UPSC Introduced New Provisions on Age Relaxation for Civil Service Examination

Last Modified: 17 Jun 2024

UPSC has introduced new provisions on upper age relaxation for ex-servicemen for appearing in the Civil Services Examinations.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has introduced new provisions for relaxation in the upper age limit for ex-serviceman candidates aspiring for the Civil Services Examination (Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ Posts).

Here is what the Press Release by Ministry of Defence, Government of India, states, “The policy on age relaxation applicable for ex-servicemen for appearing in Civil Services Exam (Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ Posts) is governed by ‘Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Central Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979’ as amended vide DoP&T Notification No. 36034/1/06-Estt. (SCT) dated 4th October  2012. The following provisions have been made:”


  1. For the appointment at any vacancy (Group A and B services) or vacancies filled by direct recruitment through All India Competitive Examination, the ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers (Short Service Commissioned Officers and Emergency Commissioned Officers) who have rendered minimum five years of military service and have been released under the following circumstances:
    1. On completion of assignment (including assignments which are due to be completed within one year) other than by the way of dismissal or discharge on account of inefficiency or misconduct


    1. On account of physical disability caused during the military service or on invalidment shall be allowed maximum upper age relaxation of 5 years.
  1. For the appointment at any vacancy (Group A and B services) or posts filled other than through Open All India Competitive Examination, relaxation in the upper age limit shall be permitted to the extent of military service increased by three years in the case of ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including Short Service Commissioned Officers or Emergency Commissioned Officers.

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