SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2021 | Eligibility on Age, Percentage and More

SSC CGL Eligibility: SSC CGL Recruitment is one of the high-level competitive exams in our country. Every year SSC will be announced Combined Graduate Level Examination for recruiting most eligible degree holders for Group A, B, C, and D post. SSC CGL is the best option for the aspirants those who have a passion to get a central government job. Before apply, everyone should have a detailed idea about the post and SSC CGL eligibility criteria in qualification and SSC CGL age limit. Herewith we have given entire details about SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria and Age limit.


SSC CGL Official Notification and Exam Dates

Since many exams was postponed due to the COVID-19 situation, the following table contains the new exam dates for SSC CGL 2021 according to the revised calendar released by the SSC

SSC CGL Exam Event Date
SSC CGL 2021 Notification 12th December 2021
SSC CGL 2021 Registration starts from 12th December 2021
SSC CGL 2021 Online Registration ends 15th January 2021(5:00PM)
SSC CGL 2021 Tier-I Exam Date 29-05-2021 to 07-06-2021
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date To be Updated
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date To be Updated
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date To be Updated

SSC Revised Notification and Exam Dates Calendar

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 

SSC CGL examination will be conducted for various posts in several departments in our country. Each post has their own SSC CGL Eligibility according to their designation. Here are the SSC CGL Eligibility criteria for Educational Qualification.

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Educational Qualification

Name of the Post Essential Qualification Desirable Qualifications
Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer Bachelor’s Degree Chartered Accountant or cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or a Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics
Junior Statistical Officer Bachelor’s Degree (Any Subject or statistics as one of the subject)
All other Posts Bachelor’s Degree

Note: Candidates those who pursuing their final year of their graduation can also apply for SSC CGL and also they should complete their essential qualification degree for SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria as on 01.08.2020.

SSC CGL Previous year Question Paper PDF

SSC CGL Age Limit:

SSC has regularized the CGL Age limit for each post separately, Candidates those who satisfy the SSC CGL Age Limit can apply for the post. SSC have given the age relaxation as per the government order, candidates those who wants to avail age relaxation must submit appropriate documents during applying and also in document verification for the particular post. Detailed SSC CGL Age Limit are mentioned below,

Post Group Post Department Age Limit
A Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Upper Age Limit is 30 Years
Assistant Accounts Officer Upper Age Limit is 30 Years
B Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service 20 – 30 years
Intelligence Bureau Upper Age Limit is 30 Years
Ministry of Railway 20 – 30 years
Ministry of External Affairs 20 – 30 years
AFHQ 20 – 30 years
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations 18 – 30 years
Assistant 20 – 30 years
Assistant Section Officer Upper Age Limit is 30 Years
Assistant Upper Age Limit is 30 Years
Assistant/ Superintendent Upper Age Limit is 30 Years
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Upper Age Limit is 30 Years
Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC Upper Age Limit is 30 Years
Inspector (Preventive Officer) Upper Age Limit is 30 Years
Inspector (Examiner) Upper Age Limit is 30 Years
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Upper Age Limit is 30 Years
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation 20 – 30 years
Inspector Posts Department of Post 18 – 30 years
Divisional Accountant Offices under CAG Upper Age Limit is 30 Years
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 18 – 27 years
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) Upper Age Limit is 30 Years
C Junior Statistical Office M/o Statistics & Program Implementation Upper Age Limit is 32 Years
D Auditor Offices under C&AG 18-27 years
Offices under C&AG 18-27 years
Other Ministry/ Departments 18-27 years
Offices under C&AG 18-27 years
Accountant/ Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Departments 18-27 years
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres. 18-27 years
Tax Assistant CBDT 18-27 years
CBEC 20-27 years
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 18-27 years
Upper Division Clerks Dte. Gen Border Road Organization (MoD) (Only for Male Candidates) 18-27 years


SSC CGL Age limit will be reckoned as on 12.12.2020. Those who not satisfy SSC CGL age limit as on 12.12.2020 may claim reservation under proper sections otherwise not eligible to apply for SSC CGL. For Educational qualification, Candidates must satisfy essential qualification in SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria else they can’t apply for SSC CGL Post, if they have desirable qualification they avail priority in their recruitment process.

SSC CGL Previous year Paper cut-off


A candidate appearing for SSC CGL must be either:

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • a person of Indian origin migrated from either/or Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

SSC CGL In Hand Salary and Allowances

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is the upper Age limit for candidates filling SSC CGL Online Form?

Ans. The upper Age limit for any post in SSC CGL is 30 years.

Q2. What is the minimum education qualification required for filling SSC CGL Exam?

Ans. Aspirants filling SSC CGL Online Application form, must have a Bachelor’s Degree from govt. recognized University or College.

Q3. What is the in-hand salary received of an Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)?

Ans. The salary of an Assistance Audit Officer varies from city to city. At an X city, he/ she gets Rs65,318, while posted in Y and Z cities, he/ she gets Rs59, 434 and Rs55,626, respectively.

Q4. Which is the highest-paid post recruited through SSC CGL Exam?

Ans. The highest-paid post through SSC CGL Exam is of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer. The net in-hand salary for both these posts lies in the range of ₹55,626 to ₹65,318.

Q5. How much salary increment do candidates selected through SSC CGL Exam get over the years?

Ans. Yes, candidates selected through SSC CGL Exam get an increment of 3 per cent in their basic salary along with two times increment in DA at the rate of 1 per cent or 2 per cent in a year.

Q6. Do candidates selected through SSC CGL Exam get salary during their training period?

Ans. Yes, once the appointment letter is generated and the candidate has joined for training, they are paid their respective salary.

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