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SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2018

The details about SSC CGL 2018-19 eligibility criteria are detailed below:

Educational qualification

Graduate in any discipline can apply for SSC CGL 2018-19 Examination.

Age Limit

As per SSC CGL 2018-19, the Age limit must be between 18 to 31 years. However, there is a different age applicable for different posts. The Age will be  reckoned as on 01 August 2018. For few posts there are specific requirements wrt graduation also.

For details refer to the table below: 


Age Limit

Educational Qualification

Statistical Investigator

Not more than 32 years

Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects


Any degree with 60% marks in Maths in Std 12th



Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or Maths 

Assistant Audit officer

Not more than 32 years

Bachelor’s degree Desired - Chartered Accountants, Cost & Money Accountants, Company Secretary, Masters in (Commerce, Business Studies, Business Administration, Business Economics)

All other posts

Between 18 to 27 years

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university


For Age limit of various other posts, refer to the table below: 


Post Name

Required Age


Assistant Section Officer

Sub-Inspector (Group “B”)

20-30 years


Intelligence Bureau Assistant Post

21-27 years


Inspector of Income Tax

Inspector of Central Excise

Inspector (Preventive officer)

Upper Division Clerk

Inspector (CBN) Compiler

Assistant Enforcement Officer

Inspector (Examiner)

Junior Accountant

Sub-Inspector (CBN)

Inspector of Posts

Divisional Accountants


Tax Assistants


20-30 years


Assistant Audit Officer

Assistant Enforcement Officer

Not exceeding by 30 years


Statistical Investigator Gr. II

Up to 32 years


Sub-Inspector (Group “C”)

18-25 years

SSC CGL 2018 Relaxation in Age Limits


A relaxation in age limits is permissible as per the details mentioned in the table below:   


No. of years’ relaxation


3 years

Scheduled caste/ Scheduled Tribes

5 years

Physically Handicapped

10 years

Physically Handicapped & OBC

13 years

Physically Handicapped & SC/ST

15 Years

Ex-Servicemen general

3 years

Ex-Servicemen OBC

6 years

Ex-Servicemen SC ST

8 years


Foreigners and NRI cannot apply for CGL Exam, Only Indian Nationals can apply. A candidate applying for SSC CGL 2018-19 must be:


  • Citizen of India, or
  • Subject of Nepal or Subject of Bhutan, or
  • Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settle down in India, or
  • Person of Indian origin who has migrated from, Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African Countries of Kenya, Zaire, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settle down in India.

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