Odisha government increases upper age limit for OPSC civil service exam

OPSC upper age limit increased: In the wake of the COVID situation prevailing across the country and to provide more and more jobs for the people of the state, the Odisha cabinet has made an important decision regarding the age limit for candidates applying to the state civil service.

Odisha’s government made an amendment to the State Civil Service Rules Act of 1989 and extended the upper limit for the selection of candidates for government and state civil service from 32 to 38 year. Notably, the newly introduced rule only applies to advertisements made from 2021 to 2023.

The upper age limit for the Odisha State civil service examination has been increased by the Odisha government

The state government has increased the age limit for aspirants belonging to Listed Tribes, Listed Castes, Socially and Educationally Backward Classes, Women, and People with Disabilities. Check the age relaxations given below.

  • OPSC upper age limit (38 + relaxation)

  • SC / ST / SEBC PwD categories (including women)

It is important to mention here that the provision was introduced due to continued delays in the recruitment process due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a statement released by the Odisha cabinet, “It has come to the attention of the government that the recruitment process has been delayed for unavoidable reasons.” As a result, the age of the candidates increases and they cannot participate in the recruitment competitions “.

The provision made by the Odisha government will allow candidates to participate in state civil service examinations up to the age of 38. However, there has been no change to eligibility for existing studies which includes having a degree in a discipline from a recognized institute or university to be eligible for the exam.

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