(Number of Attempts) UPSC (IAS) Civil Services Examinations
Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise
eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination. Provided
that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates who are otherwise eligible.
Provided further that the number of attempts permissible to
candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes, who are otherwise eligible shall
be nine. The relaxation will be available to the candidates who are eligible to
avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
Provided further that a physically handicapped will get as
many attempts as are available to other non-physically handicapped candidates of
his or her community, subject to the condition that a physically handicapped
candidate belonging to the General Category shall be eligible for nine attempts.
Necessary action to make Corresponding Changes in respective Rules/Regulations
Pertaining to various services is being taken separately. The relaxation will be
available to the physically handicapped candidates who are eligible to avail of
reservation applicable to such candidates.
(i) An attempt at a Preliminary Examination shall be deemed to be an attempt
at the Civil Services Examination.
(ii) If a candidate actually appears in any one paper in the Preliminary
Examination, he/she shall be deemed to have made an attempt at the Examination.
(iii) Notwithstanding the disqualification/ cancellation of candidature, the
fact of appearance of the candidate at the examination will count as an attempt