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UPSC CSE Eligibility 2022 - Age, Education

All the candidates must know the eligibility criteria before applying for the UPSC CSE exam. We will look at all factors related to UPSC CSE eligibility in this blog. It would Include Age Limit & Age relaxation, Educational qualification, Nationality.

UPSC CSE 2022 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for UPSC CSE is divided into three categories

  • Age
  • Educational Qualification
  • Nationality

Let us look into it in detail

Age Limit

UPSC has a predefined age limit for the candidates who want to apply for the UPSC CSE 2021 exam. The age limit must be calculated as of 1st of August, 2022

CategoryMinimum AgeMaximum Age
UPSC CSE age limit for General21 year32 year
UPSC CSE age limit for OBC21 year35 year
UPSC CSE age limit for SC/ST21 year37 year

Age Relaxation

The UPSC has mentioned age relaxation for the candidates applying for the UPSC CSE 2022 exam. UPSC age relaxation for the general category is not applicable, however, the UPSC age relaxation for SC/ST, OBC, Defence Personnel, ex-servicemen and others is mentioned below.

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled caste/Scheduled tribe5 years
Other backward classes (OBC)3 years
Defense Services Personnel3 years
Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs5 years
Deaf, hard of hearing, low vision or blindness, ex-servicemen or candidates with any other locomotor disability or muscle deformity10 years

Read on for more details: UPSC CSE 2022 Notification,  UPSC CSE 2022 Exam Pattern, UPSC CSE 2022  Syllabus, UPSC CSE 2022 Exam Date, UPSC CSE 2022 Cut off

Educational Qualification

The UPSC CSE Educational Qualification states that the candidates applying for the UPSC Civil Services Examination must have a graduation degree from a govt. recognized university. The educational qualification is not limited to any particular stream.

Candidates who are pursuing graduation and are waiting for their final results can also apply, but only on the condition that the result should be declared before filling the application for the UPSC Mains 2022 exam. Also, candidates who have appeared for degrees such as MBBS, ICSI, ICAI, and ICWAI and are awaiting results can apply, but they need to provide proof of qualifying for the degree.

Nationality

The candidates who wish to appear in the UPSC civil services examination 2022 should be a:

  • citizen of India or
  • should be a citizen of Nepal or
  • the subject of Bhutan or
  • he/she must be Tibetan Refugee who was migrated to India to settle permanently before January 01, 1962, or
  • person of Indian origin who migrated from Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, Vietnam, and Zaire.

FAQs

1. What is the last date to apply for UPSC CSE 2022 Examination?

A. The last date to apply for UPSC CSE 2022 Examination is 22nd February 2022 till 6 pm.

2. Where can I apply for UPSC CSE 2022 Examination?

A. Click on the link here to apply for UPSC CSE 2022 Examination.

3. What is the minimum age to apply for UPSC CSE 2022 Examination?

A. Minimum age to apply for UPSC CSE 2022 Examination is 21 years.
4. What is the maximum age to apply for UPSC CSE 2022 Examination?

A. The maximum age to apply for UPSC CSE 2022 Examination is 32 year for Gen Category, 35 years for OBC Category and 37 years for SC/ST Category.

5. What is the minimum educational eligibility for UPSC CSE 2022 Examination?

A. The UPSC CSE Educational Qualification states that the candidates applying for the UPSC Civil Services Examination must have a graduation degree from a govt. recognized university.

FAQs

What is the age limit for general category candidates in UPSC CSE?

Minimum age 21 years and Maximum age 32 years. Age relaxation for other categories is applicable.

What is the application fee for UPSC CSE? +

Male candidates from General and OBC categories need to pay Rs.100, while candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD & Female candidates are exempted from paying the UPSC application fee.

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