SSC CGL Age Calculator, How to Calculate Age for SSC CGL?

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SSC CGL 2023 Notification has been released for the recruitment of candidates for various Group “B” and “C” posts of the government departments. Candidates who are willing to appear for the SSC CGL Examination must be aware of the age limits required for recruitment. In this blog, we will provide you with the SSC CGL Age limits, age calculator, and method to calculate the age for the SSC CGL.

SSC CGL Age Limit Details

Aspiring Candidates often get confused regarding the age limit details and the last dates to count the age. We will provide you with every minor detail of the SSC CGL Age Limit. Candidates can check all the details regarding the age limit mentioned below.

Age Limit

The candidate’s age needed to be in between 18 and 32 years. Candidates need to fill the age criteria as on 1st August 2023. Relaxation in age is applicable for the candidates coming under specific categories. The details are as follows:

Age limit Post Department
18-27 years
Auditor Officer under C&AG
Auditor Officer Under CGDA
Auditor Other Ministries/Dept.
Accountant Officer under C&AG
Accountant / Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Dept.
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks Central Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadres
Tax Assistant CBDT
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics
Upper Division Clerk (UDC)
Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD)
Only For Male Candidates
18-30 years
Inspector Posts Department of Post.
Assistant Other ministries / Dept. / Org.
20-27 years Tax Assistant CBEC
20-30 years
Assistant Section officer Central Secretariat Service
Assistant Section officer Ministry of Railway
Assistant Section officer Ministry of External Affairs
Assistant Section officer AFHQ
Assistant Other Ministries / Dept. / Org.
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation
Not Exceeding 30 years
Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics
Assistant Other ministries / Dept. / Org.
Inspector (Preventive officer) CBEC
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAG
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau
Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations.
Assistant / Superintendent Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT
Divisional Accountant Officer under CAG
Up to 30 years
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA)

Relaxations in Upper Age Limit

Reserved categories candidates are provided with the relaxation in years in the upper age limit. We have mentioned below the category-wise upper-age relaxation for the candidates.

Code NoCategoryAge-relaxation (above upper age limit)
1SC/ST5 years
2OBC3 years
3PwD (Unreserved)10 years
4PwD (OBC)13 years
5PwD (SC/ST)15 years
6Ex-Servicemen (ESM)3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
8Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof3 years
9Defence 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
10Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years of the regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application.Upto 40 years of age
11Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as of closing date for receipt of application.Upto 45 years of age
12Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.Up to 35 years of age
13Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ST).Up to 40 years of age

Important Points Regarding the Age Relaxation

  • For the Group ‘B’ Gazetted posts, age relaxation is up to a maximum of 5 years in the case of ECOs/ SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years of Military Service as on the closing date of receipt of applications and whose assignment has been extended beyond 5 years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on 3 months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of an offer of appointment.
  • For any serviceman of the three Armed Forces of the Union to be treated as ExServiceman for the purpose of securing the benefits of reservation, he must have already acquired, at the relevant time of submitting his application for the Post/ Service, the status of ex-serviceman or is in a position to establish his acquired entitlement by documentary evidence from the competent authority that he would complete the specified term of engagement from the Armed Forces within the stipulated period of one year from the closing date for receipt of application i.e. 03-05-2024. Such candidates must also acquire the status of an ex-serviceman within the stipulated period of one year from the closing date of receipt of applications.
  • Age relaxation/ ESM reservation is not admissible to sons, daughters, and dependents of Ex-Servicemen. Therefore, such candidates should not indicate their category as ex-servicemen.

How to Calculate Age for SSC CGL?

Aspiring candidates who will be applying online for the SSC CGL Recruitment 2023 must be aware of the correct method to calculate their age. We have mentioned below all the details regarding the calculation of the age.

Age LimitRemarks
For the posts for which the age limit is 18-27 yearsCandidate must have been born not earlier than 02-08-1996 and not later than 01-08-2005.
For the posts for which the age limit is 20-30 yearsCandidate must have been born not earlier than 02-08-1993 and not later than 01-08-2003.
For the posts for which the age limit is 18-30 yearsCandidate must have been born not earlier than 02-08-1993 and not later than 01-08-2005.
For the post for which the age limit is 18-32 yearsCandidate must have been born not earlier than 02-08-1991 and not later than 01-08-2005.
  • The date of Birth filled in by the candidate in the online application form and the same recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate will be accepted by the Commission for determining the age and no subsequent request for change will be considered or granted.

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Also Read:

SSC CGL 2023 NotificationSSC CGL Eligibility Criteria
SSC CGL Document VerificationSSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1 What is the minimum age limit for the SSC CGL 2023?

Ans. 18 years is the minimum age limit for the SSC CGL 2023.

Q.2 How to calculate the Age for the SSC CGL 2023?

Ans. Candidates can check the detailed calculating procedure of the age for the SSC CGL in this blog.

Q.3 What is the last application date for the SSC CGL 2023?

Ans. Candidates can apply online for the SSC CGL till 3rd May 2023.


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