Academic Qualification

To apply for UPSC Civil Services (IAS/IPS) Examination, a candidate….

  1. Must be a graduate. http://cinziamazzamakeup.com/?x=cialis-generico-con-pagamento-alla-consegna No minimum %, grade or CGPA required in college. (But don’t prepare UPSC by neglecting college because in RBI/CAT-exams they consider college marks)
  2. There are click here Toppers with ATKT, failures in college/school exams. UPSC doesn’t care. They only need final graduation certi/marksheet.
  3. Undergraduate in last year, enter site last semester can apply.
  4. lasix no prescription overnight American degrees valid but have to get equivalent cert. from AIU.
  5. lasix dosages Distance education degree valid- IF recognized by UGC/AICTE/any Law
  6. MBBS must have completed internship before UPSC Interview-stage comes.

Age / Attempt limit in UPSC IAS/IPS?

General & Creamy OBC
0
/ 6 Attempts
Non-Creamy OBC
0
/ 9 Attempts
SC | ST
0
Unlimited
Attempts



  • Age is counted on the go to link 1st August of the given year.
  • Physical Disabled candidates’ age limits: PH-Gen: 42, PH-OBC (non-Creamy): 45 years; PH-SC/ST: 47 years. This is cumulative ST ex-serviceman who was disabled: 32 +5 (ST) +5 (Ex serviceman) + PH (10)=52 years. But such cumulative effect will apply till maximum upper age limit 56 years, as per this DoPT Notification.
  • * PH (GEN | OBC) = 9 attempts follow while PH (SC | ST) = Unlimited Attempts, till upper age.
  • J&K Domicile OR Ex-serviceman: addl. +5 years| Attempt depend on category.


  • Apply online: 7th Feb to 3rd March 2018

    • You’ve to indicate optional subject in online Prelim-form. You can’t change it afterwards during Mains form.
    • Marksheet, Caste Certi not required at this stage.

  • Stage1- Prelims / CSAT: 3rd June, 2018

    • Multiple choice Question (MCQ) Test. Two papers 1) General Studies 2) Aptitude. No optional paper here.
    • Question paper is set in English and Hindi.
    • if you apply online but remain absent in prelims, then your attempt is not counted.

  • Stage2- Mains: 29th Sep. 2018 onwards (five days)

    • When you clear prelims, You’ll have to fill up a new separate (online) form called “Detailed Application form” ( clomid price in mercury drug philippines branch DAF).
    • In this online DAF-form, Your optional subject will be pre-selected from prelim form, hence you can’t change.
    • Along with DAF-you’ll have to give proof of graduation, caste, PH.
    • Mains contains Seven Descriptive Papers; including one optional subject paper.

  • Stage3- Interview, Dates undecided

    Can be given in any language. But advisable to give in Hindi/English otherwise 1) Leaves Poor impression 2) Translator eats up time/ reduces impact of your answer.

How to start Prelim Preparation?

  1. Coaching / Delhi-Stay is NOT essential to clear Prelims. Many toppers managed without coaching, by self study!
  2. First, Start with NCERT Textbooks Topicwise (Free Download)
  3. Observe Previous years Topicwise Papers; so unnecessarily Time is not wasted in wrong direction.


Difficult to explain all the nuances of UPSC Prelims-Cum Mains preparation, Notes making, Time management etc. in a single web-page! Please go through following Lecture for detailed strategy :)Mrunal
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147 Comments on “UPSC Civil Services IAS/IPS Exam: Syllabus, Structure, Strategy”

  1. Sir what is age limit for girl in obc category

    1. If you are competent enough to ask this question here, then you are competent enough to search this query on google.

    2. you can apply at the last year of your graduation.
      35 years

  2. Ji, iam an ias aspirant… Planning to attend on 2019 upsc cse. I need to cover current affairs…But couldn’t get the hindu newspaper.. So what can i do???

    1. You can download The Hindu App, or you can access it through web.

  3. Sir all af above pdf i want pdf me ye ho sakta hai kya pdf download your above artical can if possible you send me in my email address [email protected] I’m aapka aabhari rahunga

  4. Sir how I prepare for upsc 2019 without going any coaching institute by self study plz help and support me

  5. Sir my DOB is 19-12-98 can i apply for 2019?

    1. No since, you will complete 21 years on 19/12/2019 while the exam is on 02/06/2019

    2. no. you can apply next year.

    1. you can apply at the last year of your graduation.

  6. From where I can get complete (study material ) books for UPSC? Please help..!

  7. I want to clear exam next year totally new please guide me, bcoz I don’t have time. For another one year, is it possible in one attempt,confusing how to. Start when to start, bhms student confusion for optional, also gujrati so help me

  8. Sir cut off tak no. Nhi laye Lekin 33% prelim s ka lane par selection nhi hoga kya

    1. No.
      Actually there are 2 parts of prelims. One is GS , and one is CSAT.
      For qualifying CSAT you need 33% ,and GS, is based on merit .

  9. Sir, im working in Indian Air Force as an Airman , im totally new . Pls suggest me complete and best set of books to clear prelims as well mains in my very first attempt………. im despo for IPS.

  10. Respected sir,
    My dob is 14 – 07- 1998. Can I able to attend upsc in 2019 June? Please clear my doubt

      1. My DOB is 07-07-1988. Do I have only 2019 attempt or I am also eligible for 2020?

    1. no, You can apply next year.

  11. I am confused to choose the medium, I which medium I wrote the mains examination because my vocabulary is poor nd also I have so many confusion in Hindi words of science because I completed my schooling or graduation in English medium ….
    English medium or Hindi medium which is more suitable for mains examination point of view…

  12. my DOB IS 15-09-1998 CAN I ELIGIBLE FOR 2019?????

  13. Respected sir,
    My dob is 15 – 09- 1998. Can I able to attend upsc in 2019 June? Please clear my doubt

  14. minimum age should be 21 ryt?

  15. How to prepare GPSC – Gujarat Administrative Services Class I, exam preparation for prelims and Mains

  16. Sir, the books you mentioned is enough for prilims or is there any necessity to read more books for prelims?

  17. respected sir,how prepare marathi medium?

  18. Sir, as a begginner we should go through NCERTs first but would you suggest collaborating all the subjects by dividing them slot wise in a day or finishing one after another?
    Thank you

  19. Dear sir i want ips physical test for sc/st hight and chest

  20. Sir if I complete my bsc nursing in canada am I able to apply for upse test.and how can I prepare for upse without coaching

  21. sir I will give CASE 2020 . I am Marathi medium student. I confuse about which medium I select.please guide me about this matter. Also please send me booklist for my
    Optional subject political science .

  22. I have entirely new question sir . Actually I am doing my mbbs in Ukraine 🇺🇦,and this is my beginning of 2nd year I have completely 5 years to finish my course So I am planning to prepare from now , but I can’t carry much books with me and now can anyone show me a way to clear out this problem

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