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IAS Eligibility Criteria 2018 Age Limit, Qualification, Roles & Responsibilities

IAS Eligibility Criteria
Dear visitor those who are searching for the age limit, qualification, roles & responsibilities for Indian Administrative Service officer then you are at right place. Our team members have arranged various qualification criteria for those candidates who are willing to appear in the examination 2018. Read this article and grab all information.

To become an IAS officer you need to qualify the Civil Service Examination which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission every year. Many of candidates would participate in the exam and only talented and eligible candidates get selected for the further rounds. To be an IAS officer, it holds heavy duties in their shoulders. IAS officer is the most precious post in the Indian Civil Service.

IAS Short Details
Name of Organization Union Public Service Commission
Name of Post Indian Administrative Services
Category Qualification, age limit, role, and responsibility

Qualification of IAS

Nationality Eligibility:
  • Candidate should be a citizen of India
  • Candidate should be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan
  • Candidate should be a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, to be settled permanently in India
  • Candidate should be person living in Indian Origin who has migrated from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaire, or Zambia with an intention of permanently settling in India

Educational Qualification
  • Candidate should have passed Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognized Universities of India.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognized by the Government or its equivalent are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. But they should submit a certificate from the concerned University that they have passed the final professional medical examination.

Candidates ages should be in between mentioned criteria:
  • Minimum Age: 21 years old
  • Maximum Age: 32 years old
Age Relaxation for the reserved candidates:

Cast Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 Years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 Years
Defence Services personnel 3 Years
ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years Military Service as on August 01, 2018 5 Years
ECOs/SSCOs 5 Years
Blind, deaf-mute, and orthopedically handicapped 10 Years

Number of attempts:
Casts No of Attempts
General 7 attempts (Up to 32 Years)
Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Candidates (SC/ST) No Limits (Up to 37 Years)
Backward Classes (OBC) 9 attempts (Up to 35 Years

Role and Responsibility
Following are the roles and responsibilities of IAS officers:
  • Implementing policies through supervision and also traveling to the places where the approved policies will be implemented
  • IAS handles affairs of government that involve framing and implementation of policy in consultation with the concerned Minister
  • Implementing policies comprises disbursement of funds through personal supervision
  • IAS answerable to the Parliament and State Legislatures for any violation of rules while on duty
  • The functions and responsibilities differ at different levels of career
  • The policy takes its final shape through a final decision the minister concerned or the cabinet, depending on the seriousness of the situation.
  • The IAS officers play a key role in formulation and implementation of policies related to a particular area; for instance, finance commerce, etc.
  • During formulation of a policy and decision making, IAS officers serving at different levels i.e. joint secretary, deputy secretary give their valuable inputs.

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