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UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Nationality, Age Limit, Age Relaxation

Updated By Diksha Sharma on 17 Jan, 2022 13:48

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UPSC ESE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

One of the most important things that candidates should do before applying for the entrance exam is to check the eligibility criteria of UPSC ESE 2022. The conditions to become eligible to take the exam may include age limit, nationality, educational qualifications, reservation policy, etc. The eligible candidates should be aware of the documents that they have to submit. In case the candidate fails to fulfil the eligibility criteria, he/she by any means will not be entertained by the authority. There are some important points to keep in mind to match the eligibility criteria for UPSC ESE 2022.​

Detailed UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2022

The latest eligibility criteria to apply for the upcoming UPSC Engineering Services Exam for the year 2022 have been discussed below - 

  • Candidates must have an Engineering Degree acquired from a recognised college or university.

  • Candidates with M.Sc degree in Electronics, Wireless Communication and Radio Physics can apply for selected posts in IES (Indian Engineering Services).

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who has come to India before 1 st January 1962.

  • It is important for candidates to know that the certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India is a must for Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan and other migrated candidates.

  • The age limit of the candidates must not be less than 22 years and more than 30 years.   

UPSC ESE Age Relaxation Details 2022

Although the minimum age of the applicants applying for the UPSC ESE 2022 exam should not be less than 22 years and the maximum age not more than 35 years, candidates belonging to certain categories are given relaxation in the upper age limit evident from the table provided below - 

Category of ApplicantRelaxation in Age (Years)
OBC03 years
SC/ST05 years
Ex-Servicemen05 years
Jammu & Kashmir Domicile Candidates (between 01st January 1980 and 31st December 1989)05 years
Person with Disability (Benchmark disability)10 years

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