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Age Relaxation to Apply for Govt. Jobs in India

What is age relaxation?

Age relaxation means allowing some additional years in the maximum age limit to a few categories of students (SC, ST, OBC )/ex-servicemen and physically handicapped or Persons with disabilities while applying for Government Jobs.

This age relaxation is to help in the upliftment of economically weaker sections and below poverty line families in the society.

What is the maximum age limit to apply for government jobs in India?

After age relaxation maximum age limit to apply for most government jobs is 28–30 Years. However, there is age relaxation as per the criteria always specified in the official job notification.

There are different Different Indian government jobs that have different age limits. Maximum age limits varying from 24 to 40 years for the general category in various Indian government jobs, although SC, ST, and Ex-servicemen candidates can get an additional 5 years age relaxation, and OBC candidates can avail 3 years. Also as widows, divorced women, and judicially separated women can get additional age relaxation.

Age Relaxation to Apply for Govt. Jobs

The upper age limit for reserved category(SC, ST, OBC ), Physically Handicapped candidates and Ex-Serviceman is given below:

Serial No.CategoryAge Relaxation on Upper age limit.
1SC/ST5 years
2OBC3 years
3PH10 years
4PH  + OBC13 years
5PH  + SC/ST15 years
6(For Group “B” posts)
Ex-Servicemen( Unreserved/General )
5 years
7Ex-Servicemen (OBC)8 years
8Ex-Servicemen (SC & ST)10 years
9( For Group ‘C’ posts)
Ex-Servicemen( Unreserved/General)
03   years   after  deduction  of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date
10Ex-Servicemen  + OBC06  years(3  years  +  3  years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date
11Ex-Servicemen  + SC/ST08years(3 years + 5 years)
after  deduction  of  the military service rendered from the   actual   age   as   on   the Closing date
12For Group “B” posts
Central    Govt.    Civilian    Employees(General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years   regular and continuous service as on  closing date
5 years
13Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC)) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and  continuous service  as on closing date8 (5 +3)   years
14Central  Govt.  Civilian  Employees(SC/ST)  who  have rendered not less than 3 years   regular and continuous service as on  closing date10(5+5) years
15    For Group “C” posts(except for SIs in  CPOs)
Central    Govt.    Civilian    Employees(General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years   regular and continuous service as on  closing date
Up to 40 years of age
16For  the posts SIs in  CPOs
Central    Govt.    Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years   regular and continuous service as on  closing date
5 years
17Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC)) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and  continuous service  as on closing date (except for the post of SIs in CPOs)Up to 43 years of age
18Central  Govt.  Civilian  Employees(OBC))  who  have rendered not less than 3 years regular and   continuous service   as on   closing date ( For the post  of SIs in CPOs only)8 (5 +3)   years
19Central  Govt.  Civilian  Employees(SC/ST)  who  have rendered not less than 3 years   regular and continuous service as on   closing  date  (except  for the post  of SIs in CPOs)Up to 45 years of age
20Central  Govt.  Civilian  Employees(SC/ST)  who  have rendered not less than 3 years   regular and continuous service as on  closing date (For the post of SIs in CPOs only)10(5+5) years
21Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(Unreserved/General)5 years
22Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(OBC)8 years
23Candidates  who  had  ordinarily  been  domiciled  in  the
State of Jammu & Kashmir(  SC/ST)
10 years
24For Group “C” posts only.
Widows/Divorced    Women/Women    judicially   separated and who are not remarried(Unreserved/General)
Up to 35 years of age
25Widows/Divorced    Women/Women    judicially   separated and who are not remarried(OBC)Up to 38 years of age
26Widows/Divorced    Women/Women    judicially   separated and who are not remarried(SC/ST)Up to 40 years of age
27Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with   any  foreign  country  or  in  a  disturbed   area  and released as a consequence thereof.( Unreserved/General)3 years
28Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with   any  foreign  country  or  in  a  disturbed   area  and released as a consequence thereof.( OBC)6(3+3) years
29Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with   any  foreign  country  or  in  a  disturbed   area  and released as a consequence thereof( SC/ST)8 (3+5)years
30Departmental candidates(UR) of participating CPOs   viz CRPF,CISF,ITBP,BSF,SSB applying for the post of Sub Inspectors  in  CPOs  who  have  rendered  not  less  than  3 years  regular and continuous service as on  closing date5 years
31Departmental  candidates(OBC)  of participating    CPOs  viz CRPF,CISF,ITBP,BSF,SSB applying for the post of Sub Inspectors  in  CPOs  who  have  rendered  not  less  than  3 years  regular and continuous service as on  closing date8(5+3) years
32Departmental candidates(SC/ST)  of participating   CPOs viz CRPF,CISF,ITBP,BSF,SSB applying for the post of Sub Inspectors  in  CPOs  who  have  rendered  not  less  than  3 years  regular and continuous service as on  closing date10(5+5) years