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Who can apply for the SSC CGL exam? What is the post-wise age limit to apply for SSC CGL?

The SSC CGL competitive examination has several eligibility criteria like nationality, age limit, education qualification etc. The candidates should be aware of these eligibility criteria before they start preparing for this exam. In this write-up, we will discuss who can apply for the SSC CGL exam and the post-wise age limit to apply for SSC CGL.

The post-wise age limit for the SSC CGL exam

The SSC CGL age limit for the different posts is a minimum of 32 years & a maximum of 32 years. Apart from that, there are certain relaxation in age for the various reserved groups of candidates.

The aspirants of the SSC CGL exam should necessarily comply with the age limit for the given posts in the table below:

SSC CGL Age limit Post
18 to 30 years Inspector, Assistant
18 to 30 years Assistant, Assistant Section Officer, Sub-Inspector, Auditor, Junior Accountant, Assistant Account Officer, Tax Assistant, Upper Division Clerk
Up to 30 years Assistant Enforcement Officer, Sub Inspector
Up to 32 years Junior Statistical Investigator
Not exceeding 30 years Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Account Officer, Inspector of Central Excise, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Inspector of Income Tax

The SSC CGL age limit for applying for different departments under SSC CGL is mentioned in the following table:

SSC CGL Age Limit Department
20 to 30 years Central Secretariat Service
Not exceeding 30 years Intelligence Bureau
20 to 30 years Ministry of Railway
20 to 30 years Ministry of External Affairs
20 to 30 years AFHQ
Not exceeding 30 years CBDT
Up to 30 years Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
20 to 30 years Central Bureau of Investigation
Not exceeding 30 years Officers under CAG
Up to 30 years National Investigation Agency
Up to 32 years M/O Statistics of Prog. & Implementation

Age limit relaxation in SSC CGL

There are certain relaxation given to candidates who belong to the reserved sections of the society as per the SSC CGL eligibility criteria. The below table gives an idea informing age relaxation for the candidates of reserved category:

SSC CGL Age Limit relaxation Category
10 years Defence Personnel disabled in hostilities- SC/ST
8 years Defence Personnel disabled in hostilities- OBC
5 years Defence Personnel disabled in hostilities- General
Up to 40 years of age Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried- Group C/ SC & ST)
Up to 38 years of age Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried- Group C/ OBC)
Up to 35 years of age Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried- Group C/ General)
10 years Candidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(SC/ST)
8 years Candidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(OBC)
5 years Candidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(General)
Up to 45 years of age Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST-Group C)
Up to 43 years of age Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC-Group C)
Up to 40 years of age Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General- Group C)
10 years Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST-Group B)
8 years Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC-Group B)
5 years Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General- Group B)
8 years Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)
6 years Ex-Servicemen (OBC)
3 years Ex-Servicemen (General)
15 years Physically handicapped (SC/ST)
13 years Physically handicapped (OBC)
10 years Physically handicapped( General)
5 years SC/ST
3 years OBC

Conclusion

The above information would help you know all the details regarding who can apply for SSC CGL exam and the SSC CGL exam’s post-wise age limit relaxation. Moreover, you can visit BYJU’s Exam Prep for more details.

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