All you need to know the Latest IAS Exam Age Limit

IAS Exam Age Limit

IAS eligibility for examination according to the latest notification of UPSC (Union of Public Utilities Commission) is addressed in this article. We hope this message to clear any doubts about the number of attempts, age limits, education level, etc. For UPSC Civil Services allowed the examination (commonly referred to as the IAS exam).

Minimum Educational Qualifications to appear for UPSC Civil Services Exam

Any degree (diploma).

All universities constituted by a law of the Central or State Legislative Assembly in India.
Or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament.
Or declared as a university under subsection 3 of the University Grants Law Commission 1956.
Or possess an equivalent degree.
Note: Seniors may also apply.

For more details, see the IAS Qualification Requirement.

Minimum age to appear in the IAS UPSC | Eligibility for IAS examination

The minimum age for the IAS examination is 21 years. This means that the candidate must be at least 21 years old on the 1st of August of this year when carrying out the examination. For example, if the candidate appears for 2018 preliminary round, he / she must be 21 years old on August 1, here 2018.

Upper age limit to appear for UPSC IAS Exam



The age limit is also calculated as of August 1st. This means that if the candidate presents the 2018 preliminary rounds, should be lower than the upper limit mentioned before August 1, 2018. The upper limit is set different for different categories is as follows.

Age limit for general category: 32 years.

Age limit for CBOs: 35 years.
Age limit for SC / ST: 37 years.
Age limit for the people of Jammu and Kashmir: 37 years.
Age limit for staff of disabled defense services in operations during hostilities with a foreign country or disrupted and released as a result area: 35 years.
Age limit for former military personnel, including officers and peacekeepers who served at least five years of military service: 37 years.
Upper age limit for blind, deaf and orthopedic impairment (general category): 42 years.
In addition to the above limits, CBO / SC / ST candidates will have the advantage of relaxing accumulated age. This means that age relaxation is added in special cases, for example, if the person is OBC + Ex-service men, who will receive an extension of 5 + 7 = 12, the upper age limit is now 42 .

How many attempts are permitted UPSC civilian exams?

A general category candidate has an age limit of 32, but that does not mean you can write this review as many times as you want. There are some restrictions on the number of times this test can be taken, which is still different for different categories.

  1. The number of IAS exam attempts: General category: from 6 attempts to 32 years.
  2. The number of IAS exam attempts: OBC: 9 attempts of 35 years.
  3. The number of IAS exam attempts: SC / ST: unlimited attempts at 37 years.