|Number of attempts
|Candidates belonging to General Category
|Shall be permitted 6 attempts at the examination
|Candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates)
|Shall be permitted 9 attempts at the examination
|Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
|No restriction on number of attempts. Thus, candidates belonging to SC/ST can give all attempts uptill the eligible age limit.
|In case of physically handicapped candidates (relaxation will be available to the physically handicapped candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates)
|They will get as many attempts as are available to other non-physically handicapped candidates of his or her community, subject to the condition that a physically handicapped candidate belonging to the General Category shall be eligible for nine attempts.