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The Staff Selection Commission conducts a recruitment drive for Combined Graduate Level Exam every year to fill in various vacancies under the department of ministries and other Government Organizations. As the SSC CGL Recruitment 2019 is yet to begin, here are the complete details regarding the SSC CGL Notification, Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Exam dates, and many more.

Latest News About SSC CGL 2019:

  • October 03, 2019- SSC announced the CGL Notification Release date. SSC CGL Notification 2019 will be released on October 22, 2019.
  • The SSC CGL Application Form 2019 link will be active three days after the notification is released.
  • September 25, 2019- As per the latest Reports, SSC CGL 2019 Notification will be released on October 31, 2019. 
  • CGL is one such recruitment that has a large number of applicants every year. SSC CGL Salary and Job Profile is one of the main reasons for receiving the highest applications.
  • SSC offers good salary and secured job for their employees, hence every year there are lakhs of candidates applying for CGL Recruitment.
  • In this post, we take you through the deep information about how to apply online for SSC CGL Exam 2020, when is the exam held and many more. 

SSC CGL Recruitment 2019-20

The full form of CGL is the Combined Graduation Level Examination. SSC CGL Recruitment is conducted in 4 phases i.e., Preliminary Exam (Tier I), Main Exam (Tier II), Descriptive Test (Tier III) and Skill Test/ Proficiency Test/ Document Verification (Tier IV). Here is a table to highlight the important information about all the events related to SSC CGL 2019.

Exam Name SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level)
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
SSC CGL Official Website
Mode of Application Online at
Exam Type National Level Government Exam
Starting Date of Application Process November 22, 2019
Mode of SSC CGL Exam Computer Based Test (CBT) for Tier I and Tier II; Written Test for Tier III (Offline)
Phases in SSC CGl Exam Tier I- Prelims Tier II- Mains Tier III- Descriptive Paper Tier IV- Skill Test/ Proficiency Test

SSC CGL Notification 2019

The Staff Selection Commission will be releasing the SSC CGL Official Notification for the year 2019-20 Recruitment on their official website.

  • The Official Notification is an important document which gives complete information about the Recruitment.
  • It is suggested for all candidates to go through the SSC CGL Notification PDF thoroughly so that they are completely aware of the Selection Process, what is the exam pattern, and also how to fill the application form.
  • Candidates can either check or download their SSC CGL Notification 2019 in PDF format here.
  • Make sure you do not miss this opportunity and fill your SSC CGL Application Form 2020 before the last date.

Click Here to Check & Download SSC CGL Official Notification PDF 2019 (Link will be activated on October 22, 2019)

SSC CGL 2019 Apply Online

Candidates are required to apply through an online mode for SSC CGL. The process involves Registration, Filling the form, Uploading the required documents and payment of application fee for SSC CGL.

Online Registration --> Filling the Form --> Uploading of Documents --> Payment of Fee

Click Here to Fill SSC CGL 2019 Application Form (Link will be activated on October 25, 2019)

The application form for SSC CGL 2019 will be available on the official website from October 25, 2019. Given below are the steps to fill the application for SSC CGL 2019:

  1. Click on New Registration link for CGL on the official website of SSC.
  2. Fill in the personal details asked and enter the captcha to complete the registration part I.
  3. Post Registration, you receive registration number and password (date of birth)
  4. Log in again to complete the application process. Registration Part II window opens up.
  5. Enter the name of the center, exam center code, complete postal address, departmental status, preference of post, educational qualification and work experience.
  6. Verify all the details and click on "Submit"
  7. Upload your photograph (photo size: 4 Kb-12 Kb; photo format: JPEG) and signature (signature size: 1 Kb- 12 Kb; signature format: JPEG)
  8. Pay the application fee (INR 100) either in online mode (Credit/Debit or SBI Net Banking) or offline mode (SBI Challan)
  9. The SSC CGL Application Status can be checked directly on the Official website of SSC
  10. The elaborated details regarding the exam are given in SSC Online Notification
  11. SSC CGL Form Correction can be done by paying a certain fee.

SSC CGL Application Fee

Check the below table to know how much application fee needs to be paid for SSC CGL Exam 2019. Candidates can pay the application fee through online mode using Net-banking, Credit Card, Debit Card or Offline Mode (bank challan)

Category Application Fee
General (Male) Rs 100/-
SC/ST/OBC/Female Candidates No fee

SSC CGL Exam dates 2019-20

SSC holds the responsibility to plan and announce the exam dates for this recruitment. The finalized dates are mentioned in the SSC CGL Notification. The notification for SSC CGL 2019 will expectedly be released on October 22, 2019. Given below are the SSC CGL Exam Dates as per the recent notice on the official website. The SSC CGL Official Notification will be released on October 22, 2019. Candidates can start filling their Application Form from October 25, 2019.

Events Exam Dates
SSC CGL Notification Release Date October 22, 2019
Starting Date to fill Application form: November 22, 2019
Admit Card for SSC CGL Tier-1 Download February Last Week 2020
SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Date March 2-11, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-1 Result Date April 3rd week 2020
Admit Card for CGL Tier-2 Download June 2020
SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Date July 2020
CGL 2020 Result Date Announcement (Tier-2) August 2020
Tier-3 Exam Date November 2020
CGL Level-4 Test/Interview/ Computer Skill Test Yet to be notified

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SSC CGL 2019 Vacancy List: Check Category-Wise Vacancies

SSC will be releasing post-wise vacancy details in their SSC CGL 2019 Notification. To help all candidates get a glimpse of SSC CGL Vacancy List, here is the list of posts offers by SSC and expected post-wise vacancies. Compared to SSC CGL 2018, this year there are more than 9000 vacancies expected in various departments of CGL.

  • Income Tax Inspectors
  • Custom Examiner
  • Central Excise and Custom Inspectors
  • Custom Preventive Officer
  • Assistants in Ministries/ Departments, attached and the subordinate office of Govt. of India
  • Account/ Junior Accountant
  • Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC
  • Sub- Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics and CBI
  • The compiler in Registrar General of India
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.
  • Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDC in various offices of Govt. of India.
  • Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.

SSC CGL 2019 Expected Vacancy List

Here is the table showing expected SSC CGL Vacancies for 2019-20. Compared to SSC CGL Previous year Vacancy, this year there would be more than 9000 vacancies.

Group No. of Vacancies (2018) No. of Vacancies (2019) Expected
A 600 715
B 3608 3917
C 50 65
D 3876 4600
Total 8134 9000+

SSC CGL Post Preference 2019 

As there are numerous posts under combined Graduate Level posts, SSC has grouped them under different groups. Take a look at the below table to know the departments and posts under them. 

Group of Posts Name of Post
A Assistant Audit Officer Group ‘B’ Gazette (Non-Ministerial)
Assistant Accounts Officer Group ‘B’ Gazette (Non-Ministerial)
B Assistant Section Officer
Assistant/Superintendent t
Inspector of Income Tax
Inspector, (Central Exice)
Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Inspector (Examiner)
Asstt. Enforcement Officer
Inspector Post
Divisional Accountant
C Junior Statistical Officer
D Auditor
Accountant/Junior Accountant
Upper Division Clerk
Tax Assistant
Sub-Inspector (Narcotics) - 2400

SSC CGL Selection Process 2019

The SSC CGL Selection Process involves 4 stages i.e. Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and finally Tier 4.

  • Candidates who qualify in Tier 1, will be eligible to appear in Tier 2.
  • Candidates who qualify in Tier 2, will be eligible to appear in both Tier 3 and Tier 4.
  • Final Merit of SSC CGL will be based on cumulative marks of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3.
  • Tier 4 is of qualifying nature and mandatory for CSS / MEA / Tax Assistant Posts.

Candidates qualifying all these four stages will be eligible to get an appointment to their desired post.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2019-20

SSC selects or finds candidates eligible for a certain post considering the following eligibility criteria:

SSC CGL Age Limit

The age limit for SSC CGL 2019 varies for different posts. The minimum age to apply for the exam is 20 years while the maximum age is 32 years.

  • Age limit can be relaxed for 3 years for OBC and 5 years for SC/ST
  • Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates have an age relaxation of 10 years.
  • For PH- OBC, and PH-SC/ST, the age limit can be relaxed for 13 years and 15 years respectively.

Check the latest SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria for the revised age limit.

SSC CGL Age Relaxation- Department Wise Age Limit

Candidates can go through the following table to know the age relaxation for various departments and posts.

Department Post Age Limit
CSS Assistant Section Officer 20-30 Years
Narcotics Sub-Inspector 18-25 Years
Intelligence Bureau Assistant Section Officer <30 Years
CBI Sub-Inspector 20-30 Years
CBEC Tax Assistant 20-27 Years
M/o of Statistics & Prog. Implementation Junior Statistical Officer <32 Years
Directorate of Enforcement; Department of Revenue Assistant Section Officer Up to 30 Years
Other Departments All Other Posts 18-27 Years

SSC CGL Educational Qualifications

Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in any relevant discipline can apply for SSC CGL. Final year students can also apply for SSC CGL, however, it is a mandate to possess a provisional degree.

SSC CGL Salary & Job Profile 2019

SSC offers a high salary package for Combined Graduate Level posts. Every year there are a large number of candidates appearing for the CGL Exam. Go through the SSC CGL Salary and job profile to know how much employees are paid and what is the nature of their job.

  • The average grade pay is in the range of Rs 9300-Rs 34800/-.
  • Apart from gross salary, there are various other benefits and allowances like Dearness allowance, Transport allowance, and many more.
  • The salary package is categorized based on cities X, Y, and Z. This classification is done based on factors like Population, cost of living, and urbanization.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019

SSC CGL is conducted in four different stages: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4. The language of the question paper in both English and Hindi. Given below is the detailed SSC CGL Exam Pattern for All Tiers:

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

  • Tier 1 is conducted in online mode holding a weight of 200 marks. The duration of the exam is 60 minutes (80 minutes for PwD)
  • Tier 1 has 4 sections (General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension) each having 25 questions.
  • Each question holds a weight of 2 marks while negative marking of 0.5 marks is done for every incorrect answer.
Exam SSC CGL Tier 1 (Computer-based Test)
Number of Questions 100 questions
Duration 60 minutes
Total Marks 200 marks (+2 marks for the correct answer)
Negative Marking -0.5 Mark

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

  • Any candidate can appear for Tier II only after they qualify Tier I
  • Tier II is also conducted in online mode with 500 questions. The duration of the exam is 120 minutes (160 minutes for PwD)
  • Tier II has 4 sections namely Quantitative Abilities, English Language & Comprehension, Statistics and General Studies having 100, 200, 100 and 100 questions respectively.
  • Each correct answer is awarded 2 marks while the incorrect answer is marked negatively. For every incorrect answer, -1/2 mark is deducted.
Exam Name; Mode SSC CGL Tier 2; Online
Number of Questions 500 questions
Sections Quantitative Abilities, English, Statistics and General Studies
Duration 120 minutes
Total Marks 400 marks
Negative Marking -1/2 mark

SSC CGL Tier 1 Mock test Series

SSC CGL Tier 1 Mock Test Series

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern

  • SSC CGL Tier 3 is conducted in offline mode (pen and paper mode).
  • It is a descriptive paper in English or Hindi.
  • The exam involves the writing of essay or precis writing/ letter or application
  • This exam holds a weight of 100 marks.
  • The duration of the exam is 60 minutes (80 minutes for PwD)

 SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern

  • Tier 4 is either a Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), DEST or Document Verification.
  • For Assistant Section Officer in CSS and MEA Post, Tier 4 is a computer proficiency test.
  • For Tax Assistant Post, Tier 4 is a data entry skill test.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2019

The syllabus for SSC CGL varies for all the Tiers since they have different subjects. For the common subjects, the syllabus topics are similar. Candidates must check SSC CGL Syllabus for SSC Syllabus 2019 PDF download

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

The topics or sections asked in Tier 1 are as follows:

  • Quantitative Aptitude: Trigonometry, Profit and loss, Algebra and Geometry
  • Reasoning Ability: Syllogism, Analogy, Classification/ Odd one out and Figure Problems
  • English Comprehension: Synonym/Antonym, One-word Substitution, Spotting errors
  • General Awareness: General Science, Constitution, History, and Geography

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus

Given below are the important topics asked in SSC CGL Tier 2:

  • Quant- Focus more on Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, and Trigonometry.
  • English: Focus on Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, One-word Substitution, sentence correction, idioms & phrases.
  • Statistics: Focus on probability, variance analysis, a measure of central tendency and sampling theory
  • General Studies: Finance and accounts, Economics and Governance

SSC CGL Tier 3 Syllabus

This exam is majorly for the candidates who are interested or have applied for the post of Statistical Investigator Grade-II and Compiler.

SSC CGL Tier 4 Syllabus

Given below is the syllabus for Tier 4 exam in SSC CGL:

  • DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), DEST Exam through SSC CGL 2019 exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer. A candidate is required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.
  • CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): Word Processing, Spread Sheets and Generation of slides are the three modules that are important for this exam and the commission demands a candidate to be proficient in it for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner)

SSC CGL Admit Card 2019

SSC releases the region-wise admit card on the official website 10-15 days before the exam. The admit card for different tiers will be released separately. SSC CGL Admit Card 2019 will be released a week before the Tier 1 exam. Candidates need to follow the steps given below to download SSC CGL Admit Card.

Visit Official Website --> Click on Admit Card Download LInk --> Enter Login Credentials --> Download & Take Printout

  1. Visit the regional website of the selected location and click on the link provided to download the admit card
  2. Enter registration ID/ Roll No./ Name along with password/ date of birth
  3. Click on "Search Status" to download the admit card.
  4. Print multiple copies after checking all the details on the SSC CGL Admit Card.

Errors in SSC CGL Admit Card 2019

In case of errors or non-receipt of SSC CGL Admit Card, contact concerned Regional/ Sub-regional office. Proof of application or printed copy of the SSC CGL application form must be submitted along with the request.

SSC CGL Preparation 2019

The candidates who are attempting SSC Registration must go through the SSC CGL Exam Pattern and Syllabus at least once. The candidates can check out the following tips to prepare for the SSC CGL Exam 2019:

  • Firstly, candidates must have a proper schedule to study every day
  • Secondly, the students must keep themselves updated with the current affairs regularly
  • Reading the newspaper regularly will help a lot in the GK section
  • Also, the candidates should work on improving their English Grammar and Vocabulary by learning new words every day
  • Moreover, they must practice the Maths section from the best-rated books
  • Even more, the students must solve a different kind of Puzzles daily to improve Reasoning
  • Besides that, the aspirants should understand and practice Maths formulas rather than cramming
  • The candidates must practice at least 1 Mock Test per day. It will help them get better and better

Follow the detailed SSC CGL Preparation Tips by experts to excel in all the stages of the CGL Exam 2019.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Mock test Series

SSC CGL Tier 2 Mock Test Series

SSC CGL preparation Books 2019

For preparation to be successful, studying from the right book is very important. Here is the list of books to be referred for proper preparation. 

Subject Author/Book Name

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension - By Arun Sharma

General Intelligence

Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal

General Awareness

Manorama Yearbook 2019

Check out SSC CGL Best Books to know more recommended books by experts.

SSC CGL Previous Year Question Papers

Along with studying from the recommended books by experts, it is suggested to solve SSC CGL Previous Year Question Papers during the revision period.

  • Practicing previous year exam questions can help in analyzing what is the difficulty level of the paper.
  • Candidates can estimate which type of question can appear in the upcoming exam. 
  • Taking up one question at a time and solving using a timer can help in improving the candidate's speed and accuracy.
  • This way candidates can learn how to manage time during the examination.

SSC CGL Cut off 2019

The SSC CGL Tier Cut off is created after considering the following factors:

  • The total number of candidates appearing for the exam.
  • Total number of vacancies issued for 2018
  • Region-Wise vacancies issued for 2018
  • Complexity Level of the exam
  • Trends for the past 3 years

Given below is a glimpse of SSC CGL Cut off. Check the expected cut off here for all stages while the official cut off marks will be released along with results.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Cut Off Marks 2018

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam was conducted in the month of June 2018. SSC released category wise cut off marks in order to filter out candidates for the Tier 2 Examination. Around 1.7 lakh candidates appeared for SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2018. SSC released the following cut off marks along with the results to filter out candidates for the Tier 3 Exam.

Category SSC CGL Tier 1 Cut Off Marks SSC CGL Tier 2 Cut Off Marks
General 146.50 442
OBC 135.50 405
SC 123.50 362
ST 114.50 336
ExM - 290
OH - 318
HH - 215

SSC CGL Normalization 2019

The Staff Selection Commission conducts all the examinations in multiple shifts. For a fair assessment and Selection process, SSC has announced the normalization method through SSC CGL Notification 2019. 

  • As there are large number of candidates appearing for CGL exam and the difficulty level of the paper differs
  • Using the Normalization formula, SSC will be calculating the final score of candidates who have appeared for CGL Exams. 
  • Hence, in all the examinations conducted by SSC, the raw marks obtained by the candidates will be converted to normalized marks for fair assessment and selection process. 
  • The final scores of candidates are normalized by using the below formula.

SSC CGL Normalization Formula

SSC CGL Result 2019

SSC will announce the result for the Tier 1 exam on the official website. The result for SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1 will be released a month after the exam. Given below are the steps to check SSC CGL Result 2019:

  • Visit their official site i.e.
  • Click on the Results Tab in the top menu.
  • A list of Entrance exams conducted by SSC along with their result status will be displayed on the screen. Click on the CGL Tab.
  • Click on the “Click Here” button in the right column to check your results.
  • A PDF file bearing the list of selected candidates of the respective tier will be downloaded on your system.

SSC CGL Recruitment 2018-19

The SSC CGL 2018 Notification was released in the month of May 2018. There were a large number of candidates who registered for the CGL Examination.

  • The SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam 2018-19 is scheduled to be conducted on December 12, 2019. 
  • Candidates who qualify the Tier 2 Exam will be eligible for Tier 3. 
  • A total of 8.36 lakh candidates appeared for SSC CGL Tier 1 exam 2019, out of which only 1.7 lakh candidates got qualified for SSC CGL Tier 2 exam.

SSC CGL Exam Dates 2018-19

Check the previous year SSC CGL Important events and their corresponding dates. 

Events Dates
SSC CGL 2018 Online Application 5th May to 4th June 2018
SSC CGL 2018 Tier-I Exam Date 04th June to 19th June 2019
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date 11th September to 13th September 2019 (CBE)*
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date (Des) 29th December 2019 (MORNING)
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date To be notified later

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Q. Is Tier 3 compulsory in SSC CGL?

A. Staff Selection Commission mandates each stage of CGL. Candidates have to appear for all the stages in the exam to qualify for the desired post.

Thus, Tier 3 is compulsory in SSC CGL. No stage including Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 or Tier 4 can be skipped. Absence of any candidate in any of these stages reduces their chance of selection.

Q. I am in my final year. Can I give SSC CGL exam?

A. Yes. If the candidate can manage a provisional degree, they can apply. Otherwise, the candidates must have their official graduation degree to be eligible to give this exam

Q. I have a diploma. Can I also apply for the SSC CGL exam?

A. No. Diploma holders are NOT eligible for the SSC CGL exam. The candidate must be a graduate.

When will the Notification for SSC CGL 2020 be released?

As per the latest SSC Calendar, the Notification for SSC CGL 2020 will be released on October 22, 2019.

Q. Is there any interview in SSC CGL?

A. No, there is no interview conducted in SSC CGL Exam. According to the new recruitment, Interview is replaced by the descriptive examination of 100 marks also known as Tier III exam. 

Q. How many attempts are there in SSC CGL?

A. There is no such limited number of attempts for SSC CGL, however, if candidates satisfying the eligibility, can take up SSC CGL Exam how many ever times they wish to.

Q. What is the total time duration for SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination?

A. SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam is conducted for 60 minutes.

Will there be any Sectional Timings for Tier 1 Examination?

A. No, there will not be any sectional timings, however, there is a total of 60 minutes for completing the entire 100 questions.

Q. Can I crack SSC CGL Exam in first attempt?

A. Yes you can crack SSC CGL Exam in first attempt if you are following the Preparation Tips by experts and studying all the topics with complete dedication.

Q. What is SSC CGL Exam?

A. SSC CGL is a Combined Graduate Level Exam that is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission. 

Q. Which Date of Birth will be valid for SSC CGL Application?

A. Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate available on the date of submission of application will be accepted.

Q. Can I fill the application form offline?

A. No. you have to fill the application form only through Online. 

Q. Is Aadhar Card mandatory to fill SSC CGL Application form?

A. No, it is not mandatory to provide Aadhar Card to register for SSC CGL Exam.

Which is the best post in SSC CGL?

Income Tax Inspector is the best post under SSC CGL due to its high paid salary and good job profile.

What is the In-hand salary of SSC CGL ITI (Income Tax Inspector) in 2019?

The In-hand salary of a Income Tax Inspector is Rs 59,357/- which includes Basic salary and various allowances like Dearness Allowances and Transport Allowances.




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