Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Examination is popularly called SSC CGL; is a national and graduate level exam which is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) every year for non-technical Group 'B' and Group 'C' non Gazetted Officer Posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in its Subordinate Offices. SSC CGL is considered as one of the biggest examinations; conducted for graduate students in India. The exam is conducted in 4 stages & each stage is called tier. These stages of examinations are conducted online. SSC CGL Syllabus covers various sections / subjects like - General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Reasoning, Maths and English but subjects of English & Maths are considered crucial for this exam.
SSC CGL is one of the great opportunities for students looking forward for a reputed position / govt. job under the central government. In this article, we are providing all relevant information regarding SSC CGL such as SSC CGL Notification Date, SSC CGL Exam Date, SSC CGL Application Fees, SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria, SSC CGL Syllabus, SSC CGL Exam Pattern, SSC CGL Posts & SSC CGL Selection Procedure.
|Exam Name||SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level)|
|Conducting Body||Staff Selection Commission|
|Exam Type||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Medium of Exam||English and Hindi|
|Eligibility||Indian citizenship & Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline|
|Stage of Examinations||Tier 1 - Qualifying Exam
Tier 2 - Main Exam
Tier 3 - Descriptive/Written Test
Tier 4 - Skill Test
|Subjects||Maths, English, Reasoning & GK|
|SSC Official Calendar||Download/View|
|SSC CGL 2020 Notification Date||29th Dec 2020|
|SSC CGL 2020 Online Applcation Date||29th Dec 2020 to 31st Jan 2021|
|SSC CGL 2020 Tier I Exam Date||29th May to 7th June 2021|
|Download of SSC CGL 2020 Tier I Admit Card||10 Days before to the exam|
|SSC CGL 2020 Tier II Exam Date||To be notified later|
|SSC CGL 2020 Offical Notification||Download/View (Released on 29 Dec)|
|SSC CGL 2020 Online Application Link||Click here to Apply|
|SSC Official Website||ssc.nic.in|
|No. of SSC CGL 2020 Vacancies / Posts||6506 Approx
Group 'B' Gazetted-250,
Group 'B' Non-Gazetted-3513,
Why being in final year, I am not able to fill application form of SSC CGL Exam 2020.
If you are going to appear in appear final year exam in 2021, then you aren’t eligible to apply this SSC CGLE 2020 Vacancy. Please note that this is CGLE 2020 vacancy which was scheduled to come in 1st half of 2020. But due to COVID-19, it has been released too late in Dec 2020. In SSC CGLE 2020 Notification, it is mentioned that “The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however they must possess Essential qualification on or before 01-01-2021”. Since you are in final year but no way you are going to get your final year exam done & degree /certificate released by 1st Jan 2021. Such candidates are advised to wait for SSC CGLE 2021 Exam. Till then get prepared with ssc coaching in delhi for SSC CGLE 2021.
|SSC CGL Post||Educational Qualification|
|Assistant Audit Officer||Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost &
Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/
Masters in Business Studies
|Statistical Investigator Grade - II Post||Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as
one of the subjects in graduation
|Compiler Posts||Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as
compulsory or Elective Subject
|All Other Posts||Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a
recognized University or equivalent
Candidates can claim age relaxation if he/she falls under and considered category. The age limits mentioned here are applicable to general category candidates.
|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|
Note: As per the SSC, from this year the age criteria has been modified from 20 to 27 years to 20 to 30 years for some of posts & positions in different departments. For age of the individual ssc posts
The physical requirements vary from post to post and are also different for male and female candidates. Candidates are advised to go through the notification thoroughly before opting the post category as the onus of fulfilling the physical standard criterion will be exclusively be on the candidate opting for such posts.There are certain requisite Physical Standards for Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).
The major sections asked in SSC CGL Preliminary Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.SSC CGL Tier-1
General Intelligence and Reasoning
SSC CGL Tier-2
Part A: Finance and Accounts - (80 marks)
Part B: Economics and Governance - (120 marks)
There is no sectional cut off. No point will be deducted if the question is left blank or unattempted by a candidate.SSC CGL Tier-1
|Section||Subject||No of Questions||Max Marks||Exam Duration|
|1||General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||50||60 minutes|
|2||General Awareness||25||50||(For VH &Candidates
|Serial No.||Sections||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Time Allotted|
|1||Quantitative Ability||100||200||2 hours|
|2||English Language and Comprehension||200||200||2 hours|
|4||General Studies (Finance and Economics)||100||200||2 hours|
Tier-3 of SSC CGL is a descriptive test. The paper will be in English/Hindi and will constitute of 100 marks in Pen and Paper mode of 60 min comprise writing of an Essay/ Passage of 250 words and Letter /Application Writing of approximately 150 words. The entire paper needs to be completed in 60 minutes.
|Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.)||100 marks||1 hour or 60 minutes|
SSC CGL Tier-4
Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification, candidates opting for post of Sub-Inspector in CPOs will be required to undergo Physical Endurance Test (PET)/Medical Examination at any convenient time after declaration of result of Tier I.
A Computer Skill Test is conducted in two steps: DEST Test & CPT Test:
Note : There is No Interview conducted for SSC CGL Exam. It has an objective and descriptive exam pattern. On the basis of the same merit is generated and the candidates who successfully clear all the phases are appointed for the post in the requisite Government Department or Ministry.
|Tier I||Objective Multiple Choice||Computer Based (online)|
|Tier II||Objective Multiple Choice||Computer Based (online)|
|Tier III||Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi||Pen and Paper mode|
|Tier IV||Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test||Wherever Applicable|