Central Government approved Two extra Attempts for All Categories in Civil Service Exam 2014, With consequential age relaxation

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After the change of civil service (Mains) exam syllabus in 2013, UPSC aspirants had been demanding additional age/attempt limit. Large scale protests organized during December session of parliament..
So far, UPSC and Personnel ministry had shown an indifference to these demands (as per the Minister’s reply in Rajya Sabha and RTIs to UPSC and Personnel Ministry.)

But now, Personnel Ministry’s official site has uploaded a new PDF notification:

Link: http://persmin.gov.in/AIS1/Docs/MoreAttempts.pdf
It reads:
Subject: Civil Service Examination- Relaxation of number of attempts

The Central Government has approved “two additional attempts to all categories of candidates w.e.f. Civil Services Examination 2014, with consequential age relaxation of maximum age for all categories of candidates, if required.”

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Then upper age limit turns out to be General = 32, OBC = 35, SC/ST=37.
For more elaboration, wait for some update/press release to come on upsc.gov.in/.
Those who believe its a fake rumor, see the news has also appeared in:

  1. PIB.NIC.IN [click me]
  2. Indiatoday [click me]
  3. Business standard [click me]
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533 Comments on “Central Government approved Two extra Attempts for All Categories in Civil Service Exam 2014, With consequential age relaxation”

  1. Sir, I’ve started attempting civil services exam from 2012. So far I’ve exhausted 3 attempts(OC). Since 2 attempts have been increased for all categories from 2014, will I’ve still 3 attempts left? Please help me in this sir.

  2. Dear Sir,

    I am 44 years old, a graduate member of Cost and Works Accountants of India, have more than 17 years of professional work experience. I would like to opt for civil serices and make my career ahead. Please guide me.

    Thank You

  3. Sir, my DOB is 6-4-82 .category is obc non creamy layer.am I eligible for upsc pre,mains etc?
    also for upsc forest service exam

  4. A general Cat. person between 30-32 Years of age as of 1st Aug and ATTEMPTING for the FIRST TIME eligible for UPSC-2017? This is very much my case and I have seriously started my prep for exams since Dec-16 . Please reply.

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