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What is SSC CGL ?

SSC CGL Examination is organized by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for the recruitment of eligible candidates to fill up about 30 posts under different departments. 

SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is scheduled from July 25,...

SSC CGL Examination is organized by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for the recruitment of eligible candidates to fill up about 30 posts under different departments. 

SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is scheduled from July 25, 2018 to August 20, 2018. The Tier 2 exam would be conducted from 17th to 22nd February 2019. A total of 4700+ vacancies are required to be filled through SSC CGL exam

Staff Selection Commission is one of the most sought organizations in terms of Recruitment exams. SSC CGL is conducted for the purpose of recruiting non-technical Group B and Group C across various ministries.

The exam is held in 4 stages or tiers. The initial two are online while the final two are offline. The registration and communication process for the same would happen online. Candidates are required to qualify every stage of SSC CGL exam to proceed before getting selected for the next exam. 

Before beginning the preparation for the same, one has to note the changes in exam and syllabus. The modifications are as below.

SSC CGL Tier 1 and 2 would be conducted in the online mode. There is an introduction of a descriptive paper of 100 marks that has to be done in a time frame of 60 minutes in pen and paper. There has also been a reduction in terms of the time of the Tier 1 examination from 75 minutes to 60. There is no sectional cutoff.

SSC CGL Latest News & Updates

SSC CGL 2017: Tier II Marks Uploaded

12-Jun-2018
The SSC CGL 2017 Tier II Marks have been uploaded by the Staff Selection Commission on the official website of SSC at ssc.nic.in. The Result of SSC CGL Tier II was declared on June 6, 2018, by the SSC. The candidates waiting to view the marks ... Read more

SSC CGL 2017: Tier II Result Declared

08-Jun-2018
The SSC CGL Tier II Result has been declared by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). The SSC CGL 2017 Tier II examination was conducted from February 17 to February 22, 2018. The candidates who appeared for the examination can check ... Read more

SSC CGL 2018: Online applications start from April 21

12-Apr-2018
According to the latest notification released by the Staff Selection Commission of India, the online applications for SSC CGL 2018 will start from April 21, 2018. The candidates aspiring to appear for SSC CGL 2018 can apply for this ... Read more

SSC Postpones CGL Tier 3 Examination

23-Mar-2018
After conducting a re-examination of CGL (Combined Gratitude Level) Tier 2 examination on February 17 and 21, 2018 the SSC (Staff Selection Commission) has decided to postpone the Tier 3 Examination. This ... Read more

SSC CGL 2018: Tier 2 Re-examination to be held on March 9, 2018

28-Feb-2018
SSC CGL Tier 2 Examination conducted on February 21, 2018, had faced a lot of technical issues. Owing to these issues, there was a lot of delay in the download of question papers. Therefore, SSC has decided to ... Read more
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SSC CGL 2018: Important Preparation Tips

22-May-2018
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 examination is expected to be conducted in July 2018. Every year Lakh of candidates appear for SSC CGL examination and this year approximately 20 Lakh candidates will apply for this examination. A lot of aspirants find ... Read more

All You Need to Know About SSC CGL

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What's New ?

There are a few highlights about SSC CGL  which are as follows:

  1. The age of the candidates which were calculated earlier on 1 January would now be calculated on 1 August. 
  2. Tier 1 and Tier 2 would be Computer Based Examination, Tier-1 would be a qualifying exam.
  3. The marks secured in Tier 1 would be used for the purpose of determining ranks.
  4. The question count has been reduced from 200 to 100 with the total remaining 200.
  5. The upper age limit has been fixed at 30 for some jobs.
  6. The final merit list is always determined on the basis of the combined score derived from Tier 1,2 and 3.
  7. The exam is conducted to recruit 4000 vacancies of Group B Posts.

SSC CGL 2018 Important Dates

The schedule for the SSC CGL exam has been detailed below. 

Schedule

SSC CGL Important Dates

Online Application Starts

April 21, 2018

Online Application Closes

May 25, 2018

Tier 1 Examination

From July 25, 2018 to August 20, 2018

Tier 2 Examination

November 27, 2018 to November 30, 2018

Tier 3 examination

Yet to be Notified

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL 2017 exam is carried in 4 tiers. The first two tiers are computer based test while tier 3 is a written descriptive analysis and tier 4 would skill test. 
There will be four sections consisting of 25 questions each in level 1. A candidate has 75 minutes to attempt 200 marks exam. SSC CGL Tier I would be held from June 19 to July 2, 2017.
 
Tier II comprises Different paper which consists question to assess Quantitative Abilities, English Language & Comprehension, Statistics and General Studies (Finance and Economics) of a candidate. All the papers consist of 100 questions each. For tier 2 a candidate has 2 hours while it is for 200 marks. Tier II is scheduled to be organised on September 5-8, 2017.
 
Tier III is a Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi consisting of Essay/ Precise/ Letter/ Application writing. The total marks allotted for the paper is 100. All selected candidates will be allotted 60 minutes to complete the paper. It is scheduled to take place on November 12, 2017.
 
SSC CGL 2017 Tier IV is a Skill Test and will is proposed in the month of December 2017. It is the final stage of CGL exam. The tier 4 exam is conducted to check the typing skills of the candidate for various posts. This fourth stage is also known as Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). This exam requires the applicant to press 2000 keys (correct keywords) in an hour.SSC CGL 2017 exam is carried in 4 tiers. The first two tiers are computer based test while tier 3 is a written descriptive analysis and tier 4 would skill test. 
There will be four sections consisting of 25 questions each in Tier I. A candidate has 75 minutes to attempt 200 marks exam. SSC CGL Tier I was held from August 5 to August 24, 2017.
General Intelligence 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
  100 Question 200 Marks

2 marks are awarded for every correct answer.0.5 Marks are deducted in case of a wrong answer.

Tier II comprises Different paper which consists question to assess Quantitative Abilities, English Language & Comprehension, Statistics and General Studies (Finance and Economics) of a candidate. All the papers consist of 100 questions each. For tier 2 a candidate has 2 hours while it is for 200 marks. Tier II is scheduled to be organized from 17th to 22 February 2018.
The entire paper including all the sections will carry 800 marks.

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SSC CGL 2018 Eligibility

The candidate appearing for SSC CGL 2018 must be:

  • An Indian Citizen; OR
  • Subjects of Nepal or Bhutan; OR
  • A Tibetan refugee who has come to India, before 1st January 1962, 
  • A person belonging to India migrating from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam to settle down in India permanently.
  • A certificate issued to the extent of the categories mentioned in Steps 2,3 and 4.

Age Limit:

It differs from post to post. The Commission accepts the DOB mentioned on the Matriculation / Secondary Examination Certificate only. However, like most government exam there is a relaxation of the age limit criteria for candidates belonging to different categories. However, the average age limit is from 18 to 31 years for all the posts.

Educational Qualification:

The bare minimum academic eligibility for a candidate is to have a Bachelor's degree. There are other criteria such as minimum percentage, which applies to few posts.
Assistant Audit Officer: Bachelor's from a University, Chartered Accountant, MBA(Finance), company secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Economics.
Statistical Investigator: At least a Bachelor's degree in any subject with at least 60% in Maths in 12th standard or statistics as one of the subject in graduation.
Compiler: Bachelor's degree in any subject with Economics, maths or stats as a compulsory subject.

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SSC CGL 2018 Application Procedure

The SSC-CGL 2018 Application form was available for filling til May 25, 2018. The form was available only in online mode. The application fee, however, could be paid in both online and offline modes. More than 30 lakh candidates have successfully filled the online application form.

To apply, one first has to register and then fill up the application form.

TO REGISTER, please complete the SSC CGL application procedure

  • Visit the official website
  • click on the -New Registration Link 
  • Provide basic details like name, address, parents' names, Aadhar card details etc.
  • Candidates will then be issued registration ID
  • This registration ID should be used to log in the account.
  • Candidates also have to upload a recent passport sized photograph( 4- 12 KB) and signature(1-12 KB)

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Applicants

About 30 lakh candidates applied for the SSC-CGL exam this year while the deadline for application was 19.06.2018. In the year before, about 38 lakh applicant count was recorded. There has been a significant drop owing to candidates having multiple options in terms of private jobs and other Recruitment exams. 

With increasing years based on a trend analysis beginning from 2011 onwards, the percentage of candidates qualifying to the number appearing has been diminishing. A notable fact is that the number of qualifying candidates remain through a range of 20,000-30,000 with increasing pool of candidates writing the exam every year. With the denominator increasing, the percentage is bound to diminish from 3% to 1%.

Application Fees

All the candidates can note that online applications would be accepted only on www.ssconline.nic.in. The candidates belonging to following categories are exempted from payment of application fees as per Government orders:

  • Women
  • SC
  • ST
  • PwD
  • Ex-Servicemen

The candidates who are not exempted from payment of the fee for examination can submit the requisite fee through State Bank of India either by way of online generated challan/Net Banking/Credit/Debit card.

Once the fees are paid, they would not be refunded.

General 100/INR
OBC 100/INR
Women Exempted
SC/ST/PwD/Ex-servicemen Exempted

 

100/INR

SSC CGL 2018 Selection Procedure

The SSC CGL Selection Procedure is detailed as below:

TIER I Exam: Candidates have to qualify the Tier I exam will be invited for Tier II of the exam. The final result will include marks only from this phase. The duration of this exam has been reduced by 5 minutes, slightly increasing the difficulty level.

TIER II Exam: This exam carries the maximum weightage in determining the final result. The candidates must clear the section wise as well as the overall cutoff. Candidates can take specialized papers depending on the post they have applied for.

TIER III Exam: All candidates who clear the second paper are required to take this exam regardless of the post applied to.

The scores obtained in TIER I, II, III are added to get a merit list. According to the number of vacancies, candidates are called for the TIER IV exam.

After the TIER IV Exam, Document verification, Skill Test, Computer Proficiency Test and Physical Standards Examination takes place.

Candidates who clear all the exams along with the additional requirements and verifications are hired on probation basis.


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SSC CGL 2018 Admit Card

The admit card for TIER I would be available 10 days before the exam. Admit cards vary across Tier 1,2,3 and 4 of the exam

You can download the admit card from the official website

  • Enter your roll number or registration number along with the captcha.
  • Click on the submit button to download your admit card.
  • Candidates are advised to cross-check the details on the admit card.
  • A printed copy of the admit card is necessary. Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall without a copy of the admit card.
  • The admit card for TIER II will be available for download only by those candidates who qualify in Tier I.The admit card for Tier II is expected around the first week of October.

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SSC CGL 2018 Preparation Tips

General tips for cracking the exam:

  • Make a good plan for studies. Understand about the syllabus and prepare for the weaker sections.
  • Update yourself on current affairs on a regular basis.
  • Practice various topics available and do well.
  • General Knowledge would help you gain good marks and push your overall score.
  • Manage time well as this is the most critical resource that would help you do well.
  • Keep trying online mock tests to judge yourself and your knowledge to work on your inefficiencies.
  • Revise all of your topics and do well in the exam.
  • Proper diet and enough sleep would help you do well.
  • Don't lose sleep. A sound sleep of minimum 7 hours is necessary for the brain to function to its maximum

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Test Centres

States Cities Contact Person
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi Regional Director (CR),SSC
Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar, Jharkhand,West Bengal, Odisha Gangtok, Ranchi, Barasat, Berhampore, Chinsurah, Sambalpur,Port Blair,Jalpaiguri,Kolkata,Malda,Midnapur,Siliguri,Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack Regional Director (ER)
Karnataka and Kerala Bangalore,Dharwar,Gulbarga,Thrissur,Mangalore,Mysore,Kochi and Kozhikode Regional Director KKR SSC
Rajasthan,Uttarakhand and Delhi Almora,Dehradun,Haldwani,Srinagar,Haridwar,Delhi,Ajmer,Alwar,Bikaner,Jaipur,Jodhpur,Kota,Sriganganagar and Udaipur Regional Director NR,SSC
Arunachal Pradesh, Assam,Manipur,Meghalaya,Mizoram Tripura and Nagaland Itanagar,Dibrugarh,Guwahati,Jorhat,Dispur,Silchar,Kohima,Shillong,Imphal,Churachandpur,Agartala and Aizwal Regional Director NER,SSC
Tamil Nadu,Telangana,Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh Guntur,Hyderabad,Kurnool,Rajahmundry,Tirupati,Vishakhapatnam,Chennai,Coimbatore,Madurai,Trichy,Tirunelveli and Pondicherry Regional Director SR,SSC
Gujarat,Goa,Maharashtra Ahmedabad,Vadodara,Rajkot,Surat,Bhavnagar,Kutch,Amravati,Aurangabad,Akola,Jalgaon,Panaji,Kolhapur,Mumbai,Nagpur,Nanded,Nashik,Pune,Thane, Bhandara and Chandrapur Regional Director WR,SSC
Chattisgarh,Madhya Pradesh Bhopal,Chindwara,Guna,Gwalior,Bilaspur,Jagdalpur,Raipur,Durg,Indore,Jabalpur,Khandwa,Ratlam,Satna,Sagar and Ambikapur

Deputy Director   ( MPR)

J&K,Himachal Pradesh,Punjab and Chandigarh Anantnag,Baramulla,Jammu,Leh,Dodda,Hamirpur,Shimla,Bhatinda,Jalandhar,Patiala,Amritsar,Chandigarh,Rajouri,Srinagar and Kargil Deputy Director NWR

SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus

SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus for Tier 1
The level is an online test. There are 100 questions in Tier 1 examination for the aggregate marks of 200. It will have questions from four different sections.
SSC CGL Tier 1 is an online test. There are 100 questions in Tier 1 examination for the aggregate marks of 200. It will have questions from four different sections.
 
Section Questions Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English 25 50

 

General Intelligence sections would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. General Awareness is concerned with topics that are affecting the society. Quantitative Ability would test the mathematical aptitude of the students. Candidate's ability to understand English and his writing ability would be tested.

The SSC CGL Tier 2 exam consist of two compulsory papers English and Quantitative Aptitude. Statistical Investigator post applicants would have to prepare for topics involving statistics and General Studies.

SSC CGL Tier 3 is a descriptive test while SSC CGL Tier 4 is a Skill Test that tests Computer Proficiency/Data Entry.

Syllogism

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FAQs

1) Can you apply for SSC CGL without a graduation?

You can apply for SSC CGL on completion of your graduation requirements by 1 January 2018.

2) Can a candidate apply for more than a post?

If a candidate fulfills the SSC CGL eligibility criteria for the posts that he applies to, definitely he can.

3) Why should a candidate fill three different centers for taking the exam?

In the event, your first choice cannot be allotted, one of the other two locations of your preference would be selected.

4) Is a candidate supposed to choose all the group of posts in the application form?

A candidate is expected to select a group of posts based on his preference. Once you choose groups, you can select the post once you qualify Tier 3 Examinations.

5) Can Diploma Holders apply for SSC CGL exam?

Only Bachelor degree holders can apply for SSC CGL.

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1) Can you apply for SSC CGL without a graduation?

You can apply for SSC CGL on completion of your graduation requirements by 1 January 2018.

2) Can a candidate apply for more than a post?

If a candidate fulfills the SSC CGL eligibility criteria for the posts that he applies to, definitely he can.

3) Why should a candidate fill three different centers for taking the exam?

In the event, your first choice cannot be allotted, one of the other two locations of your preference would be selected.

4) Is a candidate supposed to choose all the group of posts in the application form?

A candidate is expected to select a group of posts based on his preference. Once you choose groups, you can select the post once you qualify Tier 3 Examinations.

5) Can Diploma Holders apply for SSC CGL exam?

Only Bachelor degree holders can apply for SSC CGL.

6) What is the meaning of applications being accepted provisionally?

All the applications are provisionally accepted as soon as you register. This is also because you do not submit the necessary documents at the time of online application procedure. The document verification stage occurs at the time you qualify the exam. If all the documents are valid, the candidate would be accepted.

7) Is there any percentage criteria to apply for SSC CGL Examination?

There are no percentage criteria to apply for SSC CGL Examination. The candidate must make sure that the other SSC CGL Eligibility criteria are passed. 

8) If a candidate is in the last semester/last year of college? Can he apply?

If the final result has been declared before 1st August 2018, the candidate is eligible. 

9) Can the application form be filled online?

The SSC CGL Application Form can be filled only online. 

10) Is Aadhaar Card mandatory to fill SSC CGL Examination?

It is not mandatory to possess Aadhaar Card to register for SSC CGL Examination.

Intake

The Central Government had announced that as much as 2.2 Lakh people would be hired in 2016. A maximum of 70,000 vacancies would be predominantly in Income Tax, Excise, and Customs. On an average, about 14 lakh candidates appear for SSC CGL exam every year out of which only 25,000-30,000 candidates qualify and go on to the next round.
 
 
On an average about 4500 vacancies are created in SSC CGL every year. Though in the previous year, the number was increased to 9000. The exact number of vacancies declared this year is 4733.
On an average, about 4500 vacancies are created in SSC CGL every year. Though in the previous year, the number was increased to 9000. The exact number of vacancies declared this year is 4733.
On an average about 4500 vacancies are created in SSC CGL every year. Though in the previous year, the number was increased to 9000. The exact number of vacancies declared this year is 4733.The Central Government had announced that as much as 2.2 Lakh people would be hired in 2015. A maximum of 70,000 vacancies would be predominantly in Income Tax, Excise and Customs. On an average about 14 lakh candidates appear for SSC CGL exam every year out of which only 25,000-30,000 candidates qualify and go on to the next round.
 
On an average about 4500 vacancies are created in SSC CGL every year. Though in the previous year, the number was increased to 9000. The exact number of vacancies declared this year is 4733.

SSC CGL 2017 Question Paper Analysis

A detailed analysis of the same at an overall level is presented below:

Section Difficulty Level Ideal Attempts
English Moderately easy 16-17
Quant Moderately easy 19-21
General Awareness Easy 21-23
General Intelligence Easy- Moderate 14-17
Overall Moderate 74-78

The detailed section-wise analysis is presented as below:

Quantitative Aptitude

This section was moderately easy. Questions based on formulae were asked. The break-up is as follows:

Topic %
Commercial Mathematics 24%
Mensuration 4%
Algebra 12%
Trigonometry 12%
Time and Work 12%
Geometry 8%
Speed and Distance 4%
Average and Percentage 4%
Data Interpretation 20%
Total 100%

Reasoning:

The Reasoning section has been touted to be easy by students. The topic-wise breakup is as follows:

Topic %
Matrix 4%
Syllogism 4%
Non-verbal 4%
Blood Relation 4%
Odd one 10%
Coding and Decoding 10%
Direction Sense  4%
Series 10%
Analogy 14%
Miscellaneous 36%
Total 100%

English

English Section was known to be moderately tough the break-up of which is given as below:

Topic %
Error Detection 15%
Improvement of sentences 12%
Idioms and Phrases 12%
Synonym/Antonym 12%
Substitution of one word 8%
Spelling 8%
Para Jumble 8%
Cloze test 25%
Total 100%

General Awareness

General Awareness Section was set to be moderately difficult. The major focus was on Awards and Honors that were conferred.

Topic %
Geography 8%
History 24%
Polity 24%
Economics 8%
Current Affairs 16%
Science 20%
Total 100%

SSC CGL 2018 Result

The results for SSC CGL will be announced on October 31, 2017.The candidates can access their results from the official website as and when the results are announced.The results for Tier I was released on 8th November 2016.Out of the 14.5 Lakh candidates who had appeared for the exam, only 1.5 lakh candidates have qualified the exam.These candidates will go on to give the Tier II exam which has major weight age.
 
The results for Tier II exam held in 2016 were declared on 28th February 2017.Only the candidates who have secured the qualifying marks will be allowed to appear for the Tier III exam.Around 35,000 candidates have qualified for the next exam.
The results for Tier II exam held in 2016 were declared on 28th February 2017.Only the candidates who have secured the qualifying marks will be allowed to appear for the Tier III exam.Around 35,000 candidates have qualified for the next exam.The results for SSC CGL will be announced individually for the separate stages.The candidates can access their results from the official website as and when the results are announced.The results for Tier I was released on 8th November 2016.Out of the 14.5 Lakh candidates who had appeared for the exam, only 1.5 lakh candidates have qualified the exam.These candidates will go on to give the Tier II exam which has major weight age.
 
The results for Tier II exam held in 2016 were declared on 28th February 2017.Only the candidates who have secured the qualifying marks will be allowed to appear for the Tier III exam.Around 35,000 candidates have qualified for the next exam.results for SSC CGL will be announced individually for the separate stages.The candidates can access their results from the official website as and when the results are announced.The results for Tier I was released on 8th November 2016.Out of the 14.5 Lakh candidates who had appeared for the exam, only 1.5 lakh candidates have qualified the exam.These candidates will go on to give the Tier II exam which has major weight age.
 
The results for Tier II exam held in 2016 were declared on 28th February 2017.Only the candidates who have secured the qualifying marks will be allowed to appear for the Tier III exam.Around 35,000 candidates have qualified for the next exam.

SSC CGL Cut-Offs

Cut off means the minimum number of marks required to qualify for the next level

Since this exam is conducted in four Tiers depending on the posts who have applied for, separate cut-offs are released for each stage. Candidates who clear the cut-off in Tier I will be eligible to take the Tier-II exam and so on.

More than 15 Lakh candidates had appeared for the Tier I exam out of which only 1.5 lakh have qualified. More than 30 lakh applications have been received for the SSC-CGL exam Tier 1.

Category Cutoff 2017 Tier 1 Cutoff 2016 Tier 1 Cutoff 2015 Tier 1
Gen 137 102 97
OBC 125 89 82
SC 114 80 77
ST 103 74 69
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