SSC CGL Eligibility

The SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria is set by the Staff Selection Commission. In this article, aspirants can find all details including SSC CGL Age Limit, Educational Qualification and other eligibility conditions.

The Staff Selection Commission conducts national level exams every year to recruit candidates into various departments under the Government of India.

Latest Update on SSC CGL Eligibility

As per the recent update released by the SSC on August 5, 2019,  the Age Limit for the post of Tax Assistant has been relaxed from 20 years to 18 years.

The information is given below:

SSC CGL Eligibility- CGL Age Limit Latest Update

Source- Official Website

Aspirants can also check the details on the Government exams to understand different types of exams conducted every year by the Government of India.

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The SSC Exams are a great opportunity for aspirants trying to get into departments and offices under the Government of India.

The SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) is one of these exams.

The SSC CGL Eligibility is a key factor in deciding the recruitment of candidates in the Group B and Group C posts under the Government of India.

For more details on the other aspects of the SSC CGL Exam, refer to the linked article.

Important SSC information:

The SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria required to apply for the 2019 exam is as follows:

  1. Age Limit
  2. Nationality
  3. Qualification

This article will help you understand the details related to the SSC CGL Eligibility criteria for 2019 exam.

For more details on SSC Eligibility for other exams, refer to the linked article.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

The SSC CGL exam is conducted in 4 stages or Tiers –

  1. Tier I
  2. Tier II
  3. Tier III
  4. Tier IV

SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier-I exam is scheduled from June 4, 2019, to June 19, 2019. Candidates applying for any of the exams have to fulfill the necessary criteria set by the Staff Selection Commission.

Check the latest SSC CGL notification for the updated eligibility criteria for the particular exam year.

The SSC CGL Eligibility criteria 2019 is discussed in detail.

SSC CGL Age Limit

The Staff Selection Commission has made a change in the CGL Age Limit for a certain post( Tax Assistant- Group C) from 2018-19 and so on.

The SSC CGL age limit for different posts in the 2019 exam has been set for a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 32 years. Apart from this, there are certain age relaxation criteria for the reserved group of candidates.

Candidate must comply with the age limit for the given posts below:

SSC CGL Age limit Post
18-30 years Assistant, Inspector
18- 30 years Assistant Section Officer, Assistant, Auditor, Sub-Inspector, Junior Accountant, Tax Assistant, Assistant Account Officer, Upper Division Clerk
Up to 30 years Sub Inspector, Assistant Enforcement Officer
Up to 32 years Junior Statistical Investigator
Not exceeding 30 years Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Account Officer, Inspector of Central Excise, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Inspector of Income Tax

The SSC CGL Age limit to apply for various Departments is as follows:

SSC CGL Age Limit Department
20-30 years Central Secretariat Service
Not exceeding 30 years Intelligence Bureau
20-30 years Ministry of Railway
20-30 years Ministry of External Affairs
20-30 years AFHQ
Not exceeding 30 years CBDT
Up to 30 years Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
20-30 years Central Bureau of Investigation
Not exceeding 30 years Officers under CAG
Up to 30 years National Investigation Agency
Up to 32 years M/O Statistics of Prog. & Implementation

Candidates can get a proper idea on the SSC CGL age limit for different posts under various departments from the above table.

There is a certain age limit relaxation for the reserved section of candidates.

The table below gives an idea on the age relaxation for the reserved category candidates:

SSC CGL Age Limit relaxation Category
3 years OBC
5 years SC/ST
10 years Physically handicapped( General)
13 years Physically handicapped (OBC)
15years Physically handicapped (SC/ST)
3 years Ex-Servicemen (General)
6 years Ex-Servicemen (OBC)
8 years Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)
5 years Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General- Group B)
8 years Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC-Group B)
10 years Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST-Group B)
Up to 40 years of age Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General- Group C)
Up to 43 years of age Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC-Group C)
Up to 45 years of age Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST-Group C)
5 years Candidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(General)
8 years Candidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(OBC)
10 years Candidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(SC/ST)
Up to 35 years of age Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried- Group C/ General)
Up to 38 years of age Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried- Group C/ OBC)
Up to 40 years of age Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried- Group C/ SC & ST)
5 years Defence Personnel disabled in hostilities- General
8 years Defence Personnel disabled in hostilities- OBC
10 years Defence Personnel disabled in hostilities- SC/ST

For more details on the SSC CGL age limit related to numerous posts and departments, candidates can refer to the official notification.

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SSC CGL Nationality

The SSC CGL Exam Eligibility based on the Nationality is given below.

Candidate must be:

  • A citizen of India
  • A citizen of Nepal
  • A citizen of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee settled in India before 1st January 1962
  • Indian by origin, who has migrated 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 staying permanently in India.

SSC CGL Educational Qualification

To apply for the SSC CGL Exam, the candidate must be a Graduate from a recognised University/Institution.

The SSC CGL Exam Eligibility based on the Qualification requirements:

SSC CGL Post Qualification
Statistical Investigator- Grade B Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th

OR

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation

Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University.

OR

CA/CS/MBA/Cost &

Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/

Masters in Business Studies

Compiler Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University or Institution

And,

Candidates must have studied either Economics/Statistics/Mathematics as a compulsory or as an elective subject.

Assistant Section Officer Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University/Institute

And,

Candidates must also qualify in the Computer Proficiency Test.

All other posts Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or Institute

Candidates must carefully read and understand the qualification requirements with reference to the post they are applying for in order to avoid any confusion during application form submission.

SSC CGL Eligibility – Physical Fitness Standard

There are few other SSC CGL eligibility criteria known as physical fitness standards which are mandatory for candidates applying for Inspector, Sub Inspector roles in Excise, Preventive Departments.

Candidates applying for SSC CGL Post of Inspector Or Sub Inspector in (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer) Or CBN must meet the Physical Fitness Standards as prescribed in the official SSC CGL notification.

The SSC CGL Eligibility for Physical Standards are as follows:

Physical Fitness SSC CGL Eligibility
Physical Standards
Criteria Male Candidates Female Candidates
Height  157.5 cm.  152 cms.
Chest  81 cm (fully expanded with a minimum expansion of 5 cm.)
Weight 48 Kgs
Exemptions Height relaxable by 5 cm in the case of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes. Height relaxable by 2.5 cms.

Weight relaxable by 2 Kg. for Gorkhas, Garwalis,

Assamese and members of Scheduled Tribes

Physical Test
Walking 1600 metres in 15 minutes 1 Km. in 20 minutes
Cycling 8 Kms. in 30 minutes 3 Kms. in 25 minutes.

NOTE: For the post of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer), persons with disabilities will have to meet the physical standards i.e. height, chest and weight as prescribed for the relevant post. 

However, for orthopedically disabled candidates, the following relaxation in Physical Test is allowed:

  1. The test of “Walking” shall not be insisted in case of OL and OAL categories.
  2. The test of “Cycling” shall not be insisted in case of OA, OL and OAL categories

Physical Standard SSC CGL Eligibility for the post of Sub Inspector in Central Bureau of Investigation:

SSC CGL Eligibility Physical Standards for CBI

Physical Standards SSC CGL Eligibility For Central Bureau of Investigation

Physical Standard SSC CGL Eligibility for the post of Sub Inspector in National Investigation Agency:

SSC CGL Eligibility - Physical Standards For NIA

Physical Standards SSC CGL Eligibility For National Investigation Agency

For more details on the same, candidates can check the physical standards and criteria in the SSC official website (https://ssc.nic.in/).

Candidates must be updated regularly on the SSC CGL exam dates by visiting the official site to avoid last-minute issues.

Important information related to the SSC CGL Eligibility criteria are given below:

  • Candidates must have the necessary original documents for validating the above-mentioned SSC CGL eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates should go through the SSC CGL syllabus and exam pattern before applying for the desired post as it may vary depending on the post.
  • Candidates must keep themselves updated on the SSC CGL official notification on a regular basis.

Candidates preparing for the SSC CGL exam can visit the SSC CGL Mock test page and get free mock test series based on the latest SSC CGL exam pattern.

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2 Comments

  1. Does height matters in ssc cgl

    1. Hi Tanya,
      There are certain requirements for selective posts in SSC CGL exam which a candidate have to meet, Like for the post of Inspector and Sub-Inspector candidates have to meet the prescribed Physical Fitness Standards. You will find all the details in SSC CGL Notification.

      Also, check for:
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      SSC CGL Exam Analysis
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