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 2023.

GPSC exam is conducted in 3 stages:

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

Eligibility Criteria for GPSC Exam

The candidate should fulfil 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 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, i.e., 26th October 2021. Earlier, the last date of receipt of the application was till 13th October 2021.

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.

Educational Qualification for GPSC exams

Important Dates for GPSC Exams 2020-22

GPSC 2021 examination process has started. Check the exam dates of GPSC 2019-22 below:

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

GPSC 2020 – 15th June 2021

GPSC 2021 – To be announced

Check GPSC Result in the linked article

GPSC Mains Exam GPSC 2019 – 14th, 20th and 21st March 2021

GPSC 2020 – 20th, 22nd & 24th July 2021

GPSC 2021 – To be notified

GPSC Mains Exam result GPSC 2020 – 18th November 2021

GPSC 2021 – To be announced

Tentative Month of interview GPSC 2020 – 25th November 2021 till 15th December 2021

GPSC 2021 – To be notified

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:


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  1. please send me new syllabus for prelims and main exams.
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  2. Hi , Can I know maximum attempts for GPSC and UPSC examinations?

    • For a candidate from General Category, the maximum number of attempts is 6. There is no cap in the number of attempts in GPSC but there is a cap on the age limit. Hence, till the time, the candidate reaches the maximum age as specified by the commission, he/she may sit for GPSC. Check UPSC Eligibility Criteria in the linked article.