The SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria has been announced by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) in the official SSC CGL Notification 2024, which was released on 24 June 2024. Candidates must be between 18-32 years old and possess a Bachelor's degree to meet the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2024. The exact age and educational requirements will vary depending on the specific CGL post applied for. Detailed information about the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2024 can be found in the official ssc cgl notification and related articles.

The SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria include factors such as age limit, educational qualifications, nationality, and physical standards. It is important to follow the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria to avoid application rejection. Checking the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria for age limits will help you understand the acceptable age range. Applications from candidates who do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected, and such candidates will not be allowed to take the exam. Make sure to verify the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2024 before applying for the desired post. 

There are different segments in SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2024. Now let’s discuss each segment of SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2024.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria: Nationality Status

The candidates who are looking to apply for SSC CGL Exam 2024 must fulfill the following SSC CGL eligibility criteria regarding Nationality.

  • Citizen of India
  • Subject of Nepal
  • Subject of Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1962.

Post-wise Age Limit for SSC CGL Recruitment

The SSC CGL Recruitment 2024 Examinations impose varied age restrictions depending on the post applied for. Applicants for the SSC CGL 2024 are mandated to meet the specified age criteria as of January 01, 2024.

SSC CGL Department Name of The Post Age Limit
CBI Sub Inspector 20-30 years
NIA Sub Inspector Upto 30 years
Narcotics Sub Inspector 20-30 years
Intelligence Assistant Section Officer Not exceeding than 30 years
CSS Sub Inspector 20-30 years
CBEC Tax Assistant 20-27 years
Directorate of Enforcement Assistant Enforcement Officer Upto 30 years
Ministry of Statastics Junior Statastical Officer Upto 32 years
Other Ministries/Departments/Organisations Assistant 18-30 years
Other Departments All other posts 18-27 years

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria By Date of Birth

According to the official SSC CGL Exam Notification 2024, candidates' date of birth must fall within specific ranges as of January 1, 2024, to be eligible for the exam. The SSC CGL age limit and the permissible date of birth for applying to various posts are outlined below:

Age Limit Eligible DOB
For specific post which has an age limit of 18-27 years Applicants must have been born by January 1, 1994, and not before January 1, 2004.
For specific post which has a age limit of 20-30 years Applicants must have been born by January 2, 1992 and not before January 1, 2002.
For specific post which has a age limit of 18-30 years Applicants must have been born by January 2, 1992 and not before January 1, 2004
For specific post which has a age limit of 18-32 years Applicants must have been born by January 2, 1990 and not before January 1, 2004.

Category-Wise Age Relaxation in SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2024

The SSC offers various provisions for age relaxation to candidates applying for the combined graduate-level examination. This relaxation is determined by factors such as gender, social category, and profession of the applicants. Below is a tabulated format outlining the different SSC CGL age relaxations:

Category Age relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit
SC/ST 5 years
PwBD (Unreserved) 10 years
PwBD (OBC) 13 years
PwBD (SC/ST) 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 3 years following the date on which the military duty was actually performed reduced by the real age.
Defense personnel who became unable to perform their duties while engaged in combat with any foreign nation or in a volatile situation and were subsequently discharged 3 years
Defense personnel who became unable to perform their duties while engaged in combat with any foreign nation or in a volatile situation and were subsequently discharged and also belong to SC/ST category 8 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as of closing date for receipt of application. Upto 40 years of age
Central Govt.Central Govt. Civilian Employees who belong to SC, ST and have not rendered at least not less than three years of regular and continuous service as given on the closing date for the application's receipt. Upto 45 years of age
Divorced Women/ Widow Women / Women judicially separated and who are yet to marry. Up to 35 years of age
Women who belong to SC/SCT and are divorced/Widows / Women judicially separated and who are yet to marry. Up to 40 years of age

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2024: Post-wise Education Qualification

Applicants seeking to participate in the SSC CGL 2024 examination need to hold at least a bachelor’s degree. Nonetheless, certain positions requires specific educational qualifications. The table below illustrates the diverse SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria for educational qualification corresponding to each post of  SSC CGL.

Assistant Audit/ Accounts Officer You need to have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university or school in any subject. If possible, it's preferred to have qualifications like being a Chartered Accountant, Cost & Management Accountant, Company Secretary, MBA in Finance, or a Masters in Business Economics. M.Com is also acceptable.
Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) You need to have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university. If you had math in your 12th grade, you should have at least 60% in it. Or, your bachelor's degree can include Statistics as one of your subjects.
Statistical Investigator Grade-II You need to have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university or institution. And in that degree, you should have studied statistics as one of the subjects.
Other Posts You need a bachelor's degree from a recognized university or its equivalent. This could include degrees like BA, B.Sc, B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.Tech, and so on.

Physical SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria for the Post of Inspector (Central Excise/ Preventive Officer/ Examiner)

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria for Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN

Physical Standards Male Female
Height 157.5 cm (relaxation of 5 cm for Garhwal, Assamese, Gorkhas and ST members) 152 cm (relaxation of 2.5 cm for Garhwal, Assamese, Gorkhas and ST members)
Weight - 48 KGs (Those who are Gorkhas, Garhwal, Assamese and ST members get a relaxation of 2 Kgs)
Chest 81 CMs (fully expanded) -
Physical Test Cycling: 8 KMs in 30 minutes
Walking: 1600 metres in 15 minutes
Cycling: 3 KMs in 25 minutes
Walking: 1 KM in 20 minutes

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria for CBI Sub Inspector Post

Physical Standards Male Female
Height 165 cm (Hills men and Tribals get relaxation of 5 cms) 150 cm (Hills men and Tribals get relaxation of 5 cms)
Chest 76 cm with expansion -
Vision
  • Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
  • Near vision
    • 0.6 in one eye
    • 0.8 in the other eye
  • Distant vision:
    • 6/6 in one
    • 6/9 in the other eye

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria for the Sub Inspector NIA position: 2024

Physical Standards Male Female
Height 170 cm (relaxation of 5 cm for Hills tribe and STs) 150 cm (relaxation of 5 cm for Hills tribe and STs)
Chest 76 cm with expansion -
Vision
  • Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
  • Near vision
    • 0.6 in one eye
    • 0.8 in the other eye
  • Distant vision:
    • 6/6 in one
    • 6/9 in the other eye

FAQ

Failure to meet the age requirement will prevent you from completing the SSC CGL application form. To qualify for SSC CGL in 2024, you must adhere to the age limit of being under 32 years old, as per the SSC CGL eligibility criteria.

The minimum age requirement for SSC CGL is 18 years old.

Candidates belonging to the general and EWS categories do not qualify for age relaxation.

Certainly, you are eligible to apply for SSC CGL 2024. However, please note that for specific positions in NIA, candidates from the general category must meet a minimum height requirement of 170 cm.

Applicants for the SSC CGL exam must be within the age limit of 32 years.

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