UPSC Age Limit for General Category

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 be more than 32 years of age). The minimum age you need to have completed to be eligible for this exam is 21 years.

UPSC Age Limit for General Category 2019

UPSC calculates age as on 1st August of the year in which the exam is conducted. So, for the 2019 civil services exam, you should be above 21 years of age as on 1st August 2019. Even the upper age is calculated as on 1st August. So, you should not be more than 32 years as on 1st August 2019.

Minimum age: 21 years

Maximum age: 32 years

This implies that the date of birth of candidates who wish to take the 2019 UPSC civil services exam should fall between 2nd August 1987 and 1st August 1998.

Other categories like OBC, SC, ST, physically handicapped, ex-servicemen, etc. have certain age limit relaxation. Read more about age limit relaxation here.

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