SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam - Age Limit

SSC Section Officers (Audit) Exam 2008 - Age Limit

4.(A) SSC Age Limit : Between 18 to 27 years as on 18.08.2008 (normal closing date for receipt of applications) i.e. not born earlier than 19.08.1981 and not later than 18.08.1990. For various relaxations in age limit, see paras 4(B) to 4(D) hereafter.

Note: Candidates should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the matriculation/secondary examination certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of application will be accepted by the commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

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

(i) Upto a maximum of 5 years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe category.

(ii) Upto a maximum of 3 years if a candidate belongs to OBCs in accordance with DoP&T OM NO. No.36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) dated 8.9.1993 and OM No.43013/2/95-Estt.(SCT) dated 25.10.95 with its subsequent amendments.


Note-I: The OBC candidates should furnish the relevant OBC Certificate in the prescribed format prescribed for Central Government jobs(as per Annexure-VII) issued by the competent authority on or before the Closing Date( 18.08.2008 ) as stipulated in the Notice. OBC certificate obtained otherwise than the prescribed certificate meant for Central Government Jobs will not be considered for seeking relaxation whatsoever.

(iii) Upto a maximum of 10 years if the candidate is a physically handicapped person, (orthopaedically handicapped and deaf only). For candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC who are physically handicapped, the maximum relaxation of 10 years permissible for physically handicapped (orthopaedically handicapped and deaf only) shall be in addition to the age relaxation provided in terms of column (i) and (ii) above.

(iv) 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 had ordinarily resided or any other authority so designated in this behalf by the Govt. 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.

4(C): The upper age limit as prescribed in Para 4(A) above will be relaxable upto a maximum of 5 years (8 years for OBC and 10 years for SC/ST) in case of Ex- Serviceman and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years military service as on 18.08.2008(Closing date for receipt of completed application form) and have been released -

(i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within six months) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or

(ii) on account of physical disability attributable to military service or

(iii) on invalidment and in whose case Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and will be released on 3 months notice on selection from date of receipt of offer of appointment.

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

(i) who retired from such service after earning his/her pension. This would also include persons who are released/retired at their own request but after having earned their pension.

(ii) 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

(iii) who has been released, otherwise than on his own request from such service as a result of reduction in establishment; or

(iv) 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;
  3. Gallantry award winners.

Note-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 also eligible for the age concession. However, such candidates will NOT be eligible for the benefit of reservation as ExS or for fee concession.

Note-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 purpose of Para-4(C) above and Note-IV below.

Note-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. 18.08.2008 ).

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 exservicemen but shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specified term of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union.

Note-IV: The concession of applying one year before the completion of specified term of engagement is not available in respect of Educational Qualifications i.e. the candidate must have the required educational qualifications on the date of application and must be in a position to produce the necessary document in support thereof on or before the normal closing date i.e. 18.08.2008.

Note-V: The format of certificate/undertaking to be submitted by the candidates in this connection is given in Annexure- IV & V.

Note-VI: Age concession is not admissible to the sons, daughters and dependents of Ex-Servicemen.

4(D): Age relexation for Central Government Civilian Employees:

The upper age limit is relaxable upto the age of 32 years (37 years for SCs/STs candidates and 35 years for OBCs candidates) to the Central Government employees holding civil posts who have rendered not less than 3 years continuous service on regular basis (as on 18.08.2008) and they should continue in their service till they get final selection.

Save as provided above, the limits prescribed above shall in no case be relaxed.