A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years to write the Civil Services exam. He/ she must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2019
In the General Category, a maximum of 6 attempts is permitted to each candidate to write the Civil Services exam.
In the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category 9 attempts are permissible to the eligible candidates who can benefit such reservation.
As far as SC/ST candidates are concerned there is no restriction on the number of attempts they can make provided they are done under the permissible age limit.
A physically handicapped person will get 9 attempts if they belong to general category. If they belong to OBC, SC or ST they are entitled for as many attempts as any other non-handicapped candidates.MORE on Number of attempts for IAS exam