IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021, Age Limit, Nationality, Qualification

IAS Eligibility Criteria

IAS Eligibility Criteria 2021:  Union Public Service Commission has released the new academic calendar on 14th August 2020. According to the revised Annual calendar, The (IAS) Civil Services Preliminary exam will take place on 4th October 2020, and The Main Exam scheduled from 8th January 2021.

If a candidate applies for the Civil Services Examination He/She must be graduated from a recognized university according to the guidelines.

The UPSC 2020 Civil Services Exam is conducted in two stages, namely Preliminary and Major, which are then followed by an interview.

  1. Stage I: Preliminary Examination (IAS Prelims)
  2. Stage II: Mains Examination (IAS Mains)
  3. Stage III: UPSC Personality Test (IAS Interview)

Check out the full Syllabus for IAS Exam 2021 linking to this article.

Education Qualification for IAS 2021: The Union Public Service Commission sets Eligibility Criteria for the candidates willing to give IAS exam in 2021. 

The commission has release the guideline. Before appearing in IAS Exam 2021 a candidate must read these important points mention below :-

  • The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from any of the recognized universities.
  • Candidates who have appeared for the qualifying exam and are awaiting results or those who have yet to appear for the qualifying exam are also eligible for the Preliminary Exam. These candidates must present proof of approval of said exam along with the application for the main exam.
  • Candidates with government-recognized professional and technical qualifications or equivalent are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have passed the last year of MBBS or any medical exam but have not yet completed the internship may also apply for the main exam. However, they must present a certificate from the university in question that they have passed the final professional medical examination.

Also read the List of Upcoming Bank Exams in 2021.

Age Limit for IAS Exam 2021:

A candidate must be a minimum of 21 years old and a maximum of 32 years old as of August 1, 2020. 

But they must have been born before August 2, 1988, and no later than August 1, 1999. Action will be taken if necessary to make the corresponding changes in the respective rules/regulations related to various services.

Checkout the IAS Exam pattern 2021 linking  to this artcle.

The upper age limit relaxation for the following candidates:

  • 5 years: SC / ST
  • 3 years – Other classes late (OBC)
  • 3 years – Defense services personnel
  • 5 years: former military, including commissioned officers and ECO / SSCO who have loaned at least
  • 5 years of military service as of August 1, 2020.
  • 5 years in the case of ECO / SSCO
  • 10 years – Blind, deaf and dumb people with orthopaedic disabilities
  • 5 years: in the case of ECO / SSCO who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of military service as of August 1, 2019, and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years in that case the Ministry of Defense issues a certificate that they can apply for civilian employment.

Nationality of the Candidate:

Note: The candidate who want to become an IAS & IPS officer must be a Indian Citizen. For other UPSC Exams a candidate must be any of the following :

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • The candidate must be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan
  • The candidate must be a Tibetan refugee who arrived in India before January 1, 1962, to settle permanently in India.
  • The candidate must be a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaire or Zambia with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Important Tips for IAS Interview:

Here are some Interview tips for IAS Exam:-

  1. The interview is one of the most important parts of the IAS exam. It’s very necessary for you to clearly state your thoughts to the interviewers.
  2. As a result, you need to focus on brightening your communication skills and body language. Some candidates are blessed with such skills.
  3. Some require practice to become excellent communicators of their ideas. Candidates with no communication skills can contact those who have already appeared in the Civil Services Examinations, to get useful suggestions from them.
  4. Because this portion of the Civil Services Examination is not designed to judge someone’s expertise on a subject. However, a candidate must speak from the heart or answer all questions honestly.
  5. There is a common misconception among the candidates that if they lie about their hobby just to get through the interview, it will never help them.
  6. Interviewers are not just to ask questions, but to evaluate a candidate’s personality and ability to evaluate whether a ‘no’ is a ‘no’, it cannot be changed to a ‘yes’ and vice versa.

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