SSC Data Entry Operator Examination - Age Limit

SSC Data Entry Operator DEO Exam 2009 Age Limit

4 (A) Age (As on 01.06.2009 ): 18 to 25 years i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02.06.1984 and not later than 01.06.1991).

Note: Candidates Should Note that the date of Birth as Recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate Or an Equivalent Certificate only, on or before the date of Submission of application will be accepted by the Commission as Proof of age. no Subsequent Request for its Change will be Entertained.

B) The Upper age limit as prescribed in Para 4(A) will be relaxable:

  1. Upto a maximum of 5 years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe category;

  2. Upto a maximum of 3 years in the case of candidates belonging to OBCs who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates i.e. for the purpose of Age relaxation belonging to OBC category, the candidates should not belong to the Creamy Layer’’ as defined in Government of India, Department of Personnel & Training OM No. 36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 08.09.1993 and modified vide Government of India Department of Personnel and Training OM No. 36033/3/2004-Estt(Res) dated 09.03.2004 and 14.10.2008.

  1. Upto a maximum of 10 years in case of candidates belonging to physically handicapped person. For candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC who are physically handicapped, the maximum age relaxation of 10 years permissible for physically handicapped shall be in addition to the age relaxation provided in terms of column (i) and (ii) above;

  2. Upto the maximum of 5 years to candidates of Jammu and Kashmir who have ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1.1.1980 to 31.12.1989. (Any person intending to avail of the aforesaid relaxation shall submit the certificate from either District Magistrate within whose jurisdiction he/she had ordinarily resided or any other authority so designated in this behalf by the Goverment of Jammu and Kashmir to the effect that he had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989);

  3. Upto a maximum of 8 years (upto 13 years for members of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes and 11 years for OBC) in the case of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried subject to production of copy of the judgement/decree of the appropriate Court to prove the fact of divorce or the judicial separation;

  4. Upto a maximum of three years (8 years for SC/ST and 6 years for OBCs candidates) in the case of Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence there of.

  5. Upper age limit is also relaxable for retrenched employees of Chukha Hydel Project Authority in Bhutan who were directly recruited, to the extent of service rendered by them with the Authority (period of service rendered by the retrenched employees will be decided on the basis of certificate issued by the Chukha Hydel Project Authority).

4(C) Age concession for Ex-S will be allowed in accordance with the extant Goverment orders issued by the Government from time to time as indicated below:

Ex-Servicemen, fulfilling the conditions laid down by the Goverment from time to time, shall be allowed to deduct military service from their actual age and such resultant age should not exceed the prescribed age limit by more than 3 years (6 years in case of OBC and 8 years in case of SC/ST).

Candidates admitted to the examination under this age concession will be eligible to compete for all the vacancies whether reserved or not for ex-servicemen.

Explanation: An Ex-Serviceman means a person who has served in any rank whether as a combatant or non-combatant in the Regular army, navy, air force of the Indian Union, and

  1. Who retired from such service after earning his/her pension. This would also include persons who are retired/retire at their own request but after having earned their pension; or
  2. Who has been released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service/circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension; or
  3. Who has been released, otherwise than on his own request from such service as a result of reduction in establishment; or
  4. Who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagements, otherwise than at his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, and has been given a gratuity; and includes personnel of the Territorial Army of the following categories, namely:-
  1. Pension holders for continuous embodied service,
  2. Persons with disability attributable to military service; and
  3. Gallantry award winners.


(i) Ex-servicemen who have already joined government job in civil side after availing of the benefits given to ex-servicemen for their re-employment are only eligible for the age concession.

Such candidates will not be eligible for the benefit of reservation as Ex-S or for fee concession.


(ii) The period of "Call up Service" of an Ex-Serviceman in the Armed Forces shall also be treated as service rendered in the Armed Forces for the purpose of Para 4(C) above.


(iii) For any Serviceman of the three Armed Forces of the Union to be treated as Ex-Serviceman for the purpose of securing the benefits of reservation, he must have already acquired, at the relevant time of submitting his application for the Post/Service, the status of ex-serviceman and/or is in a position to establish his acquired entitlement by documentary evidence from the competent authority that he would complete specified term of engagement from the Armed Forces within the stipulated period of one year from the CLOSING DATE (i.e. 01.06.2009).


(iv) Age Concession is not admissible to the Sons, Daughters and Dependents of Ex-Serviceman.

Explanation: The persons serving in the Armed Forces of the Union, who on retirement from service, would come under the category of 'ex-serviceman' may be permitted to apply for re-employment one year before the completion of the specified terms of engagements and avail themselves of all concessions available to ex-servicemen but shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specified term of engagement in the armed forces of the Union.