List of Age Limits & Relaxations for UPSC CSE Preliminary Exam 2018


Union Public Service Commission has released exam notification for civil services recruitment for the calendar year 2018. The eligible candidates in terms of education, experience, reserved categories, and age limit are hired through civil services examination. The age limit for the upsc cse 2018 examination are as under:

The candidate should have reached the 21 years age and not over 32 years as on 1.8.2018 which means he/she should not have born not before 2.8.1986 and not after 1.8.1997. Requisite action to do equal modifications in concerned rules / regulations of different services is being considered individually.

The upper age factor is relaxable

  • up to the highest five years for the candidates belonging to scheduled caste / tribe
  • up to the height of 3 years for the applicants of other backward classess, obc given they are eligible to get reservation
  • up to the maximum of three yrs. for the defense services personnel, disabled in works in hostilities with any foreign nation or in a disturbed geographical region and retired as a consequence thereof;
  • up to a maximum of 5 years for the ex-servicemen comprising Commissioned Officers & ECOs/SSCOs who have servied at least 5 years Military Service as on 1st Aug, 2018 and have been retired;
  • on finishing assignment comprising those whose assignment is pending to get completed within 1 year from 1st August, 2018 otherwise through dismissal or discharge on cause of misconduct / inefficiency; or
  • on case of physical challenging attributable to Military Service; or
  • on invalidment.
  • up to a highest of 60 months incase of ECOs/SSCOs who have accomplished an initial five years of Military Service as on 1.8.2018 and whose assignment has been stretched over 5 years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence gives a certificate that they can submit application for civil recruitment and that they will be relieved on 3 months’ notice on appointment from the date of acknowledgement of offer of appointment.
  • up to a maximum of ten years in the case of blindness & lesser eye vision, deaf & hard of listening, locomotor disability that includes cerebral palsy, leprosy treated, dwarfism, acid attack persons and muscular dystrophy, autism, intellectual disability, particular studying disability and mental illness, multiple disabilities from among candidates under clauses a-d comprising deaf-blindness.


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