SSC CGL Age limit, Eligibility criteria for exam 2017

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria


SSC CGL Exam Analysis and Reviews

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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.




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All those aspirants who wish to take the 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



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 a 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 ORGraduation 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 notification from SSC, the age limit for CGLE 2017 will be calculated as on 1st August 2017. Read the full official notification below:-

ssc cgl age limit date


On 6th June 2016, Staff Selection Commission released a notification regarding changes in the age limit of some SSC CGL Posts. You can have a look on the official notification below: –

ssc cgl age limit



The age limit under the SSC CGL Eligibility is different for different posts. There is a provision of different pay scales for different posts after clearing SSC CGL. SSC CGL age limit for various posts are explained below: –



Name of the Post Age Limit
Inspector of Income Tax/Inspector (Central Excise)/Inspector (Preventive Officer)/Inspector (Examiner)/Inspector of Posts/Assistant Enforcement Officer/Inspector (CBN) Compiler/Divisional Accountant/Auditors/UDCs/Tax Assistants/Junior Accountant & Accountant/Sub-Inspector (CBN) 18 to 27 years
Statistical Investigator Gr-II Not exceeding 26 years
Assistant/Sub Inspector in CBI 20 to 27 years



To know the detailed age limit criteria for various SSC CGL Posts with their codes, Click Here…



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: –


Category Age Relaxation
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
Physically Handicapped candidates (PH) 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 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)


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12 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?
    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


    • 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

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