Civil Services

UPSC Civil Services Exams - IAS, IPS, IFS Others


Phase I: Pre Exams is organized every year in the month of August, whose results are normally declared in mid-October.

Phase II: Main Exam is organized every year in the month of December for those who have passed the Civil Services Preliminary exam. The result for the Civil Services Mains examination is generally declared in the month of March.

Phase III:  Personality Interview (Interview) is the last stage normally organized in the month of May every year. Notifications for the forms are normally notified by April.

After the final results are announced, selected aspirants are sent for further training programs.

Being one of the most important posts for the country, the UPSC board keeps an eye on the needs for the candidature for the post and accordingly make changes in the selection process and here are the new eligibility criteria that the board has introduced for the reason we were discussing above:

  • The government has changed the upper age limit and the number of attempts of applicants for an aspirant of the UPSC Civil Service Examination with from 2016.
  • According to information published on the website of the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, the upper age limit will be 37 years for SC/ST  aspirants with a fortunate choice of infinite attempts; 35 years for OBC with 9 attempts; and 32 years for the general category aspirants with 6 attempts.
  • For physically handicapped aspirants, the age limit tends to 42, 45 and 47 years for General, OBC, and SC/ST category respectively while the number of chances to pass is 9 for General and OBC and infinite for SC/SC category.

What is the procedure to become an IAS officer after giving IAS Exam?

Exam undertaken commonly known as IAS exam is officially called the UPSC Civil Services Exam or CSE. The UPSC CSE consists of 3 levels – Preliminary, Mains, and the Interview. Cracking an IAS exam is not an easy task as mentioned before because of the competition involved, moreover, it is one the toughest competition exam to get through, but that does not imply, it is impossible for a candidate with right attitude and approach.

Some other Eligibility Conditions considered for IAS Exam:


For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate should be a citizen of India.

For other services, a candidate should be either:

  1. a citizen of India,
  2. or a subject of Nepal,
  3. or a subject of Bhutan,
  4. or a Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the thought of permanently settling in India,
  5. or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the thought of permanently settling in India.

Now if a candidate concerned to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose concern a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India, but aspirants concerned to categories (b), (c) and (d) above will be forbidden from being eligible for post to the Indian Foreign Service.

Age Limit:

A candidate should have gained the age of 21 years and should not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August.

The upper age limit mentioned above will be given relaxation in the following conditions:

  1. Till a limit of 5 years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
  2. Till a limit of 3 years in the case of candidates concerned to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
  3. Till a limit of 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January to the 31st December.
  4. Till a limit of 3 years in the condition of Defense Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and as a consequence thereof.
  5. Till a limit of 5 years in  the condition of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August 2019. And have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service.
  6. Till a limit of 3 years in the condition of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed the infant period of assignment of five years Military Service as on 1st August, and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose condition the Ministry of Defense issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be declared on 3 month notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of post.
  7. Till a limit of 10 years in the condition of blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons.



The Indian Civil Services examination organized by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year. The exam schedule announced during January – February after which the selection made on three levels. Elimination processed at every stage for the final selection.

The competitive examination comprises of three successive levels:

Step 1 – Preliminary Examination – Objective Type (Qualifier)

Step 2 – Main Examination – Written Test

Step 3 – Interview / Personality Test

The Preliminary exam is held in May-June and the results are announced in July-August. The Main examination conducted in October-November and the aspirants who clear at this stage are transported to the interview in March-April next. The final recruitment and posting of aspirants depend on their ranking and the available vacancies for different posts to be filled during that particular year.

Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a limit of 400 marks. Only those aspirants who are permitted by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the aspirants who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination is not considered in the final recruitment process.

Main Examination

The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total an approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year for various Services and Posts.

The Main Examination will consist of 9 papers in total including long essay type questions. An aspirant who manages minimum passing marks in the Main Examination as decided by the Commission earlier will be invited by them for a Personality Test.

Interview/Personality Test

The number of aspirants invited for an interview will be two times the number of vacancies to be filled. it will carry 275 marks. Marks thus obtained by the candidates (in the Main Examination as well as interview) would decide their final ranking.

Candidates will be posted to various services according to their ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them while applying.

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