SSC CGL 2019- Who Can Apply?

SSC CGL 2019

SSC CGL exam is a national level test conducted to recruit candidates in certain posts at various departments, offices under the Government of India. These candidates qualify based on certain assessments like age, qualification, skill set.

SSC CGL exam eligibility is released through the official notification by SSC every year. This article is related to the eligibility criteria for candidates applying for SSC CGL exam. For more details on the same, you can refer to the official website.

SSC CGL Exam Eligibility

As per the SSC CGL eligibility criteria, any candidate who has completed graduation and falls in the age group of 18 to 32 years is eligible for the exam. However, the eligibility criteria vary as per the posts.

There are 3 major factors that determine the eligibility for the SSC CGL exam.

Candidates who are willing to appear for the SSC CGL 2019 exam can check the details about eligibility criteria below:

  1. Citizenship
  2. Age
  3. Qualification


Eligibility criteria based on Citizenship is as follows:

Candidate must be:

  • A citizen of India
  • A citizen of Nepal
  • A citizen of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee settled in India before 1st January 1962
  • Indian by origin, who has migrated Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of staying permanently in India

Eligibility criteria for SSC CGL 2019 – Based on Age

Candidate must comply with the age criteria given below:

Age Post
18-30 years Assistant, Inspector( Central Bureau of Narcotics)
20- 30 years Assistant Section Officer, Assistant, Auditor, Sub-Inspector, Junior Accountant, Tax Assistant, Assistant Account Officer, Upper Division Clerk
Up to 30 years Sub Inspector, Assistant Enforcement Officer
Up to 32 years Junior Statistical Investigator
Not exceeding 30 years Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Account Officer, Inspector of Central Excise, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Inspector of Income Tax

For more information on the age relaxation, refer to the official website and notification.

Eligibility criteria for SSC CGL 2019 – Based on Qualification

Candidates must possess a certain qualification to comply with the Eligibility Criteria of SSC CGL 2019.

The table below gives an idea about the qualification required for SSC CGL 2019 :

Post Qualification
Statistical Investigator- Grade B Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th


Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation

Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University.


CA/CS/MBA/Cost &

Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/

Masters in Business Studies

Compiler Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University or Institution


Candidates must have studied either Economics/Statistics/Mathematics as a compulsory or as an elective subject.

Assistant Section Officer Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University/Institute


Candidates must also qualify in the Computer Proficiency Test.

All other posts Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or Institute

Apart from the above mentioned educational qualification, there are certain eligibility criteria related to physical standards for certain posts like Inspectors and Sub-inspectors in Central, Excise, Preventive department.

Candidates should check these eligibility criteria before applying for the SSC CGL Exam 2019 to avoid confusion related to the posts.

For more details on the SSC CGL 2019 Eligibility criteria, candidates can refer to the SSC official website and notifications.