UPSC Examination: No change in age limit criteria, confirms government
New Delhi : Indian government on Tuesday confirmed that there will be no change in the age limit criteria for the UPSC Examination; several media reports have been saying that the government is mulling on reducing it.
Addressing reporters, Minister of State (MoS) Jitendra Singh said, ” There is no move by Government to alter the age criteria of eligibility to appear in civil service examinations. Reports and speculations should be put to rest.”
Furthermore, an official spokesperson from the government clarified, “Attention is drawn to media reports about a possible reduction in maximum entry age for the Civil Services Examination. It is hereby clarified that there is no such proposal under contemplation of the government.”
As per current rules a person with a maximum age of 32 years can appear for the examination.
On December 20, the Niti Aayog had suggested that the upper age limit for entry into the civil services be brought down to 27 years from the present 30 years for general category candidates in a phased manner by 2022-23.
In the ‘Strategy for New India @75’ document released, the government think-tank also pitched for an integrated exam for all civil services.
“The upper age limit for the civil services should be brought down to 27 years for the general category in a phased manner by 2022-23,” the document stated.