How Many Attempts For IAS?

How many attempts for IAS?

How Many Attempts for IAS? To become an IAS officer one has to clear the  civil services exam conducted by the UPSC every year. The civil services examination (CSE) is considered to be the most prestigious and toughest exam in the country. Every year lakhs of aspirants sit for this exam out of which only a handful of people can fulfill their dream of becoming an officer. After failing the exam the students start preparing for the next attempt, therefore, the government has also set a time limit for the aspirants who are going to appear in the exam which is divided according to the different categories.

Generally, the general category candidates get 6 chances till the age of 32 years Aspirants of the OBC category can appear for the exam 9 times from 21 years to 32 years. Whereas SC/ST category students can sit for the exam till the age of 35. at the same time, there is o limit for the candidates belonging to this category.

Physically handicapped candidates of general, EWS, and OBC categories can appear in this exam 9 times. The minimum age for the candidates to appear for this exam is 21 years and the maximum age is 32 years. However, there is a relaxation of 5 years for SC and ST community candidates, 3 years for OBC category candidates, and 10 years for physically challenged candidates.

Hence the maximum age limit for SC and ST category candidates attempts in IAS exam is 37 years, for OBC category candidates 35 years, and for physically challenged candidates 42 years.