Eligibility Conditions for civil services examination
(1) For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, candidate
must be a citizen of India.
(2) For other services, a candidate must
be either :—
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the
intention of permanently settling in India,or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, 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.
(ii) Age Limits
(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must no have
attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2014 i.e., he/she must have
been born not earlier than 2nd August,1982 and not later than 1st August,1993.
Necessary action to make corresponding changes in respective Rules/Regulations pertaining to various services is being taken separately.
(b) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable :
(i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a
(ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other
Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such
(iii) upto a maximum of five 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 day of December, 1989.
(iv) upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.
(v) upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen
including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at
least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2014 and have been released
(vi) Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2014 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence 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.
(vii) upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped persons.
Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and
the Other Backward Classes who are also covered under any other clauses of para 3(ii) (b) above, viz. those coming under the category of Ex-servicemen,
persons domiciled in the State of J & K, blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically
handicapped etc. will be eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation under both the categories.
The term ex-servicemen will apply to the persons who are defined as ex-servicemen in the Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Civil Services and Posts) Rules,1979, as amended from time to time.
Note III :
The age concession under para 3(ii) (b)(v) and (vi) will not be admissible to Ex-
Servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs who are
released on own request.
Notwithstanding the provision of age relaxation under para 3 (ii) (b) (vii) above,
a physically disabled candidate will be considered to be eligible for appointment
only if he/she (after such physical examination as the Government or appointing
authority, as the case may be, may prescribe) is found to satisfy the requirements
of physical and medical standards for the concerned Services/posts to be allocated to the physically disabled candidates by the Government.
Age proof documents
Save as provided above the age limits prescribed can in no case be relaxed.
The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate
recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an
extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which extract
must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher
Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate.
These certificates are required to be submitted only at the time of applying for the Civil Services (Main) Examination.
Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the
Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate as on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the
Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
Note 2 :
Candidates should also note that once a Date of Birth has been claimed
by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of
admission to an examination, no change will be allowed subsequently (or at any
other examination of the Commission) on any grounds whatsoever.
Note 3 :
The candidate should exercise due care while entering their date of birth
in the online Application Form for the Preliminary Examination. If on verification
at any subsequent stage, any variation is found in their date of birth
from the one entered in their matriculation or equivalent Examination certificate,
disciplinary action will be taken against them by the Commission under the Rules.
(iii) 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.
Note I :
Note II :
In exceptional cases the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate
who has not any of the foregoing qualifications as a qualified candidate
provided that he/she has passed examination conducted by the other
Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies
his/her admission to the examination.
Note III :
Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the examination.
Note IV :
Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other
Medical Examination but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their applications for the Civil Services (Main) Examination, will be provisionally admitted to the Examination provided they submit along with their
application a copy of certificate from the concerned authority of the University/Institution that they had passed the requisite final professional
medical examination. In such cases, the candidates will be required to produce at
the time of their interview original Degree or a certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University/Institution that they had completed
all requirements (including completion of internship) for the award of the Degree.
(iv) Number of attempts.
(v) Restrictions on applying for the examination.
Physical requirements for civil services
Posted by Akash Pandey | Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | 2:35:00 pm