Category Age Attempts
General 32 06
OBC 35 09
SC/ST 37 Unlimited


  • A candidate from the General category who is taking the UPSC preliminary examinations cannot have turned 32 as of August 1 of that year.
  • Candidates from other categories are exempt from the maximum age requirement as mentioned above.
  • The official notification issued by the conducting authority explicitly states the age restriction for UPSC CSE.
  • Prior to submitting an application for the exam, candidates must thoroughly review the same.


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