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


  1. Mam i am student of b.a english hons. Through distance mode from alagappa university. My final year exam held in may and result published in july but i will get my pass marksheet in octuber or november through postoffice my question is am i able to aplly ssc cgl 2016. Pls replay me mam as soon as possible.

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