A degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an
Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational
institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be a Deemed
University under the UGC Act, 1956, or an equivalent qualification.
Candidates who have appeared or intend to appear for the
qualifying examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear
for the Preliminary Examination. All such candidates who qualify to appear
for the Civil Services Main Examination must produce proof of having passed
the said examination along with their application for the Main Examination.
The UPSC may in exceptional cases treat a candidate
without the requisite qualification as an eligible candidate if he / she has
passed an examination conducted by other standard institutions that
justifies his / her admission in the opinion of the Commission.
- Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by
the Government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees.
Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any
Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear
for the Main Examination. However they must submit along with their Main
Examination application, a certificate from the concerned authority of the
University / Institution that they have passed the final professional
medical examination. At the Interview stage they must produce a certificate
from a competent authority that they have completed (including internship)
all the requirements for the award of the Medical Degree.