Two additional attempts, no change in pattern and syllabus of the Civil Services Examination: UPSC
The government has decided to allow two additional attempts with consequential age relaxations to all categories of candidates with effect from Civil Service Examination (CSE), 2014. However, contrary to the speculations in the market, the format and syllabus will remain the same. The Union Public Service Commission will release CSE notification by May 31, 2014.
At present, candidates from General category are allowed a maximum of four attempts for the examination. However, there is no restriction on number of attempts by a candidate belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). Aspirants belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) are allowed as many as seven attempts.