SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2021

  • Salary - 47600 - 151100
  • Vacancy - 300
  • Expected Exam Date - 20 Apr 22

Eligibility Criteria 

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

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 exam eligibility. However, for a few SSC CGL posts, the graduation requirement is specific. The eligible SSC CGL age criteria also varies according to posts you are applying in the SSC CGL 2021 - 2022 recruitment.

Educational Criteria

You need to possess certain specified SSC CGL educational qualifications to ensure your eligibility for the SSC CGL exam. Your candidature will be cancelled if you do not fulfill the required educational criteria. Detailed SSC CGL eligibility criteria 2021 - --ny-- is 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.

Age Criteria

One of the most worrisome things before applying for an exam is your age limit for the concerned posts. In the SSC CGL exam, there are various posts that require different age limit criteria. The detailed SSC CGL age criteria 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

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 SSC CGL age limit for OBC and other reserved categories for the SSC CGL exam notification is 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.

 

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2021 Free Mock Tests

SSC CGL 2021 Mock Test 10 Tier I

SSC CGL 2021 Mock Test 10 Tier I

  • 60 Minute
  • 100 Question
  • 200 Marks
SSC CGL 2021 Mock Test 9 Tier I

SSC CGL 2021 Mock Test 9 Tier I

  • 60 Minute
  • 100 Question
  • 200 Marks
SSC CGL 2021 Mock Test 8 Tier I

SSC CGL 2021 Mock Test 8 Tier I

  • 60 Minute
  • 100 Question
  • 200 Marks
SSC CGL 2021 Mock Test 7 Tier I

SSC CGL 2021 Mock Test 7 Tier I

  • 60 Minute
  • 100 Question
  • 200 Marks

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2021 Previous Year Paper

SSC CGL 2020 TIER 1 Memory Based Paper (13/08/2021)

SSC CGL 2020 TIER 1 Memory Based Paper (13/08/2021)

  • 60 Minute
  • 100 Question
  • 200 Marks

FAQs

You need to be a Graduate to be eligible to apply for SSC CGL 2021 exam. For some posts you required a Graduation Degree in specialised field.
It is cleared mentioned that a candidate need to possess the essential qualification as on the date mentioned by the commission.
Yes, if you belong to the reserved category, you can claim age relaxation.
No, it is not necessary to have the desirable qualification. Possessing of these desirable qualification will give you an advantage at the last stage of the SSC CGL recruitment process.
SEBI Daily Quiz