SSC CGL Eligibility 2022: Check Age Limit and Eligibility - Embibe
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  • Last Modified 21-09-2022
  • Written By Aditi_M
  • Last Modified 21-09-2022

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022: Check Age Limit & Educational Qualifications

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022: The Staff Selection Commission prescribes the CGL eligibility criteria. SSC releases the eligibility criteria through the notification on its official website. Interested candidates will be able to check the requirements at ssc.nic.in or from this article. The eligibility criteria consist of age limit, educational qualification, nationality, and other conditions. Candidates have to fulfill all these conditions to apply for SSC CGL.

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Candidates aged between 18 and 32 can apply for the exam. Furthermore, the educational qualification for SSC CGL is that candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university. Candidates belonging to the reserved category are eligible to get relaxations on the upper age limit. Read the complete article to know about the SSC CGL eligibility criteria in detail.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022

Staff Selection Commission has laid down the following eligibility guidelines for candidates willing to appear for the SSC CGL Examination 2022. Kindly check:

ParametersDetails
NationalityCandidates must be an Indian national/ Indian origin. He/She may be a subject of Nepal/Bhutan or A person of Indian origin from any of these countries is eligible to apply:- Pakistan, Burma, Eastern Africa (Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Zaire, Malwai, Ethiopia, Uganda), Sri Lanka, Vietnam. 
Age Limit to ApplyThe candidate must be between the age group of 18 to 32 years old. (For different departments/posts, the age bracket varies, too – it is discussed in detail in the next segment). There is age limit relaxation for the candidates falling under various reserved categories. 
Education Qualification for SSC CGLCandidates must hold a minimum Bachelor’s degree to participate in the SSC-CGL examination process. 

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SSC CGL Age Limit 2022

The following tables describe the post-wise and department-wise age guidelines. Kindly check:

SSC CGL Post-wise Age Limit

Post NameAge Limit
Assistant, Inspector18 to 30 years old
Assistant, Auditor, Assistant Section Officer, Sub-Inspector, Assistant Account Officer, or Upper Division Clerk18 to 30 years old
Assistant Audit Officer, Inspector of Central Excise, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Inspector of Income TaxLesser than 30 years old
Sub Inspector, Assistant Enforcement OfficerLesser than 30 years old
Junior Statistical InvestigatorUp to 32 years old

SSC CGL Department-wise Age Limit for 2022

Department NameAge Limit
Ministry of Railway, Ministry of External Affairs, AFHQ, Central Secretariat Services20-30 Years
Ministry of External Affairs 20-30 Years
Ministry of Railway 20-30 Years
CBDTNot More Than 30 Years
Central Bureau of Investigation20-30 Years
Officers Under CAGNot More Than 30 Years
National Investigation AgencyNot More Than 30 Years
Ministry of Statistics Program and ImplementationNot More Than 32 Years

SSC CGL Age Relaxation for Reserved Categories

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST Category5 Years 
OBC Category3 Years
Specially Abled Candidate (General)10 Years
Specially Abled Candidates (OBC)13 Years
Specially Abled Candidates (SC/ST)15 Years
Ex-Servicemen (General)3 Years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)5 Years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 Years
Domicile of the State Jammu and Kashmir (General)5 Years
Domicile of the State Jammu and Kashmir (OBC)8 Years
Domicile of the State Jammu and Kashmir (SC/ST)10 Years
Central Govt Civilian (General-Group B)5 Years
Central Govt Civilian (OBCl-Group B)8 Years
Central Govt Civilian (SC/ST-Group B)10 Years
Central Govt Civilian (General-Group C)Should not be more than 40 Years
Central Govt Civilian (OBCl-Group C)Should not be more than 43 Years
Central Govt Civilian (SC/ST-Group C)Should not be more than 45 Years
Defence Personnel Handicapped Due To Unforeseen Circumstances 5 Years

SSC CGL Physical Standards Specifications

The candidates are supposed to meet predefined physical standards before they apply for the SSC CGL exam for the posts of Inspector or Sub Inspector in (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer) or CBN. For male and female candidates, these specifications vary accordingly. So kindly check the table given below to know in detail about the same:

Physical Standards

Physical Standard ParametersMale CandidatesFemale Candidates
Height157.5 cm152 cm
Weight48 kgs
Chest81 cm
RelaxationThere will be a relaxation of 5 cm for the students falling in the category of Garwalis, Assames, Gorkhas, and ST students.There will be 2 cm relaxation for the candidates falling under the category of Garwalis, Assames, Gorkhas, and ST students.
They’ll be provided relaxation of 2 Kg falling under the category of Garwalis, Assames, Gorkhas, and ST students.

Physical Tests

Also, two physical tests will be conducted for the posts that require candidates to meet physical parameters. Performance in these will become a benchmark to extrapolate their growth. Kindly check the test below:

Physical Test NameMale CandidatesFemale Candidates
Cycling8000 m in 30 minutes3000 m in 25 minutes
Walking1600 m in 15 minutes1000 m in 20 minutes

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FAQs on SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022:

Q.1: I am 20 and a graduate of English. Can I apply for SSC CGL Exam?
Ans: Yes, you can. The minimum age should be 18 years old, and the candidate must be a graduate with English/Mathematics as an elective subject.

Q.2: What are the nationality criteria for participating in the SSC CGL exam?
Ans: There are three categories under the nationality criteria as described by the SSC guidelines. The first category is Candidates must be an Indian national/ Indian origin. The second category is that he/she may be a subject of Nepal/Bhutan.

In the third category, the nationality category is described as follows: A person of Indian origin from any of these countries is eligible to apply: Pakistan, Burma, Eastern Africa (Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Zaire, Malwai, Ethiopia, Uganda), Sri Lanka, Vietnam. 

Q.3: What is the relaxation of the physical standards for the candidates falling under the reserved category?
Ans: There will be 2 cm relaxation for the candidates falling under the category of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas, and ST students. The same category will be provided with the relaxation of 2 kilograms on weight measures.

Q.4: What is the physical fitness standard required for the SSC CGL Post of Sub Inspector?
Ans: For the post of SSC CGL Sub Inspector, the physical fitness Standards of the candidate should be within 30 years, and other fitness standards are – Height (165 cm for men and 150 cm for women), Chest (76 cm expansion), vision (eyesight with/without glasses), Distant vision (6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in the other), Near Vision (0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in the other eye).

Q.5: What are the age criteria to participate in the Ministry of Railway?
Ans: The age criteria to participate in the Ministry of Railway is between 20 years to 30 years.

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