Civil Services Eligibility Criteria 2015 Selection Process, No Of Attempts

By | November 7, 2014

Civil Services Eligibility Criteria 2015

Candidates who are willing to appear in the civil services exam must have information about the Civil Services Eligibility Criteria 2015. We have brought you the details of Civil Services Eligibility Criteria 2015 Selection Process, No of Attempts etc. Please have a look below.

Civil Services Eligibility Criteria 2015

Nationality:

  • For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For other services, a candidate must be either :—

a)    A citizen of India

b)    A subject of Nepal

c)    A subject of Bhutan

d)    A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India

e)    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 intention of permanently settling in India.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

UPSC Civil Services Exam Notification

Age Limits:

  • A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years
  • Age relaxation in upper age for the SC/ST/OBC candidates is applicable as per the government rules.

Minimum Educational Qualifications:

The candidates who are applying for this exam must hold any degree from a recognized Universities/ Board/Institute.

Civil Services Exam Pattern

Restrictions on Applying For the Examination:

  • A candidate who is appointed to the Indian Administrative Service or the Indian Foreign Service on the results of an earlier examination and continues to be a member of that service will not be eligible to compete at this examination.
  • In case such a candidate is appointed to the IAS/IFS after the Preliminary Examination of Civil Services Examination is over and he/she continues to be a member of that service, he/she shall not be eligible to appear in the Civil Services (Main) Examination notwithstanding his/her having qualified in the Preliminary Examination
  • Also provided that if such a candidate is appointed to IAS/IFS after the commencement of the Civil Services (Main) Examination but before the result thereof and continues to be a member of that service, he/she shall not be considered for appointment to any service/post on the basis of the result of this examination viz. Civil Services Examination

Physical Standards:

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Civil Services Examination as per guidelines.

Civil Services Selection Process 2015

The selection process for Civil Services is of two parts.

1. The first part is Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination conducted by UPSC. The type of the examination is objective type and this exam is conducted for the selection of the candidates for Main Examination.

2. The second part is Civil Services (Main) Examination. The number of candidates admitted to the MAIN examination (Written Test & Interview) is usually 12 to 13 times the number of vacancies.

Number of Attempts

  • General category candidates and the OBC candidates that fall under Creamy Layer can make six attempts for the exam.
  • OBC category candidates can make nine attempts.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST category can make any number of attempts.

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