IRMS Exam Eligibility 2023: Check Age Limit, Education Qualification, and Physical Standards

IRMS Exam Eligibility 2023: Check Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS) Exam Eligibility Criteria including Age Limit, Educational Qualifications, Experience, Nationality, and Physical Standards as per UPSC norms.
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IRMS Exam Eligibility 2023

IRMS Exam Eligibility 2023: The Ministry of Railways has announced that the IRMS exam will not be conducted separately this year. Instead, the Union Public Service Commission shall be appointing the candidates on the basis of their performance in the UPSC CSE 2023 exam. Candidates who possess the IRMS 2023 eligibility criteria will be required to write the UPSC CSE prelims exam on May 28, 2023. 

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This examination is going to be qualifying for the candidates who wish to work as Class 1 officers in Indian Railways. The final selection shall be made based on the basis of the IRMS Mains exam. The application form filling for the UPSC IRMS exam commenced on February 01, 2023, and the same shall end on February 21, 2023, on the official website, 

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IRMS 2023 Important Dates

The candidates can check out the table below to know about the important dates corresponding to the events of the UPSC IRMS 2023 exam. 



IRMS Notification

February 01, 2023

IRMS Application Form Dates

February 01, 2023

IRMS Application Form Dates Ends

February 21, 2023

IRMS Admit Card Dates

To be Announced

IRMS Exam Date

May 28, 2023

IRMS Interview Exam Date

To be Announced

IRMS Final Result

To be Announced

IRMS 2023 Tentative Vacancies

As per the official notification, around 150 tentative vacancies have been announced for IRMS 2023 examination. Here are the category-wise vacancies in the table below. 

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Tentative Vacancies

UR (Including EWS)










PH (OA and OL)




IRMS Eligibility Criteria 2023

The commission has released the official IRMS eligibility criteria for the candidates. Only those who fulfill all the criteria listed by the commission will be allowed to appear in the exam. Here in the section below, we have notified the detailed IRMS 2023 eligibility criteria. 

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IRMS Nationality

Candidates who have the following IRMS 2023 eligibility as mentioned below are allowed to write the examination. 

IRMS Age Limit

As per the IRMS eligibility 2023, the prescribed age limit for the exam is going to be 21 to 30 years. The candidates who belong to the reserved category will be eligible for age relaxation as mentioned in the table below. 


Age Relaxation

SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD/ Ex-Servicemen

5 years

Domicile of Jammu and Kashmir

5 years

Candidates who have worked in any government organisation

5 years

Candidates who have worked in the government organisation on a contractual basis for at least 3 years.

Number of Years of Service

IRMS Educational Qualification

IRMS Physical Standard Test

The commission has notified the UPSC IRMS Physical Standard Test for the candidates who wish to fill out the application form. The candidates can go through the table below to know about the detailed Physical Standard Test criteria for the candidates here.


IRMS PST Eligibility (Men)

IRMS PST Eligibility (Women)


152 cm

150 cm

Candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes and to races such as Gorkhas, Assamese, Kumaonis, Nagaland Tribal, etc. 

150 cm

148 cm

Chest Girth (Fully Expanded)

84 cm

79 cm

Chest Expansion

5 cm 

5 cm

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Q1. What is the IRMS 2023 Age Limit?

The candidates should be within the age limit of 21 to 30 years as per the UPSC IRMS 2023 eligibility.

Q2. What is the educational qualification for IRMS 2023 Exam?

As per the IRMS 2023 eligibility, the candidate should have passed BE/B. Tech degree from a recognized institute with passing marks.

Q3. Is age relaxation applicable for the candidates as per the IRMS eligibility criteria 2023?

Yes, age relaxation is applicable for the candidates who belong to OBC, SC/ST and EWS as per the IRMS eligibility criteria 2023.

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