SSC CGL Physical Disability – Posts, Reservation & Relaxation Criteria

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As you all know SSC has released the online form of SSC CGL 2018 Exam Every year a large number of Physical Disable Candidates appear for this exam.


Indian Government has 3% reservation policy for all vacancies of the government job for PwD Candidates.  As per this policy, SSC provides a complete list of posts and reservation criteria for Physically disabled candidates.



Definition –  Candidates with 40% and more physical disability, would be considered as PwD Candidates. This type of candidates can get the reservation under PwD Category.


Below, we are providing you the complete details of reservation, nature of the disability, age & physical standard relaxation, and posts name for which physical disable candidates can apply. So, read this blog completely if you want to get the benefit of Physically disabled candidates in SSC CGL 2018.




Have Doubt Regarding SSC Physical Disability Criteria? Ask Eduncle in the Comment Section Below!




Nature of Physical Disabilities in SSC CGL 2018 Exam



To give employment opportunities to larger populace, Staff Selection Commission has relaxed many types of physical disabilities including handicapped, eye vision hearing impairment in SSC CGL 2018 Exam. Candidates who belong to following PwD Categories can apply for CGL 2018 Examination:


OH – Orthopedically Handicapped


 OA – One Arm affected


 OL – One Leg affected


 OAL – One Arm and one Leg affected


 BL – Both Legs affected


 B – Blind


 LV – Low Vision


 PD – Partially Deaf


 D – Deaf


 PB – Partially Blind


 HH – Hearing Handicapped




Physical Requirements That Must be in SSC CGL Aspirants



If you want to get the central government job, then you should fulfil the physical requirements of:


 S – Sitting


 ST – Standing


 W – Walking


 MF – Manipulation by Fingers


 RW – Reading and Writing


 SE – Seeing


C – Communication




Age Relaxation for PwD Candidates



As per the latest SSC CGL 2018 Notification, the permissible relaxation in upper age limit, as well as category-codes for claiming age relaxation, will be calculated as on 1st August 2018. Below, we have mentioned the age relaxation for PwD Candidates. You can check your age limit and apply for the eligible post.



Code No. Category Age-relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit
03 PwD 10 years
04 PwD+OBC 13 years
05 PwD+SC/ ST 15 years
14 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof 3 years
15 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST) 8 years




Physical Standards for Inspector – Relaxation for PwD Candidates



According to the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria, PwD Candidates can apply for the post of Inspector in some departments. SSC provides the relaxation for some PwD (persons with disability) category candidates.


There is no physical relaxation in height, chest, and weight for PwD Candidates for Inspector post in Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Office. However, orthopedically disabled candidates are allowed in Physical Test with the following relaxation:


Walking - For OAL & OL categories.


Cycling - For OA, OL & OAL categories.




Exemption from Payment of Exam fee for PwD Candidates



In Staff Selection Commission examination, Persons with disabilities (PwD Candidates) are exempt from paying application fees. But, they need to submit the Physical Disability Certificate as required by the commission.




Posts for Which PwD Candidates Can Apply



In SSC CGL 2018 Exam, there are two types of job posts: – Desk job or field job. Physical disability candidates can apply for the post of desk work. But some posts are not suitable for Physical Disability Candidates as the job profile includes rigorous physical movement. The following posts are flagged inappropriate for PwD candidates:



Post Name Department Name
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
 Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA)
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics
 Inspector Department of Post
 Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics
Upper Division Clerks Dte. Gen Border Road Organization (MoD)



Candidates who belong to PwD Category (Person with Disability) can apply for the following posts:



Group of Posts Post Name Ministry/ Department/ Office/ Cadre Nature of Physical Disabilities permissible for the post
A Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG OH (OA, OL, BL) & HH
Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG
B Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service OA, OL, B, BL, OAL, LV & HH
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway OA, OL, B, BL, LV & HH
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs OA, OL, B, BL, OAL, LV & HH
Assistant Section Officer AFHQ
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations
Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations
Assistant/ Superintendent Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT OA, OL, BL, OAL, HH
Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC OA, OL, OAL, HH
Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC OA, OL, OAL, HH
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC
Divisional Accountant Offices under CAG OL, PD, D
C Junior Statistical Officer M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation Post not identified suitable for PwD candidates
D Auditor Offices under C&AG OA, OL, BL & HH
Auditor Offices under CGDA
Auditor Other Ministry/ Departments
Accountant Offices under C&AG OA, OL, OAL, BL, B, LV, HH
Accountant/ Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Departments OA, OL, OAL, BL, HH
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres OA, OL, BL, OAL, B, LV, HH
Tax Assistant CBDT BL, OL, PD, D, PB, B, OA, OAL
Tax Assistant CBEC OL, OA, BL, OAL, B, LV, HH



Note: - As per the latest notification, Physical Disability candidates are not eligible for the post of Assistant Section Officer in Intelligence Bureau.




Disabilities Allowed for the Post of JSO in MOSPI



Staff Selection Commission allows disabilities of Low Vision, Hearing Impaired, and Locomotor in SSC CGL 2018 Exam for the post of Junior Statistical Officer in MOSPI (M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation) department. You can check the table of physical disability for JSO below:



S.No. Nature of Disability Physical requirements which a candidate with 40% or more disability need to fulfil Categories of a person with disability
1. Low Vision (Visually Impaired) S, ST, W, MF, RW, SE, C Low Vision Person should be considered with aids and appliances and suitable software support
2. Hearing Impaired HH Person should be able to communicate after fitment of aids and appliances
3. Locomotor OA, OL, OAL, BL Mobility should not be affected. Persons should be assessed with aids and appliances.




New Updated Categories of PwD candidates for SSC CGL



As per the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016, new categories of disabilities such as Autism, Dwarfism, Acid Attack victims, Muscular Dystrophy, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability, Mental Illness and Multiple Disabilities, etc. have been included in SSC CGL also.


Now, candidates can apply with such disabilities can mention their disabilities in the SSC CGL Application Form by giving details given in the drop-down menu.


Candidates suffering from various disabilities may select following PwD categories in the application form.



S.No. Type of Disability Category of disability to be selected in Registration/ Application Form
1. Blindness and low vision VH
2. Deaf and hard of hearing HH
3. Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy OH
4. Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy Others
5. Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness



Note: - In CPT (Computer Proficiency Test), no exemption is allowed for any category of PwD candidates.



In this blog, we have mentioned the complete information about the PwD Candidates reservation, posts, nature of disabilities. We hope, it will help you to understand the policy of reservation.


However, if you have any query, ask in the comment box below. You can share this information with physically disabled candidates who are interested in SSC CGL.


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