Staff Selection Commission has announced the online exam date for Tier-I round which is going to be held from 2nd March to 11th March, 2020. However, the examination for Tier-II and Tier-III will be scheduled from 22nd June to 25th June, 2020. The candidates whose application has been accepted can download the Admit Card from the official website www.ssc.nic.in or you can also download it by clicking on the link mentioned.
An Introduction to SSC CGL for current aspirants
In India, we know the number of students and their parents keep an eye on latest type of government jobs, especially when it comes to the graduate level. Govt. jobs are the most common among students career choice in India because of the salary in hand and the power that it offers in the top level government organization. A lucrative career waits for the dreaming aspirants with CGL 2018 and 2019 lined up in few months from now. Every year thousands of vacancies and posts are filled by SSC in Government departments. The number of vacancies depends on the requirement of various departments and is provided at the time of Document Verification which is about one month before the declaration of the final results. While a government job helps to build a student’s stable career, it is also loaded with tons of responsibilities.
SSC CGL Recruitment process
The Staff Selection Commission or popularly known as SSC, conducts the Combined Graduate Level or CGL Examination to recruit Grade “B” as well as Grade “C” category posts in various types of Government Ministries, Departments as well as Offices. The exam is held in 4 different stages which are also known as Tiers. While the first two tiers are online, the later two of the tiers are offline exams. The entire process of registration and communication is done through online process via official website of SSC CGL. Candidates must qualify every stage of the SSC CGL exam in order to proceed to the next stage, before being finally selected for the required post or vacancy. Minimum Age to apply for SSC CGL exam is 18 years and maximum age limit is up to 32 years.
Overview of SSC CGL Exam
|Highlights of SSC CGL Exam 2020|
|Name of the Organization||Staff Selection Commission (SSC)|
|Exam Name||SSC CGL Exam 2020|
|Post Categories||Group B and C|
|Name of the Post||Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Accounts Officer, CBI Sub Inspector, Assistant Section Officer, Divisional Accountant, Inspector of IT, Assistant, etc.|
Important Dates of SSC CGL Examination
|Notification Released Date||22nd October 2019|
|Online Registration Starting Date||22nd October- 25th November 2019|
|SSC CGL Tier-I Admit Card||February 2020|
|SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Date||2nd to 11th March, 2020|
|SSC CGL Tier-I Result||May 2020|
|SSC CGL Tier-II & III Admit Card||June 2020|
|SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date||22nd June to 25th June 2020|
|SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date||22nd June to 25th June 2020|
|SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date||Announced Later|
SSC CGL Application Fee
|For General/ OBC Candidates||Rs. 100/-|
|For SC/ST/PH Candidates||Nil|
|For Female Candidates||Nil|
|Note: The candidate can do online payment through SBI Net Banking or through Debit/Credit Card|
• To pay fee amount in cash, candidate should take with them the print out of challan generated online after the whole completion of Part-1 registration. Deposit the requisite fee in any particular branch of SBI and then continue with the process of Part-2 registration
• Those candidates who want to pay through the online process can go directly to part-2 registration after the whole completion of part-1 registration. Candidate must supply their registration number as well as date of birth in order to continue to Part-2 registration.
Eligibility Criteria for SSC CGL Exam
Candidates who want to apply for the defined posts in SSC CGL exam must fulfill the eligibility criteria to be qualified for recruitment process. Candidates who do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected from the recruitment process. The Eligibility criteria for the SSC CGL Jobs for various posts are as follows:
- Educational Qualification
- Age Limit
|Post Name||Age Limit||Educational Qualification|
|Assistant Audit Officer||Maximum Age: 30 Years||Passed Bachelor Degree from a recognized University or equivalent|
|Assistant Accounts Officer|
|Assistant Section Officer||Minimum Age: 20 YearsMaximum Age: 30 Years|
|Inspector (Preventive Officer)||Maximum Age: 30 Years|
|Assistant Enforcement Officer|
|Sub Inspector||Minimum Age: 20 Years Maximum Age: 30 Years|
|Inspector Posts||Minimum Age: 18 Years|
Maximum Age: 30 Years
|Inspector||Maximum Age: 30 Years|
|Junior Statistical Officer||Maximum Age: 32 Years||Passed Bachelor’s Degree with any subject from recognized University and Passed 12th Standard in Mathematics with at least 60% marks|
|Statistical Investigator Grade-II||Maximum Age: 30 Years||Passed Graduation in any subject but Statistics as one of the subject in all the three years of graduation from a recognized University|
|Inspector of Income Tax||Maximum Age: 30 Years||Passed Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent|
|Auditor||Minimum Age: 18 Years |
Maximum Age: 27 Years
|Accountant/ Junior Accountant|
|Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks|
|Upper Division Clerk|
|For OBC Candidates||03 Years|
|For SC/ST Candidates||05 Years|
|For General (PH) Candidates||10 Years|
|For OBC (PH) Candidates||13 Years|
|For SC/ST (PH) Candidates||15 Years|
|For Ex-Servicemen (Gen)||03 Years|
|For Ex-Servicemen (OBC)||06 Years|
|For Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)||08 Years|
Pay Scale of SSC CGL Exam
|Post Name||Group Category||Pay Scale|
|Assistant Audit Officer||Group “B” Gazetted (Non Ministerial)||Pay Level-8|
(Rs. 47,600/- to Rs. 1,51,100/-)
|Assistant Accounts Officer|
|Assistant Section Officer||Group “B”||Pay Level-7|
(Rs. 44,900/- to Rs. 1,42,400/-)
|Assistant Section Officer|
|Inspector of Income Tax||Group “C”|
|Inspector, (Central Excise)||Group “B”|
|Inspector (Preventive Officer)|
|Assistant Enforcement Officer|
|Assistant||Group “B”||Pay Level-6 |
(Rs. 35,400/- to Rs. 1,12,400/-)
|Junior Statistical Officer|
|Statistical Investigator Grade-II|
|Auditor||Group “C”||Pay Level-5 (Rs 92,300/- to Rs. 2,92,00/- )|
|Accountant/ Junior Accountant|
|Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerks||Group “C”||Pay level-4 |
(Rs. 25,500/- to Rs. 81,100/-)
|Upper Division Clerks|
SSC CGL Exam Structure in Step by Step Process
|TIER||EXAM TYPE||EXAM MODE|
|Tier 1||Multiple choice||Online|
|Tier 2||Multiple choice||Online|
|Tier 3||Descriptive exam||Offline|
|Tier 4||Skill test/computer proficiency test||Not applicable to all|
|Tier4||Document verification||Necessary to all|
The examination consists of several Tiers are conducted over different days according to the calendar provided with results posted after each Tier. Previous exams used to include a special interview tier, but after the government order, tough interviews have been dispensed off for all types of non-gazetted posts in the central government which started from 1 January 2016. A computer proficiency test process at the end was also added as a Tier for some posts. There are four types of major tiers for the 2018 exam.
Tier I: Preliminary (Prelims) Exam
The Tier I of SSC CGL exam consists of an objective multiple-choice exam with four different sections, covering the subjects of:
- General Reasoning
- Quantitative Aptitude
- English Comprehension
- General Awareness
The exam puts primary focus on every subject with each of the subject has maximum 50 Marks per section for a total of 200 Marks at the end. The latest versions of this exam which is in the year 2018 have been conducted online at various centers throughout the country.
Based on results and success from Tier I, qualified candidates can then proceed to Tier II and Tier III exams.
Tier II: Mains Exam
Also known as the Mains Exam popularly, the Tier II exam consists of written objective type multiple-choice exam, which is been given by aspirants in four sections (also known as “Papers”), covering the subjects of:
- Quantitative Aptitude/ Mathematics Ability
- English Language and Comprehension
- Statistics / Analytics
- General Studies, which is further subdivided into:
- Finance & Accounting
- Economics & Governance.
The exam was typically scored with maximum of 200 Marks per section. Most of the positions required the candidate to take only the first two sections (Paper-I: Quantitative Aptitude and mathematical ability, Paper-II: English Language skill as well as Comprehension), but certain important positions require the third or fourth section according to the requirement of the position and demand of the post or vacancy. The latest versions of SSC CGL such as the 2018 edition have been conducted online at all centers of the country.
Tier III Exam: Descriptive Paper
A pen-and-paper “Offline” type of exam in which all the candidates are to present some writing skills in the form of essay writing as well as letter writing, and sometimes precise and deep level of application writing. The exam can be done in English or Hindi in which the candidate is comfortable.
Tier IV Exam: Technical/ Data Entry Test / Computer Proficiency Test
In 2016, a fourth tier was added with two types of possible exams depending on the positions to be applied
- Data Entry Speed Test (DEST): Candidates have to enter data at the rate of 2000 key presses in time span of 15 minutes. This is mainly for important positions such as Tax Assistant (Central Excise department & Income Tax).
- Computer Proficiency Test (CPT): Covering the various topics of Word Processing, Spreadsheets and ability of making slides.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2019
The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2019 Preliminary Exam are been categorized into General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
|Analogy||Percentage||Fill in the blanks||Current Affairs|
|Matrix||Ratio & Proportion||Phrases & Idioms||Govt. Schemes|
|Coding Decoding||Simple & Compound Interest||One word substitution||Science|
|Word Formation||Problem on ages||Sentence Correction||Sports|
How to prepare for SSC CGL 2019-20?
SSC CGL exam preparation must be done by a student in a systematic manner, with latest exam pattern should be kept in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of variety in topics, it is important to choose the right kind of study material, so that the student can understand the concepts clearly and practice a wide variety of questions as well. Apart from deep self-study you can join any other Coaching and Online Test Series for better exam preparation as they help in polishing the skills of students.
Is SSC CGL Coaching worth it?
Various classroom programs are there for SSC verticals across India. No institute is best for the SSC CGL coaching as every person has its own parameters to decide. Also, for the reason that the suitability and requirement of a particular coaching institute differs from person to person. Some of the aspirants or students want good faculty only, some want good infrastructure as well, while some other want good study material in extra being provided as well.
SSC CGL 2019 Admit Card
Every candidate who registers for the process of SSC CGL Exam within stipulated time will be assigned a sort of e-admit card or hall ticket or call letter that can be easily downloaded from the official website of Service Staff Commission. The admit card for the CGL Tier-1 exam (prelims) will released in the month of February 2020 and which is followed by the admit card of CGL Tier-2 exam i.e. Mains exam (administered to only those type of candidates who have been qualified for Tier 2 exam).
SSC CGL 2019 Result
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the results in each of the four stages after completion of every Tier Exam. The candidates who are selected in their respective rounds progress to the next one. All Candidates can easily check the SSC CGL Result through the official website of SSC.
SSC CGL Cut Off
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) releases the cut-off in each of the four stages after completion of every Tier Exam and the cut-off varies from year to year. The candidates selected in the earlier rounds progress to the next tier and so on. All Candidates can check Tier-wise Cut-off for SSC CGL on the official website of SSC where they have mentioned exact cut-off of every round for the latest year. The cutoff depends on following factors:
- Total number of candidates who are appearing for the SSC CGL exam.
- Number of vacancies which are issued for year 2019-20.
- Region Wise available vacancies which are issued for 2019-20 year.
- Complexity Level or the difficulty level of the exam.
- Trends for past 3 to 5 years SSC CGL Cut Off.
How to Apply for SSC CGL 2019-20?
- Visit the official website of SSC CGL and click on the Apply Online link.
- Now, enter mandatory details like Name, Date of Birth, Parent’s name, Mobile Number, etc. to register yourself.
- After a successful registration, upload your scanned photograph (Size: 4kb-12kb) and signature (size: 1kb- 12kb).
- Now, login with your register id and fill out the application form.
- Now, click on Submit button once review all the filled details.
- Take the print out of the submitted application for further reference.
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Frequently Asked Questions on SSC CGL by Candidates
Q. How many vacancies are there for SSC CGL 2019?
Ans: The number of vacancies depends on the requirement of various departments and provided at the time of Document Verification which is about one month before the declaration of the final results.
Q. Will the SSC CGL exam be conducted online or offline?
Ans: Written Exam for SSC CGL exam is been conducted in online mode. Only Tier 3 part, descriptive paper is been conducted offline –which is in pen and paper mode.
Q. What are the age criteria in order to apply for SSC CGL?
Ans: Minimum Age to apply for SSC CGL exam is 18 years and maximum age limit is up to 32 years.
Q. Are students in final year of graduation eligible for SSC CGL?
Ans: No. One cannot apply for the prestigious SSC CGL Exam if the student hasn’t cleared the final year exam or completed his or her graduation. For all the posts offered throughout SSC CGL exam, it is necessary to be a graduate.
Q. Is negative marking in SSC CGL applicable?
Ans: There will be negative marking of 0.5 for every wrong answer in prelims or Tier-I. In Tier-II or mains, there is negative marking system of 0.25 for every wrong answer in English Language & Comprehension and 0.50 for every wrong answer in each of Paper-I, Paper III and Paper IV of Tier II.