The Full form of SSC is Staff Selection Commission. The Staff Selection Commission conducts combined examinations every year to make recruitment to Group C (non-technical) & Group B (non-gazetted- both technical & non-technical) posts in departments of Government of India. The Staff Selection Commission is also assigned the task of conducting Departmental Examinations for, promotion from Group D to LDC Grade, Promotion from LDC to UDC Grade and promotion from Stenographers Grade D to Stenographers Grade C besides holding Periodical Typewriting Tests in English & Hindi. It has a nationwide network of 9 Regional/Sub-regional Offices located at Allahabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi & Sub-regional offices located at Chandigarh & Raipur. The age limits are different for different posts and are to be confirmed from the Notice of examination published in the Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar. Generally, the age limits are 18 to 27 years on the crucial date. The age concession in the upper age limit for SC/STs is 5 years, for OBCs it is 3 years and for physically handicapped candidates it is 10 years. For widows, divorced women and judicially separated women, the age limit is 35 years for UR category; 40 years for SC/ST women and 38 years for OBC women.