[SSC-CGL] Age relaxation increased by 3 years for all categories- Gen. can give upto 30 yrs; No interviews for any post

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  1. +3 Age relaxation in SSC
  2. What about the remaining posts?
  3. Tentative dates for SSC CGL-2017 exam
  4. Revised Exam Structure of SSC CGL 2017

+3 Age relaxation in SSC

  • Earlier, in SSC-CGL exam, the age limit for general category was 27 years.
  • Now for selected post, Government has increased it to 30 years. (and subsequently, OBC, SC, ST age limits also raised by threesince their formula is tied with the age limit of general category.) Ref-circular
  • Age will be counted on 1 Aug 2017 for CGL exam 2017. (Ref-circular)
S.No. Post name Grade Pay General
Age Limit
Assistant in CVC 4600 18-30 18-33 18-35
2. Assistant in MHA 4600 21-30 21-33 21-35
3. Assistant in Railways 4600 18-30 18-33 18-35
4. Assistant in MEA 4600 18-30 18-33 18-35
5. Assistant in Defence 4600 18-30 18-33 18-35
6. Assistant in other ministries 4600 18-30 18-33 18-35
7. Assistant in other ministries 4200 18-30 18-33 18-35
8. Income Tax Inspector 4600 18-30 18-33 18-35
9. Inspector Central Excise 4600 18-30 18-33 18-35
10. Preventive Officer 4600 18-30 18-33 18-35
11. Examiner 4600 18-30 18-33 18-35
12. Inspector of Post 4200 18-30 18-33 18-35
13. Divisional Accountant 4200 18-30 18-33 18-35
14. Inspectors in Narcotics 4200 18-30 18-33 18-35

What about the remaining posts?

From last year notification, the  age limit for following posts as follows-

S.No. Post name Grade Pay Gen. OBC SC/ST
1. CSS Assistant 4600 18-30 18-33 18-35 years
2. Sub inspector in NIA 4200 18-30 years 18-33 years 18-35 years
3. SI in CBI 4200 18-30 18-33 18-35
4. AAO 4800 18-30 18-33 18-35 years
5. Statistical
4200 18-32 years 18-35 years 18-37 years
  • Rest of the posts of grade Pay 2400 and 2800 will have age limit as 18-27 years. No change in their criteria.
  • Office memorandum is silent on age limit of Assistant in IB
  • For job profile, posting, promotion of all of above posts, visit this earlier article

Tentative dates for SSC CGL-2017 exam

As per exam calendar available in SSC official website.

Online form will be available Tier 1 Tier II Tier III Tier IV
11.03.2017 to  15.04.2017 19 -6-17 to 02 -07-2017
(Online Test )
5-8 September,2017
(online Test)
12.11.2017 ( DESCRIPTIVE paper ) December 2017, Skill Test
(Typing etc. for Tax Assistants, Assistants in CSS etc)

Revised Exam Structure of SSC CGL 2017

According to this SSC notification, The revised exam structure is as following

Tier Type Topics Total
Tier I Objective (MCQ) Maths – 25 Q
Reasoning –  25 Q
English- 25 Q
GK- 25 Q
Duration:  75 min
(1/4 negative marking)
200 marks
Tier II Objective (MCQ) Maths – 100 Q
English -200 Q
General Studies- Only for AAO post
 (Finance and Economics)
[Finance and Accounts for which there would be 40 questions carrying 80 marks and Economics and Governance which would have 60 questions carrying 120 marks.] Statistics – 100 Q – Only for Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.
Duration: 02 hours
(1/4 negative marking)
200 marks each paper
Tier III Descriptive paper Essay / Passage of 250 words and Letter / Application Writing of approximately 150 words
Duration: 01 hour
(min. 33 marks essential)
Medium- either in Hindi or in English.
100 marks
Tier IV Typing
  • For the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax): Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.
  • Minimum qualifying Data Entry Speed: 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes.

Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview.

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So far 142 Comments posted

  1. Prince Mangla

    Need SSC CGL tier 3 eassy titles

  2. ash

    sir SSC cgl study plan bhi update kar do pattern bahut change ho gaya hai

  3. surya prakash

    what to crack bpsc pt in fitst attempt?plz tell me
    some unique strategy to crack it along with some complete authentic names of book as per the syllabus of the exam concerned.

  4. mo

    yes sir study plan plz… how to prepare without coaching and analysis

  5. Abhishek Singh

    ssc cgl plan really needed pls update

    1. Diksha rathore

      Hello abhishek you can join ssc

  6. mohd rehan

    i just want know how to prepare cgl . with in 6 month

  7. Jonathan franklin

    I’m seeking my final year, and the ssc CGL notification is being released in march but my final semester will be completed by may. I want to know whether iam eligible to write the exam or not..

  8. Abhishek

    Is this a prior consolation Prize for UPSC candidates having age higher than 26, before announcing that the govt. is going to accept Baswan Committee recommendation ? Is govt. gonna use this as a shield?

  9. ROHIT

    Mrunal , sir how can I find this notice of age relaxation in CGL on its official website.
    Kindly tell pls

  10. chandra prakash

    ssc cgl pre should be qualified

  11. Dhruvaj

    I want to know , How much time we should spend for ssc-cgl exam. How i should start preparation.

  12. vinod rathod

    sir i am in last semester of graduation and my last semester exam will be in april 2017 so can i apply for CGL exam if form issued in march 2017

  13. Santosh kambke

    I made small spelling mistake while filling railway form .I cleard prilims and in mains I have good score but I want to know is that spelling mistake will disqualify me ? Plz reply anyone

  14. deepanjan

    I m n central govt employee having 5 years of service now my age will be 32 this year july can i give exam upto 35 years of age

  15. sayali dey

    Can general candidates give upto 30 yrs in 2017

  16. alok Patnaik

    Mrunal Sir, I saw a gazatee notification regarding 20000 income tax inspector post to be out in 2017 ,what will be crucial age reckoning date and month, as I had seen where mentioning that crucial age reckoning will be closing date of application.so is it come with ssc cgl or separately by ministry of finance.i m gen 10/05/87 dob.i m eligible or not.please respond sir

  17. Anamika Mishra

    Full information about ssc cgl

  18. Vikash Khichy

    Dear sir, my graduation is going to complete in July 2017(as result declares in july always). Am i eligible for ssc cgl examimation 2017? Im 21+

  19. Ansar Ali

    Hi, Mrunal sir, first of all greet to you for your wonderful work, thousands of job aspirants following you. sir i want to confirm the details of main exam of review officer and assistant review officer held by uppsc. Is it same for both? and one more thing i am looking first time at this exam. should i go for coaching institute in lucknow ? if yes which is the best for this exam…………….please sir suggest………………

  20. praveen poonia

    Sir, s.p. bakhsi me kafi error h uska sahi solution kha se mil sakta h

  21. Babita

    sir cgl age renoking 1 aug but if calculated 1 jan better for candidate

    1. varun

      yes, at least all people borne in that specific year [ here 1987] should be given a fair chance.missing an attempt due to few months is very frustrating

  22. Sampad

    Study plan plz

  23. Anil

    sir tell me tier 3 kon se posts ke liye h



  24. champak mudoi

    Sir ,Plz upload a study plan for ssc cgl17.,

  25. a k singh

    My date of birth 18-10-85 can i appear in this exam i am a psu bank employee having my service 5 years.

  26. Vivek

    Respected sir,I work in bank Sbh as head cashier with 29000 salary. I want to know abt. SSC asst.in CSS.what is salary in hand I. E.gr pay 4600/4200 means how many?govt. Quarters will be there or own residence? any abt cut off for tier I?

  27. alka thakur

    thank god. after reading this notification i am feeling relaxed as i have trying to clear this exam from last 6 years but could not make it to the merit list. Now i am again hopeful that i can give this exam being at age of 28. thank you god. for another opportunity!

  28. Krishna

    Grade pay of inspector of post is 4600 not 4200

  29. pratibha more

    it is 4200 check it in previous years notification

  30. Raghuram S

    is Tier 3 mandatory (descriptive type ) for all post ??

  31. suresh

    hi ,

    My name is suresh . I borned in 23/08/1973. category obc (PH). whether am i eligible for SSC CGL 2017..
    According to age relaxation Process..

  32. Neha Sharma

    my age as per the date mentioned is 30 years 5 months 21 days so will i be eligible for the category coming under the age limit of 27 to 30 years in the SSC cgl exam 2017.

  33. shahzan khan

    Sir exam first time de rha hu

    Ssc cgl Syllabus batayein



    pls let me know whether ssc revied age limit for all the posts (Grad pay4600 and 4200) or it is applicable to post E and G.

  35. Chetan

    kya 17 years old student koi job ke liye apply kar sakta hai?

  36. Raja

    my dob 10.03.1984 (OBC) can i apply?

  37. Biswarup Chakraborty

    my date of birth is 04/10/1988….am i eligible??????


    hello sir
    my age is 30 years 3 month by April 2017 . Is I will be eligible for writing SSC CGL 2017.

  39. Rajani

    Can I eligible for SSC plz reply at the age of 34

  40. Aditi

    Am I eligible for SSC exam at the age of 34 plz reply

  41. Santosh Shukla

    Sir, I m serving in army n my retirement is due on 31 July 2017 at the time of retirement my age running 52 yrs. Can I eligible for the post of SI in CBI being a defence person. Thanks

  42. incometax

    Sir SSC cgl income tax Ka post general Ka post ki a age 18-30 hua h kya

  43. Rakesh Chauhan

    Sir, I am serving in army and I am going to retire from this job on 21dec this year am I applicable for SI in cisf my date of birth is 03nov 1983

  44. Teja

    Sir why can’t u giving age relaxation to ladies , I got marriage in early years after that I completed my further education , so many members are there like me , so, pls sir its my humble request pls give age relaxation to ladies also

  45. Manoj Kumar

    my date of Birth 10/07/1988 i can applet in this post & my cat-gray O B C

  46. Vinanth

    Sir my dob: 09/11/1987, general category, am u eligible for this exam

  47. deepika

    my dob is 29nov 1986…can i apply for this job

  48. heena K

    SIr are there number of attempts in this exam

  49. heena G

    Sir Are there number of attempts for general category please do reply

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