Additional attempts and age relaxation in Civil Services Examination

Clarification on Additional attempts and age relaxation in Civil Services Examination

With reference to the decision of the Competent Authority conveyed earlier on the website of this department, the existing position in respect of number of attempts and maximum age limits for various categories of candidates and the changes as approved in number of attempts & age-limits consequent to providing two additional attempts would be as under:-

Number of attempts allowed to appear for UPSC Civil Services Examination earlier (Prior to February 2014)

Categories

Unreserved — 04

SC/ST — Unlimited

OBC — 07

P. H. — 07 for General/OBC Unlimited for SC/ST

Maximum Age Limit to appear for UPSC Civil Services Examination earlier (Prior to February 2014)

Categories

Unreserved — 30 years

SC/ST — 35 Years

OBC — 33 Years

P. H. — 40 Years

Number Attempts with Additional Attempts allowed now

Categories

Unreserved — 06

SC/ST — Unlimited

OBC — 09

P. H. — 09 for General/OBC Unlimited for SC/ST

Maximum Age Limit with additioanl relaxation given now

Categories

Unreserved — 32 Years

SC/ST — 37 Years

OBC — 35 Years

P. H. — 12 additional years in each category (30+12 for General, 35+12 for SC/ST & 33+12 years for OBC)

Source : DOPT

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