SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) determines the SSC CGL 2020 eligibility criteria for all the aspiring candidates. The eligibility criteria of SSC CGL 2020 will mention the minimum standards required to be considered eligible for these job posts. SSC CGL eligibility is mainly determined on the basis of age, nationality and education qualifications. It is advised that the candidates go through SSC CGL 2020 eligibility criteria before they start filling their application form. As per SSC CGL eligibility criteria 2020, graduates between 18 to 32 years of age can appear for the exam. The details related to the eligibility criteria will be mentioned in the notification of SSC CGL exam slated to be released on September 15, 2020. The candidates applying for the exam must make sure that they meet SSC CGL 2020 eligibility criteria. To know more about SSC CGL eligibility criteria 2020, please go through the article below.
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SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination is conducted to fill various vacancies in Group “B” and Group “C” posts in different Ministries/Departments/Organizations of the Government of India. SSC CGL 2020 exam is expected to be conducted in December, 2020. SSC CGL 2020 exam is a computer based examination and will be conducted in online mode except SSC CGL exam Tier-3 level which will be held in offline mode.
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Candidates other than Indian citizens are allowed to apply for SSC CGL examination
For General category, the minimum age limit is 18 years and maximum age limit is 32 years. Age relaxation is permissible for reserved categories
The minimum education qualification required is a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
SSC determines the eligibility criteria of SSC CGL 2020 on the basis of the following factors:
Age limit and upper age limit relaxation
According to eligibility criteria of SSC CGL 2020, a candidate must be either:
a citizen of India, or
a subject of Bhutan, or
a subject of Nepal, or
a Tibetan refugee who moved to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the aim of permanently settling in India, or
a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
The candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) mentioned above shall be a person who has been issued a certificate of eligibility by the Government of India.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be allowed to give the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.
The requirement of age as per SSC CGL 2020 eligibility criteria for various posts is as follows:
Name of Post
SSC CGL Age Limit
Auditor (Offices under C&AG), Auditor (Other Ministry,Departments), Auditor (Offices under CGDA), Accountant (Offices under C&AG), Accountant,Junior Accountant (Other Ministry,Departments) ,Senior Secretariat Assistant,Upper Division Clerks (Central Govt. Offices,Ministries other than CSCS cadres) ,Tax Assistant (CBDT) ,Tax Assistant (CBIC), Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics), Upper Division Clerks (Dte. Gen Border Road Organisation (MoD))
Assistant (Other Ministries,Departments,Organizations), Inspector Posts (Department of Post)
Assistant Section Officer (Central Secretariat Service) , Assistant Section Officer (Ministry of
Railway), Assistant Section Officer (Ministry of
External Affairs), Assistant
Section Officer (AFHQ), Assistant (Other Ministries,Departments,Organizations), Sub Inspector (Central Bureau of Investigation)
Assistant Audit Officer (Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG), Assistant Accounts Officer (Indian Audit &
Accounts Department under C&AG) , Assistant Section Officer (Intelligence Bureau), Assistant Section Officer (Other Ministries,Departments,Organizations), Inspector of Income Tax (CBDT), Inspector, (Central Excise) (CBIC), Inspector
(Preventive Officer) (CBIC), Inspector (Examiner) (CBIC), Assistant Enforcement Officer (Directorate of Enforcement,
Department of Revenue),Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics), Assistant (Other Ministries,Departments,
Accountant (Offices under
C&AG), Sub Inspector (National
Investigation Agency (NIA)), Statistical Investigator Grade-II (Registrar General of India)
Upto 30 years
Junior Statistical Officer (M,o Statistics & Programme Implementation)
Upto 32 years
However, the authorities have given certain age relaxations to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories.
According to the eligibility criteria of SSC CGL 2020, permissible relaxation in upper age limit for reserved categories is given below:
PwD + General
PwD + OBC
PwD + SC/ST
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989
3 years (after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the last date)
Defence Personnel disabled in any hostile military operation and released as a consequence thereof
Defence Personnel disabled in any hostile military operation and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST)
Duration of Service
Central Govt. Civilian Employees
Less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on 15thOctober, 2020
Up to 40 years of age
Less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on October 15, 2020
Up to 45 years of age
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried
Up to 35 years of age
Ex-servicemen including commissioned Officers and ECOs/ SSCOs who have given at least 5 years Military Service as on last date of receipt of applications and have been released:
on completion of assignment
on account of physical disability due to Military Service
Note: Ex-servicemen should not have been released by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency
Who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years of Military Service as on last date of receipt of applications and whose assignment has been extended beyond 5 years
In whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on 3 months notice selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment
Only the date of birth mentioned in Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate will be accepted by the SSC for determining the age of the candidate.
Date of Birth filled by the candidate in the online application form will be matched against the date of birth recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate for verification.
No subsequent request for change will be considered or granted once the application form is submitted.
Ex-servicemen who have already used reservation benefits given to ex-servicemen for their re-employment in civilian jobs under Central Government in Group “C‟ & “D‟ posts are NOT eligible for reservation in ESM category nor for any fee concession, unless he/she gives self-declaration/ undertaking to the concerned employer providing all the details of previous job applications in civil employment.
If the candidate wants to be treated as Ex-Serviceman for using the benefits of reservation, he must have either already acquired the status of ex-serviceman or must do so within one year from the last date for receipt of application. This must be supported by documentary evidence from the competent authority.
An 'ex-serviceman' is a person who has served in any rank as a combatant or non-combatant in a military service like Indian Army, Indian Navy or Indian Air Force.
The below table contains the minimum education qualifications required to fill the application form.
Name of post
Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer
Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University
Desirable Qualification: 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.
Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) Post
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level
Statistical Investigator Grade-II
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or Institute with Statistics as one of the subjects. The candidates must have studied Statistics as a subject in all the 3 years of the graduation course.
All Other Posts
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent
The SSC CGL eligibility specifies that candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, provided they get their Essential qualification on or before the cut-off date*.
All the degrees/ diplomas/ certificates awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities** are also valid for job posts under the Central Government. These degrees/ diplomas/ certificates must have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, UGC.**Such Universities are established by:
Act of Parliament or State Legislature
Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956
Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament
The final result of the required educational qualification must have been declared by the Institute/ University by the cut-off date*.*This cut-off date will be released under advertisement for Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination, 2020 on September 15, 2020.
For certain posts, eligibility criteria of SSC CGL 2020 requires candidates to meet the specified physical fitness requirements before final selection. These physical standards include height, weight, eye-sight. These posts include:
Inspector (Central Excise)-CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs)
Inspector (Examiner)-CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs)
Inspector (Preventive Officer)-CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs)
Upper Divisional Clerk-BRO (Border Road Organisation)
Sub-Inspector-CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation)
Sub-Inspector-NIA (National Investigation Agency)
Inspector-CBN (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
Sub-Inspector-CBN (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
A. Physical standards for the post of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive
Officer), Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN:
(Height relaxable by 5 cm in the case of
Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and
members of Scheduled Tribes)
(Height relaxable by 2.5 cms)
(Weight relaxable by 2 Kg. for Gorkhas, Garwalis,
Assamese and members of Scheduled Tribes)
81 cm (fully expanded with a minimum
expansion of 5 cm.)
Walking : 1600 metres in 15 minutes
Cycling : 8 Kms. in 30 minutes
Walking: 1 Km. in 20 minutes
Cycling: 3 Kms. in 25 minutes
B. Physical standards for the Post of Sub-Inspector in Central Bureau of Investigation:
(Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals : 5 cms)
76 cm with expansion
Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye
Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eye
C. Physical standards for the Post of Sub-Inspector in National Investigation Agency:
Only those candidates who fulfill the specified physical standards will be eligible for the respective posts.
The detailed scrutiny of applications for the eligibility criteria of SSC CGL 2020 and other aspects will not be done at the time of written examination.
The candidates will be ‘provisionally’ accepted by the Commission as per the terms and conditions mentioned under SSC CGL 2020 eligibility criteria of this notice of examination.
When the detailed scrutiny of various aspects of SSC CGL eligibility criteria 2020 is undertaken in later stages of recruitment process and any information is found unsubstantiated or false, the candidature will be cancelled and the Commission’s decision shall be final.
All those candidates who meet the SSC CGL 2020 eligibility criteria for appearing in Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2020 can fill the application form. The application form of SSC CGL Examination, 2020 will be available in online mode from September 15, 2020. The last date of submitting the application is October 15, 2020. Candidates must fill all the required details in the application form correctly. They must have documentary proof of any information they have entered in the application form.
As per the exam pattern, SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam 2020 will be held in 4 tiers. The CGL exam Tier-1 and Tier-2 is Computer-based examination (CBE), Tier 3 is a descriptive test and Tier 4 is a computer proficiency test/skill test along with document verification (DV). Candidates who qualify the Tier 1 exam are selected to appear for the Tier 2 exam and similarly for other stages. Along with knowing the exam pattern applicants should also go through SSC CGL syllabus 2020 in details to qualify the exam.
The candidates in the final year of their graduation can also apply for SSC CGL, but the result of required educational qualification must have been declared by the Institute/ University by the date specified in SSC CGL 2020 notification.
No, The citizens of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan refugee and a person of Indian origin in certain Asian and African countries with the intention of permanently settling in India are all eligible to apply if a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
The age limit for various job posts through SSC CGL examination is 18-32 years. However, this age limit may vary for different posts within the range of 18-32 years. For example, for some posts, the age limit is 18-27 or 20-30 or upto 32 years.
The permissible relaxation in upper age limit for SC/ST candidates is 5 years and 3 years for OBC candidates.
The basic educational qualification is having a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute or equivalent.
No, the basic educational qualification is having a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute or equivalent in SSC CGL 2020.
For some posts like Junior Statistical Officer, a student must have obtained at least 60% Marks in Mathematics in 12th class. Otherwise, for other job posts under SSC CGL, 12th class marks are not considered.
No, age relaxation/ ESM reservation is not permissible for sons, daughters and dependents of Ex-Servicemen in SSC CGL 2020.
The SSC CGL exam is conducted in 4 tiers. Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 4 are conducted in online mode (computer based examination) and Tier 3 (descriptive paper) is held offline - pen and paper mode.
Yes, you are eligible to appear for SSC CGL 2020 under PH category, and you will be provided a relaxation of 10 years.
Only few SSC CGL Posts like that of Compiler, Statistical Investigator Grade II and Assistant (CSS) require Graduation in specific streams. Else you can appear for the exam only if you hold a Bachelor's Degree.
Yes, you are eligible to apper in SSC CGL Exam 2020 since the minimum eligibility is to hold a graduation degree irrespective of how much marks you secure in the graduation.
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SSC CGL has mainly four section :
Here are some preparation tips you can follow:
The Maths section consists of four major areas: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry. Reasoning is the most scoring section of the exam. You must focus on Analogy and classification, non-verbal reasoning, syllogisms, coding-decoding, blood relations, direction test and series.
English Preparation for this section would include focusing on the following topics: one-word substitution, idioms and phrases, synonyms and antonyms, fill in the blanks (sentence completion), sentence errors, reading comprehension, sentence rearrangement and jumbled-up sentences. For cracking sentence error spotting questions, knowledge of grammatical rules you must know.
GK: GK has the most comprehensive syllabus. And you also brush up current affairs. You must focus on questions based on Indian constitution, socio-religious movements of pre-independent India, national income & market structure, important scientific phenomena & modern Indian history.
Make your time schedule for your study section wise.
Make your short notes as per your convenience.
Go through with previous year papers to take an idea.
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Work on weak areas after completing each mock test.
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