The Union Public Service Commission conducts the UPSC Civil Services IAS Exam for recruiting eligible candidates to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service (IPS) and several other services. Candidates who plan to apply for the UPSC IAS Exam 2014, must make sure that they are well aware about the eligibility criteria for this exam. Read on to find out about the nationality criteria one must meet when applying for the Civil Services IAS exam:Also Read - IBPS Clerk Revised Recruitment 2021 Notification Out on Official Website | Check New Vacancies Details and Other

  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 January 1, 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, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. (Also Read: 12th Class Students! 8 Easy tips to become IAS officer in 2021)
  3. Candidates from categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) need to submit a certificate of eligibility that has been issued by the Government of India, in their favour.
  4. Applicants from categories (b), (c) and (d) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.

A candidate, for whom 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/her by the Government of India. Also Read - UPSC NDA 2 Admit Card 2021 Likely to Release on | Details Inside

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