SSC CGL Eligibility 2022: SSC CGL Age Limit, Educational Qualification

SSC CGL Eligibility 2022: SSC CGL Age Limit, Educational Qualification

BySachin Awasthi  |  Updated on: Sep 17, 2022
SSC CGL Eligibility 2022 such as SSC CGL Age Limit for OBC/SC/ST/NR, Age Relaxation, Qualification, Physical Standards, and Nationality for various SSC CGL posts are listed here.
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SSC CGL Eligibility is announced by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for the national-level exam in the official notification released on 17 September 2022. The eligibility contains details such as the SSC CGL age limit, educational qualification, physical standards, and more required to qualify for the SSC CGL exam. It is imperative that the candidates who are interested in taking the exam fulfill the conditions listed under SSC CGL Eligibility, or else their candidature will be canceled by the exam conducting authorities.

Along with SSC CGL eligibility, the official notification also contains other relevant details of the exam, such as syllabus, exam pattern, vacancy, admit card details, etc. Candidates must read the SSC CGL eligibility carefully to apply online for the SSC CGL exam. In this article, we have covered the SSC CGL Age Limit for all the categories and the Physical Standards for the SSC CGL exam 2022. Scroll down to learn more. 

SSC CGL Eligibility 2022

To apply for the SSC Combined Graduate Level exam 2022, it is important to understand the SSC CGL Eligibility, such as the SSC CGL age limit, qualification, the percentage required, etc. Please note that the SSC CGL exam date will be announced in the official notification, which will be released soon. Candidates must have a lot of doubts, such as 'What is the basic qualification required to be eligible for SSC CGL exam?' etc. Hence, we have listed below the SSC CGL eligibility in detail for your understanding.

SSC CGL Eligibility: Parameters

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

  • Educational Qualification
  • Age limit
  • Physical fitness
  • Nationality

SSC CGL Eligibility 2022: Nationality

According to SSC CGL Eligibility conditions, 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

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

SSC CGL Posts

Department

SSC CGL 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: 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

SSC CGL 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 Qualification 2022

Candidates seeking to get the desired post under SSC CGL must fulfill the essential qualification mentioned below. We have listed some of the important points in bullets and added the post-wise SSC CGL Eligibility and qualifications in the tables below.

Important Points to Remember About SSC CGL Eligibility

Here are some important points regarding SSC CGL eligibility:

  • There is no minimum percentage requirement for 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 an 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.

The SSC CGL qualification based on various posts is given in detail below.

SSC CGL Posts

SSC CGL Qualification

Assistant
Audit/Accounts
Officer

Essential SSC CGL 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 SSC CGL Qualification: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% marks in Mathematics in Class 12

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

Assistant Section Officer (CSS)

Essential SSC CGL Qualification: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University or Institute

Additional Qualification: Candidates have to qualify for Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

Compiler

Essential SSC CGL Qualification: Bachelor’s degree from a 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 Eligibility: Physical Standards

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: 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: 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: Sub-Inspector in the 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

-

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 FAQs

  • As per the official notification, the SSC CGL eligibility is that every candidate must have completed their graduation from a recognised university and attained the age of 18 years. The eligibility conditions also mention that the candidate must be an Indian citizen. However, the SSC CGL eligibility can differ from post to post. 

  • SSC CGL eligibility 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. However, they must check the conditions listed in the SSC CGL eligibility to make sure that they satisfy the criteria for the exam and their desired position.

  • The SSC CGL eligibility for the post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) consist of a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institute. Apart from this, candidates must also satisfy the SSC CGL age limit, nationality and physical standards.

  • According to the SSC CGL Eligibility, candidates must have a graduation degree from a recognized university before the date of release of the official notification. If the candidate satisfies this condition along with the other criterion, they will be eligible for SSC CGL.

  • Yes, according to the SSC CGL Eligibility, candidates should have at least 165 cm height to be eligible for the post of Sub-Inspector in the Central Bureau of Investigation. But that's not all. Candidates must go through the detailed eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

  • Yes, as per the Central Government norms, SC/ ST candidates get an age relaxation of 5 years. You can learn about the age relaxations on the SSC CGL age limit for various reserved categories in detail on the page above.

  • 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. Also, they must fulfil the other terms listed in the SSC CGL Eligibility.

  • The upper end of the SSC CGL 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 can apply for SSC CGL Exam provided that his family should have settled in India permanently before 1962. Also, they must fulfil the other terms listed under the SSC CGL Eligibility.

  • 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. Check out the rest of the physical and educational qualifications listed under SSC CGL Eligibility before applying.

  • The candidates who fail to qualify for the SSC CGL age limit will not be considered for the CGL recruitment process even if they qualify for the exam. Thus, it is crucial that candidates check the SSC CGL Eligibility to know the parameters that are required for the exam and the different positions beforehand.

  • The SSC CGL Age limit varies according to the various posts that fall under the CGL exam. However, candidates belonging to the SC category can get an age relaxation of 5 years which means they can get more attempts to crack the exam.

  • As mentioned above, the SSC CGL age limit varies according to the different positions under CGL. However, candidates belonging to the OBC category can enjoy an age relaxation of 3 years. 

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