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UPPSC Eligibility 2021: Age Limit, Educational Qualifications, And Number Of Attempts

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Tue, 31 Aug 2021 12:41 AM IST


UPPSC Eligibility 2021: Age Limit, Educational Qualifications, And Number Of Attempts
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts examinations for recruitment to various Group A and B services in the Government of India. It is one of the most sought-after examinations conducted by UPPSC. Each year around 9 Lacks students apply out of which only a few hundred are able to clear the exam. The exam is conducted in three stages - prelims, mains, and interviews. For the year 2021, the prelims of UPSC are scheduled to be held on October 24. Those who are planning to appear for the exam in the future must be aware of UPPSC Eligibility Criteria. The eligibility for this exam is based on Age limit, educational qualification, and the number of attempts. The age limit and the number of attempts for the exam vary as per the category of the candidate. For general candidates and EWS, the age limit is 21 to 40 years, while there is no limit on the number of attempts.  This space will cover UPPSC Eligibility Criteria in detail. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, then download our app- 'Exam Taiyari App' and boost your preparation. Prepare for any competitive exam with Free Courses, E-books, and Mock-Tests on Safalta App.

UPPSC Eligibility

The official notification for the exam carries the eligibility criteria in detail. Before applying for the post candidates should ensure they meet the eligibility criteria. As per the official notification, the eligibility for the year 2021 is based on the following parameters:
  1. Nationality 
  2. Age Limit 
  3. Educational Qualification 
  4. Number of Attempts

UPPSC Eligibility - Nationality 

As per the official notification, a candidate must be.
  • A Citizen of India 
  • A Subject of Nepal 
  • A Subject of Bhutan 
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, to permanently settle in India 
  • A person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam to permanently settle in India.

UPPSC Eligibility- Age Limit 

Candidates applying for this exam should be between 21 years to 40 years of age as of July 1, 2021. Candidates born before 2nd July 1981 and after July 1, 2000, are not eligible to apply for the exam. There are certain age relaxations which are as follows:
Category Age Relaxation Provided Maximum Age Limit
OBC 5 years 45
SC 5 years 45
ST 5 years 45
PwD 15 years 55

UPPCS Educational Qualification

Candidates applying for this exam should be graduates. Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation can also apply for this exam however they should be able to submit their final marksheet during the UPPCS PSC Mains Exam Detailed Form Submission.

There is no criteria about the minimum percentage required to be eligible for this exam. There are certain additional educational requirements for certain posts which are as follows:
Post Educational Requirements
Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport), Law officer, Law Officer (Mandi Parishad) Graduation (Law)
District Basic Shiksha Adhikari/ Associate DIOS & Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative Officer  PG Degree
District Cane Officer Graduation (Agriculture)
District Audit Officer Graduation (Commerce)
Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I)/Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-II) Degree in Science with Physics or Mechanical Engineering as one subject.
Assistant Labour Commissioner Degree (Arts) with Sociology or Economics as a subject or Commerce/ Law
District Programme Officer Degree (Sociology/ Social Science/ Home Science/ Social Work)
Senior Lecturer, DIET PG Degree with B.Ed.
District Probation Officer PG Degree (Relevant Disciplines)
Designated Officer/ Food Safety Officer PG (Chemistry)
Statistical officer PG (Mathematics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Statistics/ Agricultural Statistics)
Labour Enforcement Officer Bachelor’s Degree/ PG (Relevant Disciplines)
Distt. Horticulture officer Group-2 Grade-1 B.Sc (Agriculture / B.Sc (Horticulture)
Extension Service Officer Group-2 B.Sc or B.Sc. (Ag.) followed by a 15-month Post-graduate Diploma Course
Tax assessment officer Bachelor’s degree (Commerce or Economics)
Marketing officer/ Secretary Group-II (Mandi Parishad) Graduation (Relevant Disciplines)
Account and Audit Officer (Mandi Parishad) Graduation (Commerce) with Accountancy
Senior Sugarcane Development Inspector PG (Agriculture Science) and CCC Certificate
Veterinary and Welfare officer B.V.Sc. and A.H or equivalent

UPPSC Eligibility - FAQ 

Q1. What is the date for UPPSC Exam?

A1. The preliminary stage of UPPSC is scheduled for 24 th of October.

Q2. What is the age limit for the UPPSC Exam?

A2 The age limit for the UPPSC exam is 21 to 40 years.

Q3. What is the educational qualification for UPPSC Examination?

A3. The educational qualification is a degree in Graduation from a recognized organization.


Q4. Do EWS candidates get any relaxation in eligibility criteria for UPPSC exam?

A4. No,  EWS candidates do not get any relaxation in the eligibility criteria for the UPPSC exam.

To know more read here 
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