Group A Exam

UPSC Civil Services Examination is one of the toughest examinations in the World (not to feel very proud of that) because I personally feel that it does not actually test what is required in a particular officer. So UPSC does not know what it is actually doing. What it knows is that there are around 6 lakh students applying for the examination and they have to eliminate all candidates and make a list of 1000 odd aspirants every year.

IAS Eligibility Criteria

      Nationality-
    • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
    • Candidate must be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan
    • Candidate must be a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 to be settled permanently in India
    • Candidate must be person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaire, or Zambia with an intention of permanently settling in India

    • Age Limit-The upper age limit prescribed above is relaxable for the following candidates:
    • 5 years - Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)
    • 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
    • 3 years - Other Backward Classes (OBC)
    • 3 years - Defence Services personnel
    • 10 years - Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons

      Educational Qualification:
      Candidate applying for civil service exams is required to fulfill the following criteria:
    • Candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised universities
    • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent are also elgible to apply
    • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However, they must submit a certificate from the concerned University that they have passed the final professional medical examination.
    • Candidate must be person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaire, or Zambia with an intention of permanently settling in India

      Number of attempts:
      Restriction on the maximum number of attempts is effective since 1984:
    • For General Candidates: 6 attempts.
    • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Candidates (SC/ST): No Limits.
    • Other Backward Classes (OBC): 9 attempts.

Roles and Responsibilities

      The following are the roles and responsibilities that an IAS officer is deputed:
    • Handling affairs of government that involve framing and implementation of policy in consultation with the concerned Minister
    • Implementing policies through supervision and also traveling to the places where the approved policies will be implemented
    • Initially, IAS officers join the state administration at the sub-divisional level, resuming their services as sub-divisional magistrates, and look after law and order, general administration and development work in the area assigned to them
    • At the district level, an IAS officer deals with district affairs, including implementation of developmental programs.

IPS Eligibility Criteria

      Physical Criteria-The physical criteria for eligibility of the IPS officer is as follows:
    • Minimum Height - Men - 165cm Women - 150cm
    • Candidate must be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan
    • Candidate must be a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 to be settled permanently in India
    • Candidate must be person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaire, or Zambia with an intention of permanently settling in India

    • Age Limit-The upper age limit prescribed above is relaxable for the following candidates:
    • 5 years - Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)
    • 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
    • 3 years - Other Backward Classes (OBC)
    • 3 years - Defence Services personnel
    • 10 years - Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons

      Educational Qualification:
      Candidate applying for civil service exams is required to fulfill the following criteria:
    • Candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised universities
    • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent are also elgible to apply
    • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However, they must submit a certificate from the concerned University that they have passed the final professional medical examination.
    • Candidate must be person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaire, or Zambia with an intention of permanently settling in India

      Number of attempts:
      Restriction on the maximum number of attempts is effective since 1984:
    • For General Candidates: 6 attempts.
    • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Candidates (SC/ST): No Limits.
    • Other Backward Classes (OBC): 9 attempts.

IFS Eligibility Criteria

      Nationality-
    • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
    • Candidate must be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan
    • Candidate must be a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 to be settled permanently in India
    • Candidate must be person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaire, or Zambia with an intention of permanently settling in India

    • Age Limit-Age of a candidate should be minimum 21 years and maximum 30 years on 1st July of the year of examination. While the upper age limit will be relaxable in the following cases:
    • For Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC /ST) : Upto 5 years
    • Other Backward Classes (OBC): Upto 3 years
    • State of Jammu & Kashmir (Domiciled during the period from the 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989: Upto 5 years.
    • ECOs/SSCOs : Upto a maximum of five years.

      Educational Qualification:
      Candidate applying for civil service exams is required to fulfill the following criteria:
    • Candidate should hold a Bachelor's degree with at least one of the subjects namely, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or Forestry or Engineering of a recognised university or equivalent.
    • Candidates appearing at their degree examination (with prescribed subjects) can also compete. If they qualify on the result of the written part of the examination, they will have to submit the proof of passing the required examination alongwith their detailed application form to be filled in at that stage.

      Number of attempts:
      Restriction on the maximum number of attempts is effective since 1984:
    • For General Candidates: 6 attempts.
    • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Candidates (SC/ST): No Limits.
    • Other Backward Classes (OBC): 9 attempts.

IRS-IT

      Nationality-For the Indian Revenue Service, a candidate must be one of the following:
    • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
    • Candidate must be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan
    • Candidate must be a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 to be settled permanently in India
    • Candidate must be person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaire, or Zambia with an intention of permanently settling in India

    • Age Limit-Age of a candidate should be minimum 21 years and maximum 30 years on 1st July of the year of examination. While the upper age limit will be relaxable in the following cases:
    • For Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC /ST) : Upto 5 years
    • Other Backward Classes (OBC): Upto 3 years
    • State of Jammu & Kashmir (Domiciled during the period from the 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989: Upto 5 years.
    • ECOs/SSCOs : Upto a maximum of five years.

      Educational Qualification:
      Candidate applying for civil service exams is required to fulfill the following criteria:
    • A degree from a Central, State or Deemed University
    • A degree received through Correspondence Education or Distance

      Number of attempts:
      Restriction on the maximum number of attempts is effective since 1984:
    • For General Candidates: 6 attempts.
    • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Candidates (SC/ST): No Limits.
    • Other Backward Classes (OBC): 9 attempts.

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