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SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2023, Check Age Limit, Educational Qualification

Last updated on 13-Sep-2023

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria: Every year lakhs of aspiring candidates appear in the SSC CGL Examination. Candidates who are willing to appear for the SSC CGL Exam 2023 must be aware of the eligibility criteria. Candidates can only apply online when they fulfill the eligibility criteria of the SSC. SSC CGL Notification 2023 has been released on the 3rd of April 2023 and the application procedure has also started for the candidates. In this article, we have briefly mentioned the details of SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2023 to provide a better idea to the candidates. 

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SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2023

SSC has its own set of criteria that needs to be fulfilled by the candidates to be eligible to apply online for the examination. SSC CGL eligibility criteria are based on three parameters: age, educational qualification, and nationality.

Age limit

The candidate's age 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

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Relaxation in Age Limit

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

Nationality

A candidate must be either:

  1. a citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Nepal, or
  3. a subject of Bhutan, or
  4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st of January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia,of and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Educational Qualification

The educational qualification required for the various post is as follows:

Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

  1. Essential Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree from a recognized University or Institute.
  2. Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant Cost & Management Accountant Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Master in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Master in Business Economics.
  3. During the period of probation direct recruits shall have to qualify for the "Subordinate Audit/ Accounts Service Examination" in respective branches for confirmation and regular appointment as Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer.

Junior Statistical Officer

  1. 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 the degree level.
  2. Statistical Investigator Grade II:
  3. Bachelor's Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognized University or Institute. The candidates must have studied Statistics as a subject in all three years or all 6 semesters of the graduation course.

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All other Posts:

  1. Bachelor's Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
  2. The candidates who have appeared in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however, they must possess an Essential qualification on or before the cut-off date

Let's go through the SSC CGL Physical standards for various posts for men and women :

Physical standards for the post of Inspector (Central Excise/Examiner/Preventive Officer), Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN

Physical standards for the post of Inspector (Central Excise/Examiner/Preventive Officer), Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN for male and female candidates are as follows :

Male Candidates

  • Physical Standards:
  1. Height - 157.5 cm (Relaxable by 5cm in the case of Garhwali, Assamese, Gorkhas, and members of Scheduled tribes)
  2. Chest - 81 cm (fully expanded with a minimum expansion of 5cm)
  • Physical Test:

Walking: 1600 meters in 15 minutes. Cycling: 8 Km. in 30 minutes.

Female Candidates:

  • Physical standards (Minimum):
  1. Height - 152 cm
  2. Weight - 48 kg
  3. Height relaxable by 2.5cms and weight relaxable by 2 kgs for Gorkhas, Garhwali, Assamese, and members of Scheduled Tribes
  • Physical Test
  1. Walking: 1 Km. in 20 minutes.
  2. Cycling:  3 Km. in 25 minutes.

NOTE: For the post of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer), persons with disabilities will have to meet the physical standards i.e. height, chest, and weight as prescribed for the relevant post. However, for orthopedically disabled candidates, the following relaxation in Physical Tests is allowed:

  • The test of "Walking" shall not be insisted in the case of OL and OAL categories.
  • The test of "Cycling" shall not be insisted in the case of OA, OL, and OAL categories.

Physical standards for the Post of Sub- Inspector in the Central Bureau of Investigation

Physical standards for the post of Sub-Inspector in the Central Bureau of Investigation :

  • Height
  1. For men – 165 cm
  2. For women – 150 cm
  3. Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals: 5 cm
  • Chest

76 cm with expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)

  • Vision
  1. Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
  2. Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye. Near vision is 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in another eye.

C.  Physical standards for the Post of Sub-Inspector in the National Investigation Agency

Physical standards for the post of Sub- Inspector in the National Investigation Agency is :

  • Height :
  1. For men – 170 cms.
  2. For women – 150 cm.
  3. Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals: 5 cm.
  • Chest :

76 cm with expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)

3. Vision :

  1. Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
  2. Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye. Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eye.

D.  Physical standards for the Post of Sub-Inspector/ Junior Intelligence Officer in Narcotics Control Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs

  • Height
  1. For men – 165 cm.
  2. For women  – 152 cm.

Note: Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribal those in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Lahual and Spiti district and Pangi Sub-division of Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, Union territory of Ladakh, Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Union territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Union Territories of Lakshadweep: 5 cms.

  • Chest :

76 cm (unexpanded) with 5 cms expansion for all candidates (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)

  • Vision :
  1. Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
  2. Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye. Near vision is 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in another eye.

Note: Candidates are advised to make sure before opting for any category of post that they fulfill the requirements for that category. The physical measurements (including vision test) for candidates will be conducted by the concerned Indenting Departments and only those candidates who fulfill the specified physical measurements will be eligible for the respective posts. No request from candidates for allotting to any other service/ category of post will be entertained by the Commission if the nominated candidates fail to meet the physical requirements. Thus, the onus of fulfilling the eligibility criteria will exclusively be on the candidates opting for such posts.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria: Region-wise Physical Standards

S/ NoRegionStates/Region includedPhysical Standards  
   Minimum HeightChestMinimum Weight
(a)Western HimalayanJ&K,  Himachal  Pradesh,  Punjab Hills  (Area South  and west of the  Inter  State Border between Himachal Pradesh and  Punjab and North  and East of Road of Mukerian Hoshiarpur, 
Garh Shankar, Ropar  and Chandigarh), Uttarakhand
158
cms
Minimum  75 cm (Unexpanded) and expansion by 5 cm47.5 Kgs
(b)Eastern Himalayan RegionSikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya,  Assam & Hill region of
West Bengal (Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts and Andaman Nicobar)
152
cms
Minimum  75 cm (Unexpanded) and expansion by 5 cm47.5 Kgs
(c)West  Plain RegionPunjab, Haryana,    Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Western UP162.5
cms
Minimum  76 cm (Unexpanded) and expansion by 5 cm50 Kgs
(d)Eastern PlainEastern UP, Bihar, West Bengal & Orissa and Jharkhand157
cms
Minimum  75 cm (Unexpanded) and expansion by 5 cm50 Kgs
(e)Central RegionGujrat, Maharashtra  and  Madhya Pradesh, Dadar Nagar & Haveli, Daman & Diu and Chhattisgarh157
cms
Minimum  75 cm (Unexpanded) and expansion by 5 cm50 Kgs
(f)Southern RegionAndhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa and Pondicherry, Telangana157
cms
Minimum  75 cm (Unexpanded) and expansion by 5 cm50 kgs

Relaxation

SSC provides relaxation in physical standards to the reserved categories and they are as follows:

CategoryMinimum heightChestMinimum weight
Relaxation to sons of serving/ Ex-GREF personnel)2 cms1 cm2 Kgs
Relaxation in DD cases (this will be applicable to own son's adopted son and not any other relative)2 cms1 cm2 Kgs
Gorkhas (Indian Domicile)152
cms
Minimum 75 cm (Unexpanded) and
expansion by 5 cm
47.5 Kgs

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FAQs

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 Group–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? +

The SSC CGL exam comprises of 2 tiers, both of which are online.

When is the SSC CGL 2023 notification is released? +

SSC CGL 2023 Notification has been released on the 3rd April 2023

What is the start date for SSC CGL 2023 application? +

The SSC CGL 2023 online application procedure started on 3rd April 2023 and ends on 3rd May 2023.

What is the last date for SSC CGL 2023 application? +

3rd May 2023 is the last date for SSC CGL 2023 application.

What are the vacancies released for SSC CGL 2023? +

Approx 7500 vacancies has been released in the SSC CGL 2023.

What is the SSC CGL New Exam Pattern 2023? +

1. SSC CGL will now have only 2 tiers- Tier I and II. Tier - III and Tier - IV have been removed.
2. Tier - 2 Exam Pattern changed. Additional subjects of Reasoning, General Awareness and Computer Proficiency added.
3. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of overall performance of candidates in Tier-II Examination only.
4. Sectional Cut off introduced in Tier- 2. This means Tier-1 is qualifying in nature now.
5. Changes in Negative Marking in Tier-2.

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