(1) For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service a candidate must be a citizen of India.
(2) For other services, a candidate must be either :
(a) A citizen of India or
(b) A subject of Nepal or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Filliple and Vietnam with the intention of permanetly settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued bythe Government of India.
Provided further that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service,
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.
(ii) Age Limits
(a) A candidates must have attained the age of 21 yeas and must not have attained the age of 28 years on 1st August 1994 i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1966 and not later than 1st August, 1973.
(b) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable.
(i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
(ii) upto a maximum of three years if a candidate is a bona-fide repatriate of Indian origin from Kuwait of Iraq and has migrated to India from any of these countries after 15th May, 1990 but before 22nd November 1991.
(iii) upto a maximum of eight years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled CAste or a Scheduled Tribe and is also is a bona-fide repatriate of Indian origin from Kuwait or Iraq and has migrated to India from any of these countries after 15the May, 1990 but before 22nd November, 1991.
(iv) upto a maximum of eight years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe and is also a Defence Services personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a distrubed area and released as a comsequence thereof.
(vi) upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 1994 and have been released on completion of assignment (including those who assignment (including those whose assignemtn is due to be completed within one year from 1st August 1994) other than by way of dismissal of discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or (ii) on account of physical isability attributable to Military Service or (iii) on invalidment.
(vii) upto a maximum of ten years in the case of ex-servicemen (including commissioned offices and ECOs/SSCOs who belong to the scheduled castes of the scheduled Tribes and who have rendered of least five years Military service as on 1st August, 1994 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August 1994) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or (iii) on invalidment.
(viii) upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an intial period of assignment of five years Military Service as on 1st August, 1994 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five year and to whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that that they can apply for civil employment and they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
(ix) upto a maximum of ten years in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes who are also ECOs/SSCOs and have completed an intial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, 1994 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issuesa certificate that they can apply for civil employment & that they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
Note : 1 - The term ex-servicement will apply to the persons, who are defined as ex-servicement in the Ex-servicement (Re-employment in Civil services and Posts) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time.
Note II : - Candidate falling under para 4(ii) (b) to (ix) who do not belong to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe are not eligible for age concession if they have already joined any Govt. job on civil side after availing of the age concession.
Save as provided above the age limits prescribed can in case be relaxed.
The date of birth aceped by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate of in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of matriculates, maintained by a University, which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University of in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate These certificates are required to be submitted only at the time of applying for the civil services (Main) examination
No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, births extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted.
The expression Matriculatory Secondary Examination Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.
Note 1 : — Candidates should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the matriculation/secondary examination certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of application will be accepted by the commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
Note 2 : — Candidates should also note that once a date of birth has been claimed by themand entered in the records of the commission for the purpose of admission to an examination, no change will be allowed subsequently on at any other examination of the commission.
(iii) Minimum Educational Qualification
A candidate must hold a degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of parliament of declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or posses an equivalent qualification
Note I : Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of which would under them educationally qualified for the Commission’s examination but have not been informed of the results as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary Examination. All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the Civil Services (Main) Examination will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite examination with with their application for the Main Examination failing which such candidates will not be admitted to the main Examination.
Note II : In exceptional cases the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate who has not any of the foregoing qualification as a qualified candidate provided that he has passed examination conducted by other institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his admission to the examination.
Note III : Candidate possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by Government as equivalant to professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to tohe examination.
Note IV : Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their applications for the Civil Services (Main) Examination, will be provisionally admitted to the Examination provided they submit along with their application a copy of from the concerned authority of the University/Institution that they had passed the requisite final professional medical examination. In such cases the candidates will be required to produce at the time of their interview original Degree of a certificate from the concerned copmetent authority of the University/Institution that they has completed alll requirements including completion of internship) for the award of the Degree.
(iv) Number of attempts :
Every candidate appearing at the Civil Services Examination, who is otherwirse eligible, shall be permitted attempts at the examination, irrespective of the number of attempts he has already availed of at the IAS etc. Examinations held in previous years. The restriction shall be eff ec tive from the Civil Services Examination held in 1979. Any attempt(s) made at the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination oheld in 1979, and onwards will count as attempt(s) for this purpose.
Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled. Tribe candidates who are otherwise eligible.
(a) a candidate allocated to the IPS or a Central Service Group "A" on the results of the Civil Services Examination, 1993 shall be eligible to appear at the examination being held in 1994 only if he has obtained permission from Govt to obstain fro probationary training in order to appear. If in terms of the provisions contained in para 4(v) (b) such a candidate is allocated to a Service on the basis of the examination being held in 1994, he shall join either that Service or the Service to which he was allocated on the basis of the Civil Services Examination 1993 faiting which his alocation to the Service based on one of both the examinations as the case may be shall stand cancelled and
(b) a candidate allocated or appointed to the IPS Group "A" service post on the basis of the Civil Services Examination held in 1992 or earlier years shall not be eligible to apply for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination to be held in 1994. unless he first gets his allocation cancelled or resigns from the service/post.
1. An attempt at a Preliminary Examination sohall be deemed to be an attempt at the examination.
2. If a candidate actually appears in any one paper in the preliminary examination, he shall be deemed to have made an attempt at the examination.
3. Not withstanding the disqualification/cancellation of candidature the fact of appearance of the candidate at the examination will count as an attempt.
4. For purposes of clause (b) second provision to this rule merely writing to the competent authority would not suffice. The candidate shold produce documenary proof that his/her offer of allocation has actually been cancelled/resignation has been accepted.
(v) Restrictions onapplying for the examination
(a) A candidate who is appointed to the Indian Administrative Service or the Indian Foreign Service on the result s of an earliest examination before the commencement of this examination and continues to be a member of this examination and continues to be a member of that service will not be eligible to compete at this examination.
In case a candidate has been appointed to the IAS/IFS after the Preliminary Examination of this examination but before the Main Examination of this examination and he/she continues to be a member of that service, he/she shall also not be eligible to appear in the Main Examination of this examination not withstanding that he/she qualified in the Preliminary Examination.
Also provided that if a candidate is appointed to IAS/IFS after the commencement of the Main Examination but before the results thereof and continues to be a member of that Service. He/she shall not be considered for appointment to any Service post on the basis of the results of this Examination.
(b) A candidate who has been approved for appointment to Indian Police Service/Central Service, Group ‘A’ including the posts of Assistant Security Officer in R.P.F. and Assistant commandant in C.I.S.F. mentioned in col. (i) below on the results of an earlier examination will be considered only for appointment to services mentioned against that service in col, (ii) below on the results of an earlier examination will be considered only for appointment to services mentioned against that service in col. (iii) below on the results of this examination.
Sl. Service to which approved for Service for which
No. appointment eligible to complete
(i) (ii) (iii)
1. Indian Police Service I.A.S.I.F.S. and
Group "A" including R.P.F. and C.I.S.F Central Services
2. Central Services
Group "A" including R.P.F. and C.I.S.F.
Provided further that a candidate who is appointed to a Central Service, Group "B" including posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police in C.B.I. on the results of an earlier examination will be considered only for appointment to I.A.S., I.F.S., I.P.S. and Central Services, Group "A" including R.P.F. and C.I.S.F.