SSC CGL Age limit, Eligibility criteria for exam 2017

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

 

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Candidates who are aspiring to appear for the SSC CGL (Combined Graduation Level) exam 2017, should know all the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria related to educational qualifications, age limits,  and physical standards. SSC CGL Eligibility regarding the physical standards should be considered by only those candidates, who are applying for the post of Inspector (Central Excise/Examiner/Preventive Officer) or Sub-Inspector in CBI.

 

Staff Selection Commission has made some important amendments to the eligibility criteria of SSC CGL aspirants as per the latest notification releases regarding SSC CGL 2017 Examination. The changes are made in related to the age limit of various posts and its calculation. to know the changes read further.

 

 

 

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All those aspirants who wish to apply online for SSC CGL exam in 2017 should check themselves and their eligibility for these 3 factors:

 

 

SSC CGL Qualification Required for the Exam

 

Age Limit for SSC CGL 2017

 

SSC CGL Age Relaxation

 

 

To, find prompt answers to these questions you must check the essential eligibility for SSC CGL before applying for the exam.

 

 

 

Are three months enough for an SSC CGL preparation? All you need to know is:
 
 SSC CGL Syllabus 2017 [Updated]
 
 SSC CGL Solved Question Papers
 
 How to study for SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1

 

 

 

SSC CGL Qualification Details 2017

 

 

The basic and compulsory education qualification required under SSC CGL Eligibility is holding a Bachelor’s Degree / Graduation or any equivalent qualification from a recognized university.

 

SSC CGL Education qualification for various posts are explained as follows: –

 

Name of the Post Educational Qualification
Compiler Bachelor’s Degree with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject from any recognized University
Statistical Investigator Grade-II Graduation with statistics as one of the main subjects

OR

Bachelor’s Degree with Mathematics (with Statistics as

Bachelor’s Degree with Mathematics (with Statistics as papers studied in one year/two years/all three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects

OR

Graduation with Economics (with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects

OR

Graduation with Commerce (with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects

Assistants (CSS) Graduation + Computer Proficiency
All Other Posts Graduation

 

“The degree obtained from distance education or open universities are acceptable under the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria, but the University should have recognition from Distance Education Council, IGNOU.”

 

 

SSC CGL Age Limit 2017

 

 

As per the latest SSC CGL 2017 notification from Staff Selection Commission, the age limit for CGLE 2017 will be calculated as on 1st August 2017.

SSC CGL Age Limit will be calculated as below:

 

Age Limit Calculation
For Post for which age limit is 20-27 years He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1990 and not later than 01.08.1997
For Post for which age limit is 18-27 years He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1990 and not later than 01.08.1999
For Post for which age limit is 20-30 years He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1987 and not later than 01.08.1997

For Post for which age limit is up to 30 years

He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1987 and not later than 01.08.1999
For Post for which age limit is up to 32 years He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1985 and not later than 01.08.1999

 

 

 

The age limit under the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria is different for different posts. There is a provision of different pay scales for different posts after clearing SSC CGL.

 

As per SSC CGL 2017 Notification, the commission has changed the age limit criteria for the various post. The posts and their changes age limit can be understood as follows:

 

 

Post Name Ministries/Dept./ Offices/Cadre Post Code Previous Age Limit Current Age Limit
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau C 21 – 27 years Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway D 18 – 27 years 20 – 30 years
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs E 18 – 27 years 20 – 30 years
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG F 18 – 27 years 20 – 30 years
Assistant Section Officer AFHQ G 18 – 27 years 20 – 30 years
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT J 18 – 27 years Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC K 18 – 27 years Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC L 18 – 27 years Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC M 18 – 27 years Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector Posts Department of Post P 18 – 27 years 18 – 30 years
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics # 18 – 25 years 18 – 27 years

 

 

To know SSC CGL age limit for all the SSC CGL posts, please read SSC CGL Posts, Salary, Age Limit 2017!

 

 

SSC CGL Age Relaxation to Various Categories

 

 

According to the SSC CGL age limit criteria, some age relaxations are given for various categories. The age relaxation for different categories are as follows: –

 

 Code No./strong> Category Age Relaxation
01 SC/ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
03 PH 10 years
04 PH + OBC 13 years
05 PH + SC/ST 15 years
06 For Group “B” & “C” posts

Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved/General)

 

3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application

07 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 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
08 Ex-Servicemen (SC & ST) 8years (3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
17 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
19 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
21 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 (Unreserved/General) 5 years
22 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 (OBC) 8 years
23 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 (SC/ST) 10 years
24 For Group “C” posts only. Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (Unreserved/General) Up to 35 years of age
25 Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (OBC) Up to 38 years of age
26 Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ST) Up to 40 years of age
27 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released consequently thereof (Unreserved/General) 5 years
28 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released consequently thereof (OBC)

8 (5+3) years

29 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released consequently thereof (SC/ST) 10 (5+5) years

 

 

SSC CGL Exam is very popular among the young graduates who wish to make their careers secure by getting placed in government agencies and ministries.

 

This kind of exam through which recruitment is done hire candidates after judging their IQ level, knowledge about the subject for certain positions and also test their physical fitness (as per the demand of the post)

 

To begin their preparation journey for taking the SSC CGL exam one must begin knowing about the complete details of this exam. At Eduncle, apart from the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria, you can also get a clearly defined syllabus for SSC CGL Tier 1 & Tier 2 subjects. You can download now for your convenience!

 

 

 

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42 thoughts on “SSC CGL Age limit, Eligibility criteria for exam 2017

  1. Anuj

    R/P sir,
    May i know, Students/ candidates in their final year of graduation are eligible for ssc cgl or not?
    Thanks..
    Have a good day!

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Anuj,

      Greetings from Eduncle!,

      You cannot apply for the SSC CGL Exam if you have not cleared your Graduation. For all the posts offered through SSC CGL exam, it is strictly mandatory to clear your Graduation Degree. For few of the posts, you need to have completed your Graduation Degree with particular subjects like Statistics and have Computer Proficiency.

      Hope this clears your doubts!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  2. Mani

    Hello Sir,

    My D.O.B is 06th July 1987 and I have completed 28 years of Age. As per notification from SSC If the age will be computed from 01st Aug, then I would be running with my 30th Age. My D.O.B is 06th July 1987 and I am falling under OBC category, Can I able to attend the SSC CGL 2017 by claiming age relaxation. Will it be counted as 30 or 31? please help me on clarifying the above

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Mani,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Yes, you can apply for SSC CGLE 2017, after taking relaxations allowed for OBC Category i.e. of 3 years. As you will be completing 30 years on 6th July 2017 and SSC exam conducting authorities will be taking into consideration the ‘Candidates’ Age’ as calculated on 1.8.2017, then it will be counted as 30 and not 31.

      All the Best and apply confidently for SSC CGLE Exams 2017!

      Kindly revert if you still need any help while understanding the SSC CGL Exam pattern and Eligibility Conditions.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  3. Mani

    Hi Team,

    Thanks for the quick turnaround. I have planned for self study. Can u please suggest some good books for Tier 1 for all 4 subjects (GK, English, Reasoning, Q.Aptitude) ?

  4. Roshan Verma

    You still haven’t explained well that what is the age Limit for which post.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Roshan,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Kindly share your queries with us! For which SSC CGL post you require the eligibility details with regards to the age limit. Kindly mention the same. We will help you with the required details at the earliest!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  5. Gulistan Sayed

    Hello Sir.
    Is the age eligibility raised to 30 for open category also.. I wana appear for the post of MEA.. D.O.B 27/06/1988. M I eligible?? Please help

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Gulistan,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      No you are not eligible to appear for the SSC CGL Post – Assistant MEA. As the Maximum age to apply for this post is 27 years.

      You can try for other posts like Inspector Posts and Statistical Investigator Grade II.

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  6. PALAK

    HELLO SIR, I AM 30+. I BELONG TO SC CATEGORY BUT GOT MARRIED TO A GUY WHO BELONGS TO GEN CATEGORY . AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR SSC CGL 2017 BY CLAIMING SC CATEGORY . ?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Palak,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      You can apply for the SSC CGL Exam and take the benefits of SC Category. Kindly produce the necessary caste certificates for availing the relaxations and benefits associated.

      All the Best! Kindly revert with your queries!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  7. pramath

    sir i got only 46% in graduation .am i elligible for cgl 2017

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Pramath,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Yes you are eligible for SSC CGL Exam 2017, as the first and minimum eligibility condition required for taking the Graduate Level Exam is Graduation. Till now the official sources have not released the official notification for JAM 2017.

      Stay tuned for latest updates, news and notifications regarding SSC CGL Exam @Eduncle!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  8. Yabeen khan

    Hi Sir, Are Engineers eligible for this exam. B.E in Electrical and Electronics??

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Yabeen,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Any Graduate can apply for the SSC CGL Exam. Apart from few SSC CGL Posts like that of Compiler, Statistical Investigator Grade II and Assistant (CSS) require Graduation in specific streams.

      The complete details are available on Eduncle! Read SSC CGL Eligibility Conditions and Age Limit.

      Keep posting your queries @Eduncle!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  9. Sonu

    Sir my age is 34 . Now i met an accident & now i am physically 42% ortho handicapp from general catagory. Am i eligible for age relexation in ph catogory

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sonu,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Yes you are eligible to take SSC CGL 2017 Exam, as the relaxation provided is of 10 years for Physically Handicapped Candidates in the upper age limit.

      All the Best!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  10. SANTOSH KUMAR

    my DOB is 12-08-1986, belongs to GEN category,not phisycaliy handicaped.
    i am 30+, am i eligible for ssc cgl 2017 ?
    kindly mail me also.
    thanks,
    santosh kumar

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Santosh,

      Greetings from Edunle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      For General Category 30 years is the Maximum Age to Apply.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  11. shubham gupta

    Helo sir. I have question that can I apply for CGL income tax officer post.. ? As I use spectacle .. My eye is minor weak ??? Plz suggest me and if not than what post can I apply for ????

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Shubham,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Yes, you are eligible to apply for SSC CGL Income Tax Officer Post, as this post doesn’t have any mandatory obligations or rules set for vision.

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  12. Jogendra Singh

    Hello Sir, My date of birth is 15/10/1984 and I belong to OBC. Can I eligible for CGL – 2017.
    According to my DOB I will be turned at 33 year old on October 15.
    Request you to let me know.

    Regards,
    Jogendra

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Jogendra,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      No, you are not eligible to take SSC CGL 2017 Recruitment Exam as the Age Limit for the same will be reckoned as on 1st Aug’2017. You have crossed the maximum age limit to apply.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  13. Harika

    Hai sir I’m studying btech final year in Cse department. Am I eligible for SSC CGL 2017 examination??

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Harika,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Yes, you are eligible to take the SSC CGL 2017 Exam. The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however they must possess Essential qualification on or before 1st August 2017.

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  14. Lun zou

    Dear sir/madam
    May I know which post are interview and non interview post respectively

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Lun Zou,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      As of 1st January’ 2017, no interviews are applicable for any of the SSC CGL Posts. The para 9.2 of the official notification for SSC CGL Recruitment 2017 clearly states that – “9.2 Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview.”

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  15. NIKHIL GOYAL

    Hello sir,
    I have given my btech(mechanical) final year examination on 3 may 2017…. Am i eligible for SSC CGL 2017 examination?????

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Nikhil,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Yes, you are eligible to apply for SSC CGL Exam. Make sure your mark sheet and degree certificates are there before 1st August 2017.

      All the Best for your Exam Preparations!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  16. Swathi R

    Hi Sir,
    My DOB 31-Aug-1986. OBC widow category. Am I eligible for all posts for CGL 2017?
    And Please let me know still how many years i have eligibility to apply. Thanks in advance.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Swathi,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Yes, you are eligible to apply for SSC CGL Recruitment 2017. The Age Relaxation provided to OBC Female Candidates (Widows/Divorced Women) is 38 Years. As per your present age (30 years and 8 months) you still have 7 years left for applying for SSC CGL Recruitment.

      Apply before 16th June 2017.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  17. Nilesh

    Hi sir
    For OBC candidate What is the age limit for income tax inspector post as per 2017 notification

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Nilesh,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      The age limit for Income Tax Inspector is 30 years for General Category and 3 years relaxation is provided to OBC Candidates and 5 years relaxation to SC/ST candidates.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  18. Amandeep Singh walia

    Hello sir my dob is 06-05-1987 from general category am i eligible to fill SSC cgl 2017 exam for any post.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Amandeep,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Yes you are eligible to apply for the Junior Statistics Officer Post under the M/o Statistics & Prog. Implementation. The age limit for this post is 32 years. You also need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria required for Junior Statistics Officer,

      Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognised 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.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  19. Lalit

    I have completed b.tech 2016 but one paper back and it’s result declared in Dec 17 ………….I can fill cgl from

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Lalit,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      As per the official notification for SSC CGL 2017 Recruitment Exam, The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also
      apply, however they must possess Essential qualification on or before 1st August 2017
      .

      After clearing your back paper and having attained the required documents and certificates that prove your candidature, you can apply for SSC CGL Exams next year.

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  20. Saro Ramya

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Sir I have one query about SSC cgl 2017
    My friend date of birth is 21-05-1984. Is he eligible to take SSC cgl 2017. He belongs to obc category.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Saro Ramya,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      As per the DOB details shared by you, your friend has completed 32 years of age. And as he belongs to OBC Category, he will get 3 years age relaxation.

      He can confidently apply for the SSC CGL Recruitment 2017 after verifying the Eligibility Conditions also.

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  21. purnima

    in which medium ssc cgl exam will be conducted.in online application they didnt mention about medium

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Purnima,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      SSC CGL Exam for Tier 1 and Tier 2 will be conducted in English only. Only Tier 3 which is Descriptive Paper Stage is conducted in Hindi as well as English Medium.

      Earlier the exam was conducted in offline, in a Pen and Paper Mode, so that time the exam was conducted in both Hindi and English Medium.

      Hope this information clears your doubts.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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