New Delhi, May 23: A committee set up Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will recommend reducing the upper age limit of candidates appearing for civil services -Indian Adminsitritaitive Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS). The changes are a part of an initiative by the Narendra Modi government to overhaul the civil services examination. The UPSC appointed the panel headed by former education secretary BS Baswan which was formed last year in August.
As per a Hindustan Times Report, after protests against a civil service aptitude test introduced by the previous government, the government promised to review the examination.(ALSO READ: UPSC makes public civil services mark sheets)
In general categories, the upper age-limit for candidates has gone up from 24 years in the 1960s to 32 years for the 2014 exam. As per the new revisions, upper age of candidates from the scheduled caste and scheduled tribes has been reduced by five years, while a three-year cut has been made for candidates from other backward classes. Disabled candidates get an additional 10-year cut. Cut of age limit for general category is not available. (ALSO READ: Civil services topper Tina Dabi got 52.49 per cent; UPSC discloses marks)