For eligibility criteria of Civil Service Examination, four points are taken into consideration, namely
- Age & Attempt
|For IAS & IPS||The candidate must be a citizen of India.|
|For Other Services||
NOTE:- Provided further that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.
A graduate in any stream.
Final year students can also apply but they have to produce the graduation certificate at the Main Examination stage.
AGE LIMITS & ATTEMPTS
|CATOGERY||AGE LIMIT MINIMUM||AGE LIMIT MAXIMUM||ATTEMPTS|
|General(oc) & obc – creamy layer||21||32||6|
|OBC (non creamy layer)||21||35||9|
|Scheduled caste||21||37||No restriction in attempts.|
|Scheduled tribe||21||37||No restriction in attempts.|
|Physically challenged||21||Category relax. + 10||Based on category|
|Domicile of J&K b/w (1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.)||21||Category relax. + max. 5||Based on category|
|Ex – service man||21||Category relax. + 5||Based on category|