Rules Concerning Govt Employees for SSC exams & NOC

Rules Concerning Govt Employees for Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exams & NOC

a) Only Central Govt civilian employees serving for at least three years continuously till the closing date of submission of applications for the exam can claim age relaxation; not the state govt employees. They should remain Central Govt civilian employees till the time of appointment in the event of their selection.

b) Employees of Bank entities, Supreme Court or any other courts, Parliament, Central Govt undertakings, such as EPFO, etc; LIC, Autonomous Bodies, etc are not Central Govt employees.

c) Upper age limits for a UR Central Govt civilian employees:
Posts under Group-B: No age relaxation

Posts under Group-C: a central govt employee serving for 3 years continuously can take this exam up to 40 years for this post. For reserved categories add to it the usual age relaxation available to them.

REQUIREMENT OF NOC (No Objection Certificate)

a) NOC is a must for Central Govt civilian employees seeking age relaxation. An employee serving as Central Govt employee not seeking age relaxation does not have to submit the NOC. Employees falling under para (b) above also are not required to submit the NOC.

b) DoPT guidelines say that the employee should inform his department about applying for SSC/UPSC exam, but the department can refuse permission; if department denies permission, it’s mostly due to pending vigilance or disciplinary proceedings against that employee. In such cases the department writes to SSC/UPSC not to consider the application.

c) A Central Govt employee needs not apply through proper channel; as per DoPT guidelines only the intimation needs to be given in such a matter.


A central govt servant seeking age relaxation in an exam on the ground his being a central govt employee needs to produce a NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE (NOC). This certificate is a must to be submitted, and states that the department in he is working has no objection in the event if he is selected for any other post. It’s mostly due to pending vigilance or disciplinary proceedings against that employee.

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Maha Gupta

Maha Gupta

Founder of and guiding aspirants on SSC exam affairs since 2010 when objective pattern of exams was introduced first in SSC. Also the author of the following books:

1. Maha English Grammar (for Competitive Exams)
2. Maha English Practice Sets (for Competitive Exams)