UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has prescribed UPSC IAS 2020 eligibility criteria for all aspiring candidates in its official notification on February 12 at upsc.gov.in. The eligibility criteria of UPSC IAS 2020 mentions the minimum standards on the basis of age, nationality, education qualification and number of attempts. Candidates willing to appear for the UPSC IAS exam must meet the eligibility criteria. As per UPSC IAS 2020 eligibility criteria, candidates must be between 21 to 32 years of age and hold a graduation degree from recognized university. It is advised to the candidates that go through UPSC Civil Services eligibility criteria 2020 before they start filling their application form. To know more about UPSC IAS eligibility criteria 2020, number of attempts and education qualification go through the article below.Latest: UPSC Admit Card 2020 is to be released tentatively by March 28 in online mode
UPSC Civil Service 2020 prelims exam is slated to be held on May 31, 2020 in offline mode. Candidates who qualify the prelims exam will further have to appear for the mains exam, which is slated to be conducted from September 18 as per UPSC IAS exam dates.
Commission determines the UPSC IAS eligibility 2020 on the basis of the following factors:
2. UPSC IAS Age Limit
3. UPSC IAS Eligibility Qualification
4. UPSC IAS Attempts
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Candidates willing to appear for the UPSC IAS exam must meet the eligibility criteria on the grounds of Nationality. Candidates must be an Indian in order to meet UPSC IAS 2020 eligibility criteria. However, to know more about the eligibility criteria of UPSC IAS 2020 on grounds of nationality, candidates can go through the points mentioned below.
For Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS)and Indian Police Service (IPS), a candidate must be a citizen of India.
For other services, a candidate must be either a citizen of India, or a subject of Nepal/Bhutan/Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India/a person of Indian origin who has 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.
Candidates falling under such category of nationality must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India. Such candidates would be offered an appointment only after the necessary Government-issued certificates are presented.
As per the eligibility criteria of UPSC IAS 2020 exam, a candidate must have attained 21 years of age. Also, he/she must not have attained 32 years of age as on August 1, 2020. However, there are various age relaxations given to the candidates belonging to the reserved category. The table below contains the relaxation in age as per the category.
Relaxation in Age
Defense Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence there
Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who will render at least five years Military Service as on August 1, 2020 and have been released
ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, 2020
In the following cases:
blindness and low vision
deaf and hard of hearing
locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack
victims and muscular dystrophy
autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness
Candidates ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989.
All those candidates applying for UPSC IAS, must hold a graduation degree from any of the government recognised university. Candidates can hold graduation degree in any discipline. Candidates whose final result for the graduation is awaited also considered qualified to apply as per IAS exam eligibility educational qualification standards.
Applicants should note that there is no such IAS eligibility percentage to appear for exam. As per qualification and percentage required for IAS exam aspirants merely have to hold a graduation degree.
Candidates holding government recognised professional and technical qualifications as equivalent to professional and technical degree are also eligible to apply.
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)
Note: For candidates belonging to SC, ST category, number of attempts will not be applied.
Candidates who are already serving the Indian Administrative Services/Indian Foreign Services as a result of the previous exam, cannot appear in exam again as per IAS eligibility and age limit.
Candidates appointed to the Indian Police Service as per previous exam results of and continues to be a member of that service can not appear for the Indian Police Service in Civil Services Examination,
All those candidates who will meet the eligibility criteria of Civil Services Exam can fill the application form. The application form of UPSC CSE will be available in online mode in February 12, 2020. Candidates have to fill all the required details in the application form correctly. All those who will fill the application form correctly will be able to download the admit card of UPSC IAS 2020. Applicants should note that filling application form is first steps of UPSC IAS selection process.
All the candidates who successfully apply for the exam will be issued UPSC IAS admit card. Commission will release the admit card of Civil services 2020 tentatively in March 28 in online mode. Applicants have to visit exam centres by carrying one id proof along with copy of UPSC IAS 2020 admit card.
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For General it is 32, for OBC it is 35, And SC & ST it is 37 years.
Candidates should hold a graduation degree from recognized university
No there is no such criteria of height for IAS exam though candidates who wants to opt for IPS should hold minimum standards of IAS eligibility.
Temporary tattoo is allowed in IAS 2020 but those who have a permanent tattoo on any other part of the body will be debarred from the UPSC IAS recruitment process.
As per IAS eligibility there is no such percentage of passing marks in UPSC IAS 2020.
Applicants should hold a graduation degree to be eligible for UPSC IAS 2020
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Yes, you can study even after becoming IAS officer. Also, IAS officers are allowed from six months to two years of paid leave to pursue higher studies. You can go for any course of your choice after becoming an IAS. Few of which are as follows:
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