DOPT UPSC: Number Of Attempts, Age Limit

Pertaining to the judgment of the Competent Authority conveyed at an earlier time, the prevailing position with regard to the number of attempts and maximum age limits intended for numerous groups of applicants and the modifications as accepted in a number of attempts and age-limits resulting in two additional attempts in this fashion-

A number of attempts and age limit for UPSC IAS exam 


  • In support of a general class entrant, the maximum age limit allowable to appear in UPSC prelims ought to be 32 years. A number of attempts permissible will be 6.
  • In support of an OBC entrant, the maximum age limit permitted to appear in the UPSC prelims will be 35 years. A number of attempts to be accepted will be 9.
  • Representing an SC/ST applicant, the maximum age limit allowable to appear in the UPSC prelims will be 37 years. A number of attempts allowed will be infinite in that age-limit.
  • In the provision of a PH applicant originating in general class, the maximum age limit acceptable will be 42 years. That will be 45 for a PH applicant in OBC and 47 for a PH applicant in SC/ST. The number of attempts allowed will be 9 aimed at a PH applicant in general group and OBC although it is unrestricted for SC/ST.

Thus, the existing position regarding upper age limit and the number of attempts is like so:

Existing Age and Number of attempts for unreserved 30 years 4 attempts
SC/ST 35 years unlimited attempts
OBC 33 years

 

7attempts
general/OBC PH category 40 years 7 atempts
SC/ST PH category 40 years unlimited attempts
   Unreserved 32 years 6 attempts

With the consequential changes- age and attempts-


Unreserved 32 years 32 years
SC/ST 37 years unlimited attempts
OBC 35 years 9 attempts
general/OBC PH category 42 years 9 attempts
SC/ST-PH category 42 years unlimited attempts