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 physical handicap 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 of the 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 have different age limits. Maximum age limits varying from 24 to 40 years for 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. Category Age Relaxation on Upper age limit.
1 SC/ST 5 years
2 OBC 3 years
3 PH 10 years
4 PH  + OBC 13 years
5 PH  + SC/ST 15 years
6 (For Group “B” posts)
Ex-Servicemen( Unreserved/General )
5 years
7 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 8 years
8 Ex-Servicemen (SC & ST) 10 years
9 ( For Group ‘C’ posts)
Ex-Servicemen( Unreserved/General)
03   years   after  deduction  of th military service rendered from th actual age as on the Closing date
10 Ex-Servicemen  + OBC 06  years(3  years  +  3  years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date
11 Ex-Servicemen  + SC/ST 08years(3 years + 5 years)
after  deduction  of  the military service rendered from the   actual   age   as   on   the Closing date
12 For 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
13 Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC)) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and  continuous service  as on closing date 8 (5 +3)   years
14 Central  Govt.  Civilian  Employees(SC/ST)  who  have rendered not less than 3 years   regular and continuous service as on  closing date 10(5+5) years
15

16

 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
For  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
Upto 40 years of age

5 years

17 Central 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) Upto 43 years of age
18 Central  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
19 Central  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) Upto 45 years of age
20 Central  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
21 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(Unreserved/General) 5 years
22 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(OBC) 8 years
23 Candidates  who  had  ordinarily  been  domiciled  in  the
State of Jammu & Kashmir(  SC/ST)
10 years
24 For Group “C” posts only.
Widows/Divorced    Women/Women    judicially   separated and who are not remarried(Unreserved/General)
Upto 35 years of age
25 Widows/Divorced    Women/Women    judicially   separated and who are not remarried(OBC) Upto 38 years of age
26 Widows/Divorced    Women/Women    judicially   separated and who are not remarried(SC/ST) Upto 40 years of age
27 Defence 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
28 Defence 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
29 Defence 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
30 Departmental 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 date 5 years
31 Departmental  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 date 8(5+3) years
32 Departmental 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 date 10(5+5) years