Exam Details :
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has delayed the release of official notification for the IAS or IFS civil service examination scheduled to be held on August 7 according to the official website of UPSC (http://www.upsc.gov.in/).
The candidates need to submit their applications on the day when the registration process begins i.e. May 20.
The examination will be conducted in three levels :
All the candidates will get only six attempts to clear the examination. But, for candidates belonging to Schedule Cast (SC) and Schedule Tribe (ST), the number of attempts policy of the commission will not apply.
Educational qualification :
Indian Foreign Services (IFS) :
All the candidates who are interested in applying, must possess a Bachelor’s degree with one compulsory subject, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science/ Botany/ Chemistry/Geology/ Mathematics/Physics/ Statistics or Zoology OR a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Forestry/Engineering from a recognised institute/ university. Applicants who are currently appearing for their degree examination are also eligible to apply.
Indian Administrative Services (IAS) :
All the candidates, who are a citizen of India are eligible to apply. However, the candidates belonging to Nepal, Bhutan or Tibetan refugees and immigrants with Indian origin are also eligible to apply if they produce a certificate of eligibility that has been issued by the government of India.