UPSC- CSE Eligibility Criteria

UPSC- CSE Eligibility Criteria

UPSC Eligibility Criteria

If the aspirant planning to give UPSC- CSE she/he must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India, declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956, other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or possess an equivalent qualification.

Eligibility Criteria on the basis of:

Nationality

For serving India as a Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officer candidate must be a citizen of India.

For serving India as a civil servant accept IAS, IPS, and IFoS she/he must be either:

  • A citizen of India.
  • A subject of Bhutan.
  • A subject of Nepal.
  • A Tibetan refugee.
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limits

An aspirant must be between 21 years to 32 years as on 1st August of the year in which he/she is appearing for the Preliminary Exam.
That is, a candidate appearing for the Preliminary Exam of the year 2020 should be between 21-32 years of age as on 1st August 2020.

Age Relaxation

The upper age limit of UPSC – CSE aspirants prescribed above (of not having attained the age of 32 years as on 1st August) will be relaxed as in:

UPSC age relaxation

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