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UPSC is likely to bring down upper age limit for IAS Exam, No reduction for reserved categories

Aug 24, 2016 17:32 IST

    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is most likely to reduce the upper age limit for IAS examination. The current age limit for general category (32 years) is going to be reduced to 26 years.

    UPSC may make changes in the upper age limit for IAS examination. Currently, the age limit is 21-32 years. The Commission may reduce the upper limit of age to 26 years.

    This move may not include the current upper age limit (37 years) of SC/ ST candidates.

    IAS exam is one of the highly sought after examinations conducted by UPSC. Every year, the Commission receives lakh of applications against thousands of vacancies. Though the number of examinees is huge, the success rate is very small.

    Though exactly not ascertained, the Commission is likely to bring this change, gradually, over 5-6 years. This will safeguard the interest of the aspirants who are preparing for the examination.

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