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SSC CGL Reservation 2021 For OBC, SC/ST, PwD, Women, Ex-Servicemen

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Apr 13, 2021

SSC CGL is a gateway for recruitment to Group B and Group C posts in various ministries, government departments, and offices across the country. Apart from the general category candidates, the reserved category aspirants can also apply for the SSC CGL exam

There will be no state-wise reservation. Aspirants belonging to the SC/ ST/ OBC or PH category are eligible for reservation. Ex-Serviceman candidates will also have a reservation of seats. There is no separate reservation for female candidates. However, they are exempted from paying any application fee. Also, check Upcoming SSC Exam Dates 2021, read the news here.


Academic Qualification

SSC CGL 2021 Reservation- Relaxation in Academic Qualification

Aspirants applying for SSC CGL must not be less than 18 years and cannot be more than 32 years of age (as on August 1, 2021). However, the candidates belonging to reserved categories, PwD candidates and Ex-Servicemen will have the same eligibility criteria for educational qualifications as that for General category applicants. They will have to meet the minimum qualifications as declared by SSC. No relaxation in terms of academics will be granted to these candidates.

The educational qualification required for various posts is tabulated below:

Post Basic Requirement
Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s Degree Additional Qualifications include Chartered Accountant/ Cost & Management Accountant/ Company Secretary/ Masters in Commerce/ Masters in Business Studies/ Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.
Statistical Investigator Grade I Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with at least 60% in Mathematics at 10+2 level or in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level
Compiler Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or elective subjects.
For all other posts Bachelor’s Degree in any subject

Read about  SSC CGL 2021 Vacancies


Age Relaxation

SSC CGL 2021 Reservation- Relaxation in Age Limit

SSC allows the relaxation of upper age limit for applicants belonging to various categories. The age relaxation is decided after taking into account years of work spent on the field, residential region, service offered to the government and other factors.

The upper age limit for Reserved category, Physically Handicapped candidates, and Ex-Serviceman is given below:

Category Age Relaxation
OBC 3 years
ST/ SC 5 years
PH + Gen 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ ST 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (Gen) 3 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ ST) 8 years

Upper Age Limit for Central Government Civilian Employees:

Central Government Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular, continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application are eligible for age relaxation in SSC CGL.

For Group B posts Age relaxation
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved) 5 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC)) 8 (5 +3) years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST) 10(5+5) years
For Group C posts
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved) Up to 40 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC) Up to 43 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST) Up to 45 years of age

Upper Age Limit for Defense Personnel:

Age relaxation will be applicable for Defense Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and were released as a consequence of the same.

Defense Personnel (Unreserved/ General) 5 years
Defense Personnel (OBC) 8(5+3) years
Defense Personnel ( SC/ST) 10(5+5)years

Upper Age Limit for Jammu & Kashmir Candidates:

Candidates who had been domiciled ordinarily in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(Unreserved/General) 5 years
Candidates who had been domiciled ordinarily in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(OBC) 8 years
Candidates who had been domiciled ordinarily in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( SC/ST) 10 years

SSC CGL 2021 Reservation FAQs

SSC CGL 2021 Reservation FAQs

Q1: What is SSC CGL?

Ans: SSC CGL is Combined Graduate Level exam which is conducted by Selection Staff Commission for the recruitment of personnel for Grade-B and C categories posts in various Ministries, Departments and Organisations.

Q2: I am from SC/ST category. Are we exempt from paying the examination fees for SSC CGL?

Ans: Yes, SC/ST candidates are exempted from payment of fees.

Q3: Do female candidates have to pay the examination fees?

Ans: Yes, female candidates are exempted from payment of fees.

Q3: Is there any state-wise reservation in SSC CGL?

Ans: No there will be no state-wise reservation in SSC CGL

Q4: I am an Ex-serviceman and I want to know if there is some reservation for us in SSC CGL?

Ans: Yes, Ex-serviceman candidates also have a reservation for seats in various posts. The reservation of seats depends upon the ministries, government departments norms.

Q5: What is the age limit to apply for SSC CGL?

Ans: The age limit is different for different posts, you can confirm that from SSC CGL Notification published by the SSC. Generally, the age limit is between 18 to 30 years.

Q6: What are the age relaxations for SC/ST Category in SSC CGL?

Ans: The age relaxation in the upper age limit for SCs/STs is five years, for OBCs it is three years and for physically handicapped candidates it is ten years.

Q7: Is there any age relaxation for Ex-serviceman in SSC CGL?

Ans: Yes, there is a relaxation in age to Ex-serviceman candidates, the relaxation varies with duration served, candidates can check SSC CGL notification for detailed information.

Q8: Is there any age relaxation for female candidates in SSC CGL?

Ans: Yes there is age relaxation for widows, divorced women and judicially separated women. The age limit is 35 years for UR category women; 40 years for SC/ST women and 38 years for OBC women.

Q9: Is there any age relaxation for unmarried/married female candidates in SSC CGL?

Ans: No, there is no age relaxation for unmarried and married female candidates.

Q10: Who determines the reservation criteria for SSC CGL?

Ans: Ministries/Departments/Offices or Cadres determines the reservation criteria, as per Government of India rules.

Q11: Do SC/ST candidates gets relaxation in Academic Qualification?

Ans: No, there is no relaxation in terms of academics for any candidates, all must meet the minimum qualification as declared by SSC.

Q12: What factors are taken into account for deciding age relaxation criteria for ex-serviceman candidates?

Ans: Years of work spent in the field, residential region, service offered to the government and other factors are taken into account while deciding the age relaxation.

Q13: Is there any reservation of Government Civilian Employee?

Ans: No there is no reservation for Government Civilian employee. However, such candidates who rendered not less than 3 years of regular, continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application are eligible for age relaxation.

Q14: I have color blindness, Can I apply for the posts of SSC CGL?

Ans: Yes, you can apply for SSC CGL provided you do not want to apply for the post of Examiner, Preventive Officer, Excise Inspector, Sub Inspector in CBI and NIA, and Inspector CBN as these posts require you to pass the colour-blindness test.

Q15: Do Physically Handicapped candidates get reservation and age relaxation?

Ans: Yes, Physically handicapped candidates get the reservation in some of the posts. Physically handicapped candidates in General category gets 10 years, OBC gets 13 years, and SC/ST candidates get 15 years relaxation in upper age limit.

Q16: Do candidates from Jammu Kashmir get a reservation?

Ans: No, there is no special reservation for candidates from J&K, unless they belong to reserved category. However, they are given age relaxation in the Upper age limit.

Q17: What is the relaxation in Upper age limit for candidates of J&K?

Ans: Candidates who had been domiciled ordinarily in the State of Jammu & Kashmir are given age relaxation as 5 years for General Category, 8 years for OBC candidates, and 10 years for SC/ST category candidates.

Q18. Do all categories have the same Cutoffs in SSC CGL?

Ans: No, Cutoff for each category is different as per the rules and regulations stipulated by Government of India.

Q19. What is the percentage of seats reserved for Physically Handicapped candidates?

Ans: As per Government of India rule, 3% of the seats will be reserved for the Physically Handicapped candidates.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

Comments


25 Comments
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satish kumar
Sir I'm ex Havildar Satish Kumar retired on 28 Feb 2021 pl give me a chance this job
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spandita hati

The eligibility criteria for the SSC CGL exam is you should have a bachelor's degree in any relevant field from a recognized University. The age limit varies from 18 – 32 years for various posts as of January 1, 2021. You should be an Indian national or should be subject to Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee. If you meet all these criteria you can fill the exam form. 

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karthick g
Hello sir/madam! I am visually impaired person (Low vision) and I would love to seek the post of Assistant Section Officer in MEA (Ministry of External Affiars) through SSC exam. Am i eligible for that Post??? And would i hav any cut off relaxation???
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diya suresh

There is as such no relaxation or reservation for visually impaired candidates, but there is relaxation in age or minimum aggregate for PH category students. If you fulfill the criterias of nationality, age, education etc., then you can very much apply for the exam.

Cut off relaxation is applicable for different categories including PH category as per the regulations of the govt.

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sandeep rahar
I am physically handicapped and dependent of Ex Serviceman so while appling can i go with Ex serviceman Qouta ??
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diya suresh

Hi Sandeep, You are entitled for any reservation benefits if you yourself have served the nation and got physically disabled in some operation. You cannot apply for ex serviceman quota but if you belong to some other reserved category you can avail relaxation as follows:

  • PH General: 10 years
  • PH+OBC: 13 years
  • PH+SC/ST: 15 years

Find more details at SSC CGL eligibility.

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hema
Can Post graduate student can apply the ssc cgl exam 2020? For which post can apply?
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gurpreet singh

HI Hema

The minimum age required to apply for this exam is 18 years and the maximum is 32 but some relaxation for the reserved catergory. Check out our website of SSC CGL Eligibility to know the whole criteria of the exam.

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keshav sathe
SIR I'm ex-serviceman and age is 34.6 year old what is the age for income tax officer reply please
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gurpreet singh

HI Keshav

Visit on our official website of SSC CGL Eligibility to check the whole details about the exam. The age requirement is different for each post and there is some relaxation for the reserved category.

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anita
Divorce Women ka reservation hota hai kya sir
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diya suresh

Hi Anita, Only age relaxation is applicable for female candidates who are divorced and that too for group C posts. Other than that there are no reservation as such. Female candidates are exempted from paying application fees. To know more details visit SSC CGL reservations.

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mahender singh
Is Paramilitary jwan eligible for age relaxation ?
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devnath tiwary

Dear Mahender Singh

Greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, Paramilitary Jawans are eligible to get age relaxation and the age limit for them is 18-27 years to apply in SSC CGL Examination 2021. The candidates must have also passed the Bachelor’s degree with 60% marks in Mathematics and Statistics will be one of the core subjects from any recognized University. For more details, kindly go through this link – SSC CGL 2021 Eligibility Criteria and Age Limit

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jyoti sharma
Is seat is reserved for EWS ???
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aditi arun

Hello Jyoti,

Yes, seats are reserved for EWS/SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates based on the post and the job profile. However, the maximum reservation available is less than 50% of the total seats. For more information, visit- SSC CGL Reservation Policy.

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naman
Are there any reservations for female candidates in the SSC CGL except for being exempted from paying the exam fee? Should we score as much as male candidates to qualify for the exam?
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jaya garg

Hi Naman. No, there is no separate reservation for female candidates excluding exemption from paying any application fee. There is no exemption in the minimum scores needed to clear the exam. Refer here to check other details.
 

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anuj singh chauhan
Is there any reservation for NCC C certificate holders in the RRB exams or in the SSC CGL or in bank exams?
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jaya garg

Hi Anuj. NCC ‘C’ certificate can get only benefit while joining the armed forces is that they don’t need to write the CDS exam. In other exams like UPSC CSE, CAPF , SPSC, SSC CGL, etc. there is no reservation for NCC C Certificate holders.

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vanshika chandra
How seats are allocated for generals and reservation ones in competition exams like SSC CGL?
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jaya garg

Hi Vanshika. SSC CGL Reservation is offered to candidates belonging to the reserved category. SSC gives relaxation of upper age limit for applicants based on several categories. The age relaxation is decided after taking into consideration the total working year’s on the field, residential region, service offered to the government, among other factors. For more details, refer here.
 

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deep jyoti das
What is the procedure to get the defense reservation quota in the group C post of the SSC CGL exam?
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jaya garg

Hi Deep. SSC permits age relaxation to the candidates belonging to several categories. The age relaxation is decided taking into consideration the total years of work spent on the field, residential region, service offered to the government and other factors. For more details, refer here.
 

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vishal sharma
Can an ex-serviceman apply for the SSC CGL exam with reservation during the probation period at a bank?
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jaya garg

HI Vishal. Yes, ex-serviceman get relaxation of 3, 6 and 8 years if they belong to Ex-Servicemen (Gen), Ex-Servicemen (OBC), and Ex-Servicemen (SC/ ST) category. For more details, refer here. 

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pradeepraje
Do physically handicapped people have a reservation in SSC CGL exams?
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jaya garg

Hi Pradeepraj. SSC CGL exams are given by the Physical Disable Candidates as well. Indian Government has a reservation policy for all vacancies of the government job for PwD Candidates. Physically handicapped candidates in General category gets 10 years relaxation in upper age limit. For more details, kindly refer here.
 

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sourajit mukherjee
Do scheduled castes have reservations in the SSC CGL exam?
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jaya garg

Hi Sourajit. SSC CGL Reservation is offered to reserved category candidates, who want to apply for the Combined Graduate Level Test (CGL). Details related to the reservation are mentioned here.

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bunty kohli
Do scheduled castes have reservations in the SSC CGL exam?
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manika gupta

Hi Bunty, Aspirants belonging to the SC/ ST/ OBC or PH category are eligible for reservation. 

  • SC/ST candidates are exempted from payment of fees. 
  • The age relaxation in the upper age limit for SCs/STs is five years.
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ankit sharma
Will the 10% reservation for the general category have any impact on SSC CGL 2020 vacancies? Since the notification for the same was issued in 2020 but the vacancies are yet to be declared.
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jaya garg

Hi Ankit. 10% reservation rule will not bring any effect on SSC CGL in any way. The notification for the same was issued in 2020, but the COVID-19 epidemic has resulted in delay in declaration of several vacancies including SSC CGL as well.

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sayantani barman
How easy to qualify the SSC Exam for an SC student?
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jaya garg

Hi Sayantani. Getting a government job is not an easy task, especially when lakhs of aspirants appear for the same each year. But in case you look for the reservation based on SC/ST category, students can get several advantages as compared to general category students. Students belonging to SCT/ST category have to sore 30–35 marks less as compared to students in general category students .

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brajakishore behera
Central govt civilian employees who rendered 3 yrs regular services, obc employees why not getting age relaxation for group c post, where as SC, ST getting 5 yrs..
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malavika ramesh
How seats are allocated for generals and reservation ones in competition exams like SSC CGL?
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ankit dubey

Hi Malavika, Scoring good marks in SSC CGL helps the candidates to get recruited to Group B and Group C posts in ministry, government department, and government offices in India. There is no state-wise reservation and no separate reservation for female aspirants. However, some category aspirants are exempted from paying the fee (application).
The Cut-Off of SSC CGL TIER 1 2020 differ for ST/SC/OBC/PH and General category students and seats will be allocated based on the available seats. In March 2020, a total of 8582 vacancies were announced for 50 various posts. For instance, 500 seats are made available for Assistant Audit Officer Group B rank, out of which 202 seats were for general category while SC/ST category students has 75 and 38 seats respectively.
 

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jaya garg

Hi Malavika!! Scoring good marks in SSC CGL helps the candidates to get recruited to Group B and Group C posts in ministry, government department, and government offices in India. There is no state-wise reservation and no separate reservation for female aspirants. However, some category aspirants are exempted from paying the fee (application).


The Cut-Off of SSC CGL TIER 1 2020 differ for ST/SC/OBC/PH and General category students and seats will be allocated based on the available seats. In March 2020, a total of 8582 vacancies were announced for 50 various posts. For instance, 500 seats are made available for Assistant Audit Officer Group B rank, out of which 202 seats were for general category while SC/ST category students has 75 and 38 seats respectively.