SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022: Age Limit, Education

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022: Age Limit, Education

BySachin Awasthi  |  Updated on: Apr 22, 2022SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022 such as SSC CGL Age Limit for OBC/SC/ST/NR, Age Relaxation, Educational Qualification, Physical Standards, Nationality for various SSC CGL posts.
SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022 such as SSC CGL Age Limit for OBC/SC/ST/NR, Age Relaxation, Educational Qualification, Physical Standards, Nationality for various SSC CGL posts.
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SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022: In an official announcement, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has announced the eligibility criteria for Combined Graduate Level Examination. The SSC CGL eligibility criteria 2022 are given below for age limit, age relaxation, educational qualification. Read carefully the eligibility criteria to apply online for the SSC CGL exam. In this article, know the SSC CGL Age Limit for OBC/SC/ST/NR and Physical Standards for the SSC CGL exam 2022. For your convenience, the SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) eligibility 2022 is detailed below.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022

To apply for the SSC Combined Graduate Level exam, it is important to understand the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022 such as age limit, educational qualification, the percentage required, etc. Please note that the SSC CGL exam date will be in April 2022. Candidates must be having a lot of doubts such as 'What is the basic qualification required to be eligible for SSC CGL exam?' etc. We have listed below the SSC CGL eligibility criteria in detail for your understanding. 

Here are some important points regarding SSC CGL eligibility 2022 which are listed below:

  • There is no minimum percentage requirement in SSC CGL 2022 exam, candidates with simple graduation passing certificates are eligible to apply
  • Candidates who are in their final year of graduation are also eligible for SSC CGL provided they must produce the passing certificate and mark sheet within the specified date mentioned by the SSC board
  • Candidates must also note that a degree obtained through open university or distance education must be recognized by a Distance Education Bureau (DEB). DEB recognized institutes include Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal (Deemed to be University), Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune (Deemed to be University), etc. Check the complete list of DEB recognized institutes here
  • Candidates living outside India are also eligible to apply for SSC CGL 2022 exam provided they have Indian citizenship
  • The minimum and maximum age limits for General category candidates are 18 years and 32 years, respectively. Reserved category candidates also get an age relaxation, the details of which are mentioned in the article below.

SSC CGL Exam Eligibility Criteria - Factors

There are various factors that affect the SSC CGL eligibility are mentioned below:

  • Educational qualification
  • Age limit
  • Physical fitness
  • Nationality

SSC CGL Eligibility for Nationality/Citizenship

Candidates applying for SSC CGL 2022 must be a resident of Indian territory with valid ID proof to substantiate it. However, the following candidates are also eligible for SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL):

  • Tibetan refugee who moved to India before 1962, to settle down permanently in India.
  • A person of Indian origin who has moved from Pakistan, Burma, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with intention of settling down permanently in India.
  • The subject of Nepal or Bhutan.

SSC CGL Age Limit 2022

Learn about the SSC CGL age limit Criteria for OBC/SC/ST/NR/Physically Handicapped category here. To appear for the exam, candidates must be within the age limit of the specific post to be eligible for that post. The present age is calculated from the date of birth mentioned in Class 10th and Class 12th board certificates. The details regarding the SSC CGL eligibility 2022 for age limit as per the group and posts are listed below:

Group

Posts

Department

Age Limit (years)

A

Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts officer

Indian Audit &
Accounts & CAG

 

30

B

Assistant
Section Officer

CSS/MEA/Railway/IB / AFHQ/ Other Ministries

 

20-30

Income Tax Inspector Excise Inspector

Preventive Officer

Examiner

Asst. Enforcement Officer

Inspector of Posts

CBDT/ CBEC/Revenue Dept./ Dept. of Posts

30

 

Inspector

Narcotics

18-27

Assistant/Superintendent

Other Ministries

30

Sub Inspector

NIA

30

Divisional Accountant

CAG

30

Assistant

Other Ministries

18-27

C

Junior Statistical Officer

M/o of Statistics & Prog. Implementation

32

D

Tax Assistant

CBEC

20-27

Tax Assistant

CBDT

18-27

Auditor

CAG/CGDA/Other departments

18-27

Sub Inspector

Narcotics

18-27

SSC CGL Eligibility 2022: Age Relaxation

Candidates who belong to reserved categories are given age relaxation which varies from category to category. The details regarding SSC CGL age relaxation 2022 are stated in the table below:

Category

Age Relaxation (years)

OBC

3

SC/ST

5

Physically Handicapped (PH)

10

PH + OBC

13

PH + SC/ST

15

Ex-serviceman (General)

3

Ex-serviceman (OBC)

6

Ex-serviceman (SC/ST)

8

SSC CGL Educational Qualification 2022

Candidates seeking to get the desired post under the SSC CGL recruitment 2022 must fulfil the essential educational qualification as mentioned below. The SSC CGL education qualification 2022 based on various posts is given in detail below.

Post

SSC CGL Educational Qualification

Assistant
Audit/Accounts
Officer

Essential Qualification:

  • Any bachelor’s degree from a recognized University or Institute

Desirable Qualification:

  • Chartered Accountant OR
  • Management Accountant OR
  • Company Secretary OR
  • Masters in Commerce OR
  • Masters in Business Studies OR
  • Master’s in Business Administration (Finance) OR
  • Master’s in Business Economics

Junior Statistical Officer

Essential Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% marks in Mathematics at Class 12

OR

  • Any Bachelor degree with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level

Assistant Section Officer (CSS)

Essential Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree from recognized University or Institute

Additional Qualification:

  • Candidates have to qualify for Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

Compiler

Essential Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree from recognized University or Institute

Additional Qualification:

  • Candidates should have studied Statistics or Economics or Mathematics as a compulsory or elective subject

All Other Posts

Any bachelor’s degree from a recognized University or Institute

SSC CGL Physical Eligibility

We have listed below the SSC CGL Physical Efficiency Test, Physical & Medical Standard for various posts. As per the SSC Board, different physical fitness and standards are required for different posts. The post-wise details on SSC CGL physical standards 2022 for both male and female are provided below:

SSC CGL Eligibility For the Post of Excise Inspector/ Examiner/Preventive Officer/Inspector & Sub-Inspector in Narcotics

Gender

Weight

Height

Chest

Male

-

157.5 cm

(Height relaxation by 5 cm in case of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas, and members of Scheduled Tribes)

81 cm
(with a minimum expansion of 5 cm)

Female

48 Kg

(Relaxation in Weight by 2 Kg for Gorkhas, Garhwali, Assamese, and Members of Scheduled Tribes).

152 cm
Height relaxation by 2.5 cm in case of Garhwali, Assamese, Gorkhas, and members of Scheduled Tribe)

-

Candidates applying for the post of Excise Inspector/ Examiner/Preventive Officer/Inspector & Sub-Inspector in Narcotics have to pass the Physical Test mentioned below:

Gender

Walking

Cycling

Male

1.6 KM in 15 minutes

8 KM in 30 minutes

Female

1 KM in 20 minutes

3 KM in 25 minutes

NOTE: For the post of Inspector Central Excise, Examiner, and Preventive Officer, persons with disabilities need to meet the physical standards i.e. Height, Chest, and Weight prescribed for the post of Inspectors, Central Excise, Examiner and Preventive Officer in CBEC. However, for orthopedically disabled candidates the following relaxation in Physical Test is allowed:

(a) The test of “Walking” shall not be insisted in the case of OL and OAL categories

(b) The test of “Cycling” shall not be insisted in the case of OA, OL, and OAL categories

SSC CGL Eligibility For the Post of Sub-Inspector in Central Bureau of Investigation

Gender

Height

Chest

Vision

Male

165 cm

Height relaxable for Hillmen and Tribal: 5 cm

76 cm (with expansion)

Distant vision:
6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
Near vision:
0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in the other eye.

Female

150 cm

Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals: 5 cm

-

SSC CGL Eligibility 2022 For the Post of Sub-Inspector in National Investigation Agency

Gender

Height

Chest

Vision

Male

170 cm

Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals: 5 cm

76 cm (with expansion)

Distant vision:
6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
Near vision:
0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in another eye.

Female

150 cm

Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals: 5 cm

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This covered everything you needed to know about the SSC CGL eligibility 2022. Students can go to BYJU's Exam Prep website and take SSC CGL mock tests to monitor their exam performance. We hope you find this information helpful.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria FAQs

  • As per the official notification, the SSC CGL eligibility criteria 2022 is that every candidate must have done their graduation from a recognised university and attained the age of 18 years. However, the SSC CGL eligibility differs from post to post. 

  • SSC CGL eligibility criteria 2022 for the Compiler post is that the candidates should have passed graduation with Statistics or Economics or Mathematics as a compulsory or elective subject.

  • Yes, candidates with MBA degrees are eligible for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.

  • The SSC CGL educational eligibility criteria for the post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) consist of a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institute.

  • Yes, the candidate is eligible to apply for the SSC CGL exam 2022, however, they must have a graduation degree before the date of release of notification.

  • Yes, candidates should have at least 165 cm height to be eligible for the post of Sub-Inspector in the Central Bureau of Investigation.

  • As per the Central Government norms, SC/ ST candidates get an age relaxation of 5 years.

  • Yes, a final year candidate is eligible for SSC CGL Exam, however, the candidate needs to furnish the passing certificate of graduation within the stipulated time.

  • Yes, the candidate can apply provided that he/ she should have done graduation from a university that is recognized by Distance Education Bureau.

  • The upper age limit for most of the posts offered through the SSC CGL Exam is 30 years. However, for the post of Junior Statistical Officer, candidates can apply up to the age of 32 years.

  • Yes, a candidate who belongs to Tibetan refugees also applies for SSC CGL Exam provided that his family should have settled in India permanently before 1962.

  • No, candidates with the maximum age of 30 years are only eligible to apply for the Assistant Section Officer post in the Ministry of External Affairs through SSC CGL Exam.

  • Candidates to be eligible for the post of Sub-Inspector in National Investigation Agency through the SSC CGL Exam should have a distant vision of 6/6 in one and 6/9 in another eye, while the near vision of 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in another eye.

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