A candidate can be refugee who came to India before 1sst January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vietnam, Zaire or Zambia with the intention of permanently settling in India
The candidate must be citizens of India for the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service.
The candidate should not age less than 21 years and not more than 32 years to satisfy the eligibility criteria for UPSC CSAT 2018.
Candidate who domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir during a phase of 1st January 1980 and 31st December 1989
Defence Services personnel disabled at time of war/conflict with the foreign countries or in disturbed area
Ex-servicemen including Commissioned officers and ECO’s/SSCO’s who worked for minimum five years in their Military Service as on 1 August of the year of Examination
Physically Handicapped Candidates
A candidate must be a graduate of a recognized University or a deemed university.
A candidate who has appeared for the final year of bachelor's degree and awaiting the result, along with candidates who intend to appear at such qualifying examinations can also apply, provided that they submit their proof of qualification along with the Application form for the Mains exam.
A candidate who possesses professional and technical qualification recognized by Government equivalent to the professional and technical degree can also apply.
A candidate who has passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination but has not completed internship by the time of submission of the Application for the Civil Services (Main) examination may also apply.
A candidate can apply to a maximum of 6 times for CSAT.
The candidates belonging to OBC category can apply for a total of nine times.
This restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates.