SSC CGL Eligibility 2021: Check Age Limit & Qualification

The factors that affect the eligibility of the CGL exam include educational qualification, age limit, nationality, and physical fitness. You must fulfill the SSC CGL Eligibility conditions set by the Staff Selection Commission in order to apply for the exam.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2021

The main eligibility required for the CGL exam is that a candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized University and he/she age must be between 18-32 years to fill the online form.

  • Candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply for the CGL 2021 exam. However, they must possess Essential qualifications on or before 01 January 2021.
  • The only candidates who will satisfy the eligibility criteria are eligible to fill the SSC CGL Application Form 2021.
  • The candidature will get cancelled if you do not meet the SSC CGL Qualification 2021.

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SSC CGL Nationality 2021

As per the SSC CGL citizenship criteria, a candidate applying for CGL 2021 exam must satisfy the following criteria:

  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal (or) Bhutan
  • Also, a refugee from Tibet who came to India before January 1, 1962, with an objective to settle in India permanently.
  • Moreover, a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam with an objective to settle in India permanently.

SSC CGL Education Qualification 2021

Candidates must have a graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by Central Government on or before 01 January 2021.

Post Name Educational Qualification Eligibility 
Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO) Essential Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree from a Recognized University or Institute.

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.

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.
Statistical Investigator Grade II Graduation in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects. Candidates must have studied Statistics as a subject in all the three years of the graduation course.
Other Posts Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Equivalent

SSC CGL Age Limit 2021

The minimum age to apply for the SSC CGL exam is 18 years. Age-relaxation varies from one category to another. The following table tells the SSC CGL Age Eligibility for different categories and posts:

Let us have a look at the table below to know the post-wise age limit for all the departments.

Posts  Departments Age Limit
Assistant Section Officer CSS 20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau Not Exceeding 30 years
JSO  M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation Maximum is 32 years
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Up to 30 years
Junior Statistical Officer M/O of Statistical & Prog. Implementation Up to 32 years
Sub Inspector NIA Up to 30 years
Sub Inspector CBI 20-30 years
Sub Inspector Narcotics 18-27 years
Tax Assistant CBIC & CBDT 18-27 years
All Other Posts Other Departments 18-27 years

Age Limit (As of 01-01-2021)

Candidates must note that the present age limit is calculated from the date of birth mentioned in class 10 and 12 board certificates. The required age limit for various posts is mentioned in the below table.

Age Limit Not Born Earlier than Not Born Later than
For the posts whose age limit is 18-27 years 02-01-1994 01-01-2003
For the posts whose age limit is 20-27 years 02-01-1994 01-01-2001
For the posts whose age limit is 20-30 years 02-01-1991 01-01-2001
For the posts whose age limit is up to 30 years 02-01-1991 01-01-2003
For the posts whose age limit is up to 32 years 02-01-1989 01-01-2003

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Age-Relaxation

Every category has different years of age relaxation. OBC has 3 years. On the other side, SC/ST has 5 years. The following table expands about the age relaxation for different categories:

Category Age-relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD (unreserved) 10 years
PwD (OBC) 13 years
PwD (SC/ ST) 15 years
ESM 3 years (after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date)
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989 5 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof 3 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST) 8 years
Permissible relaxation in upper age limit for Group-C posts only
Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application Up to 40 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
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried Up to 35 years of age
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST) Up to 40 years of age

Note

  • For Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer – During the period of probation, direct recruits shall have to qualify the “Subordinate Audit Service Examination” in respective branches for confirmation and regular appointment as Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.
  • Age relaxation is not applicable to sons, daughters, and dependents of Ex-Servicemen.

SSC CGL Physical Requirements 2021

There is a certain level of eligibility criteria when it comes to the physique of the candidate. Let us have a look at the table below to know the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria in terms of Height, Chest, and Weight

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

Sex Height Chest Weight
Male 157.5 cm Chest has to be 81 cm with a minimum of 5 cm expansion. Note: The Garhwali, Assamese, Gorkhas and the Scheduled Tribes Candidates have been provided a relaxation of 5 cm.
Female 152 Cm. height can be relaxed by 2.5 cm Weight should be 48 kgs. The Garhwali, Assamese, Gorkhas and the Scheduled Tribes Candidates have been provided a weight relaxation of 2 kgs.

Physical Test

The following table tells the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria for Physical Test for the post of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive officer).

Sex Walking Cycling
Male The candidate has to cover 1600 meters within 15 minutes The candidate has to complete 8kms within 30 minutes
Female The candidate has to 1 km in 20 minutes The candidate has to cover 3 km in 25 minutes

Physical standards for SI in CBI

The candidates must go through the required physical standards for SI in CBI as per the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2021.

Sex Height Required Chest Measurement Required Vision
Male The height should not be less than 165 cms for the General category candidates. The 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.
Female 150 cms There shall be no such requirement

Physical Standards for the post of SI in the National Investigation Agency

Candidates applying for the SI post in the National Investigation Agency must satisfy the following eligibility criteria.

Sex Height Chest Vision
Male 170 cm 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 other eye

Female 150 cm There shall be no such requirement

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SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria FAQs

Q) What is the basic qualification for the SSC CGL Exam?

As per the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria, the candidate must have complete a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institute in order to be eligible for the CGL exam.

Q) Can a final year candidate apply for the SSC CGL Exam?

Yes. As per the notification, candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply for the CGL 2021 exam. However, they must possess Essential qualifications on or before 01 January 2021.

Q) What is the required age limit to apply for the SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam?

The candidate’s minimum age limit should be 18 years and the maximum age limit is 32 years to apply for the CGL exam.

Q) Do SC/ST candidates will be given any age relaxation in the SSC CGL 2021 exam?

Yes. As per the eligibility criteria of SSC CGL, 5 years of age relaxation will be provided for candidates belonging to SC/ST category.

Q) How many attempts are there for SSC CGL Exam?

Candidates can apply for the exam as many times as they want until they satisfy the maximum age limit set by the commission.

Q) What is the required height for the post of SI in the Central Bureau of Investigation?

As per the SSC CGL height standards, the candidate should have at least 165 cm height to be eligible for the post of SI in the Central Bureau of Investigation.

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  1. I will be writing my BA(distance) exams in December 2018. I will most probably get my certificate till next February (2019). Am I eligible for ssc cgl 2018?

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