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SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria


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SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

The details about  SSC CGL 2017-18 eligibility criteria are detailed below:

Educational qualification: Graduate in any discipline can apply for SSC CGL 2017-18 Examination.


Age Limit

As per SSC CGL 2017-18, 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 2017. For few posts there are specific requirements wrt graduation also.

For details refer to the table below: 

Post Age Limit Educational Qualification
Statistical Investigator Not more than 32 years Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjectsAny degree with 60% marks in Maths in Std 12th
Compiler   Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or Maths 
Assistant Audit officer Not more than 32 years Bachelor’s degreeDesired - 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: 

S.No Post Name Required Age
Assistant Section Officer
Sub-Inspector (Group “B”)
20-30 years
2 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
5 Statistical Investigator Gr. II Up to 32 years
6 Sub-Inspector (Group “C”) 18-25 years

SSC CGL 2017 Relaxation in Age Limits

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

Category No. of years’ relaxation
OBC 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 2017-18 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.

 To know in detail about the various posts under SSC CGL please read-‘Career Guide: Why take SSC CGL exam?



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