Before starting preparation, please see if you fulfil following eligibility criteria
For IAS and IPS, you need to be a citizen of India
For other services, the candidates who are citizen of Nepal or Bhutan, and people of Indian Origin from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam, who have intention of permanently settling in India are eligible.
The candidate must be of 21 years of age. This has been prescribed as minimum age for all categories. Whoever, the maximum age and no. of attempts vary from category to category
For General candidate, maximum age is 32 years as on August 1 with attempts fixed at 6
For OBC candidate, maximum age is 35 years as on August 1 with attempts fixed at 9
For SC/ST candidate, maximum age is 37 years as in August 1 with unlimited attempts.
Attempt will be counted only when you appear in the exam and not when you just apply for it.
The most coveted and desired job in India is definitively of an IAS. Many of you are also here because of this. From studying at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration at Mussoorie to working in Prime Minister of India’s office, the post in itself is a journey. On completion of your training you will be posted as a sub-divisional magistrate, followed by posting as a district magistrate. On Apex scale, IAS officers may go on to lead government departments or ministers.