Centre Fixes Upper Age Limit, Cut-off Date Too Decided For Civil Services


The upper age limit for Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2018 aspirants has been decided by the Centre and fixed at 32 while for those of the reserved category candidates it is relaxable. Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh in Rajya Sabha said, “The upper age limit as on 01.08.2018 for Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2018 is 32 years. This upper-age limit is relaxable for reserved category candidates.”

The Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T) has issued guidelines on the same on crucial date for determining age limits for competitive examination conducted in parts by the UPSC/SSC vide OM No. AB.14017/70/87-Estt.(RR) dated July 14, 1988, the cutoff date for Civil Services Examination is decided.

Singh refuted the theories which were revolving around the examination and rejected reports of unfair treatment being meted out to some candidates. Singh said, “The rule is equally applicable to all the candidates. Therefore the question of being unfair to some does not arise.”

Dr Jitendra Singh, who is the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, said this in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.