SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2018-19: Age Limit, Education, Qualification

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: 

PostAge LimitEducational Qualification
Statistical Investigator Not more than 32 years Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects or Any degree with 60% marks in Maths in Std 12th
Compiler Not more than 30 years 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: 
S.NoPost NameRequired Age
1 Assistant Section Officer Sub-Inspector (Group “B”) 20-30 years
2 Intelligence Bureau Assistant Post 21-27 years
3 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 Auditors Tax Assistants Auditor 20-30 years
4 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 2018 Relaxation in Age Limits

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

CategoryNo. 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 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.