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SSC CGL Eligibility 2021 - Age, Education

It is always a good idea for the candidates to know about the eligibility criteria before appearing for any examination. This section deals with the eligibility criteria such as age, educational qualification, nationality for the candidates who are interested in appearing for the SSC CGL exam.

SSC CGL 2021 Eligibility Criteria

SSC CGL eligibility criteria are based on three parameters: age, educational qualification and nationality.

Age limit

The candidate age is needed to be in between 18 and 32 years. Relaxation in age is applicable for the candidates coming under specific categories. The details are as follows:

Age limitPostDepartment
18-27 yearsAuditorOfficer under C&AG
AuditorOfficer Under CGDA
AuditorOther Ministries/Dept.
AccountantOfficer under C&AG
Accountant / Junior AccountantOther Ministry/ Dept.
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerksCentral Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadres
Tax AssistantCBDT
Sub-InspectorCentral Bureau of Narcotics
Upper Division Clerk (UDC)Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD)
Only For Male Candidates
18-30 yearsInspector PostsDepartment of Post.
AssistantOther ministries / Dept. / Org.
20-27 yearsTax AssistantCBEC
20-30 yearsAssistant Section officerCentral Secretariat Service
Assistant Section officerMinistry of Railway
Assistant Section officerMinistry of External Affairs
Assistant Section officerAFHQ
AssistantOther Ministries / Dept. / Org.
Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of Investigation
Not Exceeding 30 yearsInspector, (Central Excise)CBEC
InspectorCentral Bureau of Narcotics
AssistantOther ministries / Dept. / Org.
Inspector (Preventive officer)CBEC
Inspector (Examiner)CBEC
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAG
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG
Assistant Section OfficerIntelligence Bureau
Assistant Section OfficerOther Ministries / Departments/ Organisations.
Assistant / SuperintendentOther Ministries / Departments/ Organisations
Inspector of Income TaxCBDT
Divisional AccountantOfficer under CAG
Up to 30 yearsAssistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)
Up to 32 yearsJunior Statistical OfficerM/O Statistics & Prog. Implementation
CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC3 years
ST/SC5 years
PH+Gen10 years
PH + OBC13 years
PH + SC/ST15 years
Ex-Servicemen (Gen)3 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 years


The candidate must be an Indian citizen or of Indian origin or a subject of Nepal/Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee.

Educational qualification

The candidate should have completed their graduation from a recognised university or institute.


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What qualification in the education background is required to appear for the SSC CGL exam?

The minimum educational qualification required to appear for the SSC CGL exam is graduation.

What kind of government jobs will a candidate qualify for by clearing the SSC CGL exam? +

Clearing the SSC CGL exam qualifies a candidate to Group–B and –C posts in the various departments of the Government of India.

In what languages is the SSC CGL exam conducted? +

The SSC CGL exam is conducted in both English and Hindi mediums.

How many exam tiers are there in the SSC CGL exam? +

The SSC CGL exam comprises 4 tiers, of which tiers I and II are conducted online and tiers III and IV are conducted offline.

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