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UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2018 Education, Age Limit, No of Attempts

UPSC Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to grab upcoming jobs in union public service commission must check UPSC Eligibility Criteria from this page. Candidates can tap to direct links provided below to get instant details about Education, Age Limit, No of Attempts and physical standards relating to UPSC upcoming jobs. Union public service commission conducts various competitive examinations every year to recruit captivated and eligible candidates to fill the vacant post in various departments. So candidates who are going to apply for Union public service commission exams must ensure their eligibility criteria first. To fetch more details regarding UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2018 candidates may scroll down this page. 

Various exams like Civil Service/ IAS/ CDS, NDA, IES, ISS, ESE, CMS, etc are being conducted by Union public service commission. Most of these exams are tough to crack. So only those candidates are advised to apply who satisfy eligibility norms. Here we the team of are providing all the information regarding UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2018 on below section of this page. So candidates are advised to please have a look…

UPSC Eligibility Criteria

Name of examEligibility criteriaName of examEligibility criteria
Engineering Services ExaminationGet DetailsCombined Geo-Scientist and Geologist ExamGet Details
Combined Defense service ExamGet DetailsCombined Medical Services ExamGet Details
NDA & NA EXAMGet DetailsCISF AC (EXE) LDCE ExaminationGet Details
IAS ExaminationGet DetailsIES ISS ExamGet Details
Indian Forest Service ExamGet DetailsSO/STENO ExamGet Details

UPSC Civil Service Exams:

Union public service commission conducts various exams every year to recruit candidates in different services. These services are as follows:

  • Indian Administrative Services (IAS)
  • Indian Police Services (IPS)
  • Indian Foreign Services (IFS)
  • National Defence Academy(NDA)
  • Combined Defence Services Examination(CDSE)
  • Special Class Railway Apprentice(SCRA)
  • Engineering Services Examination(ESE )

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Participants must have the Nationality either

1)    Citizen of India.
2)    Citizen of Nepal.
3)    Citizen of Bhutan.

  • Tibetan refugee who came 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, Srilanka, 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.
  • 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.
  • Those candidates belongs to categories (b) (c), and (d) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.

Get Here: UPSC Calendar

Indian Administrative Services (IAS) Eligibility Criteria:

Civil Services Examination is conducted by union public service commission with the intention to recruit candidates in Indian Administrative Services (IAS) to hold the vacant post of Indian Administrative Services Officer. This exam includes preliminary examination and mains examination followed by personal interview/personality test. Candidates before applying for IAS Officer Post must ensure his/her eligibility by tapping to direct links provided above.

Educational Qualification and age limitation:

Applying candidate should possess Graduate degree or its equivalent qualification in relevant fields from a recognized university or institute. Candidate should also hold the age between 21-32 years.

Fill Here: UPSC Application Form

Indian Foreign Services (IFS) Eligibility Criteria:

Union public service commission conducts civil services examination to recruit candidates in Indian Foreign Services (IFS). Candidates in large number want to grab this opportunity but before applying candidate must check their suitability for the vacant post either from this page or by tapping to direct link provided below.

Educational Qualification and age limit:

Aspirants must have possessed Graduate degree or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university. Age of the applying candidates must be between 21-32 years.

Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE) Eligibility Criteria:

Union public service commission conducts Combined Defense service Examination to recruit candidates in three cadets that are Indian military, navy, army and air force. All these cadets are train together. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria by going through direct link provided above.

Qualification and age details:

Age of the candidates must lie between 20-25 years as per the norms of Union public service commission.

For air force: 12th standard form Physics and Mathematics along with a degree from esteemed institution or bachelor degree in engineering /technology.

For Indian military: Bachelors Degree from recognized university

For Officers Training: Graduate Degree from any esteemed university or institute or college

For Indian Naval Academy: Engineering Degree from any recognized university or institute

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NDA & NA Examination Eligibility Criteria:

Union public service commission conducts National Defence Academy and Naval Academy examination in two phases that is Phase I and Phase II. Candidate who want to fill NDA & NA Application Form shall verify their capability to grab this job by going through NDA & NA Examination Eligibility Criteria link provided on this page.

Required Qualification and age structure:

Candidate must have passed 12th class from a well known education board with good academic records. Candidate’s age must be between 2nd July 1998 to 1st July 2001.

Engineering Services Examination (ESE) Eligibility Criteria:

Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted by Union Public Service Commission to hire job seekers in Indian Engineering Services (IES). Organization is seeking for eligible and captivated candidates to fill the vacant post of CE, ME, EE and ETE. Candidates have to qualify two stages that is preliminary examination and mains examination followed by personal interview/personality test to get recruited.

Qualification and age criteria:

Applying candidates must hold Graduation degree in Engineering from a recognized university/institute and should be less than 30 years and more than 21 years in age as per the norms decided by the selection panel of Union Public Service Commission.

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CAPF ACs Examination Eligibility Criteria:

To fill up Assistant Commandant Post, Union Public Service Commission conducts Limited Departmental Competitive Examination in Central Armed Police Forces. Candidates have to pass from two stages that is written test and personality test/personal interview for selection.

Required Qualification: Applying contenders must have possessed Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.

Age Limitation: Applying candidate’s age should be lie in between 20 and 25 as on 1st August 2018.

CMS Examination Eligibility Criteria:

Combined Medical Services Examination is conducted to recruit productive candidates to fill the vacant post of medical officer in different government department. It is organized by union public service commission in the month of August on the basis of two process that is written test and personality test/personal interview.

Required Qualification:

Candidates who want to appear for Combined Medical Services Examination shall possess MBBS Degree from a recognized university/institute and should have maximum age of 32 years as on 01/08/2018.

Upper Age Relaxation:

Union Public Service Commission provides jobs to each and every category candidates. Reserved category candidates will enjoy age relaxation applicable as per the Guidelines of Government of India. Following are the age relaxation application to different categories:

  • SC/ST category candidate will enjoy 05 years relaxation in age.
  • OBC category candidate will enjoy 03 years relaxation in age.
  • PWD candidates will get 10 years relaxation in age.
  • ECOs/SSCOs will get 05 years relaxation in age.
  • Candidates who had been domicile in the state of Jammu & Kashmir will get:
    • General: 37 years
    • OBC: 40 years
    • SC/ST: 42 years
    • PWD: 50 years
  • Disabled servicemen disabled from duty will be able to receive:
    • General: 37 years
    • OBC: 38 years
    • SC/ST: 40 years

Number of Attempts for UPSC Exam:

Following are the number of attempts category wise:

CategoryNo. of Attempts Allowed
General06 Attempts
Other Backwards Castes (OBC)09 Attempts
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)Till the Upper Age limit
Physically disabled candidates (Blind, Deaf-Mute, Orthopedic)General /OBC Candidates= 09 attempts

For SC/ST Candidates = Unlimited till age limit

Jammu & Kashmir DomicileUp to the Upper Age limit
Disabled servicemen disabled from dutyUp to the Upper Age limit

Physical Standard Test (PST):

For NDA and CDS Examination there are some physical standards. These physical standards are described below:

Physical Requirements:

Candidate must follow these physical requirements in daily routine to grab government sector job:

  • Running:  2 to 4 Km. in 15 minutes
  • Pushups & Sit-ups:  Minimum 20 each
  • Chin ups: Minimum 08
  • Rope Climbing: 3 to 4 meters

Teeth, Ear, Nose and Throat Conditions:

  • Candidate should have natural teeth with 14 dental points. Candidate who is suffering from severe pyorrhea shall get rejected.
  • Hearing of the applicants should be normal
  • Forced whisper at a distance of 610 cms in a quiet room will be clear to the candidates.
  • Applicants have not disease in ear, nose and throat in past or present.
  • Candidate should be physically and mentally fit.

Final words:

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10 Responses to "UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2018 Education, Age Limit, No of Attempts"

  1. mansi chawda

    Haloo name is mansi chawda now i m doing from m.s. university ….if i want to prepare my self for upsc exam …what should i do regulary ….. give me just normal steps .

  2. Amar shaw

    I had 48 percent marks in graduation.. I eligible for Upsc ias exam?

    • nisha chouhan

      yea why not….upsc consider only graduate or not…not the score u get in graduation

  3. kalpna mehar

    m ST catogary se hu. meri age july 2018 m 21 years ho jayegi to kya m next civil services 2018 ke liye apply kr sakti hu. please reply on my gmail.

  4. ragiv

    sir my date of birth is 05/04/1984 how many chances for me for upsc exam

    • admin

      Hi Ragiv,
      You can apply 6 times for UPSC Exam

  5. anisha

    I hv a tattoo on my wrist ,am I eligible for upsc exam or not?

  6. ashi

    Hello sir, I m BSc nursing student can I apply for CMS

  7. chimbu

    Hello,what qualification for geologist post

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