Those candidates who are willing to give their UPSC examinations have been given good news by the Union Government as the upper age limit to apply for the examinations has now set to be 37 years from the next year. Those candidates who are residents of Jammu & Kashmir can now write their civil services examinations till they attain the age of 37 years as the relaxation in the upper age limit has been raised by the central government which is going to be effective from next year.
UPSC has notified recently that the lower limit for the examination has been set to be 21 years and the upper age bar for general students is fixed at 32 years (as on August 1 , 2014). A 5 year relaxation margin on the upper age would be given to people applying from the Jammu & Kashmir region from the next UPSC examinations. In an order passed by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) those people who are domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989 would be considered as eligible candidates to acquire the upper age limit benefit.
The DoPT has asked many other ministries like, Ministry of Railways, Department of Financial Services, Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Nationalized banks or public sector undertakings to issue similar orders for appointment in the posts which falls under their control. This initiative would further help the people from the Jammu and Kashmir region to get more career opportunities so that they can prosper in their future.