4. ( III ) Age limit :
a ) He / she should not be more than 50 years of age, as on 01.01.2008 i.e. he / she must not have been born earlier than 02.01.1958. This provision is not applicable in case of LDCs belonging to Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service.
( b ) The upper age limit prescribed above will be further relaxable :
( i ) upto maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe;
( ii ) upto a maximum of three years ( eight years for SC / ST ) in case of Defence Service personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof;
( iii ) upto a maximum of three years ( eight years for SC / ST ) in case of Border Security Force personnel disabled in operations during the Indo-Pakistan hostilities of 1971 and released as a consequence thereof.
Save As Provided Above The Age Limits Prescribed Can In No Case Be Relaxed.
4. ( iv ) Typewriting Test :
Unless exempted from passing the Monthly / Quarterly Typewriting Test held by Department of Official Language under Hindi Teaching Scheme, Union Public Service Commission / Secretariat Training School / Institute of Secretariat Training and Management ( Examination Wing ) / Subordinate Service Commission / Staff Selection Commission for the purpose of confirmation in the Lower Division Grade, he / she should have passed this test on or before the date of notification of the examination, from one of these organization.
5. The decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the examination shall be final.
6. No candidate will be admitted to the examination unless he / she holds a valid certificate of admission issued by the Commission.
7. A candidate who is or has been declared by the Commission to be guilty of : ( i ) obtaining support for his / her candidature by any means, or
( ii ) impersonating, or
( iii ) procuring impersonation by any person, or
( iv ) submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with, or
( v ) making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material information, or
( vi ) resorting to any other irregular or improper means in connection with his / her candidature for the examination / selection, or
( vii ) writing irrelevant matters including obscene languages or pornographic matter in the script, or
( viii ) misbehaving in the examination hall, or
( ix ) committing mischief or misbehaving in any other manner in the examination hall,or
( x ) using unfair means in the examination hall, or
( xi ) possessing Mobile Phones in the examination hall ( candidates who are found in possession of mobile phones / cellular phones / pagers and other unauthorized electronic gadget after commencement of the examination inside the examination hall whether in use or not, will be deemed to have been using unfair means and would accordingly be liable to disciplinary action as deemed fit, including ban from future examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission ), or
( xii ) taking away the Question Booklet / Answer Sheet with him / her from the examination hall, or passing it on to unauthorized persons during the conduct of the examination, or
( xiii ) harassing or doing bodily harm to the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of these examination, or
( xiv ) violation of any of the instruction issued to candidates alongwith their Admission Certificate or as the case may be abetting of all or any of the acts specified in the foregoing clauses, may, in addition to rendering himself / herself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable :
( a ) to be disqualified by the Commission from the examination for which he / she is a candidate as also from any other examination / selection of the Commission in which he / she might have appeared but the final result/selection has not yet been declared / made, and / or
( b ) to be declared either permanent or for a specified period which may extend upto 10 years :
( i ) by the Commission from all examination or selections held by them;
( ii ) by the Central Government from any employment under them, and;
( a ) to disciplinary action under appropriate rules ( if he / she is already in service under Government, ) or
( b ) to take other appropriate legal action.
8. Any attempt on the part of the candidate to obtain support to his / her candidature by any means would disqualify him/her for admission to the examination.
9. After the examination, the candidates will be arranged by the Commission, in Seven separate lists depending upon the number of participating units, in the order of merit as disclosed by the aggregate marks finally awarded to each candidates; and in that order so many candidates as are found by the Commission to be qualified in the Examination shall be recommended for inclusion in the Select List for the Upper Division Grade up to the required number.
Provided that the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes may, to the extent of the number of vacancies reserved for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, be recommended by the Commission by a relaxed standard, subject to the fitness of these candidates, for selection to the service.
Provided that the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes who have been recommended by the Commission without resorting to the relaxed standard referred to in this sub rule, shall not be adjusted against the vacancies reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes.
Note : Candidates should clearly understand that it is a competitive and not a qualifying examination. The number of persons to be included in the Select List for the Upper Division Grade on the results to the examination is entirely within the competence of government to decide. No candidates will, therefore, have any claim for inclusion in the Select List on the basis of his/her performance in this examination as a matter of right.
10. The form and manner of communication of the result of the examination to individual candidates shall be decided by the Commission in its discretion and the Commission will not enter into correspondence with them regarding the result.
11. Success in the examination confers no right to selection unless the cadre authority is satisfied, after such enquiry as may be considered necessary that the candidate, having regard to his / her conduct in service, is suitable in all respects for selection.
Provided that the decision as to whether a particular candidate recommended for selection by the Commission is not suitable shall be taken in consultation with the Department of Personnel and Training.
12. A candidate, who after applying for admission to the examination or after appearing in it, resigns from his / her appointment in the Central Secretariat Clerical Service / Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service / Central Vigilance Commission Clerical Service / Department of Tourism ( Headquarters Establishment ) / Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service / Election Commission of India Clerical Service and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Clerical Service or otherwise quits the service Or severs his / her connection with it, or whose services are terminated by his / her Department or who is appointed to an ex-cadre post or to another service on “transfer” and does not have a lien in the Lower Division Grade of the Central Secretariat Clerical Service/Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service / Central Vigilance Commission Clerical Service / Department of Tourism ( Headquarters Establishment ) / Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service / Election Commission of India Clerical Service and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Clerical Service will not be eligible for appointment on the result of this examination.