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.

Iran Boosts Ties With Italy And France

Iranian President Mr. Hassan Rouhani visited Italy and France from January 26 to 30, 2016 on his first official visits to both countries. Iran is emerging from the shadows after 12 years of international trade sanctions. It is 16 years since an Iranian president last made a state visit to Europe, and as

Iran returned to the international stage after more than a decade of sanctions, there was huge anticipation both at home and abroad about the potential changes to come. Mr. Rouhani met Pope Francis in the Vatican and talked about problems afflicting the Middle East. Mr. Rouhani also met the Italian Prime Minister, Mr. Matteo Renzi. During Mr. Rouhani’s visit, Italy and Iran signed 17 billion euros worth of business deals. The Italian deals cover areas including energy, infrastructure, steel, shipbuilding and aviation. There was a 3.7-billion euro contract for oil services group Saipem, up to 5.7 billion euros in contracts for steel firm Danieli, up to 4 billion euros of business for infrastructure firm Condotte d’Acqua, 4 billion euros for rail and road company Gavio and 400 million euros for planes from Finmeccanica. Europe was Iran’s largest trading partner before the sanctions and Italy was second only after Germany, with seven billion euros in trade, falling to 1.5 billion euros after the sanctions. Italy hopes to rebuild that to three billion in exports alone by 2018. Mr. Rouhani talked up his country as a regional trade hub and pillar of stability saying that generating economic growth and jobs in the Middle East were crucial to defeating extremism.

Iranian President Mr. Rouhani reached France on January 28, 2016, starting with investments to boost Iran’s flagging economy that had been crippled by decades of sanctions. French President Mr. Francois Hollande said in a joint news conference following a meeting with Mr. Rouhani at the Elysee Palace that he wanted the relationship to be useful to both countries and useful to the Middle East region affected by wars, crises and tragedies. Mr. Hollande added that he raised the issue of human rights and freedom during the meeting. Mr. Rouhani said during the joint conference that they must help the Syrian people so that they could build a sustainable future for the country. A total of 20 agreements were signed after Mr.’ Rouhani’s meeting with Mr. Hollande. Iran Air signed a deal to buy .118 aircraft from Airbus, valued at 22.8 billion euros ($25 billion). Iran Air and Airbus signed an agreement for the acquisition of the full range of new Airbus airliners (73 wide-bodied and 45 single aisles). This includes pilot and maintenance training and support services to help the entry into service and efficient operations of these new aircraft. A comprehensive co-operation agreement to modernise the civil aviation sector of Iran was inked. The agreement was signed to support the development of Air Navigation Services, airport and aircraft operations,

French President Mr. Francois FLollande



with Iranian President Mr. Hassan
Pouhani during the latter’s visit to France
on January 28, 2016.

regulatory harmonisation, technical and academic training, maintenance, repair and industrial cooperation. PSA Peugeot Citroen also announced a joint venture with Iran Khodro to produce latest- generation vehicles in Tehran by the end of 2017. French and Iranian companies also signed agreements in the sectors of health and agriculture. Oil and gas company Total inked a deal with the National Iranian Oil Company to purchase crude oil.

Mr. Rouhani had originally been due to visit Europe in November 2015, but cancelled the trip after an Islamic State attack on Paris, which killed 130 people. Many Western nations have accused Iran of funding various militant groups, and despite a landmark nuclear deal between the world powers and Tehran in 2015, the United States is keeping some of its financial sanctions in place because of the alleged links and human rights abuses.

EU Commission, United States Agree On Framework For Transatlantic Data Flows

The European Commission (EC) and the USA on February 2, 2016 agreed on a new framework for transadantic data flows, named EU-US Privacy Shield. The pact should prevent European Union regulators from restricting data transfers by companies such as Google and Amazon across the Atlantic. The agreement will replace the 16-year old Safe Harbour arrangement that was ruled illegal by the European Court of Justice in October 2015. The court scrapped the agreement in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations on the US intelligence. Compared to the Safe Harbour, the Privacy Shield arrangement seeks to provide stronger obligations on companies in the US to protect the personal data of Europeans and stronger monitoring and enforcement by the US agencies. The announcement of the pact, which still requires political approval, coincides with two days of talks in Brussels, where European data protection authorities were poised to restrict data transfers unless a deal was clinched. The European Commission said that the new Privacy Shield would place stronger obligations on the US companies to protect Europeans’ personal data and ensure stronger monitoring and enforcement by the US agencies.

The Commission Vice-President, Mr. Andrus Ansip, said that for the first time they had received detailed written assurances from the United States on the safeguards and limitations applicable to the US surveillance programme. The United States will create an ombudsman within the State Department to deal with complaints and enquiries forwarded by EU data protection agencies. There will also be an alternative dispute resolution mechanism to resolve grievances and a joint annual review of the accord. European data protection authorities will also work with the US Federal Trade Commission to police the system. Safe Harbour had for 15 years allowed more than 4,000 companies to avoid cumbersome EU data transfer rules by stating that they complied with EU data protection law. Cross-border data transfers are used in many industries for sharing employee information, when consumer data is shared to complete credit card, travel or e-commerce transactions, or to target advertising based on customer preferences.

International Sanctions
Against Iran Lifted

The United States and European nations lifted oil and financial sanctions on Iran on January 16, 2016 and released roughly $100 billion of its assets after international inspectors concluded that the country had followed through on promises to dismantle large sections of its nuclear programme. In a dramatic move scheduled to coincide with the scrapping of the sanctions, Tehran also announced the release of Americans, including Washington Post reporter Mr. Jason Rezaian as part of a prisoner swap with the United States. Together, the lifting of sanctions and the prisoner deal considerably reduce the hostility between Tehran and Washington that has shaped the Middle East since Iran’s Islamic Revolution of 1979. Tens of



billions of dollars worth of Iranian assets will now be unfrozen and global companies that have been barred from doing business there will be able to exploit a market hungry for everything from automobiles to airplane parts. The UN nuclear watchdog ruled that Iran had abided by an agreement in 2015 with six world powers to curtail its nuclear programme, triggering the end of sanctions. The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement that Iran had carried out all measures required under the July deal to enable Implementation Day of the deal to occur. Within minutes, the United States formally lifted banking, steel, shipping and other sanctions on Iran, a major oil producer which had been virtually shut out of international markets for the past five years. The European Union also began the process of lifting sanctions. The Obama administration also removed 400 Iranians and others from its sanctions list and took other steps to lift selected restrictions on interactions with Iran.

Under the new rules put in place, the United States will no longer sanctio: foreign individuals or firms for buyiru oil and gas from Iran. The Americar trade embargo remains in place, but-the government will permit certain limitec business activities with Iran, such a? selling or purchasing Iranian food anc carpets and American commercia aircraft and parts.

Japan also, on January 21, 2016, liftec sanctions on Iran, falling in line with, majot world powers. Chief Cabinet Secretary Mr. Yoshihide Suga said that Japan would like to strengthen their cooperative relationship with Iran further and contribute to the peace and stability of the Middle East through their traditional friendly relationship with Iran. With the lifting of the sanctions. Japanese insurance companies will be able to issue policies covering trade deals involving Iran. Japanese business will also be able make new investments in Iran’s oil and gas sector. An investment agreement between Tehran and Tokyo is expected to be signed soon. Japanese companies are already lining up to resume business ties with Iran, with Suzuki Motor Corp saying it is considering returning to the Iranian market. After sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear programme are lifted, a number of global industries should benefit from the opening up of second largest country in the Middle East. The most significant beneficiaries are likely to be the financial, energy and transportation industries. The financial industry will largely benefit from the lifting of sanctions that have, over the last three years, prohibited international banks from using SWIFT—the global payments system—to conduct business with Iran’s banks. As Iran is home to the fourth-largest proven crude oil reserves and second largest natural gas reserves, lifted sanctions represent a huge opportunity for global energy companies. Transportation is the other major industry that will benefit from lifting sanctions. Car manufacturers will also benefit from the large Iranian market. Moreover, the end of sanctions means more money and prestige for Iran, as it becomes deeply embroiled in the sectarian conflicts of the Middle East, notably in the Syrian civil war.

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