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Gujarat Public Service Commission

Updated on: Apr 16, 2013
As per the provision of the Constitution of India formation of the Gujarat Public Service Commission has been made on 01-05-1960.

Functions

Following functions have been entrusted to the Gujarat Public Service Commission under Article 320 of the Constitution of India.
  • To conduct examinations for appointment to the services of the State.
  • To advise on the following:
    a. The matters relating to methods of recruitment to various Civil Services of the State;
    b. The principles to be followed in making appointments to civil services of the State and granting promotions, transfers from one service to another and the suitability of candidates for such appointments, promotions and transfers;
    c. All the disciplinary matters affecting the Government servants;
    d. The claims of reimbursements of legal expenses incurred by Government Servants in defending themselves in legal proceedings initiated against them for the act done or purported to be done by them while executing their duty;
    e. The claims for granting injury-pensions to Government Servants; and
    f. Any other matters that may be referred to the Commission by  His Excellency the Governor.
These functions are subject to the limitations imposed by the Gujarat Public Service Commission (Exemption from Consultation) Regulations, 1960 made under proviso to clause(3) of Article 320 of the Constitution of India.

Exams

Competitive Examinations

Competitive exam is administered for selection in the following posts:
  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

Eligibility for Competitive Exam

For the entrance to the examination, a candidate should fulfill the following requirements:
  • 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.

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:
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. The Government Servants shall not be eligible to get the relaxation in the upper age limit.

Selection Procedure

The candidates are selected on the basis of the marks obtained by them in the written examination or written examination and viva voce. The Government issues the order of appointment / training.

How to Apply


Application form can be obtained in any of the following manners:-
  1. The application form will be available from the office of the Commission
  2. If the application form is published in the newspaper, application should be made as per format given in the advertisement
  3. The application format can be downloaded from the official website
  4. A Photocopy of the application form can be utilized.

Contact Details

GUJARAT PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
B-Block, First Floor,
Multistoreyed Building,
Laldarwaja, Ahmedabad. 380 001
Gujarat
India

Secretary: 91 79 25507386
Office: 91 79 25507737
Fax: 91 79 25507386
Email: secretary@gpsc.gujarat.gov.in
Website: www.gpsc.gujarat.gov.in

Note
: All correspondence and communication should be addressed to Secretary, Gujarat Public Service Commission only.

Source: Official Website Gujarat Public Service Commission
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