SSC CGL Reservation is offered to reserved category candidates, wishing to apply for the Combined Graduate Level Test (CGL). SSC CGL is a gateway for recruitment to Group B and Group C posts in various ministries, government departments, and offices across the country. 

Only those applicants, who fulfill the complete SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria, will be considered for recruitment by the Staff Selection Commission. The registration for the recruitment exam concluded on June 19, 2017. Now, the examinations will commence from the first week of August 2017.

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SSC CGL Reservation will be as decided by the organizing body. Here are some key points about it.

  • There will be no state-wise reservation.
  • Aspirants belonging to the SC/ ST/ OBC or PH category are eligible for reservation. Check SSC CGL 2017 Age Criteria.
  • Ex-Serviceman candidates will also have reservation of seats.
  • Reservation wherever applicable and admissible would be as determined by the Indenting Ministries/ Departments/ Offices or Cadres, as per extant Government Orders.
  • There is no separate reservation for female candidates. However, they are exempted from paying any application fee.
  • The reserved category candidates and also the female candidates will be given relaxation in age for appearing for the test.

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SSC CGL 2017-18 Reservation- Relaxation in Academic Qualification

  • Candidates belonging to reserved categories, PwD candidates and Ex-Servicemen will have the same eligibility criteria for educational qualifications as that for General category applicants.
  • They will have to meet the minimum qualifications as declared by SSC.
  • No relaxation in terms of academics will be granted to these candidates.

The educational qualification required for various posts is tabulated below:

PostBasic Requirement
Assistant Audit OfficerBachelor’s Degree Additional Qualifications include Chartered Accountant/ Cost & Management Accountant/ Company Secretary/ Masters in Commerce/ Masters in Business Studies/ Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.
Statistical Investigator Grade IBachelor’s Degree in any subject with at least 60% in Mathematics at 10+2 level or in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level
CompilerBachelor’s Degree with Economics, Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or elective subjects.
For all other postsBachelor’s Degree in any subject

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SSC CGL 2017-18 Reservation- Relaxation in Age Limit

  • SSC allows the relaxation of upper age limit for applicants belonging to various categories.
  • The age relaxation is decided after taking into account years of work spent on field, residential region, service offered to the government and other factors.

The upper age limit for Reserved category, Physically Handicapped candidates, and Ex-Serviceman is given below: APPLY NOW CHECK ELIGIBILITY GET UPDATES

CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC3 years
ST/ SC5 years
PH + Gen10 years
PH + OBC13 years
PH + SC/ ST15 years
Ex-Servicemen (Gen)3 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ ST)8 years

Upper Age Limit for Central Government Civilian Employees:

Central Government Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular, continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application are eligible for age relaxation in SSC CGL.

For Group B postsAge relaxation
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved)5 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC))8 (5 +3) years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST)10(5+5) years
For Group C posts 
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved)Up to 40 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC)Up to 43 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST)Up to 45 years of age

Upper Age Limit for Defense Personnel:

Age relaxation will be applicable for Defense Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and were released as a consequence of the same.

Defense Personnel (Unreserved/ General)5 years
Defense Personnel (OBC)8(5+3) years
Defense Personnel ( SC/ST)10(5+5)years

Upper Age Limit for Jammu & Kashmir Candidates:

Candidates who had been domiciled ordinarily in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(Unreserved/General)5 years
Candidates who had been domiciled ordinarily in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(OBC)8 years
Candidates who had been domiciled ordinarily in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( SC/ST)10 years

Reservation benefits for women under SSC entries:

Female candidates will be granted age relaxation only in Group C posts. The age relaxation is as follows:

Widows/Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not

SSC CGL 2017-18 Reservation FAQs

Q1: What is SSC CGL?

Q2: I am from SC/ST category. Are we exempted from paying the examination fees for SSC CGL?

Q3: Do female candidates have to pay the examination fees?

Q3: Is there any state wise reservation in SSC CGL?

Q4: I am an Ex-serviceman and I want to know if there is some reservation for us in SSC CGL?

Q5: What is the age limit to apply for SSC CGL?

Q6: What are the age relaxations for SC/ST Category in SSC CGL?

Q7: Is there any age relaxation for Ex-serviceman in SSC CGL?

Q8: Is there any age relaxation for female candidates in SSC CGL?

Q9: Is there any age relaxation for unmarried/married female candidates in SSC CGL?

Q10: Who determines the reservation criteria for SSC CGL?

Q11: Do SC/ST candidates gets relaxation in Academic Qualification?

Q12: What factors are taken into account for deciding age relaxation criteria for ex-serviceman candidates?

Q13: Is there any reservation of Government Civilian Employee?

Q14: I have colour blindness, Can I apply for the posts of SSC CGL?

Q15: Do Physically Handicapped candidates get reservation and age relaxation?

Q16: Do candidates from Jammu Kashmir get a reservation?

Q17: What is the relaxation in Upper age limit for candidates of J&K?

Q18. Do all categories have same Cutoffs in SSC CGL?

Q19. What is the percentage of seats reserved for Physically Handicapped candidates?