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    How many times can a person attempt UPSC exams?

    Is there any limit to attempting of UPSC exams?

    Sir, My dream is to join in INDIAN AIR FORCE. Previously I attempted one of the UPSC exams i.e NDA and presently I am preparing for CDSE. My doubt is that, how many times a person can attempt UPSC exams.

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    er.animesh6 Array
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    Re: How many times can a person attempt UPSC exams?

    Dear Friend,

    For different UPSC examinations number of attempts is different.

    For different category candidate number of attempts is different.

    Number of different for different UPSC examination for different category students is given below.

    Name of UPSC examinations General OBC SC/ST Physically Disable
    National Defence Academy(NDA) No restriction No restriction No restriction Not applicable.
    Combined Defence Academy(CDS) No restriction No restriction No restriction No Applicable
    Indian Administrative Services(IAS) 4 times 7 times No restriction 7 times
    Indian Police Services(IPS) 4 times 7 times No restriction Not Applicable
    Indian Engineering Services(IES) 4 times 7 times No restriction 7 times
    Indian Forest Services(IFS) 4 times 7 times No restriction 7 times
    Combined Medical Services(CMS) No restriction No restriction No restriction No restriction
    Special Class Railway Apprentices(SCRA) No restriction No restriction No restriction No restriction
    Central Armed Police Force(CAPF) No restriction No restriction No restriction No restriction

    N:B- For those examinations in which Number of attempts has no restriction is also bounded to a certain value.

    This value is equals to age limit of that examination.

    For example For NDA a candidate candidate can apply in between 16.5 to and 19 years and no further attempt is allowed.

    Wish You all the Best

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    akshay50jnvkd Array
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    Re: How many times can a person attempt UPSC exams?

    dear friend,UPSC conducted many exam on a year.I think you must specify the exam in which you want to know no. of attempts.like IAS & IES no. of attempts for general 04for obc 07for sc/st no limitgood luck

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    Rock divyanshu Array
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    Smile Re: How many times can a person attempt UPSC exams?

    Dear Friend,

    UPSC conducts many exams , every exam has different- different criteria.

    For civil services :-

    Number Of Attempts :- GEN 4
    BC 7
    SC/ST No Limit

    For NDA :-

    You can apply at the age 16.5-19 years , there are no attempts limit.

    For SCRA :-

    You can apply at the age 17-21 years.

    For CDS :-

    OTA : Apply at the age 19-25 years
    IMA : Apply at the age 19-24 years
    IAF : Apply at the age 19-23 years
    INA : Apply at the age 19-22 years

    Good Luck....

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