UPSC Exam 2018 : Eligibility, Age limit, Subjects

Indian Administrative Service is one of the jobs that every student aspires for. Due to its tasks and opportunity of changing millions of lives in India, becomes the significant amenities.

Apart from IAS, there are 24 further facilities together with IFS, IPS, IRS and so on. The UPSC manages the arrangement of the exam so that they can select contenders. CSE is a three-step assortment procedure which includes Prelims, Mains Exam and Personality Test and in the end brainer grasp IAS workplaces.

The preliminary exam comes in the category of the objective which involves two papers – General Studies Paper and CSAT. General studies paper calculated as screening to the Mains exam stage whereas CSAT is minimum qualifying.

Besides, Mains exam involves 9 papers, as well as optional (2 papers), which comes into the category of descriptive. Yet, English language paper and regional language paper are also set for qualifying.

Essay paper, four general Studies papers and 2 optional papers are measured for merit, together with interview marks.




        Paper A Regional language(Qualifying)           300
        Paper B English Language(Qualifying)           300
       Paper – 1 Essay            250
       Paper – 2 General Studies-1            250
       Paper – 3 General Studies -2            250
       Paper – 4 General Studies -3            250
       Paper – 5 General studies -4            250
       Paper – 6 Optional Paper – 1            250
       Paper – 7 Optional Paper-  2             250
                                            Written test Total           1750
Personality Test              275
                                     Final Total         2025

IAS Exam Eligibility criteria

Indian with any degree from:

  1. Any of the universities combined by the term of central or state legislature in India.
  2. Other educational institutions recognized by parliament.
  3. Or a deemed university as per section 3 of university grants commission act, 1965.
  4. Possess an equivalent qualification.
  5. Final year students and candidates waiting for results can also apply. Results need to submit at the time of filing application for mains exam.
  6. No marks criteria prescribed for the exam.

For other services:

  1. A citizen of India or,
  2. A subject of Nepal or,
  3. A subject of Bhutan or,
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came to India, before January 1, 1962, with an intention to settle permanently in India.
  5. A person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries [ Kenya, Uganda, the united republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire, Malawi, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settle in India .

 IAS Exam – Age limit

The lowest age bound is 21 years. Age limit is considered on 1 of August each year.

Upper age limit and number of attempts


Upper age limit

Number of attempts

General 32 6
OBC 35 9
SC/ST 37 Unlimited attempts
Citizens of Jammu and Kashmir 37
Defense personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with foreign countries or disturbed area 35
Ex servicemen 37
Physically handicapped / disabled 42 9

The SC/ST and OBC applicants will get increasing age reduction.