CGPSC Eligibility Criteria

CGPSC Eligibility Criteria

ByArpit Kumar Jain  |  Updated on: Jan 15, 2021CGPSC also is known as Chhattisgarh Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) which is the most competitive Civil Services exam in the state. Candidates preparing for CGPSC 2021 exam, check here CGPSC notification, Official PDF, application form link, exam date, fee, salary, eligibility, exam pattern, and syllabus.
CGPSC also is known as Chhattisgarh Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) which is the most competitive Civil Services exam in the state. Candidates preparing for CGPSC 2021 exam, check here CGPSC notification, Official PDF, application form link, exam date, fee, salary, eligibility, exam pattern, and syllabus.
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CGPSC Eligibility Criteria 2021

CGPSC, also known as Chhattisgarh Combined Competitive Examination (CCE), is conducted by the state government of Chhattisgarh to recruit interested candidates. It is one of the most competitive Civil Services exams in the state. In order to take this exam, the interested candidates must meet all CGPSC Eligibility Criteria 2021.

If they fail to meet any or all of the eligibility criteria, they will not qualify to sit for the CGPSC Exam 2021. Below is all information in length about CGPSC Eligibility Criteria 2021, such as age limit, nationality requirements, educational qualification, and age relaxations.

CGPSC Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Nationality

As per CGPSC eligibility 2021, the candidates who are interested in taking up the CGPSC must be citizens of India. For candidates who have relocated to India have different criteria that they need to fulfill. All those conditions are elaborated further in the article.

CGPSC Age Limit Criteria 2021

Interested candidates must have completed the minimum age of 21 and not have attained the maximum age of 30 years as of 1st January of 2021. However, for candidates who are domicile/permanent residents of the State of Chhattisgarh, the maximum age limit is specified as 35 years. Note that the State Government has the power to alter the lower and upper age limits for any of the services with respect to the necessities of the services.

CGPSC Age Relaxation 2021

The above-prescribed CGPSC Age limit can be relaxed based on several conditions. The CGPSC 2020 Age relaxation is effective in the following cases: 

  • An extension of over 2 years is given if the applicant possesses a Test Series in his/ her name under the Family Welfare Programme.
  • The age limit can be relaxed to a maximum of 3 years for the following cases.
  • If the interested candidate is a bonafide repatriate of Indian origin from Burma, who relocated to India on or after 1st June 1963 OR Srilanka, who moved to India after 1st November 1964 OR If the Candidate is a bonafide displaced person from East Pakistan - now Bangladesh - and had migrated to India in between 1st January 1964 and 25th March 1971.
  • In the case of Defense Services personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.
  • If the candidate is a retrenched Government servant, after deducting from his age the period of all temporary service previously rendered by him up to a maximum of seven years.
  • The age limit can be relaxed up to a maximum of five years in the following cases.
  • A candidate who is a permanent resident in Chhattisgarh belongs to a caste or tribe declared as a scheduled caste or scheduled tribe or OBC by the Government of Chhattisgarh.
  • The candidate is a widow on her first appointment.
  • The candidate is a forward partner of a prize-winning couple under the Inter Caste Marriage Scheme as sponsored by the Tribal, Harijan, and Backward Class Welfare Department as per GAD Memo No. C-1085-3-1, dated 3-9-1985
  • The candidate is a sports person honored with the Gundadhur Samman or Maharaja Pravirchandra Bhanj Deo Samman or Shaheed Rajeev Pandey Award or Rashtriya Yuva awarded as per GAD memo No- F19-2/2005/1-3 Raipur dated 01-12-2006.
  • For the Commissioned Officers and Ex-servicemen including SSCOs/ECOs who have completed a minimum of five-year Military Service as on 1st January preceding the date of commencement of the examination. Also, they must have been released on completion of their assignment (even for those whose assignment is due to be finished within six months from the designated date). 
  • A maximum of 8 years if and only If the candidate is a repatriate or was a displaced person as mentioned above and belongs to scheduled caste, scheduled tribe, or OBC as notified by Government of Chhattisgarh and is a permanent resident living in Chhattisgarh.
  • If the candidate filing under the category supra belongs to the scheduled caste or the scheduled tribe or OBC as recognized by the Government of Chhattisgarh. 
  • Up to a maximum of 10 years in the following cases
    • For those who come under the category supra belonging to the scheduled caste or the scheduled tribe or OBC as recognized by the state government
    • for exclusively women candidates in accordance with the Rajpatra (Asadharan) date 7.2.1997, Published rule C.G. civil service (Special provision of appointment for women) Rule 1997
    • If the candidate is physically challenged and is applying to the service/posts class III. In this case, they must submit his disability certificate stating not less than 40% as issued by the respective authority.
  • In case of the Permanent or the Temporary employees of either of Central Government State Government OR any undertaking of Central Government will be entitled to an age relaxation of up to a maximum 38 years.
  • As per the general administration department’s circular no. F 1-2/2002/1/3 dated 02/06/2004, the Shiksha Karmi of Chhattisgarh state are also eligible for relaxation. In this case, the maximum age limit will be equal to the number of years for which they have worked as Shiksha karmi. However, to make calculations easier, a period of more than 6 months is treated as one year. Also, the benefit of this age relaxation can be availed only up to a maximum of 45 years of age.

CGPSC Educational Qualification 2021

The CGPSC Minimum Qualification 2021 notification states that the candidate should be fit both physically as well as mentally. They must not have any physical defect which will be likely to interfere with their capabilities to discharge his/her duties as an employee of the, particularly obtained service. After the medical examination as prescribed by the Government or the selection authority, if a candidate is found to be not fulfilling these necessary requirements, then he or she will not be considered for appointment. 

CGPSC Education Qualification 2021

The CGPSC Education Qualification 2021 states that the candidate must and should have completed a degree from any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India. Even other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or which is declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act. 1956 is also considered eligible. 

Important Note – I Candidates who have appeared for the qualifying examination but have not yet received their results or candidates who intend to appear for the qualifying examination are also eligible for taking up the preliminary exam. However, it is mandatory for all candidates who are announced as qualified by the Commission for taking the State Services (Main) Examination to provide the record of passing the requisite examination accompanying their application for the CGPSC Main Examination 2021

Important Note - II: Candidates holding professional and technical qualifications that are approved by the State Government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees are also deemed to be eligible. 

Minimum Standards of Height and Chest for Qualified Candidates

Name of the Post





Without Expansion

With Expansion

Assistant Jailor

1.65 m.

0.80 m.



Excise Sub-Inspector

165 c.m.

81 c.m.

85 c.m.


Transport Sub-Inspector

165 c.m.

81.50 c.m.



District Excise Officer





Dy. Superintendent of Police

168 c.m

84 c.m

89 c.m.

5 c.m.

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  • The age limit for CGPSC 2020 Exam is a minimum of 21 years to a maximum of 28 years. There is certain age relaxation for reserved category candidates as per government norms.

  • Yes, the eligibility criteria are the same for both men and women applicants.

  • If a person does not pass the qualifying exam, then he/she would not be eligible for taking up the CGPSC main exams.

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