Good news for aspirants who faced challenges due to the introduction of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) paper in the UPPSC exams. The Uttar Pradesh government in its latest cabinet meet decided to increase the age criteria for aspirants of General and OBC, SC and ST candidates to 45 and 50 years respectively.
Siddharth Singh, the Cabinet Minister of the state, in a statement said that decision was taken in light of the difficulty that was faced by aspirants while facing the UPPSC pre-exam in 2013, the year when CSAT was introduced in the exams. Before 2011, the exams were conducted in a different form that included Paper I and Paper II.
As per reports, the age relaxations will be available for those who appeared in the 2013 UPPSC-pre-exams and had crossed the age limit. They will be provided with an additional 2 chances to fill the forms and appear for the pre-exams.
On the other hand, the age-limit for handicapped aspirants has gone up to 55-years, but the facility will be provided only to those who managed to appear in the 2013 UPPSC exams.
As per the existing rule, the age limit for a candidate from the general category is 40 years.
When: 11 April 2017