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

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

  2. 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

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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

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

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

  9. SIr are there number of attempts in this exam

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

  11. My dob is 16 feb 1989 and I am a BSF employee at the post of ASI . am I eligible for the ssc cgl exam 2017.may I take 5 years age relaxation as central government employee

  12. My date of birth is 6/11/1987
    I belong to Gen Category.
    Please tell me for which posts of SSC can i apply ?
    Also tell me about the exams which are going to be held.


  14. I am 30+ having domicile certificate of j&k .SSC gave 5 year age relaxation to j&k candidates.please tell me can I eligible for all the posts in SSC cgl 2017 or some group wise posts.


  16. Hi Mrunal,
    The latest SSC CGL 2017 notification on 16th May indicates that age criteria is not revsied for certain important posts like Examiner

  17. My age is 37 n DOB is15 Dec 1979 ,I m widow, belong to St category ,my eligible for ssc cgl2017? Mention the post in which no skill test n no physical test

  18. Sir my DOB is 05/07/1986 I am from general catagory is there any completion for me through SSC as per latest updates

  19. Filling the form is a nightmare – No codes to claim age relaxation fro PH category and doesn’t allow submission without that!

  20. Ian graduate. Is there any age relaxation for ladies

  21. How many post for general in cgl2017 whose birth year is 1989

  22. Sir this is raja new age limit extend only this year or next year also

  23. my age is 33years 4 month 15 days as on 01-08-2017 can i apply for ssc cgl (some post) belongs to OBC

    1. yesn u can apply

  24. Sir myself Nabakishore Maharana .Age 27year 1days can prepare for ssc. As a general category student.

  25. Sir my DOB is 13/02/1987 OBC, i was trying to fill post preference CBDT, CBI , NIA but it is not being accepted in online form while in the notification upper age relaxation is 3 year

  26. yes you can give next year, but that would be your last attempt!

  27. Sir my dob is 23/06/81working in government bank from last 6years comes under SC category m I eligible for age relaxation in ssc cgl central govt employee age relaxation?

  28. Sir,my dob is 06-10-1986….can i give ssc cgl or other upcoming exam.

  29. I have completed 10 Std, diploma (3yrs) And BCA (2yrs) as direct 2nd yr, through distance education. So can I eligible for Ssc Cgl??????

  30. My age is 35 years And í AM the central govt employee. Whether am í eligible or not to apply in ssc

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