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December 29, 2020

Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CGL 2020 recruitment notification on the official website. Interested candidates can check the eligibility and apply online from December 29, 2020 to January 31, 2021.

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November 27, 2020

Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CGL 2020 Tier 2 Answer key on the official website. Candidates can download answer key, response sheets and raise their objections against the answer key from November 27 to December 02, 2020 (Upto 6 pm).

 

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Click Here to download the answer key, response sheets and to raise objections against the answer key released.

 

October 01, 2020

Staff selection commission will soon release the SSC CGL 2018 Skill Test (Tier 4) test schedule. The SSC CGL 2018 exam is tentatively scheduled in December 2020.

Click Here to read the official notice.

 

September 30, 2020

Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CGL 2018 Tier III result on the official website.


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to read the official result notice and to check the cutoff scores.

 

Check the SSC CGL 2018 Tier 3 Result PDF Links from below:

 

List 1 Click Here
List 2 Click Here
List 3 Click Here
List 4 Click Here


September 22, 2020

Staff Selection Commission has released the new SSC exam Calendar. SSC CGL 2019 Tier 2 exam will be held from November 2 to 5, 2020. Whereas, the Tier 3 exam will be held on November 22, 2020. 

 

As per the exam calendar, the SSC CGL 2020 Notification will be released on December 12, 2020 and the last date to submit applications will be January 25, 2021. The SSC CGL 2020 exam is scheduled from May 29 to June 07, 2021.

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July 21, 2020

SSC CGL Tier 2 exam dates have been revised. The CGL Tier 2 exam will be conducted from November 2 to 5, 2020. 
Click Here to read the official notification on the revised SSC exam dates

 

July 07, 2020
SSC CGL Tier 1 Scorecard out!
SSC has released the Question Papers and Final Answer Key for SSC CGL Tier 1 exam. The answer key and response sheets will be available for download from July 07 to August 06, 2020 (till 4 pm).

Click Here to download the final answer key and response sheet from the official website.
Click Here to read the official notification

July 01, 2020
SSC CGL Tier 1 Result has been released on the official website.
Click Here to read the official result notice.

June 29, 2020
SSC CGL Vacancies has been updated on the official website. Click Here to check the revised vacancies.

June 8, 2020

SSC CGL Tier-I 2019 Result will be out soon.

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November 15,2019

SSC CGL 2017 Final Result Declared!

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October 26, 2019 

SSC CGL 2018 Tier II Result Released!

Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CGL 2018 Tier II result on the official website. 

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About Exam

SSC comes under Department of Personnel and Training(DoPT), a body which is a part of Government of India. The primary job of DoPT is to recruit people for various departments, and  ministries at state as well as union level. For the same purpose SSC conducts CGL or Combined Graduate Level Exam. The main objective of this exam is to recruit people for Assistants, Inspector, Sub Inspector, Divisional, Auditor, Secretariat and Statistical posts.


Some of these posts are Assistant Enforcement Officer, Inspector of Posts, Divisional Accountant, Statistical Inspector, etc. Candidates who apply for these posts are given jobs under many departments and/or organisations under the government. These include CBDT, CBEC, Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue, Central Bureau of Investigation, Offices under CAG, etc.

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Exam Dates/Notifications

SSC CGL 2019 - Important Dates

 Starting Date to Apply Online

October 22, 2019
 Last Date to Apply Online November 25, 2019
SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Date March 3 to 9, 2020
SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier 1 Result Date July 01, 2020
SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier 1 Scorecard & Final Answer Key July 07, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date November 15 to 18, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date November 22, 2020

SSC CGL Tier 2 Answer Key

November 27, 2020

SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date To be notified later

 

SSC CGL 2020 - Important Dates

 Starting Date to Apply Online

December 29, 2020
 Last Date to Apply Online January 31, 2021
Last Date For Online Fee Payment February 02, 2021
Last Date For Challan Download (Offline Fee Payment) February 04, 2021
Last Date For Offline Fee Payment February 06, 2021
SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Date May 29 to June 07, 2021
SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier 1 Result Date To Be Notified
SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier 1 Scorecard & Final Answer Key To Be Notified
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date To Be Notified

SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date

To Be Notified

SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date To Be Notified

Study Plan

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Application Process

 According to SSC, here are a few updates on the application for SSC CGL exam:

  • Applications for SSC CGL exam will be available between 5th May to 4th 2018 only(This is a tentative date for the examination. As of now, no official date has been released for SSC CGL exam).
  • The application fee for all candidates excluding SC, ST, Physically handicapped and Ex-servicemen would be INR 100.
  • The application fee can be paid only by SBI in the form of challan or through SBI Netbanking or any other bank debit/credit card. The challan form for the same would be generated online. 
  • All aspiring candidates can also pay the challan/application fee offline. To pay challan offline, candidates can firstly take a printout of challan generated after successful completion of Part-1 registration. Thereafter, the candidate can submit the fee of the challan at any SBI branch and continue his/her Part-2 registration process.
  • Candidates who wish to pay through online mode can do so by proceeding to Part-2 of registration process after completion of Part-1 of registration. It should be noted that candidates can only proceed to Part-2 of registration if they have filled fields like Registration number and D.O.B.

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SSC CGL परीक्षा 2018 : ऑफिशियल नोटिफिकेशन जारी, अभी करें आवेदन !

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The Staff Selection Commission has received an overwhelming response in the form of application submissions for upcoming SSC CGL 2018. A lot of interested candidates have already submitted their SSC Combined Graduate Level application form to ssconline.nic.in. But there are still a lot of candidates confused on how to fill post preference in SSC CGL application form. Let us assist you on how to fill the post preferences for SSC CGL 2018 if you are a male candidate or Female candidate

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Vacancies

SSC has released a total of 9,488 vacancies across 50 different departments. SSC CGL 2019-20 vacancies are released category-wise for each department. The vacancy list is released at Pan India level. For zone-wise and state-wise vacancy candidates will have to contact the user departments.

Selection Process

The Selection Procedure of SSC CGL exam will include four stages, namely:

  • Tier 1: Computer Based Examination

During this primary stage of SSC CGL exam, candidates would be required to attempt objective types of questions worth 200 total marks. The examination would be a computer based test. 

  • Tier 2: Computer Based Examination 

This is the second phase of SSC CGL exam. Candidates who qualify the Tier-1 exam would be able to attempt Tier-2 exam. The paper would include objective type of questions worth a total sum of 200 marks. 

  • Tier 3: Pen and Paper Mode

The third phase of SSC CGL exam would involve writing answers physically, i.e., by the use of pen and paper. The questions within this exam would be worth 100 marks. It should be noted that only candidates who have cleared Tier-2 exam would be able to attempt Tier-3 of SSC CGL exam. 

  • Tier-4: Skill Test or Computer Proficiency Test(wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

The last phase of SSC CGL exam would include either a skill test or a computer proficiency test, if there is requirement pertaining for the same. In other cases, candidates would generally have to proceed with the process of document verification only.

Eligibility Criteria

The basic eligibility criteria for applying to any post listed under the SSC CGL exam are following:

Nationality: Candidate should be a citizen of India. Candidates must have documents supporting their nationality.

Age Limit: The minimum age limit listed for posts within SSC CGL exam is 18 years and maximum is 27 years. However, the upper age limit for posts available through SSC CGL exam can vary if a candidate is female, ex-servicemen, physically disabled, etc. 

Qualifications: The degrees of post are defined under the educational qualification. Candidates should only apply if they hold the prescribed degree listed within the educational qualification. 

Age Limit

The basic criteria of age limits for applying to most posts through SSC CGL exam is between 18 to 30 years. Also, the minimum age limit(leaving out a few exceptions) of posts through SSC CGL exam remains 18 years, the upper age limit might differ.

For example, upper age limit for Assistants, Auditors and Inspectors goes up to 27 year, the bar goes up to 32 years for Sub inspector, Statistical Inspector, Assistant Audit Officers, etc. Another exception to this is the upper age limit of Sub-inspector of Central Bureau of Narcotics with a maximum age of 25 years.

Also, the minimum age limit for posts like Assistant Sector Officer for CSS, Assistant in Intelligence Bureau, Sub-inspector for CBI, and others is 20-21 years. Click here for more updates

Educational Qualification

The qualification of candidates applying for certain posts might differ with certain criterias. Here is a list of criterias under various posts:

1. Assistant Audit Officer

a) A candidate applying for this post must hold a Bachelor's degree from recognized University or institute.

b) Students applying for Assistant Audit Officer post must also hold degrees in either of the following:
Chartered Accountant or
Cost & Management Accountant or
Company Secretary or
Masters in Commerce or
Masters in Business Studies or
Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or
Masters in Business Economics.

2. Statistical Investigator Grade-II

Candidates applying for the post of Statistical Investigator Grade-II must have

a) A Bachelor's degree from a recognized University or Institute with minimum 60% in Mathematics(12th standard level) or

Bachelor’s degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at a degree level.

3. Compiler

Bachelor’s degree from any recognised University with either Economics/ Statistics/ Mathematics as compulsory or elective subjects.

4. All Other Posts

Candidates who are planning to apply for all other posts listed under the SSC CGL exam must hold a Bachelor’s degree from recognized University or equivalent.

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Syllabus

The SSC CGL exam is divided into four phases, namely, Tier-1, Tier-2, Tier-3 and Tier-4. All four phases are described under the Exam Pattern.

Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Exam Pattern & Structure 2018: Staff Selection Commission will hold the Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2016 (Tier-I) from 1st August to 20th August 2017 for filling up different categories of posts in various Ministries/Departments/ Organisations. For thorough and systematic preparation, you need to have complete information about the SSC CGL exam pattern. In this article, we will give information regarding SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 for the upcoming examination.  

SSC CGL Exam Pattern & Structure 2018: Check Here

The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

  • Tier -I -- Computer Based Examination
  • Tier -II -- Computer Based Examination
  • Tier -III -- Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
  • Tier-IV -- Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/Document Verification

SSC CGL 2018: Tier 1 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier 1 is Common for all posts. Those candidates qualify SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 will be eligible for SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2. 

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Reasoning 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50

SSC CGL 2018: Tier 2 Exam Pattern

Papers Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Paper -I Quantitative Aptitude 100 200
Paper -II English Comprehension 200 200
Paper - III Statistics 100 200
Paper - IV General Studies (Economic & Finance) 100 200

Note: There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In respect of Tier-II, the negative marking system of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper II (English Language & Comprehension) of Tier-II and 0.50 for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper III and Paper IV of Tier II.

SSC CGL 2018: Tier 3 Exam Pattern

As we all know, SSC CGL Tier 3 comprises of Descriptive Paper. The Descriptive Paper is basically designed to check the candidate’s writing skills, which is a must for Government Jobs.

  • The descriptive paper is to be held through Pen Paper mode.
  • SSC CGL Tier 3 exam is Bilingual i.e You can choose to write the Paper either in Hindi or in English.
  • This paper comprises of Essay/ Passage Writing of 250 words and application/Letter writing of 15 words.
  • The Total weightage of descriptive Paper is 100 marks having 1-hour duration
  • The minimum Qualifying marks in this paper is 33%.
The merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-IIand Tier-III. However, the candidate will need to qualify all the tiers i.e Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III separately. There will be no sectional cut-off.

SSC CGL 2018: Tier 4 Exam Pattern

Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification will also be conducted as per the provisions of the notice of examination.

 

Job Profile

Jobs available after appearing for SSC CGL exam are divided into four broad groups, namely Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D. 

Group A:

  • Assistant Audit Officer
  • Assistant  Account Officer

Group B:

  • Assistant Section Officer(CSS/IB/RailwayMEA/AFHQ)
  • Inspectors(CBDT/Central Excise/Preventive Officer)
  • Under the Inspector
  • Divisional Accountant

Group C:

  • Junior Statistical Officer

Group D:

  • Auditor
  • Accountant/Jr.Accountant
  • Senior Secretariat Assistant
  • Tax Assistant
  • Central Bureau of Narcotics

Result

Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CGL 2018 Tier 3 exam result on September 30, 2020. Candidates qualifying in Tier-III are eligible to Document Verification (DV) and Skill Test/DV.


Check the SSC CGL 2018 Tier 3 Result PDF Links from below:

List 1 Click Here
List 2 Click Here
List 3 Click Here
List 4 Click Here

 

Earlier SSC had released the SSC CGL 2019 scorecard on July 07. Candidates had to enter their 'User ID' and 'Password' to download the scorecard.

The officials had also released the final answer key and response sheets. Candidates were allowed to download the response sheet and answer key from July 07 to August 06, 2020 (for a period of one month).


The result of SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier-1 exam was declared on July 01, 2020. The result was released as PDF consisting of the 'Name' and 'Roll Number' of the qualified students. The SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Result PDF links is given below.

 

List of candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper 1, 2 & 4) Click Here
List of candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper 1, 2 & 3) Click Here
List of candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper 1 & 2) Click Here

Cutoff

Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier 1 Cutoff on the official website. SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1 exam was conducted from Mach 3 to 9. The SSC CGL 2020 cutoff is minimum marks which the candidates need to score in order to qualify for the next stage of the recruitment process. Candidates who meet the SSC CGL Tier 1 cutoff will be eligible to appear for the Tier 2 exam. Check the category-wise and paper-wise SSC CGL cutoff from the tables below:

 

Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II [Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-IV {General Studies (Finance & Accounts)}] and Tier-III

 

Category Cutoff Marks Candidates Available 
UR 180.12237 2074*
EWS 175.31247 1202
OBC 172.76640 2904
SC 156.73419 1576
ST  151.46077 780
OH 147.08520 149
HH 117.49075 141
Other PWD 83.70627 125
Total   8951

 

* In addition to the Unreserved (UR) candidates shown above, 71-SC, 19-ST, 1167-OBC, 727 EWS and 7 OH candidates qualifying at UR cut-off have been shown under their respective categories.

 

Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II [Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III (Statistics)] and Tier-III

 

Category Cutoff Marks Candidates Available
UR 165.77474 3716*
EWS 152.03803 3315
OBC 154.87053 6032
SC 130.76651 3647
ST 119.99291 2020
OH 130.86331 166
HH 86.44781 181
VH  110.67982  204
Other PwD 40.00000  110
Total   19391

 

* In addition to the Unreserved (UR) candidates shown above, 222-SC, 75-ST, 2704-OBC, 1488- EWS, 6-OH, 1-HH and 3-VH candidates qualifying at UR cut-off have been shown under their respective categories.

 

Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I and Paper-II) and Tier-III

 

Category Cutoff Marks Candidates Available
UR 147.78606 25876*
EWS 135.04329 15183
OBC 135.95037 38714
SC 115.35401 22965
ST 104.91984 11737
OH 98.42808 2196
HH 40.00000 1761
VH 110.41208 664
Other PWD 40.00000 425
ESM 89.29321  5758
Total   125279

* In addition to the UR candidates shown above, 3500-SC, 1074-ST, 21598-OBC, 8829-EWS, 145-ESM, 139-OH, 19-HH, 82-VH and 3-Others PwD candidates qualifying at UR cut-off have been shown under their respective categories.


 

 
  

 


  
 

FAQs

What should be your focus areas while preparing for the exam ?

Key focus areas while preparing for SSC CGL exam should be to score high marks under two or three sections of the exam. At the same time, candidates should avoid answering questions wherein they have doubts. 

What was the difficulty level of SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 exam ?

The difficulty level for clearing SSC CGL Tier-1 2017 was between easy to challenging, depending on each section. Click here to know more about level of difficulty for SSC CGL Tier-1 exam.

What would be the level of difficulty for upcoming SSC CGL exam ?

Candidates appearing for upcoming SSC CGL exam must know that the level of the exam has been between easy to challenging. Therefore, they must prepare themselves with a range of moderate to challenging papers for the upcoming SSC CGL exam.

Are there any mock test or patterns that can be followed to clear SSC CGL exams in first attempt ?

The number of candidates appearing for any SSC exam are quite larger than the number of total vacancies available through the exams. Therefore, there is high competition for any SSC exam. Mock test like All India Tests are conducted by Online Tyari to help with their exam preparation. Apart from the AIT’s there are also a number of free or paid tests students can give by clicking here.

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