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SSC CGL 2017 Age Criteria

Last Updated - May 30, 2017

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 PostMinistries/Department/ Offices/ CadreAge limit
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under CAGNot exceeding 30 years.
Assistant Accounts OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under CAGNot exceeding 30 years.
Assistant Section OfficerCentral Secretariat Service20-30 years
Assistant Section OfficerIntelligence BureauNot exceeding 30 years.
Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of Railway20-30 years
Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of External Affairs20-30 years
Assistant Section OfficerAFHQ20-30 years
AssistantOther Ministries/ Departments/Org anisations18-27 years
AssistantOther Ministries/ Departments/Org anisations20-30 years
Assistant Section OfficerOther Ministries/ Departments/Org anisationsNot exceeding 30 years
AssistantOther Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations18-27 years
Assistant/ SuperintendentOther Ministries/ Departments/ OrganisationsNot exceeding 30 years
Inspector of Income TaxCBDTNot exceeding 30 years
Inspector, (Central Excise)CBEC18-27 years
Inspector (Preventive Officer)CBEC18-27 years
Inspector (Examiner)CBEC18-27 years
Assistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of RevenueUpto 30 years
Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of Investigation20-30 years
Inspector PostsDepartment of Post18-27 years
Divisional AccountantOffices under CAGNot exceeding 30 years
InspectorCentral Bureau of Narcotics18-27 years
Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)Upto 30 years
Junior Statistical OfficerM/o Statistics &Prog. Implementation.Upto 32 years
Name of PostMinistries/Deptt/ Offices/ CadreAge limit
AuditorOffices under C&AG18-27 years
AuditorOffices under C&AG18-27 years
AuditorOther Ministry/Departments18-27 years
Accountant/ Junior AccountantOffices under C&AG18-27 years
Accountant/ Junior AccountantOther Ministry/Departments18-27 years
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division ClerksCentral Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres.18-27 years
Tax AssistantCBDT18-27 years
Tax AssistantCBEC20-27 years
Sub-InspectorCentral Bureau of Narcotics18-27 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. 

CATEGORYAGE RELAXATION PERMISSIBLE BEYOND THE UPPER AGE
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 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 application5 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 application8 (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 application10(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 applicationUpto 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 applicationUpto 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 applicationUpto 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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