SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2017 – Latest Up to Date

SSC will publish official notification for CGL Exam 2017 on 11 March 2017. The candidates who are interested to apply for Combined Graduate Level exam should read the following eligibility criteria.

Without being eligible for the examination, a candidate is not allowed to appear for the exam. As a candidate, your first requirement is to check the below mentioned eligibility criteria and ensure that you satisfy the given conditions. Here we are giving the complete SSC CGL Exam Eligibility Criteria 2017.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2017

The eligibility criteria are divided into three categories. A candidate has to fit in all three categories inorder to be a part of the CGL Exam 2017. So, let us check those categories-

a) Citizenship Eligibility

The first eligibility requires a candidate to be one of the following:

  1. A citizen of India,
  2. A subject of Bhutan,

iii.     A subject of Nepal,

  1. A descendant of a Tibetan refugee who had come to India before 1.1.1962 and now permanently resides in India.
  2. A person of Indian origin who is from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Eastern Africa or Burma, with an intention to settle down in India permanently.

b) Age Eligibility

There are different age requirements for various posts.

For candidates who are applying for Group B posts, the age limit for them is between 18 to 27 years in some case. In cases like ‘Sub inspector for CBI’ the age limit extents to 30 years.

For candidates who are applying for Group C posts, the age limit for them is between 18 to 27 years. Exceptions to this are the post for ‘Sub Inspector of CBI’ at 18- 25 years and ‘Tax Assistant for CBDT’ at 20-27 years.

Age relaxation:

There are age relaxations for people who belong to certain reserved sections. The eligible age relaxation is as follows:

Category Age Relaxation
Schedule Caste (SC) 5 years
Schedule Tribe (ST) 5 years
Other Backward Castes (OBC) 3 years

c) Educational Qualification Eligibility

As per the official notification, candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institute. The term ‘recognized’ suggests that the university or the institute from which the Bachelor’s degree has been obtained should be recognized by the Government.

Points to know:

Date of Birth: The authority has explicitly mentioned that a candidate’s date of birth would be calculated from the same day which has been mentioned in Secondary examination certificate or Matriculation certificate.

Calculation of Age: A candidate’s age has to be computed from the date of notification or any date as specified by the notification. For an instance, if the notification has been released on 1st August 2016 and the notification is silent about the date from which the candidate’s age would be computed, then it will be assumed that the date of release is the benchmark.

The notification for SSC CGL 2017 exam is yet to come. So we update here when SSC will officially announce notification for the year 2017.

Proof for reservation category: A candidate, inorder to avail the relaxation for reserved category has to show a proof of his identity. The identity should clearly suggest that the candidate belongs to one of those categories for whom age relaxation has been kept.

To know the complete eligibility criteria post wise download complete official notification (SSC CGL 2016 Notification Published on 13th Feb, 2016)

Download Official Notification 2016

Download Official Notification 2017 (Link will activate on 11 March 2017)

Recent Updates of SSC CGL Exam

UpdatesCheck Here
Update on 3-1-2017: Re-examination of Tier II 2016 exam on 12 January 2017 & 13 January 2017Check Here Notice
Update on 1-12-2016: SSC CGL Tier II 2016 exam cancelled (1-12-2016) on five examination venues because of some technical issues and malpractices. SSC will soon publish exam dates and centres.
Update on 18-11-2016: Uploading of Admission Certificate (CGLE 2016) Tier II Apply Online
Update on 9-11-2016: CGL Tier II Exam Notice for Examination Date and Time Check Here
Update on 9-11-2016: Clarification Regarding Result of CGLE 2016 (Tier-I) Check Here
Update on 8-11-2016: CGL (Tier I) Result Announced Check Here
Update on 3-11-2016: CGLE 2017 NoticeCheck Here
Update on 19-10-2016: Important Message of Chairman Check Here

SSC CGL Exam 2017 Important Pages

Particulars Visit Here
Preparation Tips Check Here
Results Check Here
Syllabus Check Here
Exam Pattern Check Here
Application Form Apply Online
Eligibility Criteria Check Here
Admit Card Check Here
SSC CGL Main Page Check Here
SSC Open Vacancies Check Here
SSC Calendar 2017 | 2018 Check Here