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Old January 11th, 2014, 10:37 AM
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Which are the Physical Fitness criteria is required for IAS exam so will you please provide here?

As per as my knowledge, there is no physical fitness requirement to become an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer.

Here, I am giving you eligibility criteria which are required for an IAS.


Applicants need to be citizen of India or equivalent.

Age Criteria:

The Candidate age should be between the 21 years to 30 years however 5 years relaxation is given to SC/ST categories and 3 years relaxations is given to OBC Categories students.

Education qualifications:

Candidate need to pass the gradation degree in any discipline from any recognized university. The Candidates who are in final year or candidates who are waiting for the result may also eligible to apply.

Number of attempts:
For General: 4 times
For OBC: 7 times
For SC/ST: Till 35 yrs of age

Selection Criteria: Selection of the candidate based on followings.

Civil Services preliminary exam
Civil Services mains Exam

Syllabus for civil services prelim exam.

Syllabus for Paper 1:

Current events (National and International)
History of India
Geography of the world (Physical, Social, Economic)
Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution
Economic and Social Development
General Issues (Environmental Ecology, Bio-Diversity, Climate change etcs.)
General Science

Syllabus for Paper 2:
Interpersonal Skills
Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
Decision making and problem solving
General mental ability
Basic Numeracy
Data Interpretation
Comprehension Skill (English)

IAS stands for Indian Administrative Service. The exam is Civil Service Exams & conducted by Union Public Service Commission once in a year.


Eligibility Criteria:

The applicants age in between 21-30 years on 1st August of the year of Examination.


The applicant should have a degree in Engineering from a recognised university or equivalent.

The Candidates appearing at their engineering degree or equivalent examination are also eligible to compete.

No physical fitness is required for IAS.

Only for IPS physical fitness is required.

Every year UPSC will conduct exam for IAS and IPS.

Number of attempts
4 times for general and
7 times for OBC and infinity for Sc/St

Last edited by Aakashd; December 19th, 2019 at 09:43 PM.
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