JPSC Age Limit: Eligibility, Qualification, Physical Fitness

By BYJU'S Exam Prep  |   Updated on: January 2nd, 2024
JPSC age limit is one of the most important eligibility requirements for candidates. All candidates should be at least 21 years of age to apply for any post. If any candidate does not fall withing the JPSC age limit criteria, they will be ineligible.
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JPSC age limit is clearly specified by the Jharkhand Public Service Commission in its official notification. The commission releases complete details about the JPSC eligibility along with the official notification. Candidates must go through the JPSC eligibility details before applying online. It will contain details about the JPSC age limit, educational qualification, physical criteria, and more. 

Understanding the complete JPSC eligibility criteria is one of the most important tasks for aspirants. In case any applicant is found short of any parameter mentioned, their candidature will be cancelled immediately.

JPSC Eligibility Criteria 2023

JPSC exam is conducted for various posts of Deputy Collector, District Minority Welfare Officer, DSP, and Jail superintendent etc. Jharkhand PSC exam is one of the hardest exams of the state. Lakhs of aspirants appear for the JPSC each year for the most coveted positions in the executive level of Jharkhand. Therefore, it is extremely necessary to check the complete JPSC eligibility before moving on with the online application. According to the latest JPSC notification, the following are the eligibility criteria on the basis of which candidates’ eligibility is determined.

  • Nationality
  • JPSC Age Limit
  • JPSC Educational Qualification
  • Physical Standards (for certain posts)
  • Number of attempts 

JPSC Age Limit

One of the most important and crucial parameters for determining the eligibility of a candidate is the JPSC age limit. A candidate needs to strictly fall under the age bracket mentioned by the Jharkhand Public Service Commission. The age limit might also vary according to the posts. As per the official eligibility criteria  the JPSC age limit is mentioned below. 

Minimum age Maximum Age

For Jharkhand Police services and product services- 20 years

For Jharkhand Finance Services- 21 years

For Jharkhand Administrative services- 22 years

For Unreserved Male upper age limit should be 37 years

JPSC Age Relaxation

The Jharkhand Public Service Commission provides a facility of relaxation in the upper JPSC age limit. This relaxation depends on the category of candidates. The relaxation limit may vary as per the category.

Category JPSC Upper Age Limit
General category/EWS

35 years

Backward class I and II

37 years

SC/ST (For both male and female)

40 years

Persons with Benchmark Disability

Maximum 10 years in their respective category

Women (General/Extremely Backward Classes)

Maximum 38 years


Maximum 5 years in their respective category

SC/ST (For both male and female)

Maximum 40 years

JPSC has given certain prerequisite in order to claim the benefit of age relaxation or reservation as given below:

  • Candidate must have a Domicile of Jharkhand.
  • A candidate claiming for the reservation of seat must produce the category certificate from the competent authority
  • Candidates claiming reservation/age relaxation in multiple categories for the JPSC Exam shall be entitled to only one concession, whichever is more beneficial.

JPSC Educational Qualification

The candidates willing to apply for the JPSC examination, must hold a graduate degree from a recognized university/ equivalent. It is extremely important for a candidate to possess a minimum educational qualification apart from the JPSC age limit before applying for the exam.

  • Applicants in the final year of graduation are not eligible unless they clear their examination by the last date of application submission.
  • Candidates applying for the Jharkhand Yojana service will be eligible if they hold a degree from a recognized University in any of the following subjects: Bachelor in Commerce, Statistics, Mathematics, Geography, Agricultural Science or Civil Engineering.

JPSC Physical Criteria

JPSC Eligibility 2023 states that the following physical criteria must be met for the following posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police / District Commander / Jail Superintendent and Probation Officer. The physical standards vary for men and women and across categories.

  • Minimum length of reserved / backward and extremely backward class male candidates – 185 cm.
  • Minimum length of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Caste male candidates – 182 cm.
  • Minimum length of women of unreserved/backward and extremely backward class – 155 cm and a minimum length of women of scheduled caste and scheduled caste – 152 cm
  • The minimum measurement of the chest of male candidates of general and backward and very backward classes will be 81 cm without inflating and the minimum measurement of the chest of male candidates of scheduled caste and scheduled caste will be 79 cm without inflating.

JPSC Eligibility 2023- Other Parameters

Apart from the JPSC age limit and other major eligibility requirements, there are other parameters as well to determine the eligibility of a candidate. All the candidates must adhere to the following conditions failing which can lead to disqualification.

JPSC Eligibility 2023
Marital Status Female candidates who are married to a person already having another wife & Male married candidates who have more than one wife living will not be eligible for the recruitment unless granted an exemption by the Governor.
Nationality The Candidate must be a citizen of India


The reservation Scheduled Caste, and Scheduled Tribe & Other Backward Class, of Jharkhand, shall be admissible in accordance with the provision of relevant Govt. Rules
Number of Attempts There shall be no limitation on the number of attempts if a Candidate is eligible otherwise

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