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Eligibility Criteria for SSC CGL Exam 2016 | Who Can Apply

Candidates who are wishing to apply for SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level) Exam 2016, are advised to go through the requirements of educational qualification, age, physical standards etc and satisfy themselves that they are eligible . Take a look at the details about the required educational qualification, age and physical standards :-

Educational Qualification

The basic educational qualification required for most of the posts in SSC CGL exam is a Bachelor‟s Degree (Graduation Degree) or equivalent from a recognized University .

Name of the Post Education Qualification
Compiler Bachelor‟s Degree with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject from any recognized University.
Statistical Investigator Grade – II Graduation with statistics as one of the main subjects .OR
Bachelor‟s Degree with Mathematics( with Statistics as a papers studied in one year/two years/all three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects.
Graduation with Economics ( with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects.
Graduation with Commerce (with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects.
All other posts Graduation
Assistants(CSS) Graduation + Computer Proficiency

Note :-

Degree obtained from open Universities/Distance Education is allowed in this exam; The university must be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU.

Candidates must acquire the prescribed qualification on or before 01.01.2016 , failing which their candidature will be cancelled.

Age Limitation

The age limitations for SSC CGL exam 2016 is following :-

Name of the Post Age Limit
Inspector of Income Tax/ Inspector (Central
Excise)/ Inspector (Preventive Officer)/
Inspector (Examiner)/ Inspector of Posts/
Assistant Enforcement Officer/Inspector
(CBN) Compiler/ Divisional Accountant/
Auditors/ UDCs /Tax Assistants/ Junior
Accountant & Accountant /Sub-Inspector
18 to 27 years
Statistical Investigator Gr.II Not exceeding 26 years
Assistant/Sub Inspector in CBI 20 to 27 years


Relaxation in age limit for SSC CGL Exam ( Chart )

OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
Physically Handicapped candidates ( PH) 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years

Full Chart is available in the full advertisement .

Physical Fitness

If you are applying for the post of Inspector ( Central Excise/Examiner/Preventive Officer ) or Sub-Inspector in CBI then you must be physically fit otherwise your candidature will be rejected . The following physical standard are required for these posts :-

Inspector ( Central Excise/Examiner/Preventive Officer )

Physical Standards

Sex Height Chest Weight
Male 157.5 cms. Chest 81 cms. (fully expanded with a minimum expanses of 5 cms.)Note – There is a relaxation of 5 cms. available for Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes.
Female 152 cms.Height relaxable by 2.5 cms 48 Kgs.Note :-Weight by 2 Kgs. for  Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese and Members of Scheduled Tribes

Physical Test

Sex Walking Cycling
Male 1600 metres  in 15 minutes 8 Kms.  In 30  minutes
Female 1 Km. in 20 minutes 3 Kms. in 25 minutes

Sub-Inspector in CBI

Sex Height Chest Vision
Man 165 cms.
Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals : 5 cms
76 cms.  with  expansion
  • Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
  • Distant vision : 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye.
  • Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eye.
Woman 150 cms. Same


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  1. Sir,
    I am 28 year old and I belong to OBC category so
    Am I eligible for SSC & CGL exam

    Please reply soon

    1. hi my name is shobha kumari. my age is 28 yrs. am I eligible fof SSC CGL 2016?

      1. @shobha kumari
        yes you are eligible

    2. yes you are eligible

    3. yes . you can fill up the form upto 30 years of your age .

  2. hello ,i m sourav joshi ,,i am 26 year old nd my birthdate is 11 feb,,this year i l be 27 years old,,so am i eligible for ssc cgl for inspector post

  3. I am apearing last year.can i eligible to apply ssc cgl

  4. Sir , i am not graduated but my degree will e completed in month of may ..will i eligible

    1. Final year degree apply online eligible my email,9198987259

    2. Sir , i am not graduated but my degree will be completed in month of may ..will i eligible?

  5. dinesh kumar tripathi

    Sir I am 34 years old I am serving in army and my qualifications complete. Can I apply ssc & CGL

  6. Sir now am studying degree final year. It should be compleated in may of this year…am i eligible for the ssc cgl…. Plese rply me sir….

  7. Sir degree final year students are eligible for this job or not…..

  8. vinit kumar upadhyay

    m 12pass hu aur isi saal graduation ho gaya h……lekin mera inter m43%h aur ba m.52%h….kya m cbi join kar saktahu

  9. My btch percentage is 59 and completed in 5 years.. Am i eligible for cgl?? .plz send me reply sir

  10. My btch percentage is 59 and completed in five years.. Am i eligible for cgl?? .plz send me reply sir

  11. My Date of birh is 01-01-1986 and OBC category , May i apply for this exam ?

  12. My Date of birth is 01-01-1986 and OBC category , May i apply for this exam ?

  13. sir i’m doing my final year btech degree in civil engg am i eligible?

  14. sir i am 28 year old and apearing in final year of graduation, am I eligible for apply

  15. am pursuing btech in electronics & communication . can i apply

  16. Sir,
    myself chirag
    i am appearing in graduation last year
    am i eligible for ssc cgl

  17. I am btech 4th year student studying in 8th sem. I am eligible for ssc cgle examination?

  18. sir
    I am not graduate but final will be completed july
    I am eligible or not

  19. Appearing bsc 3 yr exam can i apply

  20. Hi My D.O.B is 02/02/1988 in general category.
    kindly suggest am i eligible for 2016 exams?

  21. I am graduate by arts streme. Also I am handicaped with one finger cut .so please suggest me the post for which I am eligible.thanks

  22. sir,i am final year student can i am eligible for cgl may 2016 or not.

  23. I am final year student.. my degree will completed on July 2016.. am I eligible for ssc cgl??? plz reply sir

  24. Sir m pursuing my graduation in designing field & will be completed in dis may itself. Can i apply for SSC? I dnt hv dubjects related to maths or statistics

  25. how much percentage is required in 10,12 and in graduation to apply in ssc cgl .minimum percentage 3rd year appearing we will fill the form

  26. Appearing me hi to form bhar sakte hi
    Bsc final hi

  27. Sir my dob is 25-12-1985 am i eligible for ssc cgl 2016

  28. Sir,Kindly confirm whether a student having Diploma is eligible for SSC CGL posts or not ?

  29. I have given my last semester exam but my results are not out…and I don’t know that when will it come can I apply for it.Please reply soon as I am really tense.

  30. Hi
    I born 7 april 1982. OBC category.
    i am eligible for scc exam.

  31. Hi I m sunil meri age 6june,2016 ko 27 ka ho jaunga kya m ssc cgl 2016 bher skta hu kya

  32. Sir i am urvashi in general category i 28 years i am elligible for ssc cgl exam 2016

  33. i am persuing post graduation and it will be completed in may,so am i eligible for ssc-cgl 2016?

  34. sir my name is abhishek kumar.and i am also pursuin ba final year in age is 19+.can i apply for this requirement.

  35. sir i am in graduation but my result of last semester is awaiting.can i fill up the form cgl


  37. sir my date of birth is 23.05.89.can i apply for 2016 exam as SSC is showing notification of not before 01.08.89 instead of 01.01.89

  38. Respected Sir,

    I am B.Tech final year Student. Can I apply …….

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