SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit, Educational Qualification

Exam Date

May 29, 2021

Result Date

Jun 1, 2021

Apr 7, 2021

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Candidates have to meet the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria before filling the SSC CGL 2021  Exam Application form. Only eligible candidates can apply for this exam. In case, if any misleading would be found by the authority in the SSC CGL application form, it would be rejected without a second thought. SSC CGL 2021  Eligibility Criteria is broadly divided based on nationality, education, and age limit. 

SSC CGL 2021 Eligibility 

If a candidate has fulfilled all the prescribed criteria then he or she can very well start with the exam preparation by having a look at the SSC CGL Exam PatternA person who is eligible for SSC CGL Exam must have fulfilled the following criteria which are broadly divided into the following headers. 

SSC CGL 2021 Academic Qualification

Here, every post has different eligibility criteria, and based on the level of the post the bifurcation is done. So for each post as mentioned below the candidate must have completed the appropriate degree to be qualified to attempt this exam.

  • Assistant Audit Officer: Requires a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.

  • Statistical Investigator Grade-II:  This post requires a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at the 12th standard level or Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics as one of the subjects.

  • Compiler: A Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as a subject.

  • All other posts: Candidates should have a Bachelors's degree from a recognized university or institute. For posts of Assistant Section Officer in CSS, Computer Proficiency Test is also required. 

SSC CGL 2021 Age Limit Qualification

Same as the academic criterion the age limit for each post differs and it is tabulated below. SSC CGL strictly follows this age limit mentioned.

The following tabular columns classify the recruitment posts according to the pay scale and the age required.

Pay Level-8 (INR 47600 to 151100)

The eligibility criteria of SSC CGL exa for the Pay Level-8 is given below in the table.

S.no Name of Post Name of Department Classification
of Posts
Nature of Physical
Disabilities permissible for
the post
Age Limit
1 Assistant Audit
Officer
Indian Audit &
Accounts
Department under
C&AG
Group “B”
Gazetted (Non
Ministerial)
OH (OA, OL, BL) & HH Not exceeding
30 years.
2 Assistant
Accounts
Officer
Indian Audit &
Accounts
Department under
C&AG
Group “B”
Gazetted (Non
Ministerial)
OH (OA, OL, BL) & HH Not exceeding
30 years.

Pay Level-7 (INR 44900 to 142400)

The eligibility criteria of SSC CGL exa for the Pay Level-7 is given below in the table.

S.no Name of Post Name of Department Classification
of Posts
Nature of Physical
Disabilities permissible for
the post
Age Limit
1 Assistant
Section Officer
Central Secretariat
Service
Group “B” OA, OL, B, BL, OAL, LV &
HH
20-30 years    

2

Assistant
Section Officer
Intelligence
Bureau
Group “B” Post not identified suitable for
PwD candidates
Not exceeding
30 years

3

Assistant
Section Officer
Ministry of
Railway
Group “B” OA, OL, B, BL, LV & HH 20-30 years

4

Assistant
Section Officer
Ministry of
External Affairs
Group “B” OA, OL, B, BL, OAL, LV &
HH
20-30 years

5

Assistant
Section Officer
AFHQ Group “B” OA, OL, B, BL, OAL, LV &
HH
20-30 years

6

Assistant

Other Ministries/

Departments/

Organizations

Group “B”

OA, OL, B, BL, OAL, LV &
HH

18-30 years

7

Assistant

Group “B”

OA, OL, B, BL, OAL, LV &
HH

20-30 years

8

Assistant
Section Officer

Group “B”

OA, OL, B, BL, OAL, LV &
HH

Not exceeding
30 years

9

Inspector of
Income Tax
CBDT Group “C”

OA, OL, BL, OAL, HH

 

Not exceeding
30 years

10

Inspector,
(Central Excise)
CBIC Group “B”

OA, OL, OAL, HH

Not exceeding
30 years

11

Inspector
(Preventive
Officer)
Group “B”

OA, OL, OAL, HH

Not exceeding
30 years

12

Inspector
(Examiner)
Group “B”

 

OA, OL, OAL, HH

Not exceeding
30 years

13 Assistant
Enforcement
Officer
Directorate of
Enforcement,
Department of
Revenue
Group “B” Post not identified suitable for
PwD candidates
Up to 30 years

14

Sub Inspector Central Bureau of
Investigation
Group “B”

Post not identified suitable for
PwD candidates

20-30 years

15

Inspector Posts

Department of
Post
Group “B”

Post not identified suitable for
PwD candidates

18-30 years

16

Inspector

Central Bureau of
Narcotics
Group “B”

Post not identified suitable for
PwD candidates

Not exceeding
30 years

Pay Level-6 (INR 35400 to 112400)

The eligibility criteria of SSC CGL exa for the Pay Level-6 is given below in the table.

S.no Name of Post  Name of Department Classification
of Posts
Nature of Physical
Disabilities permissible for
the post
Age Limit

1

Assistant

Other Ministries/
Departments/
Organizations

Group “B”

OA, OL, B, BL, OAL, LV &
HH

Not exceeding
30 years

2 Assistant/
Superintendent
Group “B”
3 Divisional
Accountant
Offices under
C&AG
Group “B” OL, PD, D
4 Sub Inspector National
Investigation
Agency (NIA)
Group “B” Post not identified suitable for
PWD candidates.
Up to 30 years
5 Junior
Statistical
Officer
M/o Statistics &
Programme
Implementation.
Group “B” Up to 32 years
6 Statistical
Investigator
Grade-II
Registrar General
of India
Group “B” Not exceeding
30 years

Pay Level-5 (INR 29200 to 92300)

The eligibility criteria of SSC CGL exa for the Pay Level-5 is given below in the table.

S.no Name of Post Ministry/
Department/
Office/ Cadre
Classification
of Posts
Nature of Physical
Disabilities
permissible for the
post
Age Limit
1 Auditor Offices under
C&AG
Group “C” OA, OL, BL & HH 18-27 years
2 Other Ministry/
Departments 
Group “C” 18-27 years
3 Offices under
CGDA
Group “C” OA, OL, BL, HH &
VH
18-27 years
4 Accountant Offices under
C&AG
Group “C” OA, OL, OAL, BL,
B, LV, HH
18-27 years
5 Accountant/
Junior
Accountant
Other Ministry/
Departments
Group “C” OA, OL, OAL, BL,
HH
18-27 years
 

Pay Level-4 (INR 25500 to 81100)

The eligibility criteria of SSC CGL exa for the Pay Level-4 is given below in the table.

S.no Name of Post Ministry/ Department/
Office/ Cadre
Classification
of Posts
Nature of Physical
Disabilities permissible
for the post
Age Limit
1 Senior
Secretariat
Assistant/
Upper Division
Clerks
Central Govt. Offices/
Ministries other than
CSCS cadres.
Group “C” OA, OL, BL, OAL, B,
LV, HH
18-27 years
2 Tax Assistant CBDT Group “C” BL, OL, PD, D, PB, B,
OA, OAL
18-27 years
3 CBIC Group “C” OL, OA, BL, OAL, B,
LV, HH
18-27 years
4 Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of
Narcotics
Group “C” Post not identified
suitable for PwD
candidate
18-27 years
5 Upper Division
Clerks
Dte. Gen Border Road
Organisation (MoD)
Group “C” Post not identified
suitable for PwD
candidate
18-27 years

SSC CGL 2021 Eligibility - Age Relaxation

Although there is an age limit for all the posts, candidates belonging to SC or ST community can avail of this age relaxation. It is tabulated below.

SSC-CGL Age Relaxation
Categories Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
PH 10 Years
PH + OBC 13 Years
PH + SC/ST 15 Years
Ex-servicemen (General) 3 Years 
Ex-servicemen (OBS) 6 Years
Ex-servicemen (SC/ST) 8 Years

 

SSC CGL Age Relaxation For Group B
For Group B Posts Only
Categories Age Relaxation
Central Government Civilian Employees - General/Unserved (who have rendered minimum 3 years service before the application date) 5 Years
Central Government Civilian Employees - OBC (who have rendered minimum 3 years service before the application date) 8 (5+3) Years
Central Government Civilian Employees - SC/ST(who have rendered minimum 3 years service before the application date) 10 (5+5) Years

 

SSC CGL Age Relaxation For Group B
For Group C Posts Only 
Categories Age Relaxation
Central Govt. Civilian Employees - General / Unreserved (who have rendered minimum 3 years service before the application date) Up to 40 Years of Age
Central Government Civilian Employees - OBC(who have rendered minimum 3 years service before the application date) Up to 43 Years of Age
Central Government Civilian Employees - SC/ST(who have rendered minimum 3 years service before the application date) Up to 45 Years of Age
Candidates who resided in Jammu & Kashmir from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 (Unreserved / General) 5 Years
Candidates who resided in Jammu & Kashmir from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 (OBC) 8 Years
Candidates who resided in Jammu & Kashmir from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 (SC/ST) 10 Years
 Widows, Divorced Women, Women judicially separated and are not remarried (Unreserved/General) Up to 35 Years of Age
Widows, Divorced Women, Women judicially separated and are not remarried (OBC) Up to 38 Years of Age
Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated & are not remarried (SC/ST) Up to 40 Years of Age
Defense Personnel disabled during a war with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (Unreserved/General) 5 Years
Defence Personnel disabled during the war with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (OBC) 8 (5+3) Years
Defence Personnel disabled in during the war with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST) 10 (5+5) Years

SSC CGL 2021 Nationality Eligibility

As per prescribed SSC CGL 2021 Eligibility, a candidate's nationality must fall under any of the following mentioned aspects: 

A candidate must be either:

  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement,
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanent settlement.
SSC CGL Syllabus

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