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What is the age relaxation in IFS exam?

Jagran Josh

A:  The relaxation in upper age is as follows:


S1 Category Age Relaxation
1 SC and ST 5 years
2 OBC 3 years
3 Blind, deaf-mute, and Orthopaedically handicapped persons. 10 years
4 Blind, deaf-mute, and Orthopaedically + SC/ ST handicapped persons 15 years
5 Blind, deaf-mute, and Orthopaedically + OBC handicapped persons. 13 years
6 Defence Services Personnel disabled in operations 3 years during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof. 3 years
7 Defence Services Personnel + SC/ST (as against Code No 06) 8 years  
8 Defence Services Personnel + OBC (as against Code No 06) 6 years 
9 Ex-Servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/ SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1 July 2011 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1 July 2011) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service; or (iii) on invalidment. 5 years
10 Ex-Servicemen including + SC/ ST Commissioned officers and ECOs/ SSCOs (as against Code No.09) 10 years
11 Ex-Servicemen including + OBC Commissioned officers and ECOs/ SSCOs (as against Code No.09) 8 years
12 ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1 July 2011 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment. 5 Years
13 ECOs/ SSCOs + SC/ ST (as against Code No 12) 10 years
14 ECOs/ SSCOs + OBC (as against Code No 12) 8 years
15 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1 January 1980 to 31 December 1989. 5 years
16 Candidates who had ordinarily been + SC/ ST domiciled in the State of J&K (as against Code No 15) 10 years
17 Candidates who had ordinarily been + OBC
domiciled in the State of J&K (as against Code No 15)
8 years


i) The relaxation in upper age limit is cumulative as per Govt of India guidelines.

ii) Candidates should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate as on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

iii) Candidates should also note that once a date of birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an examination, no change will be allowed subsequently (or at any other examination of the Commission) on any grounds whatsoever.

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iv) The candidate should exercise due care while entering their date of birth in respective column of the Application Form. If on verification at any subsequent stage, any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their Matriculation or equivalent examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against them by the Commission under the Rules.

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