SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2021- Age Limit, Educational Qualification

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2021– SSC has released the eligibility criteria of SSC CGL 2021 on December 29. SSC CGL 2021 eligibility criteria includes the age limit, education qualification and more. Candidates who are willing to appear in the SSC CGL 2021 must satisfy all the norms of SSC CGL exam eligibility. Candidates’ age must be between 18-32 years and obtained a graduation degree to apply for exam. Also, the SSC CGL age limit varies as per the posts. Hence, it is necessary to check complete SSC CGL eligibility 2021 before filling the forms
Latest- SSC CGL Application form 2021 is available now.

SSC holds the authority to reject the applications if it doesn’t satisfy the SSC CGL eligibility criteria 2021. Staff Selection Commission will conduct the CGL (Combined graduate level exam) in the last months of 2021. Because, due to COVID19 outbreak, SSC CGL 2020 is delayed. The commission conducts the exam for recruitment of eligible candidates to the Group-B & Group-C posts under various Ministries, Departments & Organisations of Government. Read the article to know SSC CGL 2021 age limit, SSC eligibility percentage and more-

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2021- Age Limit (Post-wise)

Below is the SSC CGL age limit post wise for General category. The upper age limit for reserved candidates varies as per the government’s norms on age relaxation

Post Name & Department Age Limit
Assistant (Central Secretariat Service) 20- 27 Years
Assistant (Central Vigilance Commission) 18- 27 Years
Assistant (Intelligence Bureau) 21- 27 Years
Assistant (Ministry of Railway) 18- 27 Years
Assistant (Ministry of External Affairs) 18- 27 Years
Assistant – Cypher (Ministry of External Affairs) 18- 27 Years
Assistant (AFHQ) 18- 27 Years
Assistant (Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations) 18- 27 Years
Inspector of Income Tax (CBDT) 18- 27 Years
Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC 18- 27 Years
Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC 18- 27 Years
Inspector (Examiner) 18- 27 Years
Assistant Enforcement Officer Upto 30 years
Sub Inspector (Central Bureau of Investigation) 20-30 years
Inspector of Posts (Department of Post) 18- 27 Years
Divisional Accountant (Offices under CAG) 18- 27 Years
Statistical Investigator Gr.II (M/o Statistics & Prog. Implementation.) Upto 32 years
Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) 18- 27 Years
Sub Inspector (National Investigation Agency (NIA)) Upto 30 years
Auditor (Offices under C&AG, CGDA, Offices under CGA & others) 18-27 years
Accountant/ Junior Accountant (Offices under C&AG, CGA & others) 18-27 years
Upper Division Clerk (Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres) 18-27 years
Tax Assistant (CBDT, CBEC) 18-27 years/ 20- 27 Years
Compiler (Registrar General of India) 18-27 years
Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) 18-25 years

SSC CGL 2021 Age Limit (Relaxation)

Category Age Relaxation
OBC 3 years
SC/ ST 5 years
PwD (General) 10 years
PwD (OBC) 13 years
PwD (SC/ ST) 15 years
Ex.Servicemen 3 years 
Candidates having domicile of J&K from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989 5 years
Defence Personnel disabled while serving for country 3 years
Defence Personnel disabled while serving for country (SC/ ST) 8 years
Central Govt. employees who have rendered more than 3 years of service Up to 40 years of age
Central Govt. employees who have rendered more than 3 years of service (SC/ST)  Up to 45 years of age
Divorced/ Widows/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried Up to 35 years of age
Divorced/ Widows/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(SC/ ST) Up to 40 years of age

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2021- Educational Qualification

  • Compiler– Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as a compulsory or Elective subject.
  • Statistical Investigator (Grade – II)- Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree with a minimum SSC eligibility percentage of 60% in Mathematics at Class 12 from a recognized University or Institute OR a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
  • All other Posts– Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in any subject/ stream from a recognized University or equivalent.
  • For Assistants (CSS) Post– Candidates need to qualify a Computer Proficiency Test as an Essential Qualification

SSC CGL 2021 Eligibility Criteria- Nationality

Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for SSC CGL exam 2021. However, candidates born in other countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African Countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Uganda, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam can also apply for SSC combined graduate level exam if they have a valid and government approved certificate of eligibility.

In the end, we strongly recommend candidates to carefully read all the norms and conditions of SSC CGL 2021 eligibility criteria before filling the forms. 

SSC CGL Eligibility 2021- Physical Requirements

Candidates applying for the post of Inspector or SI must satisfy a few terms of SSC CGL 2021 eligibility criteria related to Height, Weight

SSC CGL Eligibility- Physical Requirements for the Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive officer)

Sex Height Weight
Male 157.5 cm
Female 152 Cm. height can be relaxed by 2.5 cm Weight should be 48 kgs. The Garhwali, Assamese, Gorkhas and the Scheduled Tribes Candidates have been provided a weight relaxation of 2 kgs.

SSC CGL Eligibility 2021- Physical Requirements for the post of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive officer)

Sex Walking Cycling
Male 1600 meters in 15 minutes 8kms in 30 minutes
Female 1000 meters in 15 minutes 3 km in 25 minutes

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria- Physical standards for SI in CBI

Sex Height Required Vision
Male Minimum 165 cms (5 cms relaxation for Hill and tribal candidates)
  • Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
  • Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in.
Female 150 cms
  • Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
  • Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in.

SSC CGL 2021 Eligibility- Physical Standards for SI post in the National Investigation Agency

Sex Height Chest Vision
Male 170 cm 76 cm 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 other eye

Female 150 cm

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