SSC CGL FAQs 2018 – Resolve your doubts…

SSC CGL FAQs 2018 - Resolve your doubts...

 SSC CGL FAQs 2018 – Frequently Asked Questions about SSC CGL exam and application procedure.


Staff Selection Commission conducts various exams every year for different posts in different ministries & government offices. As an aspirant, you may be having several questions regarding SSC CGL exam, application procedure, etc. Here, we have made our best effort to answer all the possible SSC CGL FAQs.  If you have any other query other than these, do let us know in the comments section below. We’ll include those too here and try to help the several others who may be having the same query as you. Scroll down to read all the queries and solutions.

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SSC CGL FAQs & Answers

Qs 1. What is SSC CGL?

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

Qs 2. What is the SSC CGL age limit?

⇒Let us see the age limit criteria for each post;

  • Inspector (CBN), Auditor (c&AG) – 18 to 27 years
  • Assistant Section Officer (CSS, Railway, External Affairs, AFHQ), Sub Inspector (CBI) – 20 to 30 years
  • Inspector (CBEC), Assistant Audit Officer (IAA under CAG), Assistant Section Officer (IB), Income Tax Inspector (CBDT) – Not above 30 years
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer, Sub Inspector (NIA) – Not above 30 years
  • Junior Statistical Officer (M/O Statistics & Programming Implementation) – Not above 32 years

However, age relaxation rules apply for the reserved category candidates. To know the detailed SSC CGL Eligibility, Read article on SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

Qs 3. What should be my educational qualification for SSC CGL?

⇒You should hold a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University. For some specific posts, additional qualification is required. You can check that in the upcoming CGL notification.

Qs 4. How will I know if I am eligible to sit for the SSC CGL exam?

⇒If you fulfill the age limit criteria and educational qualification requirement, half the job is done. In addition, you need to be a citizen of India and be medically fit to be 100% eligible for the posts.

Qs 5. Is there any criteria of minimum percentage required to apply for SSC CGL exam?

⇒No, there is no minimum percentage or marks that you need to score in the degree exam.

Qs 6. I am studying in the last year of my college. Can I apply?

⇒Yes, definitely. However, your mark-sheet should be provided before 1st September 2018.

Qs 7. Can I fill the application form online?

⇒Yes, you need to fill the form online. There is no offline method available. To know more about the application process, Read article on SSC CGL Application form

Qs 8. Do I need Aadhaar Card to register for SSC CGL?

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

Qs 9. 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.

Qs 9. What should be the size of the scanned copy of photograph and signature?

⇒The scanned copy of the passport size photo should be between 30 to 50 kb. And the scanned copy of the signature should be between 1 to 12 kb.

Qs 10. Can I pay the application fee online?

⇒Yes, you can pay the application fee online. You need to generate a challan online and then, visit a nearby bank in order to submit it.

Qs 11. What is the the application fee amount?

⇒Application fee amount is Rs. 100-/ not refundable once paid. No application fee is required for SC/ST/female category.

Qs 12. Which category is not entitled to pay any application fee?

⇒The candidates who belong to ST, candidates who are physically handicapped, Ex-servicemen and women candidates are not entitled to pay application fees.

Qs 13. What are the SSC CGL important dates?

⇒CGL 2018 Notification was published on 5th May 2018 and application process can be completed on or before 4th June 2018. Tier-I Exam is scheduled to be conducted from 25th July to 20th Aug 2018. To know in detail Exam date for SSC CGl 2018, Read article on SSC CGL Exam date.

Qs 14. Did SSC declare any new posts in these last few years? If yes, what is the name of the post?

⇒Yes, a new post was introduced by SSC CGL which is Assistant Accounts Officer with grade pay of 4800.

Qs 15. Is the SSC CGL Tier I exam qualifying in nature?

⇒No, its marks are added to prepare the final merit list.

Qs 16. What is the number of vacancies for SSC CGL 2018?

⇒Vacancy for CGL 2018 is yet not published along with SSC CGL 2018 notification.

Qs 17. Is it compulsory to apply for SSC CGL Tier II Paper 3 (Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler) and Paper 4 (Assistant Audit Officer)) as I have my name in the list?

⇒No, it is not compulsory. The SSC Tier II conducts total 4 papers in which paper 1 (Quantitative Aptitude) and paper 2 (English) are mandatory for all the posts whereas paper 3 and paper 4 are optional. If you have applied for posts of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler and Assistant Audit Officer, then you can appear for paper 3 and paper 4.

Qs 18. If I have appeared for paper III statistics and unable to qualify, won’t I get any of the posts?

⇒It is not an issue. If you are not able to pass in paper III, SSC will consider you for other posts as per your eligibility.

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