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SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2017 Age Limit, Education Qualification Post wise

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2017 – Hi Deal ssc cgl candidate, check here latest staff selection commission eligibility criteria post wise which includes age limit post wise, age relaxation allowed category wise, nationality and education qualification. Also check CGL Age limit for General, OBC, SC/ST category, SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria and SSC CGL in Hand Salary post wise.

This article (SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria) is updated on Apr 19, 2017 @ 19:00. Where we added latest education qualification for all the distance learning degree holder.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2017 Post Wise

SSC CGL 2017 Eligibility Criteria post wise: Hi CGL aspirants, Staff selection commission conducts cgl exam every year with aim to hire candidates for central govt jobs. We are glad to present SSC CGL eligibility criteria for education qualification, age limit post wise, Grade pay and age relaxation in CGL 2017. As you know, SSC CGL 2016 is done and went smoothly. Few made to it and few had hard luck in examination and wishing to reappear. We suggest to all the aspirant to start preparation for SSC CGL 2017 as much as you can. Now all the aspired candidates aiming for CGL 2017 should know the eligibility criteria of SSC CGL 2017. So in this article, we will discuss and take you through each and every aspects of SSC CGL eligibility criteria 2017. Prior to jump towards CGL eligibility criteria, First of all lets have a brief about SSC CGL exam.

SSC CGL 2017 Eligibility Criteria

SSC CGL 2017 Exam: 

SSC stands for Staff Selection Board (कर्मचारी चयन आयोग), is an organization under Government of India. SSC recruits staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments. SSC conducts various exams to select the deserving candidates for the post in various ministry and similar departments.

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CGL (Combined Graduate Level) exam is one the test conducted by Staff Selection Board to recruit the candidates for many posts. SSC CGL 2017 have post of Assistant Audit Officer, Statistical Investigator, Intelligence Bureau Assistant, Inspector of Income Tax etc are few to name. We will discuss eligibility criteria of cgl post wise.

Organization Name: Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam Name: Combined Graduate Level (CGL)
Application form Date: 11 March 2017 (Tentative) – Delayed
Mode of Apply: Online and Offline Mode (both)
Category Eligibility Criteria

SSC CGL 2017 Age Limit:

In this article we have discussed age limit post wise in detail and the below table is representing Age Limit for SSC CGL 2017 post wise. In this table Column 1 is showing post name and respectively column 2 is showing allowed Age limit to apply for SSC CGL 2017.

SSC CGL 2017 Age Limit relaxed for general candidates from 27 to 30 years. You won’t able to apply for 2-3 post after 27 yr.

New updates[Updated]: Read the Eligibility criteria and apply online before the closing date.

Name of the Post Allowed Age Limit
  • Assistant Section Officer
20-30 years
  • Sub Inspector
20-30 years
  • Intelligence Bureau Assistant Post
21-27 years
  • Inspector of Income Tax
20-30 years
  • Inspector of Central Excise
20-30 years
  • Inspector (Preventive officer)
20-30 years
  • Upper Division Clerk
20-30 years
  • Inspector (CBN) Compiler
20-30 years
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer
20-30 years
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer
20-30 years
  • Junior Accountant
20-30 years
  • Inspector (Examiner)
20-30 years
  • Divisional Accountants
20-30 years
  • Auditors
20-30 years
  • Tax Assistants
20-30 years
  • Auditor
20-30 years
  • Assistant Audit Officer
Should not be more then 30 years
  • Sub Inspector for Group “B”
Should not be more then 30 years
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer
Should not be more then 30 years
  • Statistical Investigator Gr. II
Not more than 26 years
  • Sub-Inspector for Group “C”
20-30 years

CGL 2017 Age Limit Calculation:

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ASPIRANTS FOR CGLE 2017:Keeping in view the schedule of CGLE 2017 available on the website of the Commission and the above DoPT’s instructions, the crucial date for reckoning of age calculation for CGLE 2017 would be 01.08.2017 and no change in this date would be made.

SSC CGL Full tier wise Syllabus
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Age Limit Relaxation in SSC CGL 2017:

Below table is showing Age Relaxation Limit for OBC, SC, ST, Physical Handicapped and Ex Servicemen category wise according to reservation system of India. Candidates looking for SSC CGL 2017 Eligibility Criteria for age relaxation. CGL age relaxation category wise is given in below age relaxation table table.

Category Relaxation In Age Limit
OBC 3 Years
ST/SC 5 Years
PH + General 10 Years
PH + OBC 13 Years
PH + SC/ST 15 Years
Ex Servicemen (Gen) 3 Years
Ex Servicemen (OBC) 6 Years
Ex Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 Years

** OBC-Other backward Caste, PH-Physical Handicapped, SC-Schedelued Caste, ST-Scheduled Tribes

SSC CGL 2017 Education Qualification Post Wise:

[Updated]: We are getting many query regarding ssc cgl education qualification post wise and minimum qualification required to appear in ssc cgl. Please understand that CGL is being conducted mainly for Graduate level candidates that is why it is called Common Graduate Level Examination. Below table shows the education qualification required for different Grabe “B” and Grade “C” post in CGL. In this table we have also mentioned if any special skills is required by any post.

CGL Post Name Education Qualification Required
Statistical Investigator Grade – II To apply for Statistical Investigator Grade you must have:

Bachelor Degree in Statistics from a recognized University or  Bachelor Degree in Mathematics with statistics or Bachelor Degree in Economics with statistics or  Bachelor Degree in Commerce with Statistics

You should have at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard level OR Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

Assistant Audit Officer post To apply for Assistant Audit Officer post you must have:

Chartered Accountant or Management Accountant or

Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Business Studies or Business Administration (Finance) or Business Economics.

Compiler Post To apply for Compiler post you must have, Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective Subject.
All Other Posts in CGL For all other post in CGL, Any Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

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Is Distance education allowed in CGL Exam

We are getting various queries on distance education in ssc cgl exam. Few of them are asking that they have done graduation by distance learning course. so are they qualify the education eligibility criteria of cgl exam of not.

Please make note that aspirants who have obtained Graduation Degree from Open University or from Distance Learning studied with recognized university under UGC are eligible for cgl exam.

Important Updates on Education Qualification for SSC CGL 2017 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Please Note that Candidates must be obtained Degree from Open University or from Distance Learning studied with recognized university under UGC.
  • The candidates must be obtained degree as on 01-01-2017.
  • Applicant must note that degree obtained after this date will be not valid for SSC CGL 2017.
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Nationality Allowed:

Below is the nationality allowed in CGL 2017.

  • Candidate must be Citizen of India.
  • Other country citizen who came to India with an intention to permanently settle in India are allowed (Allowed countries are Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African Countries of Kenya, Zaire, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia and Vietnam)

Know here expert recommended books for SSC CGL 2017

SSC CGL Physical Test Criteria (Central and excised inspector, examiner, preventive officer, Inspector and SI in CB)

For Inspector Posts:

Particulars For Male For Female
Height 157.5 cm 152 cm
Chest 81/+5
Walking 1600 meters in 15 minutes 1 km in 20 minutes,
Cycling 8 Km . In 30 minutes. 3 km in 25 minutes

PST (Assistant in CBI)

Particulars For Male For Female
Height 165 cm 150 cm
Chest 76 cm
Eye   6/6   6/6

SSC CGL 2017 Grade Pay post wise:

In this paragraph, along with SSC CGL 2017 Eligibility Criteria, we have addressed all the common query for ssc cgl salary and what is in hand salary for ssc cgl 10+2 level post wise. Along with SSC CGL 2017 Eligibility Criteria, candidates are also worried about salary of ssc cgl after 7 pay commission because salary is hiked after 7 pay commission. Lets know ssc cgl salary and perks for non interview/interview posts.

SSC CGL Career Growth and Salary Post Wise -Full detail

SSC CGL Grade pay is basically classified in two Pay Band (Pay Band 1 & Pay Band 2) and according Pay Band Pay Grade it is being assigned. CGL Classification consist of Grade “B”, Grade “C” and Grade “B”-Gazetted Non Ministerial hence the Grade Pay is divided in three parts ranging from 2800 to 4800.

Lets discuss, grade pay wise and group wise.

Post in Group “B” with Grade Pay: 4800

Grade Pay: 4800 and Group “B”
Post Name Department Gross salary In hand Salary
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Dept under CAG 54,864 – 61,424 50,725 – 57,285

Post in Group “B” with Grade Pay: 4600

CBEC41,003 – 46,18336,864 – 42,044CBEC41,003 – 46,18336,864 – 42,044CBEC41,003 – 46,18336,864 – 42,044

Grade Pay: RS. 4600 and Group “B”
Post Name Department Gross salary In hand Salary
Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service 41,003 – 46,183 36,864 – 42,044
Assistant Central Vigilance Commission 41,003 – 46,183 36,864 – 42,044
Inspector (Central Excise)
Assistant Intelligence Bureau 41,003 – 46,183 36,864 – 42,044
Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Assistant Ministry of Railway 41,003 – 46,183 36,864 – 42,044
Assistant Ministry of External Affairs 41,003 – 46,183 36,864 – 42,044
Assistant AFHQ 41,003 – 46,183 36,864 – 42,044
Inspector (Examiner)
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 41,003 – 46,183 36,864 – 42,044
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue 41,003 – 46,183 36,864 – 42,044

Post in Group “B” with Grade Pay: 4200

Grade Pay: RS. 4200 and Group “B”
Post Name Department Gross salary In hand Salary
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) 32,667 to 37,119 29,455 to 33,907
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation 32,667 to 37,119 29,455 to 33,907
Inspector of Posts Department of Post 32,667 to 37,119 29,455 to 33,907
Statistical Investigator Gr.II Ministry of Statistics & Prog. Implementation. 32,667 to 37,119 29,455 to 33,907
Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC 32,667 to 37,119 29,455 to 33,907

Post in Group “C” with Grade Pay: 4600

Grade Pay: RS. 4600 and Group “C”
Post Name Department Gross salary In hand Salary
Inspector (Income Tax) CBDT 41,003 to 46,183 36,864 to 42,044

Post in Group “C” with Grade Pay: 2800

Grade Pay: RS. 2800 and Group “C”
Post Name Department Gross salary In hand Salary
Auditor Offices under CAG 27,766 to 31,790  25,123 to 29,147
Auditor Offices under CGDA 27,766 to 31,790  25,123 to 29,147
Auditor Offices under CGA & others 27,766 to 31,790  25,123 to 29,147
Accountant/ Junior Accountant Offices under CAG 27,766 to 31,790  25,123 to 29,147

Post in Group “C” with Grade Pay: 2400

Grade Pay: RS. 2400 and Group “C”
Post Name Department Gross salary In hand Salary
Sr. Secretariat Assistant Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres. 24,446 to 28,180 22,121 to 25,855
Tax Assistant CBDT/CBEC 24,446 to 28,180 22,121 to 25,855
Compiler Registrar General of India 24,446 to 28,180 22,121 to 25,855
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 24,446 to 28,180 22,121 to 25,855

This is all dear folks, We have covered SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2017-18 from Age Limit, Age Relaxation category wise, Required Education qualification, Nationality, Pay Band and in hand salary in CGL. For more queries please comment in below comment box.

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  1. sir am i eligible for ssc cgl 2018
    if i am going to have my btech degree at mid of 2018

    1. Dear anil, CGL exam is being conducted for Graduate level candidates, you must have your graduation mark-sheet before filling the application form. As you mentioned you are sitting for CGL 2018 then you should have degree by 01/01/2018. Hope it clarify your doubts.

    1. check the above reply dear

  2. Sir i am born on Nov 20 1989. I will be 27 years and 9 months on Aug 1 2017 ( date for calculation of age) . Please confirm if i can appear for all posts of SSC CGL 2017 .Please do reply.

    1. Hi Aspirant,
      Thanks for your query. As you can see in the post above, the age limit is already mentioned. As you will be more than 27 years on 1st August 2017 you will not be able to apply for the below mentioned posts:
      Intelligence Bureau Assistant Post and Statistical Investigator Gr. II
      You can apply for all other posts

  3. Sir my DOB is 15/07/1997 …m I eligible for SSC CGL 2017 exam ??????

    1. Minimumm Age limit for SSC CGL is 20 years on the time of application .,Your current Age is 19 years 6 months so it depends upon the application form if application form gets available within 6 month then you are not eligible for CGL 2017 …

  4. I m 26 yrs old. am I eligible for SSC cgl
    I m OBC candidate. please sir email me on parveenkr884@gmail.com

    1. Parveen Bhagat, Your Age is 26 year old so you are absolutely eligible for SSC CGL 2017. And you are OBC candidate so you will get extra age relaxation of 3 years.
      26 Year OBC candidate can apply for below posts:
      Assistant Section Officer
      Sub Inspector
      Intelligence Bureau Assistant Post
      Inspector of Income Tax
      Inspector of Central Excise
      Inspector (Preventive officer)
      Upper Division Clerk
      Inspector (CBN) Compiler
      Assistant Enforcement Officer
      Inspector (Examiner)
      Junior Accountant
      Sub-Inspector (CBN) Inspector of Posts
      Divisional Accountants
      Auditors
      Tax Assistants
      Auditor

  5. Sir I Am in 12th now nd thia year I will give my ISc exam.. by DOB is 10 October 1997

    can I appear in exam..?

  6. CGL is graduation based exam, you need to have a graduation degree from recognized university to appear in SSC CGL exam. Graduate level candidates are eligible that is why it is called Common Graduate Level Examination.

  7. Sir my birthdate is 24 Jan 1990 . Unreserved category.. am I eligible for all post in 2017???

    1. Yes Vik, You are eligible for most of the post for as SSC CGL 2017 Age limit criteria. Please calculate your age and match with age chart given above to verify your eligibility in CGL.

  8. helo sir …as per circular age limit is changed for only 4200,4600,4800 gp posts …about 2800 gp the age is remain same 27 years

    1. Yes, age limit varies as per post in CGL. Thanks

  9. I see interesting content here.

  10. I am a 3rd year physics honours student from Calcutta university. In which posts can I apply for in SSC CGL 2017?

    1. Hi Priya, Minimum education qualification required for SSC CGL is Graduation. therefor it is called common Common Graduate Level Examination. To be eligible for SSC graduation qualification is required.

  11. Iam sanjay rathore my age is 29 year old can i eligible ssc cgl 2017 i belong to obc caste please reply

    1. Yes Sanjay, you eligible for SSC CGL 2017. For most of the post SSC CGL Age criteria is from 20 yr to 30 yr. In addition to that OBC category will get AGE Relaxation of 3 Yrs.

  12. all other notiications will say only upper age limit is increased for all post…so what about ur site?

    1. Yes prakash, Earlier age limit was up-to 27 in SSC CGL eligibility criteria 2017 and now it is 30 years for general candidates and we have written the updated details only.

  13. Keep up the amazing work.

  14. Great delivery. Sound arguments. Keep up the amazing work.

  15. Hi nice eligibility criteria

  16. cgl age limit calculation date ?

  17. plz CGL Syllabus send me masontyagi@gmail.com

  18. Sir, B.com degree wale apply ker sakte?

  19. good eligibility criteria, Muje CGL crack kerna hai kese bhi

  20. Looking forward to read more. Great govt job blog .Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

  21. Ssc cgl applications for 2017 cgl is started or not??

    1. Hi Guari, Application form is not started yet. http://www.techmario.com/ssc-cgl-notification-application-form/

  22. Sir im crossing 33 years 34 age, and even from obc catagory, can i elogible to apply 2017 cgl recruitment.

    1. No, Peerasab you are not eligible. for obc category age limit criteria is 33 Years and for PH + OBC category maximum age ishttp://www.techmario.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php#comments-form 43 Years.

  23. Is getting a Masters degree in Commerce compulsory for Assistant Audit Officer? Can’t I apply after my Graduation?

    1. Yes, Ayush, To apply for Assistant Audit Officer post you must have Chartered Accountant /Management Accountant / Company Secretary / Masters in Commerce or Business Studies or Business Administration (Finance) or Business Economics.

  24. hello….i have done integrated dual degree program (5 years course) b.tech+MBA (finance) so please help me out that for which post m eligible and please tell me that can I appear in more than one post

    1. Yes you can appear in more than one post as you are having master degree so you are eligible for Assistant Audit Officer post plus other CGL post which require only graduation.

  25. what is the syllabus of ssc cgl for all other posts… as their is a specified syllabus for audit officer post (paper 4) and Statistical Investigator Grade II & Compiler (paper 3) so what about the syllabus for other posts.

    1. Hi, There is one different paper for audit officer post (paper 4) and Statistical Investigator Grade II & Compiler (paper 3). For other post you don’t have to give these two papers. For Interview post (in other post) you need to appear for interview and physical (wherever applicable).

      Check here -> cgl selection process post wise (http://www.techmario.com/ssc-cgl-selection-process/)

  26. Sir..Educational qualification for ssc CGL exam 2017 as on…..?

  27. Sir..Educational qualification for ssc CGL exam 2017 as on…..?

    1. As on date for education qualification is not yet finalized.. plz wait for final official notification for ssc cgl 2017

  28. Sir,
    I saroj kumar .my age is 34years.can I apply cgl 2017 exam.please send a list of various post which I can apply. I belong to st category.

  29. superb collection of information thanks

    1. Thanks surya for your valuable comments

  30. Hello sir, my age will be 30 yrs and 5 months as on August 2017. I belong to obc category. Am I eligible for SSC cgl 2017?? Please let me know the different post for which I can apply??

  31. Hello sir, my age will be 30yrs and 5 months as on August 2017 and I belongs to obc category, am I eligible for SSC cgl 2017? Pls let me know the different postings​ for which I can apply.

    1. Yes, Divya you can apply for all the posts which are having age limit upto 30 years. You will get 3 years of age relaxation so total age limit for you is 33 years.

  32. i am doing b.com from distance education can i illegible for cgl

    1. Yes all the distance learning courses (graduation) are eligible for ssc cgl exam. Please refer the education qualification section of this article for more detail.

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