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IAS Eligibility Criteria 2018 Civil Service Exam Age Limit for SC/OBC/Gen

IAS Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are going to apply for Civil Service Exam shall check IAS Eligibility Criteria from this page!!! On below section of this page we are providing all the details regarding IAS Age Limit for SC/OBC/Gen category. Those, who will match with Age Limit, Qualification and other IAS Eligibility Criteria 2018 condition, can only apply for IAS Exam 2018. Union Public Service Commission conducts UPSC IAS Exam every year to select worthy candidates for Indian Administrative Service.

This page includes:

CitizenshipPhysical standard
Required QualificationNumber of attempts
Age limitImportant date
Age RelaxationImportant note

Candidates who want to grab this opportunity to become an Indian Administrative Officer, they must appear for Civil Services Written Examination and Interview/ Personality Test. If you have decided to apply for this exam and want to become an Indian Administrative officer, he/she must attain complete eligibility criteria by going through this page which is well furnished by the team of www.recruitmentinboxx.com

IAS Eligibility Criteria


  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India Or
  • A person of Indian origin who has relocated from Malawi, Uganda, Srilanka, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Pakistan,  Zambia, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

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Applicants, who are applying for Indian Administrative Service, should have completed Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline from the recognized University or Institute.

  • Participants, who are appearing in final year examination and waiting for their result, may apply for Civil Services Preliminary Examination.
  • At the time of Civil Services Main Examination, applicants must show their final year result
  • Applicants, who have done professional/ technical qualifications which recognized by Government equivalent to professional and technical degree, are also eligible to apply.
  • If applicants, who have completed final professional MBBS or other Medical Examination but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their applications for Civil Services (Main) Examination, they will be temporarily admitted to the Examination. At the time of interview, applicants have to require producing original Degree or a certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University or Institute.

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What’s the IAS Age Limit:

CategoryMaximum Age
Physically disabled
(Blind, Deaf-mute, Orthopedic)
J&K domicile
  • If general then 32+5=37
  • OBC then 32+5+3=40
  • SC/ST then 32+5+5=42
    PH then 32+5+10=50
Disabled serviceman discharged from duty
  • If general then 32+3=35
  • OBC then 32+3+3=38
  • SC/ST then 32+3+5=40
Ex-serviceman with five years duty* specific condition on page2 of notification
  • If general then 32+5=37
  • OBC then 32+5+3=40
  • SC/ST then 32+5+5=42

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IAS Number of Attempts:

SC/STAs many as upto age limit
Physically disabled
(Blind, Deaf-mute, Orthopedic)
  • General- 9
  • OBC – 9
  • SC/ST- upto age limit
J&K domiciledepending on above categories viz.Gen, OBC, SC/ST, Disabled
Disabled serviceman discharged from duty-do-
Ex-serviceman with five years duty* specific condition on page2 of notification-do-

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Physical Standards:

Appliers should be physical fit as per the physical standards for apply against Services Examination of a particular year (as per guidelines given in Rules for Examination published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary during the year of examination).

Important dates:

Last date to receipt of online applications06/03/2018
Date of Preliminary Examination03/06/2018
Date of Mains Examination01/10/2018

Note: Check other details about IAS Eligibility Criteria 2018 through this Official Link.

Hope!!! You are satisfied from the above stated information which is related to IAS Eligibility Condition. Candidates are suggested that before going to attend Indian Administrative Service Exam, they should read entire information regarding eligibly criteria, qualification, age limit, physical standards and other. Applicants are needed to stay connected with our web portal www.recruitmentinboxx.com for getting updates time to time.

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  1. Hello sir
    I am student of 7th SEM.
    In engineering(.civil.)..
    May I apply for IAS exam 2018
    Plz….plz…sir .reply.

    Thanks a lot

  2. Bhoomika Sonawane

    Good Day,

    Respected Sir,

    I am student of std 7th and I want to become IAS Officer , this is my big aim so please guide me how I work on it from this year at 12 age please sir

    Yours Faithfully
    Bhoomika Sonawane
    Student of CBSE School

  3. sir in main examination, chose any subject or subject which i study in degree

  4. Hello sir! I am an English teacher.. I need the guidance to clear the exam. I am a beginner.. And my maths is very poor too.. Plz suggest how can i clear the exam.

  5. i am a BC-E candidate. which category I come into for the mentioned age criteria for age limits.


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