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IAS Eligibility Criteria 2017 MATCH! Age Limit, Qualification SC/OBC/Gen

IAS Eligibility Criteria

IAS Eligibility CriteriaDo you know the CHANGES in IAS Eligibility Criteria? If no, hurry up and check it. SC, ST, OBC and General category candidates can go through complete IAS Eligibility Criteria 2017 from here. Those, who will match with Age Limit, Qualification and other eligibility condition, can only apply for IAS Exam 2017. Union Public Service Commission conducts UPSC IAS Exam every year to select worthy candidates for Indian Administrative Service.

Competitors, who want to serve their country as an Indian Administrative Service, they must appear for Civil Services Written Examination and face Interview/ Personality Test if they want to fulfill their dreams. If you have decided to apply for this exam and become an Indian Administrative Service officer, must attain complete eligibility criteria by going through this page which is well furnished by the team of

IAS Eligibility Criteria

This page includes:

  • Nationality
  • Age Limitations
  • Number of Attempts
  • Educational Qualification
  • Physical Standards


  • 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:

Category Maximum Age
General 32
OBC 32+3=35
SC/ST 32+5=37
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:

Category Attempt
General 6
SC/ST As many as upto age limit
Physically disabled
(Blind, Deaf-mute, Orthopedic)
  • General- 9
  • OBC – 9
  • SC/ST- upto age limit
J&K domicile depending 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).

Note: Check other details about IAS Eligibility Criteria 2017 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 for getting updates time to time.

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


  2. 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.

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

  4. 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

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