The Indian government has clarified their stand on the revision in the maximum entry age limit for the UPSC civil services examination.

“There is no move by the Centre to alter the age criteria of eligibility to appear in civil services examinations and therefore, all the reports and speculations should be put to rest” said Jitendra Singh, Ministers of State, Public Grievances and Pensions in the Prime Minister's Office.

NITI Aayog had few days ago suggested for the revision of the upper age limit for joining the Civil Services from 32 to 27. Currently, the lower age limit for all categories for appearing UPSC examination is 21 years and it is calculated as on August 1.

Similarly, the UPSC age limit for General Category candidates is 32 years, while it is 35 and 37 years for OBC and SC/ST candidates respectively.

UPSC conducts examinations every year to fill administrative positions in different All-India Services exams, including IAS, IFS and IPS.

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