Examination >> Combined Graduate Level

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About the Examination

The Staff selection Commission holds the Combined Graduate Level Examination on yearly basis for filling up of various Group “B” and Group “C” posts in different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the central government.

Eligibility Criteria for the Examination

Nationality/Citizenship

A candidate must be either:

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from 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 permanently settling in India.


Age Limit

For different posts in CGL different age limits are prescribed. The details are given in the table:

Age Limit

(in years)

Name of the Post

Class

Grade Pay

18-27

Auditor (CAG)

Group “C”

2800

Auditor (CGDA)

Group “C”

2800

Auditor (other ministries)

Group “C”

2800

Accountant (CAG and other ministries)

Group “C”

2800

Senior Secretariat Assistant (Central Govt. offices)

Group “C”

2400

Upper Division Clerks (Central Govt.)

Group “C”

2400

Tax-Assistant (CBDT)

Group “C”

2400

Sub-inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)

Group “C”

2400

18-30

Inspector Posts (Dept. of Post)

Group “B”

4600

Assistant (other ministries)

Group “B”

4600

20-27

Tax Assistant (CBEC)

Group “C”

2400

20-30

Assistant Section Officer (CSS)

Group “B”

4600

Assistant Section Officer (Ministry of Railway)

Group “B”

4600

Assistant Section Officer (Ministry of External Affairs)

Group “B”

4600

Assistant Section Officer (AFHQ)

Group “B”

4600

Assistant (other Ministries/Dept.)

Group “B”

4600

Sub-Inspector (CBI)


4600

Not Exceeding 30 years

Inspector (Central Excise)

Group “B”

4600

Inspector (Narcotics)

Group “B”

4600

Assistant (other ministries/Dept.)

Group “B”

4200

Inspector-Preventive Officer (CBEC)

Group “B”

4600

Inspector-Examiner (CBEC)

Group “B”

4600

Assistant Audit Officer (CAG)

Group “B” Gazetted

4800

Assistant Section Officer (IB)

Group “B”

4600

Assistant/ Superintendent (Other ministries)

Group “B”

4200

Inspector of Income Tax (CBDT)

Group “C”

4600

Divisional Accountant (CAG)

Group “B”

4200

Up to 30 years

Assistant Enforcement Officer (Dir. of Enforcement)

Group “B”

4600

Sub Inspector (NIA)

Group “B”

4200

Up to 32 years

Junior Statistical Officer (M/O Statistics)

Group “B”

4200

Requirement of Age for various posts is as follows:

S.No

Age Limit

Remarks

1

For the Posts for which age limit is 18-27 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1993 and not later than 01-01-2002.

2

For the Posts for which age limit is 20-27 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1993 and not later than 01-01-2000.

3

For the Posts for which age limit is 20-30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-2000.

4

For the posts for which age limit is up to 30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-2002.

5

For the post for which age limit is up to 32 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1988 and not later than 01-01-2002.

The government has also provided for Age Relaxation for some categories:

S.NO

Category

Age relaxation

1

OBC

3 years

2

ST/SC

5 years

3

PH+Gen

10 Years

4

PH+OBC

13 years

5

PH+SC/ST

15 years

6

Ex-Servicemen(Gen)

3 years

7

Ex-Servicemen(OBC)

6 years

8

Ex-Servicemen(SC/ST)

8 years


Essential Educational Qualifications

The educational qualifications required for different posts under CGL exam are given as below:

S.No

CGL Post

Educational Qualification

1.

Assistant Audit Officer

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University
OR
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost &
Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/
Masters in Business Studies

2.

Statistical Investigator Grade – II Post

Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as
one of the subjects in graduation

3.

Compiler Posts

Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as
compulsory or Elective Subject

4.

All Other Posts

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent


Application Fee

  • Fee payable: Rs 100/- (Rs one hundred only).
  • Fee can be paid online through BHIM UPI, Net Banking, by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit cards or in SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.
  • Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and Ex-Servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.