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Competitive Examination

Information of the recruitment made through the Competitive Examination

On receipt of the requisition from the Government to select the candidates for the posts shown in the Table-I falling under the purview of the Commission, the advertisement is published by the Commission in the leading Gujarati, English newspapers and Gujarat Rojgar Samachar.

The candidates are selected on the basis of the marks secured by them in the written examination or written examination and viva voce, subject to satisfying the eligibility norm. After sending the recommendation of the selected candidates to the Government by the Commission, The Government issues the order of appointment / training.

How to Apply

  • Application forms are to befilled online on  https://gpsc-ojas.gujarat.gov.in and other relevantdetails can also be obtained from https://gpsc.gujarat.gov.in

For the General category candidates,

  • The General category Candidates have to pay Rs. 100 + Postal/Bank Charges (as applicable) after filling the online application form by paying at any Post Office across Gujarat or by e-Payment. 
  • Application Form Fees will not be accepted in Cash or Demand Draft or by Indian Postal Order (IPO).

While in respect to reserved category and physically challenged candidates,

  • The candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes of Gujarat origin and Physically Disabled person are exempted from the payment of application fee & examination fee.
  • Such candidates should produce a certified copy of the Caste certificates / Medical certificate of Physically Disability issued by the competent officer, as the case may be.

Examination Fee

  • The Unreserved / General Candidates shall require to pay the examination fee as mentioned in the advertisement.
  • Examination fee shall be paid in cash at any computerized Post Office across Gujarat or by payment gateway online. Besides this, application form fees cannot be paid through "Cash or Indian Postal Order or by Demand Draft."
  • The examination fee shall not be accepted in the form of postal stamps or by money order or Cash or Demand Draft or by Indian Postal Order (IPO) or in any other form except for online e-payment (Payment Gateway) or by post office challan to be paid across all the computerized post offices across Gujarat (Fees+Postal/Bank Charges (as applicable)).
  • Once the application fees is received by the Commission, no request for refund of the fee shall be entertained nor shall this fee be kept reserved for any other examination or selection.
  • The candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes of Gujarat origin only and Physically Disabled shall not require to pay examination fee.
  • Ex-servicemen who have retired after the completion of their general services in the armed forces and those who are eligible to appear at the competitive examination for the posts of Class-III, are exempted from payment of the application form fee and examination fee, but they are not eligible to get such exemption from the competitive examination of class-I and Class-II posts.

Age limit:

The relaxation in the upper age limit is available as per the details shown in the advertisement published by the Commission. The following relaxation shall be available as per the existing provisions:

  • Five years relaxation shall be available to the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes of Gujarat origin only, subject to the posts reserved for such category.
  • The woman candidates of the reserved category shall be granted the relaxation of ten years in the upper age limit, subject to maximum age limit of 45 years.
  • The woman candidates of general category shall be granted the relaxation of five years in the upper age limit, subject to maximum age limit of 45 years.
  • Subject to the provision of the advertisement, Physically Disabled candidates who are capable of performing the duties of the concerned posts as a normal person, shall be eligible to get the relaxation of ten years in the upper age limit on producing the Medical Certificate of the Medical Board.,
  • The age relaxation of five years in competitive examinations for Class-I and Class-II posts, shall be available to Commissioned Officers including Ex-serviceman/ ECO/ S. S. Cos. who have rendered at least five years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within six months) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of physical disability attributed to military service or invalidity. While for Class-III posts, the ex-serviceman shall be granted the age relaxation by the length of military service plus three years, in accordance with the provision of the advertisement.
  • The Government Servants shall not be eligible to get the relaxation in the upper age limit.

Evidence of the age

The Commission consider the S.S.C.E. certificate only as the evidence of birth date. But if candidate believes that birth date which is shown in S.S.C.E. certificate is wrong he should send the true copy of the certificate of Age and Domicile given by the competent authority. The Authorised Officer should clarify to the effect that he has checked original certificate of Matriculation and S.S.C.E. on the basis of the evidences produced before him, the true birth date of the candidate is (write date here), which differs from that of certificate of Matriculation (S.S.C.E.) or its equivalent examination and there are ample reasons to believe such. The credibility of the certificate of Age and Domicile will be checked by the Commission and its acceptance shall be subject to the decision of the Commission. No affidavit shall be accepted as the evidence of age.

Evidence of the age

The candidates belonging to S.C., S.T. and S. & E.B.C. shall have to produce the self attested copy of the caste certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed form in accordance with prevalent rules along with the application.

Eligibility:

For the entrance to the examination, a candidate should be -

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Refugee from Tibet, who should have migrated to India for permanent settlement before 1st January, 1962, or
  • A person of Indian origin who should have migrated to India for permanent settlement from Pakistan, East Pakistan, (Bangladesh), Burma (Myanmar), Shri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda of East African countries, United Republic Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam. But the Government should have given an eligibility certificate in cases of candidates whose names come in sub-serial (B), (C), (D) and (E).

Note: - The Commission shall consider the application of such candidate in whose case the eligibility certificate is necessary and if his name is recommended for the appointment, he shall be provisionally appointed, provided he shall be issued an eligibility certificate by the Government.

Entrance to the exam.

  • If the Commission is not satisfied with the eligibility of any candidate and /or if the candidate does not fulfill the requirements including the payment of examination fee, he shall not be permitted in the examination.
  • As regards the entrance, the decision of the Commission shall be final and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.
  • The candidate who has been permitted in examination shall be communicated by the letter as to the place, date and time of the examination.
  • The candidates shall remain present at their own expense for written examination or personal interview.
  • The Scheduled Caste and the Scheduled Tribe candidates shall be paid to and fro second class railway fare or S.T. Bus fare only for their oral test for coming to Ahmedabad as per the prevalent Government rules.
Table-1
Information of the Posts for which recruitment made by Competitive Examination
(1) Gujarat Administrative Service, Class-I and Gujarat Civil Service Class-I & Class-II
(2) Class-I and Class-II posts of Gujarat Service of Engineering (Civil)
(3) Gujarati Reporter, Class-II, Gujarat Legislative Secretariat
(4) English Reporter, Class-II, Gujarat Legislative Secretariat
(5) Hindi Reporter, Class-II, Gujarat Legislative Secretariat
(6) Private Secretary, (Gujarati Stenographer, Grade-I), Class-II
(7) Private Secretary, (English Stenographer, Grade-I), Class-II
(8) Range Forest Officer, Class-II
(9) Deputy Section Officer, Deputy Mamlatdar and Commercial Tax Inspector, Class-III
(10) Legal Assistant, Class-III
(11) Translator, Class-III, Information Department
(12) Translator / Research Assistant, Class-III, Office of Director of languages
(13) Translator, Class-III, Office of Legal Department
(14) Translator, Class-III, Gujarat Legislative Secretariat

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