The Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CGL Exam every year to select candidates for various Group B and C posts. To get selected for these positions, the candidates are required to qualify for a two-tier examination selection process. To appear for this exam candidates must be eligible according to the SSC CGL Eligibility 2024 which is mentioned in the official exam notification. The eligibility criteria for SSC CGL include age, education, nationality, physical standards, and so on. For more detailed information about the SSC CGL Eligibility, candidates must check the complete article and then apply for this post. 

SSC CGL Eligibility 2024

To be eligible to apply for various Group B and Group C positions in the SSC department candidates have to meet some prerequisites. The SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2024 is based on certain parameters which are as follows:

  1. Age Limit
  2. Nationality/ Citizenship
  3. Educational Qualification
  4. Physical Standards

SSC CGL Nationality 

Candidates are required to fulfill all the necessary Eligibility requirements for the SSC CGL 2024 exam exam, candidates must meet the nationality criteria as suggested by the authorities for their further selection in the selection process. The detailed nationality criteria are mentioned below:

1. Indian Citizenship: You must be an Indian citizen. You must have a valid Indian passport or another kind of proof of Indian citizenship.

2. Subjects of Nepal/Bhutan: If you are a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, you may apply for the SSC CGL exam. To work in India, you must present the necessary documentation and legal authorization.

3. Tibetan Refugees: Tibetan refugees who arrived in India before January 1, 1962, to live permanently in India, are allowed to apply for the exam. They must have the requisite certificates issued by the Government of India to confirm their refugee status.

4. Individuals of Indian origins: Candidates of Indian descent who have moved from specific countries to permanently stay in India may also apply for the SSC CGL exam. They must have the appropriate documentation, such as a certificate of eligibility from the Government of India.

SSC CGL Education Qualification 2024

Along with the age limit criteria, candidates are also required to have some minimum educational qualifications which must be fulfilled to become eligible for the SSC CGL posts. The post-wise educational qualification for SSC CGL is given in the table below:

SSC CGL Education Qualification
Posts NameEducational Qualification
Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)A Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited university or institute with a minimum of 60% in mathematics at the 12th-grade level or A bachelor's degree in statistics is one of the degree-level studies in any field.
Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO)

Desirable Qualification: Any one of these

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Cost & Management Accountant
  • Company Secretary
  • Masters in Commerce
  • Masters in Business Studies
  • Masters in Business Administration (Finance)
  • Masters in Business Economics.

Essential Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in any field from a recognized university.

Statistical Investigator Grade-IIA bachelor's degree from an approved institution or institute in any field, including statistics. Statistics must have been a subject for the candidates during the three years of their graduate course.
Assistant in National Company Law Appellate Tribunal 
  • a bachelor's degree from a reputed university or institute is required.
  • Law degree from an accredited university is desired.
Research Assistant in National Human Rights Commission 

Essential qualification: Bachelor's degree from authorized universities or institutes

Desirable qualifications: At least one year of research experience at a reputable university or research institution.

A legal or human rights degree from an approved university.

Other PostBachelor's degree in any field from an accredited university, or an equivalent qualification

SSC CGL Age Limit 2024

Candidates must be within the age range mentioned for the specific post for which the candidates will appear for the exam. The age limit varies based on the posts requested, with exceptions made for certain categories. Have a look at the important points and table mentioned below.

  1. Many applicants apply for the role without understanding the SSC CGL age limit, and their applications are rejected.
  2. For positions with an age range of 18-27 years, the candidate must have been born between the dates of 02-08-1997 and 01-08-2006.
  3. Candidates must be born between 02-08-1994 and 01-08-2004 to be eligible for posts with an age limit of 20-30 years.
  4. To apply for positions with an age limit of 18-30 years, candidates must be born between 02-08-1994 and 01-08-2006.
  5. For the role with an age limit of 18-32 years, the candidate must have been born between 02-08-1992 and 01-08-2006.

SSC CGL Age Limit- Post-wise

SSC CGL Age Limit- Post-wise
Name of PostsMinistry/ Department/Office/ CadreAge Limit
Junior Statistical OfficerM/o Statistics & Programme ImplementationUp to 32 years
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AGNot exceeding 30 years
Assistant Accounts OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AGNot exceeding 30 years
Inspector of Income TaxCBDTNot exceeding 30 years
Inspector, (Central Excise)CBICNot exceeding 30 years
Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Inspector (Examiner)
InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsNot exceeding 30 years
AssistantOther Ministries/Departments/OrganizationsNot exceeding 30 years
Assistant/ SuperintendentOther Ministries/Departments/OrganizationsNot exceeding 30 years
Divisional AccountantOffices under C&AGNot exceeding 30 years
Sub-Inspector/ Junior Intelligence OfficerNarcotics Control Bureau (MHA)Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of RevenueUp to 30 years
Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)Up to 30 years
Assistant Section Officer
  • Central Secretariat Service
  • Intelligence Bureau
  • Ministry of Railway
  • Ministry of External Affairs
  • AFHQ
20-30 years
Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of Investigation20-30 years
  • Offices under C&AG
  • Other Ministry/ Departments
  • Offices under CGDA
18-27 years
AccountantOffices under C&AG18-27 years
Accountant/ Junior AccountantOther Ministry/ Departments18-27 years
Postal Assistant/ Sorting AssistantDepartment of Post, Ministry of Communication18-27 years
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division ClerksCentral Govt.18-27 years
Senior Administrative AssistantMilitary Engineering Services, Ministry of Defence18-27 years
Tax AssistantCBDT CBIC18-27 years
Sub-InspectorCentral Bureau of Narcotics18-27 years
Upper Division ClerksDte. Gen Border Road Organisation (MoD)18-27 years

SSC CGL Age Relaxation

For certain categories or classes of people, the exam conducting authority has given the age relaxation keeping in mind certain requirements. People belonging to these categories must go through the age relaxations mentioned in the table below. 

SSC CGL Age Relaxation
CategoriesAge relaxation
SC/ ST5 years
OBC3 years
PwD + General10 years
PwD + OBC13 years
PwD + SC/ ST15 years
Candidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir between 1st January, 1980, to 31st December, 19895 years
Ex-Servicemen3 years
Defense Personnel who are disabled in any hostile military activity3 years
SC/ST Defence Personnel who are disabled during any hostile military activity8 years

SSC CGL 2024 Age Relaxation For Posts of Group ‘C’ 

The exam board has also given certain relaxations to some people belonging from specific categories and are applying for various positions of Group ‘C’. The table below shows the age relaxations for Group ‘C’ posts. 

Age Relaxation For Posts of Group ‘C’ 
EmployeeCategoryService DurationMaximum age limit
Central Govt. Civilian Employees-Less than three years of regular, continuous service40 years
SC/ST45 years
Widows, divorced women, and women who have been legally separated but have not remarried.--35 years
SC/ST-40 years

SSC CGL 2024 Age Relaxation For Posts of Group ‘B’ 

Candidates applying for the Group ‘B’ posts in the SSC CGL department must be well aware of the age relaxations provided to certain categories of people. Check the table below to know the age relaxation given to the candidates. 

SSC CGL 2024 Age Relaxation For Posts of Group ‘B’
CategoryAge Relaxation
Ex-servicemen, including commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs, must have at least 5 years of Military Service as on the latest date of receipt of the SSC CGL application and must have been released on the following grounds: completion of the assignment, physical impairment related to Military Service, invalided.5 years
ECOs and SSCOs whose assignments have been extended beyond five years. In this scenario, the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate stating they can seek for civil employment and that they will be discharged on three months notice from the date you received the appointment offer.5 years

SSC CGL Physical Standards

Candidates are also required to check the physical and medical standards as per the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2024. The physical and medical standards for some of the posts are also announced by the authorities in the official notification. There are different physical standards for both males and females which are based on parameters like height, weight & chest. Also, there are certain exemptions provided to the candidates which are based on the region to which they belong. Check below the table for detailed information about the SSC CGL physical standards. 

SSC CGL Physical Standards
CriteriaMale CandidatesFemale Candidates
Height 157.5 cms152 cms
Chest 81 cm (completely expanded, with a minimum expansion of 5 cm)
Weight48 Kgs
ExemptionsGarwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas, and Scheduled Tribe members might have their height relaxed by 5 cm
  • Height relaxable by 2.5 cm
  • Weight relaxable by 2 Kg. for Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese and members of Scheduled Tribes

There are certain physical tests conducted as per the SSC CGL Eligibility 2024 to qualify candidates for various SSC CGL positions. Mainly, walking and a cycling test is conducted for this purpose. The table below gives detailed information about the physical test to be conducted.  

SSC CGL Physical Test
ParametersDuration for Male CandidatesDuration for Female Candidates
Walking1600 metres in 15 minutes1 km in 20 minutes
Cycling8 Kms. in 30 minutes3 km in 25 minutes
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SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2024- FAQs

Yes, female candidates are also allowed to apply for this post but only if they fulfil necessary SSC CGL Eligibility requirements.

As per the SSC CGL Eligibility 2024 any person who belongs to Nepal is eligible to apply for the SSC CGL vacancies.

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