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IAS Eligibility Criteria 2019 Qualification, Age (SC/OBC/Gen) Attempts

IAS Eligibility Criteria 2019

Many talented students aspire to have a career as IAS officers. To be selected for civil services with flying colors, one must be familiar with IAS Eligibility Criteria. Also, IAS Eligibility includes Qualification, Age (SC/OBC/Gen) & Attempts details.

Do you know IAS Exam Dates are released by UPSC?

Candidates who want to apply for Civil Services needs to submit UPSC IAS Application Form 2019 available from 19-02-2019. Also, IAS registration process ends on 18-03-2019. Afterwards, UPSC IAS Prelims Exam held on 02-06-2019.

UPSC Civil Services IAS Exam Dates:

Events Civil Services IAS Dates
Civil Services Prelims Application Form availability19-02-2019
Last date for submission of application form18-03-2019
Availability of UPSC Civil Services Admit CardMay 2019
Civil Services Prelims Exam02-06-2019
UPSC CS (Prelims) ResultsAugust 2019
Civil Services (Main) Examination20-09-2019

What Qualification Is Required To Become An IAS Officer?

Candidate must be a citizen of India & hold a degree from Government recognized Universities or possess an equivalent qualification. Final year students can also apply for UPSC IAS Exam 2019.

Further, upper age limit will be 32 years for the unreserved (general) category with 6 attempts. For knowing more about IAS Eligibility Criteria 2019 or IAS Age Limit For General, OBC, SC, refer all details from this page created by team of www.recruitmentinboxx.com

IAS Eligibility Criteria

IAS Eligibility Criteria 2019:

Candidate who wishes to sit for IAS Exam must know eligibility norms as prescribed.


  • 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.

For UPSC Civil Service (Prelims) Registration, Fill: IAS Application Form 

IAS Qualification Required 2019:

Applicants must hold a graduate degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized university to apply for UPSC IAS Exam 2019.

More Details about IAS Eligibility Criteria 2019:

  • 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 is IAS Age Limit 2019?

  • There is an age limit set by IAS for candidates who will appear in the IAS 2019.
  • As per IAS Age Criteria, applicant must have attained 21 years of age but the upper limit of age limit is set on 32 years.
  • Also, applicant must be born not earlier than August 02, 1986 and not later than August 01, 1997 as per IAS Eligibility Criteria.

IAS Age Limit Category Wise 2019:

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

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Relaxation in Age:

  • Those who belong to reserved category as Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe or Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe receives relaxation in age.
  • Aspirants domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period of January 01, 1981 to December 31, 1990 will be given relaxation of upto five years as per IAS Eligibility Criteria.
  • Relaxation of 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, will be allotted.
  • Five years age relaxation is provided to the Candidates belonging to ex- servicemen including Commissioned officers.

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IAS Attempts:

How many times one can appear for IAS?

General Category applicants may appear for 6 times i.e. till 32 years of age

OBC Applicant can appear for IAS how many times?

9 attempts till 35 years of age

I belong to SC/ST, how many times I can appear for Civil Services Exam?

Unlimited attempts till 37 years of age

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IAS Attempts Category Wise:

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

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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).

Hospitals conducting medical test for Civil Services Exam:

  • Safdarjung Hospital
  • Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital
  • Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital
  • Succheta Kriplani Hospital
  • Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital
  • BR Ambedkar Hospital

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