SSC CGL Eligibility 2018

SSC CGL 2017 Eligibility


The eligibility criteria for SSC CGL are different for various posts. Candidates should ensure the SSC CGL Eligibility before applying for the exam. There are certain conditions in eligibility criteria set by SSC department. Candidates must have a Graduation Degree in any stream to apply for SSC CGL. They should be minimum 18 years of age while maximum 32 years in age. SSC CGL notification will be announced in the month of April 2018.  In this article, we are providing the complete details of SSC CGL Eligibility criteria.

SSC CGL Eligibility

What is the Eligibility for SSC CGL?


SSC CGL eligibility criteria include the educational qualification, physical standards and age limit of the candidate. Candidate must be a graduate to apply for any post in SSC CGL. SSC introduced some major changes this year in the age limit of candidates. SSC has increased 3 years of upper limit in age for all the posts. Candidate must be a citizen of India to apply for SSC CGL. Candidates belong to Nepal/ Bhutan is also eligible to apply.


Educational Qualification


Candidates willing to apply for SSC CGL 2018 exam should know about the eligibility criteria for SSC CGL. The following eligibility for all the posts is given below.


Candidates must have a graduation degree from a recognized university

They must also be Chartered Accountant/ Cost & Management Accountant/ Company secretary/ M.Com/ MBA/ Master in business studies/ Master in Business Economics


Candidates must have a graduate degree from any AICTE approved university. They must have secured at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard.


Read About SSC CGL Syllabus

SSC CGL Age Limit


The age of candidate should not be less than 18 years or not be more than 32 years. The age limit will be calculated as on 1st August 2017. The age limit for all the posts in SSC CGL is given below:

The posts for which age limit is 18-30 years

Assistant (Central Vigilane Commision)

Assistant (Ministry of Railway)

Assistant (Ministry of External Affairs)

Assistant (AFHQ)

Assistant (Other Ministeries)

Inspector of Income Tax

Inspector (Central Excise)

Inspector (Preventive Officer)

Inspector (Examiner)

Divisional Accountant (CAG)

Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)

Auditor (CAG)

Auditor (CGDA)

Auditor (CGA & Others)

Accountant/ Jr. Accountant (CAG, CGA & Others)

Sr. Secretariat Assistant

Tax Assistant (CBDT & CBEC)


The posts for which age limit is 18-28 years

Sub Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)

The posts for which age limit is 21-30 years

Assistant (Intelligence Bureau)

The posts for which age limit is 20-30 years

Assistant Section Officer

Sub Inspector of CBI

The posts for which age limit is upto 30 years

Assistant Enforcement Officer

Sub Inspector (National Investigation Agency)

Assistant Audit Officer

The posts for which age limit is upto 32 years

Statistical Investigator Grade-II


Relaxation in Age


There is a relaxation in age for reserved category candidates as per rules of commission in SSC CGL.


Physical Standards


Candidates wish to be an Inspector or sub- Inspector through SSC CGL 2018. They need to check the physical standards criteria for various posts as mentioned below:

Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ preventive officer)

For Males

Height – 157.5 cms & Chest – 81 cms

For Females

Height – 152 cms & Weight – 48 kg

Sub Inspector in CBI

Height for men will be 165 cms and for women will be 150 cms

Chest – 76 cms

Sub Inspector in NIA

Height for men will be 170 cms and for women will be 150 cms

Chest – 76 cms with expansion


Read About SSC CGL 2018 Selection Process




Candidate must be either: