1. He/She should be an Indian nationality/Nepal/Bhutan or
Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka, 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.
2. Number of Attempts & Age Limit for Appearing in IAS Exam 2015-16
For General Category candidates, the new age limit is 32 years and the number of attempts is 06.
For OBC Category candidates,35 years and the number of attempts is 09.
For SC/SC Category candidates,37 years while the number of attempts unlimited.
For Physically Handicapped candidates, age limit is 42, 45 and 47 years for General OBC &SC/ST category respectively while the number of attempts is 09 for General and OBC an unlimited for SC/SC category.