UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2022 - The UPSC releases the IAS eligibility criteria in its official IAS 2022 notification. Eligible and interested applicants must fulfill the UPSC eligibility criteria before filling the UPSC IAS application form 2022. The UPSC IAS eligibility criteria 2022 is based on nationality, age limit, educational qualification, number of attempts and medical standards.

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As per the UPSC age limit 2022, candidates between the age group of 21 to 32 years with a graduation degree are eligible to apply for the UPSC IAS exam . Applicants belonging to reserved category are eligible for relaxation in age and number of attempts in the UPSC IAS 2022 exam. For more information on the UPSC IAS 2022 eligibility criteria read the article below.

UPSC IAS eligibility criteria 2022 - Overview

Exam Name

Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination 2022

Examination Body

Union Public Service Commission

Exam level


UPSC Eligibility 2022

Nationality - Indian

Age limit - 21 years to 32 years

Educational Qualification - Graduation

Number of attempts

General/ EWS - 6

OBC/ General (PwD) - 9

SC/ ST - No limit (can apply till upper age limit is reached)

UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2022

The UPSC eligibility criteria has multiple components which together determine the eligibility of candidates for the IAS exam. The different components of IAS eligibility are mentioned below:

  • Nationality

  • Age limit

  • Educational Qualification

  • UPSC attempt limit

  • Medical standards

UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Nationality

According to the IAS eligibility any candidate who is a citizen of Indian can apply for the IAS exam. More details on the UPSC IAS eligibility on nationality are mentioned below.

  1. Citizen of India or

  2. A subject of Nepal/ Bhutan or

  3. Tibetan refugee who came to India, to permanently settle here before January 1, 1962, or

  4. People of Indian origin who migrated from Uganda, Burma, Pakistan, Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam to permanently settle in India.

Note: Applicants belonging to categories 2, 3 and 4 in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India are eligible to be admitted in the examination.

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UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Age Limit

The Union Public Service Commission prescribes the UPSC age limit 2022 in the official notification. As per the IAS age limit eligibility criteria, those between 21 to 32 years as on August 1, 2022, can fill the UPSC IAS application form. Applicants belonging to the reserved category are eligible for age relaxation as per the rules set by UPSC. For more details on IAS age limit and age relaxation, check the tables below:

UPSC age limit 2022 eligibility criteria


IAS age limit


21 to 32 years

UPSC IAS eligibility criteria 2022 - Age Relaxation


Age relaxation


No age relaxation


3 years


5 years

Defense Services Personnel, who got disabled during operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence

3 years

Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers (CO) and ECOs/ SSCOs who will render at least five years Military Service as of August 1, 2021, and have been released

5 years

ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as of 1st August 2021

5 years

In the following cases: blindness and low vision, deaf and hard of hearing, locomotor disability including acid attack, cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, victims and muscular dystrophy, intellectual disability, autism, specific learning disability and mental illness

10 years

Candidates ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir from January 1, 1981, to December 31, 1989.

5 years

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UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Educational Qualification

The educational qualifications that one must have to be eligible for being admitted to the UPSC Civil Services 2022 exam, they must hold a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university as laid down under the law. for all the posts are also notified in the notification. For more details on the UPSC IAS educational qualifications check the table below:

UPSC IAS education qualification

IAS educational qualification

Bachelor's degree ( BA , B.Com , B.Sc , BBA , BCA , B.Tech etc.) with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering from recognised university.

Note: Applicants awaiting their final graduation result can also apply for IAS exam. And there is no minimum UPSC qualification percentage required also.

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UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2022 - UPSC attempt limit

The Commission also mentions the number of UPSC attempt limits for every category of candidates. The minimum number of attempts are given to General/ EWS category applicants. Food more information the UPSC attempt limit check the table below:

UPSC attempt and age limit


UPSC Civil Services Age Limit

Number of Attempts

General/ EWS








No limit

General Physically Disabled



OBC Physically Disabled



SC and ST Physically Disabled


No limit

Disabled servicemen (General)


Disabled servicemen (OBC)


Disabled servicemen (SC and ST)


Note: As per the UPSC rules notwithstanding the disqualification/ cancellation of candidature, the appearance of the applicant in the UPSC IAS examination will count as an attempt.

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UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Medical Standard

Applicants appearing for the UPSC IAS exam must be physically fit and have a sound mind. After the UPSC CSE personality test selected applicants undergo several medical tests at the medical centre notified by the UPSC. Candidates must pass all the medical tests to get admitted to any of the services.

Note: For more details on the medical requirements for the UPSC CSE exam read the UPSC IAS eligibility criteria in the official UPSC IAS notification 2022 .

Who are not eligible to apply for UPSC Civil Services 2022

According to the IAS eligibility criteria 2022 applicants who are serving in the Indian Administrative Services (IAS)/ Indian Foreign Services (IFS)/ Indian Police Services (IPS) can not appear for the UPSC IAS 2022 exam unless and until they resign from their current deputation.

UPSC IAS Application Form 2022

The Union Public Service Commission is going to release the UPSC IAS application form 2022 in February, 2022 (tentative). Candidates who meet the UPSC IAS eligibility criteria 2022 will be eligible to apply for the UPSC IAS 2022 exam at the official website. UPSC IAS application form has two parts - part 1 and 2. On successful completion of both the parts of the IAS application process, applicants will receive a confirmation regarding the same.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Age, Qualification, Nationality, Medical Standards

Question: What is the age limit to apply for the UPSC IAS exam?


The UPSC age limit 2022 to apply for UPSC IAS 2021 exam is 21 to 32 years as on August 1, 2022.

Question: What is the IAS educational qualification required to apply for the UPSC IAS 2022?


Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in any discipline to apply for the IAS exam.

Question: Are all the posts under UPSC CSE gazetted posts?


Yes, all the posts under UPSC Civil Services Exam gazetted posts.

Question: What is the UPSC IAS selection process 2022?


UPSC IAS 2022 selection process has three stages. They are

  • Prelims

  • Mains

  • Personality test

Question: When is the UPSC IAS notification 2022 to be released?


Union Public Service Commission is going to release the UPSC IAS notification 2022 on February 02, 2022.

Question: Can class 12th pass apply for the UPSC IAS exam?


No class 12th pass students are not eligible for the UPSC IAS exam.

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can we become IAS after choosing bio maths

piyush singh 22nd Jan, 2022

Hello Aspirant  ,

Yes , You can be an IAS officer after choosing PCMB (physics chemistry mathematics and biology) in your class 11 and 12 , it does not matter what stream you choose you can be an IAS officer if you clear UPSC CSE exam with a very good rank (less than 90 for a general student ).

Other eligibility criteria are

  • Your age should be between 21 to 32 if you are general student .
  • You need graduation degree from any stream from a government recognized college

Hope this helps.


What is the procedure to get admission in JMI for IAS coaching? Can I get some details regarding my query!!

Abcd 20th Jan, 2022


Students who are interested in preparation of IAS can apply to jmi for IAS coaching which is only for minority students sc/st category and women.there is only 150 seats available for free coaching.

To get admission in the coaching candidates need to clear entrance exam conducted in 10 centers namely, Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar, Lucknow, Guwahati, Bengaluru, Patna, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Malappuram. candidates must complete graduation to pursue free IAS coaching.

Candidates get training for prelims and mains including interview it also provides mocks,essay writing.

Hostel accommodation is given to candidates.hope you get your answer...


If you pursue your career as IAS after MBBS, what advantages will you get with the mbbs degree as an IAS? Will you still be still be able to work as a doctor or your main job will be IAS and you will just use your doctors degree for charity?

Subhrajit Mukherjee 20th Jan, 2022

See many MBBS professionals are working as IAS officers. The main advantage in this are as an IAS you will be more sensitive to the Hospital Facilties, you will be able to judge about the disputes that may occur in Hospital structures more than any other field graduates. Also as you are a doctor and as you have a lot of interactions with the patients, so your people skills will be better and will have kindness in it, which comes inbuild a quality. So this are some of the advantages which you will get.  Also when you are posted to as a Secretary then you will have better chances to go for the Health Departments.

And yeah! If you are a registered doctor and if you want to work as a Doctor for Charity then you can obviously do that without any doubt.

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I hope this answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!


what is the fee structure in sarat chandra ias academy in Hyderabad for degree+civils coaching as per 2021? also is there any girls hostel in this academy? Then plzz tell me tution+hostel fee ??

Abcd 19th Jan, 2022


Sarat chandra is a prestigious institution providing guidance and courses in IAS exams.it has well experienced faculty members for teaching,easy eye catching notes which is understandable by students which helps in convenience in preparation.weekly test is organised to evaluate. IAS and IPS visits for guest lecture in the Institute.

It offers degree+coaching an integrated 3 years course in history Economics and Pol Science and its fees is 78000 per year and it dont provide hostel facility.seats available in the course is 60.

have a nice day...


If you pursue your career as an IAS after MBBS, will you still be able to work as a doctor too?

Preetam Bhowmik 19th Jan, 2022


Hope you are doing well.

Yes, you can definitely work as a doctor too after being an IAS. There are many IAS officers who are MBBS degree holders and then also they are working in the health department as an IAS officer.

Hope you are clear now. Feel free to ask if you have any other queries. All The Best!!!

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