UPSC examination importance lies in the fact that graduate of any stream or course whether it is Arts, Engineering, Science, Medicine, and Management etc. have an equal opportunity to compete in this exam. IAS aspirants from prestigious IIT’s or IIM’s will have an equal chance of cracking IAS’s as it will be to an MBBS from AFMC or AIIMs etc. IAS exam provides equal opportunity to all, to reach the apex of the Indian administrative system.
Also known as Civil Services exam before the independence of India UPSC examination is conducted by central body Union Public Service Commission every year in the month of May to selects approximately 400 candidates to serve on the top notch positions in the Central Government and its various departments.
Educational Qualification: The aspiring candidate should be at least a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university. Candidates having professional and technical qualifications recognized by the government are also eligible. Those who have appeared in the final year but do not have the result can also apply but they would have to produce proof of passing the exam with their application for the Main Exam.
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. However, they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned authority of the University / Institution that they have passed the final professional medical examination. At the time of Interview, they are supposed to produce a certificate from a competent authority that they have completed (including internship) all the requirements for the award of the Medical Degree.
Note: There is no minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination is (Pass only) required to be eligible for taking IAS Exam
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
(i) A subject of Nepal, or
(ii) A subject of Bhutan, or
(iii) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India with the intention of permanently settling in India. or
(iv) 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 favor 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.
Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st August of the year in which examination is being held.
The upper age limit may be relaxed in respect of the SC/ST and other backward classes.