SSC Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit as on 1stJanuary 2018

Sr. No Organization Name Post name Age limit
1. Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Civil) Upto 32 years
2. CPWD Junior Engineer (Civil) Upto 32 years
3. Department of Post Junior Engineer(Civil) Upto 27 years
4. MES Junior Engineer(Civil) Upto 30 years
5. MES Junior Engineer  (Quality Surveying and Contract) Upto 27 years
6. Farrakka Barrage (Project) Junior Engineer (Civil) Upto 30 years
7. Director General Border Roads Organization Junior Engineer (Civil) Upto 30 years
8. Central Water Power Research Station. Junior Engineer (Civil) Upto 30 years
9. National Technical Research Organization Junior Engineer (Civil) Upto 30 years

NOTE: Candidates should note that the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate only will be accepted by the Commission for determining the age and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.


Candidates are advised to opt only for such posts for which they have the qualification and are within the prescribed age limits. Permissible relaxation of upper age limit prescribed under para 4 above and Category Codes for claiming age relaxation as on date of reckoning:-


Code Category Age-Relaxation Permissible beyond the Upper age limit
01 SC/ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
03 PH 10 years
04 PH (OBC) 13 years
05 PH (SC/ST) 15 years
06 Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General) 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date on receipt of Online application.


Nationality / citizenship:
A candidate must be either:
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of
Permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries
of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia,
Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose
favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Examination but
the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to
him by the Government of India.