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IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021 Civil Services, Attempts, Age (Gen/OBC/SC/ST)

IAS Eligibility Criteria

To crack IAS exam and to become and IAS officer is the dream of many candidates. SO, check here IAS Eligibility Criteria including attempts for exam, age requirements for all categories of candidates (Gen/OBC/SC/ST). Candidates fulfilling UPSC IAS Eligibility Conditions can apply for Civil Services Exam 2021.

Name of OrganizationUnion Public Service Commission
Name of ExamCivil Services Exam (IAS/IPS)
Exam ModeOffline
IAS Application FormFeb 2021
IAS Last DateMarch 2021
IAS Pre Exam DateMay 2021
IAS Main Exam DateAvailable soon
CDS Helpline Numbers011-23098543, 23385271, 23381125

IAS Eligibility Criteria

To participate in IAS Exam 2021 aspirants has to ensure all IAS Eligibility norms as laid down by UPSC. Applications of ineligible applicants will be rejected by the UPSC, so before proceeding to apply must confirm IAS Eligibility.

Union Public Service Commission take up verification of eligibility conditions with orientation of documents after applicants declared eligible for Interview/ Personality Test. Check complete IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021 provide by team of

IAS Eligibility Criteria

IAS Nationality Criteria

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For other services, a candidate must be either:
  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • 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.
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
  • Provided further that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.
  • A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.

Check Here: UPSC Notifications

What Is IAS Qualification Criteria?

Contenders should have Graduation degree in any discipline from Universities integrated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be a Deemed University under the UGC Act, 1956, or an equivalent qualification.

Aspirants waiting for results of final year examination can apply for Preliminary Examination such candidates have to submit proof of passing requisite qualification along with Detailed Application Form for Civil Services (Main) Examination.

IAS Jobs Age Limits

Candidates willing to apply for Indian Administrative Service Examination must have age in between 21 to 32 years as on 1st July of the year of examination.

Complete Information: IAS Application Form

Upper Age Relaxation

Category WiseMax Age In Years
General32 Years
Other Backwards Castes (OBC)35 Years
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / ST)37 Years
Physically disabled candidates (Blind, Deaf-Mute, orthopedic)37 Years
Disabled servicemen disabled from duty
  • General: 37 years
  • OBC: 38 Years
  • SC/ST: 40 Years


Aspirants who belong to Jammu and Kashmir have been offered additional age relaxation and have also been exempted from the bars/limitation of attempts

Get Details: IAS Exam Pattern

Number of Attempts

Union Public Service Commission has stipulated Number of Attempts limits for each category. One can appear for exam as per their limits.

Category WiseNumber of Attempts
General  06 Attempts
Other Backwards Castes (OBC)  09 Attempts
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / ST)  Till the Age limit
Physically disabled candidates (Blind, Deaf-Mute, orthopedic)General and OBC Candidates: 09 attempts

SC/ST Candidates: Unlimited till age limit

Disabled servicemen disabled from duty  Up to the Age limit

Who are Non Eligible for IAS Exam 2021?

  • Candidate already appointed for Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S) or Indian Foreign Service (I.F.S) on the results of earlier examination and continues to be member of that service are not be eligible.
  • If candidate appointed for IAS/IFS after conduction of IAS Prelims such applicants will continue to be member of that service and he/she shall not be eligible.
  • If candidate appointed for IAS or IFS after he/she sits for IAS Mains before the announcement of IAS Exam Result thereof and continues to be member of that service, he/she shall not be eligible.

Download From Here: IAS Exam Syllabus

UPSC IAS Selection Procedure

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for Preliminary Examination based on IAS Application form filled in by appliers. Prelims Exam includes two mandatory papers having 200 marks each. Exam is of qualifying in nature.
  • After qualify pre exam applicants will be called for Mains Examination which includes 09 papers of conventional type out of them 02 are qualifying in nature. Thereafter candidates have to appear for Personal Interview.
  • At last candidates will be shortlisted for personal interview round and document verification round. Candidates will be selected taking into consideration their overall performance.

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19 Responses to "IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021 Civil Services, Attempts, Age (Gen/OBC/SC/ST)"

  1. swapnil shinde

    I have completed , could you please suggest age relaxtion for general category or how calculate age means, from which year calculated as IAS exam.

  2. pallavi

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