CGL Exam Eligibility Criteria | Eligibility for SSC CGL

Eligibility Criteria

(i) Age:

(a) Statistical Investigator Gr II : Max 32 years
(b) Assistant in CSS / Tax Assistant(CBEC): 20 – 27 years
(c) Assistant in IB: 21 – 27 years
(d) Assistant Enforcement Officer / SI in CBI / SI in NIA : Max : 30 years
(e) SI in Central Bureau of Narcotics: 18 – 25 years
(c) All Other posts : 18 – 27 years

(ii) Educational Qualification: Graduation or equivalent(All posts)

(i) Compiler : Graduation (Economics/Statistics/Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject).
(ii) Statistical Investigator Grade – II : Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University 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 degree level.
(iii) All other Posts: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for CGL exam 2019 has been described below, clause by clause.

CGL 2019 Age Limit

Candidate’s age must fall in between 18 to 32 years (as on 1st August 2019) in order to apply for CGL exam. Further, age limits are also dictated by the post they apply for.

Age Relaxations are applicable as under:

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PH (GEN)10 years
PH (SC/ST)15 years
PH(OBC)13 years
Ex-Servicemen (GEN)3 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 years

For the detailed description of age limits, read the information brochure carefully.


A candidate must hold either of the following nationality to be eligible to apply for SSC CGL exam:

  • an Indian citizen, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a Bhutanese subject, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came to India prior to 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • a migrant of Indian origin from the East African Countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire, or from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam who migrated with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Education Eligibility for SSC CGL

Post wise education qualification is tabulated below:

PostEducational Qualification
Assistant Audit OfficerBachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University
Desirable Qualifications: Company Secretary or Cost & Management Accountant or  Chartered Accountant or master’s in Commerce or master’s in Business Studies or master’s in Business Economics or master’s in Business Administration (Finance).
Junior Statistical Officerbachelor’s degree from a recognized Institute/University in any subject, with Mathematics at 10 + 2 level cleared with at least 60% Marks
bachelor’s degree in any discipline with Statistics as
one of the subjects in graduation.
All Other PostsBachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a
recognized University or equivalent

Note: Candidates currently in the final year or final semester of the above Qualifying Examinations can also apply.

Physical Fitness: Candidates applying for the posts of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency) must qualify certain Physical requirements.

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