No Proposal Under Consideration For Giving Extra Attempt To Civil Services Aspirants: Govt

New Delhi: There is no proposal under consideration for giving additional attempts to civil services examination for the year 2022, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

The issue of granting age relaxation and extra attempt to the candidates in civil services examination (CSE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic had been brought before the Supreme Court of India vide writ petitions filed by the aspirants, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply.

Based on the judgments passed by the apex court, the matter has been considered and it has not been found feasible to change the existing provisions regarding a number of attempts and age limit in respect of the civil services examination, he said.

In view of the above, no such proposal is under consideration, said Singh, replying to a query whether the government would consider giving additional attempts for the year 2022?

The civil services examination is conducted annually to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.

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