent to professional and technical degree, you will be eligible for this exam.  
  4. Final exam of MBBS/ Medical courseIn case you have passed the final exam of your MBBS course or any other medical course but are yet to complete your internship, then:  
    • You will still be provisionally allowed to appear for UPSC Mains, if you submit a copy of the certificate from your university/institute of having passed the final medical exam along with your application.  
    • In this case, you need to possess an original degree or a certificate from your university attesting that you have completed what is needed (including the completion of internship) for the award of the degree during the Interview round.  

To know more about the nature of examination, you can take a look the UPSC previous year question papers 

That concludes this section, let’s move to the section on the number of attempts. 

UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria: Number of Attempts

For candidates belonging to different categories, the provision for number of attempts to sit for UPSC exam is as follows:

    • The candidates belonging to the general category are granted a maximum of 6 attempts.  
    • For the OBC candidates, a maximum of 9 attempts, & for the ST/SC candidates, an unlimited number of attempts.  
    • The maximum number of attempts for the category of PwBD General and OBC candidates is 9 attempts, whereas, for the ones from the ST/SC categories, the number of attempts is unlimited.  

To provide a better perspective, I have mentioned all the information about the number of attempts in the table below.

Category Maximum Age (should not have touched the age of:)
General 6
OBC 9
SC/ST As many as he/she can until upper age limit reached
Physically disabled General: 9 attempts
(Blind, Deaf-mute, Orthopedically handicapped) OBC: 9
SC/ST: As many as he/she can until upper age limit reached
Ex-serviceman discharged from duty due to disability As per categories mentioned above, i.e., Gen, OBC, SC/ST, Disabled
Ex-serviceman discharged after 5 years duty As per categories mentioned above, i.e., Gen, OBC, SC/ST, Disabled
Knowing more about trends in UPSC cutoff in last few years will help you assess the difficulty level of this exam.

UPSC IAS Exam Eligibility: Nationality

To appear for the UPSC IAS exams you need to be a citizen of India, for all other services, you must be either: 

  1. A citizen of India,
  2. Or a subject of Nepal,
  3. Or a subject of Bhutan,
  4. Or a refugee from Tibet that came to India before the 1st of January 1962 with the intention of settling in India permanently.
  5. Or an individual with Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African countries of Uganda, Zambia, Zaire, Kenya, the united republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, & Vietnam, with the purpose of settling permanently in India.

Note:  

  • If you belong to categories b), c), d), and e), then you’d need a certificate issued by the govt. of India to be eligible.  
  • Also belonging to the b), c), d), and e). Categories will bar you from being eligible to be appointed to the Indian Foreign Services. 

Note: In case that you need to produce an eligibility certificate from the govt., you shall be allowed to appear for the exam, but your appointment may only be granted when you have submitted the aforenoted eligibility certificate issued by the Indian Government.  

You can check the IAS Officer Salary to know details like allowances, salary structure and perks associated with the job.  

Let’s move on to the section on UPSC IAS Age Limit Criteria. 

UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria: Restrictions on Applying for the Examination

  1. If you are already appointed to the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) or Indian Foreign Services (IFS) on the result sheets of an earlier exam and also continue to be a member of any of the 2 services, then you will not be eligible to appear in the exams that particular year.
  2. If you are already appointed to the Indian Police Services (IPS) on the result sheets of an earlier exam and continue to be an IPS officer, then you will not be eligible to opt for the IPS in the exams for the particular year. 

You can also check the UPSC preparation page for Commerce & Management which I have provided to help you prepare for the exam effectively.  

UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria: Medical and Physical Standards

You must make sure that you are physically fit and capable for the job as tasking as that of an IAS officer. For that, you’d need to match up to the physical standards for admission to Civil Services Examination, 2024.

These standards are decided on as per the guidelines given in Appendix-III of Rules for Examination published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary.

Conclusion

We have finally arrived at the end of the section. On this page, we have discussed all details related to UPSC eligibility criteria including the age limit, educational qualifications, nationality and relaxations granted.

Now, it’s time for me to bid you farewell. I wish you all the best for your exam preparation. 

Stay motivated!! 

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FAQs: UPSC Eligibility Criteria for IAS Exam

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    How many attempts can I give for the UPSC exam?

    The total number of attempts is allotted to candidates based on different categories which are as follows: 

    • Candidates belonging to the General category can appear for a maximum of 6 attempts.   
    • The maximum number of attempts for candidates from OBC category is 9,   
    • For candidates from SC/ST/ PWD category there is no limit on the number of attempts till their respective upper age limits.   
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    What are the UPSC Educational Qualification Requirements?

    To be eligible for the IAS exam, a candidate needs to have a graduation degree from any stream. The degree accorded should be of a university recognized by the Government of India as a legitimate university. 

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    What is the Age Limit for UPSC General category candidates?

    For candidates belonging to General Category, the age limit for UPSC CSE for is specified as follows: 

    • The lower age limit is 21 years.  
    • The upper age limit is 32 years.  

    An important point to note here is there are no age relaxation granted for candidates from General Category.  

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    Are there any age relaxations in UPSC for female candidates? 

    No, for UPSC exam, the female candidates are not granted any kind of age relaxation. However, women are exempted from exam fee in the application process.  

    If you want to know about the age relaxation criteria of the UPSC, you can check it out in the article I have written above. 

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    What is the age limit for UPSC Civil Services Exam? 

    Talking about UPSC exam eligibility, the applicants are required to meet the following criteria: 

    • The minimum age limit required to appear for the IAS is 21 years for candidates of all categories. Whereas the maximum age limit for candidates belonging to different categories is specified as follows: 
    • The upper age limit for candidates from General category is 32 years 
    • The maximum age for candidates from OBC category is 35 years 
    • The age limit for SC/ST category candidates is 37 years.  
    • Whereas the uppermost from candidates from  PwBD category is 42 years.  

     

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    Is there any reservation for ex-servicemen in the Civil Services Exam? 
    • Yes, there are reservations for ex-servicemen in the Civil Services Exam. As per the UPSC exam eligibility, the upper age limits of ex-servicemen are extended by a few years.   
    • The maximum UPSC age limit criteria for ex-servicemen have been divided between two different categories of ex-servicemen.  
    • The first being “Ex-serviceman discharged from duty due to disability” and the other being, “Ex-serviceman discharged after 5 years duty”. 
    • For category of “Ex-serviceman discharged from duty due to disability”, the upper age limit for General candidates is 35 years, for OBC, it is 38 years, and for SC/ST, it is 40 years.  
    • For category of “Ex-serviceman discharged after 5 years duty”, the upper age limit for General candidates is 37 years, for OBC, it is 40 years, and for SC/ST, it is 42 years. 
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    Is a diploma holder eligible for UPSC? 

    No, a diploma holder is not eligible to appear for the UPSC Civil services exam, as the UPSC candidates must have at least a graduation degree before applying for the exam.  

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    Can 12th passed students apply for the UPSC recruitment? 

    No. It is not possible for a 12th passed student to apply for the IAS exam, as the minimum UPSC qualification for educational requirements is of being a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from a government-recognized university.  

     You can take a look at the process of the UPSC apply online. 

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    Is there a minimum percentage required in graduation for the IAS exam?
    No, there is no minimum percentage needed to score in your graduation as you only require a Bachelor’s degree from a government recognized university. It includes any technical or professional degree recognized by the government like B.Tech, BE or MBBS.

103 Comments
  1. S R Bej

    B pharm candidate to apply IAS/IPS?

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi SR Bej,
      Yes, you are eligible. Any graduate can apply for any post in UPSC CSE exam.

      Reply
      • RAVIKANT

        Hello sir I apply for ups form.i study in MCA(mater of computer application).

        Reply
        • admin

          Hello Ravikant,
          Yes, you are eligible for UPSC CSE Examination.

          Reply
          • Yogesh

            Sir presently I m serving in army from 7 years ….if I applies for exam..should I need any certificate from our organisation to get benefits of ex servicemen Quota ??? …..

          • admin

            Hello Yogesh,
            Yes, you would need an NOC as well as experience certificate from your previous organization i.e. ARMY. in case of ex servicemen, the documentation is lengthy. It might also include character certificate.

          • Asraful islam

            Hello sir I am asraful islam i complete 3year degree of B. A I will eligible to upsc

          • admin

            Hello Asraful,
            Yes, you are eligible for UPSC exam. You should have only final year graduation degree.

      • Sooat Singh

        Is there is age relaxation for ex servicemen in UPSC exam at par with the other exams. I'm 45 years old ex servicemen.
        Can I appear in UPSC exams

        Reply
        • admin

          Hi Sooat,
          As per the eligibility criteria mandated by UPSC, the maximum age limit granted to an ex-serviceman from the reserved category is 42 years. Therefore, you are not eligible to apply for UPSC exam.

          Reply
      • Nithya

        Yes I am interested I upsc exam

        Reply
    • Farman Mallik

      What about a student in final year of his / her medical degree exams nd the internship is left too can they apply ..?

      Reply
      • admin

        Hi Farman,
        You are eligible if you are in the last year of your medical degree course provided that you have attained 21 years of age.

        Reply
        • Komal Tejram Sontakke

          Sir without degree certificate can I eligible for upsc prilims & provisional degree is valid for upsc mains &interview

          Reply
          • admin

            Hi Komal,
            You must have the final year marksheet, only then you can apply for the UPSC exam.

      • Reema

        Hello sir my birth date is 11/7/1989 and and I am in OBC category.
        I have attend exam before 7 years and I couldn't clear ..
        Due to my personal problems I didn't try again . Can I write my exam in2024??

        Reply
        • admin

          Hi Reema,
          Yes, you are eligible for UPSC 2024 Exam.

          Reply
          • Rahul

            सर मेरे इंटर में मार्क्स 60% से कम है तो क्या यूपीएससी के एग्जाम दे सकता हूं

          • admin

            Hi Rahul,
            Yes, you are eligible for UPSC examination 2024. You should have only your final year graduation Marksheet.

      • Sandeep Yadav

        Sir presently I m serving in army from 16 years ….if I applies for exam..should I need any certificate from our organisation to get benefits of ex servicemen Quota ???

        Reply
        • admin

          Hi Sandeep,
          Yes, You will need NOC/Discharge certificate from services/or something like this which is issued by the defence services.

          Reply
    • Adarsh

      Yesssss

      Reply
    • Pratik Das

      Sir can you please tell me that after completing my Diploma & BE in Electrical Engineering am I eligible for UPSC CSE??

      Reply
      • admin

        Hello Pratik,
        Yes, you are eligible. Any graduate can apply for any post in UPSC CSE exam.
        According to official notification the UPSC Age limit for general category is 21 to 32 years as of 1st August of the year of examination.

        Reply
    • 8861447879

      Hi sir i m shivaputra a kumbar

      Reply
      • admin

        Hello Shivaputra,
        Please clarify your query.

        Reply
        • Kartikey

          Hello Sir I have Completed CS Professional Level Of Company secretary exams
          Am i eligible for upsc exam ?

          Reply
          • admin

            Hello Kartikey,
            Yes, you are eligible to attempt the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) exam after completing the professional programme of the Company Secretary (CS) course.

    • Shaik subhani

      I was completed BA & EX service mam my age 36
      Can I eligible for upsc

      Reply
      • admin

        Hi Shaik,
        See UPSC age relaxation is 5 yrs, i.e. 32+5=37, So you are eligible for the UPSC exam.

        Reply
  2. S.VENGOBARAO

    MY NAME IS S.VENGOBARAO MY AGE IS 34 IAM ELIGIABLE TO UPSC EXAM MY CASTE IS MARATTA NON BRAMIN BC

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello S.Vengobarao,
      If you belong to OBC (which you must know better), then you are eligible, otherwise not.

      Reply
      • Vanisri

        Sir, if a SSC JE civil engineer job holder with diploma qualification can eligible for upsc exam?

        Reply
        • admin

          Hello Vanisri,
          No, you are not eligible for UPSC CSE exam. As the basic eligibility requirements of the UPSC is to complete your graduation and have a degree in bachelors.

          Reply
      • Pratik Das

        Sir can you please tell me that a student whose parents have taken divorce is eligible for UPSC CSE Examination
        ??

        Reply
        • admin

          Hello Pratik,
          Yes, you are eligible for UPSC CSE Examination. There is no issues if your parents have taken divorce.

          Reply
        • Sabreen

          Hlo. I m degree discontinued one so, am i eligible for UPSC

          Reply
          • admin

            Hello Sabreen,
            Please clarify your query.

    • Prashant

      Hai Sir ! I'm Prashant. My Date of Birth is 05/06/1995 Then How many Attempts do I have, I'm belongs to OBC category

      Reply
      • admin

        Hello Prashant,
        The maximum number of attempts for the category OBC is 9 Attempts.

        Reply
  3. Happy

    Hello my name happy
    My age 30 general
    How many chances to exams
    I am apply in hindi

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Happy,
      According to official notification you have only 2 attempts left for UPSC Examination. As the Age limit for general category is 21 to 32 years as of 1st August of the year of examination.

      Reply
  4. Pratik Das

    Sir can you please tell me that a student with single parent is eligible for UPSC CSE Examination??
    My mother has taken divorce from my father after my birth and currently I am staying with my mother and my grandparents. So am I eligible for UPSC CSE??
    Please tell me

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Pratik,
      Yes, you are eligible for UPSC CSE Examination. There is no issues if you live with your Mother & Grandparents.

      Reply
      • Pratik Das

        Sir can you please tell me that what should I write in UPSC CSE form at the place of father's details or should I leave it blank because my mother has taken divorce from my father after my birth and I have not seen my father. So please tell me that what should I write at the place of father's details or should I leave it blank??

        Reply
        • admin

          Hello Pratik,
          See, your father's name must be written in your documents and certificates, then you can fill the same name in the UPSC CSE form.
          If you have any doubts or concerns about filling out the form or need further guidance, you can contact me on this number 9999466225.

          Reply
    • Savita

      Hi.
      Myself Savita. I am a B.Arch graduate and I am a covid widow. Presently I am 40 years of age. Am I eligible for UPSC or any other civil service exams? Please give me a brief about it

      Reply
      • admin

        Hello Savita,
        The eligibility criteria regarding the age limit to apply for UPSC CSE is as follows:

        If you belong to General Category, then the age limit is 32 years.
        If you are a candidate from OBC category, then age limit is 35 years.
        For SC/ST category, the age limit is 37 years of age.
        If you are a person with disability, then the age limit is 42 years.

        Therefore, you are not eligible for UPSC exam unless you are a candidate from Pwd Category.
        I suggest you to apply for other state civil services exams like UKPCS, where you are eligible in terms of age limit.

        Reply
  5. SHIVASHANKARA N

    HI EVERYONE.

    I Belong to SC category and what is the upper age limit to Apply for UPSC exams?

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Shivashankara,
      You have up to maximum of 5 years age relaxation for UPSC examination.

      Reply
  6. Gurnam singh

    Sir, myself Gurnam singh I am preparing for english teacher and now I am studying in BA . sir can you tell me about different types of courses which are best for me. Sir I hope you will be reply to me . Thanking you

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Gurnam,
      It is not possible to solve your Query here. Kindly connect with me on 9999466225 regarding your Queries.

      Reply
  7. Naveen Kumar

    hi
    i am Naveen my state Telangana my age is 34 Disabled person Hearing can i eligible UPSC exam

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Naveen,
      Yes, you are eligible. As per the official notification, the candidates who belong to PwBD category are eligible for age relaxation upto 10 years.

      Reply
  8. Amit

    sir, i am working in PSU as Clerk but my age is 39 years old i want to apply for UPSC exam so please tell can i apply for upsc exam. i can get relaxation in age and also a belongs to SC category. Therefore total 32+5=37 minimum so please tell extra age relaxation in govt. job

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Amit,
      See age relaxation is only 5 yrs, i.e. 32+5=37. So you cannot give UPSC exam but you can give exam of various STATE SERVICES. You can research State services there are some states in which you can apply till 42 yrs.

      Reply
  9. Neeraj

    HI i am neeraj & want to apply the exam so please provide the up coming exam details.

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Neeraj,
      Happy to see that you are preparing for UPSC CSE Examination. It is not possible to solve your Query here.
      Kindly connect with me on 9999466225 regarding your Queries.

      Reply
  10. Mahendra tumsare

    My birth date is 20/07/1988 can you apply for upsc 2024 kindly reply sir.

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Mahendra,
      The eligibility criteria regarding the age limit to apply for UPSC CSE is as follows:

      If you belong to General Category, then the age limit is 32 years.
      If you are a candidate from OBC category, then age limit is 35 years.
      For SC/ST category, the age limit is 37 years of age.
      If you are a person with disability, then the age limit is 42 years.

      If you have any doubts or concerns about eligibility or need further guidance, you can connect with me on this number 9999466225.

      Reply
  11. Sneka

    Thanks for the opportunity 😌

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Sneka,
      I appreciate that you found our Information insightful for Your UPSC exam preparation.

      Reply
  12. Santosh Kumar Gupta

    Mera date off birth 20 January 1984 hai UPSC mein apply kar sakta hun

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Santosh,
      No, you are not eligible for UPSC CSE Exam 2024. As per the official notification the age limit is as follows:

      General: 21 years to 32 years for the applicants
      OBC: the age limit is 21 years to 35 years
      SC/ST: 21 to 37 years
      PwBD: the minimum age limit is 21 years to 42 years

      Reply
  13. RESHMA G K

    Sir, can you please confirm; now my age is to 32 and my category will come under OBC. for OBC candidates it's 35 age limit. if i applied UPSC i should submit OBC certificate ?

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Reshma,
      While, you are not required to submit OBC certificate in the UPSC Registration Form, however you must have the certificate as UPSC checks the documents for verification during the Interview.

      Reply
      • naina

        Has the UPSC age limit been changed?

        Reply
        • admin

          Hello Naina,
          No, there is no change instructed by the UPSC in the age limit for candidates to apply for the CSE. While the lower age limit to apply for the exam is same for all candidates, i.e., 21 years. However, the upper age limit is different for various categories, for eg., for General category candidates, the maximum age limit is 32 years.

          To know the age limit provided for different categories, you can go through the page.

          Reply
  14. durga

    My self Durga Age is 25 years completed btech cse but working as a hr industry ..but i have an goal i want become an IAS officer there is no proper support and guidence to me .i am eligible for IAS UPSC Exam.

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Durga,
      Yes, you are eligible for UPSC 2024.
      If you have any doubts or concerns about eligibility or need further guidance, you can connect with me on this number 9999466225.

      Reply
      • Sukhram yadav

        lochomoter disable
        RPwD act 2016
        kya main 42 year Tak applicable ho sakta hun

        Reply
        • admin

          Hi Sukhram,
          As per the official UPSC Eligibility Criteria, the minimum age limit for Candidates who belong to PwBD Category is 21 years and the upper age limit is up to 42 years.

          Reply
  15. Suyash Malik

    hello,

    i am an overseas citizen of india having completed my school education from india and am 21 years old. am i eligible for appearing for the upsc exam?

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Suyash,
      If you have an Indian passport then you will be eligible for the exam. If not, you have to contact UPSC through RTI to get clarity on their rules concerning OCI

      Reply
  16. Neeraj

    Hello,

    My DOB is 12th Mar 1989 and belong to OBC category. I could not apply to UPSC earlier due to personal/finanical issue. Could you please confirm if I am still eligible for UPSC 24 (considering application form date -> 14 February 2024 to 5 March 2024) ?

    Thanks,
    Neeraj

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Neeraj,
      No, as per the UPSC eligibility criteria, you are not eligible to appear for UPSC 2024 exam because you will have passed the age limit before 01 August 2024.

      Reply
  17. Sushil Chaubey

    General Candidates can give upsc exam every year?

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Sushil,
      As per the eligibility criteria mandated by UPSC, the General candidates must be within 21 to 32 years of age and the total number of attempts to appear for the exam is 6.

      Reply
  18. Subhadra Biswas

    Hello, myself Subhadra Biswas, I am GNM Nursing candidate, can I apply for civil service?

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Subhadra,
      You must check whether a GNM diploma is recognized as an equivalent to bachelors degree, then you can apply for the exam. If that is not the case, then shall not be eligible to apply for UPSC CSE.

      Reply
  19. soniyaabc

    Can I give IAS exam at the age of 40?

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Soniya,
      As per the eligibility criteria mandated by UPSC, the candidates from different categories must be within the following age limit to appear for UPSC exam:
      1. The candidates from General category should be between 21 to 32 years of age.
      2. For OBC category, the age limit of candidates is between 21 to 35 years of age
      3. For SC/ST candidates, the age limit is between 21 to 37 years of age.
      4. The candidates from PwBD must be within age limit of 21 to 42 years of age.

      Reply
  20. abdul

    sir/madam i'm btech Artificial Intelligence and data science graduate i had a statistics paper am i eligible for iss oficer

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Abdul,
      Yes, you are eligible for the UPSC examination 2024. You should have only your final graduation marksheet.

      Reply
  21. Karan

    What are the category – wise age relaxations provided to candidates in IAS 2024 application?

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Karan,
      The age relaxation provided for candidates based on different categories is as follows:

      1. For candidates from OBC category, with relaxation of 3 years, the maximum age limit is 35 years.
      2. The candidates from SC/ST category are granted 5 years of age relaxation, the maximum age limit is 37 years.
      3. For PwBD candidates, the relaxation of 10 years is granted, the maximum age limit is 42 years.

      Reply
  22. Mohammad

    What is the maximum age to join UPSC?

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Mohammad,
      The minimum age for all candidates to appear for UPSC exam is 21 years. The upper age limit for candidates from different categories to eligible for UPSC CSE is as follows:

      1. For General category, the candidates must not be more than 32 years of age.
      2. For OBC category, the maximum age limit is 35 years.
      3. For candidates from SC/ST category, the age limit must not exceed 37 years.
      4. The candidates from PwBD category should not be more than 42 years of age.

      To know more in detail, the maximum age limit prescribed for all categories, you can go through the page.

      Reply
  23. Sahil

    What is provision of age relaxation in UPSC? I am 23 years old so can I select the option?

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Sahil,
      Yes, you can select the option, If you from one of the reserved categories s, i.e., SC/ST/PwBD/OBC categories, then you shall be granted age relaxation as follows:
      • For OBC candidates, there is an age relaxation of 3 years.
      • For SC/ST candidates, there is an age relaxation of 5 years.
      • For PwBD candidates, there is an age relaxation of 10 years granted.

      Reply
  24. Tulsi

    How many UPSC attempts are allowed?

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Tulsi,
      Ans. The number of attempts that a candidate can give in UPSC CSE is based on different categories:

      • For candidates from General category, the maximum number of attempts are 6.
      • For candidates for OBC category, total 9 attempts are granted.
      • The candidates from the SC/ST category, unlimited number of attempts are provided.
      • For PwBD, the maximum number of attempts is 9.

      Reply
  25. Hansika

    Will UPSC reduce age limit in 2024?

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Hansika,
      No, there are no changes introduced in the age limit criteria for UPSC 2024.

      Reply
  26. Tohid

    Hello,
    My Date of birth 06.05.1993.
    But i want to give UPSC 2025 exam.
    Am I eligible for next year exam.

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Tohid,
      No, you are eligible to give UPSC exam in 2025.
      To apply for UPSC CSE 2025, the candidate must have been born not earlier than presumably 02nd August 1993 and not later than 01st August 2004.

      Reply
  27. ABHIJEET SINGH

    My self Dr. ABHIJEET SINGH I work as upsc cms medical officer
    Sir My question is that I belong to OBC category but after joining this service I want to prepare for upsc CSE in that case I treated as creamy layer or OBC category please tell presently I m 28 years old so know how many attempt are left

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Abhijeet,
      Since you belong to the OBC category, you shall be granted a total of 9 attempts and an age relaxation of 3 years, which makes the upper age limit of 35 years. Taking your age into consideration, you have total of 7 attempts to appear for the UPSC CSE.

      Reply
  28. Mahima Kasare

    I’m 47 years old from SC category, can i appear for UPSC Exam?? or any other Government Exam??

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Mahima,
      The eligibility criteria regarding the age limit to apply for UPSC CSE are as follows:

      • If you belong to General Category, then the age limit is 32 years.
      • If you are a candidate from OBC category, then age limit is 35 years.
      • For the SC/ST category, the age limit is 37 years of age.
      • If you are a person with disability, then the age limit is 42 years.

      Therefore, you are not eligible for the UPSC exam. I suggest you to apply for UKPCS, as the upper age limit given for SC candidates is 47 years, but you must carefully go through the latest notification to check if you are eligible to apply.

      Reply
  29. Yasiii

    I have done diploma in Electrical engineering after my 10th board, and then i have done bachelors in Electrical engineering after diploma,
    Am i eligible for upsc

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Yasiii,
      Therefore, you are eligible for the UPSC exam. The eligibility criteria regarding the age limit to apply for UPSC CSE are as follows:

      • If you belong to General Category, then the age limit is 32 years.
      • If you are a candidate from OBC category, then age limit is 35 years.
      • For the SC/ST category, the age limit is 37 years of age.
      • If you are a person with disability, then the age limit is 42 years.

      Reply
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