SSC Tax Assistant Examination - Age Limit

SSC Tax Assistant Exam 2008 Age Limit

(A) Age Limit: 20-27 years as on 11.09.2008 (normal closing date for receipt of applications i.e. not born earlier than 12.09.1981 and not later than 11.09.1988).

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.

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

Upto a maximum of 5 years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a ScheduledTribe category.

Upto a maximum of 3 years if a candidate belongs to OBCs in accordance with DP&T’s O.M. No. 36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) dated 8.9.1993 and subsequent modification vide DP&T OM NO.43013/2/95-Estt(SCT) dated 25.01.1995.


Note: The closing date for receipt of application will be treated as the date of reckoning for OBC status of the candidate and also, for assuming that the candidate does not fall in the creamy layer.

The candidate should furnish the relevant OBC certificate in the format prescribed for Central Government jobs as per Annexure-VIII issued by competent authority on or before the Closing Date stipulated in the Notice.

Candidates furnishing OBC Certificate in proforma/format other than the prescribed format as given in Annexure-VIII will be summarily rejected.

  1. Upto a maximum of 10 years if the candidate is a physically handicapped person. For candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC who are physically handicapped, the maximum relaxation of 10 years permissible for physically handicapped shall be in addition to the age relaxation provided in terms of sub-paras (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 01.01.1980 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 Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir to the effect that he/she had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989.
  3. Upto the age of 35 years (upto 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes and 38 years for OBC) in the case of widows; divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried.
  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 thereof.
  5. Upper age limit is also relaxable for retrenched employees of Chukha Hydel Project
  6. 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).

(C) Age concession for Ex-Serviceman will be allowed in accordance with the orders issued by the Government from time to time and they will 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.

Explanation: An ex-serviceman means a person who has served in any rank whether as 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 released/retired 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/her control and awarded medical or other disability pension; or
  3. who has been released, otherwise than on his/her 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/her 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.

Note-I: Ex-servicemen, who have already joined government job in civil side after availing ofthe 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 - (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 exserviceman and/or is in a position to establish his/her acquired entitlement by documentary evidence from the competent authority that he/she would complete specified term of engagement from the Armed Forces within the stipulated period of one year from the closing date(i.e.11.09.2008).

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 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.

Note-IV: This concession of applying one year before the completion of specified term of engagement is not available in respect of Educational Qualifications, i.e., non-Graduate ExS are required to complete 15 years of service (and not, 14 years) as on 11.09.2008 for becoming a‘deemed Graduate’. Thus, those non-Graduate ExS who have not completed 15 years of service as on this date for recruitment as stated in Note III under Para 4(C) are NOT eligible.

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

Note-Vi: Age Concession Is Not Admissible To The Sons, Daughters And Dependents Of Ex-Servicemen.