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 2020.

GPSC exam is conducted in 3 stages:

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

Eligibility Criteria for GPSC Exam

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 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 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 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 2019

GPSC 2020 examination process has not started yet. Check the exam dates of GPSC 2019

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 Yet to be announced
Tentative Month of interview November/December 2020 (Tentative)
Tentative Month of GPSC Exam results 10 days post last date of interview

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