SSC GD Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit, Educational Qualification

Exam Date

Aug 1, 2021

Apr 7, 2021

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Candidates need to make sure that they satisfy the eligibility criteria for the SSC GD 2021 exam before applying for it.

SSC GD 2021 Eligibility

Candidates who give the SSC GD 2021 exam without satisfying the eligibility criteria will not be selected in further rounds as their candidature will be canceled. Hence, ensure that you satisfy the criteria for the SSC GD exam. The following criteria have been set for the SSC GD:

SSC GD 2021 Nationality

Only Indian aspirants can apply for the exam. Vacancies are allotted based on State/UT wise hence a candidate should submit domicile/ PRC against his/ her state/ UT.

SSC GD 2021 Age

  • Applicants should not have been born earlier than 02.08.1995 and later than 01.08.2000 i.e, candidates in the age group of 18 - 23 can apply for the exam.
  • There is age relaxation for SC, ST, OBC, Ex-Servicemen, and other categories of candidates in accordance with the Government orders on the subject.

SSC GD 2021 Educational Qualification

Candidates should have passed Matriculation or X class from a Recognized Indian Board. Candidates satisfying all the above conditions can fill the SSC GD 2021 Application Form.

The table below shows the age relaxation criteria for different categories of candidates:

 
Code No Category Age Relaxation
01 SC/ ST   5 years
02 OBC  3 years
03 Ex-Servicemen 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the date of reckoning
04 Children and dependent on victims killed in
the 1984 riots or communal riots of 2002
in Gujarat (Unreserved)
5 years
05 Children and dependent on victims
killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots
of 2002 in Gujarat (OBC)
8 years
06 Children and dependent on victims
killed in the 1984 riots or communal riots
of 2002 in Gujarat (SC/ ST)
10 years
07 Candidates who had ordinarily been
domiciled in the State of Jammu &
Kashmir during the period from 1st Jan
1980 to 31st Dec 1989
5 years

Note: Name and Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination or an equivalent certificate will be considered by the commission for determining the age and name of the candidate.

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