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 2021.
GPSC exam is conducted in 3 stages:
Eligibility Criteria for GPSC Exam
The candidate should fulfil the following GPSC eligibility criteria
- A citizen of India
- A subject of Nepal
- A subject of Bhutan
- A refugee from Tibet, who should have migrated to India for permanent settlement before 1st January 1962
- A person of Indian origin 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 also check the UPSC Eligibility Criteria at the linked article.
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 the application, July 2020.
Refer to 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
|Category||GPSC Age Limit Relaxation|
|SC, ST, Socially and Educationally Backward Classes of Gujarat origin||5 years age limit
relaxation (Maximum up to 45 years)
|Women candidates of reserved category||10 years age limit relaxation in the upper age limit, subject to a maximum age limit of 45 years|
|Women candidates of General category||5 years age limit relaxation in the upper age limit, subject to a 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 up to 45 years)|
Qualification for GPSC Exam (Gujarat Public Service Commission)
- Candidates must hold a Bachelors’ Degree from any recognized university or equivalent qualification.
Important Dates for GPSC exams 2021
GPSC 2020 examination process has started. Check the exam dates of GPSC 2019-2020
|GPSC Prelims Exam||GPSC 2019 – 13th October 2019
GPSC 2020-21 – 21st March 2021
GPSC 2021-22 – 19th December 2021
|Result of GPSC Prelims Exam||GPSC 2019 – 2nd January 2020
Check GPSC Result in the linked article
|GPSC Mains Exam||GPSC 2019 – 14th, 20th and 21st March 2021|
|GPSC Mains Exam result||Yet to be announced|
|Tentative Month of interview||May 2021 [Tentative]|
|Tentative Month of GPSC Exam Final Results||10 days post last date of interview|
Candidates preparing for the GPSC examination are advised to go through the links given below: