Upper age limit for UPSC exam may soon be reduced to 26 years
In what may herald a significant change in the system of the civil services
entrance test, ET Now has quoted sources to state that UPSC could soon rework
the age criteria of the highly prestigious examination.
Currently, the lower limit for the marquee exam is fixed at 21 years, while
the upper limit is 32 years for general category candidates. The age limits vary
in case of caste-based reservations.
Sources have reportedly told ET Now that the existing age
criterion might be axed soon, and that the upper limit might be brought down. If
that comes to be, the upper age limit will then be 26 years instead of the
current 32 years. No reduction in upper age limit has been prescribed for SC/ST
candidates from the current 37 years.