You may not be allowed for Government Exams

If you are 26 years or above, there is a breaking news for you. You may not be able to apply for the Upcoming Government Exams. The Government may reduce the upper age limit to apply for Government Jobs to 26.

Over 26 years? You may not be allowed for Government Exams

What is The Issue?

  • Recently, A Committee appointed by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) gave its report to the Indian Government to reduce the upper age-limit for appearing in the Premier Government Job Examinations, starting with IAS and IPS.
  • The Panel was headed by former education secretary “BS Baswan” and was appointed last year to review the examination after a string of protests in 2015 against the CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test).

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The Panel’s Recommendations

The Head Of Panel, Mr Baswan said

“We feel that the entry age is on the higher side. At the same time, we realise that candidates should not be put to any unforeseen hardship. Therefore, we would prepare a road map which will give all candidates sufficient time to adapt to the new system,”

What may be It’s Consequences?

  • Currently, the lower limit for the exam is fixed at 21 years, while the upper limit is 32 years for general category candidates.
  • The age limits vary as per the government norms in case of caste-based reservations.
  • In 2012 and 2013, the proportion of successful candidates well past their 30th birthday was in the range of 6 to 11%.
  • If this change comes, there might be a great loss to those candidates having their age above the new limit of 26 years


The information shared above is based on the inputs from Hindustan Times, Economic Times and Indian Express Newspapers along a few other independent sources. No official notification has yet come by the Government of India.

Friends, what do you think will be the impact on job aspirants, if this happens. Share your views in the comments Section.