SSC CGL 2020

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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 the number of 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 2020 notification has been released and the SSC CGL  2020 Tier 1 exam will be conducted from May 29, 2021, to June 07, 2021. Before proceeding further, let's have a look at the highlights of the SSC CGL 2020 exam.

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 December 29, 2020 to
Last date to fill SSC CGL Exam Form January 31, 2021
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Exam Date May 29 to June 07 2021
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Exam Result To be notified later
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Exam Marks Release Date To be notified later
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Score Card Availability To be notified later
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 2 (Descriptive Paper) To be notified later
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 and Math) and 1 hour
for Tier- 3
Official Website http://ssc.nic.in/

SSC CGL Notification 2020 - 2021

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released its official SSC CGL notification 2021SSC CGL notification contains all the relevant information regarding the exam like eligibility criteria, age limit, nationality, and exam dates. 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 Exam 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 Pattern 2020

The online exam of SSC CGL  2020- 2021 consists 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 prepare in the best possible way, you should have complete information related to the exam. Take a good look at the SSC CGL 2020 Exam pattern before you start your preparation.

SSC CGL 2020 Selection Procedure: 

The SSC CGL 2020 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 SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 exam consists of four sections that are assigned equal marks and 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 worry about the timings but need to focus on the number of attempts and accuracy. The detailed SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is 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. Tier 2 of the SSC CGL Exam will consist of four papers. You will have to attempt the papers according to the posts applied by you.  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 qualifying for SSC CGL Tier 2, the next step is to appear for Tier 3 of the 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 in nature. 60 minutes is the total time duration allotted for the exam. 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) 100 1 hour

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern 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 require these two skills. Please note that this is not applicable to all the candidates.

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 into 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 SSC CGL syllabus in detail below:

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

The Preliminary exam (Tier 1) of SSC CGL 2020 exam is of 60 minutes duration, with four major subjects - 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. Please note that there is 'no sectional cut-off' and the overall score will be considered for selection. Detailed SSC CGL Tier 1 syllabus can be inferred from below:

SectionTopics
General Intelligence & Reasoning Analogies, Similarities and Differences, Space Visualization, Spatial Orientation, Problem Solving, Analysis, Judgment, Decision Making, Visual Memory, Discrimination, Observation, Relationship Concepts, Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification, Arithmetic Number Series, Non-verbal Series, Coding And Decoding, Statement Conclusion, Syllogistic Reasoning, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & De-coding, Numerical Operations, Symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing Inferences, Punched Hole/ Pattern- Folding & Un-folding, Figural Pattern-folding And Completion, Indexing, Address Matching, Date & City Matching, Classification Of Centre Codes/ Roll Numbers, Small &Amp; Capital Letters/ Numbers Coding, Decoding and Classification, Embedded Figures, Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence
General Awareness Current Events, India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research
Quantitative Aptitude Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Relationships Between Numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square Roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and Distance, Time & Work, Basic Algebraic Identities of School Algebra & Elementary Surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and Its Various Kinds of Centres, Congruence and Similarity of Triangles, Circle and Its Chords, Tangents, Angles Subtended By Chords of a Circle, Common Tangents to Two or More Circles, 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, Standard Identities, Complementary Angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram,Frequency Polygon, Bar Diagram & Pie Chart
English Language Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

If you qualify SSC CGL 2020 Tier-1 exam, you will be called for the Tier 2 exam. SSC CGL Tier 2 exam syllabus contains two sections namely Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The difficulty level of the 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. Subjects like Statistics, Finance, and Accounts will be asked.  Refer to the table below to note down the SSC CGL syllabus:

SectionTopics
Quantitative Aptitude Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Relationships Between Numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square Roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and Distance, Time & Work, Basic Algebraic Identities of School Algebra & Elementary Surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and Its Various Kinds of Centres, Congruence and Similarity of Triangles, Circle and Its Chords, Tangents, Angles Subtended By Chords of a Circle, Common Tangents to Two or More Circles, 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, Standard Identities, Complementary Angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram,Frequency Polygon, Bar Diagram & Pie Chart
English Language & Comprehension Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms, Antonyms, Spelling/ Detecting Misspelled Words, Idioms & Phrases, One Word Substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect Narration, Shuffling of Sentence Parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a Passage, Cloze Passage & Comprehension Passage
Statistics
  • Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary Data, Methods of Data Collection; Tabulation of Data; Graphs and Charts; Frequency Distributions; Diagrammatic Presentation of Frequency Distributions
  • Measures of Central Tendency - Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition Values- Quartiles, Deciles, Percentiles.
  • Measures of Dispersion- Common Measures Dispersion – Range, Quartile Deviations, Mean Deviation and Standard Deviation; Measures of Relative Dispersion
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their Relationship; Meaning of Skewness and Kurtosis; different measures of Skewness and Kurtosis.
  • Correlation and Regression – Scatter Diagram; Simple Correlation Coefficient; Simple Regression Lines; Spearman’s rank Correlation; Measures of Association of Attributes; Multiple Regression; Multiple and Partial Correlation (For three variables only).
  • Probability Theory – Meaning of Probability; Different Definitions of Probability; Conditional Probability; Compound Probability; Independent Events; Bayes’ Theorem.
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random Variable; Probability Functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).
  • Sampling Theory – Concept of Population and Sample; Parameter and Statistic, Sampling and Non-Sampling Errors; Probability and Nonprobability Sampling Techniques (Simple Random Sampling, Stratified Sampling, Multistage Sampling, Multiphase Sampling, Cluster Sampling, Systematic Sampling, Purposive Sampling, Convenience Sampling and Quota Sampling); Sampling Distribution (Statement only); Sample Size Decisions.
  • Statistical Inference - Point Estimation and Interval Estimation, Properties of a good Estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments Method, Maximum likelihood method, Least Squares Method), Testing of Hypothesis, Basic Concept of Testing, Small Sample and Large Sample Tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F Statistic, Confidence Intervals.
  • Analysis of Variance - Analysis of one-way Classified Data and two way classified data.
  • Time Series Analysis - Components of Time Series, Determinations of Trend Component by Different Methods, Measurement of Seasonal Variation by Different Methods.
  • Index Numbers - Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the Construction of Index Numbers, Types of Index Number, Different Formulae, Base Shifting and Splicing of Index Numbers, Cost of Living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.
General Studies (Finance and Economics)
  • Fundamental Principles and Basic Concept of Accounting:
    • Financial Accounting: Nature and Scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
    • Basic Concepts of Accounting: Single and Double Entry, Books of Original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, Ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit Organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.
  • Economics and Governance
    • Comptroller & Auditor General of India - Constitutional provisions, Role and Responsibility. Finance Commission - Role and Functions.
    • Basic Concept of Economics and Introduction to Micro Economics: Definition, Scope and Nature of Economics, Methods of Economic Study and Central Problems of an Economy and Production Possibilities Curve.
    • Theory of Demand and Supply: Meaning and Determinants of Demand, Law of Demand and Elasticity of Demand, Price, Income and Cross Elasticity; Theory of Consumer’s Behaviour Marshallian Approach and Indifference Curve Approach, Meaning and Determinants of Supply, Law of Supply and Elasticity of Supply.
    • Theory of Production and Cost: Meaning and Factors of Production; Laws of Production- Law of Variable Proportions and Laws of Returns to Scale.
    • Forms of Market and Price Determination in different Markets: Various Forms of Markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly and Price Determination in these Markets.
  • Indian Economy
    • Nature of the Indian Economy Role of Different Sectors Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their Problems and Growth
    • National Income of India-Concepts of National Income, Different Methods of Measuring National Income.
    • Population- Its Size, Rate of Growth and its Implication on Economic Growth.
    • Poverty and Unemployment- Absolute and Relative Poverty, Types, Causes and Incidence of Unemployment.
    • Infrastructure- Energy, Transportation, Communication.
    • Economic Reforms in India: Economic Reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.
  • Money and Banking
    • Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/ RRB/ Payment Banks.
    • Budget and Fiscal Deficits and Balance of Payments.
    • Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003. Role of Information Technology in Governance.
    • Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level.

SSC CGL Tier 3 Syllabus

SSC CGL Tier 3 exam consists of a Descriptive test where you are judged on your writing skills. Please note that SSC CGL Tier 3 exam is bilingual in nature which means you have to write letters, essays, and applications in either Hindi or 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 that will be applicable to only certain posts. Note the details of the test from the table given below:

Date Entry Speed Test (DEST)Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)
  • For the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax): Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.
  • The “Data Entry Speed Test” Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. This test will be of qualifying nature
Word Processing, Spread Sheet, Generation of Slides

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 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/ Assistant Accounts Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute OR Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.
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 at deegre level
All Other Posts Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

SSC CGL Age Criteria

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 that require different age limit criteria for different posts. 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 Ministry of Railway 20-30 years
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs 20-30 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/ Superintendent Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector, (Central Excise) CBIC Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Inspector (Examiner)
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
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Not exceeding 30 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 exam is explained in the table given below:

CategoryAge-relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD (Unreserved) 10 years
PwD+OBC 13 years
PwD+SC/ ST 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (EXM) 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
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
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
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

SSC CGL  Exam Dates 2020 - 2021

The SSC CGL notification 2021 contains all the relevant information related to the exam such as eligibility criteria, exam dates, and exam syllabus. SSC CGL Tier 1 examination is going to be held from May 29, 2021, to June 07, 2021.  Complete details of SSC CGL 2020 exam dates are provided in a tabular form below:

SSC CGL Exam Dates 2020 - 2021

EventsTentative Dates
Official notification release date December 29, 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Application Start Date December 29, 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Application End Date January 31, 2021
Last date and time for making online fee payment February 02, 2021
Last date and time for generation of offline Challan February 04, 2021
Last date and time for generation of offline Challan February 06, 2021
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1(CBE) Exam Date May 29 to June 07, 2021
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Exam Result To be notified later
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Exam Marks Release Date To be notified later
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Score Card Availability To be notified later
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 2(CBE) Exam Date To be notified later
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 3(Des) To be notified later
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 4 To be notified later

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 Salary 2020

SSC CGL is one of the most sought-after & awaited jobs which rewards its employees generously. One of the key reasons candidates prefer to work under SSC is because along with a handsome salary, it also provides allowances with 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:

PostMinistry/ Department/ Office/ CadreClassification of PostsSalary
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG Group “B” Gazetted (Non Ministerial) Pay Level-8 (Rs 47600 to 151100)
Assistant Accounts Officer
Assistant Section officer Central Secretariat Service Group “B” Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)
Assistant Section officer Intelligence Bureau
Assistant Section officer Ministry of Railway
Assistant Section officer Ministry of External Affairs
Assistant Section Officer AFHQ
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations
Assistant
Assistant Section Officer
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group “C”
Inspector, (Central Excise) CBIC Group “B”
Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Inspector (Examiner)
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation
Inspector Posts Department of Post
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics
Assistant Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations Group “B” Pay Level-6 (Rs 35400 to 112400)
Assistant/ Superintendent
Divisional Accountant Offices under C&AG
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA)
Junior Statistical Officer M/o statistics & Prog. Implementation
Auditor Offices under C&AG Group “C” Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300)
Auditor Officer Under C&AG
Auditor Other Ministries/Dept.
Accountant Officer under C&AG
Accountant / Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Dept.
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks Central Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadres Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100)
Tax Assistant CBDT
Tax Assistant CBIC
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics

SSC CGL Vacancy 2020

SSC has announced around 6500+ vacancies for SSC CGL 2020 exam. The total number of vacancies for SSC CGL 2020 exam post wise will be updated here soon. You need to give your best for whichever post you have applied for. You can have an idea of the number of  SSC CGL 2020 vacances with the video provided below:

PostTentative Vacancies and Reservation
Group ‘B’ Gazetted 250
Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted 3513
Group ‘C’ 2743
Total 6506

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 and Reserved category candidates are exempted from SSC CGL application fee. Check details below:

CategoryApplication Fee
Unreserved/OBC Rs. 100
Women/SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/Pwd No Fee

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 Admit Card 2020

The Centre, venue address, date and time' for both online Preliminary and online Mains examinations and Interviews 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 SSC CGL 2020 admit card will be sent by post/courier.

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.

SSC CGL 2020 : How to Apply Online

To apply for the SSC CGL 2020 exam, you first need to ensure that they are eligible for the post you wish to apply for. After ensuring the eligibility, it is very important to fill out the application form 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, and scanned signature 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 the SSC website using your registration ID and password generated by the system.
  • Step 5:After log in, fill in your personal details and educational details that are required in SSC CGL 2020 application form.
  • Step 6:After filing out the application form it is time to upload a scanned photograph and signature as per the specifications in JPG/JPEG format.
  • Step 7:After completing the application form process, click on the ‘Submit’ Button and proceed to pay the application fee using net banking, debit card or e-challan of SBI Bank

Best SSC CGL Books 2020

A good preparation primarily depends on the quality of study material and therefore you should make sure that you study from the useful 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
Quantitative Aptitude 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 the 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 the SSC CGL exam, Here, blogs help. We have provided links a lot of useful blogs related to the SSC CGL exam which will help you for the SSC CGL 2020 exam. Below are some important blogs useful for the SSC CGL 2020 exam.

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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, and more. There are basically two types of posts Grade B and Grade C under which various designations from various ministries fall. One such post is the post of Assistant Audit officer which is a Grade B Gazetted post, it comes under the Indian Audit account and the department under C & AG. Candidates can visit the official website to have detailed knowledge about the SSC CGL Job Profile.

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 in case of non-availability of seats will be entertained. While applying to the SSC CGL 2020 examination, you will have the option of choosing an examination centre no request to change the Centre. SSC gives an option of choosing an examination Centre but it also reserves the right to change the examination centre 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 Bhagalpur(3201), Darbhanga (3202), Muzaffarpur(3205), Patna(3206), Purnea (3209), Agra(3001), Bareilly (3005), Gorakhpur (3007), Jhansi (3008), Kanpur(3009), Lucknow(3010), Meerut(3011), Prayagraj(3003), Varanasi(3013) Central Region (CR)/ Bihar and Uttar Pradesh Regional Director (CR), Staff Selection Commission, 34-A, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Civil lines, Kendriya Sadan, Prayagraj – 211001. (http://www.ssc-cr.org)
2 Port Blair (4802), Ranchi(4205), Balasore(4601), Berhampore(Odisha) (4602), Bhubaneshwar(4604), Cuttack(4605), Dhenkenal(4611), Rourkela(4610), Sambalpur(4609), Gangtok(4001), Hooghly (4418), Kolkata(4410), Siliguri(4415) 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 Kavaratti (9401), Belagavi (9002), Bengaluru (9001), Hubballi (9011), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) (9005), Mangaluru (9008), Mysuru (9009), Shivamogga (9010), Udupi (9012). Ernakulam (9213), Kannur (9202), Kollam (9210), Kottayam (9205), Kozhikode (9206), Thrissur (9212), Thiruvananthapuram (9211). 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), Gwalior(6005), Indore (6006), Jabalpur (6007), Satna (6014), Sagar (6015), Ujjain (6016), Bilaspur (6202), Raipur (6204), Durg-Bhilai (6205) Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)/ Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, 5th Floor, Investment Building, LIC Campus-2, Pandri, Raipur, 16 Chhattisgarh-492004 (www.sscmpr.org)
5 Itanagar(5001), Dibrugarh(5102), Guwahati(Dispur)(5105), Jorhat(5107), Silchar(5111), Dimapur (5301), Kohima(5302), hillong(5401), Imphal(5501), Churachandpur(5502), Ukhrul(5503), Agartala(5601), Aizwal(5701) North Eastern Region (NER)/ Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. Regional Director (NER), Staff Selection Commission, Housefed Complex, Last Gate, Beltola-Basistha Road, P.O. Assam Sachivalaya, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam-781006 (www.sscner.org.in)
6 Dehradun(2002), Haldwani(2003), Haridwar(2005), Roorkee(2006), Delhi(2201), Ajmer(2401), Alwar(2402), Bharatpur(2403), Bikaner(2404), Jaipur(2405), Jodhpur(2406), Kota(2407), Sriganganagar(2408), Udaipur(2409), Sikar(2411) Northern Region (NR)/ Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 (www.sscnr.net.in)
7 Chandigarh/Mohali(1601), Hamirpur(1202), Shimla(1203), Jammu(1004), Leh(1005), Samba (1010), Srinagar(J&K)(1007), Jalandhar(1402), Ludhiana(1405), Patiala(1403), Amritsar(1404) North Western Sub-Region (NWR)/ Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Punjab Dy. Director (NWR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Ground Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, handigarh-160009 (www.sscnwr.org)
8 Chirala(8011), Guntur(8001), Kakinada (8009), Kurnool(8003), Nellore (8010), Rajahmundry(8004), Tirupati(8006), Vizianagaram(8012), Vijaywada(8008), Vishakhapatnam(8007), Puducherry(8401), Chennai(8201), Coimbatore(8202), Madurai(8204), Salem(8205), Tiruchirapalli(8206), Tirunelveli(8207), Vellore (8208), Hyderabad(8601), Karimnagar (8604), Warangal(8603) Southern Region (SR)/ Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Regional Director (SR), Staff Selection Commission, 2nd Floor, EVK Sampath Building, DPI Campus, College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600006 (www.sscsr.gov.in)
9 Panaji(7801), Ahmedabad(7001), Anand(7011), Gandhinagar(7012), Mehsana(7013), Rajkot(7006), Surat(7007), Vadodara(7002), Amravati(7201), Aurangabad(7202), Jalgaon(7214), Kolhapur(7203), Mumbai(7204), Nagpur(7205), Nanded (7206), Nashik(7207), Pune(7208) Western Region (WR)/ Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra Regional Director (WR), Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, South Wing, Pratishtha Bhawan, 01, Maharshi Karve Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020 (www.sscwr.net)

SSC CGL Useful Videos

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:  

What is SSC CGL?

A:  

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?

A:  

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?

A:  

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?

A:  

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?

A:  

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?

A:  

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?

A:  

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


Q8:  

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

A:  

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


Q9:  

Is there SECTIONAL CUT-OFF in SSC CGL Exam?

A:  

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


Q10:  

What is the educational qualification for SSC CGL?

A:  

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




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