Number of Attempts Allowed for General Category in UPSC Exam?
The Attempts for General Category in UPSC are 6 attempts till 32 years of age. To appear for UPSC Exam, a general category candidate must be a minimum of 21 years of age and must not be more than 32 years of age at the time of the examination. The EWS (Economically Weaker Section) is a kind of sub-category of the general category. They are provided with the same number of attempts as the General category.
A number of attempts is nothing less than the number of times a candidate can appear in the UPSC exam. After passing the prelims exam, they appear in the Mains exam. Once they get shortlisted after Mains exam then they'll be called for Interview round. After adding scores of Mains and Interview, UPSC prepares the final list and then eligible candidates get appointed on IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS and other reputed posts.