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Two more chances: Good news for UPSC aspirants

Important news for Civil Service aspirants: UPSC has announced that candidates of all categories will get two additional chances.


It’s one of the better news for all the civil services aspirants. All the students will get two more attempts for UPSC exams. So all aspirants who tried hard and came close to getting there, they now have a couple more chances to make it.


It will also beneficial for the general class students as their number of attempts will increase from four to six. However, there is no restriction on number of attempts by a candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. As many as seven attempts are permissible to an aspirant belonging to Other Backward Classes.


The central government has approved two additional attempts to all categories of candidates with effect from Civil Services Examination, with consequential age relaxation of maximum age for all categories of candidates. A candidate who has attained the age of 21 years but not attained 30 years may apply for the civil services examination, as per eligibility mentioned in the notification.


The Preliminary exam of Civil Services is going to conduct on 24th of August this year .This exam of UPSC is conducted for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS) among others.


The examination is going to conduct in three different stages-- preliminary, mains and interview.

The upper age limit is relax able up to maximum five years for the students who come from the background of SC or ST and also for them who had ordinarily been domiciled from Jammu & Kashmir during January 1 1980 to December 31 1989.


The upper age limit is also been relaxed for maximum three years for the candidates of OBC category and defense services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area.


It is a also a good news for the students who are blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped as their relaxation in upper age limit has been increased to maximum of 10 years as per the rule.