SSC CGL Age Limit

Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Graduate Level Examination for filling up of various Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts in different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations.  The SSC CGL eligibility criteria are majorly based on the nationality, age and educational qualification of the candidate. 

The candidates who have cleared all the three tiers and Data Entry Skill Test of the SSC CGL exam need to provide valid proof of the SSC CGL eligibility criteria at the time of document verification. If not, the candidature of the candidate will be disqualified and strict action will be taken by the SSC. Therefore SSC CGL aspirants must have knowledge of eligibility criteria based on the nationality, age limit and educational qualification of the candidate. 

In this article, SSC CGL exam age limits pertaining to different posts under different ministries are given in detail. For more details on other SSC Exams, refer to the linked article.

Pay Level-8 (Rs 47600 to 151100)
S No  Name of Post Ministry/ Department/ Office/ Cadre  Classification of Posts Age Limit
1 Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) Not exceeding 30 years. 
2 Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) Not exceeding 30 years.

 

Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)
S No Name of Post Ministry/ Department/ Office/ Cadre Classification of Posts  Age Limit 
1. Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service  Group “B” 20-30 years 
2. Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau  Group “B”  Not exceeding 30 years.
3. Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway Group “B” 20-30 years
4. Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs  Group “B” 20-30 years 
5. Assistant Section Officer AFHQ  Group “B”  20-30 years 
6. Assistant  Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations Group “B”  18-30 years
7. Assistant  Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations Group “B”  20-30 years
8. Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations Group “B”  Not exceeding 30 years.
9. Inspector of Income Tax  CBDT Group “C” Not exceeding 30 years
10. Inspector, (Central Excise)  CBIC  Group “B”  Not exceeding 30 years 
11. Inspector (Preventive Officer) 
12. Inspector (Examiner) 
13. Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Group “B”  Up to 30 years 
14. Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation  Group “B”  20-30 years
15. Inspector Posts  Department of Post Group “B”  18-30 years 
16. Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics  Group “B”  Not exceeding 30 years 

 

Pay Level-6 (Rs 35400 to 112400)
S No Name of Post Ministry/ Department/ Office/ Cadre Classification of Posts Age Limit 
Assistant  Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations Group “B”  Not exceeding 30 years 
Assistant/ Superintendent  Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations  Group “B” Not exceeding 30 years 
Divisional Accountant Offices under C&AG  Group “B” Not exceeding 30 years 
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) Group “B” Up to 30 years
Junior Statistical Officer M/o Statistics &Programme Implementation.  Group “B” Up to 32 years

 

Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300):
S No Name of Post Ministry/ Department/ Office/ Cadre Classification of Posts Age Limit 
Auditor Offices under C&AG Group “C”  18-27 years 
Auditor Other Ministry/ Departments  Group “C”  18-27 years 
Auditor Offices under CGDA  Group “C”  18-27 years 
Accountant Offices under C&AG Group “C”  18-27 years 
Accountant/ Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Departments  Group “C”  18-27 years 

 

Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100):
S No Name of Post  Ministry/ Department/ Office/ Cadre  Classification of Posts  Age Limit 
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks   Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres.  Group “C” 18-27 years 
Tax Assistant CBDT Group “C” 18-27 years 
Tax Assistant CBIC  Group “C” 18-27 years 
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics  Group “C” 18-27 years 

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SSC CGL eligibility based on birth date:

The following table will give you a clear idea about the requirement of age for various posts 

S No Age Limit Remarks 
For the posts for which the age limit is 18-27 years  The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2003.
For the posts for which the age limit is 20-27 years The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2001.
For the posts for which the age limit is 20-30 years  The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1991 and not later than 01-01-2001.
For the posts for which the age limit is up to 30 years    The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1991 and not later than 01-01-2003. 
For the post for which the age limit is up to 32 years  The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1989 and not later than 01-01-2003. 

SSC CGL- Age Relaxation:

Code No  Category  Age-relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit 
01 SC/ST  5 years 
02 OBC 3 years 
03 PwD (Unreserved)  10 years 
04 PwD (OBC)  13 years 
05 PwD (SC/ST)  15 years 
06 Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date. 
08 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof 3 years
09 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
10 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 
11 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 
12 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. Up to 35 years of age 
13 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ST) Up to 40 years of age 

FAQ about SSC CGL Age Limit

What is SSC CGL age relaxation?

SSC CGL exam age relaxations: SC/ST: 5 years , OBC: 3 years, PwD (Unreserved): 10 years , PwD (OBC) : 13 years , PwD (SC/ST): 15 years, Ex-Servicemen (ESM) : 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date. , Defence Personnel disabled: 3 years , Defence Personnel disabled (SC/ST): 8 years

What is SSC CGL salary?

Posts obtained through the SSC CGL exam has different salary or pay levels: Pay Level-8 (Rs 47600 to 151100), Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400), Pay Level-6 (Rs 35400 to 112400), Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300), Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100)

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