SSC Upper Division Clerk Grade Departmental Competitive Exam 2013 Age Limit
Candidates should not be more than 50 years of age on 01.08.2013 i.e. he / she must not have been born earlier than 31.07.1963. This provision is not applicable in case of LDCs belonging to Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service.
(a) The Upper Age Limit for SSC prescribed above will be further relaxable :
(i) Upto maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Castes or a Scheduled Tribes.
(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 operation during the Indo – Pakistan hostilities of 1971 and released as a consequence thereof.
The age limits prescribed shall in no case be relaxed.
(iv) Skill Test on computers :
Unless exempted from passing the Monthly / Quarterly Typewriting Test held by the 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.
5. The decision of the Staff Selection Commission as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the SSC Limited Departmental Competitive examination shall be final.
6. No candidate will be admitted to the examination for SSC LDC Exam 2013 unless he / she holds a certificate of admission from the Staff Selection Commission.
7. 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 SSC Departmental Competitive examination 2013.
8. After the SSC LDC examination 2013, the candidates will be arranged by the Staff Selection 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 as many candidates as are found by the Staff Selection Commission to be qualified in the examination shall be recommended for inclusion in the Select List for the Upper Division Grade upto the required number.
Provided that the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes may, to the extent of the number of vacancies in SSC 2013 reserved for the Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes shall be recommended by the Staff Selection Commission by a relaxed standard, subject to the fitness of these candidates for selection to the service.
Provided that the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes who have been recommended by the Staff Selection Commission without resorting to the relaxed standard referred to in this sub rule, shall not be adjusted against the SSC vacancies reserved for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
Candidates should clearly understand that this is a competitive and not a qualifying SSC examination. The number of persons to be included in the Select List for Upper Division Grade on the results to the SSC LDC 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 Limited Departmental Competitive Exam 2013 as a matter of right.
9. The SSC form and manner of communication of the result of the SSC Departmental Competitive Examination 2013 to individual candidates shall be decided by the Staff Selection Commission in its discretion and the Staff Selection Commission will not enter into correspondence with them regarding the result.
10. Success in the examination for SSC 2013 Departmental Competitive Exam 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 respect for selection.
Provided that the decision as to whether a particular candidate recommended for selection by the Staff Selection Commission is not suitable shall be taken in consultation with the Department of Personnel and SSC Training.
11. A candidate, who after applying for admission to the SSC Departmental Competitive examination 2013 or after appearing at it resigns from his / her appointment in the Central Secretariat Clerical Service or Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service or Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service or Election Commission of India Clerical Service or Central Vigilance Commission Clerical Service or Department of Tourism ( Headquarters Estt.)
Clerical Service and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Clerical Service otherwise quits the Service or services his / her connection with it, or whose services are terminated by his / her Department or who is appointed to an ex-cadre post without lien in Lower Division Grade of the Central Secretariat Clerical Service or Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service or Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service or Election Commission of India Clerical Service or Central Vigilance Commission Clerical Service or Department of Tourism ( Headquarters Estt. )
Clerical Service and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Clerical Service will not be eligible for appointment on the basis of result of SSC Upper Division Grade Departmental Competitive examination. This however, does not apply to a Lower Division Clerk who has been appointed on deputation to an ex-cadre post with the approval of the Competent Authority.
11.A. The SSC LDC Examination 2013 shall be conducted according to the following plan :
Part – I
SSC Departmental Competitive Written examination 2013 carrying a maximum of 300 marks in the subject as shown in para 2 below. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in SSC Departmental Competitive Exam 2013 Written Examination ( Paper – I ). The Staff Selection Commission, at its discretion, may fix individual qualifying marks in any paper or part thereof.
Part – II
Evaluation of record of service of such of the candidates who attain at the SSC written examination 2013, minimum standard as may be fixed by the Staff Selection Commission SSC Departmental Competitive Exam 2013 in their discretion, carrying a maximum of 100 marks.
B. The subject of the written examination 2013 for SSC Departmental Competitive in Part – I, the maximum marks allotted to each paper and the time allowed will be as follows :
|Subject||Maximum Marks||Time for General Candidates||Compensatory Time for VH Candidates|
|Paper - I|
( Objective Type )
(a) General Awareness ( 100 Questions )
(b) Comprehension and writing ability of English Language
( 100 Questions )
|200 Marks||( 10.00 AM to 12.00 AM ) 2 hours||( 10.00 AM to 12.40 Noon ) 2 hours 40 minutes|
|Paper - II|
( Conventional Type ) Noting, Drafting & Office Procedure
|100 Marks||( 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM ) 2 hours||( 2.00 PM to 4.40 PM ) 2 hours 40 minutes.|
Paper – I will be of “Objective Multiple Choice Type” whereas Paper – II will be of descriptive type.
(C) The syllabus for the examination will be as shown in the schedule.
1. Candidates are allowed the option to answer the Paper – II on Noting, Drafting and Office Procedure either in English or Hindi.
2. The option will be for a complete paper and not for different question in the same paper.
3. Candidates desirous of exercising the option to answer the aforesaid paper in Hindi ( Devanagri ) or in English should indicate clearly in column 6 of the SSC Departmental application form, otherwise, it would be presumed that they would answer the Paper in English.
4. The option once exercised shall be final and no request for alteration in column 6 of the SSC Departmental Exam 2013 application form shall ordinarily be entertained.
5. Question paper in respect of Paper – I (a) and Paper – II will be supplied both in English and Hindi.
6. No credit for Paper – II will be given for an answer written in a language other than the one opted by the candidate.
7. (i) For Visually Handicapped ( VH ) candidates, no question paper shall be provided in Braille and there will be no option for answering replies in Braille.
(ii) Provision for Visually Handicapped ( VH ) candidates :
(a) All the Visually Handicapped ( VH ) candidates with visual disabilities not less than forty percent ( 40% ) including Blind and partially Blind persons who applied for the examination can avail the assistance of a Scribe for indicating / writing the replies on their behalf. Scribe will be provided by the Staff Selection Commission on request made by such visually handicapped ( including blind and partially blind ) candidates. Candidates will not be allowed to bring their own scribe. No Attendant will be allowed with such VH candidates inside the examination premises.
(iii) VH candidates will be allowed compensatory time of 40 minutes for Paper – I (a) General Awareness & (b) Comprehension and Writing Ability of English Language and of 40 minutes for Paper – II ( Noting, Drafting & Office Procedure ).
(iv) The Visually Handicapped candidates including Blind and Partially Blind persons with disabilities not less than 40% percent who have applied for the DCE examination and who intends to engage a scribe on their behalf for writing / indicating the replies in the SSC examination will have to appear only from any of the nine examination centres viz. Allahabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh. Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai and Raipur at their own risk and expense. They must also furnish the details of the degree of visual disability to authenticate their position / status as VH candidate at Serial No.5 (d) (i) & (ii) of the application form.
(v) Provision of Magnifying Glass :
Candidates who are able to read the question paper and to write / indicate the answer with the help of Magnifying Glass shall be allowed to use the Magnifying Glass in the SSC examination hall. Such candidates will not be treated as Visually Handicapped candidates for the purpose of the availing the assistance of scribe or the question papers meant for VH candidates. However, such candidates will have to bring their own Magnifying Glass in the Staff Selection Commission examination hall and shall not be provided with a scribe.
(vi) All “One Eyed” candidates and Visually Handicapped candidates whose degree of visual disability is less than forty percent ( 40 % ) shall not be provided with a Scribe.
5. The Staff Selection Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subject of the SSC Departmental Competitive examination 2013.
6. Marks will not be allowed for mere superficial knowledge.
7. Deduction upto 5 percent of the maximum marks in the written subject will be made for illegible handwriting.
8. Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression, combined with due economy of words in all the subject of the SSC Departmental Competitive Examination 2013.