About UPSC

What is the restriction on number of attempts in Commission’s Examinations? Number of attempts

Civil Service Examination – General-4, OBC-7, SC/ST- No restriction
IFS Examination- General-4, OBC-7, SC/ST-No restriction
There is no restriction on number of attempts in any other Examination conducted by the Commission.

Is there any relaxation in number of attempts for physically handicapped?

No. However physically handicapped candidates belonging to SC, ST and OBC categories will be eligible for relaxation in number of attempts provided to such categories.

Can a candidate who has completed his education from an open school/ University apply for Commission’s Examination?

Yes, provided it is a recognized University and he possess the educational qualifications prescribed for the exam and is otherwise eligible

If a candidate has applied for the CS (P) Examination but has not appeared at any paper in the CS (P) Examination will it be counted as an attempt?

No. An attempt is counted only if a candidate has appeared in at least one paper in CS (P) Examination.

Can a candidate write different papers of Civil Service (Main) Examination in different languages?

No, Candidates have the option to write their answers either in English or in any one of the Eighth schedule languages.