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UPSC Eligibility


UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2020

    As per nationality-The below candidates are eligible to appear in UPSC CSE exam:

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962
  • Persons of Indian Origin
  • Overseas Citizens of India
  • Category wise attempts to appear in the UPSC civil services examinations:

    Category Attempts Age criteria
    General 6 32 years
    OBC 9 35 years
    SC/ST Unlimited 37 years
  • Candidates must have completed 21 years of age at the time of admission or on 1st August of that given year when the exam is held.
  • The upper age limit is 32 years for General candidates, 35years for Candidates of OBC, 37 years for SC/ST candidates, 42 years for Gen-PH, and 45 years for OBC-PH, 47 years for PH SC/ST.
  • A candidate must hold a degree of any university incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or any other educational institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification. Final year student can also apply for UPSC exam.
  • If the person is already in government services then he/ she should submit an undertaking that they have informed their Head of department (HOD) in writing that they have applied for the exam.
  • No false information regarding community reservation and change of community shall be entertained by the commission and their application will be rejected at the same time.
  • In case of unfortunate physical disabilities during the exam, the candidate should produce valid document showing disability to the extent of 40% or more as mentioned in the relevant rules to enable the benefits of PwBD reservation.(**Exceptional case)
UPSC FAQs ?

    What is UPSC CSE Exam 2020?

    Ans: UPSC CSE is one of the most difficult exams conducted every year for the recruitment of IAS, IPS, IFS and other officers in Indian Civil Services

    How many exams are there to clear UPSC?

    Ans: The exam takes place in 3 phases: 1. Prelims (MCQs) 2. Mains (Subjective) 3. Personal Interview (Personality test)

    What is Prelims Exam Date 2020?

    Ans: The UPSC Prelims exam date is 4 October 2020.

    Is admit card issued?

    Ans: On May 2020, admit card was released.

    How to fill online application form?

    Ans: Candidates can apply online for UPSC exam by visiting website: (https://upsconline.nic.in). Application will not be accepted in any other mode.

    How eligibility of age calculated?

    Ans: It is calculated based on the cut-off date as per the notification.

    What is the age criteria to appear for UPSC CSE Exam 2020?

    Ans: Candidates must have completed 21 years of age at the time of admission or on 1st August of that given year when the exam is held. The upper age limit is 32 years for General candidates, 35years for Candidates of OBC, 37 years for SC/ST candidates, 42 years for Gen-PH, and 45 years for OBC-PH, 47 years for PH SC/ST.

    Is there any negative marking in UPSC CSE exam?

    Ans: Candidate should not note that incorrect response get negative marking (1/3 of the assigned marks to that question is deducted from the aggregate).

    What is the cut off marks of UPSC IAS exam?

    Ans: For prelims: The cut off marks at present in 33%. Marks acquired in paper 1 will be considered for the merit rank. For Mains: The cut off marks at present in 25%. Marks acquired in 7papers will be considered for the merit rank.

    How to download admit card of UPSC exam?

    Ans: 1. Visit https://upsconline.nic.in 2. To download e-Admit card, candidates will require Registration ID or Roll Number followed by Date of Birth, Enter captcha in the given field then submit. 3. If the candidate has not received any information regarding his/her admit card, candidate should immediately contact the commission on concerned email-id or commission’s office. Numbers are: 011- 23381125/011- 23385271/011-23098543.

    How seat is allocated in the UPSC CSE exam?

    Ans: Seat allocation is done on the basis of "first application first allocation" through computer without any manual intervention.

    Is UPSC exam conducted online or offline?

    Ans: UPSC IAS 2020 Prelims & Mains Exam are held offline in pen and paper mode.

    What is the time to reach the examination centre?

    Ans: The examination venue will be closed 10 minutes before the commencement of examination. If the exam starts at 10:00 am, the examination venue will close at 9.50 am.

    Who all can appear in UPSC IAS 2020?

    Ans: The below candidates are eligible to appear in UPSC CSE exam: (a) A citizen of India, or (b) A subject of Nepal, or (c) A subject of Bhutan, or (d) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 (e) Persons of Indian Origin (f) Overseas Citizens of India .

    What is the syllabus of UPSC Prelims 2020?

    Ans: The syllabus for General Studies Paper I includes current affairs, history of India, Indian polity, Indian and world geography, Indian governance, economic and social development, general science and general issues on environmental ecology, biodiversity and climate change. The syllabus for General Studies Paper-II (CSAT) includes comprehension, logical reasoning, basic numeracy, and decision making & problem-solving.

    What is the syllabus of UPSC Mains 2020?

    Ans: The 9 papers below are of the subjective type and occur over a period of 5 days. Paper-I Candidates are required to write essays on multiple topics. This will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and to write concisely. Paper-II General Studies (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) Paper-III General Studies (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social justice & International Relations) Paper-IV General Studies (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security, and Disaster Management.) Paper-V General Studies (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude) Paper-VI & Paper- VII (Optional subject) Paper VII – Indian Language Paper IX- English Language

    Can candidate give exams in their own language?

    Ans: Candidate can give exam either in Hindi or English.

    Is jeans allowed in UPSC CSE 2020 exam?

    Ans: Wearing jeans is strictly avoided.

    What is to dress code to appear for an interview?

    Ans: Men should wear light coloured formal shirts and dark trousers. A neck-tie is ok if you are comfortable. Women should wear decent light coloured clothes with no overdo makeup and hairstyle.

    Is UPSC interview tough?

    Ans: We can say the exam is challenging but not tough. The syllabus is really vast and requires lot of sitting. Which may lead this exam as toughest exam.

    Is one year enough for UPSC preparation?

    Ans: Yes, One year enough to appear for UPSC exam.

    How result is calculated?

    Ans: The result of Civil Services Examination is subject to changes that may be necessitated by the orders passed by the Honourable Courts in cases pending before them.