IAS Examination – A Brief Overview of Different Eligibility Criteria

IAS Examination

IAS Notification was released on 10th February, 2021. The online registration for the civil service examination began on 10th February 2021. The deadline to apply for UPSC Civil Service Examination 2021 is 2nd March 2021. 

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As per IAS Notification, the civil service preliminary examination (2021) will be conducted on 27th June, 2021. The date of IAS result will be published at a later stage. As per IAS notification, the Civil Service Mains examination will be held on 17th September 2021, spread over 5 days.IAS 2021 examination will be conducted over three different stages. The first stage is the Preliminary stage, which will have multiple choice questions. Candidates who clears the prelims can appear for the IAS Mains examination, here the questions will be descriptive in nature and there will be nine different papers. Two papers are just qualifying in nature, the marks obtained in them will not be considered for ranking the successful candidates. Candidates who have cleared the Mains examination will be appearing for the final stage that is the interview stage. The marks obtained in the mains examination and the interview will be added to arrive at the final score and the ranking list. 

The IAS result will be declared within 45 days from the day of the exam. IAS result will be available online, it will provide the list of roll numbers of all the candidates who have cleared that particular stage of examination. Final IAS Result can be expected by August 2021.

To check the IAS 2021 prelims result, candidates can visit the official website of the UPSC. On the home page one can see the UPSC Prelims Result link. Once a person clicks on the link, they will be redirected to the IAS result  which will consist of roll numbers of qualified candidates.

The eligibility criteria for candidates appearing for the civil service examination are as follows: candidates who are selected for Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) must be a citizen of India, for other services, candidates must be a citizen of India or A subject of Nepal/ Bhutan, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India. However, candidates who are subjects of Bhutan, Nepal, or Tibetan refugees are not eligible to apply for Indian Foreign Service (IFS). The eligibility criteria from the age perspective is, a candidate must be minimum 21 years and maximum 32 years of age as on August 1, 2021. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes will have an age relaxation of 5 years, OBC candidates will have an age relaxation of 3 years, candidates belonging to the Defence Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof will have an age relaxation of 3 years. Candidates belonging to the category of Ex-servicemen including commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years of military service as on August 1, 2021, and have been released, will have an age relaxation of 5 years.