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UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2020. Check Age Limit, Qualification UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria @ upsc.gov.in


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UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2020. Check Age Limit, Qualification UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria @ upsc.gov.in
UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2020. Check Age Limit, Qualification UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria @ upsc.gov.in

UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2020. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Indian Administrative Service IAS  for the enlistment of the following posts - Indian Administrative Service (IAS). UPSC will declare the IAS Recruitment by Civil Service Exam. Up-and-comers are required to apply online through UPSC site upsc.gov.in. We should take a gander at the Eligibility Criteria for the different posts of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC):

UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2020: UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2020 officially released by the Union Public Service Commission. The official notification for Indian Administrative Sevice 2020 was out on 8th January 2020. UPSC 2020 application will be available from 12th February 2020 to 03rd March 2020. The latest UPPSC calendar for 2020 mentioned the dates of Indian Administrative Sevice 2020 Prelims (May 31, 2020).UPPSC official notification for the Indian Administrative Sevice 2020 exam date is out on the official site. The latest eligibility criteria for the Indian Administrative Sevice Exam 2020 will be updated ( following the official notification by UPSC. 

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What are the Details on IAS (Overview)?

IAS Age Limit

21 to 32 years

Age relaxation

As per category (mentioned below)

Educational qualification for IAS



Indian citizens only

IAS Eligibility – In terms of Age Limit

As per the Civil Services Age Limit, the candidate should have completed 21 years as on 1st August 2020 (for the UPSC CSE 2020) and not completed 32 years as on 1st August 2020.

Civil Services Age Limit is an important factor in the Eligibility criteria. Therefore candidates applying for UPSC Exam should check these details properly before filling the online application form.

(Civil Services Age limit relaxations, as discussed below, will apply).


UPSC Age Limit- Upper Relaxation

Number of Attempts









Unlimited (Up to age limit)

General Physically Disabled



OBC Physically Disabled



SC/ST Physically Disabled


Unlimited (Up to age limit)

Disabled servicemen (General)



Disabled servicemen (OBC)



Disabled servicemen (SC/ST)




As per the IAS Eligibility for Defence Servicemen, the persons Disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof have special Civil Services age limit relaxation.

The IAS Eligibility states that in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years Military Service as on 1st August 2020 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defense issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.

IAS Eligibility - In terms of Educational Qualification

The various academic requirements as per the IAS Eligibility Criteria are given below:

  • Minimum qualification for UPSC exam: The candidate must hold a degree from Government recognized Universities or possess an equivalent qualification.
  • Candidates who are in their final year or awaiting results are also eligible to appear for UPSC preliminary Examination. All such candidates who are eligible to appear for IAS exams must produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the main IAS examination.
  • Candidates are having professional and technical qualifications recognized by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees.
  • Medical students who have passed the final year of MBBS, but are yet to complete their internship also have eligibility for IAS. Although, along with the Main Examination application, a certificate of course completion (including internship) from the concerned authority of the University/Institution has to be submitted.

IAS Eligibility - In terms of Nationality

For IAS and IPS:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India

All other Services:

  • Candidate must be either:-
    1. A citizen of India, or
    2. A subject of Nepal, or
    3. A subject of Bhutan, or
    4. A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 intending to settle in India permanently, or
    5. A person of Indian origin (PIO) who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire, and Vietnam intending to settle in India permanently.
  • The candidates belonging to categories (2), (3), (4), and (5) should furnish a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India. Such candidates may take the exam before getting the said certificate of eligibility. Still, he/she would get the offer of appointment only after the Government of India has issued the certificate.
  • Point to Note: A person belonging to categories (2), (3) and (4) are not eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service (IFS).


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