SSC CGL 2020

SSC CGL Highlights 2020 

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 vacancies under various posts. SSC CGL is one such major recruitment that SSC announces almost every year. It is considered as one of the most popular examinations conducted by SSC to recruit eligible graduates under various posts in the departments and ministries of the Central Government. The SSC CGL 2019 - 2020 Tier 1 exam was conducted from March 02, 2020, to March 11, 2020, and the result of the same has been announced on July 01, 2020. You can also check your scorecard which is available on the official website of SSC. 

SSC CGL  Highlights 2020 

Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
Mode of SSC CGL Exam Online
SSC CGL Exam Phases 4 (Tier- 1(CBE), Tier- 2(CBE), Tier-3(Des), Tier- 4)
Starting date to fill SSC CGL Exam Form October 22, 2019
Last date to fill SSC CGL Exam Form November 22, 2019
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Exam Date March 02 to March 11, 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Exam Result July 01, 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Exam Marks Release Date July 07, 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Score Card Availability July 07, 2020 to August 06, 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 2(CBE) November 02 to November 05, 2020
Negative Marking in SSC CGL 2020 0.25 marks
Time Duration 1 hour for Tier 1, 2 hours for Tier- 2 for each paper(English, Math) and 1 hour for Tier- 3
Official Website http://ssc.nic.in/

SSC CGL Notification 2019 - 2020

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released its official notification of SSC CGL 2020. SSC CGL 2020 notification contains all the relevant information regarding the SSC CGL 2020 exam like eligibility criteria, age limit, nationality etc. You 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 thus one of the most sought-after exams among graduate students in our country.

SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 2020

To ace any examination it is very important to know every detail of the examination. The next step after applying for the SSC CGL exam is to look at the examination syllabus, it gives you an insight of what will be asked in the exam. In the SSC CGL syllabus 2020, Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam syllabus is more or less the same, the difference basically lies in the difficulty level of the exam. Let’s discuss the examination syllabus in detail below:

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

The Preliminary exam (Tier 1) of SSC CGL 2020 exam 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 2020 Tier 1 Exam has 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 2020 exams:

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

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

If you have qualified SSC CGL 2020 Tier-1 exam, you will be called for Tier 2. SSC CGL Tier 2 exam syllabus contains two sections namely Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The difficulty level of SSC CGL Tier 2 exam will be a bit higher than the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam, so it advised to prepare accordingly. To prepare in the best way, you should note down the SSC CGL Tier 2 syllabus.  For the post like Assitant Audit officer, Assitant Statistical officer, etc. Subjects like Statistics, Finance, and Accounts will be asked.  Refer to the table below to note down the syllabus:

Quantitative AptitudeEnglish Language & ComprehensionStatisticsGeneral Studies (Finance and Economics)
Percentages Fill in the Blanks Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data Finance and Accounts
Ratio & Proportion Idioms & Phrases, Jumbled sentences (ordering) Measures of Central Tendency Economics and Governance
Square and cube roots One word substitution Measures of Dispersion-Common measures dispersion Moments  
Surds and indices Synonyms Skewness and Kurtosis  
Lcm and hcf, Averages Antonyms Correlation and Regression  
Age problems Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words Probability Theory  
Simple interest and Compound Interest Common errors Random Variable and Probability Distributions  
Profit and Loss sentence improvement Sampling Theory  
Discount Passage Statistical Inference  
Partnership Cloze test Analysis of Variance  
Mixture and Alligation Active & Passive Index Numbers  
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      

SSC CGL Tier 3 Syllabus

SSC CGL Tier 3 exam will consist of a Descriptive test where you will be judged from your writing skills. Please note that SSC CGL Tier 3 exam is not bilingual in nature which means a candidate has to write Letters, essays, Applications, etc. in the English language only. Refer to the table below for more details:

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

SSC CGL Tier 4 Syllabus

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

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

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020 

The online exam of SSC CGL 2020-2020 will consist of Questions from Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness 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 2020 Exam pattern before you start your preparation.

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

StagesEvents
Tier 1 Computer Based Examination
Tier 2 Computer Based Examination
Tier 3 Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
Tier 4 Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2020

The first phase or Tier -1 of SSC CGL 2020 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. The sections that are involved in the exam are Reasoning Ability, English Language, General Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude 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:

TierSubjectMaximum MarksMarksTime allowed
Tier 1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 1 hour (Total) For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand): 1 hour 20 minutes
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2020

SSC CGL Tier 2 exam will also be a computer-based online test. The Tier 2 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 2 is expected to be conducted from October 14 to October 17, 2020.  For each section, there will be a time duration of 2 hours available. Tier 2 will open the way for the next stage in the SSC CGL Exam 2020.

TierSubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allowed
Tier 2 Paper 1: Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 hours (for each Paper) For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand):2 hours 40 minutes Minutes
Paper 2: English Language and Comprehension 200 200
Paper 3: Statistics 100 200
Paper 4: General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern 2020

After SSC CGL Tier 2, the next step will be appearing for the Tier 3 of SSC CGL Exam. SSC CGL 2020 Tier 3 exam is descriptive in nature and conducted in pen & paper mode. The format of this exam is descriptive with 100 marks allotted to it and 60 minutes is the time duration. You will be expected to write a letter/essay/ precis accordingly based on the proper format.

TierMode of ExaminationScheme of ExaminationMaximum MarksTime Allowed
Tier 3 Pen and Paper mode Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/Letter/ Application etc.) 100 1 hour

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern 2019 - 2020

In SSC CGL 2020 Tier 4 exam, computer proficiency test and skill test will be conducted for the candidates who applied for the posts which mandatorily requires these two skills. Please note that this is not applicable to all the candidates.

SSC CGL  Exam Dates 2019 - 2020

The SSC CGL 2020 notification contains all the relevant information related to eligibility criteria, exam dates, exam syllabus etc. Date of Tier 1 examination, Date of Tier 2 examination opening date on application link and closing date of Application from etc. is also available in the SSC CGL 2020 official notification. We have provided complete details of SSC CGL 2020 Exam date in tabular form below:

SSC CGL Exam Dates 2019 - 2020

EventsTentative Dates
SSC CGL 2020 Exam Dates October 22nd, 2019
SSC CGL 2020 Application Start Date October 22nd, 2019
SSC CGL 2020 Application End Date November 25th, 2019
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1(CBE) Exam Date March 2nd to 11th, 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Exam Result July 01, 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Exam Marks Release Date July 07th, 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Score Card Availability August 06th, 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 2(CBE) Exam Date November 02 to November 05, 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 3(Des) To be notified later
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 4 To be notified later

SSC CGL Salary 2020

SSC CGL being one of the most sought-after & awaited jobs, rewards its employees generously. One of the key reasons, candidates prefer to work under SSC is because along with handsome salary, it also provides various allowances with certain benefits and perks. The postings under SSC are done in various ministries and government departments which pay their employees 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 Job Profile

Since SSC recruits candidates for different posts so the job profile varies from one category to another. SSC CGL 2020 has various posts under its exam such as Assistant audit officer, Assistant Account Officer, Sub Inspector, Assistant etc. There are basically two types of posts Grade B and Grade C under which various designations from various ministries fall. One such post is a post of Assistant Audit officer which is a Grade B Gazetted post, it comes under Indian Audit account and department under C & AG. Candidates can visit the official website to have detailed knowledge about the SSC CGL Job Profile.

SSC CGL Vacancy 2019 - 2020

SSC had announced more than 9000 vacancies in the year 2017 whereas vacancies for SSC CGL 2018 is not finalized yet. SSC is likely to announce a similar number of vacancies as in 2020 or even higher vacancies for SSC CGL 2020 exam. The total number of vacancies for SSC CGL 2020 exam will be updated soon. 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.

Post codeName of DepartmentName of PostTotal Vacancies
1 Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Assistant Audit Officer Group ‘B’ Gazetted (Non Ministerial) 500
2 Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Assistant Accounts Officer Group ‘B’ Gazetted (Non Ministerial)
3 Central Secretariat Service (DOPT) Assistant Section Officer 127
4 Intelligence Bureau Assistant Section Officer 6
5 Ministry of Railways Assistant Section Officer 42
6 Ministry of External Affairs Assistant Section Officer 77
7 AFHQ (Ministry of Defence) Assistant Section Officer 81
8 1. Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology 2. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Assistant 9
9 Other Ministry/Departments Assistant
10 1. Central Administrative Tribunal 2. Central Vigilance Commission 3. Election Commission Assistant Section Officer 13
11 Central Board of Direct Taxes (Department of Revenue) Inspector Of Income Tax 208
12 Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC) Inspector (Central Excise) 2159
13 Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC) Inspector (Preventive Officer) 201
14 Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC) Inspector (Examiner) 123
15 Enforcement Directorate (Deptt. of Revenue) Asstt. Enforcement Officer 70
16 Central Bureau of Investigation Sub Inspectors 57
17 Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts- SPN) Inspector Post 47
18 Central Bureau of Narcotics Inspector 31
19 1. Bureau of Police Research & Development 2. Coast Guard Headquarters 3. Enforcement Directorate (Deptt. of Revenue) 4. Ministry of External Affairs (Central Passport Offices) 5. Ministry of Textiles 6. Narcotics Control Bureau Assistant 16
20 Ministry of Mines Assistant/Superintendent 16
21 Comptroller & Auditor General of India Divisional Accountant 400
22 National Investigation Agency Sub-Inspector
23 M/O Statistics & Programme Implementation Junior Statistical Officer 265
24 Registrar General of India Statistical Investigator Gr. II 840
25 Offices under Comptroller & Auditor General of India Auditor
26 Other Ministry/Departments Auditor
27 Offices under Controller General of Defence Accounts Auditor 509
28 Offices under Controller & Auditor General of India Accountant
29 1. Controller General of Accounts 2. Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts-Admn.) Accountant/Junior Accountant 769
30 1. Ministry of Textiles 2. Directorate General of Defence Estates (Ministry of Defence) 3. Central Bureau of Narcotics Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerk 99
31 Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Tax Assistant 1456
32 Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC) Tax Assistant 429
33 Central Bureau of Narcotics Sub-Inspector(Narcotics) 532
34 DTE General Border Roads Organisation (MOD) – (Only for Male Candidates) Upper Division Clerk
Total 8582
 

SSC CGL Exam Language

SSC CGL 2020 exam is bilingual in nature that means you can attempt the exam in either of the language i.e. Hindi or English except the test of English language which will be available in English only, also the descriptive test for SSC CGL 2020 Tier 3 exam will be conducted in English Language only. Your English language skills will be tested in SSC CGL Tier 3 exam.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2020

SSC CGL 2020 exam, conducted by the Staff Selection Commission is an All India Entrance Exam. To appear in SSC CGL 2020 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 according posts.

SSC CGL Educational Criteria

You need to follow a certain specified educational criteria to ensure your eligibility for the SSC CGL Exam 2020. Your candidature will be canceled if you fail to follow these 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

SSC CGL Age Criteria (as on January 01, 2020)

One of the most worrisome things before applying for an exam could be your eligibility for the posts.  In SSC CGL 2020 exam there are various posts which require different age limit criteria for different posts. The age limit criteria is counted as on January 01, 2020. There are different age criteria for different posts under the SSC CGL 2020 notification as indicated below:

PostDepartmentAge Limit
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant Accounts Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service 20 - 30 years
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway 20 - 30 years
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs 20 - 30 years
Assistant Section Officer AFHQ 20 - 30 years
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations 18 - 30 years
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations 20 - 30 years
Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant/ Superintendent Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Up to 30 years
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation 20 - 30 years
Inspector Posts Department of Post 18 - 30 years
Divisional Accountant Offices under CAG Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 18 - 27 years
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) Up to 30 years
Junior Statistical Office M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation Up to 32 years

SSC CGL Age-relaxation

SSC provides relaxation in the upper age limit to the candidates belonging to the reserved 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 2020 examination will 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 2020How to Apply Online

To apply for the SSC CGL 2020 exam, you first need to ensure that they are eligible for the post they wish to apply for. After ensuring the eligibility, it is very important to fill out the application from very carefully because any mistake can lead to disqualification from the SSC CGL 2020 exam. While filling the application you are advised to keep all the important documents with them such as 10th certificate, Aadhar card (valid ID card), scanned photograph, scanned signature etc. along with all the important documents required while filling the application form. To assist you with this we have provided step by step process below:

Please note that you can fill the SSC CGL online application form through online mode only however along with online mode,the payment of application fees can be done through offline mode (SBI Challan) also.

  • Step 1:You first need to visit the official website of SSC.
  • Step 2: After entering the website you need to register as a NEW USER. During the registration process user needs to enter his/her email ID, phone number and password.
  • Step 3: A system generated registration number and password will be sent to an email ID and mobile number given by the candidate at the time of registration. You are advised that for future use.
  • Step 4:Login to SSC website using your Registration details namely registration ID and password generated by the system.
  • Step 5:After log in, fill your personal details and educational details that are required in SSC CGL 2020 application form.
  • Step 6:After filing out the application from it is time to upload scanned photograph and signature as per the specifications in JPG/JPEG format.
  • Step 7:After completing the application form process, click on ‘submit’ Button and proceed to pay the application fee using net banking, debit card or e-challan of SBI Bank

SSC CGL Application Fee

You are required to submit the application fee once you fill all the required details in the application form. Without the submission of application fee, the SSC CGL 2020 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 No Fee

SSC CGL Exam Centre

SSC assigns various exam centers in different cities to conduct the SSC CGL online examination smoothly. SSC reserves the right to add / cancel any exam Centre and no request to change the Centre will be entertained. While applying for the SSC CGL 2020 examination, you  will have the option of choosing an examination Centre of your choice. You should note that while SSC gives an option of choosing an examination Centre, but it reserves the right to change the examination Centre in case of non-availability of seats. Following is the list of examination centers of SSC CGL 2020 exam.

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 Admit Card 2020

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. You can 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. of SSC CGL 2020 admit card will be sent by post/courier.

SSC CGL Previous Year Cut Offs

Before you start your preparation, you need to get an idea about last year's exam scenario. This will help you in planning for your SSC CGL 2020 exam preparation in a strategic way. Having the previous year exam cut-offs makes it very easy to judge the level of the exam and the pattern of the complete examination process. SSC CGL is a sought-after examination and thus the competition will also be good.  Check the SSC CGL 2020 previous year cut-offs below:

SSC CGL 2019 Tier-1 Cut-Off

List-1: Candidates qualified in Tier-1 for appearing in Tier-2 [Paper-1, Paper-2 and Paper-4{General Studies(Finance & Accounts)}]and Tier-3

CategoryCut-off MarksCandidates available
SC 156.73419 1576
ST 151.46077 780
OBC 172.76640 2904
EWS 175.31247 1202
UR 180.12237 2074*
OH 147.08520 149
HH 117.49075 141
Others-PWD 83.70627 125
Total 8951

* In addition to the UR candidates shown above, 71-SC, 19-ST, 1167-OBC, 727 EWS and 7 OH candidates qualifying at URcut-offhave been shown under their respective categories.

List-2: Candidates qualified in Tier-1 for appearing in Tier-2 [Paper-1, Paper-2 and Paper-3(Statistics)]and Tier-3

CategoryCut-off MarksCandidates available
SC 130.76651 3647
ST 119.99291 2020
OBC 154.87053 6032
EWS 152.03803 3315
UR 165.77474 3716*
OH 130.86331 166
HH 86.44781 181
VH 110.67982 204
Others-PWD 40.00000 110
Total 19391

* In addition to the UR candidates shownabove, 222-SC, 75-ST, 2704-OBC, 1488-EWS, 6-OH, 1-HH and 3-VHcandidates qualifying at URcut-offhave been shown under their respective categories.

Note: Only those candidates have been considered eligible forList-2 who have applied for the post(s)of JSO and/ orSIin their online Application Forms.

List-3: Candidates qualified in Tier-1 for appearing in Tier-2 (Paper-1 and Paper-2)and Tier-3

CategoryCut-off MarksCandidates available
SC 115.35401 22965
ST 104.91984 11737
OBC 135.95037 38714
EWS 135.04329 15183
UR 147.78606 25876*
ESM 89.29321 5758
OH 98.42808 2196
HH 40.00000 1761
VH 110.41208 664
Others-PWD 40.00000 425
Total 125279

* In addition to the UR candidates shown above, 3500-SC, 1074-ST, 21598-OBC, 8829-EWS, 145-ESM, 139-OH, 19-HH, 82-VH and 3-Others PwD candidates qualifying atURcut-offhave been shown under their respective categories

SSC CGL 2018 Tier-1 Cut-Off

List-I: Candidates qualified in Tier-1 for appearing in Tier-2 (Paper-1, Paper-2, Paper-4 (General Studies (Finance & Accounts) and Tier-3 

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-2: Candidates qualified in Tier-1 for appearing in Tier-2 (Paper-1, Paper- 2, Paper -3 (Statistics) & Tier 3 

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 – 3: Candidates qualified in Tier-1 for appearing in Tier-2 (Paper-1 & Paper-2 & Tier 3) 

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-1: Cut off marks (Out of 200) 

Categorycut-off
20162015201420132012
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-1 + Tier-2: Cut-off marks (out of 600)

CategoryInterview PostsNon-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
 

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SSC CGL Preparation Strategy 2020

SSC CGL 2020 exam requires systematic planning and a well-drafted preparation strategy. While preparing for SSC CGL 2020, 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 2020 being a much-awaited notification and preferred by many, needs extra attention when it comes to cracking the exam. You should gather complete information about 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.

Best SSC CGL Exam Books 2020 

A good preparation majorly depends on the quality of study material and therefore you should make sure that you study from the right books. There are various useful books available in the market for SSC CGL 2020 examination. Below is the table of the exam books you will need while preparing for SSC CGL 2020 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

SSC CGL Blogs

SSC CGL 2020 exam is one of the most sought after jobs for candidates looking to make a career in government sector. To secure a seat in the upcoming SSC CGL 2020 Exam you must not leave any stone unturned. Other than referring books (off-line or E-books) for the syllabus it is very important to take some extra updated information related to SSC CGL exam, Here, blogs come in work. We have provided links a lot of useful blogs related to SSC CGL exam which will help in you for SSC CGL 2020 exam. Below are some important blogs useful for the SSC CGL 2020 exam.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What is SSC CGL?

SSC CGL is a Combined Graduate Level Examination that recruits candidates for different posts in ministries/government offices.


Q2: Can Any Candidate apply for more than one post in SSC CGL?

Yes, you can set your preference and will get selection according to the marks.


Q3: What is the number of vacancies for SSC CGL 2018-19?

Vacancies for CGL 2018-19 are not yet published along with SSC CGL 2018 notification.


Q4: Can those students who are appearing in final year of graduation apply for any post in SSC CGL?

Yes, all those who are appearing or have just appeared in the final year of graduation can apply for any post in SSC CGL 2018-19. 


Q5: Can I upload the passport size photo and signature in any format?

No, you must upload the photo and signature only in JPG/JPEG format. The passport size photo should be between 30 to 50 kb and signature should be between 1 to 12 kb.


Q6: Is there any NEGATIVE MARKING in SSC CGL Exam?

Yes. Negative marking for wrong answers in SSC CGL Exam is 1/4th of the marks allotted to that question.


Q7: Do I need Aadhaar Card to register for SSC CGL?

No, Aadhar Card is not mandatory to register for SSC CGL.


Q8: SSC CGL 2018 -19 Exam is in ONLINE or OFFLINE mode?

SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam will be in online mode.


Q9: Is there SECTIONAL CUT-OFF in SSC CGL Exam?

No, there is no sectional cut-off in SSC CGL Exam.


Q10: What is the educational qualification for SSC CGL?

Candidate should hold a 'graduation' degree in any discipline from a recognized University.