UPSC IES EXAM 2023 and ISS Exam 2023: Eligibility Conditions
To apply for the UPSC IES and ISS Examination 2023, candidates must fulfill certain eligibility conditions. The eligibility criteria include nationality and age limits. Here are the detailed eligibility conditions:
I. Nationality: A candidate must be one of the following:
(a) A citizen of India
(b) A subject of Nepal
(c) A subject of Bhutan
(d) A Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India
(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, Ethiopia, or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Note: Candidates belonging to categories (b), (c), (d), and (e) above must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India. They may be admitted to the examination, but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued.
II. Age Limits:
(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on August 1, 2023. In other words, the candidate must have been born between August 2, 1993, and August 1, 2002.
(b) The upper age limit is relaxable as follows:
(i) Up to a maximum of five years for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes.
(ii) Up to a maximum of three years for candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) who are eligible for reservation.
(iii) Up to a maximum of three years for Defence Services Personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area, and released as a consequence thereof.
(iv) Up to a maximum of five years for ex-servicemen, including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs (Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers), who have rendered at least five years of military service as of August 1, 2023. This includes those who are due to complete their assignment within one year from August 1, 2023.
(v) Up to a maximum of five years for ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of military service as of August 1, 2023, and have had their assignment extended beyond five years. The Ministry of Defence must issue a certificate stating that they can apply for civil employment and will be released on three months’ notice upon selection.
(vi) Up to a maximum of 10 years for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities as defined by the government.
The age relaxation mentioned above is subject to specific conditions and documentation required as per government guidelines.
Candidates must ensure that they meet the nationality and age criteria before applying for the UPSC IES and ISS Examination 2023.