SSC CGL 2020- Eligibility Criteria : Age, Education Qualification, Physical Requirements

SSC CGL is one of the most aspired carriers, has some mandatory criteria and guidelines, which a candidate must fulfill in order to give the exam. The essential criteria which apply to all of the posts for SSC CGL are that the candidate must be a graduate or should own a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a documented or recognized university. To get knowledge of all the details regarding the eligibility criteria for the SSC CGL 2020, the candidates who are reading this post are advised to go through it thoroughly. This article will provide all the details such as age criteria, academic qualifications, and the number of attempts. 

GLIMPSE OF ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SSC CGL 2020 

  1. The candidates who are currently living out of India and till wish to appear for this examination, they are allowed to enroll their names for SSC CGL 2020 exam.
  2. The age criteria differ for every category. However, for the general category- the minimum age limit for the general candidates is 18 years, and the maximum is 32 years. In contrast, the students who belong to the reserved category will get the age relaxation for applying the exam.
  3. Bachelor’s degree is the prime requirement for any student who wishes to appear in SSC CGL 2020 exam.

DIFFERENT FACTORS REGARDING ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SSC CGL 2020

There are certain aspects which influence the eligibility criteria for SSC CGL 2020:

  1. Age Criteria
  2. Physical Requirements
  3. Nationality
  4. Educational Qualification

AGE LIMIT FOR SSC CGL 2020

  • Candidates who wish to appear for this significant exam must be at least 18 years and not more than 32 years. 
  • The upper and lower limit of age differs for every post.
  • The age of aspirants presented in their 10th/12th certificates will be considered.

The age limit for every respective is represented below:

PostAge Limit by SSC CGLMinimum Birth YearMaximum Birth YearGroupGrade Pay (INR)Post Code
CBEC (Tax Assistant)18 -2702.08.199101.08.1998C2400A
Ministry of Railway (Assistant)B4600D
Central Vigilance Commission (Assistant)4600B
Ministry of External AffairsB4600E
AFHQ AssistantB4600G
Other Ministries/Department/Organizations (Assistant)B4600H
Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations (Assistant)B4200I
CBDT (Inspector of Income Tax)C4600J
CBEC (Inspector, (Central Excise)B4600K
CBEC (Inspector Preventive Officer)B4600L
CBEC (Inspector (Examiner)B4600M
Department of Post (Inspector of Posts)18-2702.08.199101.08.2000B4200 P
Offices below CAG (Divisional Accountant)C4200Q
Central Bureau of Narcotics (Inspector)B4200S
Offices below C&AG (Auditor)C2800T
Offices below CGDA (Auditor)C2800U
Offices below CGA & others (Auditor)C2800V
Offices below C&AG (Accountant/ Junior Accountant)C2800W
Offices below CGA & others (Accountant/ Junior Accountant)C2800X
Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres (Senior Secretariat Assistant)C2800Y
CBDT (Tax Assistant)C2400Z
Registrar General of India (Compiler)C2400$
Central Bureau of Narcotics (Sub-Inspector)18-2502.08.199301.08.2000C2400#
Intelligence Bureau (Assistant)21-2702.08.198801.08.1998B4600C
Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue (Assistant Enforcement Officer)Up to 30 years02.08.198801.08.2000B4600N
National Investigation Agency NIA (Sub Inspector)Up to 30 years02.08.198801.08.2000B4200%
M/o Statistics & Prog. Implementation. Statistical Investigator Grade IIUp to 32 years02.08.198601.08.2000B4200R

AGE RELAXATION FOR SSC CGL 2020

As said earlier, there will be absolute age relaxation for all the students who belong to the reserved category. Relaxation for different categories is shown below:

CategoryUpper Limit Age relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PH10 years
PH + OBC13 years
PH + SC/ST15 years
(For Group B & C posts) Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved/General)03 years after deducting the military service concentrated from the genuine age as on the Final date for receiving of application
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)06 years (3 years + 3 years) after removing the military service concentrated from the real age as on the Concluding date for receiving of application
Ex-Servicemen (SC & ST)08years (3 years + 5 years) after deducting the military service concentrated from the definite age as on the ultimate date for receiving of application
For Group B Posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have concentrated not less than 3 years consistent and consistent service as on closing date for receiving of application5 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC)) who have concentrated not less than 3 years consistent and constant service as on closing date for receiving of application8 (5 +3) years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have concentrated not less than 3 years consistent and unceasing service as on concluding date for receiving of application10(5+5) years
For Group C Posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have concentrated not less than 3 years consistent and constant service as on final date for receiving of submissionMaximum 40 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC)) who have concentrated not less than 3 years regular and consistent service as on closing date for receiving of applicationMaximum 43 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have concentrated not less than 3 years regular and consistent service as on closing date for receiving of applicationUp to 45 years of age
Applicants who had ordinarily been resided in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (Unreserved/General)5 years
Applicants who had typically been resided in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (OBC)8 years
Applicants who had typically been resided in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (SC/ST)10 years
For Group “C” posts only. Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially parted and who are not re-wedded (Unreserved/General)Up to 35 years of age
Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially parted and who are not re-wedded (OBC)Up to 38 years of age
Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially parted and who are not re-wedded (SC/ST)Up to 40 years of age
Defense Personnel incapacitated in operation during conflicts with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and unconstrained as a significance thereof. (Unreserved/General)5 years
Defense Personnel incapacitated in operation during conflicts with any foreign country or in a troubled area and free as a significance thereof. (OBC)8(5+3) years
Defense Personnel incapacitated in operation during conflicts with any foreign country or in a troubled area and unconfined as a significance thereof (SC/ST)10(5+5) years

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SSC CGL 2020

Physical requirements for the Inspector (Examiner/Central Excise/Preventive Officer)

Before the last round of selection, the aspirants must fulfill some physical requirements to appear for the examination of SSC CGL. The physical requirements factors include height, eyesight, and weight.

  • The Inspector (Central Excise)- CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs)
  • The Inspector (Preventive Officer)-CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs)
  • The Sub-Inspector-CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation)
  • The Inspector-CBN (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
  • The Inspector (Examiner)-CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs)
  • The Upper Divisional Clerk-BRO (Border Road Organization)
  • The Sub-Inspector-NIA (National Investigation Agency)
  • The Sub-Inspector-CBN (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
SEXHEIGHTCHESTWEIGHT
MALE157.5 cmMinimum- 81 cm with a minimum expansion of 5cm. POINT: The Assamese, Garhwali, Gorkhas, and the Scheduled Tribes Candidates are eligible for a relaxation of weight up to 5cm.
FEMALE152 Cm. height can be relaxed by 2.5 cmMinimum weight-48kgs.POINT: The Assamese, Garhwali, Gorkhas, and the Scheduled Tribes Candidates are eligible for a relaxation of weight up to 2 kgs.

PHYSICAL TEST STANDARDS

SEXWALKINGCYCLING
MALEThe aspirant will have to cover 1600 meters in 15 minutes.The aspirant will have to walk for 8km in 30 minutes.
FEMALEThe aspirant will have to cover the distance of 1000 meters in 15 minutes.The aspirant will be required to walk for 3km in 25 minutes.
  1. Physical Requirements for Sub-Inspector in CBI
SEXHEIGHTCHESTEYESIGHT
MALE76cms with expansionEyesight with/without spectaclesDistant vision: 6/6 in 1 and 6/9 in another eye.Near vision 0.6 in 1 eye and 0.8 in another eye.
FEMALE150cmsSame

NATIONALITY FOR SSC CGL 2020

SSC CGL 2020 has the nationality criteria, which requires the aspirant to be a resident of the given states. Candidates who are residents of the following states are eligible to apply for the SSC CGL. A candidate must fulfill any one of the following conditions:

  • The applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • The applicant must be a subject of Nepal/ Bhutan.
  • The applicant must be a Tibetan refugee who moved to India before 1962 intentionally with the motive to settle down in India permanently.
  • The applicant must be of Indian Origin who has shifted to India from Burma, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire, and Vietnam intending to subside down forever in India.
  1. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR SSC CGL 2020

This is one of the significant criteria that the aspirant who wishes to appear for the exam of SSC CGL 2020 must fulfill. In order to appear for this examination, the candidate must be a graduate from any discipline by any recognized Institution or university. Although having a bachelor’s degree is the prime educational, there are some additional requirements. The candidate must have been graduated with any of these subjects as their electives or compulsory: Mathematics/Statistics/Economics. 

The educational for some of the different posts is enlisted as below:

  • Statistical Investigator Grade II

The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in any stream from a renowned university with a minimum of 60% in mathematics at 12th or equivalent or any graduate from a famous university with statistics as one of the subjects during degree level.

  • Assistant Audit Officer

Basic Qualification- Must be holding a bachelor’s degree from a renowned university or institute.

Additional Qualification- Chartered Accountant/Cost and Management Accountant/Masters in Commerce/Business Administration (Finance)/ Company Secretary/Business Studies/Business Economics

  • Compiler

Basic Qualification- Must be holding a bachelor’s degree from a renowned university or institute.

Additional Qualification- The candidate must have studied Economics, mathematics, or statistics as their elective or compulsory subject.

  • Assistant Section Officer (CSS)

Basic Qualification- Must be holding a bachelor’s degree from a renowned university or institute.

Additional Qualification- The aspirants are required to pass the computer proficiency test.

EX-SERVICEMEN ADVANTAGES FOR RESERVATION UNDER ESM CATEGORY FOR SSC CGL 2020

  1. According to the guidelines of the Central Government, group “C” and “D,” if any ex-servicemen have already enjoyed the reservation benefits for re-employment regarding civilian jobs, they will not be eligible for ESM category reservation.

In order to be eligible for this particular reservation, the candidate is supposed to submit the self-declaration of the employer and also provide the required details of prior job application in civil employment.

  1. If the aspirant intends to enjoy the perks of ex-servicemen, then the aspirant must acquire the ex-servicemen status or must do it within a year of the last application receipt. The documents need to be supported by the fact by any competent authority.

According to figures, nearly 30lakh candidates fill the form of SSC CGL, and out of them, 15 lakhs appear for the exam. So, you need to know the level of your competition to outshine. Whenever you sit with satisfaction that you have studied your part for the day, remember the fact that when you are resting, there is a competitor of yours who is still studying. This will give you the motivation always to do more. SSC CGL is a respected arena in terms of a government job, do your part with complete dedication and hard work, you will be rewarded with the application letter.

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