Staff Selection Commission or SSC has been one of the most desirable organizations for Government exams in India. It conducts Combined Graduate Level - SSC CGL exam every year for recruitment to non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non gazetted posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India.
Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. Govt. jobs are the most sought after career choice in India. More so, the government is focusing on providing better facilities and services in every aspect of our lives. Govt is focusing on the development of our country and to do that millions of Jobs will be created in the coming years. SSC is the leading Govt. organization that provides employment to lakhs of students in India. A great opportunity lies ahead for all the SSC aspirants.
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services like:
SSC CGL Exam will be conducted in 4 different levels. The levels are known as Tiers. The first three levels, Tier-I and Tier-II exams are conducted online. Tier-III is a pen and paper mode of examination while the fourth level, i.e. the computer skill test can be taken anywhere as per the candidate’s availability
|Level of Examination||Type||Mode of Examination|
|Tier-I||Objective Multiple Choice||Online|
|Tier-II||Objective Multiple Choice||Online|
|Tier-III||Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi||Pen and Paper Mode|
|Tier-IV||Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test||Whenever Applicable|
It is a computer-based online test of 200 marks in 60 minutes. There is a negative marking of 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer. There is no sectional cut off.
|Serial No.||Sections||No. of Questions||Total Marks|
|1||General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||50|
|Time||A cumulative time of 60 minutes(For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 minutes)|
This is an online based examination consisting of 4 papers as mentioned in the table. Each paper is 2 hours time duration. Out of these 4 papers, only two papers i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the students. Paper 3 is only for Statistical Investigator Gr II & Compiler Post while Paper 4 is for Asst. Audit Officer Gazetted Group "B" Post only.
|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|
Paper I , Paper III & Paper IV – 0.5 marks (Negative Marking)
Paper II – 0.25 marks (Negative Marking)
As per the new exam dates released by SSC Tier III exam will be conducted on 29.12.2019. This is a descriptive type paper of 100 marks and will be conducted in Pen and Paper mode
|Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi
(Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.)
(For VH & Candidates suffering from
Tier 4 consist of Computer Proficiency Test (wherever applicable)/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/Document Verification. This paper is Qualifying in Nature only.
Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)- Asst. Section Officer in CSS & MEA POST ONLY
Data Entry Skill Test (at Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour) - Tax Assistant POST ONLY
|Computer Proficiency Test
(for the post of Assistant Section
Officer in CSS & MEA only)
The eligibility standards for the recruitment examination is given below:
|Required Age Limit||SSC CGL Post Name|
Assistant (Group B)
Assistant Section Officer A, D, E, G
Sub-Inspector (Group B)
|18-30 years||Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)|
Inspector (CBN) Compiler
Upper Division Clerk
Assistant Account Officer
|Not exceeding 30 years||
Assistant Enforcement Officer
Inspector of Central Excise
Inspector of Preventive Officer
Assistant Audit Officer
Assistant Section Officer
Inspector of Income Tax
|Up to 32 years||
|Up to 30 years||
Assistant Enforcement Officer
The candidate must also hold the required educational qualification for each post to be filled through SSC CGL 2019 exam.
|SSC CGL Post||Educational Qualification|
|Assistant Audit Officer||
Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost and Management Accountant/Masters in Commerce/Masters in Business Studies
|Statistical Investigator Grade-II Post||
Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university with 60% aggregate 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 Subjects|
|All other Posts||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university|
SSC CGL Syllabus - Tier III
Tier III exam is conducted in an offline mode. This is a descriptive paper in English or Hindi. This section generally includes essay writing, formal letter writing, informal letter writing, etc. It carries a total of 100 marks and total time allotted is 60 minutes.
For handicapped candidates, the time allotted is 80 minutes.
Tier I and Tier II are compulsory for all the SSC CGL Aspirants. Tier III exam is optional. It is attempted only by the aspirants who apply for Junior Statistical Officer.
SSC CGL Tier IV exam includes two tests:
Data Entry Speed Test
This test is conducted to test the typing speed of the candidates.
The candidates are required to type a paragraph on the computers.
Time allotted is 15 minutes
Computer Proficiency Test
This test is conducted to test the skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
Time duration: 45 minutes
This exam is optional. It is to be attempted only by the aspirants who have applied for the post of TA, CSS, MEA, and Inspector.