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What is the Eligibility Criteria for SSC CGL Examination?

Staff Selection Commission conducts Combine Graduate Level (CGL) examination every year for selecting candidates into various posts at various government departments. The minimum educational qualification required for the examination is a graduation degree from a recognized University.

Sep 29, 2015 15:48 IST
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What is the Eligibility Criteria for SSC CGL Examination?
What is the Eligibility Criteria for SSC CGL Examination?

Staff Selection Commission conducts Combine Graduate Level (CGL) examination every year for selecting candidates into various posts at various government departments. The commission has invited applicants for this year as well and thousands of candidates have responded to the invitation by applying for the posts. Staff Selection Commission offers government jobs which are dreams of many young and aspiring youth going through these examinations conducted by the body. Candidates should undergo the notification published by SSC before applying for any of the posts because for different posts they need to meet different eligibility criteria.

Educational Qualification for SSC CGL Exam:

Most of the posts in the SSC CGL examination ask for Graduation from any recognized university. Those candidates who have completed their graduation degree from any UGC or other recognized university from any part of the country can take part in the examination. Though there are various posts that remain in offer through this examination and thus in many cases the candidates might need to have specific qualifications to apply for the relevant posts. The job opportunities for various departments of government services requires different skill sets and thus the commission scrutinizes the educational qualification of the candidates well before allowing them to sit for the examination. Candidates who are in their final year of graduation could not apply for the examination as only the candidates who have successfully completed their Graduation Degree can apply for the posts. There are few posts for which consequent educational qualification are mentioned:

  • For Assistant Posts: Graduate from any recognized university
  • For SI in CBI: Graduate
  • For Inspector (Central Excise/Preventive Officer): Graduate
  • For Inspector (Income Tax/AEO in DoE): Graduate
  • For Inspector in Divisional Accountant: Graduate
  • For Compiler: Graduation Degree with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or elective subject
  • For Statistical Investigator: Graduation Degree in Mathematics where Statistics is one of the main subjects.

Age Criteria:

Along with educational qualifications the aspiring candidates need to keep the age factor in mind as well. The various posts in various departments have a certain age limit and range of age below or over which are not allowed to take part in the recruitment process. There are age relaxations in upper age limit for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates according to government norms. OBC candidates are given 03 years age relaxation while SC/ST candidates get 05 years relaxation from the government. The age limit differs according to posts as well.

Along with the educational qualification and age limit the candidates applying for the examination must also have an Indian nationality and he/she should have a regular mode of education.

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