UPSC Civil Services Eligibility Criteria 2017

UPSC Civil Services Eligibility Criteria 2017UPSC Civil Services Eligibility Criteria 2017– Union Public Service Commission has declared eligibility criteria of UPSC Civil Services 2017 on February 22. Candidates appeared in prelims examination of UPSC civil services 2017 could fill the application form but before that they needed to read UPSC civil services 2017 eligibility criteria. Candidates were advised to understand the conditions and specific requirements including academic qualification, age and number of attempts, mentioned under UPSC prelims eligibility criteria. Candidates must note that their candidature will get cancelled if they don't meet the UPSC IAS 2017 eligibility criteria and even qualify the recruitment test for UPSC CSE Prelims 2017. The Union Public Service Commission in its official notification of CSE Prelims 2017 has mentioned, "Candidates need to ensure their eligibility criteria for UPSC Civil Services Prelims examination. The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to the UPSC CIcil Services (P) examination. Their admission to all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed UPSC prelims eligibility conditions. Mere issue of admission certificate to the candidate will not imply that his/ her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. The Commission takes up verification of UPSC Civil Services eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/ Personality Test."

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UPSC Civil Services recruitment is carried out in three phases – Preliminary, Mains and Interview. While the first phase, UPSC Civil Services Prelims is just a screening test for shortlisiting candidates, the second phase, UPSC Civil Services Mains is of evaluative nature and is appeared by the candidates who have qualified prelims exam of UPSC civil services 2017. Those candidates, who qualify in the mains round, are called for UPSC Civil Services Interview i.e. the final phase of selection process. Scroll below to know more on UPSC Civil Services eligibility criteria 2017.


UPSC Civil Services Eligibility Criteria 2017


Candidates can check below the eligibility criteria of UPSC Civil Services 2017 to know if they are eligible for the recruitment process–


UPSC Civil Services 2017 Eligibility Criteria: Nationality - Aspirants, applying for Indian Administrative Service and Indian Police Service posts, must be a citizen of India, wherein those applying for other services, can be –

  • A citizen of India

  • A subject of Nepal

  • A subject of Bhutan

  • A Tibetan refugee who came before January 1, 1962 United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

  • A person of Indian origin who 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

UPSC Civil Services 2017 Eligibility: Age Criteria


Candidates should be between age of 21 and 32 years as on August 1, 2017. They  should note be born not earlier than August 2, 1985 and not later than August 1, 1996. Moreover, the upper age limit is relaxable for some categories including SC, ST, OBC and PwD.

  • The maximum relaxation given to candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe is five years.

  • The maximum relaxation given to OBC candidates is three years.

  • The maximum relaxation given to candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989 is five years.

  • The maximum relaxation given to Blind, Hearing  Impaired and Orthopaedically handicapped candidates is ten years. 

UPSC Civil Services Eligibility Criteria 2017: Academic Qualification


Candidates need to be graduate in any stream for appearing UPSC Civil Services examination 2017. Those candidates who will be shortlisted by the Commission for taking the Civil Services (Main) Examination will be required to produce academic proof of passing the requisite examination (Graduation Degree Certificate) with their application for the Mains Examination. Those who fail to produce such academic qualification document according to UPSC IAS eligibility criteria 2017 will not be considered eligble for appearing in UPSC Mains Examination. Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the examination. Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination  but have  not  completed 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.


UPSC Civil Services Eligibility Criteria: Attempts


Candidates appearing at UPSC Civil Services examination shall be permitted a maximum of six attempts, which means the candidates who have appeared for the IAS examination for six times will not be considered eligible for UPSC CSE. Moreover, the OBC candidates can appear for a maximum of nine times and canddiates belonging to SC and ST category are expempted from the attempts clause of UPSC Civil Services exam.


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