SSC CGL Eligibility [Updated] 2022, Check age limit, educational qualifications and other details here

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Sat, 25 Jun 2022 10:20 PM 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.

Are you aware of the SSC Eligibility Criteria? SSC CGL Exam is one of the most important exams held by Staff Selection Commission to recruit candidates for various Group B and Group C positions. Candidates who wish to take the SSC CGL Exam should be aware of the SSC CGL eligibility requirements otherwise, their registration may be terminated at any point of the examination. In the most recent announcement, SSC introduced a few new vacancies, and the eligibility criteria for the same have been revised in this article.
  • Nationality: Should be an Indian Citizen.
  • Age Limit: As per SSC age limit for male candidates is 20 to 32 years. 
  • Age limit relaxations are as per the government rules.
  • Educational Qualifications: Candidates should have passed graduation from a recognized university.
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Candidates must fulfill the eligibility conditions set by the commission in order to appear for the examination. Read this article to know SSC CGL eligibility criteria in detail.  If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our SSC Sarvottam Batch: Enroll In Live Class By Safalta Now!

 

Table of Contents

  1. SSC CGL Exam Overview
  2. SSC CGL Eligibility 2022
    1. Nationality 
    2. Age Limit 
    3. Educational Qualification 
    4. Physical Fitness
    5. Number Of Attempts
 

SSC CGL Exam Overview

The overview of SSC CGL Exam is as follows:

Name Of Exam

SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) 2020

Conducted by

Staff Selection Commission

Conducted For

Recruitment of Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff in central government

Exam level

All India

Vacancies

7,035

Selection stages

Tier-I: Online

Tier-II: online

Tier-III: Offline

Skill Test if applicable

Time for Each Stage

Tier-I: 60 minutes

Tier-II: 120 minutes for each paper

Tier-III: 60 minutes

 

 

Exam frequency

Once a year
 

Mode of exam

Online

Conducted For

Selection of candidates for Group B and C posts in ministries/departments/organisations of the Government of India

Languages

English, Hindi and other regional languages


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SSC CGL Eligibility 2022

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
Age (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 Criteria: 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 over to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling 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 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
 

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit

Candidates must be between 18 to 32 years of age to be eligible to apply for SSC CGL Exam. The post-wise details of 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 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

Tax Assistant

CBDT

18-27 years

Tax 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 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 age limit is 20-30 years

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

For the posts for which age limit is 18-30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1992 and not later than 01-01-2004.

For the post for which age limit is 18-32 years

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



 

SSC CGL Age Relaxations 


There is age relaxation provided to candidates appearing for SSC CGL Exam. The details of the age relaxation are as follows:
Category Upper Limit Age relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PH 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 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 (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 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 application 5 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 application 8 (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 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 on closing date for receipt of application Up 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 application Up 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 application Up 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 op
eration 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: Educational Qualification

The educational qualification 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 or Company Secretary or Masters 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

Statistical 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 the three years of the graduation course.

Other Post

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

 

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria: 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:
    • Walking - 1600 meters in 15 minutes.
    • Cycling -  8 Kms.  in 30  minutes.
For Female Candidates
  • (i) Physical standards (Minimum requirement)

Height:  152 cms.

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. in 25 minutes.
 

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

Sex Height Chest Vision
Male 165 cm 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 the other eye
Female 159 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 cms for General category candidates.
Height can be relaxed for hill and tribal candidates by up to 5 cms
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
 
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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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