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SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022 Age Limit, Eligibility & Qualification

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022: Before an aspirant starts his preparation for any government recruitment, the first thing he should do is collect every information about the recruitment like eligibility criteria which includes – age limit & educational qualification, notification date out, last date to apply online, selection process,  syllabus, etc. The same goes for SSC CGL 2021-22, as the staff selection commission has released the notification on 23rd December 2021 aspirants are advised to carefully read all the details regarding SSC CGL eligibility criteria 2022.

Candidates who fulfill the eligibility will only be able to apply online for SSC CGL 2021-22 notification. As SSC recruits for many posts through SSC CGL, the minimum & maximum age is different for different posts. In this article, we will provide you with information pertaining to SSC CGL Eligibility criteria 2022.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022: Important Dates

Refer to the following table for important dates relating to SSC CGL 2021-22.

SSC CGL 2021- 2022 Notification : Important Dates
Events Dates
SSC CGL 2021- 2022 Notification Release Date 23rd December 2021
SSC CGL 2021- 2022 Apply Online Process Start Date 23rd December 2021
 Last Date to Apply Online for SSC CGL Exam 23rd January 2022
SSC CGL 2021-22 Tier 1 Exam Dates April 2022

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022

Aspirants who are interested to apply online for SSC CGL 2021-22 recruitment process must ensure that they fulfill all the SSC CGL eligibility criteria 2022 set by Staff Selection Commission for different posts. In further stages of the recruitment, Staff Selection Commission will ask you to produce relevant documents in support of your age, nationality, educational qualification, etc. Staff Selection Commission will cancel your candidature if you fail to produce the necessary documents.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022: Educational Qualification

The eligible educational qualifications for all the posts relating to SSC CGL 2021-22 are provided in the following table. Candidates should make sure that they possess all the minimum educational qualifications to be eligible for SSC CGL 2021-22 notification.

Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University
OR
Desirable Qualification: CA 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 Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level.
Or
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
All Other Posts Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022: Age Limit

The age limit as per SSC CGL 2021-22 notification for various posts will be different. The following table provides data relating to the SSC CGL 2022 age limit in detail along with the maximum & minimum cutoff date is taken into consideration for the SSC CGL 2021 age limit.

S.No Age Limit Remarks
1 For the posts for which the age limit is
18-27 years
The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1995 and not later than 01-01-2004.
2 For the posts for which the age limit is
20-27 years
The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1992 and not later than 01-01-2002
3 For the posts for which the age limit is 18-30 years The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1992 and not later than 01-01-2004.
4 For the posts for which the age limit is
18-32 years
The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-2004

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In the following table, you can check the age limit for different posts that are defined by the staff selection commission for SSC CGL 2021-22 notification.

Age group Name of post Department / Ministries
18-27 years Auditor Officer Under CGDA
Auditor Officer under C&AG
Auditor Other Ministries/Dept.
Accountant Officer under C&AG
Accountant / Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Dept.
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks Central Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadres
Tax Assistant CBIC
Tax Assistant CBDT
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics
18-30 years Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG
Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations.
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT
Inspector (CGST and Central Excise) CBIC
Inspector (Preventive officer) CBIC
Inspector (Examiner) CBIC
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
Inspector Posts Department of posts
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics
Assistant / Superintendent Indian Coast Guard
Assistant Other Ministries / Dept. / Org.
Assistant National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT)
Research Assistant National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
Divisional Accountant Offices under C&AG
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA)
Statistical Investigator Grade-II Registrar General of India
20-30 years 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 / Dept. / Org.
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation
18-32 years Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022: Age Relaxation

Some of the categories such as OBC, SC, ST, PH, etc are given age relaxation in SSC CGL 2021-22 notification by the staff selection commission to provide them an opportunity to apply for the recruitment process. In the following table, aspirants can check the number of years relaxed for different categories over the maximum age limit for different posts in SSC CGL notification 2021-22.

S.No Category Age Relaxation
1 OBC 3 years
2 ST/SC 5 years
3 PwD (Unreserved) 10 years
4 PwD (OBC) 13 years
5 PwD (SC/ST) 15 years
6 Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 3 years after deduction of the
military service rendered from
the actual age as on the
closing date.
7 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially
separated and who are not remarried
Up to 35 years of age
8 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially
separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST).
Up to 40 years of age
9 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during
hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed
area and released as a consequence thereof
3 years
10 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during
hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed
area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST)
8 years
11 Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have
rendered not less than 3 years regular and
continuous service as on closing date for receipt of
application.
Up to 40 years of age
12 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
application.
Up to 45 years of age

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022: Application Fees

Candidates have to submit the application fees during the online registration process to complete the application form.

  • Fee payable: Rs 100/- (Rs one hundred only).
  • Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), ESM eligible for reservation, and Persons with disability (PwD) are exempted from payment of the fee.
  • Fee can be paid online through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay  Credit or Debit cards or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.
  • Online fee can be paid by candidates up to 23-01-2022 (23:30 hours)

FAQs: SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2022

Q1. Who is eligible to apply online for SSC CGL 2022?
Ans. All the aspirants who are a graduate can apply for SSC CGL 2021-22 notification.

Q2. What are the cutoff date for the SSC CGL 2022 age limit and SSC CGL 2022 educational qualifications?
Ans. The SSC CGL 2022 age limit and SSC CGL 2022 educational qualifications will be calculated as on 23-01-2022.

Q3. Can students in their final year of graduation apply for SSC CGL 2022?
Ans. The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply for SSC CGL 2021-22, however, they must possess the SSC CGL 2021-22 Essential qualifications on or before 23-01-2022.

Q4. How will the final merit be prepared for the selection in SSC CGL 2021-22?
Ans. A merit list will be prepared based on the overall performance of candidates in Tier-I, Tier-II, and Tier-III Examinations. The final selection of candidates, in each category, will be made based on aggregate marks scored by them in Tier-I, Tier-II, and Tier-III examinations and “preference of posts‟ exercised by them.

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