SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2020

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2020

SSC CGL 2020 exam, conducted by the Staff Selection Commission is an All India Entrance Exam. To appear in SSC CGL 2020 Exam, one needs to be a Graduate (in any discipline). However, for few posts the graduation requirement is specific. The eligible 'Age Limit' also varies according posts.

SSC CGL Educational Criteria

You need to follow certain specified educational criteria to ensure your eligibility for the SSC CGL Exam 2020. Your candidature will be canceled if you fail to follow these criteria.

SSC CGL PostEducational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute OR Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant 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 Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th OR Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects at deegre level
All Other Posts Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

SSC CGL Age Criteria

One of the most worrisome things before applying for an exam could be your eligibility for the posts.  In SSC CGL 2020 exam there are various posts that require different age limit criteria for different posts. There are different age criteria for different posts under the SSC CGL 2020 notification as indicated below:

PostDepartmentAge Limit
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway 20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs 20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway 20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs 20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer AFHQ 20-30 years
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations 18 - 30 years
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations 20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant/ Superintendent Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector, (Central Excise) CBIC Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Inspector (Examiner)
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Up to 30 years
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation 20-30 years
Inspector Posts Department of Post 18-30 years
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Not exceeding 30 years
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) Up to 30 years
Junior Statistical Office M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation Up to 32 years

SSC CGL Age Relaxation

SSC provides relaxation in the upper age limit to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories. The period of relaxation will vary for each of the mentioned categories. Complete details of the relaxation in the age criteria for SSC CGL 2020 exam is explained in the table given below:

CategoryAge-relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD (Unreserved) 10 years
PwD+OBC 13 years
PwD+SC/ ST 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (EXM) 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof 3 years
Defence 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
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
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
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried Up to 35 years of age
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST) Up to 40 years of age

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:  

What is SSC CGL?

A:  

SSC CGL is a Combined Graduate Level Examination that recruits candidates for different posts in ministries/government offices.

Q2:  

Can Any Candidate apply for more than one post in SSC CGL?

A:  

Yes, you can set your preference and will get selection according to the marks.

Q3:  

What is the number of vacancies for SSC CGL 2018-19?

A:  

Vacancies for CGL 2018-19 are not yet published along with SSC CGL 2018 notification.

Q4:  

Can those students who are appearing in final year of graduation apply for any post in SSC CGL?

A:  

Yes, all those who are appearing or have just appeared in the final year of graduation can apply for any post in SSC CGL 2018-19. 

Q5:  

Can I upload the passport size photo and signature in any format?

A:  

No, you must upload the photo and signature only in JPG/JPEG format. The passport size photo should be between 30 to 50 kb and signature should be between 1 to 12 kb.

Q6:  

Is there any NEGATIVE MARKING in SSC CGL Exam?

A:  

Yes. Negative marking for wrong answers in SSC CGL Exam is 1/4th of the marks allotted to that question.

Q7:  

Do I need Aadhaar Card to register for SSC CGL?

A:  

No, Aadhar Card is not mandatory to register for SSC CGL.

Q8:  

SSC CGL 2018 -19 Exam is in ONLINE or OFFLINE mode?

A:  

SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam will be in online mode.

Q9:  

Is there SECTIONAL CUT-OFF in SSC CGL Exam?

A:  

No, there is no sectional cut-off in SSC CGL Exam.

Q10:  

What is the educational qualification for SSC CGL?

A:  

Candidate should hold a 'graduation' degree in any discipline from a recognized University.



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