Understanding UPSC CSE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Vacancy Details

Notification will include vacancies; 1,011 and 1,105 for 2022-23 and 2023-24, respectively.

Age Limit

General category: 21 to 32 years; relaxations for OBC, SC/ST, and PwD candidates.

Educational Qualification

Minimum bachelor's degree required; additional prerequisites for certain services.

Number of Attempts

General/EWS: 6 attempts; OBC: 9 attempts; unlimited attempts for SC/ST and PwD candidates.

Additional Criteria

No minimum educational marks; meet physical fitness standards; exceptions for employment status.


Indian citizens, PIOs, Bhutanese, Nepalese, or Tibetan refugees settled in India before specific dates.

Exam Pattern

Preliminary: Objective type; Main: Descriptive; followed by interview round for service selection.

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