"At present, no such proposal is under consideration of the government," Minister of State for Personnel  Jitendra Singh said. He was asked whether the  Central government proposes to reduce the upper age limit and number of attempts in civil services examination.

In his written reply, Singh also said several representations have been received from various quarters on issues concerning the scheme of civil service examination (CSE).

"After due consideration, the Central government has decided that in the Paper-II of Civil Services (Preliminary) examination, the marks of question-section on 'English language comprehension skills' are not to be included for gradation or merit in the CSE 2014,” he said.

"It has also been decided that candidates who appeared in CSE 2011 would be given one more attempt in CSE 2015," he added.