Two More Attempts For Civil Services Aspirants This Year

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 11:24 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: Civil Services aspirants will get two more additional attempts from this year onwards to write the prestigious exam but there will be no change in its format and syllabi, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) said.

"The aspirants should note that the government has decided to allow two additional attempts with consequential age relaxations to all categories of candidates with effect from Civil Service Examination, 2014.

"There are no other changes in the format and syllabi of papers contained in the Civil Services Examination," the UPSC said in a short notice.

A candidate is permitted a maximum of four attempts for the examination. However, there is no restriction on number of attempts by a candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).

As many as seven attempts are permissible to an aspirant belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

The Civil Service Examinations is conducted by the UPSC to select Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officers among others.
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Source: PTI
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