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UPSC May Cut Down Upper Age Limit to 26 for General Category Candidates

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The government of India is planning to revise the criteria of age for the civil services entrance examinations which are widely considered as one of the prestigious in the country. Conducted by the UPSC exams(Union Public Services Commission). The exam are entry point for the Indian bureaucracy.

This includes IPS (Indian Police Service), IAS (Indian Administrative Service) and the IFS (Indian Foreign Service) and many other sector-specific positions. Current lower limit for age for appearing this prestigious exam is fixed at 21 years, and the upper age limit is 32 years for the candidates of General category. Now UPSC age reduction is fixed to 26 years from 32.

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The age limit varies for caste-based reservation candidates. A committee appointed by UPSC has recommended the government to reduce the current upper age limit for the general category candidates. The committee urges to reduce the upper age limit to 26 from which the present is of 32 years.

It also proposed to make the change for the candidates appear for the exams like IAS and IPS in the next 5-7 years. Over the years, General category age limit has raised up from 24 to 32 years in the year 2014. So Upper age limit for UPSC exam is 32 years.

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Appointed by Narendra Modi Government previous year, the committee was headed by former education secretary B S Baswan.  The panel is assigned to change the system of civil services examination, which is one of the most exclusive and stringent nationwide.

The present age criteria of SC/ST reserved candidates with an upper limit of 37 years may remain same. However, the final call on reducing the age limit is yet to taken by the government.

UPSC CIVILS prelims 2016 to be conducted on 07th August; 11.37 lakh candidates to take the exam

UPSC CIVILS prelims 2016 to be conducted on 07th August; 11.37 lakh candidates to take the exam

Union public service commission (UPSC) which conducts civil services examination to recruit candidates into various civil services posts like IAS, IPS IRS, etc. is all set for the prelims exam. The government body is going to take civil services preliminary exam on 07 August 2016 across various centres in India. The applicants can download the UPSC admit card from the official website upsconline.nic.in

UPSC has issued a notification to fill up around 1079 vacancies in various fields of Indian administrative services (IAS), Indian Police services(IPS), Indian Foreign services (IFS) and other allied services. The exam will be conducted at 72 centres across the country. About 11.37 lakh applicants are about to test their chances to get into the premier services of the country. The official website is providing the admit card for download now.

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Civil services examination also called CSAT is conducted in three phases, prelims, mains and interview process. The candidates need to take the preliminary exam first which will be in the form of MCQs. Those who qualify in prelims need to take the second part Mains . This exam is a descriptive test. After mains, screening candidates will have to attend the interview.

This is considered to be one of the toughest exams to crack. Lakhs of aspirants give up their jobs and dedicate their time for UPSC civil services preparation. Of course, this step could be a justified one if they taste the success of the bureaucracy. After the interview process, the candidates will be allotted ranks based on the merit list.

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Every year only half of the applicants appear for the prelims examination because attempts are the important factors in the exam. Previous year also the same trend continued. Currently, 11.37 lakh aspirants had applied to UPSC Civils examination. Delhi based Tina dabi topped the 2015 civil services examination.

All candidates are requested to read the instructions carefully before going to the exam hall to avoid last minute stress.