Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Exam

Updated: Nov 13, 2019

The Staff Selection Commission Exam (SSC) is conducted by the SSC organization under the Indian Government to recruit staff for diverse posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices. SSC conducts different competitive examinations for different posts every year. The examination, a candidate appear for will depend on his or her educational qualifications and the post the candidate wishes to apply for. More than 15 lakhs students give the entrance exam every year.

SSC Eligibility Criteria

The Candidate preparing for the SSC exam must be an Indian national who has passed graduation from a recognized Indian board or university. The age limit for different posts under SSC varies accordingly (usually 18-30).

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. This exam will consist of a 4-tier system test to test the applicants in all possible means for the posts. The Entire SSC CGL process is online via its official website i.e. 

The Candidates must qualify each tier before they proceed to the next one. The first and second tier will be a computer-based MCQ exam, the third will be a descriptive and the final one is a computer efficiency test.

Important Dates (2019-2020)

Sr. No.EventsDateOfficial Link
1.Official Notification released date22/10/2019Click here
2.Start date of online application22/10/2019Click here
3.Last date of online application25/10/2019Click here
4.Admit CardTo be announcedClick here
5.Tier-1 (CBE) exam date2nd to 11th March 2020Click here
6.Tier 2 (CBE) and Tier 3 (Des) exam date22nd to 25th March 2020Click here
7.Tier 4 exam dateTo be announcedClick here

Eligibility Criteria

The Candidates should tick all points mentioned below to be eligible for the SSC CGL 209 exam

  1. Minimum Education Qualification
  2. Age Limit
  3. Citizenship-  Candidate should be a citizen of India

Educational Qualification

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

1.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

2.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

3.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

4.All remaining postsGraduate Degree from any recognized University or its equivalent

Note* The Candidate appearing in their final year of 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

SSC Exam Syllabus

Stage I SSC exam is based on the subjects like Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension.

Stage II SSC exam is based on topics like General Studies, Statistics, Quantitative skills and Language.

SSC Exam Pattern

It has the following tiers:

SSC exam conducted in 4 tiers

SSC exam is conducted in 3 stages. The candidate is selected on the basis of the performance in 3 these as given below:

Stage – I: Written Examination (MCQs), 2 hours duration (200 marks)

Stage – II: Written Examination (MCQs), 2 hours duration (800 marks)

Stage – III: Computer Proficiency Test / Skill Test

A new paper IV has been added to the SSC Exam consisting of General Studies- Finance and Economics. However, it is only applicable for students who want to appear for the position of Assistant Audit Officer.

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 official website

SSC Exam Coaching institutes in Chandigarh

There are many SSC exam institutes in Chandigarh. All the coaching institutes in Chandigarh have different batches according to the convenience of the SSC exam aspirant. It is advised that the candidate chooses an SSC Exam coaching institute in Chandigarh in a way that his time gets utilized in the most effective manner.

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