Maximum Extension in Joining for all SSC and UPSC Posts.

Maximum Extension in Joining for all SSC and UPSC Posts.

As per the latest circular by DOPT , the Maximum Extension in Joining for all SSC and UPSC Posts is at most 3 months for a normal entity.

However Given special permission ,  the extension can be further increased from 3 to 6 months.

So In total a candidate may avail a maximum extension of 9 months ( With Special Permission ) not more than that at any cost.

Post that Peroid , his employment will be made null and void.


Words from Official Circular ( Set of many pages , easily available by RTI ) : –

” The undersigned is directed to say that according to DP & T O.M.No. 9/23/71-Estt.(D) dated 6.6.78 an offer of appointment issued by different Ministries / Departments , should clearly indicate that the offer would lapse if the candidate did not join withiin the specified period which shall not exceed two or three months. If however, within the period stipulated, a request is received from candidates for extension of time, it may be considered by the Ministries/Departments and if they are satisfied, an extension for a limited period may be granted but the total period granted including the extension during which the offer of appointment will be kept open, should not exceed a period of nine months.”


Now how to take extension : –


You need to write letter in very simple language that u need extension no matter if u write in Hindi or English.

Remember 1 thing  – taking extension is ur right and it is as per law and DOPT guidelines . So feel free to take extension who want it.





101 thoughts on “Maximum Extension in Joining for all SSC and UPSC Posts.

  1. How long will the joining process take for excise inspectors? When is the right time to resign from my present job as I have to serve a three months notice period….also I have a rank under 200 in obc excise list…will I get Delhi zone??

    • @ Rohan … Chances are there that u might get Delhi. Joining will take at-least 6 – 8 months from now for excise inspectors.

      Right time for resignation for you is when the state allocation list comes from excise department.

      • Hi,
        Thanks for the crucial information. So if the joining is 6 months from now, the extension will be applicable from then right? I personally want to sit for CSS again as I’m 28 now and due to new guidelines I’ll get 2 more attempts. Just wondering if I get through CSS in 2016 can I just not join here and join CSS 2016? Or if I join how soon can I quit or is there a bond?

        • Anugrah …… Dont worry hero …… no bond for excise inspector and can never be …. remember no bond can never for any central Govt jobs except the Military / Paramilitary Forces as per supreme court guidelines.

          The bond only use to happens in bank / psu etc. because no one have ever complained for their their bond process in court.

          Never remember Never do the mistake of leaving the job of Excise . How come u know that u will get css 100% next year. Anything may happen.

          So act wisely and join excise and after that resign if u get css in next attempt.

      • Thanks for the reply…nd do they consider posting candidates according to their domicile….like Delhi people in Delhi and haryana janta in haryana zones??

  2. sir,
    i am working as PO in Syndicate bank and simultaneously preparing for ssc cgl 2016. sir my doubt is should i mention my current job when i will apply for CGL 2016 or not necessary to mention? if i mention it will i require NOC during interview in CGL if i get selected? also there is bong of 2 years . please guide me sir .. Thank you

  3. i heard that some candidates have filled case in CAT to extend the age limit for CGL to 30 years. what is your take on it? sir

    • Haha … who we are to think and comment on this …. However i don’t think they have any scope over this .

      Neither does this comes under the judiciary of CAT to make such administrative policies.

  4. Sir,
    I am working in a bank as P.O and desperately want to prepare for IAS, but I get very less time to study in this job. Therefore, I am thinking to take ssc cgl exam in 2016 so that if I pass this exam then I can get time to prepare for IAS. My question is that if I clear this exam then whether I can get extension of 9 months before joining in the name of IAS preparation. Kindly reply sir to my email id. I will be very very thankful to u.

    Abhishek kumar

    • 9 months extension toh mil jayegi koi issue nahi hai in the name of ias nahi milegi koi bimari ka bahana bnana padega ….

  5. Thank u very much sir for your quick reply. I just want to ask you a last question that which post is the best in ssc to continue IAS preparation.


      • Sir you have written easily extension mil jata hai per agar extension request consider nahi kari aur mera appointment cancel kar diya to mai kya karungi. Kyuki appointment letter me to sidhe likha hai ki agar 4 ya 4 Se pehle join nahi kiya to appointment cancel and SSC Se next candidate maang Liya jayega. Please help how to write to them for extension

        • dept main jaiye pehle toh apni willingness dijiye k ha main yaha job karne ko tayar hu n phir unhe kahiye k muje such such issue hai please muje extension de dijiye …. m sure de denge woh …. in case agar nahi dete hai toh hmari site se ref no nikaliye dopt k order ka n kahiye k aap mna nahi kar sakte ye apka basic right hai ….

          • Sir..the above case applies to me even…our doucmnt verfctn and medcl report submission as wel as joining is on d same how can we apply extension the day wn we go for dcmnt verfctn?is it that wen we ate given appointment lettr that day immediately we can submit extension letter…thank u

          • ya u can ……. aur ye aap logo ka fundamental right hai …. dept apke uper koi favour nahi kar raha ……. waha jake jo bhi delaing authority hai unse bat karo …. m sure woh apki pori bat sunke proper channel btayenge…..

  7. I have completed my age 30years with obc category this year I just want to know that dopt has recently increased the maximum age limit for cgl 2016 from 27 to 30 that is applicable for all posts under cgl plz inform asap

  8. Sir i got my attestation form from CBDT Trichy Tamil Nadu for Jr Accountant and i am from North. so i want to apply for extension. But i need to know can we send that letter for extension after joining letter or from attestation period itself?

  9. Sir are mutual transfers possible between candidates of same castes??
    Cant an Obc or SC candidate swap with General candidate??

  10. Sir i got joining letter for ldc in mea cpo in chennai i want to know if i give application for extension on the basis my father’ s health problems which is true and i am unable presently to join it before 20 jan i have to give the medical reports of my father ? I have the reports. and when the acceptance letter should also be given with it as mention in the offer letter? If i got extension then if i dont want to join is it possible or i have to join it necessarily plz reply soon as i have to give the application tomorrow as am from bihar and i dont have time as joining place is chennai and i have to get the extension as soon as possible do reply soon

    • koi issue nahi hai ….. u can take extension upto 3 months easily without any medical report …. this is your right …. write down dopt circular no for your reference that i mentioned on the website …. although u need not that because department will easily give you extension for 3 months …. you can increase your extension to further 3 months if needed and at max ( tough) to another 3 more months …… if you take extension , you can later leave the job .. u have no pressure to join … no one can force you …. although you must intimate them before 10-15 days of extension expiration period that you will not come …. dont panic ….. just relax and feel free to ask queries if have any other doubt

  11. Sir I am exsm and selected for LDC mea cpo. I belongs to north region and appointed to Ahmedabad.My ranking is second in exsm in north region whereas I expected appointment in delhi as per vacancy. I want to know what is rule for allotments of vacancy for exsm(exservicemen). Please advice sir.

  12. Hello sir,
    I have got PO in cgl 2014. State-Allocation has come. I guess I would be getting joining in another 2-3 months. As I am preparing for upsc I want to extend my joining till am done with mains, i.e., till mid december. Kindly help as to how to proceed once I get the appointment letter. And what reason can I give for the extension. Plz reply.

    • as per dopt circular ….. extension can range upto 9 months ….. first 3 months are your basic rights no one can deny that … then apply for another 3 months woh bhi mil jayegi …. but jo last 3 months hai that depnds on department k woh de ya na de ……. tab aap join karke leave without pay le lena ……. best wishes ..

    • aur extension lene k liye apko ap[ne department k admin section main jake uske incharge ko written application deni padti hai …

      • Sir thanku so much for replying. Reasons kya dungi extensions ke liye. Kuch valid reasons btaye. 3-3 month karke lena padega extension? Kya bimari btana safe hoga

        • nahi first tme toh bol sakte ho k mera personal family issue hai ….. issue define karne ki jarurat nahi hai ….. agle 3 months k liye same ground pe extend ho jayega

  13. sir,
    my joining in BSF as Assistant Commandent is on 29th feb.
    I have to write state civil service exams in 2nd week of march.
    Then i need leave twice for
    1-physical test and
    2-personality test
    (both will be in around june,july.)

    kya bsf mei ye manage ho payega?
    (i heard that they dont give leave for state exam during training,as they consider state’s group A service as lower to centre’s group A service.)

    or Should i apply for extension till next batch (next year)?

    i will cite family medical issue and sibling’s marriage as reason,is that ok?

    • extension k liye apply karo do …. woh trainig main bich main holidays nahi dete … mera dost bhi bsf main hi hai deputy comm. unko ache se janta hu main k kya halat karet ahi woh training main ….

  14. Admin sir…

    Currently I am employed with public sector bank as manager. I hav also cleared ssc2014 and got selected as CBI- SI. Kindly advise which one is a better career option.

    Is there is a work life balance in CBI.. As I can’t see it in public sector bank.


  15. Sir, guide me, i got selected as sub inspector of police in tamilnadu, my upsc preparations are in full swing, therefore i need extension, on what grounds can i avail it? Is it possible to get extension in police dept. ? If yes what is the maximum period?

  16. sir, i was granted an extention of 3 months by central excise, chennai , period is over now, meanwhile i have requested for another 6 months but no reply is yet given, As I have got no reply and ext period is over now, can they make this a point and terminate the offer???

    • Gyanendra sir i also selected for Chennai zone in excise dept. in 2014 CGL

      can u plz tell me how you got your first 3 months extension step by step??
      did you produce/attach/send any proof along with extension letter?? like govt hospital medical report if my base of extension is on medical grounds.
      How u knw u got ur extension…through email or letter and after how much time??
      plz tell me sir.

      • i didnt gave any support document. write a letter in which first u express your willingness to serve.and then very politely request them to grant extention. in my case i asked it on family grounds,i did,t write much about personal problems ( including medical ),but whatever i wrote was in very polite language. u may give detail s of ur problem. i think its upto them whether they ask for support docu or not. my friend in trichi zone were asked to provide med documents. make sure that ur letter reach them before deadline. they will send u a letter afterwards confirming ur extention and new date of joining. i got their reply much after the last date.

  17. Sir i selected for CBEC excise in Chennai zone.

    I want to ask Is it necessary to produce/attach/send any proof along with extension letter?? like govt hospital medical report if my base of extension is on medical grounds.

    plz help thanks

  18. Sir,

    I am 29. I wrote UPSC mains 2013-14 year but could not clear it. SSC is the only other exam in which i appeared kueki 28 k baad waise bhi nahi de pata. Unfortunately, i could get only non interview post (TA CBEC).

    Now i want to get max possible extension so that i can give one last try to upsc and also other better govt jobs (exams which i had ignored earlier to focus on upsc).

    i have gone thru ur previous posts but i still have a query regarding extension:

    1. Will i be asked to produce any documentary proof (at any stage) for taking extension on medical grounds. If yes, will certificate from “just any doctor” will suffice?

    2. which medical ground would be the “safest bahana”.

    Please help me out.

  19. sir can i get 9 Months extension to complete the probation period in previos job so that my pay will get protected.plz reply sir.

  20. Sir
    I got extension for 3 months, but the letter from central excise bangalore clearly says “no further extension will be granted under any circumstances”.
    So will the 6 months extension be granted if I request for the same?

  21. Sir ,
    agar 6 month ke bad bi extension chaiye ho toh kya procedure hai, concern dept le leni hogi ya dopt dega…….aur ground hoga…..please guide us………

  22. Hello Sir, I failed in 1 subject in my final year computer engineering. However, i will be appyling for rechecking of that paper, but the results of rechecking are declared in october end. If my paper is not cleared in rechecking then i will be clearing that paper in Nov exam and results of that exam will be declared by Jan 2017. So, am i eligible for SSC exam or further for any post?
    I will have my passing degree by Nov if my paper is cleared in rechecking or else in Jan 2017. At which stage am i required to submit my proof of graduate degree?

  23. Dear sir
    Mera cisf si ka joining letter aa chuka 20 oct ko report krna hai
    mei 15-20 din baad join krna chahta hu
    agar mei extension k liye na apply kru
    Or joining letter ko ignore kr du
    To next reminder letter aane me 10-15 din lag jayenge tab ja kr join kr lo usi batch me
    kya ye possible hai

  24. Sir
    Agar ham extension jete hai to next batch jab start hoga tab uske sath training start hogi
    Koi short cut btao sir g
    Kyoki only 15-20 din ki delay chahiye joining me
    Taki baad me usi batch me join kr sku

  25. Sir, I have already taken 3+3 month extension for six appointment, I want to know after how much time can I take without pay leave for further period of 6 months.

  26. Sir, can I take without pay leave after one week of joining ssc for 1 year. I have already taken 3+3 month extension, now I want to join for 4-5 days and after that want to take leave without pay for one yr, is it possible?

  27. R/Sir,
    Sir, I got an offer appointment letter to join on/before 30/04/2016 thereafter I timely accepted and have taken 02 extension up to 29/09/2016. But from May-Sept I got 05 months extension and dept saying that we have given 06 months extension to me, is it right? Moreover, my family circumstances not allowing to join there, is it possible to get me 03 months more extension for the same?
    Sir pls reply asap
    with regards

  28. Hello Sir,
    Sir, I got the post of Auditor in C&AG, n my joining date is 13 January 2016. But i want to take extension in my joining not much but only of 2 months.
    Will I get this extension? If yes, then what is the procedure of applying for it?

    • Dipesh gupta ji kindly assist me …facing through same problem…mu number is 7355378479 kindly assist me sir

  29. Sir ,I got appointment offer letter@grade pay 5400 from NIELIT an autonomous body under ministry of electronics & IT. I send mail for extension of 3months due to father’s medical condition but while talking they told as I was in 2nd merit list and time has been elapsed more and new recruitment process is going so u can get extension only for a few days but I urgently require for min 1 month extension. What to do now?? Plz mail

  30. Sir ssc cgl 2015 me mera selection auditor me hua maine extn ki app bheji lekin unhone mera extn cancle kar dia aur mujhe next date di joining ki lekin maine wapas extn ki app bheji lekin is bar office ne mera applointment(candidature) cancle kar issue date 25/11/2016 of joining letter.lekin office ne 3 month se pehle he mera appointment camcle kar dia.but acc. To dopt rule aap 6 month ka extn le sakte hai. Sir ab mujhe kia karna chahiye. Please rply karo jaldi se jaldi.

  31. Sir
    Mera AMU me nursing officer ke post pe selection hua h….or me presente time me M.Sc Nursing final year ka student hu….muge 6 month ka extension chaeye but AMU wale mere ko mana kar rahe h…bol rahe h ki aass koi rule nahi h…sir plzz mere help kare me 3,4 din se roj request kar raha hu but koi answer nahi milta h…..or yahi bolte h ki written me leke aaoo…ki extension ke rule ke bare me

  32. I am selected as postal inspector in cgl 2012. Mera joining abhi tk nhi aaya. Pta krne pe pta chala ki document verification k liye gya h. 3 saal se mera joining awaited h. Plz mujhe ye btaye ki ye kb tk pending rahega. Abhi tk ek bhi offer of appointment nhi aaya h. What to do?

  33. Sir,
    Plz tell if i join any group b post through ssc cgl and after joining want to go on leave without pay for 6- 9 months, then is it possible?

  34. Sir,
    Plz give me latest DOPT circular regarding Extension in Joining time in Income Tax Department(Through SSC exam)..
    Thanking You in Anticipation.

  35. Hi All,
    I have got a letter from CISF NISA your joining letter lapse due to non attending basic training.
    i have got 3 letter for joining i replied each letter and asked for extension but they did not consider it.
    Please suggest what should i do.


  36. Sir
    I have selected in cpo SI in cisf
    Now i want to take extension of a minimum 3 months

    Is this possible sir ?

    If yes ghan what should i do ?
    Please help me sir

  37. Sir maine 2014 me maharashtra post ki postal assistant exam di thi…Us exam ke result pe stay tha..Lekin ab result aa jayega..Tab main engineering ke first year me tha lekin ab final year me hu ….Ab ek semester baki hai…Kya mujhe degree khatam karne ke liye extension mil sakta hai. Please reply me on

  38. Sir I am select in Delhi police constable and my present job in Indian Army .now my joining in DP July and I will came pension after 9 month .what I can join Delhi police

  39. Sir , I have been selected in SSB SI post through SSC-CPO 2016 exam . I have also received the joining letter on 23rd april, 2018 .I had requested for extension to SSB on medical grounds . I have sent the extension letter to both SSB HQ ,delhi and SSB,training centre . My question – Do any competent authority give extension for 6 months at one go or do they first give 3 months of extension and then again give 3 months of extension on request step by step ??

  40. Sir I have not received any reply of extension ( i had requested for 6 months of extension of joining date due to my sickness – Jaundice from Hepatitis A infection )even after 3 months of issueing of Joining letter .My joining was on 23rd April ,2018 . Now since they have not send me any reply ,what does it mean ?? How can i be sure that they have not terminated my appointment ?? If they arbitrarily cancel my appointment without intimating me ,Do i have right in regards to extension to go to court ??

    • no one can terminate your job without any intimation. if they have not replied , go read their last letters if they have written no further commionation will be done , etc type lines in last letter.

      otherwise go to office and contact directly regarding matter

  41. Sir i am selected in ssc mts. I want to get extension how can I get ? Kya mujhe personally ja kar form Jama karna hoga? Medical Ke alawa Kisi other ground pe extension mil Sakti hai?

    • same problem h ..mera bhi ssc mts PR.AGM(A&E) banglore mey huaa h..3 august 2018 h joining date..extension kaisi miltha h..wha department mey jana pdye gaa..yha ghar sey hi letter send krdey..department ko..
      my contact no. is 8814808388..please reply..agr tumhara hota h tho..

  42. Sir I am selected as Tax Assistant in CBDT through CGL 2016. My joining is yet to come but i have received mail from IT dept regarding document verification and also been allotted a region. I wanted to get extension for 3-4 months as I am also preparing for UPSC mains 2018. Will I get extension? How should I proceed for the same?

    • Same problem. I am ITI and I also requested for an extension yet no reply has come from the department even though the last date of joining has gone on 6 June. I will now go to the office to ask for extension as they are not giving me a proper answer when I call them.

  43. Sir, i am in mtech 3rd sem. Can i get extension for the period of completing my mtech ( approax 9-10 months) for ibps so it officer???

  44. hi sir..mera ssc mts pr.agm(a&e) department banglore..mey selection huaa h..3 august thak joining time h ..sir m extension lena chaitha hu..sir please can u tell me..kee sir wha department mey jana pdye gaa kya sir extension kee application denye yha ghar sey hi by speedpost send kr dey..concern department mey..
    sir please reply.krna..

      • Thanks for reply sir..
        Mera extension 2 months thak hi huaa sir department walye keh rhye h kee 2 months kaa hi miltha h..bcz mera letter ek months phlye 27june 2018 ko issue huaa h esly ek month wo bhi count kr liya unhonye 3oct 2018 thak hi extension mila sir …
        Ab sir next 3 months key extension key liye kya krna pdye gaa phlye 3months key liye tho sir mnye mail send kee thi unko sir and medical report attach kee thi sath mey..
        Ab 3 months kee or lena chatha hu extension sir bcz or exam aanye walye h sir ..tho kya reason du sir department koo kee wo 3months kaa extension dey dye..fake medical bn nhi rha sir government hospital sey…tho kya possible reason du department ko sir kee wo 3months kaa extension dey dye..
        Sir please reply krna

  45. Sir mera ib acio mein selection hua hai..and abhi tk sirf verification hi hua ..joining ka kuch pata nahi h..but i want to go to delhi for upsc coaching..classes august se start hai..9-10 months chalegi classes…neither i want to lose this job nor miss the coaching..I want to take extension before training starts..Please guide me ..extension lene mein koi dikkat to nahi hogi?? ..on what grounds should i take extension..Please help..

  46. Sir, mera indian army jammu m UDC m selection hua h. separate exam tha ssc ka nai tha.. joining last date 25 August ki h pr 24 ko delhi m exam h ssc ka..kya kru? kya joining extension mil skta h? colonel s baat kri phn p to mna krdia unhone.

  47. sir if i am selected in ssc chsl at deo post under cag then can i complete my graduation from ignou if i am in ba 2nd year ?

  48. hello Sir/mam namaste, i have got offer letter dated 20 Sep 2018, for Scientist/Senior tech. assistant job in NIC, posting place is NIC Sikkim.they have said to report in person before 31 Oct, 2018.Actually sir i am writing UPSC mains this year ,though the preparation is not excellent but i am sure i will reach to the Interview Stage which will occur in late feb or march 2019.
    Sir tell me would i be getting an extension of atleast 6 months ? and what reason should i mention for the same , saying them about UPSC will be okay or not??
    Waiting for ur reply,thanks in advance.

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