Attempts Allowed for ST Candidates in UPSC
Candidates from the ST category can make unlimited attempts until their upper age limit is reached. The upper age limit for ST candidates is 37 years, which means that ST candidates between the ages of 21 and 37 can make as many attempts as they want.
- For the General category students, the UPSC Attempt Limit is just six until the age of 32.
- Candidates from the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category, on the other hand, have an advantage.
- Aspirants must remember to bring their ST certificate when requested, or their application will be rejected.
The table below illustrates that there is no restriction on the number of attempts for the ST category students. But the candidates need to fulfill other eligibility criteria, including nationality, age limit, and academic qualifications.
|Attempts for ST in UPSC|
|Category of Candidate||Number of attempts|
|PwBD (Persons with Benchmark Disability) for ST||Unlimited|
|ST (Scheduled Tribes)||Unlimited|
Reasons Behind the Popularity of UPSC
The Union Public Service Commission receives lakhs of applications annually across the country. The major reasons behind applying for this exam are a reputed job, many powers, and a decent salary.
Candidates must pass the UPSC Prelims and Mains exam, after which they are eligible for the Interview round. After the results announcement, candidates can choose their preferred job according to their rank in the results.