SSC CGL 2020 : Eligibility Criteria


Candidates who aspire to write the SSC CGL 2020 Exam must understand the Eligibility criteria properly. There are 4 criteria for the exam – 3 are for everyone, 1 is only for

  1. Citizenship– Must be a citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan
  2. SSC CGL Age Limit- Must be between the age group of 18 years to 32 years
  3. Qualification- Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University
  4. Physical Fitness– Only for candidates for certain posts like Inspector, Sub- Inspector, etc.

There is also certain SSC CGL Age limit relaxation for reserved candidates. certain posts.

The eligibility criteria for the SSC CGL Exam is as follows:

Educational Qualifications for SSC CGL

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university/institution. The educational qualifications vary according to the post for SSC CGL 2020 and are listed below:

SSC CGL Post Educational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University.
OR
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost &
Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/
Masters in Business Studies
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.
Statistical Investigator Grade-II Post Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation
All Other Posts Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a
recognized University or equivalent
Important Note The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however they must possess Essential qualification on or before 01-01-2020.

Physical Fitness Requirements: Apart from the above, there are certain requisite physical standards for Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).

SSC CGL 2020 Age Limit 

The minimum age limit defined for SSC CGL is 18 years and the maximum age limit is 32 years.

S No Name of Post Ministry/ Department/ Office/ Cadre Classification of Posts Age Limit
1 Assistant Audit
Officer
Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) Not exceeding 30 years.
2 Assistant Accounts
Officer
Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)
3 Assistant Section
Officer
Central Secretariat Service Group “B” 20-30 years
4 Assistant Section
Officer
Intelligence Bureau Group “B” Not exceeding 30 years.
5 Assistant Section
Officer
Ministry of Railway Group “B” 20-30 years
6 Assistant Section
Officer
Ministry of External Affairs Group “B”
7 Assistant Section
Officer
AFHQ Group “B”
8 Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations Group “B” 18-30 years
9 Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations Group “B” 20-30 years
10 Assistant Section
Officer
Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations Group “B” Not exceeding 30 years.
11 Inspector of
Income Tax
CBDT Group “C”
12 Inspector,
(Central Excise)
CBIC Group “B”
13 Inspector
(Preventive Officer)
14 Inspector
(Examiner)
15 Assistant
Enforcement Officer
Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Group “B” Up to 30 years
16 Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Group “B” 20-30 years
17 Inspector Posts Department of Post Group “B” 18-30 years
18 Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “B” Not exceeding 30 years
19 Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations Group “B”
20 Assistant/
Superintendent
Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations Group “B”
21 Divisional
Accountant
Offices under C&AG Group “B”
22 Sub Inspector National
Investigation Agency (NIA)
Group “B” Up to 30 years
23 Junior Statistical
Officer
M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation. Group “B” Up to 32 years
24 Statistical
Investigator
Grade-II
Registrar General of India Group “B” Not exceeding 30 years
25 Auditor Offices under C&AG Group “C” 18-27 years
26 Auditor Other Ministry/ Departments Group “C”
27 Auditor Offices under CGDA Group “C”
28 Accountant Offices under C&AG Group “C”
29 Accountant/ Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Departments Group “C”
30 Senior Secretariat
Assistant/ Upper
Division Clerks
Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres. Group “C”
31 Tax Assistant CBDT Group “C”
32 Tax Assistant CBIC Group “C”
33 Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “C”
34 Upper Division
Clerks
Dte. Gen Border Road Organisation (MoD)

(Post is only for male Candidates with higher physical and medical standards)

Group “C”

SSC CGL Age Relaxation

Category
Years
OBC
3 years
SC/ST
5 years
Physically Handicapped (PH)
10 years
PH + OBC
13 years
PH + SC/ST
15 years

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