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7th January 2016, 05:11 PM
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Re: IAS Exam How Many Attempts

Indian Administrative Services IAS Exam is a Civil Services exam conducted by central body Union Public Service Commission UPSC every year in the month of May to selected candidates in the Central Government and its various departments.

IAS exam Number of attempts:

Category Number of Attempts
General category 4
Physically handicapped belonging to general category 7
Other backward classes 7
SC/ST candidates Unlimited

IAS Exam Eligibility

Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university

Candidates having professional and technical qualifications recognised by the government are also eligible.

Final year students of graduation degree can also apply.

Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical degree Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination.

Age Limits:

Candidate age must be between 21 years to 30 years o

The upper age limit may be relaxed in respect of the SC/ST and other backward classes.


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 citizen of India, or
A subject of Nepal, or
A subject of Bhutan, or
A Tibetan refugee who came over to India with the intention of permanently settling in India. or
A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka, 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.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. These candidates will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.

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