SSC CGL Eligibility 2020 | Age Limit, Qualification, Attempts

SSC CGL Eligibility 2020

Staff Selection Commission(SSC) conducts All India Level Combined Graduate Level exam every year. Around 27 Lakh aspirants apply for SSC CGL exam each year. This exam is a ray of hope for Indian youth and best opportunity to be Group B and Group C Officers because it has widest age limit range and not so strict qualifications (as compared to other competitive exams). So, if you are a graduate, you must read this article till end, because:

85% of aspirants applying for SSC CGL are not aware about eligibility criteria of A to Z posts due to which they are missing various opportunities. I guarantee that there are some posts for which you are eligible, but you are not aware of it !!

SSC CGL Eligibility 2020

Staff Selection Commission selects graduates for ‘All India Posts’ in various departments, organisations and ministries having varied age limit, physical eligibility, qualification, etc. So, SSC CGL Eligibility becomes a major topic of analysis. We will have a detailed overview of all those posts so that you will find atleast 2-3 new opportunities at the end of this article.

We will Cover Following Topics related to SSC CGL Eligibility 2020 :

  1. SSC CGL Eligibility w.r.t. Location
  2. SSC CGL Qualification (Post-Wise)
  3. SSC CGL Eligibility for 34 Posts (One by One)
  4. SSC CGL Age Relaxation for SC, ST, OBC, PWD,
  5. SSC CGL Age Limit (Lastest Updated by SSC)

SSC CGL Eligibility with Respect to Location

We will begin with most basic eligibility of SSC CGL, that is, with respect to location.

Aspirant applying for SSC CGL Exam must be:

  1. Indian Citizen  (or)
  2. Subject of Nepal (or)
  3. Subject of Bhutan

(He/she can also be a Tibetan Refugee who is in India before 1st of January 1962 with intention of permanently residing in India)

99% aspirants reading this article are Indian Citizens, so no issue in this section !

SSC CGL Qualification (Based on Different Posts)

We will see Educational Qualification for SSC CGL exam for all 34 posts for which you can apply in SSC CGL Exam 2019-20.

You can be a graduate from any field (Arts, Commerce, Science, BTech) to apply for SSC CGL Exam. You will be eligible for more than 95% posts with just a graduation degree. (Your degree must be from a recognized university)

Posts in SSC CGL which require Additional Qualification along with Degree:

1. Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer 

You must be a Chartered Accountant (CA) or Company Secretary (CS) or Accountant in Cost and Management or Masters in Commerce/Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (in Finance) or you can also be a Master in Business Economics.

2. Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) 

You must have a degree from recognized university with minimum 60% marks in Maths in 12th Standard (or) you must have Statistics subject at degree level. 

If you have any one of it, you are eligible for Junior Statistical Officer.

3. Statistical Investigator Grade-2  

Degree from recognized university is must with Statistics as one of its subjects (remember that you must have studied Statistics in all 3 years of graduation)

For all other posts, Eligibility criteria is just a Degree from recognized University (Arts, Commerce, Science, Btech) !!

Now we will see SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria for all 34 posts (One by one). We will see Educational Qualification, Age limit in terms of birthdate, etc and much more.

Also Check: SSC CGL Exam Pattern (Tier 1, 2, 3, 4)

SSC CGL Eligibility Post-Wise (All 34 Posts)

Category 1 : Pay Level 8 (Rupees 47,600 - 151100)

1. Assistant Audit Officer Post in Indian Audit and Accounts Department under CAG 

Post is classified as : Group B Gazetted Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : OH (OL, BL, OA) and HH 

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be Less than 30 Years

2. Assistant Accounts Officer Post in Indian Audit and Accounts Department under CAG 

Post is classified as : Group B Gazetted Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted :OH (OL, BL, OA) and HH 

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be Less than 30 Years

Category 2: Pay Level 7 (Rupees 44900 -142400)

3. Assistant Section Officer Post in Central Secretariat Service 

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted :OA, OL, OAL, LV, B, BL, and HH

SSC CGL Eligibility for this post: Must be within 20-30 Years

4. Assistant Section Officer Post in Intelligence Bureau

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted :Not allowed

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be less than 30 years

5. Assistant Section Officer Post in Ministry of Railway 

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted :OA, B, BL, OL, LV & HH

SSC CGL Eligibility Age limit : Must be within 20- 30 years

6. Assistant Section Officer Post in Ministry of External Affairs 

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted :OA, BL, OAL, OL, B, LV & HH

SSC CGL Eligibility Age limit: Must be within 20- 30 years

7. Assistant Section Officer Post in AFHQ 

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted :OA, BL, OAL, OL, B, LV & HH

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be within 20- 30 years

8. Assistant in all other Ministry, Department and Organization 

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted :OA, BL, OAL, OL, B, LV & HH

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be within 18- 30 years

9. Assistant Section Officer in all other Ministry, Department and Organization 

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted :OA, BL, OAL, OL, B, LV & HH

SSC CGL Eligibility Age Criteria: Must be less than 30 years

10. Assistant in all other Ministry, Department and Organization 

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted :OA, BL, OAL, OL, B, LV & HH

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be within 20- 30 years

11. Inspector of Income Tax in CBDT 

Post is classified as : Group C Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : OA, BL, OAL, HH, OL

SSC CGL Eligibility Age for this post: Must be less than 30 years

12. Inspector (of Central Excise)  in CBIC 

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : OAL, HH, OA, OL 

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be less than 30 years

13. Inspector (i.e. Preventive Officer)  in CBIC 

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : OAL, HH, OA, OL 

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be less than 30 years

14. Inspector (i.e. Examiner)  in CBIC 

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : OAL, HH, OA, OL 

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be less than 30 years

15. Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Revenue Dept.  

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : Not eligible

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be less than 30 years

16. Sub Inspector post in CBI 

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : Not eligible

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be within 20-30 years

17. Inspector Posts in ‘Department of Post’ 

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : Not eligible

SSC CGL Eligibility Age Limit: Must be within 18-30 years

18. ‘Inspector’ Post in Central Bureau of Narcotics  

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : Not eligible

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be less than 30 years

Category 3: Pay Level 6 (Rupees 35400 - 112400)

19. ‘Assistant’ Post in other Organization, Ministry and Department

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : OA, OAL, LV, OL, B, BL and HH

SSC CGL Eligibility Age :Must be less than 30 years

20. Assistant or Superintendent Post in other Organization, Ministry and Department

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : OA, OAL, LV, OL, B, BL and HH

SSC CGL Eligibility Age :Must be less than 30 years

21. Divisional Accountant Post in Offices which come under C  and AG

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : PD, OL, D

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be less than 30 years

22. Sub Inspector Post in NIA , i.e. National Investigation Agency 

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : Not Eligible

SSC CGL Eligibility Age Criteria: Upto 30 years of Age

23. Junior Statistical Officer post in Statistics and Program Implementation

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : Not Eligible

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Upto 32 years of Age

24. Statistical Investigator Grade-Two post in Registrar General of India

Post is classified as : Group B Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : Not Eligible

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be less than 30 Years

25. ‘Auditor’ post in all Offices under C and AG 

Post is classified as : Group C Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : OL, BL, OA and HH

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be within 18-27 Years

26. ‘Auditor’ post in all other Ministry/Department 

Post is classified as : Group C Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : OL, BL, OA and HH

SSC CGL Eligibility Age Criteria: Must be within 18-27 Years

27. ‘Auditor’ post in all the offices which come under CGDA

Post is classified as : Group C Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : BL, HH, OA, OL and VH

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be within 18-27 Years

28. ‘Accountant’ post in all the offices which come under C and AG 

Post is classified as : Group C Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : BL, B, LV, HH, OA, OL, OAL

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be within 18-27 Years

29. ‘Accountant or Junior Accountant’ post in other Ministry

Post is classified as : Group C Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : BL, B, LV, HH, OA, OL, OAL

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be within 18-27 Years

Category 4: Pay Level 4 (Rupees 25500 to 81100)

30. ‘Senior Secretariat Assistant’ or  ‘Upper Division Clerk’ Post 

Under Office : Central Government Offices and all Ministries except CSCS cadres

Post is classified as : Group C Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : B, LV, HH, OA, OL, BL, OAL

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be within 18-27 Years

31. ‘Tax Assistant ‘ post in CBDT 

Post is classified as : Group C Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : Not Applicable

SSC CGL Eligibility Age Limit: Must be within 18-27 Years

32. ‘Tax Assistant ‘ post in CBIC 

Post is classified as : Group C Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : OAL, B, LV, HH, OL, OA, BL 

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be within 18-27 Years

33. ‘Sub-Inspector’ post in (CBN) Central Bureau of Narcotics  ‘ post in CBIC 

Post is classified as : Group C Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : Not eligible

SSC CGL Eligibility Age : Must be within 18-27 Years

34. ‘Upper Division Clerk’ post in Ministry of Defence ( Border Road Organisation 

(This post is applicable for Male aspirants only)

Post is classified as : Group C Post

Which Physical Disability Permitted : Not eligible

SSC CGL Eligibility Age Criteria: Must be within 18-27 Years

So, SSC CGL Eligibility for 2019-20 has been covered for all 34 posts. If you want exact Age Limit for SSC CGL exam based on birthdate, separate article is made on it for ease of aspirants.

SSC CGL Age Relaxation for SC, ST, OBC, Ex-Servicemen

Now let us see most common question of SSC CGL aspirants, “What is age relaxation for SSC CGL Exam?” So, we will see age relaxation for different categories like SC, ST, OBC, Physically handicapped, Ex Servicemen and Bank Employees. This age relaxation must be taken as a plus point because even 1 extra attempt matters alot in case of SSC CGL exam.

SSC CGL Eligibility Relaxation (Age Limit) for Different Categories :

Code No. Category Exact Relaxation
01 SC 5 Years Relaxation
01 ST 5 Years Relaxation
02 OBC 3 Years Relaxation
03 Person with Disabilities

PWD (Unreserved)

10 Years Relaxation
04 Person with Disabilities

PWD (OBC)

13 Years Relaxation
05 Person with Disabilities

PWD (SC/ST)

15 Years Relaxation
06 Ex-Servicemen 3 years (after subtracting

military service from Age)

07 Domicile in J and K 5 Years Relaxation
08 Disabled Defence Person 3 Years Relaxation
09 Disabled Defence Person (SC/ST) 8 Years Relaxation

For Group C posts, there exists relaxation in upper age limit. So, lets have a look at SSC CGL Relaxation for Group C Posts:

Central Govt. Civilian Employees

With 3 years of minimum service

Up to 40 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) with 3 years of minimum service Up to 45 years of age
Widows or Women who are divorced or Women judicially separated

 

Up to 35 years of age
Widows or Women who are divorced or Women judicially (SC/ST) Up to 40 years of age

Also Check: SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 (Chapter-wise weightage)

Who is Ex-Servicemen in SSC CGL Exam ?

SSC CGL Eligibility Ex Servicemen

SSC CGL Eligibility Latest Changes in Different Posts :

SSC CGL Age limit keeps on changing multiple times. There is relaxation in some posts in every years notification.

SSC CGL Eligibility 2020 for Tax Assistant has been relaxed in terms of age limit. Now, minimum age limit for applying for Tax Assistant post is 18 Years (which was earlier 20 years)

SSC CGL Tax Assistant Age Limit

All latest SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria’s in terms of age limit, relaxation, qualification and physical handicapped criterias are updated in table above (So, be relaxed !)

Also Check: SSC CGL Exam Dates 2020 (Tier 1, 2, 3, 4)

Conclusion

You all are now well verse with SSC CGL Eligibility 2020 for all 34 posts.  Qualification for SSC CGL exam was also explained in detail. But you must remember that just knowing the eligibility criteria is not enough. Because if you want to beat the competition of 27 lakh aspirants, then its must to follow detailed strategies made by us:

If you will follow these strategies, no one can stop you from getting the post of your choice in upcoming SSC CGL Exam. And if you have any doubts, do let us know in the comment section below. Sarkari Service will solve your doubts within 24 hours.

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