Eligibility / Services

A)  The eligibility standards for the examination are as follows:

1)      Nationality

  • For the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For the Indian Revenue Service, a candidate must be one of the following:                 a) A citizen of India.  b) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • For other services, a candidate must be one of the following:  a) A citizen of India b) A citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan c) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

2) Education

  • All candidates must have a minimum of any of the following educational qualifications:
  • A degree from a Central, State or Deemed university
  • A degree received through Correspondence Education or Distance
  • A degree from an Open University

A qualification recognized by the Government of India as being equivalent to either of the above. The following candidates are also eligible, but have to submit proof of their eligibility from a competent authority at their institute/university at the time of the main examination, failing which they will not be allowed to attend the exam.

3)      Age

Prescribed age limits vary with respect to the caste reservations. The minimum age for everyone is 21 years. The upper age limit for General category is 32 years. One who turns 21 on August 1 is eligible whereas one who turns 32 on August 1 of the year of examination is not eligible. For OBC category upper age limit is 35, and for SC/ST it is 37 years. Upper age limit relaxation is provided to certain candidates who are backward with respect to other factors and physically handicapped

                                                     

B)   The Civil Services Examination is conducted for recruitment of the Services and Posts mentioned below:-

  • Indian Administrative Service.
  • Indian Foreign Service.
  •  Indian Police Service.
  •  Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
  •  Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  •  Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
  •  Indian Defense Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  •  Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
  •  Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager,Administration).
  •  Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
  •  Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  •  Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
  •  Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  •  Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
  •  Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
  •  Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
  •  Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
  •  Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III).
  •  Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”.
  •  Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
  •  Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &
  • Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  •  Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service,Group ‘B’.
  •  Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.