SSC CGL Eligibility

SSC CGL Eligibility – The SSC CGL Age Limit, Nationality, Education Qualification, etc. are the criteria of SSC Combined Graduate Level eligibility that is set by the Staff Selection Commission. Candidates must fulfil the eligibility conditions set by the commission to get selected in the SSC CGL examination.

Candidates can go through the detailed information on the SSC CGL exam in the linked article. In this article, aspirants can find detailed information about SSC CGL Age Limit, Educational Qualification and other eligibility conditions.

For information on other SSC exams, check the link provided.

The Staff Selection Commission conducts national level exams every year to recruit candidates into various departments under the Government of India. The SSC Exams are an excellent 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 critical factor in deciding the recruitment of candidates in the Group B and Group C posts under the Government of India.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

The SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria required to apply for the 2020 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 2020 exam.

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

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

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

Candidates applying for any of the exams have to fulfil 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 for 2020 examination is discussed in detail.

SSC CGL Age Limit

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

As per the update, the Age Limit for the post of Tax Assistant is relaxed from 20 years to 18 years. Detailed information is given below in the article.

The information is given below:

SSC CGL Eligibility- CGL Age Limit Latest Update

Source- Official Website

The SSC CGL age limit for different posts in the 2020 exam is 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.

Interested candidates can visit the  SSC CGL Exam Date page for relevant details.

Aspirants of other examinations conducted by the Staff Selection Commission can check SSC Exam Date for detailed information.

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SSC CGL Age Limit Relaxation

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.

Candidates interested to appear for SSC CGL exam can go through the links given below to know relevant details:

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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.

Candidates who aspire to prepare for SSC Combined Graduate Level exam can check the following links for assistance in preparation:

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 important links given below that will help them in the preparation of the exam-

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Candidates willing to appear for other SSC Exams can check the following links for assistance:

Candidates preparing for various SSC examinations can check the links given below for help in their preparation-

Aspirants of other SSC examinations can check SSC Mock Test for better practice and revision.

Those who are willing to prepare for other government exams can check the eligibility criteria for those examinations from the given links.

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52 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:
      SSC CGL Mock Tests
      SSC CGL Exam Analysis
      SSC CGL Previous Year Papers

  2. does percentage of graduation matters?

    1. Hi Ajay,
      Though the minimum education qualification required to appear for SSC CGL exam is a Graduation Degree from any recognised university but for some SSC CGL Posts there is a minimum percentage requirement asked by SSC to be eligible for the CGL exam.

      Please check:
      SSC CGL Previous Year Papers
      SSC CGL Mock Tests

  3. I have completed my PGDM which is equivalent to MBA, so am i eligible for ssc cgl exams? Or do i get any special preference?

    1. Hi Aman,
      Minimum education qualification to appear for SSC CGL exam is Graduation degree, hence you are eligible to apply for the examination.
      Please check SSC CGL Mock Tests
      SSC CGL Previous Year Question papers

  4. I am in bsc second year and my exams are going on.
    I will graduate on 2021.

    will i be able to give ssc CGL exam in 2021 or 2022?

    1. Hi Abhishek,
      Candidates have final year Graduation degree can apply for SSC CGL Exam, those who are waiting for final year result cannot apply. Check the following links-
      SSC CGL Exam
      SSC CGL Syllabus

  5. How to apply for this exam

    1. Hi Anitha,
      You can apply for SSC CGL Exam by visiting the SSC official website. Please check the details regarding SSC CGL Online Application in the given link.

  6. Does age relaxation for obc means just for attempts or for every dept recruitment

    1. Hi Sourabh,
      Age relaxation allowed to candidates means, candidates can apply for the SSC CGL exam any number of times up to the maximum age prescribed in the notification.

  7. My DOB 12/10/1989 .am I eligible for ssc job??

    1. Hi Vishnu,
      As per the age limit eligibility, the minimum age to apply for SSC CGL exam is 18 years and the maximum age is 32 years. Also, there are certain relaxation given to reserved category candidates.

  8. I m in 3rd year of my graduation . can i give exam in 2021 while i shall in my last semester ,also i don’t have my degree at that moment.

    1. Hi Nikki,
      Candidates appearing for SSC CGL Exam must possess Graduation degree and those appearing in their final year are not eligible to appear for the exam.
      For the preparation, you can check.
      SSC CGL Mock Test
      SSC CGL Previous Year Papers

  9. I’m a bsc final year student I want to appear for SSC CGL next year (2021). I want to take classes from Byjus but I’ve one doubt as my ISC (10+2) MARKS WERE very low it was 55% only but my 1st and 2nd year graduation marks are 68% & 67% can I apply for SSC CGL or not ?.

    1. Hi Jyoti,
      Yes, you can apply for SSC CGL Exam for all posts except for Statistical Investigator- Grade B posts for which you need to have minimum 60% marks in maths in class 12th.
      For the preparation you can check,
      SSC CGL Mock Tests
      SSC CGL Question papers
      SSC General Awareness
      English for Competitive Exams

  10. I have done BCA from recognised university and 12th in commerce. Do I am eligible for Assistant Audit Officer post ?

    1. Hi Shiv,
      Yes, you can apply for SSC CGL exam as it requires a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University. You can check SSC CGL Previous Year question papers and SSC CGL Mock tests for assistance.

  11. PANKAJ SRIVASTAVA

    general exservicemen 48 yrs age can appear for ssc cgl post.

    1. Hi Pankaj,
      You are not eligible to apply for the examination as being an ex-service of the general category you are allowed only 3 years of relaxation.

  12. I m 34 yrs old woman,divorce,OBCand arts student. May I eligible for ssc cgl 2021 exam?

    1. Yes, you are eligible to apply for SSC CGL exam. Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried- Group C/ OBC) can apply up to 38 years of age.

  13. If i wanted to become an sub inspector in CBI is there any specific exam in ssc-cgl or the common exam is enough??

    1. Hi,
      SSC CGL exam is conducted for various posts and there is one common exam with Tiers or stages varying for different posts. You can check SSC CGL Notification in detail for clarification.

  14. Hii
    It’s prerna

    I wanna ask you one thing is it happen that we have to choose an additional subject in ssc cgl???

    1. Hi,
      You don’t have to choose an additional subject.
      1. Tier I exam is for all
      2. Tier II exam- Paper 3(Statistics) is for Junior Statistical Officer post, & Paper 4(Finance & Economics) is for Assistant Auditor & Assistant Accounts Officer post.
      3. Tier IV- Data Entry Speed test is for Tax Assistants, Computer Proficiency test is for posts under Ministry of Corporate Affairs & Ministry of Mines.
      For further details check SSC CGL Exam Pattern & Syllabus page.

  15. Hi am ayushi can I have does the preparation of ssc exam I am recently pass 12 .

    1. Hi,
      You can appear for SSC CHSL, SSC MTS and SSC Stenographer exam. Check the given links for further information.

  16. Hey!!
    can a graduation final year student give a SSC-CGL exam??

    1. Hi,
      Final year students appearing for SSC CGL exams need to present the Final Degree during the interview or final selection process.

  17. what can be eligible for ssc cgl the final year student and 18 years old student

    1. Hi,
      Minimum qualification is Graduation Degree to appear for CGL Exam.

  18. I am just completed 31 yrs. I belongs to schedule caste, I want to know the relaxation for SSc Cgl. Can u help me out? Or its depend on post?

    1. Hi,
      Maximum age limit allowed is 32 years and candidates belonging to SC/ST category are given 5 years of age relaxation to apply for any post in SSC CGL exam.

  19. I couldn’t pass maths exam in 12th but overall I’m pass in marksheet, and I’ve completed my graduation , am i eligible for CGL exam or they will reject me in document verification.

    1. Hi,
      You cannot apply for SSC CGL Statistical Investigator Grade B post as it requires a Batchelor’s Degree from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th. You can apply for other posts.

  20. As it is written that you should have bachelor degree from a recognized college, what does recognized mean? Can’t I get it from the one in my town ?

    1. Hi,
      Recognised University means the Colleges/University that is approved by governing bodies like UGC, AMIE, Institute of engineers etc.

  21. Can I apply for ssc cgl after post graduation

    1. Hi,
      Yes, you can apply for SSC CGL Exam.

  22. My DOB is 10th Aug 86. I am graduate with passing marks and I am from general category, am I eligible for SSC exam or any government job.

    1. Hi,
      As your age is around 34 years and you belong to general category, you are not eligible to apply for any SSC or Government exams because there is no age limit relaxation allowed for general category candidates.

  23. hi,
    i am doing my masters in English literature [final year] , whether am i eligible to apply for SSC CGL 2021?

    1. Hi,
      Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University are eligible to apply for SSC CGL exam.

  24. Hi I am 28 years old and my DOB is 19-05-1992 and I am from the general category, am I eligible for SSC cgl 2020-2021?

    1. Hi,
      The SSC CGL age limit for different posts is a minimum 18 and maximum 32 years, so you are eligible to apply for the exam. However, the notification of CGL 2020 can give further clarification. Please check SSC CGL Notification page for details.

  25. Hi, i want to know about age limit for women in CBI SI in all categories could you please tell me

    1. Hi,
      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)

  26. Hi my DOB is 26th April 1985. I m from OBC category. I m eligible for SSC CGL .

    1. Hi,
      Age limit for different SSC CGL Posts is different. Candidates to appear for CGL exam Must be between the age group of 18 years and 32 years and there is 3 years of age relaxation for OBC category.

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