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What is the Eligibility Criteria for ex-serviceman for SSC CGL level posts?

Nov 4, 2015 16:29 IST

    Staff Selection Commission which conducts written examination for various posts in different government offices and departments allows special benefits and relaxations to the candidates who are ex-servicemen and have served in any government office, under the government of India rules. These rules inscribed in the constitution allow the ex-servicemen to achieve the liberty to make best use of the situation and helps them secure a place in the recruitment examination. Mostly, the candidates are given relaxation in the maximum age limit in the SSC written examination for different posts in different groups. These relaxations are provided under the guidelines of the Government of India and have been accepted by various recruitment authorities over the country.

    Though, the ex-servicemen need to attain the educational qualification as it is, like the general, OBC, SC/ST or for any other candidates applying for the various posts in the SSC CGL examination. Mostly the post under SSC CGL requires the candidates to be Graduate with any stream from any recognized Indian University/Institute. For Statistical Investigator Grade II and Compiler post the candidates need to have Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics or Statistics.

    Eligibility Criteria for Ex-Serviceman

    • Educational Qualification: Candidates applying for the posts under SSC CGL need to have passed Graduation from any recognized university/institute. Though, candidates who have completed their matriculation examination and have obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or the Air Force and have put in not less than 15 years of service with Armed forces of the union would be considered eligible for Group C posts.
    • Nationality: The candidates applying for the post must be a citizen of India or subject of Nepal or Bhutan, a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 and permanently settled to India. Any other person who have migrated from neighboring countries and have intentions to settle in India can also apply for the post.
    • Physical Standards: For applying to posts such as Inspector, Sub Inspector and other such posts the candidates must possess certain physical standards which would get tested at the due recruitment process after the written test.
    • Age Limit: The general age limit for the different posts remains different. For various posts under different groups the ex-servicemen are given different maximum age limit relaxations. These relaxations allow the candidates to get a fair chance of getting recruited for the posts. Some of the permissible upper age limit relaxations as per the Government of India rules are given below:
    1. For Group B &C Posts for Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved/General): 03 Years
    2. For Group B & C Posts for Ex- Servicemen (OBC): 06 years
    3. For Group B & C Posts for Ex- Servicemen (OBC): 08 years
    4. For Group B posts for Central Government Civilian Employees(General) who have undergone service of not less than 3 years on crucial date: 05 years
    5. For Group B posts for Central Government Civilian Employees(OBC) who have undergone service of not less than 3 years on crucial date: 8 (5+3) years
    6. For Group B posts for Central Government Civilian Employees(SC/ST) who have undergone service of not less than 3 years on crucial date: 05 years
    7. For Group C posts for Central Government Civilian Employees(General) who have undergone service of not less than 3 years on crucial date: Up to 40 years of age
    8. For Group C posts for Central Government Civilian Employees(General) who have undergone service of not less than 3 years on crucial date: Up to 43 years of age
    9. For Group C posts for Central Government Civilian Employees(General) who have undergone service of not less than 3 years on crucial date: Up to 45 years of age

    The age concession mentioned above is not admissible for sons, daughter and dependents of the ex-servicemen. Those candidates who were in the “call up service” period in the armed forces would also be treated as service rendered in the armed forces and would be allowed for the age relaxation as per rules.

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