UPSC Age Limit


IAS Age Limit –

UPSC Prelims 2023 in Coming Soon

This below article is all about UPSC Age Limit for Various Caste and Eligibility

Latest Announcements on UPSC Age Limit

UPSC Exam Candidates must have attained 21 years of age and be lower than 32 years of age as of 1st August 2022 where the seeker must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1990 and not latterly than 1st August, 2001. The sanctioned announcement will carry UPSC Age Limit 2022 details.

UPSC IAS Age Limit – Important Things to Know

Age Limit

21 to 32 years

Age relaxation

As per category (mentioned below)

Number of Attempts

06 (General and EWS) ; 09 (OBC); SC/ST (Upto age limit)

Educational qualification

Graduation from any government recognized university


Indian “for IAS & IPS Exams”

UPSC IAS Exam Age Limit (Category Based)

CategoryMinimum Age LimitMaximum Age LimitNumber of Attempts (Maximum)
Economically Weaker Section (EWS)21326
SC/ST2137No Limit (They can attend upto age limit)
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBDs)21359
Defence Services Personnel21359

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Frequently Asked Questions on UPSC IAS Age Limit?

Is that Possible to become IAS at the age of 40?

No, It is not possible because the maximum age limit to attend UPSC Exam is 32 only.

How many attempts are there in OBC for IAS?

Upto 9 attempts can be possible for OBC Candidates for Appearing in IAS Exam.

What is the Maximum Age Limit for ST Candidates?

32 years + 5 years relaxation = 37 years

What is the Maximum Age Limit for SC Candidates attending UPSC Exams?

37 is the Maximum Age Limit for SC Candidates whoever attending UPSC.