SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Age Limit, Qualification

By Reena Pal | Updated on: Sep 20, 2022

SSC CGL 2022 Eligibility Criteria 

 ssc cgl Exam 2022

The SSC CGL exam, conducted by the Staff Selection Commission is an All India Entrance Exam. You need to be a Graduate (in any discipline) to fulfill SSC CGL eligibility criteria. However, the graduation requirement is specific for a few SSC CGL posts. The eligible SSC CGL age criteria also vary according to the posts you are applying for in the SSC CGL 2022 recruitment.

SSC CGL Educational Criteria

You need to possess certain specified SSC CGL eligibility requirements to ensure your eligibility for the SSC CGL exam. Your candidature will be canceled if you do not fulfill the required educational criteria. Detailed SSC CGL eligibility criteria 2022 are given below.

SSC CGL PostEducational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer
  • Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.
  • Desirable Qualifications: 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.
  • During the period of probation direct recruits shall have to qualify the “Subordinate Audit/ Accounts Service Examination” in respective branches for confirmation and regular appointment as Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer.
Junior Statistical Officer

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level

Or

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

Statistical Investigator Grade-II Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognized University or Institute. The candidates must have 10 studied Statistics as a subject in all the three years or all the 6 semesters of the graduation course.
Assistant in National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT)
  • Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Degree in law from a recognized university.
Research Assistant in National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
  • Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.
  • Desirable Qualifications:
    • • Minimum one-year research experience in any recognized university or recognized Research Institution
    • • Degree in Law or Human Rights from a recognized university.
All other Posts Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

SSC CGL Age Criteria

One of the most worrisome things before applying for an exam is to check the age limit for the concerned post(s). In the SSC CGL exam, there are various posts that require different age limit criteria. However, the cut-off date for all posts is January 1, 2022. The age limit for SSC CGL for each post is indicated in the table below.

Sr. no.PostDepartmentAge Limit
1 Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Gazetted 18-30 years
2 Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Gazetted 18-30 years
3 Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service 20-30 years
4 Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau 18-30 years
5 Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway 20-30 years
6 Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs 20-30 years
7 Assistant Section Officer AFHQ 20-30 years
8 Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Electronics and nformation Technology 18-30 years
9 Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations 20-30 years
10 Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations 18-30 years
11 Inspector of Income Tax CBDT 18-30 years
12 Inspector, (CGST & Central Excise) CBIC 18-30 years
13 Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBIC 18-30 years
14 Inspector (Examiner) CBIC 18-30 years
15 Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue 18-30 years
16 Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation 20-30 years
17 Inspector Posts Department of Post 18-30 years
18 Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 18-30 years
19 Assistant/ Superintendent Indian Coast Guard 18-30 years
20 Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations 18-30 years
21 Assistant National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) 18-30 years
22 Research Assistant National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) 18-30 years
23 Divisional Accountant Offices under C&AG 18-30 years
24 Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) 18-30 years
25 Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation 18-32 years
26 Statistical Investigator Grade-II Registrar General of India 18-30 years
27 Auditor Offices under C&AG 18-27 years
28 Auditor Other Ministry/ Departments 18-27 years
29 Auditor Offices under CGDA 18-27 years
30 Accountant Offices under C&AG 18-27 years
31 Accountant/ Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Departments 18-27 years
32 Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology 18-27 years
33 Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres 18-27 years
34 Tax Assistant CBDT 18-27 years
35 Tax Assistant CBIC 18-27 years
36 Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 18-27 years

SSC CGL Age Relaxation

The 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 SSC CGL age limit for OBC and other reserved categories for the SSC CGL exam notification are given below. 

Please note: The relaxation meant for ESM (Ex-servicemen) will not be applicable to anyone else (except the Ex-serviceman), who is related to an Ex-servicemen in any way (son/daughter/dependants).

CategoryAge-relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 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
Additional permissible relaxation in upper age limit for Group ‘C’ posts
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

You need to produce the relevant documents if you are claiming age relaxation whenever asked by the commission.

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FAQs

Yes, you are eligible to apply for the SSC CGL exam 2022.
All candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree (in any field) from a recognized univeristy. For some posts, there are some additional/desirable eligibility requirements as well. Kindly scroll to the top to check the SSC CGL eligibility criteria for all posts.
No. All the candidates need to possess the essential educational qualification on or before the application last date for the SSC CGL 2022 recruitment, which is October 08, 2022. If you have appeared for the final exam and do not have your qualification certificate yet, you can apply given that you have the qualification by the last date of application.
The minimum qualification required to apply for SSC CGL 2021 will be a 'graduate' degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

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