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SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit, Qualification Details & Percentage

Updated On - November 21st 2018 by ANUPAMA SINGH

SSC CGL Eligibility mandates a candidate to hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university/ institution. Eligibility criteria vary as per the post for SSC CGL.

The following article elaborates on details such as age, academic qualifications and number of attempts that are pre-requisites before applying for the examination.

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Candidates must ensure they satisfy all the necessary conditions before initiating the registration procedure.​ The official schedule will be released shortly. Know aboutCGL Application Form

SSC CGL Age Limit

  • Aspirants applying for SSC CGL must not be less than 18 years and cannot be more than 32 years of age (as on August 1, 2018).
  • Lower and upper limit of age varies for each post.
  • Age of candidates as present in the 10th/12th certificates will be considered.

Age limit for the different posts is given in the table below.

PostSSC CGL Age LimitNot born earlier than (date)Not born later than (date)GroupGrade Pay (INR)Post Code
CBEC (Tax Assistant)20 -2702.08.199101.08.1998C2400@
Central Vigilance Commission (Assistant)18-2702.08.199101.08.2000B4600B
Ministry of Railway (Assistant)B4600D
Ministry of External Affairs (Assistant)B4600E
AFHQ (Assistant)B4600G
Other Ministries/Departments/ Organizations (Assistant)B4600H
Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations (Assistant)B4200I
CBDT (Inspector of Income Tax)C4600J
CBEC (Inspector, (Central Excise))B4600K
CBEC (Inspector Preventive Officer)B4600L
CBEC (Inspector (Examiner))B4600M
Department of Post (Inspector of Posts)B4200P
Offices under CAG (Divisional Accountant)C4200Q
Central Bureau of Narcotics (Inspector)B4200S
Offices under C&AG (Auditor)C2800T
Offices under CGDA (Auditor)C2800U
Offices under CGA & others (Auditor)C2800V
Offices under C&AG (Accountant/ Junior Accountant)C2800W
Offices under CGA & others (Accountant/ Junior Accountant)C2800X
Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres (Senior Secretariat Assistant)C2400Y
CBDT (Tax Assistant)C2400Z
Registrar General of India (Compiler)C2400$
Central Bureau of Narcotics (Sub-Inspector)18-2502.08.199301.08.2000C2400#
Intelligence Bureau (Assistant)21-2702.08.198801.08.1998B4600C
Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue (Assistant Enforcement Officer)Up to 30 years02.08.198801.08.2000B4600N
National Investigation Agency NIA (Sub Inspector)B4200%
M/o Statistics & Prog. Implementation. Statistical Investigator Grade IIUp to 32 years02.08.198601.08.2000B4200R

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria- Age Relaxation

SSC offers a provision of age relaxation for candidates from all reserved categories. Candidates must keep in mind the SSC Age Limit before filling the application form.

Relaxation of upper age limit for the various categories is shown in the table below.

CategoryUpper Limit Age relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PH10 years
PH + OBC13 years
PH + SC/ST15 years
(For Group B & C posts) Ex-Servicemen( Unreserved/General )03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)06 years(3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
Ex-Servicemen (SC & ST)08years(3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
For Group B posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application5 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC)) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application8 (5 +3) years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application10(5+5) years
For Group C posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of applicationUp to 40 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC)) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of applicationUp to 43 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of applicationUp to 45 years of age
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(Unreserved/General)5 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(OBC)8 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( SC/ST)10 years
For Group "C" posts only. Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(Unreserved/General)Up to 35 years of age
Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(OBC)Up to 38 years of age
Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(SC/ST)Up to 40 years of age
Defense Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.( Unreserved/General)5 years
Defense Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.( OBC)8(5+3) years
Defense Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof ( SC/ST)10(5+5)years

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SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria- Nationality

SC CGL Eligibility Criteria as per Nationality mandates a candidate to be a resident of the prescribed states only.  Candidates belonging to these states will be eligible to apply for SSC CGL. An applicant must fulfill any one of the following conditions:

  • He must be an Indian Citizen
  • He must be a Subject of Nepal/Bhutan
  • He must be a Tibetan refugee who moved to India, before 1962, with the intention of settling down permanently in India.
  • He must be a Person of Indian Origin who has moved to India from Burma, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia, Zaire and Vietnam with intention of settling down permanently in India.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria- Educational Qualification

Candidates must check the SSC exam qualification details for the post. The basic requirement is the undergraduate level bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institution.

Other academic qualifications corresponding to the different posts are given below.

Statistical Investigator Grade II

Basic Qualification: Any Bachelor’s Degree from recognized University or Institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at Higher Secondary (12th or equivalent) level OR Any Bachelor’s Degree from recognized University or Institute with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

Assistant Audit Officer

Basic Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute

Additional Qualification: Cost & Management Accountant / Chartered Accountant / Company Secretary /Masters in Commerce/Business Studies/Business Administration (Finance)/ Business Economics. Check out SSC CGL AAO job profile.

Compiler

Basic Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University or Institution. Additionally, candidates must have studied either Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or elective subject.

Assistant Section Officer (CSS)

Basic Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute

Additional Qualification: In addition to the basic Undergraduate Degree, candidates must also qualify in theComputer Proficiency Test.


SSC CGL Eligibility: Physical Fitness Requirements

Physical Standards for the Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive officer)

SexHeightChestWeight
Male157.5 cmChest must be 81 cm with a minimum of 5 cm expansion. Note: The Garhwali, Assamese, Gorkhas and the Scheduled Tribes Candidates have been given a relaxation of 5 cm.        –
Female152 Cm. height can be relaxed by 2.5 cmWeight must be 48 kgs. Note: The Garhwali, Assamese, Gorkhas and the Scheduled Tribes Candidates have been given a weight relaxation of 2 kgs.

Check SSC CGL 2018 Inspector Job Profile and Pay Scale

Standards for Physical Test

The candidates must also see the physical standard as per the Physical Test is considered:

SexWalkingCycling
MaleThe candidates will have to cover 1600 meters in 15 minutesThe candidates will have to walk 8 kMs in 30 minutes.
FemaleThe candidates will have to cover 1000 meters in 15 minutes.The candidates will have to walk 3  in 25 minutes.

Physical Standards for Sub-Inspector in CBI

The candidates should check the required physical standards for SI in CBI as per the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2018:

SexRequired HeightChest MeasureVision required
MaleThe height must not be less than 165 cms for General category candidates.
Height can be relaxed for Hill and tribal candidates by up to 5 cms
A minimum of 76 cms With expansion.
  • Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
  • Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
  • Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in .
Female150 cms.Same

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria FAQs

Ques. Are the students in their final year of graduation also eligible for SSC CGL?

A. You cannot apply for the SSC CGL Exam if you have not cleared your Graduation. For all the posts offered through SSC CGL exam, it is mandatory to be a graduate.

Ques. My D.O.B is 06th July 1987 and I have completed 28 years of Age. As per notification from SSC If the age will be computed from 01st Aug, then I would be running with my 30th Age. My D.O.B is 06th July 1987 and I am falling under OBC category, Can I appear for SSC CGL 2018 by claiming age relaxation. Will it be counted as 30 or 31?

A. Yes, you can apply for SSC CGLE 2018, after taking relaxations allowed for OBC Category i.e. of 3 years. As you will be completing 30 years on 6th July 2018 and SSC exam conducting authorities will be taking into consideration the ‘Candidates’ Age’ as calculated on 1.8.2018, then it will be counted as 30 and not 31.

Ques. I am 30+ and belong to SC category but got married to a guy who belongs to gen category. Am I eligible to apply for SSC CGL 2018 by claiming sc category?

A. You can apply for the SSC CGL Exam and take the benefits of SC Category. You will have to produce the necessary caste certificates for availing the category relaxations and benefits.

Ques. I got only 46% in graduation. Am I eligible for SSC CGL 2018?

A. Yes you are eligible for SSC CGL Exam 2018, as the first and minimum eligibility condition required for taking the Graduate Level Exam is Graduation.

Ques. Are Engineers eligible for this exam having B.E. in Electrical and Electronics?

A. Any Graduate can apply for the SSC CGL Exam. Apart from few SSC CGL Posts like that of Compiler, Statistical Investigator Grade II and Assistant (CSS) require Graduation in specific streams.

Ques. My age is 34. I met with an accident & now I am physically 42% ortho handicapp from general category. Am I eligible for age relaxation in PH category?

A. Yes you are eligible to take SSC CGL 2018 Exam, as the relaxation provided is of 10 years for Physically Handicapped Candidates in the upper age limit.

Ques. Can I apply for CGL income tax officer post? As I use spectacle and my eye is minor weak, suggest me and if not than what post can I apply for?

A. Yes, you are eligible to apply for SSC CGL Income Tax Officer Post, as this post doesn’t have any specific rules set for vision.

Ques. May I know which post are interview and non interview post respectively?

A. As of January 1, 2018, no interviews are applicable for any of the SSC CGL Posts. The para 9.2 of the official notification for SSC CGL Recruitment 2018 clearly states that – “9.2 Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview.”

Ques. Is it true that acceptance of form by SSC CGL makes a candidate eligible to sit for the exams but in verification process he/she will be declared ineligible for the post if the age is found more than the maximum age prescribed in the notification. So one should not hold any expectation of getting selected even if he/ she clears all the tiers?

A. Yes, your age should be according to the criteria set by the commission.

Ques. My height is 160 cms, Can I apply for inspector income tax and other inspector posts? What are the other inspector posts that I am eligible for?

A. Yes you are eligible for Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer) posts.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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18 Comments
mehul sharma

SIR I got 64% in 12th but i got 52%in mathematics and now i am student of B.Sc. final year. Am i eligibli for SSC CGL?

05 Mar, 2019 21:52
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Mehul, sorry, you are not eligible for applying in SSC CGL as the minimum marks in mathematics required are 60%.

05 Mar, 2019 23:08
Aakanksha Singh

Sir mera Graduation 13 aug 2018 ko hua h Maine ssc cgl 2018 apply kiya tha to Mai eligible hu ssc cgle2018 ke liye plz reply Sir....

20 Feb, 2019 18:06
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Aakanksha, yes, you are eligible for the exam.

20 Feb, 2019 18:33
Deepak

I need complete information about SSC CGL. Last date of application and information on the exam.

02 Feb, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Deepak, the notification for SSC CGL 2019 is not out yet. We will let you know as soon as the notification is released.

02 Feb, 2019 10:54
sreeja s

Sir, Am 20/05/1987 born. Am I eligible for SSC CGL. Pls reply

01 Feb, 2019 14:34
Parteet Singh

Sir , in my 10 marksheet my father's surname is different from 12 marksheet can it be create any problem in documents verification in ssc cgl .and can it be solve by an affidavit .?

01 Feb, 2019 11:35
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Parteet, you can contact the organization for the clarification of the problem or you may visit the official website for the related information.

01 Feb, 2019 12:29
krishnu

I will be graduated in may/june 2019. Can I apply for ssc cgl?

28 Jan, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Krishnu, yes you may apply for the SSC CGL in the coming session i.e in CGL 2019.

28 Jan, 2019 12:22
k s v ramakrishna manavalli

Hi sbhobhna I completed btech civil 58.5% and 12th 54% and 10th 74%may I eligible for Ssc

15 Mar, 2019 10:29
Monika Content

Hello K S V Ramakrishna, Yes you are eligible for the exam.

15 Mar, 2019 12:39
siva kumar

Am i apply the ssc cgL. my Hight is 150 cm, and l second class

25 Jan, 2019 12:23
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Siva, No, you are not eligible. The minimum requirement for male candidates is 157.5 cm.

25 Jan, 2019 16:49
sai saketh

hi sir i am saketh i have health issue (i have got 2 stunts in my heart and pacemker device ) and my age was 25 years , sir can i eligible to SSC CGL

23 Jan, 2019 13:18
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Saketh, You may please contact on the following number 24361359, 24360120 to get the relevant information.

23 Jan, 2019 17:43
Deepak Sharma

Mam i have completed my mechanical engg degree after 3 yrs of diploma.. My age is 28 yr (5/11/1991).. can i apply in CBI Stream..?? And what other streams i am eligible with 57% degree and open category..??

23 Jan, 2019 11:25
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Deepak, Yes you can apply for the CBI Department. For other departments, you may please check the eligibility given above.

23 Jan, 2019 15:48
Khushi

My height is 149 cm female Am I eligible for ssc cgl for any inspector post or any other post?

18 Jan, 2019 00:20
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Khushi, The Physical Standards for the Inspector post for female candidates is 152 cms (height can be relaxed by 2.5 cm).

18 Jan, 2019 11:08

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