SSC CGL

The CGL examination is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). The process of the examination is divided into four tiers. Candidates should qualify each stage to appear the next one. First two tiers are based on an online method while the next two are based on offline. Candidates are recruited in various responsible posts of the Government offices and departments. Every year more than thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC, where this CGL examination is one of the biggest exams to be conducted for candidates.

Latest Updates and Notification

According to the notice, SSC CGL 2020-21 is scheduled to be held from 29th May to 7th June has been postponed due to this pandemic situation. After assessing the situation the Staff Selection Commission will take the decision of the new exam date of SSC CGL. Candidates are advised to keep a check on the official website of the Commission for any related update.

 

SSC CGL Exam 2020 Exam Dates
Notification 21st December 2020 (Adjourned)

29th December 2020 (New Date)

Online Application 21st December 2020 (Adjourned)

29th December 2020 to 31st January 2021

Admit Card To be notified
Tier I Exam 29th May 2021 to 7th June 2021 (Adjourned)

To be notified

Tier II Exam To be notified
Tier III Exam To be notified
Tier IV Exam To be notified

 

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12 Monthly Exams:

Online + Offline

Doubt-Clearing and Discussion Session:

Once Month

Study Material:

All Study material and handouts in PDF format

Weekly Test:

Weekly M100 Test + Descriptive Test (Online)

Subject:

Optional subject as add-on

Monthly Performance Discusion:

One-on-One online apointment with the teacher, once a month

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2-3 days a week by HO and Branch faculty

Subject:

Optional Included

Study Material:

Printed Study material and handouts

12 Monthly Exams and 2 Semester Exam per year:

Classroom

Weekly Test:

Weekly M100 Test(Classroom) + Descriptive Test (Online)

Monthly Performance Discussion:

One-on-One appointment with the teacher as required by students

Interview:

Interview Preparation

Doubt-Clearing and Discussion Session:

As required by students

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Age Limitation

Post Age Limit (As on 01.01.2021)
Assistant Section Officer for CSS, Sub Inspector for CBI 20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer for Intelligence Bureau Not exceeding 30 years
Junior Statistical Officer Maximum is 32 years
Assistant Enforcement Officer Maximum is 30 years
Sub Inspector for NIA Maximum is 30 years
Sub Inspector for Narcotics, Tax Assistant & All Other Posts 18-27 years

 

Category Age-Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD (unreserved) 10 years
PwD (OBC) 13 years
PwD (SC/ ST) 15 years

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Educational Qualification

SSC CGL Posts Educational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer Fundamental Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University

Covetable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost &
Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/
Masters in Business Studies

Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) 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
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

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Percentage/Marks

  • SSC CGL releases the cut off each year after the examination. The SSC CGL cutoff is determined based on various parameters such as the difficulty level of the exam, the average performance by the candidates, the number of vacancies, etc. The SSC CGL cutoff 2020-21 is yet to be released. SSC CGL cut off category wise 2019 is stated below.SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier I Cut-OffFor Paper I, Paper II and Paper IV
    Category Cut-Off Marks
    SC 156.73419
    ST 151.46077
    OBC 172.76640
    EWS 175.31247
    UR 180.12237
    OH 147.08520
    HH 117.49075
    Others – PWD 83.70627

     

    For Paper I, Paper II and Paper III

    Category Cut-Off Marks
    SC 130.76651
    ST 119.99291
    OBC 154.87053
    EWS 152.03803
    UR 165.77474
    OH 130.86331
    HH 86.44781
    VH 110.67982
    Others – PWD 40.00000

     

    For Paper I, Paper II

    Category Cut-Off Marks
    SC 115.35401
    ST 104.91984
    OBC 135.95037
    EWS 135.04329
    UR 147.78606
    ESM 89.29321
    OH 98.42808
    HH 40.00000
    VH 110.41208
    Others – PWD 40.00000

    SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier II Cut-Off

     

    Cut-Off Marks SC ST OBC UR OH HH Other PWD
    Tier I + Tier II (Paper I+II+IV) 463.15 460.21 510.92 572.51 409.26 347.35 168.04

     

    Cut-Off Marks SC ST OBC UR OH HH VH Other PWD
    Tier I + Tier II (Paper I+II+IV) 433.95 403.95 517.76 535.86 348.50 223.46 267.51 165.04

     

    Cut-Off Marks SC ST OBC UR ESM OH HH VH Other PWD
    Tier I + Tier II (Paper I+II) 354.74 327.05 400.33 433.00 255.12 302.50 165.73 280.98 122.58

     

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Exam Process

This CGL examination is divided into four Tiers, like Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, Tier IV.

Tier I:

This is the preliminary Examination. The examination method is completely online based. Questions will be of the objective type with multiple choices. Candidates can choose their medium of questions as Hindi or English.

Total marks of the examination are 200. Total number of questions 100. That means each question will carry 2 marks. The most important thing is the negative marking. 0.50 marks deducted for each wrong answer.

Candidates get 60 minutes to complete their paper, but it will be 80 minutes for the disabled candidates.

Marks Distribution of CGL Tier I (Computer Based Objective Type):

Part Subject No. of Ques. Maximum Marks Duration/Timing
i General Intelligence 25 50 60 Minutes (Total)
ii English Language 25 50
iii Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
iv General Awareness 25 50

 

Tier II:

This is the main examination. Students need to qualify Tier I exam to appear for Tier II. This examination method is also online based. Question type remains the same here and here also candidates can choose their medium of questions. There are four papers in this examination.

 

Paper I: The subject is Quantitative Ability. It obtains 200 marks. And the number of questions is 100. Total time allotted for the candidates is 2 hours. It is a compulsory paper for all the categories of posts.

Paper II: The subject is English Language and Comprehension. In this paper total marks and total time remain the same. But the number of questions is 200. It is also a compulsory paper.

Paper III: The subject is Statistics. Total marks, exam time and number of questions are the same as Paper 1. This paper is only for those who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Grade II and Compiler

Paper IV: The subject is General Studies (Finance and Economics). In this paper total marks, number of questions and time are the same as Paper 2. This paper is only for those who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer

In each paper PWD candidates can get 2 hours 40 minutes and have 0.25 marks deducted for each wrong get as negative marking in Paper ii and 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper I, Paper iii, Paper iv.

Marks Distribution of CGL Tier II (Computer Based Objective Type):

Part Subject No. of Ques. Maximum Marks Duration/Timing
i Arithmetical Ability 100 200 2 Hours
ii English Language & Comprehension 200 200
iii Statistics 100 200
iv General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200

Tier III:

This is the descriptive part of the examination. Candidates need to qualify Tier II to appear in this Tier. In this Tier the mode of examination is offline. Candidates are required to write essays, precis, applications, letters etc. in this examination.

The exam carries 100 marks and time allotted for 60 minutes. In case of PWD category it will be 80 minutes. The qualifying marks in Tier III would be 33% [This Tier has been introduced to access the writing skill of the candidate. The paper will have to written either in Hindi or English]

The total marks of Tier I and Tier II would determine the eligibility of the candidate to appear in the Tier III and IV.

Tier IV:

It is the examination of DEST that means Data Entry Skill Test and CPT that means Computer Proficiency Test.

DEST exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidate required the speed of 8000 key depressions in 1 hour. This exam is taken for the post of Tax Assistant only.

CPT exam is taken for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Prevention Officer), Inspector (Examiner). Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Generation of slides are the three modules that are important for this examination.

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Interview Process

There is no interview conducted in SSC CGL Exam. According to the new recruitment, Interview is replaced by the descriptive examination of 100 marks also known as Tier III exam.
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Syllabus

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier I: It contains 4 subjects

  1. General Intelligence
  2. English Language

III. Quantitative Aptitude

  1. General Awareness

 

Subject Topic
General Intelligence Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern- folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern- folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any
English Language Phrases and Idioms, One word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings Correction, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms-Antonyms, Active Passive, Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Improvement, Cloze test etc.
Quantitative Aptitude Number System Problems, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Mixture, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations,

Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circles, Regular Polygons, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular, Cylinder,

Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Data Analysis

General Awareness History- Harappa Civilization, Vedic culture, Medieval India and their important systems; India’s freedom movement and their leaders

Geography- about countries and their geographical details, Famous Seaport and Airport and their location.

Polity- Administrative, Legislative and judiciary of our Country, Election, Important constitution bodies like CAG, Symbols of political parties, duties & responsibilities of the major persons in the Parliament

Physics- Laws, major Inventions and Discoveries

Chemistry- Characteristics of gases, atoms, molecules

Chemistry in everyday life.

Biology-Important discoveries, Interesting facts about human body parts, Nutrition in Animals and Plants, Diseases and their causes.

Economy-Budget related information and terminologies, Important persons involved in Economy of the Country and monetary institutions

 

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier II: It contains 4 subjects

  1. Arithmetical Ability
  2. English Language & Comprehension

III. Statistics

  1. General Studies (Finance & Economics)

 

Subject Topic
Arithmetical Ability Whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart
English Language & Comprehension Spot the Error

Synonyms /Antonyms

Spelling, Idioms & Phrases, One Word Substitution, Improvement of sentences, The Active/ Passive voice of verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Shuffling of sentence parts in passages, Comprehension passage.

Statistics Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions

Measures of Central Tendency – Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles

Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion

Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis

Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman‟s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only)

Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟ theorem

Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).

Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and nonprobability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only); Sample size decisions

Statistical Inference – Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals

Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and twoway classified data

Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods

Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers

General Studies (Finance & Economics) Finance-Fundamentals of Finance & Accounting

Economics-Macro & Micro Economics, Growth & Development

Market analysis- production, demand, supply,

Indian Economy,

Economic reforms,

Money and banking,

Role of Technology in reforming the Economic domain

 

 

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier III:

As per the SSC CGL Exam Pattern, the Tier 3 Exam is a subjective paper that will be taken offline.

As per the SSC CGL Tier III syllabus, the exam is to assess the candidates’ language proficiency, grammar knowledge, vocabulary usage, and writing skills in English/Hindi. Candidates are expected to write essays, précis, applications, letters, etc. The duration of the Tier III exam is 60 minutes.

 

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier IV:

Data Entry Speed Test 8,000 Key Depression per hour on the Computer, A passage of about 2000 key depressions for 15 minutes.

For the post Tax Assistants( Central & Excise)

Computer Proficiency Test Word Processing

Spreadsheet

Generation of slides

For the post of Assistant Section Officer of Central Secretariat Service (CSS), Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines

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How to apply

The steps for the SSC CGL 2020-21 Registration is as follows:

Step 1- Go to the official website of SSC

Step 2- Click on New User / Register Now link

Step 3- Fill all details asked in the registration form

Step 4- Click on the Final Submit button

Step 5 – Upload scanned images of photo (White colour or light colour background, resolution 100*120 pixels in width and height & Size 4-12 KB) and signature (Resolution 40*60 pixels in width and height & Size 1-12KB)

Step 6- Login with registered ID and password to complete the second part

Step 7- After filling out the application form, candidates must preview the entire application of SSC CGL 2021 once to look for any mistakes occur

Step 8- Click on Final Submit button after preview

Step 9- In the final step you must pay the Application Fees for SSC CGL 2021 Exam through Online Mode of payment (Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking/NEFT etc.) or through Offline Mode of Payment (E-Challan)

Step 10- Click on submit button. Your Online Application form will be successfully submitted

Step 11- Note Take a printout and save the pdf file of the SSC CGL Application Form for future reference

For more details on the SSC CGL application process, refer to the SSC CGL official notification.

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Salaries

SSC CGL Pay Scale

Pay Level Pay Scale
4 25,500-81,100
5 29,200-92,300
6 35400-1,12,400
7 44,900-1,42,400
8 47,600-1,51,100

 

Post Wise Salary

 

Pay Level – 8 (Rs. 47,600/- to 1,51,100/-)

Post Name Grade Pay
Assistant Audit Officer (Indian Audit & Accounts
Department under C&AG)
4800
Assistant Accounts Officer  (Indian Audit &Accounts
Department underC&AG)
4800

 

Pay Level – 7 (Rs. 44,900/- to 1,42,400/-)

Post Name Grade Pay
Assistant Section Officer (Central Secretariat Service) 4600/-
Assistant Section Officer (Intelligence Bureau) 4600/-
Assistant Section Officer (Ministry of Railway) 4600/-
Assistant Section Officer (Ministry of External Affairs) 4600/-
Assistant Section Officer (AFHQ) 4600/-
Assistant (Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations) 4600/-
Assistant (Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations) 4600/-
Assistant Section Officer (Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations) 4600/-
Inspector of Income Tax (CBDT) 4600/-
Inspector (Central Excise) (CBIC) 4600/-
Inspector(Preventive Officer) (CBIC) 4600/-
Inspector(Examiner) (CBIC) 4600/-
Assistant Enforcement Officer (Directorate of Enforcement,
Department of Revenue)
4600/-
Sub Inspector (Central Bureau of Investigation) 4600/-
Inspector Posts (Department of Post) 4600/-
Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) 4600/-

 

Pay Level – 6 (Rs. 35,400/- to 1,12,400/-)

Post Name Grade Pay
Assistant (Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations) 4200/-
Assistant/Superintendent (Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations) 4200/-
Divisional Accountant (Offices under C&AG) 4200/-
Sub Inspector (National Investigation Agency (NIA)) 4200/-
Junior Statistical Officer (M/o Statistics & Program Implementation) 4200/-
Statistical Investigator Grade-II (Registrar General of India) 4200/-

 

Pay Level – 5 (Rs. 29,200/- to 92,300/-)

Post Name Grade Pay
Auditor (Offices under C&AG) 2800/-
Auditor (Other Ministry/Departments) 2800/-
Auditor (Offices under CGDA) 2800/-
Accountant (Offices under C&AG) 2800/-
Accountant/
Junior Accountant (Other Ministry/Departments)
2800/-

 

Pay Level – 4 (Rs. 25,500/- to 81,100/-)

Post Name Grade Pay
Senior Secretariat Assistant/
Upper Division Clerks (Central Govt. Offices/
Ministries are other than CSCS cadres)
2400/-
Tax Assistant (CBDT) 2400/-
Tax Assistant (CBIC) 2400/-
Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) 2400/-
Upper Division Clerks (Date. Gen Border Road Organization (MoD)) 2400/-

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Previous Year Question Papers

One of the most reliable and useful resources for your exam preparation is previous year SSC CGL Exam question papers. The SSC CGL Exam question papers let you comprehend the exam pattern and the weightage of topics in a proper manner. Solve the SSC CGL Previous Years Question Papers multiple times for an effective result. Identify the topics that require more effort and revise the remaining ones for better memorisation.

Regular practice of the SSC CGL test series ensures that you consistently revise the syllabus and plan the best manner to attempt the question paper.

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