🎓UPSC CSE Eligibility: Age, Educational Background and More.

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UPSC CSE Eligibility

Hi. I am Professor Owl 🦉. For years, I have been teaching students who are aiming to clear the Civil Services Exam. Remember, before applying for the UPSC CSE Exam, the candidates must know that it is essential to clear the Eligibility criteria. 

Here in this blog, we have cleared all your doubts regarding the eligibility criteria for the UPSE CSE exam. The basic eligibility criteria for the UPSE CSE exam are based on the candidate’s education, age, and many other factors. 

UPSC CSE Eligibility: Overview

As said before, the candidate’s eligibility for the UPSE CSE exam is based on many different factors, such as age, educational background, number of attempts etc.

The table below mentions the candidate’s eligibility criteria with their detailed description:

Educational BackgroundA minimum of 50% in the Graduation degree
Age21-32 years
Number of Attempts6

UPSC CSE Eligibility: Educational Background

One of the factors determining the candidate’s eligibility depends on the educational background. 

It is said that the candidate must hold a Graduation degree in any stream from a recognized university from all over the country such as Delhi University.

The minimum percentage required to be eligible for UPSE CSE is at least 50%. Any candidate holding more than that is appreciated. 

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UPSC CSE Eligibility: Age Limit, and Relaxation

The minimum age to appear to be eligible for the CSE exam is 21 years, and the maximum age to take the exam is 32 years. However, these may also change for different categories. Here, in the table below is the analysis of the age limit, relaxation,

CategoriesAge Limit (Maximum Age)Relaxation
General Category32 yearsNA
OBC32 years3 years
SC/ST32 years5 years
Physically Disabled32 years10 years
Jammu and Kashmir Residents32 years5 years
Disabled Defence Personality32 years3 years
Ex-servicemen Commission Officer32 years5 years

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UPSC CSE Eligibility: Number of Attempts Allowed

Another factor in UPSC CSE Eligibility is number of attempts allowed. The average number of attempts allowed is 6. However, it may vary for different categories. Here is an overview of the number of attempts allowed:

CategoriesNumber of Attempts Allowed
General Category6
Physically Disabled9
Jammu and Kashmir ResidentsVaries
Disabled Defence PersonalityVaries
Ex-servicemen Commission OfficerVaries

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What is the qualification for the UPSC CSE exam?

To appear for the  UPSC CSE exam, the candidate needs to at least clear their graduation degree from a recognized university.

Is there any age restriction for the UPSE CSE Exam?

Yes, there are age restrictions for candidates who are applying for the UPSE CSE Exam. The candidates are between the age of  21- 32 years.

Can a candidate of 40 years appear for the UPSC CTE Exam?

No, the maximum age of a candidate who wishes to appear for the exam should be 32 years.

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