Civil Services Exams for Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ Posts: UPSC Relaxes Age Limit For Ex-Servicemen Candidates
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New Delhi, September 8: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has introduced a significant change in the Civil Services Exam for Group 'A' & 'B' Posts. The change is pertaining to new provisions on the relaxation of upper age limit for Group A & B posts. UPSC IFS Mains Recruitment Exam 2018: Timetable for December’s Exam Released at upsc.gov.in.

The 'Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Central Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979’ as amended vide DoP&T Notification No. 36034/1/06-Estt.(SCT) dated October 4, 2012 governs the policy on age relaxation applicable for ex-servicemen for appearing in Civil Services (Group A & B). UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2017 Waiting List Results Declared: 66 Candidates Selected From Consolidated Reserve List; Check Names on upsc.gov.in.

The provisions introduced include:

The upper age limit for appointment to any vacancy in Group 'A' and 'B' services or posts which are awarded by direct recruitment otherwise than on the result of an Open All India Competitive Examination, shall be relaxed by the length of military service increased by three years in the case of ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers or Short Service Commissioned Officers.

For appointment to any vacancy in Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ services or posts filled by direct recruitment on the result of an All India Competitive Examination, the ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers or Short Service Commissioned Officers who have rendered at least five years military service and have been released:

(a) On completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; OR

(b) Physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment, shall be allowed maximum relaxation of five years in the upper age limit.

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