UPSC is one of the toughest and competitive exams in India. Every year lakhs of candidates apply for the UPSC CSE examination. But only some hundreds are able to succeed in this. But still millions of students every year give this exam with double enthusiasm. Why? Because even though it is tough but hard work and dedication pay off well.
Are you a general category candidate? Wondering how many IAS attempts for the general category as prescribed by UPSC?
Commission prescribes different UPSC eligibility criteria. In this article, you will find the UPSC age limit 2022 and the number of IAS attempts for the general category as notified by the Commission
UPSC CSE 2021
UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts several exams every year for various services and posts. Among them, UPSC CSE is the most prominent and prestigious one. The success rate of the exam is very low, among lakhs of students, only some hundreds are selected. The Civil Service Examination comprises two phases: Preliminary and Mains examination.
Preliminary exams are the objective type of paper and are the qualifying stay for the selection of the mains examination.
The mains exam comprises two phases: a written exam and an interview. The candidates who successfully clear all the phases are recruited for various posts.
UPSC Age Limit 2022 for General Category
|General||21 to 32 years as of August 2021 or 2022|
How many Attempts for UPSC for General Category?
For candidates belonging to the General category, only 6 attempts are permitted as prescribed by the UPSC.
For candidates belonging to the general category as well as those who fall under the economically weaker section, Physically benchmark disability will be permitted in only 9 attempts.
Different Posts under CSE
# Indian Administrative Service
# Indian Foreign Service
# Indian Police Service
# Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
# Indian Information Service, Junior Grade Group ‘A’
# Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
# Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’
# Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’
# Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
# Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
# Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’
# Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Government strive to have a workforce that reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. Haveli Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B’
# Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
# Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
# Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’
# Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’
# Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III)
# Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
# Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’
Ranks for Various Posts (2018)
|Civil Service Posts||Ranks for General category||OBC||SC||ST|
Important Dates for UPSC 2022
|Important Events||Exam Dates 2021)||Exam Dates(2022)|
|Notification release Date||4/03/2021||2nd week of February|
|Date of Application form||4/03/2021||Feb 2022|
|Last date to submit||24/03/2021||March 2022|
|Prelims Exam Admit Card Release Date||–||June 2022|
|UPSC CSE 2022 Prelims Date||10/10/2021||June 2022|
|Admit card for Mains Exams||–||September 2022|
|Mains Exam||–||September 2022|
|Final Result||–||January 2023|
# You can apply online for UPSC on the official website.
# The whole form is divided into two parts.
# In part 1, candidates have to register themselves with their email id and phone number.
# Registered login id and passwords are sent to the respective email and phone number.
# Candidates have to log in through the given credentials.
# Then fill the application form carefully.
# Now pay the application fees of Rs. 100.
# Now before final submission, check the details of the form again.
# After submitting the application form, take out the final printout.
A Candidate has to pay Rs. 100/- exceptions are candidates belonging from SC/ ST/ PWD or for women. They can apply for UPSC without any fees.
Candidates can pay application fees by:
# Remitting money in any branch of SBI
# Payment can also be made through Visa/Master/RuPay Credit or Debit card
# Internet Banking
# Pay in cash option is also available
Supreme Court Verdict: One More Chance
The Supreme Court under the bench of Justice Khanwilkar passed a verdict that all those candidates who have exhausted their number of attempts previous year will be given one more chance to give their exam. This judgement was passed due to the negative impact of COVID-19 on the preparation and mental state of the candidates.
The only exception is that this verdict will not be applicable to candidates who have exceeded their upper age limit. For the general category, it is 32 years.
Several relaxations are given to the candidates of other categories such as SCs/STs due to the discrimination and injustice they have faced in previous decades. This is a matter of controversy and the opinion of candidates differs over this issue.
Need help with your preparation? UPSC Pathshala is the website for you. UPSC provides different courses for all stages. These courses are offered at a reasonable price and taught by expert educators. You can also find previous year question papers, mock tests, notes materials, and other information on the website.