SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2023, Check age limit, educational qualifications and other details here

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Thu, 11 Jan 2024 11:14 AM IST

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Want to know SSC CGL Eligibility, Age Limit? Get to know age limit, educational qualifications, and number of attempts along with other details here at Safalta.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria: The SSC CGL Exam is organized by the Staff Selection Commission to find people for different Group B and C jobs. If you're getting ready for the exam and want to apply, you need to know all about the rules to qualify for SSC CGL. These rules involve things like your age, education, and more. If you don't meet these rules, your application might get canceled. Read this article to learn all about SSC CGL eligibility criteria. 

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Table of Content

  1. SSC CGL Exam Overview
  2. SSC CGL Eligibility 
  3. Nationality 
  4. Age Limit 
  5. Educational Qualification 
  6. Physical Fitness
  7. Number Of Attempts
 

SSC CGL Exam Overview

The overview of the SSC CGL Exam is as follows:

Name Of Exam

SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) 

Conducted By

Staff Selection Commission

Conducted For

Recruitment of Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff at the central government department level

Level

 India

Selection stages

Tier-I: Online

Tier-II: online

 

Exam frequency 

once a year
 

Mode of exam

Online

Candidate  Selection

Number of candidates for Group B and C posts in ministries/departments/organizations of the Government of India

Languages

English, Hindi, and other regional languages

SSC CGL Eligibility 2023

SSC CGL eligibility is defined as per the following categories:
  • Nationality
  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualification
  • Physical Fitness Standards
The essential details related to eligibility are as follows;
 
SSC CGL Eligibility  Details
Nationality Indian or Indian Origin or subject of Nepal/Bhutan
e (Overview) Between 18 and 32 years based on different posts (Relaxation to reserved category)
Educational Qualification Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
 

 
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SSC CGL Eligibility: Nationality

A candidate must be
  • A Citizen Of India (or)
  • A Citizen Of Nepal (or)
  • A Citizen Of  Bhutan (or)
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India, before the 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India.
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam to settle in India permanently.
Candidates can see the SSC Exam Calendar 2022 here.

SSC CGL Eligibility: Age Limit

Candidates must be between 18 to 32 years of age to be eligible to apply for the SSC CGL Exam. The post-wise details of the age limit are as follows:
 
Name of Post Ministry/ Department/Office/ Cadre Age Limit

Assistant Audit Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG

Not exceeding 30 years. 

Assistant Accounts Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG

 

 

 

Not exceeding 30 years. 

Assistant Section Officer

Central Secretariat Service

20-30 years

Assistant Section Officer

Intelligence Bureau

Not exceeding 30 years. 

Assistant Section Officer

Ministry of Railway

20-30 years

Assistant Section Officer

Ministry of External Affairs

20-30 years assistant

Section Officer

AFHQ

20-30 years

Assistant 

Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations 

18-30 years

Assistant 

Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations 

20-30 years assistant

Section Officer

Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations

Not exceeding 30 years. 

Inspector of Income Tax

CBDT

 

Not exceeding 30 years

Inspector,

(Central Excise)

CBIC           

 

 

 

 

Not exceeding 30 years

 

Inspector

(Preventive

Officer)

Inspector (Examiner)

Assistant Enforcement Officer

Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue

Up to 30 years

Sub Inspector

Central Bureau of Investigation  

20-30 years

Inspector Posts

Department of Post

18-30 years

Inspector  

Central Bureau of Narcotics

Not exceeding 30 years

Assistant 

Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations 

Not exceeding 30 years

Assistant/ Superintendent

Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations 

Not exceeding 30 years

Divisional Accountant

Offices under C&AG  

Not exceeding 30 years

Sub Inspector

National Investigation Agency (NIA)

Up to 30 years junior

r Statistical Officer

M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation.

Up to 32 years

Auditor

Offices under C&AG

18-27 years

Auditor

Other Ministry/ Departments 

18-27 years

Auditor

Offices under CGDA

18-27 years

Accountant

Offices under C&AG

18-27 years

Accountant/ Junior Accountant

Other Ministry/ Departments

18-27 

Years

Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks 

 

Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres.

18-27 years

x Assistant

CBDT

18-27 years

x Assistant

CBIC

18-27 years

Sub-Inspector 

Central Bureau of Narcotics

18-27 years


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SSC CGL Birth Date 


Candidates can now ensure they meet the eligibility as per the age limit by checking their Birth date as per the Birth Certificate. The required birth date as per the SSC CGL Eligibility is as follows:
 

Age Limit

Remarks

For the posts for which the age limit is 18-27 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1995 and not later than 01-01-2004. 

For the posts for which the age limit is 20-30 year

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1992 and not later than 01-01-2002.

For the posts for which the age limit is 18-30, the candidates

e must be born not earlier than 02-01-1992 and not later than 01-01-2004.

For the post for which the age limit is 18-32, the candidate

e must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-2004.


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SSC CGL Age Limit Relaxation


There is age relaxation provided to candidates appearing for the  SSC CGL Exam. The details of the age relaxation are as follows:
 
Category Upper Limit Age relaxations
C/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PH 10 years
H + OBC 13 years
H + SC/ST 1relaxations
 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 the application
Ex-Servicemen (SC & ST) 08 years (3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of an application for
Group B posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/ Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as of the closing date for receipt of application 5 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC)) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as of the closing date for receipt of application 8 (5 +3) years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as of the closing date for receipt of application 10 (5+5) years
For Group C posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/ Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as of the closing date for receipt of applications p to 40 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC)) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as of the closing date for receipt of applications p to 43 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as of the closing date for receipt of applications p to 45 years of candidates
s who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (Unreserved/ General) 5 years candidates
s who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (OBC) 8 years candidates
s 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 defense
e Personnel disabled in op
operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (Unreserved/ General)
5 years defense
e 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 of defense
e 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: Educational Qualification


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The educational qualifications for different posts are as follows:
Post Educational Qualification

Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) 

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level (or)

 Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO)

Desirable Qualification: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant Company Secretary or Master in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.

Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized university

 Investigator Grade-II Bachelor’s

 Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognized University or Institute. The candidates must have studied Statistics as a subject in all three years of the graduation course. 

Assistant in National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT)  Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute

Desirable Qualifications: Degree in law from a recognized university.
Research Assistant in National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute

Desirable Qualifications: Minimum one-year research experience in any recognized university (or) recognized Research Institution
Degree in Law or Human Rights from a recognized university.
 

Other Post

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

  

SSC CGL Eligibility: Physical Fitness Standards

There are different physical standards for different posts. The details are as follows:

Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer), Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN:  

For Male Candidates
  • (i) Physical Standards:

Height 157.5 cm. 

Chest 81 cm (fully expanded with a minimum expansion of 5 cm.)

Height relaxable by 5 cm in the case of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas, and members of Scheduled Tribes.

 

  • (ii) Physical Test:
Physical Test For Male Candidates For Female Candidates
Walking 1600 metres in 15 minutes 1 km in 20 min
Cycling 8 Km in 30 minutes 3 km in 25 min

Persons with disabilities applying for the position of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer) must meet the physical requirements, including height, chest size, and weight, as specified for the position.

However, the following physical test accommodations are permitted for candidates with orthopedic disabilities:
  • For the OL and OAL categories, the "Walking" exam shall be required.
  • In the case of the OA, OL, and OAL categories, the "Cycling" test shall not be required.


For Female Candidates
  • (i) Physical standards (Minimum requirement)

Height:  152 cm.

Weight:  48 Kgs.

Height relaxable by 2.5 cms. 

Weight relaxable by 2 Kg. for Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese, and members of Scheduled Tribes.

  • (ii)Physical Test:
    • Walking -  1 Km. in 20 minutes.
    • Cycling - 3 Kms. km25 minutes.
 

Physical standards for the Post of Sub-Inspector in the National Investigation Agency:

Sex Height Chest Vision
Male 165 cm A minimum of 76 cm 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 the other eye
Female 152 cm - Same
 


Physical standards for the Post of Sub-Inspector in the Central Bureau of Investigation: 

Sex Height Chest Vision 
Male The height must not be less than 165 cm for General category candidates.
Height can be relaxed for hill and tribal candidates by up to 5 cm
A minimum of 76 cm 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 the other eye
Female 150 cms. Same

SSC CGL Eligibility: Documents Required For Verification

The applicants who appear, are shortlisted, and requested to appear for the Document Verification must present all of the credentials demonstrating their qualifications for the positions.

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  • Matriculation/ Secondary Certificate
  • Educational Qualification Certificate
  • Caste/ Category Certificate (if belong to reserved categories)
  • Persons with Disabilities Certificate(if applicable).
  • For Ex-Servicemen (ESM)
    • Serving Defense Personnel Certificate (if applicable)
    • Proof of undertaking
    • Discharge Certificate (in the case of discharge from the Armed Forces)
  • Relevant Certificate for the age relaxation
  • Certificate for Civilian Employees by the Central Government
  • No Objection Certificate (if already employed in Government/ Government undertakings)
  • Any other document specified in the Admission Certificate issued for SSC CGL Document Verification.
 
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SSC CGL Eligibility: Number of Attempts

There is no restriction on the number of attempts for the SSC CGL Exam. Candidates can appear for the exam as many times as they want provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria mentioned above.

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All those candidates who are preparing for the exam and wish to apply for it must be aware of the complete SSC CGL eligibility criteria. Candidates should fulfill the requirements of parameters of age limit, educational qualification and so on. 

What is the minimum age limit to be eligible for SSC CGL Exam?

The minimum age limit to be eligible for SSC CGL Exam is 18 years.

What is the maximum age limit to be eligible for SSC CGL Exam?

 The maximum age limit to be eligible for SSC CGL Exam is 32 years.

What are the maximum number of attempts for SSC CGL Exam?

There is no restriction on the number of attempts for the SSC CGL Exam.

What is the minimum basic educational qualification for SSC CGL Exam?

Candidates should have completed graduation from a recognised college or university to be eligible for SSC CGL Exam.

Is upper age limit relaxation provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories applying for SSC CCGL Exam?

Yes, upper age limit relaxation is provided to candidates belonging to reserved category candidates applying for SSC CGL Exam.

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