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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Exam | SSC CGL

Updated: Sep 30, 2023

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SSC 2019 Notification

The Staff Selection Commission has released out this year (2019-2020) official notification for the SSC CGL Posts. The Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level exam will hold the post for Grade B and Grade C type at the various ministries & departments of Government. 

Important Dates (2019-2020)

EventsDateOfficial Link
Official Notification released date22/10/2019Click here
Start date of online application22/10/2019Click here
Last date of online application25/10/2019Click here
Admit CardTo be announcedClick here
Tier-1 (CBE) exam date2nd to 11th March 2020Click here
Tier 2 (CBE) and Tier 3 (Des) exam date22nd to 25th March 2020Click here
Tier 4 exam dateTo be announcedClick here

Educational Qualification

The Candidate must possess a graduate degree from any recognized university/institute or its equivalent

Assistant account officer/Assistant audit officer

Preferred Degree: CA / CS / Cost & Management Accountant / MBA / PG in Commerce 

OR  Graduate Degree in any disciple from a recognized university

Jr. Statistical officer

Graduate Degree in any disciple with Statistics as one of the mains subject


Graduate Degree in any disciple from a recognized university


Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level

Junior Investigator Grade 2 jobs

Graduate Degree from any recognized University

with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th


Graduate Degree in any disciple with Statistics as one of the mains subject

All remaining postsGraduate Degree from any recognized University or its equivalent

Note* The Candidate appearing in their final year of the exam can also apply for the same except at the end of the final results, they should have attained the degree.

Physical Fitness

Except for the general medical standards in every government exam, there are certain medical checkup  standards for the following posts

  • Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive Officer)
  • Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) 
  • Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).

Age Limit

Minimum Age Limit: 18 years

Maximum Age Limit: 32 years

Age Relaxation is as follows

Sr. No.SubjectYear
1.SC/ST5 years
2.OBC3 years
3.OBC which are physically handicapped13 years
4.SC/ST which are physically handicapped
15 years
5.Physically Handicapped10 years

Age limit for each posts under SSC CGL

Post NameMinistry / Department

Age restriction


Assistant Audit Officer / Assistant Accountant Officer (Non-Ministerial Group B Gazetted

Indian Audit and Accounts Department under C&AG ≥ 30 

Assistant Section Officer (Group B)

Central Secretariat Service20 to 30 
Assistant Section Officer (Group B)Intelligence Bureau≥ 30 
Assistant Section Officer (Group B)Ministry Of Railway≥ 30 
Assistant Section Officer (Group B)Ministry of External Officers≥ 30 
Assistant Section Officer (Group B)AFHQ≥ 30 
Assistant (Group B)Other Ministries / Departments / Organizations18 to 30  & 20 to 30 
Assistant Section Officer (Group B)Other Ministries / Departments / Organizations
≥ 30 
Income Tax Inspector (Group C)CBDT ≥ 30 
Inspector-  Central Excise / Preventive Officer / Examiner (Group B)CBIC ≥ 30
Assistant Enforcement Officer (Group B)Directorate of Enforcement, Revenue  Department≥ 30 
Sub-Inspector (Group B)Central Bureau of Investigation20 to 30 
Inspector (Group B)Department of Posts18 to 30 
Inspector (Group B)Narcotics Bureau 30 
Superintendent / Assistant (Group B)Other Ministries / Departments / Organizations
≥ 30
Divisional Accountant (Group B)C & AG department 30
Sub-Inspector (SI) (Group B)National Investigation Agency≥ 30
Junior Statistical Officer (Group B)M/o Statistics and Programme Implementationupto 32 
Statistical Investigator Garde II Posts (Group B)Registrar General of India≥ 30
Auditor (Group C) C & AG / CGDA / other ministries18 -27 
Accountant / Junior Accountant (Group C)C & AG / other ministries18-27
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division Clerks (Group C)Ministries other than CSCS cadres18-27
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division Clerks (Group C)
Central Government Offices18-27
Tax Assistant (Group C)CBDT/CBIC18-27
Sub-Inspector (SI) (Group C)Narcotics18-27

Upper-Division Clerks (Group C)

Note* (Post is applicable to only Male candidates that have higher medical and physical standards) (Group C)

 Director General Border Road Organisation (MoD)

SSC Eligibility Criteria

  • An Indian National
  • Graduation from a recognized Indian board or university or it's equivalent
  • The age limit for different posts under SSC varies accordingly (usually 18-30).

SSC Exam Pattern

SSC exam is conducted in 4 stages. The candidate is selected on the basis of the performance in 4 these as given below

SSC CGL Tier 1 (Subjective)

SubjectsQuestionsMarks Allocation
General Awareness2550
General Reasoning & Intelligence2550
English Comprehension2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
Total 100200


* Total Duration of Exam is 1 Hour

* It is an online exam

1/4th of negative marking for every wrong answer

No Sectional Cut Off

No Negative marking for any unattempted or blank question left

SSC CGL Tier 2 (Subjective)

SubjectsQuestionsMarks Time



(Economics and Finance)




Quantitative Ability100200






English Writing & Comprehension200200




* It is an online exam

* 1/4th of negative marking for every wrong answer

* No Sectional Cut Off

* No Negative marking for any unattempted or blank question left

Tier 3 (Descriptive)

SubjectsMarks Time

Descriptive Paper (Essay Writing, Precis, Letter Application...) In English/Hindi

100 Marks60 minutes


* The PWD category candidates will be given 80 minutes instead of 60

* The exam is mandatory for Statistical Investigator Grade-II and Compiler Posts

SSC CGL Tier 4 (Computer Proficiency test)

It is a computer-based skill test concluding two-stages to test out the candidate's proficiency in Computer skills.

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)Applicants are needed to type 2,000 words in 15 minutes on a Computer in English linguistic
Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)This test foresees the applicants' skills in Word Processing, Generation of slides, and Spreadsheets.

SSC Exam Syllabus

Syllabus under SSC CGL is different for each tier. View out the syllabus for each tier under different table

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus




  • Current Affairs India & International
  • History, Geography,
  • and Economy of India
  • Political System, Governance
  • Social system, General Policy,
  • and Scientific Research
  • up to to the last 6 months or a year.....
English  Language
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Cloze test
  • Passage/Essay Writing
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Common errors,
  • Antonyms, Synonyms,
  • Spelling Errors
  • Idioms and Phrases,
  • Jumble Sentence Making
  • Common Errors,
  • One-word substitution,
  • Spelling Correction
Quantitative  Aptitude

1st-12th Maths including

  • Ratio & Proportions,
  • Heigh Distances,
  • Trignometry, Algebra,
  • Numbers, Time & Work,
  • Time & Speed,
  • Boat & streams,
  • Simple Interest,
  • Compound Interest,
  • Age, LCM & HCF,
  • Average, Profit & Loss,
  • Discount,
  • Ratio & Proportion,
  • Pipes & Cisterns,
  • Mensuration,
  • Numbers,
  • Height & Distances,
  • Decimals, Fractions,
  • Linear Equations,
  • Circles, Triangles,
  • Cones, Tangents,
  • Polygons,
  • Quadrilaterals

General Intelligence 

and Reasoning

  • Arithmetic number series
  • Analogy,
  • Syllogism
  •  Symbolic/Number
  • Ranking/Classification,
  • Semantic, Problem Solving,
  • Decision Making,
  • Blood Relations,
  • Directions, 
  • Non-verbal Series,
  • Input-Output, Clock,
  • Calendar, Space
  • Visualization

  • Symbolic Operations,
  • Statement Conclusion,
  • Decoding, Coding,
  • Statement Conclusion,
  • Syllogism,
  • Semantic Analogy,
  • Seating Problems,
  • Problem-Solving,
  • Symbolic/Number Analogy
  • Figural Analogy,
  • Semantic Classification
  • Symbolic/Number Classification
  • Figural Classification,
  • Word Building,
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Venn Diagrams, 
  • Critical thinking,
  •  Embedded Figures,
  • Trends, Space Orientation,
  • Drawing inferences,
  • Indexing,
  • letters/numbers coding,
  • decoding,
  • and classification,
  • Social Intelligence

SSC Exam Schedule

The SSC exam is conducted region wise at different intervals, throughout the year at various regional centers across the country. The dates for the SSC exam are notified online on the official website. The application process usually begins in March.

SSC Exam Results

The SSC Exam Results are generally announced in the month of June on the official website of the Staff Selection Commission.

SSC Future Prospects

Passing the SSC exam opens doors of opportunities for many government posts. Those looking for stable government jobs with progressive salary aim to crack the SSC exam. SSC is responsible for conducting recruitments into posts which are subordinate to Group A officers. These include posts that come under Group B, C and D.

SSC Exam Coaching institutes in Chandigarh

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