JK PSC Age Limit

The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) conducts state-level civil service examinations for various Jammu and Kashmir government positions. JKPSC Recruitment includes written examinations (prelims and mains) and a personal interview. The candidates appearing for J&K Combined Competitive Examination has to fulfil the JKPSC Eligibility Criteria mentioned by the commission which include Nationality, Age, and Educational Qualification

Only when a candidate meets all of the requirements, they are eligible to apply for JKPSC recruitment and take the exam.

JKPSC Age Limit

To be eligible for examination, a candidate should satisfy the following criteria:

(i) that the candidate is a permanent resident of the Union Territory and (ii) that they have reached the age of 21 but have not yet reached the age of 37 on January 1st of the year in which the Commission issues a notification which invites applicants.

In the following circumstances, the highest age restriction shall be 39 years:

(a) Reserved category candidates.

(b) Candidates who hold a civil position in the state in the substantive capacity.

Regardless of the category to which such a candidate belongs, the highest age limit for physically disabled applicants shall be 40 years.

Furthermore, a candidate who has completed two years of substantive service on January 1st of the year in which the Commission issues a notification inviting applications in a substantive capacity, as certified by the Head of Department, shall be eligible to claim the benefit of the upper age limit under clause (b) above.

Provided, however, that the Government may impose any alternative higher age limit for open category and reserved category applicants for any particular examination for reasonable and sufficient grounds to be recorded in writing.

The age limit for the JKPSC 2021 Recruitment as of 1.1.2021 is as follows:

Type Age Limit Not born after Not born after
Open Merit Rank 37 1.1.2000 1.1.1984
Reserved Category and in-service candidates 39 1.1.2000 1.1.1982
Physically Challenged candidates 40 1.1.2000 1.1.1981

Read more about JKPSC Eligibility Criteria from the linked article.

Frequently Asked Questions on JKPSC Age Limit


Who is eligible for JKPSC?

The applicant must have completed the age of 21 years but not 37 years; in case of candidates belonging to SC/ ST / RBA/Social Castes /ALC or candidates holding a civil post in the State in a substantive capacity, the age limit is 39 years and in case of physically challenged it is 40 years.


How many attempts are there in JKPSC?

Each candidate who is otherwise eligible for the examination will be allowed six attempts at the examination:

Provided that, Candidates from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes who are otherwise eligible will be exempted from this restriction on the number of attempts:

Provided further that candidates belonging to the various reserved categories which are otherwise eligible may take up to nine attempts.


Does JKPSC conduct the exam every year?

The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) is the state’s public service commission. The commission administers government tests to hire people for various government positions in Jammu and Kashmir. The commission holds recruiting exams for several positions every year.

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