The Central Government has declared their decision of extending the upper age limit for the union public civil services examination to 32 years and the new upper limit will be effective from August 1, 2018.
Many complaints were filed against the unfair and the lack of transparency in the conduct of UPSC. However, the union minister has stifled all those complains and has clearly stated to the Rajya Sabha that the upper age limit has been kept relaxable for the candidates of reserved categories. Dr. Jitendra Singh, the union minister has said, “As per the guidelines issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T) on a crucial date for determining age limits for the competitive examination conducted in parts by the UPSC/SSC vied OM No. AB.14017/70/87-Estt.(RR) dated 14th July 1988, the cut-off date for the Civil Services Examination is decided.”
According to him, this new rule will be applicable to the candidates of each and every category from now onward hereby ending the doubt on the transparency and fair conduct of the system. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is an organisation that comes under the control of central government to employ officers for various purposes in the different ministries and departments. It also organised the examinations for the recruitment in various departments of the state.Several services, including the IAS, IFS, IPS, and IRS and some other services are offered by the UPSC after conducting the exam in total three stages of prelims, mains and interviews for selection of candidates.
This year, the prelims were conducted on 3rd June, 2018 and on July 15, the UPSC preliminary exams result was declared on official website upsconline.nic.in and upsc.gov.in. As the preliminary exams have already gone and the results are declared, candidates have already started to prepare for the mains with all their efforts.