Changing Current UPSC Attempt And Age-Limit For Aspirants Not Possible: Union Minister
On August 10, 2023, Union Minister Jitendra Singh informed the Rajya Sabha that considering any changes to the current provisions regarding the number of attempts and age limit in the UPSC civil services examination (CSE) is not feasible, as per media reports.
This decision follows the judgments of the Hon’ble Supreme Court on writ petitions by certain CSE candidates and the input from the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee. In response to a written query in the Rajya Sabha, Singh stated, “It has not been found feasible to consider any change in the existing provisions regarding the number of attempts and age-limit in respect of the CSE.”
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the CSE annually in three phases: preliminary, main, and personality test. The schedule and locations for the preliminary and main examinations are determined and communicated by the Commission.
Singh added that the civil services (preliminary) examination for 2023 occurred on May 28, 2023, and the results were announced on June 12, 2023, with 14,624 candidates being declared qualified. Some unsuccessful candidates from this examination have taken legal recourse.