SSC CGL Eligibility | Age Limit & Qualification

ssc cgl eligibility criteria

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria demands from a candidate to have a Bachelor’s degree in any aspect from a renowned educational university/institution. Therefore, the SSC CGL Eligibility criteria are different for different categories according to the SSC CGL Notification

The article below expands on the important information as Age, Academic Qualifications and the number of attempts a candidate can strive to apply for the SSC CGL exam

  • The application for CGL 2019 is a subject to various SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria as mentioned down the page.
  • Hence, this is a great opportunity for all the candidates aspiring to clear SSC CGL Examination.
  • The minimum age to apply for the exam is 18 years and the maximum is 32
  • Age-relaxation varies for different categories
  • Most of the posts require a bachelor’s degree from a renowned educational institution/university

What is the Age-Limit for SSC CGL?

The minimum age to apply for 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:

Post SSC CGL Age Limit Not born earlier than (date) Not born later than (date)
CBEC (Tax Assistant) 20 -27 2nd August 1991 1st August 1998
Central Vigilance Commission (Assistant) 18-27 2nd August 1991 1st August 2000
Ministry of Railway (Assistant)
Ministry of External Affairs (Assistant)
AFHQ (Assistant)
Other Ministries/Departments/ Organizations (Assistant)
Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations (Assistant)
CBDT (Inspector of Income Tax)
CBEC (Inspector, (Central Excise))
CBEC (Inspector Preventive Officer)
CBEC (Inspector (Examiner))
Department of Post (Inspector of Posts)
Offices under CAG (Divisional Accountant)
Central Bureau of Narcotics (Inspector)
Offices under C&AG (Auditor)
Offices under CGDA (Auditor)
Offices under CGA & others (Auditor)
Offices under C&AG (Accountant/ Junior Accountant)
Offices under CGA & others (Accountant/ Junior Accountant)
Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres (Senior Secretariat Assistant)
CBDT (Tax Assistant)
Registrar General of India (Compiler)
Central Bureau of Narcotics (Sub-Inspector) 18-25 2nd August 1993 1st August 2000
Intelligence Bureau (Assistant) 21-27 2nd August 1988 1st August 1988
Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue (Assistant Enforcement Officer) Up to 30 years 2nd August 1988 1st August 2000
National Investigation Agency NIA (Sub Inspector)
M/o Statistics & Prog. Implementation. Statistical Investigator Grade II Up to 32 years 2nd August 1986 1st August 2000

 The Age-Relaxation is as follows:

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 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 (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 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 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 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

 

ssc cgl eligibility criteria

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.
  • So, the candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria for Citizenship:

As per the SSC CGL citizenship criteria, a candidate who applied for SSC CGL 2018 has to be:

  • A citizen of India (or) 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 eligibility criteria

Physical Requirements: SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

There is a certain level of eligibility criteria when it comes to the physique of the candidate.

So, the following tables tell the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria in terms of Height, Chest, and Weight of

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.

SSC CGL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria: Physical standards

The following table tells the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria for Physical standards of the candidate:

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 cover 100 meters in 15 minutes – The candidate has to cover 3 km in 25 minutes

SSC CGL Eligibility for 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 2018:

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 – The candidate has to cover 3 km in 25 minutes Same

 

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