UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2023, Check the Age Limit & Qualification

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UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2023

Understanding the eligibility criteria for the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) is crucial for aspirants aiming to join the prestigious ranks of civil servants in India. In this blog, we will provide you with the essential requirements that candidates must meet to be eligible for the UPSC CSE. From educational qualifications to age limits and nationality criteria, we will provide a comprehensive overview, enabling you to determine your eligibility for the UPSC 2023.


UPSC Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for UPSC CSE are divided into three categories

  • Age
  • Educational Qualification
  • Nationality

Let us look into it in detail

Age Limit

UPSC has a predefined age limit for candidates who want to apply for the UPSC CSE 2023 exam. The age limit must be calculated as of the 1st of August, 2023

CategoryMinimum AgeMaximum Age
UPSC CSE age limit for General21 year32 year
UPSC CSE age limit for OBC21 year35 year
UPSC CSE age limit for SC/ST21 year37 year

Age Relaxation

The UPSC has mentioned age relaxation for the candidates applying for the UPSC CSE 20223 exam. UPSC age relaxation for the general category is not applicable, however, the UPSC age relaxation for SC/ST, OBC, Defence Personnel, ex-servicemen, and others is mentioned below.

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled caste/Scheduled tribe5 years
Other backward classes (OBC)3 years
Defense Services Personnel3 years
Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs5 years
Deaf, hard of hearing, low vision or blindness, ex-servicemen or candidates with any other locomotor disability or muscle deformity10 years

Educational Qualification

The UPSC CSE Educational Qualification states that the candidates applying for the UPSC Civil Services Examination must have a graduation degree from a govt. recognized university. The educational qualification is not limited to any particular stream.

Candidates who are pursuing graduation and are waiting for their final results can also apply, but only on the condition that the result should be declared before filling out the application for the UPSC Mains 2023 exam. Also, candidates who have appeared for degrees such as MBBS, ICSI, ICAI, and ICWAI and are awaiting results can apply, but they need to provide proof of qualifying for the degree.


The candidates who wish to appear in the UPSC civil services examination 2023 should be a:

  • citizen of India or
  • should be a citizen of Nepal or
  • the subject of Bhutan or
  • he/she must be Tibetan Refugee who migrated to India to settle permanently before January 01, 1962, or
  • person of Indian origin who migrated from Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, Vietnam, and Zaire.

We hope this blog gave you a better understanding of the UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2023. To read more such blogs, visit the Oliveboard website!

UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2023 – Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1 What is the minimum age limit for the UPSC CSE 2023?

Ans. 21 years is the minimum age limit for the UPSC CSE 2023.

Q.2 What is the educational qualification for the UPSC 2023?

Ans. Candidates must have passed Graduation from a government recognized university/institution.


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