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SSC CGL

What is SSC CGL?

SSC CGL is the short term of “Combined Graduate Level“, the most popular government job exam in India. Every year around 30-40 lakhs eligible candidates fill the application form and around 15-20 lakh aspirants appear in the exam. The final shortlisted & selected candidates get the opportunity to work in ministry & various government departments in India.

SSC CGL Recruitment 2020-21: Important Dates

As per SSC CGL notification 2018 & SSC exam calendar, below are the important dates of SSC CGL 2018, SSC CGL 2020 exam-

Events Important Dates
SSC CGL Notification 2020 15th Sept 2020
SSC CGL Notification 2020 Date 15th Sept 2019
SSC CGL Apply Online 2020 Sept 2020
Last date to Apply for SSC CGL 2020 15th Oct 2020
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 Exam Date 2nd March 2020 to 11th March 2020
SSC CGL Tier 2 2019 Exam Date 22nd June 2020 to 25th June 2020
SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Date

SSC CGL Application Fee

Category Fee
Male (General/OBC) Rs. 100/-
Female (All Categories) No Fee
ST/SC/Ex-Servicemen

SSC CGL Eligibility

1. Educational Qualifications

Candidates should have a graduate degree on or before 01.08.2019. Candidates, those are in the final year of graduation can also apply for SSC CGL with their provisional degrees.

A). Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

  1. Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute
  2. Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters I Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics

B). Junior Statistical Officer

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level OR
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the core subjects at degree level

2. Age Limit

SSC has increased the age limit for SSC CGL recruitment 2020, though the age varies from post to post. The minimum age limit defined for SSC CGL is 27 years and the maximum age limit criteria are 32 years.

Post Wise Age Limit

Department Age Limit Posts
CSS 20-30 years Assistant Section Officer
Intelligence Bureau Not exceeding 30 Years Assistant Section Officer
Directorate of Enforcement,

Department of Revenue

Up to 30 years Assistant Enforcement Officer
M/o of Statistics & Prog.

Implementation

Up to 32 years Junior Statistical Officer
NIA Up to 30 years Sub Inspector
CBI 20-30 years Sub Inspector
Narcotics 18-25 years Sub Inspector
CBEC 20-27 years Tax Assistant
Other departments 18-27 years All other posts

Age Relaxation

Category Years
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
Physically Handicapped (PH) 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years

Check Your Age Eligibility

Age Limit Date of Birth
18-27 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1991 and not later than 01.August.2000
20-27 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1991 and not later than 01.August.1998
20-30 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1988 and not later than 01.August.1998
30 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1988 and not later than 01.August.2000
32 years Born not earlier than 02.August.1986 and not later than 01.August.2000

How to Apply for SSC CGL 2020?

To apply the application form for SSC CGL exam through the online mode, you must follow the steps below:

  1. Register on the official website of SSC CGL through a valid email ID.
  2. Payment required through the online process (Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Wallets).
  3. Only valid information should be filled.
  4. You must download a copy of scanned photograph & signature for future requirements.
  5. Click Submit button for application form submission.
  6. Now take the print out of the application form.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2020

  • Four sections (General Awareness, Reasoning, English and Quantitative Aptitude) are asked in both Tier 1 and Tier 2. The syllabus of the English section is different for Tier 1 and Tier 2, rest all the three sections are the same for Tier 1 as well as for Tier 2.
  • SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is for 60 minutes containing 25 Questions each from General Awareness, Reasoning, English and Quantitative Aptitude. Each correct answer will fetch you +2 marks and each wrong answer will give you -0.50 marks.
  • In SSC CGL Tier 2, 4 papers are conducted from which Paper 1 and Paper 2 are compulsory for all the aspirants who cleared Tier 1 exam. Paper 3 and Paper 4 are only for those candidates who filled up for the specific posts.
  • Find here the detailed syllabus & exam pattern of SSC CGL.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

Reasoning & General Intelligence

General Mental Ability Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Alphabet Test
  • Analogy
  • Arithmetic Reasoning
  • Blood Relation
  • Classification
  • Coding-decoding
  • Distance direction test
  • Matrix
  • Logical Venn diagram
  • Missing Number
  • Paper cutting & folding
  • Embedded figures
  • Figure formation & Analysis,
  • Series
  • Cube & Dice
  • Mirror Image
  • Water Image
  • Pattern Completion
  • Counting of figures

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs
  • Economy & Finance
  • Geography, History
  • Indian Polity & Constitution
  • Science & Technology
  • Static GK

Quantitative Aptitude

Arithmetic Advance Maths
  • Average
  • Boat & Stream
  • Compound & Simple Interest
  • LCM & HCF
  • Mixture & Allegation
  • Partnership, Percentages
  • Pipes & Cistern
  • Problem on Ages
  • Profit loss & Discount
  • Ration Proportion
  • Speed
  • Time, and work and Time work & wages
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Trigonometry
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Histogram
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary angles
  • Heights and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar diagram
  • Pie chart

English

Grammar Vocabulary Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Error Spotting
  • Voices and Narrations
  • Para jumbles
  • One-word substitution
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Spelling Errors
  • Antonym/Synonym
  • Passage
  • Cloze test

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

Quantitative Ability

Arithmetic Advance Maths
  • Ration Proportion
  • LCM & HCF
  • Percentages
  • Boat & Stream
  • Speed, time, and distance
  • Partnership
  • CI & SI
  • Pipes & Cistern
  • Problem on Ages
  • Time & Work
  • Average, Mixture
  • Allegation
  • Profit loss & Discount
  • Geometry (Circles, Triangle, Quadrilateral etc.)
  • Mensuration (Cube, Cylinder, Sphere, Pyramid etc.)
  • Data Interpretation
  • Trigonometry
  • Height & Distance
  • Algebra
  • Co-ordinate Geometry

English Language & Comprehension

Grammar Vocabulary Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Active & Passive
  • Direct & Indirect
  • Error Spotting
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Parajumbles
  • One-word substitution
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Spelling Errors
  • Antonym/Synonym
  • Passage
  • Cloze test

SSC CGL Cut Off

Category SSC CGL Cut off 2017 Tier 1 SSC CGL Cut Off 2016 Tier 1 Cut Off 2015 Tier 1 Cut Off 2014 Tier 1
General 126.50 137 102.25 96.50
OBC 110 125 89.50 82
SC 98 114 80.25 77
ST 88.50 103 74.25 69.50


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