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SSC CGL 2018-19

Staff Selection Commission or SSC as popularly called, is one of the major recruiting organizations in the government sector. SSC releases its recruitment notification each year where it announces the vacancies under different posts. SSC CGL is one such major recruitment that SSC announces almost every year. It is considered as one of the biggest examinations that is conducted by SSC to recruit eligible graduates to various posts in the departments and ministries of Central Government. SSC released its notification in the year 2018 but the examination got stalled due to some reasons. It has therefore released the exam dates for the exam to be conducted now. This year SSC CGL exam is expected to be conducted from 4th - 19th June 2019.

SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam Highlights

  • Why SSC CGL: Recruitment at multiple levels in government ministries and department is done through the SSC CGL Exam. 
  • Who Can Apply: Graduates from any recognized university can apply for SSC CGL Exam.
  • How SSC CGL Exam is conducted: Exam is conducted in 4 phases namely Tier I: Preliminary Exam; Tier II: Mains Exam; Tier III: Descriptive Test and Tier IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test.
  • How to Apply: Registration for SSC CGL Exams is done through online mode.

 

SSC CGL Exam Notification

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was expected to conduct the "Tier-I" of Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) Examination, 2018 from 25th July 2018 to 20th August 2018, however, SSC CGL Tier-I exam was postponed due to some circumstances. Now SSC has announced SSC CGL Tier-I exam dates. SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam will be conducted from 4th June  2019 to 19th June  2019. SSC CGL Tier-I candidates will be selected based on their choices of different categories of posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations. Subject to administrative/public exigencies, final selection through the SSC CGL Examination to specific categories of posts would be according to the confirmed number of vacancies from the concerned Indenting Ministries/ Department/Office/Cadres before declaration of results. This is a Graduate Level Exam and is a golden chance for all the graduates to acquire a Government job and is thus one of the most sought-after exams among graduate students in our country.

SSC CGL 2018-19 Vacancy

SSC had announced more than 9000 vacancies in the year 2017. SSC is likely to announce a similar number of vacancies or even higher vacancies for SSC CGL 2018-19. The total number of vacancies for SSC CGL 2018-19 will be updated soon as SSC has not revealed the actual number of total vacancies in the latest official notification. Candidates need to give their best for whichever post they have applied. SSC usually releases a good number of vacancies in its recruitment notification every year. 

SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam Pattern

The online exam of SSC CGL 2018-19 will consist of Questions from Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. The tests except for the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. To be able to prepare in the best possible way, candidates should have complete information related to the exam. Take a good look at the SSC CGL Exam pattern before you start your preparation.

The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

StagesEvents
Tier -I Computer Based Examination
Tier -II Computer Based Examination
Tier -III Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
Tier-IV Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

 Scheme of Tier-I Examination:

The first phase or Tier - I of SSC CGL examination consists of four sections/subjects, that are assigned equal marks and contain equal number of questions which need to be solved in a composite time of 60 minutes. There are no sectional timings and therefore you need not to worry regarding the timings but need to focus on the number of attempts and accuracy. The details are as follows:

Conducting BodySubjectMaximum MarksMarksTime allowed
Tier -I General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 Minutes (Total) For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- Pl. See para- 5.10 of Notice): 80 Minutes
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50

Scheme of Tier-II Examinations:

SSC CGL Tier II will also be a computer based online test. The Tier - II of SSC CGL Exam will consist of four papers where all the papers are not mandatory for all the candidates. A candidate will have to attempt the papers according to the posts applied by him / her. SSC CGL Tier II is expected to be conducted from 11th - 13th September. For each section there will be a time duration of 2 hours available to all the candidates. Tier II will open the way for the next stage in the SSC CGL Exam.

Conducting BodySubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allowed
Tier -I Paper-I: Quantitative Ability 100 200 120 Minutes (for each Paper) For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- Pl. See para- 5.10 of Notice):160 Minutes
Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension 200 200
Paper-III: Statistics 100 200
Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200

Scheme of Tier-III Examination:

After SSC CGL Tier II, the next steo will be appearing for the Tier - III of  SSC CGL Exam is conducted in the pen & paper mode. The format of this exam is descriptive with 100 marks alloted to it and 60 minutes time duration. The candidates will be expected to write a letter/essay/ precis accordingly based on the proper format. 

Conducting BodyMode of ExaminationScheme of ExaminationMaximum MarksTime Allowed
Tier III Pen and Paper mode Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/Letter/ Application etc.) 100 60 Minutes For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- Pl.

SSC CGL Marking Scheme

Every examination follows a particular marking scheme, where it assigns marks to any section and also contain a system of negative marking as described below:

SSC CGL Exam Tier I Marking Scheme

While attempting any test, it is extremely important to keep track of the number of attempts and the accuracy, as the Tier - I of SSC CGL exam will also consist of negative marking . The complete marking scheme in SSC CGL Tier I is as follows: 

SSC CGL Exam Tier I

SSC CGL TierSectionsMarking SchemeNegative Marking
Tier 1 General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Awareness/ General knowledge
Quantitative Aptitude
English Comprehension
Each question carries 1 mark -0.50 for each wrong answer

SSC CGL Exam Tier II Marking Scheme

SSC CGL's Tier II contains varied marking and negative marking in all the four papers. The scheme of marking is as follows: 

SSC CGL Exam Tier II Marking scheme

SSC CGL TierSectionsSubjectsMarking SchemeNegative Marking
Tier 2 Paper 1 Quantitative Ability Each question carries 2 marks -0.50 for each wrong answer
Paper 2 English Language and Comprehension Each question carries 2 marks -0.50 for each wrong answe
Paper 3 Statistics Each question carries 2 marks -0.50 for each wrong answer
Paper 4 General Studies (Finance and Economics) Each question carries 1 mark -0.25 for each wrong answer

SSC CGL Exam Tier III Marking Scheme

The Tier -III of SSC CGL is a simple exam with one descriptive paper. The descriptive paper will be in English / Hindi. It has a qualifying percentage without any negative marking as indicated in the following table :

SSC CGL Exam Tier III

SSC CGL TierSectionsMarking Scheme
Tier 3 Essay, Application, Passage Writing Minimum qualifying marks 33%

SSC CGL Exam Tier IV Marking Scheme

The SSC CGL  Tier IV will be given by selected candidates in whichever post it will be applicable, where certain candidates will be tested for their skills with computer typing on various softwares. This test will apply to only some of the posts mentioned in the official notification of SSC CGL Recruitment 2019. 

SSC CGL Exam Tier IV

SSC CGL TierSectionsMarks
Tier 4 Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) (whichever applicable) Qualifying in nature

SSC CGL 2018-19 Syllabus

The Preliminary exam (Tier I) of SSC CGL 2018-19 will be of 60 minutes duration, having four major subjects. These subjects are Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, General Studies, and English Language. The SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 1 Exam will have a total of 100 questions from these four sections - Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, General Studies, and English language. Please note that there is 'no sectional cut-off' and the overall score will be considered for selection. Know in detail about the topics/chapters which are covered under these subjects for each tier of SSC CGL 2018-19 exams: 

SSC CGL Syllabus- Tier I

SSC CGL Tier I contains four sections for which the detailed syllabus has been given in the following table: 

The detailed subject wise syllabus for SSC CGL Exam is given below:

English Language
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Jumbled sentences (ordering)
  • One word substitution
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
  • Common errors
  • Sentence improvement
  • Passage
  • Cloze test
General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Series (number, figurative)
  • similarities and differences
  • analogy
  • space visualization
  • spatial orientation
  • problem solving
  • analysis
  • judgement
  • decision making
  • visual memory
  • discrimination
  • observation
  • Direction sense test
  • Blood relations
  • arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
  • Arithmetic number series
  • non-verbal series
  • coding and decoding
  • Statement conclusion
  • syllogism
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic/Number Analogy
  • Figural Analogy
  • Ranking test
  • Semantic Classification
  • Symbolic/Number Classification
  • Figural Classification
  • Input-Output questions
  • Problem Solving
  • Word Building
  • Seating arrangement
  • Operations
  • symbolic Operations
  • Dies
  • Clock
  • Calendar
  • Trends
  • Space Orientation
  • Space Visualization
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Drawing inferences
  • folding & un-folding of Punched hole/pattern
  • Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  • Indexing
  • Address matching
  • Date & city matching
  • Classification of centre codes/roll numbers
  • Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification
  • Embedded Figures
  • Critical thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Intelligence etc
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Percentages
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Square and cube roots
  • Surds and indices
  • Lcm and hcf
  • Averages
  • Age problems
  • Simple interest and Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss, Discount
  • Partnership
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Time and distance
  • Time & Work
  • Boat and Streams
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Numbers
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Heights and Distances
  • Divisions and Remainders
  • decimals
  • fractions and relationships between numbers
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Triangles (centres, congruence, similarity)
  • In circles and circum-circle, Triangle
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Regular Polygons
  • Circle
  • Right Prism
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Sphere
  • Hemispheres
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Circle and its chords
  • tangents
  • angles subtended by chords of a circle
  • common tangents to two or more circles
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary angles
  • Heights and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart
General Awareness
  • current events
  • India and its neighbouring countries
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • Culture
  • General Policy & Scientific Research are asked
  • Scientific research includes physics
  • chemistry and Biology
  • Current affairs (Last 6 months)

SSC CGL Syllabus: Tier II

The candidates who will qualify Tier 1 will have to prepare themselves for Tier 2.To prepare in the best way the candidates should take note of the SSC CGL Tier 2 syllabus. Refer to the table below to note down the syllabus:

SSC CGL Syllabus: Tier II

SSC CGL Tier II also contains four papers, where all of these are not mandatory for each candidate. As mentioned above, it depends on the choice of post of every candidate that which paper he / she is supposed to write. The table below gives all the required details of the syllabus of SSC CGL Tier II.

The detailed subject wise syllabus for SSC CGL Exam is given below:

Quantitative Ability
  • Percentages
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Square and cube roots
  • Surds and indices
  • Lcm and hcf, Averages
  • Age problems
  • Simple interest and Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Time and distance
  • Time & Work
  • Boat and Streams
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Numbers
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Heights and Distances
  • Divisions and Remainders
  • decimals
  • fractions and relationships between numbers
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Triangles (centres, congruence, similarity)
  • In circles and circum-circle
  • Triangle
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Regular Polygons
  • Circle
  • Right Prism
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Sphere
  • Hemispheres
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Circle and its chords
  • tangents
  • angles subtended by chords of a circle
  • common tangents to two or more circles
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary angles
  • Heights and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart
English Language & Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Idioms & Phrases, Jumbled sentences (ordering)
  • One word substitution
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
  • Common errors
  • sentence improvement
  • Passage
  • Cloze test
  • Active & Passive
Statistics
  • Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Measures of Dispersion-Common measures dispersion Moments
  • Skewness and Kurtosis
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Probability Theory
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions
  • Sampling Theory
  • Statistical Inference
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Index Numbers
General Studies (Finance and Economics)
  • Finance and Accounts
  • Economics and Governance

SSC CGL Syllabus: Tier III

SSC CGL Tier 3 will consist of a Descriptive test where the candidates will have to show their writing skills. Refer to the table below for more details:

SSC CGL Syllabus: Tier III

The SSC CGL Tier III follows a different pattern and tests the writing skills of a candidate. There is a fixed format assigned to the Tier III which requires you to be good in writing based on the below-mentioned syllabus that you will have to prepare :

The detailed subject wise syllabus for SSC CGL Exam is given below:

Written Descriptive English Test
  • Precis Writing
  • Essay
  • Formal Letter
  • Informal Letter
  • Application
  • Passage Writing

SSC CGL Syllabus: Tier IV

SSC CGL Tier 4 is a Skill Test which will be applicable to only certain posts. Note the details of the test from the test given below:

SSC CGL Syllabus- Tier IV

SSC CGL Syllabus- Tier IV

As the Tier IV of SSC CGL is not mandatory for everyone, therefore the knowledge of the syllabus is not required by everyone who is filling the form. After you check if you need to appear at this stage, you should start practising to improve the below-mentioned skills. 

Sections
  • Data Entry Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency Test
Syllabus
  • DEST test requires 8000 key depressions per hour whereas CPT test requires computer knowledge.

SSC CGL 2018-19 Eligibility Criteria

SSC CGL 2018-19 being conducted by the Staff Selection Commission is an All India Entrance Exam . To appear in SSC CGL 2018-2019 Exam, one needs to be a Graduate (in any discipline). However, for few posts the graduation requirement is specific. The eligible 'Age Limit' also varies across various posts.

Eligibility Criteria : Educational Criteria

All the candidates need to follow a certain specified educational criteria to ensure their eligibility for the SSC CGL Exam 2018-19. You candidature will be cancelled if you fail to follow this criteria.

SSC CGL PostEducational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University OR Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost & Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/ Masters in Business Studies
Junior Statistical Officer Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th OR Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation
All Other Posts Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

Age limit will be reckoned as on 1st August, 2018 (As per 2017-18 SSC Notification): 

There is different age criteria for different posts under the SSC CGL notification as indicated below:

Age limitYear
For Post for which age limit is 20-27 years He/ she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1991 and not later than 01.08.1998
For Post for which age limit is 18-27 years He/ she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1991 and not later than 01.08.2000
For Post for which age limit is 20-30 years He/ she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1988 and not later than 01.08.1998
For Post for which age limit is up to 30 years He/ she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1988 and not later than 01.08.2000
For Post for which age limit is up to 32 years He/ she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1986 and not later than 01.08.2000

Age-relaxation

SSC provides a relaxation in the upper age limit of the candidates belonging to some of the categories. The period of relaxation will vary for each of the mentioned categories. Complete details of the relaxation in the age criteria for SSC CGL 2018-19 Examination wil be as explained in the table given below:

CategoryAge-relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD 10 years
PwD+OBC 13 years
PwD+SC/ ST 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (ExS) 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
For Group “B” posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date for receipt of application 5 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application 10 years
For Group “C” posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date for receipt of application Up to 40 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years Regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application Up to 45 years of age
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 5 years
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried Up to 35 years of age
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST) Up to 40 years of age
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof 3 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST) 8 years
Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces Up to 45 years of age
Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (SC/ ST) Up to 50 years of age
Retrenched census employees of the Office of Registrar General of India (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies) 3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment, and weightage of past service.

SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam Dates

Tier 1 Exam of SSC CGL 2018-19 will be held from 4th June 2019 to 19th June 2019. 

SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam Dates

Name of ExaminationDate of Advt.Closing DateDate of Exam
Combined Graduate Level Exam,2018 (Tier-I) 05.05.2018 04.06.2018 04.06.2019 to 19.06.2019
Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2018 (Tier-II) - - 11.09.2019 to 13.09.2019
Combined Graduate Level Exam,2018 (Tier-III) - - 29.12.2019 (MORNING) Sunday
SSC CGL Tier- 4 Exam Computer Skill Test / Skill Test - - To be notified later
Combined Graduate Level Exam,2019 (Tier-I) 31.10.2019 28.11.2019 To be notified later

SSC CGL 2018-19 Admit Card

The 'centre, venue address, date and time' for both online  Preliminary and online  Mains examinations and  Interview shall be intimated in the respective 'Call Letter'. An eligible candidate should download his/her call letter from the authorized website by entering his/ her details i.e. Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth. No hard copy of the call letter/ information handout etc. will be sent by post/ courier.

SSC CGL 2018-19 Previous Year Cut-Off

Before you start your preparation you need to get an idea about the last year exam scenario. This will help you in planning for your SSC CGL exam preparation in a strategic way. Having the previous year exam cut-offs with you makes it very easy to judge the level of the exam and the pattern of the complete examination process. SS CGL is an extremely sought-after examination and thus the competition will also be good enough. Therefore, it will be extremely useful that you have as much information handy with you as possible. Check the previous year cut-offs below:

SSC CGL Cut-Off 2018 for Tier I 

List-I: Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-IV (General Studies (Finance & Accounts) and Tier-III 

CategoryInitial cut-offRevised cut-off
SC 129 125.5
ST 123 119
OBC 140.5 135.5
OH 113.5 111.5
HH 79 75
UR 152.5 148

List-II: Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper- II, Paper -III (Statistics) & Tier III 

CategoryInitial cut-offRevised cut-off
SC 127.5 123.5
ST 117 114.5
OBC 140 135.5
OH 104.5 102
HH 62 61
VR 116 116

List – III: Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I & Paper-II & Tier III) 

CategoryInitial cut-offRevised cut-off
SC 103 98
ST 93 88.5
OBC 115 110
Ex- S 73.5 69
OH 87 84.5
HH 40 38

Previous Year's SSC CGL Cut-Off  for Tier I: Cut off marks (Out of 200) 

Category20162015201420132012
SC 114 80.25 77 77 64
ST 103 74.25 69.5 69 62
OBC 125.5 89.5 82 85 70
Ex-S 92 67.75 62 25 25
OH 97 69 68.75 67 60
HH 20 20 25 25 25
VH 68 51 40 61 25
GEN 137 102.25 96.5 102 82

SSC CGL Cut-Off for Tier-I + Tier-II: Cut-off marks (out of 600) 

CategoryInterview Posts   Non-Interview posts  
  2015 2014 2013 2012 2015 2014 2013 2012
SC 373 365.5 359.25 284 345 331.5 334 251
ST 359.25 349.75 345.75 282 327.5 308.5 314 242
OBC 411 398.75 395.75 319 387 365 368.5 281.5
Ex-S 358 361 345 308 255 288 226 211
OH 344.75 340 345 274 323.5 307 305.75 227
HH 253 231 228 191 210.5 182 201.5 123
VH 332 359 315.25 261 259 307 300.25 225
Un- reserved 430.75 426 424.5 349 410.25 397.25 401 313

 

SSC CGL 2018-2019 Preparation Strategy

SSC CGL 2018-2019 requires systematic planning and a well-drafted preparation strategy. While preparing for SSC CGL 2018-2019, you need to keep in mind the latest exam pattern and also need to go through the SSC CGL syllabus thoroughly. Going through the syllabus helps in forming a complete and properly divided preparation plan. You should know how much time and attention needs to be given to a particular subject and include it in the plan accordingly. Making a good strategy should be the first & foremost priority whenever you plan to start your preparation for any examination. SSC CGL being a much awaited notification and preferred by many, needs extra attention when it comes to cracking the exam. You should gather complete information of not only the syllabus, but the exam pattern and other necessary information to beat such competition. While you prepare you should not neglect one important part and that is practicing online mock tests. This forms the most important part of your preparation for any exam. 

Read, SSC CGL preparation tips by toppers, to know what strategy did the toppers of SSC CGL adopt to crack the exam.

SSC CGL 2018-19 Free Mock Tests

Practice is the key to success and it holds true even for SSC CGL 2018-2019 exam. To gear up for your preparation you need a lot of practice. Practicing SSC CGL 2018-2019 free mock tests will not only help you analyze your performance but will also help you to perform in the exam in a better way.

SSC CGL 2018-19 Salary

SSC CGL being one of the most sough-after & awaited jobs, rewards its employees generously. The postings under SSC are done in various ministries and government departments which pay their employess based on various pay scales as depicted in the following table :

Age groupName of postDepartment / MinistriesClass FictionGrade pay
20-27 years Tax Assistant CBEC Group “C” 2400
20-30 years Assistant Section officer Central Secretariat Service Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section officer Ministry of Railway Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section officer Ministry of External Affairs Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section officer AFHQ Group “B” 4600
Assistant Other Ministries / Dept. / Org. Group “B” 4600
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Group “B” 4600
Not Exceeding 30 years Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC Group “B” 4600
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “B” 4600
Assistant Other ministries / Dept. / Org. Group “B” 4200
Inspector (Preventive officer) CBEC Group “B” 4600
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC Group “B” 4600
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAG Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) 4800
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) 4800
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations. Group “B” 4600
Assistant / Superintendent Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations Group “B” 4200
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group “C” 4600
Divisional Accountant Officer under CAG Group “B” 4200
Up to 30 years Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Group “B” 4600
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) Group “B” 4200
Up to 32 years Junior Statistical Officer M/O statistics & Prog. Implementation Group “B” 4200
18-27 years Auditor Officer under C&AG Group “C” 2800
Auditor Officer Under CGDA Group “C” 2800
Auditor Other Ministries/Dept. Group “C” 2800
Accountant Officer under C&AG Group “C” 2800
Accountant / Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Dept. Group “C” 2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks Central Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadres Group “C” 2400
Tax Assistant CBDT Group “C” 2400
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “C” 2400
Upper Division Clerk (UDC) Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD)
Only For Male Candidates
Group “C” 2400
18-30 years Inspector Posts Department of Post. Group “B” 4600
Assistant Other ministries / Dept. / Org. Group “B” 4600

SSC CGL Additional Information

SSC CGL Center of Examination

SSC assigns various exam centres in different cities to conduct the SSC CGL online examination smoothly. SSC reserves the right to add / cancel any exam centre and no request from any candidate to change the centre will be entertained. 

S. No.Examination Centres & Centre CodeSSC Region and States/ UTs under the jurisdiction of the RegionAddress of the Regional Offices/ Website
1 Agra(3001), Allahabad(3003), Bareilly(3005), Gorakhpur(3007) , Kanpur(3009), Lucknow(3010), Meerut(3011), Varanasi(3013), Bhagalpur(3201), Muzaffarpur(3205), Patna(3206) Central Region (CR)/ Bihar and Uttar Pradesh Regional Director (CR), Staff Selection Commission, 21-23, Lowther Road, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh-211002. (http://www.ssc-cr.org)
2 Gangtok(4001), Ranchi(4205), Barasat(4402), Berhampore (WB)(4403), Chinsurah (4405), Jalpaiguri(4408), Kolkata(4410), Malda(4412), Midnapur(4413), Siliguri(4415), Berhampore(Odisha) (4602), Bhubaneshwar(4604), Cuttack(4605), Keonjhargarh(4606), Sambalpur(4609), Port Blair (4802) Eastern Region (ER)/ Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal Regional Director (ER), Staff Selection Commission, 1st MSO Building,(8th Floor), 234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020 (www.sscer.org)
3 Bangalore(9001), Dharwar(9004), Gulbarga(9005), Mangalore(9008), Mysore(9009), Kochi(9204), Kozhikode(Calicut)(9206), Thiruvananthapuram(9211), Thrissur(9212) Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/ Lakshadweep, Karnataka and Kerala Regional Director (KKR), Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560034 (www.ssckkr.kar.nic.in)
4 Bhopal(6001), Chindwara(6003), Guna(6004), Gwalior(6005), Indore(6006), Jabalpur(6007), Khandwa(6009), Ratlam(6011), Satna(6014), Sagar(6015), Ambikapur(6201), Bilaspur(6202) Jagdalpur(6203), Raipur(6204), Durg(6205) Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)/ Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, J-5, Anupam Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh-492007 (www.sscmpr.org)
5 Itanagar(5001), Dibrugarh(5102), Guwahati(Dispur)(5105), North Eastern Region (NER)/  Regional Director (NER),

SSC CGL 2018-19 Books

A good preparation majorly depends on the quality of study material and therefore you should make sure that you study from the right books and gain right knowledge. Books will prove their worth in the preparation process and will be helpful in referring to any information you want. Go for the best books available for SSC CGL 2018-19 Examination and crack the exam.

SSC CGL SubjectsUseful Books for SSC CGLSSC CGL Exam Book’s Author
Mathematics Quicker Mathematics BSC Publications
Quantitative Aptitude RS Agarwal
Class Notes SS Bharti
General Science Lucent General Science Lucent Publication
General Knowledge Arihant Publication
General Science Kiran Publications
Reasoning  A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning R.S. Agarwal
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning S.Chand
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Arihant Publication
Static GK/ Current Affairs Lucent G.K. Lucent
Pratiyogita Darpan SQ Sachdeva Mahendra Jain
English Comprehension English Comprehension Wren & Martin
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Paramount Paramount Publication

SSC CGL Application Fee

The candidates are required to submit the application fee once he / she fills all the required details in the application form. Without the submission of application fee, the SSC CGL 2018-19 application process will not be considered complete. Women are exempted from SSC CGL application fee along with some other categories. Check details below:

CategoryApplication Fee
Unreserved/OBC Rs. 100
Women/SC/ST/Ex-serviceman Exempted from payment of fee.

How to Apply for SSC CGL

Candidates can fill the form in online mode.

  • Candidates need to register on SSC website. During the registration process user needs to enter his/her e-mail ID, phone number and password.
  • A registration number will be generated.
  • Login to SSC website using your Registration details like email ID, mobile number and password.
  • Fill your personal details and educational details in SSC CGL application form.
  • Upload scanned photograph and signature as per the specifications in JPG/JPEG format. 
  • After filling the application form, 'submit' the application fee using net banking, debit card or e-challan of SBI Bank.