How Many Attempts are Allowed for Physically Handicapped in UPSC?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The total number of attempts allowed for Physically Handicapped in UPSC is 9. The Physically Handicapped candidates can belong to the General/OBC/EWS categories. In contrast, SC/ST candidates have an unlimited number of attempts. The Commission refers to physically disabled candidates as Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD). When asked, they must show the certificate.

Attempts allowed for Physically Handicapped in UPSC

The number of attempts for Physically Handicapped or Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) candidates is determined by their previous category.

The table below details the number of attempts and the minimum and maximum age limits for PwBD candidates.

Category Minimum Age Maximum Age Number of Attempts
PwBD- General 21 years 42 years 9
PwBD- OBC 21 years 45 years 9
PwBD- SC/ST 21 years 47 years Unlimited

The number of attempts allowed is part of the UPSC eligibility. Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements for the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Exam.

  • It is a highly competitive exam in which aspirants from all over the country compete.
  • The UPSC exam is required for candidates who want to be IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS, or other highly decorated bureaucrats in the country.

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