SSC CGL 2017 Age Criteria

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May 30, 2017

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SSC CGL official notification has been released on May 15, 2017. Application form is available online from May 16, 2017.Candidates can apply till June 16, 2017. However, applications are invited only from those candidates who meet all the eligibility criteria mentioned in the notification including age criteria for each post. Candidates must be well between the age limits while to applying to the posts.

  • For all 30 posts offered, CGL has laid separate age limit criteria
  • Age limit will be reckoned as on 1st August, 2017

Introducing a decisive change in the pattern of SSC CGL, the time limit has been reduced from 75 minutes to 60 minutes. This has come as a shocker to lot of candidates who were still trying to get comfortable with 75 minutes time window.

PERMISSIBLE AGE CRITERIA FOR APPLYING:

  1. For Post for which age limit is 20-27 years : He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1990 and not later than 01.08.1997
  2. For Post for which age limit is 18-27 years: He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1990 and not later than 01.08.1999
  3. For Post for which age limit is 20-30 years :He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1987 and not later than 01.08.1997
  4.  For Post for which age limit is upto 30 years: He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1987 and not later than 01.08.1999
  5.  For Post for which age limit is upto 32 years :He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1985 and not later than 01.08.1999

SSC CGL 2017 Post Wise Criteria

SSC recruit candidates for number of posts in ministries and other organisations and hence the job profile and description varies a lot among the profiles. Thus, SSC has defined age limit separately for each post which is to be adhered by candidates in full confidence with the commission. Here is the table highlighting posts, Department and Age limit:

Name of Post Ministries/Department/ Offices/ Cadre Age limit
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Not exceeding 30 years.
Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Not exceeding 30 years.
Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service 20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau Not exceeding 30 years.
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway 20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs 20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer AFHQ 20-30 years
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/Org anisations 18-27 years
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/Org anisations 20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries/ Departments/Org anisations Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations 18-27 years
Assistant/ Superintendent Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC 18-27 years
Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC 18-27 years
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC 18-27 years
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Upto 30 years
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation 20-30 years
Inspector Posts Department of Post 18-27 years
Divisional Accountant Offices under CAG Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 18-27 years
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) Upto 30 years
Junior Statistical Officer M/o Statistics &Prog. Implementation. Upto 32 years
Name of Post Ministries/Deptt/ Offices/ Cadre Age limit
Auditor Offices under C&AG 18-27 years
Auditor Offices under C&AG 18-27 years
Auditor Other Ministry/Departments 18-27 years
Accountant/ Junior Accountant Offices under C&AG 18-27 years
Accountant/ Junior Accountant Other Ministry/Departments 18-27 years
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres. 18-27 years
Tax Assistant CBDT 18-27 years
Tax Assistant CBEC 20-27 years
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 18-27 years

Relaxation of Reserved Categories

The Commission also provides relaxation to candidates belonging to reserved categories. Following the directives of Supreme court and constitution of India, the relaxation is provided as per Reservation criteria approved by the government. 

CATEGORY AGE RELAXATION PERMISSIBLE BEYOND THE UPPER AGE
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PH 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years
(For Group “B” & “C” posts) Ex-Servicemen( Unreserved/General ) 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 06 years (3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
Ex-Servicemen (SC & ST) 08 years(3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
For Group “B” posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as onclosing date for receipt of application 5 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC)) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application 8 (5 +3) years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application 10(5+5) years
For Group “C” posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application Upto 40 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC)) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application Upto 43 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application Upto 45 years of age
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989(Unreserved/General) 5 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 ( OBC ) 8 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 (SC/ST) 10 years
For Group “C” posts only. Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(Unreserved/General) Upto 35 years of age
Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(OBC) Upto 38 years of age
Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(SC/ST) Upto 40 years of age
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.( Unreserved/General) 5 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.( OBC) 8(5+3) years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof( SC/ST) 10(5+5) years

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