The UPSC civil services exam is your key to a career in the prestigious civil service of the country. If you have a desire to serve your country, you can try your hand at the civil services exam. All you need is a fierce commitment to your goal and adherence to an uncompromising work ethic. Apart from these traits, you also need to satisfy certain conditions that the UPSC has put in place. This article discusses the UPSC age limit criterion for aspirants belonging to the general category.
The UPSC has set an age limit for candidates who wish to take the civil services exam. For the general community, the age limit is 32 years. (The candidate should not have attained 32 by 1st August of the exam year). The minimum age you need to have complete to be eligible for this exam is 21 years.
Refer to the latest IAS Notification for more details on the eligibility criteria and age relaxation.
UPSC Age Limit for General Category 2021
UPSC calculates age as of 1st August of the year in which the exam is conducted. So, for the 2021 civil services exam, you should be above 21 years of age as of 1st August 2021. Even the upper age is calculated as of 1st August. So, you should not be more than 32 years as of 1st August 2021.
- Minimum age: 21 years
- Maximum age: 32 years
This implies that the date of birth of candidates who wish to take the 2021 UPSC civil services exam should fall between 2nd August 1989 and 1st August 2000.
Other categories like OBC, SC, ST, physically handicapped, ex-servicemen, etc. have certain age limit relaxation which can be referred to from the links given below:
|The Issue of Age Limit and Number of Attempts in the UPSC Exam|
|UPSC Age Limit for SC and ST Category|
|Eligibility Conditions for UPSC Exams|
|IAS Online Application|