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IAS Exam 2017 Reservation

UPSC offers reservation to certain category students or medical status. The reservation offered is different for each category which is reviewed by Commission bench every year. We will discuss about Reservation in UPSC Civil Services Examination in this article. Reservation is IAS is provided in form of relaxation in Age Limit and other IAS Eligibility, relaxation in IAS Cutoff, reservation of seats in recruitment. Here are some quick highlights about Reservation in UPSC Civil Services. Here are some quick highlights about Reservation in India.

  • UPSC provides relaxation in Age Limit to students from certain categories.
  • Relaxation in Cutoff is also provided to students from SC,ST, OBC and PwD category.
  • UPSC also provides reservation in vacancies to students from SC, ST and OBC category which ranges from 16% to 25% of the total vacancies.

IAS Exam is conducted every year by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) and is one of the most prestigious and toughest examinations. The result of UPSC Prelims was announced on June 18, 2017. UPSC Mains is scheduled for multiple days starting from October 28, 2017 to November 03, 2017. Millions of students appear every year in the IAS to build their career in Civil Services. 

IAS cutoff

Age Relaxation for IAS Exam

The date of birth, as mentioned in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in an equivalent Matriculation certificate recognized by any Indian University is considered valid. Candidates are required to submit these certificates at the time of applying for the UPSC Mains. The upper age limit is relaxable according to the category the candidate belongs to. The age limit relaxation which can be claimed by reserved categories for IAS is given below:

  • Up to five years if a candidate belongs to Scheduled Caste or  Scheduled Tribe
  • Up to 3 years if a candidate belongs to OBC category
  • Up to five years if a candidate had been domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir from January 1st, 1980 to December 31st, 1989.
  • Up to 3 years in case of Defence Services Personnel
  • Up to 5 years in the case of Ex- Servicemen along with ECOs/SSCOs and Commissioned Officers, who have served at least 5 years of Military Services.
  • Up to 10 years in the case of orthopedically handicapped candidates blind, deaf, and mute.

Distribution of Vacancies in UPSC Civil Services

UPSC releases distribution of vacancies in each department among various recognised categories. As it is clear from the table given below that reservation of Scheduled caste ranges from 24% to 30% in each department. Reservation of Seats for Scheduled Tribe ranges from 8% to 12% in each department. The vacancies listed as per the category is qalloted to students belonging to that particular category. 

IAS 2018 Notification released by UPSC
 
ServiceGeneralO.B.C.S.C.S.T.Total
Indian Administrative Service91492713180
Indian Foreign Service25137045
Indian Police Service77372313150
Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Group 'A'1433222
Indian Audit & Accounts Service, Group 'A'1484228
Indian Customs & Central Excise Service, Group 'A'117623417230
Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group 'A'842115
Indian Revenue Service, Group 'A'92482713180
Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group 'A'31206
Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'942217
Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group 'A'42118
Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group 'A'361810569
Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'1684331
Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group 'A'1493127
Posts of Assistant Security Officer in Railway Protection Force, Group 'A'19166445
Indian Defence Estates Service, Group 'A'21014
Indian Information Service, (Junior Grade), Group 'A'1152321
Indian Trade Service, Group 'A'31105
Indian Corporate Law Service, Group 'A'1063120
Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group 'B'171514753
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, D D & NH Civil Service, Group 'B'12003
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, D D & NH Police Service, Group 'B'12104
Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'10001
Total585314176891164

How to Claim Reservation in IAS

The candidates are required to follow the following regulations and submit the requisite documents to claim the IAS Reservation. The guidelines considered to claim IAS Reservation are mentioned below:

  • A candidate will get the benefit of community reservation only in case if the candidate’s caste is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the Central Government.
  • If a candidate belongs to General Category but subsequently request Commission to change his/her category to the reserved one, such request shall not be entertained under any circumstances.
  • The same rule will be practiced for the physically disabled category as well.
  • Unfortunately, if a candidate becoming physically disabled during the course of the IAS, the candidate is required to produce valid documents to address the Commission to take a relevant decision in the matter.
  • All the candidates who are seeking IAS Reservation available for SC/ST/PH/OBC/Ex-servicemen must ensure that they are eligible for the same as per the rules and should possess all the requisite certificate prescribed by the Commission and should submit it before the due date of the IAS Application Form.
  • No request for withdrawal of candidature after the submission of IAS Online Application will be entertained under any circumstances.

Services for Disabled Candidates

The IAS Exam Eligibility for the physically disabled persons availing reservation against the vacancies reserved for them is prescribed in "The Persons with Disability (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995."

All the candidates may have one or more of the following functional classification and physical requirement:

Physical RequirementCodeFunctional ClassificationCode
SittingSOrthopedically HandicappedOH
StandingSTHearing HandicappedHH
WalkingWVisually HandicappedVH
SeeingSEOne ArmOA
Hearing/ SpeakingHOne LegOL
Writing/ ReadingRWBoth ArmsBA
CommunicationCBoth HandsBH
LiftingLMuscular WeaknessMW
Pushing & pullingPPBoth Legs One ArmBLOA
BendingBNBoth Legs and ArmsBLA
Kneeling & CrouchingKCOne Arm One LegOAL
Manipulation by FingerMFBlindB
 ---- Low VisionLV
-- -- Fully DeafFD
 ---- Partially DeafPD

A list of Services along with Physical requirement and functional classification for the candidates who belongs to Physically Disabled Category is given below:

S.No.Name of the ServiceCategoryPhysical RequirementFunctional Classification
1Indian Administrative ServiceLocomotor DisabilityBA, OA,OL, BH, BL, MW, BLA, OAL, BLOAS, ST, W,SE, H, RW, C
 - -Hearing ImpairmentPD, FDMF, L,PP, BN, KC, ST, W, H, C, RW
 - -Visual ImpairmentLV, BMF, L,PP, BN, KC, ST, W, H, C, RW
2Indian Revenue ServiceLocomotor DisabilityOL, OAS, W, ST, BN,L, ME, SE, RW,C,H
  Hearing ImpairmentHHS, ST, L, W, BN, ME, SE, RW, C, H
3Indian Foreign ServiceLocomotor DisabilityOA, OAL, OLS, ST, W, C, RW, SE, MF
 - -Hearing ImpairmentHHH
 - -Visual ImpairmentLVSE, RW
4Indian P&T Accounts and Finance ServiceLocomotor DisabilityOA,OAL, OL, BL, BA, MW, BHS,SE, W, RW, C, ST, BN, L, H, KC, MF, PH
 - -Hearing ImpairmentD, PDAs above
 - -Visual ImpairmentLV, BAs above
5Indian Audit and Account ServiceLocomotor DisabilityOL, OAS,W, ST, BN, SE, C,RW
 - -Hearing ImpairmentHHAs above
6Indian Defence Account ServiceLocomotor DisabilityOA, OLS, ST, BN, W, SE, C, RW
 - -Hearing ImpairmentHHAs above
 - -Visual ImpairmentLVAs above
7Indian Revenue ServiceLocomotor DisabilityOA, OAL, OL, BLS,W, ST, RW,SE, C
 - -Hearing ImpairmentFD, PDMF,PP,L,KC, ST,BN,ST,C,W,H,RW
 - -Visual ImpairmentB, LVMF,PP,L,KC, ST,BN,ST,C,W,H,RW
8Indian Ordnance Factories ServiceLocomotor DisabilityOL, OAS,ST,W,BN,RW, SE,H,C
 - -Hearing ImpairmentPDAs above
 - -Visual ImpairmentLVAs above
9Indian Civil Accounts ServiceLocomotor DisabilityOA, OAL, OL, BLS,W, ST,SE, RW, C,H
 - -Hearing ImpairmentHHAs above
 - -Visual ImpairmentLVAs above
10Indian Postal ServiceLocomotor DisabilityOL, OAS,W, ST,SE, RW, C,H, BN
 - -Hearing ImpairmentHHAs above
 - -Visual ImpairmentLVAs above
11Indian Railway Accounts ServiceLocomotor DisabilityOA, OAL, OL, BL, BLAOS,BN, RW, MF, SE,C
 - -Hearing ImpairmentHHAs above
12Indian Railway Personnel ServiceLocomotor DisabilityOL, OAS,W, ST,SE, RW
 - -Hearing ImpairmentPDAs above
 - -Visual ImpairmentLVAs above
13Indian Defence Estates ServiceLocomotor DisabilityOL, OA, BLS,BL,ST, SE,MF,H,RW,C
 - -Hearing ImpairmentHHS, ST, MF, W, BN,C,PP,KC, RW,SE,H
14Indian Railways Traffic ServiceLocomotor DisabilityOL, OAS,ST, RW, C, SE,H
15Indian Information ServiceLocomotor DisabilityBA, OA,OL, BH, MW, BL, BLA,OAL,BLOAS,W,ST,,SE ,C, H, RW
 - -Hearing ImpairmentFD, PDMF,L,PP,L,KC,BN,ST,H,W,C,RW
 - -Visual ImpairmentB, LVMF,L,PP,L,KC,BN,ST,H,W,C,RW
16Indian Corporate LAW ServiceLocomotor DisabilityOA, OL, BL, OALST, RW, SE S,BN,H
 - -Hearing ImpairmentHHAs above
 - -Visual ImpairmentLVAs above
17Indian Trade ServiceLocomotor DisabilityBA, OA,OL, BH, MW,BL, BLA,OAL,BLOAS,ST,SE,W, H, C,RW
 - -Hearing ImpairmentPD, FDMF,L,PP,L,KC,BN,ST,H,W,C,RW
 - -Visual ImpairmentLV,BMF,L,PP,L,KC,BN,ST,H,W,C,RW
18Armed Forces ServiceLocomotor DisabilityBL, OA, OLS,ST,W,BN, SE, MF,RW,C
 - -Hearing ImpairmentHHAs above
 - -Visual ImpairmentLV, BAs above
19Delhi, Andaman Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil ServiceLocomotor DisabilityBA, OL, OA, BH, MW BL, OAL, BLA, BLOAS,ST,W,SE, H RW, C
 - -Hearing ImpairmentPD, FDRW,C,MF,PP,L,KC,BN, ST, W,H
 - -Visual ImpairmentLV, BPP,MF,,L,KC,BN, W,STH,RW,C
20Pondicherry Civil ServiceLocomotor DisabilityOA, OL, OAL, BLS,C,ST,SE,W,RW,H
 - -Hearing ImpairmentHHAs above
 - -Visual ImpairmentLVAs above

IAS Exam Eligibility

UPSC have defined the IAS Exam Eligibility to be meet accurately by the aspiring candidates. The complete list of IAS Exam Eligibility conditions are described below. Candidates are recommended to have a look at the information provided below and satisfy them to appear for the IAS Exam.

Nationality

It is mandatory for the candidate to be a citizen of India if he/she is applying for Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service. For all other services, it is required that the candidate must be a citizen of

Age Limit

A candidate must be at least 21 years old to be considered eligible for appearing in the IAS Exam or at most 32 years old to be considered eligible. Candidate must not have been born on August 2, 1984, or after August 1, 1995.

Qualification for IAS Exam

The minimum qualification for IAS Exam is to hold a degree which has been incorporated by Act of Parliament or which is about to be declared as a Deemed University by University Grants Commission. The candidate must have cleared or candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination can also apply for IAS Exam.


Number of Attempts for IAS Exam

  • Every candidate is provided six attempts to appear in the IAS Exam.
  • Candidates who belong to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe are provided with relaxation on the No. of attempts for IAS Exam.
  • Candidates who belong to Other Backward Classes (OBC) category are eligible to take nine attempts of IAS Exam.
  • Candidates who belong to PH category may have as many attempts as non- physically handicapped candidates of the same community.
  • Physically handicapped candidates who belong to General category are eligible to have nine attempts IAS Exam.
  • If a candidate appears in any paper in the UPSC Prelims, it will be assumed that candidate has made an attempt at the IAS Exam.
    • India or,
    • A citizen of Bhutan,
    • A citizen of Nepal or,
    • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1st, 1962.
    • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from  Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire, East African countries of Kenya, and Vietnam and settled permanently in India.
    1. All those candidates who fall under b, c, d and e categories must have the certificate of eligibility issued by Government of India.
    2. Candidates belonging to categories b, c and d above will not be considered eligible for the Indian Foreign Service.
    3. For the candidates who are required to have the certificate of eligibility may be admitted to the IAS Exam but their appointment will be given only when the Government of India issues the certificate in favour of the candidate.

Post Offered and Vacancies in IAS Exam

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) have numerous posts and vacancies and here is the complete list of the same. The number of vacancies is expected to be around 980, which will be divided among the reserved categories i.e. 34 vacancies will be reserved for PH category, 14 vacancies will be reserved for LDCP, 13 vacancies for HI, 7 vacancies for B/LV. The candidates are required to check the list of posts offered to fill the desired post in the IAS Online Form.

Group A Services
Indian Administrative ServiceIndian Post and Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service
Indian Audit and Accounts ServiceIndian Postal Service
Indian Civil Accounts ServiceIndian Railway Accounts Service
Indian Corporate Law ServiceIndian Railway Personnel Service
Indian Defence Accounts ServiceIndian Railway Traffic Service
Indian Defence Estates ServiceIndian Revenue Service (Custom and Central Excise)
Indian Foreign ServiceIndian Revenue Service (Income Tax)
Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)Indian Trade Service (Gr. III)
Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force
Indian Police Service 
Group B Services
Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (Section Officer’s Grade)Pondicherry Civil Service
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil ServicesPondicherry Police Service
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Services 

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