UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021- Check UPSC IAS Age Limit, Attempts, Qualification
IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021 - UPSC will release the eligibility criteria of IAS 2021 in official notification. Interested candidates have to check the IAS 2021 eligibility criteria before filling the UPSC IAS application form. IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021 mentions the nationality, age limit, academic qualification and number of attempts and more. As per IAS eligibility 2021, candidates' age should be between 21 to 32 years and hold a graduation degree from a reputed university. UPSC IAS exam will be conducted to shortlisted candidates for administrative posts in Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and Indian Police Service (IPS) etc. UPSC IAS 2021 notification is expected to be released in February 2021. In this article, we have mentioned the detailed IAS 2021 eligibility criteria that include all the important aspects that a candidate needs to fulfil.
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IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Nationality
As per the eligibility criteria of IAS 2021, only Indian nationals are eligible to apply for the 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 must be between 21 to 32 years of age as on August 1, 2021. UPSC also provides 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
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 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.
IAS 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 in online mode. All candidates who meet the above-mentioned IAS eligibility criteria 2021 will be able to fill the form. The 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.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021- Check UPSC IAS 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.
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Questions related to UPSC Civil Services Exam
after d pharmacy I can appear for upsc?
With diploma in pharmacy you are not eligible for UPSC, either you have to complete BPharm through lateral entry in order to appear for UPSC or you can pursue graduation in any stream from a recognized university, you need to be 21 years and can apply even in the final year.
i am become IAS officer so what degree will complete plz give suggetion
To become an IAS Officer you need to be graduate from any recognized university, then you need it qualify UPSC exam (3 rounds)
Now coming to your question most of the aspirants prefer humanities degree courses over any other courses due to the fact that it help them a lot during the preparations. You can do B.A, B.A Political science, B.A History etc.
Choose the option which satisfies you best. Anyways, you can also choose any other stream in which you are interested such as CSE, IT, ECE etc.
After graduation i.e b.sc can I prepare for ias and then when I clear my ias then can prepare for mbbs. After that how can manage both?????
You want to take couple of detours. First after B.Sc, you want to appear for IAS. For that you should be appearing for UPSC.
UPSC is a 3 stage selection process involving Prelims, Mains and Interview which tests your personality test. Prelims has 2 Papers namely General Studies and CSAT.
General Studies has Current Events, History of India and Indian National Movement, Indian and World Geography, Indian Polity and Governance, Economic and Social Development, Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change and General Science.
CSAT has Comprehension, Interpersonal skills including communication skills, Logical Reasoning and Analytical ability, Decision making and problem solving, General Mental Ability, Basic numeracy and Data Interpretation.
You will need atleast to start preparing ahead of 1- 2 years. If you are preparing at home, you need to keep yourself away from distractions and focus on the goal ahead. Gather as much as information as you can on each topic and keep yourself updated. Practise mock test papers.
Indian Polity for Civil Services bby M. Laxmikanth
Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Gog Cheng Leong
Oxford School Atlas by Oxford Publishers
Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
Economic Survey by Ministry of Finance
India Year Book
A Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir
Now let's say you also crack UPSC, if you want to study MBBS, you should appear for NEET. As of now, there is no upper age limit for NEET and so if you have secured a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, you are eligible for NEET. It is 50% for General Category, 45% for PWD and 40% for OBC,SC,ST. Now the upper age limit has been put on hold. And we do not know how long that might be the case. But if you crack UPSC and become an IAS officer, you cannot study MBBS and work at the same time. You have to go on a student break, complete your MBBS and then come back and join your duties.
to become a IAS what can do after 12sci
I appreciate your choice,
To become an IAS officer, you have complete your 12th class and after that you also have complete your graduation from any stream (science, commerce,arts) . Then you are eligible for UPSC exam (IAS,IPS,IFS, OTHER POSTS) .
In upsc exam 3 rounds are conducted :-
1. In first round prelim exam will conduct.
2. In second round main exam will conduct.
3. In third round interview exam will conduct.
. In prelim exam 2 papers will be given.
. In main exam 9 papers will be given.
. After clearing 2 rounds then you are selected for interview round.
Sir i alerdy taken bsc(p. c. m). Is it help for upsc exam particularly IAS and KAS exam.
You are eligible for UPSC exam even after pursuing graduation from any degree, graduation is the minimum requirement to sit for UPSC exam. However it is said that arts is the best stream for preparing UPSC but it isn't true anymore. Aspirants from science stream can do very well in civil services exam as well. You just need to divide your syllabus and prepare accordingly.
Also science can really help you in general knowledge questions consisting of basic chemistry and physics. Maths can also sharp your reasoning question answer skills. Choose subjects according to your stream for UPSC mains exam.
Hope you find it helpful. Thankyou!