How many number of attempts for Civil Services examination


Number of attempts for Civil Services exam

Every candidate appearing at the examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination

  • OBC – 9 attempts
  • SC/ST – No restriction
  • Persons with Benchmark Disability belonging to the General Category shall be eligible for nine attempts.

Note: —

(I) an attempt at a Preliminary Examination shall be deemed to be an attempt at the Civil Services Examination.

(II) If a candidate actually appears in any one paper in the Preliminary Examination, he/she shall be deemed to have made an attempt at the Examination.

(III) Notwithstanding the disqualification/cancellation of candidature, the fact of appearance of the candidate at the examination will count as an attempt.

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