There were confusions over SSC CGL 2016 eligibility conditions as the age limit specified by the commission left many candidates ineligible to apply online.The recruitment for Grade B & C cadres jobs in central government departments & offices is mainly through SSC CGL Exams.So many people who were preparing to appear for the test were disappointed over the age limit reckoning date taken as August 1, 2016.
If there is one announcement that is eagerly awaited every year by many youngsters, it could be the Combined Graduate Level exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission.
SSC CGL 2016 notification was also similarly expected but after the original notice was published, some couldn't not apply just because of the date on which the age was to be calculated.
Two important modifications have been notified in connection with these issues that are explained in detail below.
1) SSC CGL 2016 Age Limit Changed
As per the initial advertisement, the age limit for SSC CGL posts were taken as on 1st of August 2016.Since 27 years is the maximum age to apply for many posts, those born on or after Jan 1, 1989 were not eligible to register for the exam.
Were you one of those affected by this move? Then here is good news.
SSC has changed the age reckoning date to 1.1.2016 from immediate effect.In a corrigendum uploaded on their website, the Under Secretary (P&P I) has said,
“Keeping in view the interest of the candidates, the Competent Authority has approved the proposal to allow the candidates fulfilling the age criteria on 1.1.2016 to also apply”
The change has been incorporated on the ssc online registration page as well.
While applicants between 18 – 27 years are eligible for most jobs, there are only few jobs available for those above 27 yrs through SSC CGL 2016.What are they?
- 20 - 30 yrs: Assistant Section Officer, Sub Inspector (CBI)
- upto 30 yrs: Assistant Enforcement Officer, Sub Inspector (NIA), Assistant Audit Officer.
- upto 32 yrs: Statistical Investigator Grade II
Read SSC CGL 2016 Post Preferences List & Job profiles of all posts before choosing the order of post preferences.You cannot change it later!!
2) SSC CGL 2016 Last Date Extended
The last date to register for SSC CGL 2016 Exams have also been extended by 10 days.Since the change in age has been announced 10 days after the notification was first published, the officials seem to have postponed the last date.
Taking into account these changes, here are the updated dates for SSC CGL 2016 to apply online:
- Last date for Part I registration – March 21, 2016 (upto 5 PM)
- Closing date of Part II registration – March 24, 2016 (upto 5 PM)
But dont wait till the last date.Incase you are eligible, see how to fill SSC CGL 2016 online application & complete registering as soon as possible.
The notice issued by SSC can be downloaded from their website here (.pdf file)