Staff Selection Commission conducts written examination for various posts every year and the examination is attended by thousands of aspiring candidates who want to join the government banking sector. These candidates are from all wakes of life and try to penetrate through to the government job sector in order to secure a future amidst this weakening job market in the country. Many of the candidates try to get into these jobs so that they can secure their lives and make sure that they advance gradually into higher posts after getting in.
These opportunities are thus quite vital for the aspirants and in order to get through to the examination and end up getting a job, candidates devote much of their time to preparations every day.
For Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates there are certain provisions which allow them to enjoy certain relaxations in terms of fees, educational qualification and upper age limit. These relaxations are mentioned in the constitution of India and are abided by the Staff Selection Commission as well. The constitution also guarantees reservation for SC/ST candidates in various posts in different government departments and offices. SSC too provides such reservation for these candidates, making the path a little easier for them to break. There is a list of facilities and reservations given to the candidates applying for SSC examination with SC/ST quota:
- Reservation of Posts: Candidates belonging to SC/ST category are ensured a certain number of posts in different groups which are kept reserved, where the SSC recruits the candidates. These posts would belong to SC/ST candidates only and allows them to compete within their community, the number of which remains significantly low. The cut off of the SC/ST candidates also differs from the General/OBC candidates in the written examination.
- Educational Qualification: Though the candidates applying for the SSC CGL posts need to have Graduation Degree from any recognized university/institute like any other candidate, they can enjoy a certain percentage of relaxation in the marks attained in the examination. They could also get certain relaxations in the physical standards in the posts where it is required condition.
- Relaxation in Upper Age Limit: The SC/ST candidates get relaxation according to government of India norms in the upper age limit. They receive five year relaxation from the upper age limit for the posts in which SSC recruits candidates for all over the country.
- Fee Waiver: Staff Selection Commission charges a fee of Rs. 100/- from the General/OBC candidates for the written examination and the application process for various posts in recruitment drive. Though the candidates belonging from SC/ST category are exempted from paying the fees.