UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Check Age Limit, Attempts, Qualification
IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021 - UPSC will release the eligibility criteria of IAS 2021 in its official notification anytime soon. Interested candidates have to meet IAS exam 2021 eligibility criteria before filling UPSC IAS application form. IAS eligibility criteria 2021 consists of nationality, IAS exam age limit, educational qualification for IAS, number of attempts etc. As per UPSC IAS exam eligibility 2021, candidates' IAS exam age age limit must be between 21 to 32 years and in terms educational qualification for IAS candidates must hold a graduation degree. UPSC IAS exam is conducted to recruit candidates for administrative posts in Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and Indian Police Service (IPS) etc. UPSC IAS 2021 notification will be released anytime soon. Check more details related to IAS 2021 eligibility criteria here.
Latest Updates: UPSC is going to release the UPSC CSE application form 2021 soon. Prepare UPSC civil services exam 2021 syllabus and solve previous year's UPSC papers to prepare well.
IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Nationality
As per the eligibility criteria of IAS exam 2021, only Indian nationals are eligible to apply for the UPSC IAS exam. The details nationality norms are mentioned below:
A candidate must be a citizen of India.
Refugees belonging to neighboring countries who have a valid certificate of nationality and intend to stay in the country are also eligible to apply for the IAS exam.
IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Age Limit
As mentioned in the IAS 2021 eligibility criteria, a candidate IAS exam age limit must be between 21 to 32 years of age as on August 1, 2021. UPSC also provides IAS exam age relaxations to candidates belonging to reserved category. From the following table, candidates can check the relaxation policy as per the category.
IAS Age Relaxation 2021
No age relaxation
Defense Services Personnel, who got disabled during operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence
Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers (CO) and ECOs/SSCOs who will render at least five years Military Service as on August 1, 2021, and have been released
ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August 2021
In the following cases:
Candidates ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir from January 1, 1981, to December 31, 1989.
IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Educational Qualification
As per the education qualification for IAS, Candidates must hold a graduation degree in any discipline from a reputed university.
Candidates who are awaiting their final result of the graduation can also apply as per IAS 2021 eligibility criteria.
There is no such IAS exam eligibility percentage to appear for the exam.
Candidates who hold a professional and technical degree are also eligible to apply for the UPSC IAS exam.
IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Number of Attempts
From the following table, candidates can check the number of attempts as mentioned in the eligibility criteria of IAS exam.
UPSC IAS exam Number of Attempts
UPSC Civil Services Age Limit
Number of Attempts
SC and ST
Unlimited (Up to age limit)
General Physically Disabled
OBC Physically Disabled
SC and ST Physically Disabled
Unlimited (Up to achieving the maximum age limit)
Disabled servicemen (General)
Disabled servicemen (OBC)
Disabled servicemen (SC and ST)
Candidates who are not eligible to apply for UPSC Civil Services 2021
As per the eligibility criteria of IAS 2021, those candidates who are already serving in the Indian Administrative Services/Indian Foreign Services, cannot appear in the exam.
Candidates appointed into the Indian Police Service (IPS) who are serving as a member of that service also can not appear for the Indian Police Service exam in Civil Services Examination.
UPSC Civil Services Eligibility Criteria 2021
UPSC IAS Application Form 2021
UPSC will release the application form anytime soon at its official website. IAS application form 2021 last date is March 2, 2021. All candidates who meet the above-mentioned IAS eligibility criteria 2021 will be able to fill the form. The IAS application form will be available in online mode and candidates will have to fill all the required details and pay the application fees in online mode only. Post successfully submitting the application form, candidates will be issued the IAS Admit card in online mode.
Other Related Articles
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Check Age Limit, Attempts, Qualification
Question: What are the exam dates UPSC IAS?
Check the exam dates here - UPSC IAS 2021 exam dates.
Question: What is the maximum age limit for IAS as per the eligibility criteria 2021?
For candidates to the general category it is 32, for OBC it is 35, and for candidates belonging to SC & ST categories the maximum age limit is 37 years.
Question: Is there any minimum percentage required as per the eligibility criteria of IAS 2021?
No, there is no minimum percentage of marks required. Candidates must only hold a graduation degree from a recognized university that’s it.
Question: Is height criteria as per the eligibility criteria of IAS 2021?
No there is no such criteria of height.
Question: Is Tattoo allowed in IAS?
There is no policy as mentioned in the notification But is always advised to not ink your body if you are appearing for any government exam, mainly which is related to administration.
Question: What is the minimum academic qualification for IAS?
Applicants should hold a degree in graduation to be eligible for UPSC IAS 2021.
UPSC Exams 2021 - UPSC conducts exams for recruitment in Group...
UPSC IAS 2021 - Union Public Service Commission will release U...
UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2021 – Various leading coaching...
Candidates can check the various details about UPSC IAS answer...
Candidates can check and know about the various details about ...
Questions related to UPSC Civil Services Exam
i want to become an ias after 10th standrd.........if i join foundations in 11th standard and then i will give exam without graduation is it possible????????
No you will not be eligible for upsc ias if you do not complete your graduation or are in your final year of graduation. The eligibility criteria for ias says that, Candidates must hold a graduation degree in any discipline from a reputed university or must be in their final year.
For more info you may visit the following link:
who is bigger ias sp iwant it because i given form of upsc
According to the democratic system of government, people's representatives are more powerful than these officers. IAS and IPS services is a part of the prestigious Indian Civil services. The job profile of both these are very broad and both are posted on powerful posts, but IAS is more powerful as a DM. An IPS has only the responsibility of its department, but an IAS (DM) has the responsibility of all the departments of the district. First of all work hard for the examination power comes with the post to change the society.
Every year how many IAS,IPS,IFS,IRS are selected you can tell me average number ? thank you
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services exam for the recruitment of officers for IAS, IPS, IFS, and various Group A and B services.
- Every year lakhs of aspirants apply for the exam out of which only a few hundred are selected and appointed in the services.
- These services are allocated to the officers based on their ranks, the reserved category they belong to, and the vacancies available in that particular year.
- UPSC Civil Services 2019 results were declared on August 4. A total of 829 candidates from various categories have been recommended for the appointment in the Civil Services.
Telling you about the general category:
Central Services Group ‘A’- 196
Group ‘B’ Services - 57.
UPSC Civil Services 2019 Final Result was declared on 4th August 2020. The IAS Interview took place in February, March and July 2020. A total of 829 candidates from various categories have been recommended for the appointment in the Civil Services.
Hope this helps!!!
What are the optional subjects in IAS Civil Service Exam?
You need to choose one subject for optional for your UPSC main examination and there will be two papers for your optional subject.
-) both the optional papers are of 250 marks each
-) your optional papers will be subjective
-) your optional subject question paper will be set in both English and Hindi except for the literature subject
-) you can choose any one subject of your choice for your optional subject from the the given below list of optional subjects which include literature subject as well i. e English and Indian languages.
List of optional subject is provided below:-
-) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
-) Civil Engineering
-) Commerce & Accountancy
-) Electrical Engineering
-) Mechanical Engineering
-) Medical Science
-) Political Science & International Relations
List of literature optional subjects is provided below:
To help you for further, here's a brief of UPSC examination pattern
UPSC civil services examination has 3 stages listed below :-
*prelims exam :- it is objective paper and is of qualifying nature , so you just need to at least qualify it to be eligible for mains examination, the score /marks obtained by you in your prelims examination is not added up or used in your final merit. Your prelims exam consist of 2 papers: -
-) general studies 1
-) general studies II ( csat )
You get 2 hours for each paper
*Mains exam. :- it is descriptive /written examination . There are a total of 9 papers which are listed below:-
-) paper A :- compulsory indian language.
-) paper B :- english
-) general studies I
-) general studies II
-) general studies III
-) general studies IV
-) optional I
-) optional II
The compulsory indian language and english are qualifying in nature . You just need to qualify them. The marks obtained by you in these two papers will not be counted towards merit list.
*Interview :- After qualifying mains, you have to go through interview round, and it is more of test of your personality rather than knowledge.
So, if you managed to sail through all the three stages then congratulations you can become an ias officer depending upon rank obtained by you in UPSC civil services examination ,your preference of services and your category .
For detailed information , I will recommend you to go through our page the link for the same is provided below
If you have any other doubt then feel free to ask them :) we are always here to help you out and guide you
which coaching center is best for IAS? where i can prepare for CSE exam for IAS?
There are many good coaching for Civil services examination are there in India. Its all depends upon your location. If you are living in Delhi or near by there are many coaching near Mukherjee Nagar and Karol Bagh like Vajiram and ravi, ALLAN, Patanjali Classes, Rao's IAS, Shankar IAS, Insight etc . You can prepare for Civil services through Online medium like Unacademy, Byju's and many youtube channel. Civil services examination has a very vast syllabus and it comprises 3 sets of exam Prelims, Mains and Interview.