The Union Government has informed the Rajya Sabha that they are going to exceed the upper age limit for Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2018. They have decided to keep the upper age limit to 32 years from August 1st, 2018. The UPSC has said no and has rejected all the misleading reports of unfair treatment being given to some of the enrolled candidates. The Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh wrote a reply and said the upper age limit is relaxable for reserved category candidates.
According to the news reported by the Indian Express the union minister has said “As per the guidelines issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T) on a crucial date for determining age limits for the competitive examination conducted in parts by the UPSC/SSC vide OM No. AB.14017/70/87-Estt.(RR) dated 14th July 1988, the cut-off date for the Civil Services Examination is decided.”
The Union Minister also added that the rule is equally applicable to all the candidates and hence the question of being unfair to some does not arise. It has been seen that every year, the civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC in three stages, preliminary, main and interview, to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.
The UPSC prelims examination has been successfully completed and the preparation for the mains has begun. All the students are advised to study hard and do well in the examination.