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UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2021 IAS, NDA, CDS, IFS, ESE Exam, Qualification

UPSC Eligibility Criteria

Union Public Services Commission conducts numerous examinations every year like IAS, NDA, CDS, IFS, ESE. Exam aspirants must check UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2021 including qualification requirements, age limit etc to get eligible for UPSC exams. Read complete article about UPSC Eligibility Criteria carefully before apply.

InstitutionUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam NameIAS, NDA, CDS, IES, IFS & Others
Mode of ExamOffline/ Online
UPSC Helpline Number011-23381125 | 011-23385271

UPSC Eligibility Criteria In Hindi

संघ लोक सेवा आयोग  हर साल  योग्य उम्मीदवारों से आवेदन आमंत्रित करता है ताकि ऐसे योग्य उम्मीदवार जो भारतीय प्रशासनिक सेवा के लिए उपयुक्त हैं उनको सरकारी विभागों ने नियुक्त किया जा सके|  यदि आप स्वयं को योग्य मानते हैं तो आवेदन कर सकते हैं| यदि आप अपनी योग्यता जानना चाहते हैं तो आप इस पेज पर दी गयी जानकारी को ध्यान पूर्वक चेक कर लें|

UPSC Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to grab upcoming jobs in union public service commission must check UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2021 for the respective posts given below:


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.

UPSC Exam 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021

Educational qualification for IAS is graduation from recognized university. Minimum age limit for IAS is 21 years. Relaxation in age will be given to the reserved category candidates. Candidates satisfying these conditions may apply for civil services exams IAS or IPS.

IAS Eligibility CriteriaIAS Application Form
IAS SalaryCurrent Affairs for IAS
IAS Previous Year PapersBest IAS Coaching in India
IAS Officer SalaryIAS latest Interview Questions
IAS Exam BooksIAS Cut Off
IAS Success StoriesIAS Exam Syllabus

UPSC IFS Eligibility Criteria 2021

Union public service commission conducts Indian Forest Services (IFS) Exam. Follow UPSC Eligibility Criteria for IFS before apply.

  • Educational Qualification: Graduate degree or its equivalent qualification
  • Age: between 21-32 years
IFS Application FormIFS Question Paper
IFS SyllabusIFS Admit Card
IFS Salary Structure

Fill Here: UPSC Notification

UPSC CDS Eligibility Criteria 2021

Union public service commission conducts CDS 1 & 2 Exam to recruit candidates in three cadets that are Indian military, navy, army and air force. All these cadets are train together.

UPSC Eligibility Criteria for CDS:

  • Educational Qualification:
  • 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: Bachelor’s 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
  • Age: 20-25 years
CDS Eligibility CriteriaCDS Syllabus
CDS 2 NotificationCDS 1 Notification
CDS Study MaterialCDS Cut Off
UPSC CDS Admit CardCDS Answer Key
UPSC CDS 1 ResultUPSC CDS 2 Result

UPSC NDA & NA 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 wants to fill NDA & NA Application Form 2021 shall check UPSC Eligibility Criteria for NDA NA  mentioned below:

  • Educational Qualification: passed 12th class
  • Age: Must born between 2nd July 1998 to 1st July 2001
NDA Eligibility CriteriaNDA Application Form
NDA 1 Admit CardNDA 2 Admit Card
NDA Officer SalaryNDA Exam Pattern
UPSC NDA 2 ResultUPSC NDA 1 Result
NDA SyllabusNDA Cut Off 

UPSC IES Eligibility Criteria 2021

Engineering Services Examination (IES/ESE) is conducted by Union Public Service Commission to hire job seekers in Indian Engineering Services (IES). UPSC is seeking for eligible candidates satisfying UPSC Eligibility Criteria for IES/ESE to fill the vacant post of CE, ME, EE and ETE.

  • Educational Qualification: Graduation degree in Engineering
  • Age: 21 to 30 Years
UPSC IES ESE Admit CardIES Answer Key
UPSC IES ResultIES Previous Year Question Papers
IES Admit CardIES Exam Details
IES SalaryIES Preparation Books

UPSC CAPF AC Eligibility Criteria 2021

To fill up Assistant Commandant Post, Union Public Service Commission conducts LDCE in CAPF. Candidates have to pass from two stages that is written test and personality test/personal interview for selection. Check UPSC Eligibility Criteria for CAPF AC before apply.

  • Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s degree
  • Age: 20 to 25 Years
UPSC CAPF RecruitmentCAPF Syllabus

UPSC CMS Eligibility Criteria 2021

Combined Medical Services Examination is conducted to recruit productive candidates to fill the vacant post of medical officer in different government department. Check UPSC Eligibility Criteria for CMS before filling Registration Form.

  • Educational Qualification: MBBS Degree
  • Age: Maximum 32 Years
UPSC CMS NotificationUPSC CMS Cut Off
UPSC CMS Admit CardUPSC CMS Result
UPSC CMS Answer KeyCMS Syllabus

UPSC 2021 Category wise Age Limit and Number of Attempts:

CategoryUpper age
No. of
General32 Years06
OBC35 Years09
SC/ST37 YearsNo bar
PH (Blind, Deaf,
42 YearsGEN/OBC= 9
SC/ST= No bar
J & K DomicileGEN=37 Yrs,
OBC= 40 Yrs,
SC/ST=40 Yrs,
PH=50 Yrs
No bar
Disabled servicemen,
disabled from duty.
GEN=37 Yrs,
OBC=40 Yrs,
SC/ST=40 Yrs.
No bar

Physical Standard Test (PST)

Educational information has provided above for NDA & CDS according to UPSC Eligibility Criteria. 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.

UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2021

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.

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. Check UPSC Eligibility Criteria for all UPSC exam.

Any candidates, who want to apply for any of the above given posts, should satisfy UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2021 For any other relevant details aspirant may go to Official Website.

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10 Responses to "UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2021 IAS, NDA, CDS, IFS, ESE Exam, Qualification"

  1. chimbu

    Hello,what qualification for geologist post

  2. ashi

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

  3. anisha

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

  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. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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 .

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