Attempts For UPSC: Application & Other Important Details

The minimum essential qualification for UPSC examination is Graduation in any sphere.

The aspirants following final year are too suitable to apply.

Those who are intended for appearing in UPSC exam can apply after the age of 21 years.

The applicant needs to attain 21 years till August in the year of examination.

The maximum age, an applicant is getting through the UPSC exam will be taken into consideration on the same date.

The maximum age to be suitable for involving into UPSC exam is different for different categories, such as given below:

  • For General Category the upper age limit is 32 years.
  • OBC category has a relaxation of 3 years, hence it is 35 years.
  • SC/ST category has a relaxation of 5 years and hence it is 37 years.
  • The upper age limit for citizens of Jammu and Kashmir and for Ex-servicemen who have at least five years Military Service is 37 years.
  • Defense Services personnel disabled in operations have an upper limit of 35 years.

 Attempts for UPSC 


  • One cannot appear in the UPSC exam in many times when they desire. There are restrictions for different categories, on the number of UPSC appearing one can involve.
  • A general category applicant can endeavor 6 times for UPSC exam whereas an OBC aspirant can endeavor 9 times for UPSC overall.
  • Though, there is no restriction on the number of UPSC students participating in the for an SC/ST applicant.
  • A general category of the candidate can appear in the UPSC exam 9 times.
  • The number of times UPSC exam is calculated when an applicant who have appeared in the exam in any certain year and has endeavored at least one of the papers in the UPSC preliminary exam.
  • The contribution of those who have decided on but not endeavored any paper in the UPSC Prelims will not be calculated.
  • In case of ineligibility or termination of the application, the requester is not be reckoned as being appeared.

Restriction on the application for UPSC 


  • After accomplishment of IAS (Indian Administrative Services) and IFS (Indian Foreign Services), applicants are not enclosed to endeavor to make a progress into their ranking and the service allotment.
  • The applicants who have finished the IAS or IFS must appear for the exam another time, they are considered as being disqualified.
  • However, when the results of the interview are withdrawn or not revealed by the time of the preliminary examination of the next year, then the applicant needs to appear in the UPSC exam another time.
  • Yet, when the applicant succeeds in the previous year’s examination (Interview) then the following years appear perceived as disqualified.