Statistical Investigator Exam (Grade IV) - Age Limit

Statistical Investigator Grade IV Examination 2008 Age Limit

3. Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be either:

  1. a citizen of India, or

  2. a subject of Nepal, or
  3. a subject of Bhutan, or
  4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st Januarys 962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.


Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above, shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

4 (A). Age Limit: Not exceeding 26 years as on 29.02.2008 being the closing date for receipt of applications (i.e. not born earlier than 01.03.1982).

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 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 if a candidate belongs to OBCs (Not under Creamy Layer) in accordance with DP&T OM NO.43013/2/95-Estt(SCT) dated 25.01.1995 and DP&T OM No. 36033/3/2004-Estt (Res) dated 09.03.2004.

  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-para (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 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 OBCs) in the case of widows; porced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who have not remarried.

  4. Upto a maximum of 3 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 to 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).

Note-I: 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 on the reckoning date.

The candidate should furnish the relevant OBC certificate in the format prescribed for Central Government jobs as per Annexure-VII issued by competent authority on or before the Closing Date stipulated in the Notice. Application of candidates furnishing OBC Certificate in Proforma/ Format other than the prescribed format as given in Annexure-VII will be summarily rejected.

Note-II: OBC Certificate For The Purpose Of Age Relaxation Will Mean "Persons of OBC Category not beloging to Creamy Layer" as defined in DOPT's OM No.36012/22/93-Estt (SCT) dated 08.09.1993 and modified vide DOPT's OM No.36033/3/2004-Estt (Res) dated 09.03.2004.