Several representations have been received from various quarters on issues concerning the scheme of examination ever since the changes in the civil service (preliminary) examination took place from 2011, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said.

"Further, the central government discussed the issues concerning the civil service examination in an all party leaders meeting held on November 23, 2014. The suggestions from the political parties have been sought in this regard before taking a view on the concerns raised," he told Lok Sabha in a written reply.

Responding to a query during Question Hour in Lok Sabha, Singh said that the government has no plans to reduce or alter the existing age limit for appearing in civil service examination (CSE).

He said there were "unsubstantiated" media reports in this regard and the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) had also issued a rebuttal.

The Minister said, the current status is that the upper age limit for the general category aspirants to
appear in CSE exam is 32 years with maximum of six attempts, for Other Backward Classes (OBC) the age limit is 35 years with maximum of nine attempts whereas for the SC or ST category the upper age limit is 37 years with unlimited number of attempts.

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