How Many Attempts are Allowed for Ex-servicemen in UPSC?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The number of attempts allowed for ex-servicemen in UPSC is unlimited until they reach the upper age limit. This means that disabled ex-servicemen are eligible to take the UPSC exam as long as they are not over the age limit. Ex-servicemen obtain certain privileges in the age criterion. The general upper age limit is 32 years, but ex-servicemen receive a 5-year age relaxation, making their upper age limit 37 years.

Attempts allowed for Ex-servicemen in UPSC

For disabled ex-servicemen, the number of UPSC attempts is unlimited until the upper age limit is reached. The UPSC CSE has a maximum age limit of 37 years for ex-servicemen.

  • To be eligible for this relaxation, ex-servicemen (including Commissioned Officers and SSCO/ECOs) must have served for at least five years as of the first of the particular year of the UPSC CSE and have been released.
  • According to the Ex-servicemen Quota in UPSC, those who have been terminated from the Civil services due to misdeed cannot give the UPSC exam.
  • Ex-servicemen aspirants who lie under the SC/OBC/ST category are qualified for a grant of accumulative age relaxation.
  • For an IAS or IPS or IFS, and other illustrated posts, candidates need to pass all the stages of this exam.
  • Certain criteria are predetermined, and the number of allowed attempts is one of the fixed eligibility criteria.
  • Apart from Ex-servicemen, SC and ST can also appear for the IAS exam an unlimited number of times, up to the age of 37 years.

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