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Upper Age Limit for IAS exam 2019

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

The upper age limit is 35 years for candidates belonging to other backward classes (OBCs).

This is applicable to only those who are eligible to avail of reservation under OBC category.



The upper age limit is 37 years for a candidates belonging to a Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribe (ST).



Number of Attempts for IAS exam 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.

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