CategoryUpper Age LimitNo. Of Attempts
Gen32 Year6
OBC35 Year9
SC/ST37 YearTill upper age limit
PHGen: 42 Year
OBC: 45 Year
SC/ST: 47 Year
Gen: 09 attempts
OBC: 09 attempts
SC/ST: Till upper age limit
J&K DomicileGen: 37 Year
OBC: 40 Year
SC/ST: 42 Year
PH: 47 Year
Till upper age limit
Disabled  Service ManGen: 37 Year
OBC: 38 Year
SC/ST: 40 Year
Till upper age limit
Ex service men (Military Service)Gen: 37 Year
OBC: 40 Year
SC/ST: 42 Year
Till upper age limit
1. A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years.
2. An attempt at a preliminary examination shall be deemed to be an attempt for the Civil Services examination.
3. If a candidate actually appears in any one paper in the preliminary examination, he/she shall be deemed to have made an attempt at the examination.
4. Notwithstanding the disqualification/cancellation of a candidate of his/her candidature, the fact of appearance of the candidate at the examination will count as an attempt.