(UPSC FAQs) Eligibility Criteria


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UPSC


Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Educational Qualifications:

The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated 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 deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

Age Limit and Attempts

Attempt

Maximum Age

Attempt

General 32 6
OBC 32+3=35 9
Physically disabled (Blind, Deaf-mute, Orthopedic) 32+10=42 if general then 9
OBC then 9
SC/ST- then upto age limit
J&K domicile

if general then
OBC then
SC/ST then
PH then

 

32+5=37
32+5+3=40
32+5+5=42
32+5+10=50

depending on above categories viz.Gen, OBC, SC/ST, Disabled
Disabled serviceman discharged from duty

if general then
OBC then
SC/ST then

 

32+3=35
32+3+3=38
32+3+5=40

-do-
Ex-serviceman with five years duty*
specific condition on page2 of notification

if general then
OBC then
SC/ST then

 

32+5=37
32+5+3=40
32+5+5=42

-do-

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