GPSC Eligibility Criteria

The Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) conducts recruitment exams for Group A posts in the Gujarat State Bureaucracy. The Gazetted Probationers exam is one such exam through which Group A officers are recruited in Gujarat Administrative Services. This article lists down the complete eligibility criteria of the GPSC administrative exam 2019.

GPSC exam is conducted in 3 stages:

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

GPSC Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

Candidate should fulfill the following GPSC eligibility criteria

  1. A citizen of India
  2. A subject of Nepal
  3. A subject of Bhutan
  4. A refugee from Tibet, who should have migrated to India for permanent settlement before 1st January, 1962
  5. A person of Indian origin who should have migrated to India for permanent settlement from Pakistan, East Pakistan (Bangladesh), Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya,Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia,Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam.

GPSC exam is modelled on the lines of the IAS Exam, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Candidates may check the UPSC eligibility Criteria here.

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GPSC Age Limit

The GPSC age limit for general category candidates is

  • Minimum – 20 years
  • Maximum – 35 years

As per rules, age will be counted as per the last date of receipt of application, 31st July 2019.

Refer the table below for more details on the GPSC Age limit.

GPSC notification lists age relaxation for different categories/posts in the GPSC exam eligibility


GPSC Age Limit Relaxation

SC,ST, Socially and Educationally Backward classes of Gujarat origin

5 years age limit

relaxation (Maximum upto 45 years)

Women candidates of reserved category

10 years age limit relaxation in the upper age limit, subject to maximum age limit of 45 years

Women candidates of General category

5 years age limit relaxation in the upper age limit, subject to maximum age limit of 45 years

Ex-servicemen / Officers

The length of Military service (At least 5 years of Military services) + 3 years

Government Servant

No relaxation in upper age will be available to Government Servant

Physically disabled candidates

Maximum up to 10 (ten) years subject to his/her ability to discharge the duties attached to the posts, as may be performed by any other normal persons, on the basis of production of medical certificate prescribed by GAD circular dated 01-12-2008 from the Medical Board. (Maximum upto 45 years)

Qualification for GPSC exams (Gujarat Public Service Commission)

  • Candidates must hold a Bachelors’ Degree from any recognized university or equivalent qualification.

Educational Qualification for GPSC exams

Important dates for GPSC exams

GPSC Prelims Exam

13th October, 2019

Result of GPSC Prelims Exam

December 2019

GPSC Mains Exam

23rd February 2019, 8th March 2020,

15th March 2020

GPSC Mains Exam result

June 2020

Tentative Month of interview

July 2020

Tentative Month of GPSC Exam results

10 days post last date of interview

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