Q: How many attempts can an individual make for cracking the Civil Services Examination (IAS)?
An individual can make Six(6) attempts in total to crack the Civil Services (IAS). However an individual from the OBC can make nine (9) attempts with three years upper age relaxation. There is no restriction on the number of times an individual from ST/SC category can attempt for the Civil Services. Individuals from the ST/SC category enjoy a five year relaxation to the upper age limit.