SSC CGL is undoubtedly one of the most sought after exams in India. Every year, more than 15 lakhs of candidates appear this prestigious exam. This exam opens the door to the lucrative government jobs that are available under the umbrella of Staff Selection Commission. These jobs offer you a stable career, decent salary, other benefits like house rent, allowances and pension. The forms for the SSC CGL 2017 exam was opened on 16th of May and was closed on 19th of June2017. Now, if you are someone who is appearing SSC CGL tier-1 in August 2017 or if you are targeting for future SSC CGL exams then you must read this article on SSC CGL Eligibility and SSC CGL 2017 Age Limit, Relaxation, Qualification.

SSC CGL 2017 Age Limit, Relaxation, Qualification & Eligibility

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SSC CGL qualification | Educational Qualification for SSC CGL 2017

Essential Qualifications as on 1st August, 2017

1. Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer:

a) Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute

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b) Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters I Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.

NOTE: During the period of probation direct recruits shall have to qualify the “ Subordinate Audit Service Examination” in respective branches for confirmation and regular appointment as Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer.

2. Junior Statistical Officer:

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

3. All other Posts: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

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The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however, they must possess Essential qualifications on or before 1st August 2017.

A: For posts of Assistant Section Officer (CSS), Assistant Section Officer (MEA) and Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under M/o Corporate affairs, Assistant (GSI) in the M/o Mines Computer Proficiency Test has also been prescribed as an Essential Qualification.

B: As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification dated 10.06.2015 published in Gazette of India all the degrees/diplomas/certificates including technical education degrees/diplomas awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act,1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government provided they have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grants Commission.

C: All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for appearing at the Data Entry Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test will be required to produce the relevant Certificates such as Mark sheets for all the three years of Graduation/ Provisional Certificate/ Certificate of Graduation in original as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before the 1st August, 2017, failing which the candidature of such candidates will be cancelled by the Commission. The Candidates who are able to prove, by documentary evidence, that the result of the qualifying examination was declared on or before the cutoff date and he/she has been declared passed, will also be considered to meet the Educational Qualification.

SSC CGL 2017 Age Limit

Usually the SSC CGL 2017 Age Limit of most of the posts are 18-27 years. However, there are some posts where the age limit has been set to 30 years. Here you will find out the age SSC CGL 2017 Age Limit for different posts.

Sl. No. Post Ministry  SSC CGL 2017 Age Limit
1 Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Not exceeding 30 years
2 Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Not exceeding 30 years
3 Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service 20-30 years
4 Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau Not exceeding 30 years
5 Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway 20-30 years
6 Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs 20-30 years
7 Assistant Section Officer AFHQ 20-30 years
8 Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/Org anisations 18-27 years
9 Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/Org anisations 20-30 years
10 Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries/ Departments/Org anisations Not exceeding 30 years.
11 Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations 18-27 years
12 Assistant/ Superintendent Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations Not exceeding 30 years
13 Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Not exceeding 30 years
14 Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC 18-27 years
15 Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC 18-27 years
16 Inspector (Examiner) CBEC 18-27 years
17 Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Upto 30 years
18 Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation 20-30 years
19 Inspector Posts Department of Post 18-27 years
20 Divisional Accountant Offices under CAG Not exceeding 30 years
21 Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 18-27 years
22 Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) Upto 30 years
23 Junior Statistical Officer M/o Statistics & Prog. Implementation. Upto 32 years
24 Auditor Offices under C&AG 18-27 years
25 Auditor Offices under CGDA 18-27 years
26 Auditor Other Ministry/Departments 18-27 years
27 Accountant/ Junior Accountant Offices under C&AG 18-27 years
28 Accountant/ Junior Accountant Other Ministry/Departments 18-27 years
29 Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres. 18-27 years
30 Tax Assistant CBDT 18-27 years
31 Tax Assistant CBEC 20-27 years
32 Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 18-27 years

Age Relaxation in SSC | SSC CGL 2017 Age Limit

Staff Selection Commission provides this special relaxation in SSC CGL 2017 Age Limit for candidates belonging to reserved categories. That means these candidates can apply and appear the exam for a longer period of time. For example a Candidate from SC category applying to SSC will get a relaxation of 5 years. That means he/she can appear the exam till he/she becomes 32 years old, whereas a general candidate can apply that exam till he/she becomes 27 years only.

Category Code Category Age Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit.
1 SC/ST 5 years
2 OBC 3 years
3 PH 10 years
4 PH + OBC 13 years
5 PH + SC/ST 15 years
6 (For Group “B” & “C” posts) Ex-Servicemen( Unreserved/General ) 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
7 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 06 years(3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
8 Ex-Servicemen (SC & ST) 08years(3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
9 For Group “B” posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application 5 years
10 Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC)) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application 8 (5 +3) years
11 Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application 10(5+5) years
12 For Group “C” posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application Upto 40 years of age
13 Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC)) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application Upto 43 years of age
14 Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application Upto 45 years of age
15 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989(Unreserved/General) 5 years
16 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 ( OBC ) 8 years
17 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 ( SC/ST) 10 years
18 For Group “C” posts only. Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(Unreserved/General) Upto 35 years of age
19 Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(OBC) Upto 38 years of age
20 Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(SC/ST) Upto 40 years of age
21 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.( Unreserved/General) 5 years
22 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.( OBC) 8(5+3) years
23 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof( SC/ST) 10(5+5)years

 

We encourage all of the candidates to read this official notification of SSC CGL 2017 where you can find all the required information regarding this season of SSC CGL. Click here to download the .PDF file of SSC CGL notification 2017.

Also read: SSC CGL 2017 Notification | Revised SSC Exam Date 2017

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