What is the age limit for SSC CGL? You will get relaxation up to 15 years, see the vacancy wise list of CGL

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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SSC CGL Age Limit 2024 Category Wise: The Staff Selection Commission has released the notification for Group B and Group C vacancies i.e. SSC CGL Exam 2024 for graduate candidates. The notification of CGL exam has come on ssc.gov.in. This year vacancies have come out for a total of 17,727 posts in SSC CGL. But what should be your age for which post in CGL? Who gets how much relaxation? Complete information about SSC CGL age limit is given below. The link of the notification is also given.

The full form of SSC is Staff Selection Commission. The full form of CGL is Combined Graduate Level. Although the minimum age limit for SSC CGL is 18 years and the maximum age limit for general is 32 years. But candidates up to 47 years are eligible with the benefit of relaxation. See further- What is the age limit for which post?

SSC CGL Age Limit Post Wise

SSC CGL Age Limit SSC CGL Posts
18 to 27 years Auditor (CAG, CGDA, Other Ministries), Accountant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant, Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerk, Senior Administrative Assistant, Tax Assistant, Sub Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics, Ministry of Finance)
18 to 30 years Assistant Section Officer (ASO) Intelligence Bureau, ASO (Ministry of Electronics & IT), Assistant / ASO (Other Ministries / Departments), Income Tax Inspector, Central Excise Inspector, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Inspector in Department of Posts and Ministry of Communications, Inspector in Narcotics Bureau, Executive Assistant (CBIC), Research Assistant (NHRC), Divisional Accountant (CAG), Sub Inspector (NIA), Sub Inspector / Junior Intelligence Officer (Narcotics Control Bureau, MHA)
18 to 32 years Junior Statistical Officer
20 to 30 years Assistant Section Officer (Central Secretariat), ASO (Railways, MEA, AFHQ), Sub Inspector (CBI)

SSC CGL Age Limit Category Wise

Social class How many years relaxation in maximum age limit
SC/ST 5 years
Other backward classes 3 year
Disabled (normal) 10 years
Disabled (OBC) 13 years
Disabled (SC, ST) 15 years
Ex-employees (ESM) 3 year
Defence personnel who have been disabled in any operation 3 year
Defence personnel who have been disabled in any operation (SC, ST) 8 years

Apart from all this, the upper age limit has been set separately for some candidates for SSC CGL Group C posts. These include-

  • Central Government Employees who have put in 3 years of service – Age limit up to 40 years
  • Central Government Employees (SC, ST) with 3 years service – Upper age limit up to 45 years
  • Widows, divorced or women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried – Upper age limit up to 35 years
  • Widows, divorced or women legally separated from their husbands who have not re-married (SC/ST) – Maximum age up to 40 years

download- SSC CGL Notification PDF 2024

Note- Filling of SSC CGL application form has started from 24th June 2024. You can apply online for CGL till 24th July by visiting ssc.gov.in (SSC CGL 2024 Apply Last Date).


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