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SSC CGLE AGE LIMITS & EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

SSC CGLE AGE LIMITS & EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Combined Graduate Level Exam (CGLE) aspirants are advised to see the age limit and educational qualification for every post of this exam before sending their applications. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) publishes the eligibility criteria along with every year’s recruitment notification. There maybe some changes in the eligibility criteria from the previous year So the candidates who are interested in applying for the exam should wait until then.

Since many of the candidates who are preparing for the SSC recruitment are fairly new to this scenario, they might not have a fair idea regarding what the eligibility criterian of a particular exam is. While considering this you should very carefully notice that the eligibility date, both in the case of educational qualification and age limit might be changed when the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) comes up with the recruitment notification.

 

AGE LIMITS in Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam

i) UNRESERVED (UR)/GENERAL

  • 18-27 Years
    • Auditor (CAG)
    • Auditor (CGDA)
    • Auditor (Other Ministries/Departments)
    • Accountant (CAG)
    • Accountant (CGA)
    • Accountant/Jr Accountant (Other Ministries/Departments)
    • Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant
    • Senior Secretariat Assistant (UDC)
    • Sr Administrative Assistant
    • Tax Assistants (CBDT)
    • Tax Assistant (CBIC)
    • SI in CBN
    • UDC (Border Road Organization)
  • 20-30 Years
    • Assistant Section Officer (CSS)
    • Assistant Section Officer (Railway)
    • Assistant Section Officer (MEA)
    • Assistant Section Officer (AFHQ)
    • Sub Inspector (CBI)
  • Up to 30 Years
    • Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)
    • Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO)
    • Assistant Section Officer in Intelligence Bureau (IB)
    • Assistant Section Officer (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology)
    • Assistant Section Officer (Other Ministries — Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)
    • Income Tax Inspector (ITI)
    • Central Excise Inspector
    • Preventive Officer (PO)
    • Examiner
    • Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO)
    • Inspector Posts (IP)
    • Inspector in CBN
    • Assistant (Other Ministries)
    • Divisional Accountant
    • SI in National Investigation Agency (NIA)
    • SI/Jr Intelligence Officer (CBN)
  • Up to 32 Years
    • Jr Statistical Officer

ii) GROUP-C POSTS UNDER CGL

1. Income Tax Inspector (ITI)

2. All posts with Grade Pay of Rs 2400 and 2800 (According to 7th CPC all posts falling under level 4 and 5 respectively)

NOTE: Other than above all are group-B posts

iii) RESERVED CATEGORIES; and also category codes for claiming age relaxation

Age relaxation beyond upper age-limit in CGLE

Age relaxation beyond upper age-limit in CGLE

 

Eligibility, Age Relaxation & % of Reservation for Ex-servicemen in SSC exams

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CGL EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

1. ASSISTANT AUDIT OFFICER & ASSISTANT ACCOUNTS OFFICER
a) Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree
b) Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics

NOTE: During the period of probation direct recruits shall have to qualify the ‘Subordinate Audit Service Examination’ in respective branches for confirmation and regular appointment as Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer.

2. Jr Statistical Officer
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with 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

3. ALL OTHER POSTS
Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

NOTE-I: The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however they must possess Essential qualification on or before the closing date of application.

NOTE-II: For the following posts Computer Proficiency Test has also been prescribed as an essential qualification; and for Tax Assistants, DEST is a must to qualify. Both of these tests are just qualifying.

i) Assistant Section Officer in CSS
ii) Assistant Section Officer in MEA
iii) Assistant Section Officer in AFHQ
iv) Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO)
v) Assistant in the Ministry of Mines
vi) Assistant in Indian Meteorological Department
vii) Inspector (CGST & Central Excise)
viii) Preventive Officer
ix) Examiner
x) Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant

NOTE-III: No educational/professional certificate is required for the DEST.

NOTE-IV: As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification dated 10-06-2015 published in the Gazette of India all the degrees/ diplomas/ certificates awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government provided they have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grants Commission.

Accordingly, unless such degrees are recognized for the relevant period when the candidates acquired the qualification, they will not be accepted for the purpose of Educational Qualification.

NOTE-V: As per UGC (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017 published in official Gazette on 23-06-2017, under Part-III (8) (v), the programmes in engineering, medicine, dental, nursing, pharmacy, architecture and physiotherapy etc. are not permitted to be offered under Open and Distance Learning mode.

However, pursuant to the Hon’ble Supreme Court Order dated 11-03-2019 in MA No. 3092/2018 in W.P. (C) No. 382/2018 titled Mukul Kumar Sharma & others Vs AICTE and others, B. Tech. degree/ diploma in Engineering awarded by IGNOU to the students who were enrolled up to academic year 2009-10 shall be treated as valid, wherever applicable.

NOTE-VI: The candidates who are able to prove by documentary evidence that the result of the educational qualifying examination was declared on or before the cut off date and he/she has been declared passed will also be considered to have met the required educational qualification.

NOTE-VII: In case of the candidates possessing equivalent educational qualification, such candidates shall also produce relevant Equivalence Certificate from the concerned authorities at the time of Document Verification. However, final decision regarding selection of such candidates will be taken by the concerned User Departments/ Appointing Authorities concerned.

Date of reckoning of age & educational qualification for an SSC exam

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According to this the crucial date for determining the age limits for competitive examinations held for recruitment by UPSC/SSC etc. in the first half of the year is the first day of January of the year in which the examination is held; and if the examination is held in the second half of the year, the crucial date will be the first day of August of the year in which the examination is held.

If an examination is held in two parts on two different dates of the year, the crucial date for determining the age limits will normally be the 1st of January when both parts of the examination fall in the first half of the year, and when both parts of the examination fall in the second half of the year the crucial date for determining the age limits will be the 1st of August .

It may sometimes happen that due to exigencies of the circumstances an examination, which is normally held during the first half of the year, is shifted to the second half. In such a case, the date of determining the age limits would still be the 1st of January.

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2 Comments

  1. December 2, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Sir, is it true that the age limit of statistical investigator has been increased to 32 years. i m a 30 years old married lady and i want to appear for cgl 2015 exam. will it remain the same in 2015 also. i mean i have 2 attempts left, is this correct?

    • December 5, 2014 at 7:47 AM

      Yes this is very much true. This increase is for any further exams also.