Calculate your age eligibility for UPSC Civil Service Exam, all years from 2023, 2024, 2025, and the upcoming examinations. Candidates who are willing to appear can check their age for the examination.
Calculate Age for UPSC Civil Services IAS Examination
Please note that this calculator will calculate the age of All Category Candidates. You have to select a respective category for age eligibility. Check your age-related eligibility for Civil Service Exam on various dates as per your age on the dates. UPSC calculates a candidate’s age on the 1st of August of the year the candidate is applying. And this calculator is designed according to that.
Please note that this calculator calculates only age. The maximum chances for each category are discussed below.
IAS Age Limit: General Overview
The UPSC has set age limits for candidates across different categories to ensure equal opportunities for everyone. The minimum age to appear for the IAS examination is 21 years, while the upper age limit varies depending on the candidate’s category. Here’s a quick look at the IAS age limits for different categories:
- General category: 32 years
- Other Backward Classes (OBC): 35 years
- Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST): 37 years
- Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD): 42 years for General, 45 years for OBC, and 47 years for SC/ST candidates
It’s important to note that the age limit is calculated as of August 1st of the examination year.
Relaxations and Number of Attempts
In addition to the age limit relaxations, the UPSC also provides a specific number of attempts for each category:
- General category: 6 attempts
- OBC: 9 attempts
- SC/ST: Unlimited attempts till they reach the upper age limit
- PwBD: 9 attempts for General and OBC candidates; unlimited attempts for SC/ST candidates till they reach the upper age limit
Certain relaxations are also available for candidates who have served in the armed forces, ex-servicemen, and candidates from Jammu and Kashmir. These relaxations are subject to specific conditions laid down by the UPSC.
If you are considering appearing in the upcoming IAS exam, then you should first prepare yourself for the examination. You can complete the syllabus by completing a UPSC IAS Exam preparation guide.