The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has permitted two more attempts at the Civil Services test and relaxed the age restriction from this year onwards. Every candidate appearing for the examination shall be permitted six attempts, says the UPSC notification for the 2014 examination. There is no restriction on the number of attempts by Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories.
Besides, for the general category candidates now, the age limt will be 32 years as on August 1, 2014. The CS (Prelim) Examination, 2014 will be held on August 24 to fill 1291 posts. There have been no other changes in the format and syllabi for the exam.