UPSC CSE eligibility criteria 2021 is mentioned in the official notification. The candidates are recommended to check the UPSC eligibility 2021 before applying for the examination. The eligibility criteria for UPSC CSE 2021 examination includes the UPSC eligibility age limit, nationality, and educational qualification. However, there is no limit on UPSC IAS eligibility percentage in graduation. UPSC eligibility for ex-servicemen includes age relaxation.
The complete detail about the UPSC CSE eligibility criteria 2021 is mentioned below:
- The candidates who wish to appear in the UPSC civil services examination 2021 should be a
- citizen of India or
- should be a citizen of Nepal or
- the subject of Bhutan or
- he/she must be Tibetan Refugee who was migrated to India to settle permanently before January 01, 1962 or
- person of Indian origin who migrated from Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, Vietnam, and Zaire.
UPSC CSE Age Limit
UPSC has a predefined age limit for the candidates who want to apply for the UPSC IAS 2021 exam. Below we have mentioned the UPSC CSE age limit for candidates belonging to different categories. The age limit must be calculated as of 1st of August, 2021
UPSC CSE age limit for General
UPSC CSE age limit for OBC
UPSC CSE age limit for SC/ST
UPSC CSE Age Relaxation
The UPSC has mentioned age relaxation for the few candidates applying for the UPSC IAS 2021 exam. UPSC age relaxation for the general category is not applicable, however, the UPSC age relaxation for SC/ST, OBC, Defence Personnel, ex-servicemen and others is mentioned below.
Scheduled caste/Scheduled tribe
Other backward classes (OBC)
Defense Services Personnel
Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs
Deaf, hard of hearing, low vision or blindness, ex-servicemen or candidates with any other locomotor disability or muscle deformity
UPSC CSE Educational Qualification
The UPSC CSE Educational Qualification states that the candidates applying for the UPSC Civil Services Examination (IAS) must have a graduation degree from a govt. recognized university. The educational qualification is not limited to any particular stream.
Candidates who are pursuing graduation and are waiting for their final results can also apply, but only on the condition that the result should be declared before filling the application for the UPSC Mains 2021 exam.
UPSC CSE Number of Attempts (Category Wise)
In the latest news, SC has announced its verdict for the extra attempt in the UPSC IAS Exam 2021. There is no provision of extra attempts. Check latest UPSC IAS Extra Attempt News
UPSC has mentioned the number of attempts each candidate can take. The UPSC number of attempts vary as per different categories. The details are mentioned below:
Maximum No. of Attempts