SSC CGL Eligibility 2020-21 | Post-wise Age Limit & Educational Qualifications

 

SSC CGL Eligibility

SSC CGL Eligibility: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) proposes detailed qualification requirements for the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC CGL) for applicants. With regard to Nationality, Academic credentials, Age Limits, and Reservations for applicants, the Commission establishes the eligibility requirements.

It has been noticed that many applicants apply for the position without considering the age criteria of the SSC CGL Exam 2021, and in turn, their application gets denied. It is therefore compulsory to meet the SSC CGL Eligibility listed in the official notification. SSC CGL Recruitment 2021 has been started. 

Planning to register for the SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam?

It is essential that you carefully go through the entire SSC CGL Eligibility requirements and avoid being rejected for the test at a future stage. The registration for SSC CGL 2021 has been started from 29th December 2020 to 31st January 2021.  

Aspects Influence the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

  1. Nationality
  2. Age limit
  3. Physical Standards
  4. Academic Requirements

SSC CGL Eligibility 2020-21 | Nationality/Citizenship

As per Nationality, SSC CGL Eligibility Requirements specify an applicant to be a citizen of the listed states only. A candidate must comply with all of the mentioned criteria:

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, intending to permanently settle in India, or
  • a person of Indian origin migrated from either/or Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Note: The official announcement states, ‘An applicant for whom a certification of eligibility is required can be allowed to the assessment, but the appointment proposal will be rendered only after the Government of India has provided the appropriate certificate of eligibility.’

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SSC CGL Eligibility | Age Limit 2020-2021

The SSC CGL Age Requirements differ as per the various positions. Post- and pay-level-wise age requirements (as of 1 January 2021) that applicants have to fulfill to be eligible for the SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam are provided in the table below.

Age Requirements for positions under Pay Level-8 (Rs 47,600 to Rs 1,51,100)

SSC CGL Post & Ministry/Department/Office/Cadre

SSC CGL Age Limit

Remarks

Post: Assistant Audit Officer

Department: Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG

Not exceeding 30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Assistant Accounts Officer

Department: Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG

Not exceeding 30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2003

Age Requirements for positions under Pay Level-7 (Rs 44,900 to Rs 1,42,400)

SSC CGL Post & Ministry/Department/Office/Cadre

SSC CGL Age Limit

Remarks

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: Central Secretariat Service

20-30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2001

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: Intelligence Bureau

Not exceeding 30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: Ministry of Railway

20-30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2001

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: Ministry of External Affairs

20-30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2001

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: AFHQ

20-30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2001

Post: Assistant

Department: Other Ministries/Departments/Organisations

18-30 years

Post: Assistant

Department: Other Ministries/Departments/Organisations

20-30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2001

Post: Assistant Section Officer

Department: Other Ministries/Departments/Organisations

Not exceeding 30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Inspector of Income Tax

Department: CBDT

Not exceeding 30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Inspector (Central Excise)

Department: CBIC

Not exceeding 30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Inspector (Preventive Officer)

Department: CBIC

Not exceeding 30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Inspector (Examiner)

Department: CBIC

Not exceeding 30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Assistant Enforcement Officer

Department: Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue

Up to 30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Sub Inspector

Department: Central Bureau of Investigation

20-30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2001

Post: Inspector Posts

Department: Department of Post

18-30 years

Post: Inspector  

Department: Central Bureau of Narcotics

Not exceeding 30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2003

Age Requirements for positions under Pay Level-6 (Rs 35,400 to Rs 1,12,400)

SSC CGL Post & Ministry/Department/Office/Cadre

SSC CGL Age Limit

Remarks

Post: Assistant

Department: Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations

Not exceeding 30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Assistant Superintendent

Department: Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations

Not exceeding 30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Divisional Accountant

Department: Offices under C&AG  

Not exceeding 30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Sub Inspector  

Department: National Investigation Agency (NIA)

Up to 30 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1991, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Junior Statistical Officer

Department: M/o Statistics & Program Implementation

Up to 32 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1989, and not later than January 1, 2003

Age Requirements for positions under Pay Level-5 (Rs 29,200 to Rs 92,300)

SSC CGL Post & Ministry/Department/Office/Cadre

SSC CGL Age Limit

Remarks

Post: Auditor

Department: Offices under C&AG

18-27 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1994, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Auditor

Department: Other Ministry/Departments

18-27 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1994, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Auditor

Department: Offices under CGDA

18-27 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1994, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Accountant

Department: Offices under CGDA

18-27 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1994, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Accountant/Junior Accountant

Department: Other Ministry/Departments

18-27 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1994, and not later than January 1, 2003

Age Requirements for positions under Pay Level-4 (Rs 25,500 to Rs 81,100)

SSC CGL Post & Ministry/Department/Office/Cadre

SSC CGL Age Limit

Remarks

Post: Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerk

Department: Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres

18-27 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1994, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Tax Assistant

Department: CBDT

18-27 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1994, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Tax Assistant

Department: CBIC

18-27 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1994, and not later than January 1, 2003

Post: Sub Inspector

Department: Central Bureau of Narcotics

18-27 years

The candidate must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1994, and not later than January 1, 2003

SSC CGL Age Relaxation

Go through the SSC CGL Eligibility details for Age Relaxation details for different grades. Review the relaxation you come under and register accordingly for the post.

Code No

Category

Age-Relaxation Permissible beyond the 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.  

07

State of Jammu & Kashmir domiciled candidate during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989

 

5 years

08

Defense Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof

 

3 years

09

Defense 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

Permissible relaxation in upper age limit for Group C posts

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

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SSC CGL Eligibility 2020-2021 | Educational Criteria (as of January 1, 2021)

Head through the SSC CGL Eligibility details for Educational Criteria of different positions and remember the requirements needed to apply for such roles. Check out the essential and relevant qualifications needed for the applicants from the table below:

SSC CGL Post

SSC CGL Educational Qualification

Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer

Essential Qualification: Graduation from a recognized university or institute

Desirable Qualification: Chartered Accountancy or Cost & Management Accounting or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics

Junior Statistical Officer

Essential Qualification: Graduation in any subject from a recognized university or institute with at least 60 percent marks in Mathematics at Class 12 level

OR

Graduation in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at graduation level

Desirable Qualification: Not applicable

Statistical Investigator Grade-II

Essential Qualification: Graduation in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognized university or institute. The candidate must have studied Statistics as a subject in all the three years of the graduation course.

Desirable Qualification: Not applicable

All other posts

Essential Qualification: Graduation in any subject from a recognized university or institute

Desirable Qualification: Not applicable

Note: All students undergoing examinations for the final year of graduation are also qualified to register for SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam. However, on or before August 1, 2021, such applicants must fulfill the essential qualification.

SSC CGL Eligibility 2020-2021 | Physical Fitness & Physical Test

There is one more SSC CGL Eligibility standard that an applicant must satisfy is the Physical Fitness Norm. This requirement is applicable for the applicants applying for the following positions:

  • Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer), Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN:  

For Male Aspirants

  • Physical Standards:

Height 157.5 cm. 

Chest 81 cm (fully expanded with a minimum expansion of 5 cm.)

Height Relaxable by 5 cm in the case of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas, and members of Scheduled Tribes.

 

  • Physical Test:
    • Walking – 1600 meters in 15 minutes.
    • Cycling – 8 Kms. in 30 minutes.

For Female Aspirants

  • Physical Standards (Minimum Requirement)

Height:  152 cms.

Weight:  48 Kgs.

Height Relaxable by 2.5 cms. 

Weight Relaxable by 2 Kg. for Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese, and members of Scheduled Tribes.

  • Physical Test:
    • Walking – 1 Km. in 20 minutes.
    • Cycling – 3 Kms. in 25 minutes.

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NOTE: For the applicants applying for the role of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer), persons with disabilities will have to comply with the physical requirements that are height, chest, and weight as recommended for the relevant post. However, for orthopedically disabled candidates, the following relaxation in Physical Test is allowed:

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

(OL – One Leg affected, OAL – One Arm and One Leg affected)

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  • Sub-Inspector in Central Bureau of Investigation:

Physical Standards

  • Height For men – 165 cm. 
  • Height For women – 150 cm.
  • Height Relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals: 5 cms.

Chest

76 cm with expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)

Vision

  • Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
  • Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.             
  • Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in the other eye. 
  • Sub-Inspector in National Investigation Agency:

Physical Standards:

  • Height For men – 170 cms. 
  • For women- 150 cms.
  • Height Relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals: 5 cms.          

Chest:

76 cm with expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)

Vision

  • Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
  • Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye. 
  • Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in the other eye.

Before selecting the category for the SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam, verify whether you have all the above-mentioned documents to support your cause.

We have covered the detailed guide on SSC CGL Eligibility 2020-2021. Feel free to ask us any questions related to SSC in the comment section below.

FAQ- SSC CGL Eligibility

Does a candidate who has an electrical and electronics degree fulfill SSC CGL eligibility?

As per the SSC CGL Eligibility criteria, a candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university or institution to become eligible for the exam.

What are the SSC CGL Age Limit criteria for the CGL 2020-21?

The Minimum Age to apply for SSC CGL 2020-21 written exam is 18 years and the maximum age limit is 32 years. There is certain relaxation on the age limit for candidates belonging to special categories.

For how many posts a candidate is eligible to apply for the CGL Exam?

Candidates aspiring to appear for the SSC CGL exam can apply for more than One Post provided that he or she fulfills the required Combined Graduate level eligibility conditions.

What is the basic qualification required to be eligible for the SSC CGL exam?

Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree from a Government recognized university or institute to meet the basic SSC CGL eligibility requirement.

Can a candidate with a diploma certificate in any discipline apply for the Combined Graduate Level exam?

No, Candidates with Diploma Certificates do not fulfill the eligibility requirement of the CGL exam. to be eligible for the CGL exam candidates must have a Graduation degree.

Are the candidates who are in the final year of their Graduation eligible to apply for the CGL exam?

Yes, the aspirants in the final year of graduation can apply for CGL Exam but they have to present their bachelor’s degree at the time of document verification.

Are 12th pass candidates eligible to apply for any post in SSC CGL?

No, candidates to appear for the CGL exam are required to have a bachelor’s degree from a Government recognized university.

How many numbers of times a candidate can appear for the CGL exam?

There is no such limit to the number of attempts for the Combined Graduate Level Exam. Candidates can appear for the exam as many numbers of times as they want till they fulfill the maximum age limit allowed by the commission.

What is the paper mode of the SSC CGL?

Tier I- Online mode
Tier II- Online Mode 
Tier III_ Offline mode
Tier IV: Computer proficiency test/ skill test/ document verification

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