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UPSC Exam Elligibility

UPSC Exam Elligibility

Nationality  :  Candidate  must be a citizen from India.

Age Limit

A candidate must be minimum 21 years and maximum 32 years old as on  August 01, 2016.

The upper age limit prescribed above is relaxable for the following candidates:

5 years – Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

3 years – Other Backward Classes (OBC)

5 years – if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.

3 years – Defence Services personnel

5 years – ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs 10 years – Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons

Educational Qualification

  1. Candidate must be a graduate from a recognised university
  2. Candidate whose result is awaited or have appeared in qualifying exam are eligible for prelims examination.
  3. Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However, they must submit a certificate from the concerned University that they have passed the final professional medical examination

No of attempts

General : 6 attempts

SC / ST : No Limits

OBC : 9 attempts

UPSC EXAM SYLLABUS