UPSC Age Calculator

Are you dreaming of donning that prestigious civil servant hat? Planning to crack the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) exams? Well, my friend, age is not just a number here – it’s a crucial criterion. Fear not! Our UPSC Age Calculator is your trusty guide on this exhilarating journey.

UPSC Age Calculator Tool

Step 1: (From Date): Enter Your date of birth as in your 10th Class Marksheet in the first row.

Step 2: (To Date): Enter 01 – 08 – Exam Year (Eg: 01-08-2024) in the second row.

Note: If you intend to attempt UPSC CSE Prelims 2024, even though the UPSC CSE Prelims is on May 26, 2024, you must calculate your age as of August 01, 2024.

UPSC Age Calculator

Calculate Your Age

UPSC Age Calculator - Case Study:

Raju, a general category candidate, after entering his details in the tool given above, got his age as of August 01, 2024, as 32 years 3 months.

  • In this case, he is not eligible to appear for UPSC CSE.
  • This is because his age should not exceed 32 years.
  • Or to be precise, his age should be less than 32 years.

Upper Age Limit and Number of Attempts

The UPSC has set age limits for candidates across different categories to ensure equal opportunities for everyone. The minimum age to appear for the IAS examination is 21 years, while the upper age limit varies depending on the candidate’s category. Here’s a quick look at the IAS age limits for different categories:

  • General category: 32 years
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC): 35 years
  • Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST): 37 years
  • Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD): 42 years for General, 45 years for OBC, and 47 years for SC/ST candidates

Below is a table that outlines the age limits and number of attempts for different categories as per UPSC guidelines:

CategoryMinimum AgeMaximum AgeNumber of Attempts
PwD2142Depends on category
Note: The information is updated as per the latest UPSC norms.

Relaxations and Number of Attempts

In addition to the age limit relaxations, the UPSC also provides a specific number of attempts for each category:

  • General category: 6 attempts
  • OBC: 9 attempts
  • SC/ST: Unlimited attempts till they reach the upper age limit
  • PwBD: 9 attempts for General and OBC candidates; unlimited attempts for SC/ST candidates till they reach the upper age limit

Certain relaxations are also available for candidates who have served in the armed forces, ex-servicemen, and candidates from Jammu and Kashmir. These relaxations are subject to specific conditions laid down by the UPSC.

Age is calculated as of August 01

UPSC calculates your age as of August 01 of your exam year.

For example, if you intend to attempt UPSC CSE Prelims 2024, even though the exam is on May 26, 2024, you must calculate your age as of August 01, 2024.

For UPSC CSE 2024: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2024 i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1992 and not later than 1st August, 2003.

Answer: As a general category candidate, the maximum age limit is 32. However, there are age relaxations for other categories.

Answer: General category candidates are eligible for 6 attempts up to 32.

Answer: OBC candidates are eligible for 9 attempts up to 35.

Answer: August 1st of the year of the exam.