(Age Limit) Engineering Services Examination (IES) Exam - 2021

(Age Limit) Engineering Services Examination (IES) Exam - 2021

new​​​​​​​Notification 2021

(a) A candidate for this examination must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st  January, 2021 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd  January, 1991 and not later than 1st January, 2000. 
(b) The upper age‐limit of 30 years will be relaxable upto 35 years in the case of Government servants of the following categories, if  they are employed in a Department/ Office under the control of any of  the authorities mentioned in column 1 below and apply for admission to the examination for all or any of the Service(s)/Post(s) mentioned in column 2, for which they are otherwise eligible. 

  • A candidate who holds substantively a permanent post in the particular Department/Office concerned. This relaxation will not be admissible to a probationer appointed against a permanent post in the Department/Office during the period of his probation. However, this relaxation will be admissible to a probationer so appointed provided he/she already retains a lien on a permanent post in a Department/Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in column 1 below. 
  • A candidate who has been continuously in a temporary service on a regular basis in the particular Department/Office for at least 3 years on the 1st January, 2021.

(c) The upper age‐limit prescribed above will be further relaxable : 

  • Up to maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.  
  • Up to maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.  
  • Up  to maximum  of  three  years,  in  the  case  of Defence  Services  personnel,  disabled in  operations  during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area, and released as a consequence thereof.  
  • Up  to maximum  of  five  years  in  the  case  of Ex‐servicemen  including  Commissioned Officers  and  ECOs/SSCOs,  who have  rendered  at  least  five  years  Military  Service  as  on  1st January,  2021  and  have  been  released  (i)  on  completion  of assignment (including those whose assignment is due) to be completed within one year from 1st January, 2021 otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or (iii) on invalidment.  
  • Up to maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/ SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st January, 2021 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and they will be released on three months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.  
  • Up  to a maximum  of  10 years  in  the  case  of a  Person with  Benchmark Disability  viz.  Low  vision,  deaf and Hard  of Hearing, Locomotor Disability including Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack victims and Muscular Dystrophy.  

Note I : Candidates belonging  to  the Scheduled Castes and  the Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes who are also covered  under  any  other  clauses  of  Para  3(II)(c)  above,  will  be  eligible  for  grant  of  cumulative  relaxation  under  both  the categories. 
Note  II  :  The  term  ex‐servicemen  will  apply  to  the persons  who  are  defined  as  Ex‐servicemen  in  the  Ex‐servicemen  (Re‐employment in Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time. 
Note III : The age concession under Para 3(ii)(c) (iv) and (v) will be admissible to Ex‐Servicemen i.e. a person who has served in any rank whether as combatant or non‐combatant in the Regular Army, Navy and Air Force of the Indian Union and who either 
has been  retired or  relieved or discharged  from such  service whether at his own  request or being  relieved by  the employer after earning his or her pension.  
Note IV : The details of Functional Classification (FC) and Physical Requirements (PR) of each service are indicated in Annexure‐I of these Rules which are identified and prescribed by the respective Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs) as per the provisions of Section 33 and 34 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. Only those category (ies) of disability (ies) mentioned in  Annexure‐I  shall  apply  for  the  examination  under  Persons  with  Benchmark  Disability  (PwBD)  Category.  Therefore,  the candidates belonging to the Persons with Benchmark Disability categories are advised to read it carefully before applying for the examination. 
Note V : Notwithstanding the provision of age relaxation under Para 3(ii)(c) (vi) above, a candidate with Benchmark Disability will  be  considered  to  be  eligible  for  appointment  only  if  he/she  (after  such  physical  examination  as  the  Government  or appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for the concerned Service/ Posts to be allocated to the Persons with Benchmark Disability candidate by the Government. 
Note VI : A candidate will be eligible to get the benefit of community reservation only in case the particular caste to which the candidates belong is included in  the list of  reserved communities issued by  the Central Government. The candidates will be eligible to get the benefit of the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) reservation only in case the candidate meets the criteria issued  by  the  Central  Government  and  in  possession  of  such  eligibility  certification.    If  a  candidate  indicates  in  his/her application form for Engineering Services Examination, that he/she belongs to General category but subsequently writes to the Commission to change his/her category to a reserved one, such request shall not be entertained by the Commission. Further, once a candidate has chosen a reserved category, no request shall be entertained for change to other reserved category viz. SC to ST, ST  to SC, OBC  to SC/ST or SC/ST  to OBC, SC  to EWS, EWS  to SC, ST  to EWS, EWS  to ST, OBC  to EWS, EWS  to OBC. No reserved category candidates other  than  those  recommended on General Merit shall be allowed  to change his/her category from  Reserved  to  Unreserved  or  claim  the  vacancies  (Services/Cadre)  for  unreserved  category  after  the  declaration  of  final result by UPSC.  

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