SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit, Physical Standards, Qualification

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SSC CGL Eligibility, Age Limit, Qualification

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2021: It is a key factor in determining the recruitment of candidates for positions in Group B and Group C under the Government of India.

Age Limit, Nationality, Educational Qualifications, etc. are SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria in 2021 set by the Staff Selection Committee (SSC). Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria set by the committee in order to be selected for the SSC CGL 2021 exam.

The SSC CGL qualification requires candidates to hold a bachelor’s degree in any subject of any certified university/institution. Depending on the post at SSC CGL, the eligibility criteria will vary.

The Eligibility Criteria for SSC CGL have three important characteristics:-

1. Basic educational qualifications.

2. Age limit.

3. Citizenship: The candidate must be an Indian citizen.

Also Read: Bank Exam Dates are Released for 2021.

SSC CGL 2021 Eligibility: Educational Qualification

The SSC CGL qualification requires candidates to hold a bachelor’s degree in any subject of any certified university/institution. Depending on the post at SSC CGL, the eligibility criteria will vary.

SSC CGL PostQualification
Statistical Investigator- Grade B

Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th

OR

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation

Assistant Audit Officer

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University.

OR

CA/CS/MBA/Cost &

Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/

Masters in Business Studies

Compiler

Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University or Institution

And,

Candidates must have studied either Economics/Statistics/Mathematics as compulsory or as an elective subject.

Assistant Section Officer

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University/Institute

And,

Candidates must also qualify in the Computer Proficiency Test.

All other postsBachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or Institute

Candidates also Check SSC CGL Syllabus 2021 in the Linked article.

SSC CGL 2021 Age Limit Criteria:

The Staff Selection Committee (SSC) has changed the CGL age limit for a position (Tax Assistant -Group C) for 2018-19, and so on.

According to the latest news released by the SSC on August 5, 2019, the age limit for tax assistant positions has been relaxed from 20 to 18 years.

  • Applicants for SSC CGL must not be less than 18 years old and must be no older than 32 years (as of August 1, 2019).
  • The lower and upper ages of each position are different.
  • The age of the candidate in the 10th/12th certificate will be considered.
SSC CGL Age limitPost
18-30 yearsAssistant, Inspector
18- 30 yearsAssistant Section Officer, Assistant, Auditor, Sub-Inspector, Junior Accountant, Tax Assistant, Assistant Account Officer, Upper Division Clerk
Up to 30 yearsSub Inspector, Assistant Enforcement Officer
Up to 32 yearsJunior Statistical Investigator
Not exceeding 30 yearsAssistant Audit Officer, Assistant Account Officer, Inspector of Central Excise, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Inspector of Income Tax

 

SSC CGL Age LimitDepartment
20-30 yearsCentral Secretariat Service
Not exceeding 30 yearsIntelligence Bureau
20-30 yearsMinistry of Railway
20-30 yearsMinistry of External Affairs
20-30 yearsAFHQ
Not exceeding 30 yearsCBDT
Up to 30 yearsDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
20-30 yearsCentral Bureau of Investigation
Not exceeding 30 yearsOfficers under CAG
Up to 30 yearsNational Investigation Agency
Up to 32 yearsM/O Statistics of Prog. & Implementation

Check SSC CGL 2021 Notification here:

SSC CGL 2021: Age Relaxation:

SSC provides age relaxation services for all reserved categories of candidates. Candidates must remember the SSC age limit before completing the application form. The following table lists the relaxation of the upper age limits for different categories.

SSC CGL Age Limit relaxationCategory
3 yearsOBC
5 yearsSC/ST
10 yearsPhysically handicapped( General)
13 yearsPhysically handicapped (OBC)
15yearsPhysically handicapped (SC/ST)
3 yearsEx-Servicemen (General)
6 yearsEx-Servicemen (OBC)
8 yearsEx-Servicemen (SC/ST)
5 yearsCentral Govt. Civilian Employees(General- Group B)
8 yearsCentral Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC-Group B)
10 yearsCentral Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST-Group B)
Up to 40 years of ageCentral Govt. Civilian Employees(General- Group C)
Up to 43 years of ageCentral Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC-Group C)
Up to 45 years of ageCentral Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST-Group C)
5 yearsCandidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(General)
8 yearsCandidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(OBC)
10 yearsCandidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(SC/ST)
Up to 35 years of ageWidows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried- Group C/ General)
Up to 38 years of ageWidows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried- Group C/ OBC)
Up to 40 years of ageWidows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried- Group C/ SC & ST)
5 yearsDefence Personnel disabled in hostilities- General
8 yearsDefence Personnel disabled in hostilities- OBC
10 yearsDefence Personnel disabled in hostilities- SC/ST

SSC CGL Eligibility 2021: Nationality

The eligibility criteria are based on nationality and authorize only candidates to be residents of designated states. Candidates belonging to these states will be eligible to apply for SSC CGL Exam.

SSC CGL exam eligibility is based on nationality as follows.

An applicant must fulfill any one of the following conditions:

  • Indian citizens.
  • Citizens of Nepal.
  • Bhutanese citizens.
  • Tibetan refugees who settled in India before 1 January 1962.
  • Indian origin, moved to Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam intend to remain permanently in India.

SSC CGL 2021 Criteria: Physical Standards

Candidates applying for the post of Deputy Inspector or Inspectors, Prevention Departments must apply to other SSC CGL eligibility factors (known as physical fitness standards).

The physical standard qualifications are as follows:

Physical Standards
CriteriaMale CandidatesFemale Candidates
Height 157.5 cm. 152 cms.
Chest 81 cm (fully expanded with a minimum expansion of 5 cm.)
Weight48 Kgs
ExemptionsHeight relaxable by 5 cm in the case of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas, and members of Scheduled Tribes.

Height relaxable by 2.5 cms.

Weight relaxable by 2 Kg. for Gorkhas, Garwalis,

Assamese and members of Scheduled Tribes

Physical Test
Walking1600 meters in 15 minutes1 Km. in 20 minutes
Cycling8 Kms. in 30 minutes3 Kms. in 25 minutes.

SSC CGL Other Fitness Standards:

SexRequired HeightChest MeasureVision required
MaleThe height must not be less than 165 cms for General category candidates.
Height can be relaxed for hill and tribal candidates by up to 5 cms
A minimum of 76 cms With expansion.
  • Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
  • Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
  • Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in.
Female150 cms.Same

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2021: Points to Remember

  1. Details relating to Eligibility Criteria 2021 and other related aspects are not carefully reviewed during the SSC CGL written test.
  2. In accordance with the terms and conditions highlighted in SSC CGL eligibility criteria 2021, the Committee will accept the aspirant “temporarily”
  3. When the CGL Criteria are reviewed, candidates will be disqualified if any Variance is found during the recruitment process. The final decision will be taken by the Committee

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