The central government has given a relief to the students engaged in the preparation of the examination of civil services .The government has averted the decision of reducing maximum age limitation for participating in the examination .
First , it was speculated, maximum age limitation will be reduced from 32 to 26 . The government has now made it clear that next examination of UPSC will be conducted according to the existing rule and regulations only .According to the sources , the ex secretary BS Baswan committee has handed over the report in this regard to the government .
As per the current system in UPSC the minimum age limit is 21 years.On the other hand the maximum age limit for General Category is 32 years , OBC is 35 years , ST/SC is 37 years while handicapped is 42 years.As far attempts are concerned it is 6 for General category , 9 for OBC , unlimited for SC/ST while if handicapped applicant is of General or OBC category then 9 chances are given to him/her.There is no attemt bar on such candidates of SC/ST category.
Every year around 11 lakh candidates sit in this pretigious examination where the rate of success is a magre 0.1%.Around 45 thousands of candidates reach upto the mains level and after interview one thousand candidates are selected for services like IAS,IPS and 24 other services.