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The Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Graduate Level Exam every year to fill in various vacancies under the department of ministries and other Government Organizations. Aspirants can go through the complete details regarding the SSC CGL 2020 Notification Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Exam schedule, and many more.

SSC CGL Latest News

Revised Skill Test Pattern 

The SSC CGL Tier 4 Pattern has been revised. As the fourth stage of CGL is scheduled on December 18 - 19, 2020, candidates must note that the print out of the typed text will not be taken after skill test. Candidates for English Typing Test/DEST are advised to choose English as their option. Check SSC CGL Exam Pattern

New Exam Schedule Released for Tier 2

The exam dates for SSC CGL Tier 2 has been revised. Candidates appearing for the Tier 2 need to make a note that the new exam date is from November 15 to 18, 2020. Check Latest News

Notice Regarding Skill Test

As per the latest notice released by the Staff Selection Commission, the SSC CGL Skill Test would be held in the month of December 2020. The exam date of the skill test will be notified soon by the commission. Check Official Notice for more information.

General Instructions for CBT Released 

SSC released the exam day instructions for the upcoming Tier 2 Exam which is scheduled from November 2 - 11, 2020. Candidates appearing for the exam need to follow the new SSC CGL Exam Day Instructions introduced by the commission for safe conduction of the exam.

Tentative CGL Exam Calendar Released

Staff Selection Commission released the tentative exam calendar for the period (01-10-2020 to 31-08-2021). Check the SSC Exam Calendar PDF and know the complete schedule. 

New Notification for CGL to be Released Soon

As per the previous SSC Calendar, the new SSC CGL 2020 notification PDF 2020-21 will be released anytime soon not the official website of SSC. Aspirants willing to apply for the exam can stay tuned for more information and apply online. 

Result Date Announced for SSC CGL 2018 Tier 3

In recent news, SSC released the result date for the third stage of the CGL 2018 Exam. The SSC CGL Result for Tier 3 2018 exam will be released on October 04, 2020, on the official website of SSC. 

Announcement of Tier 3 Exam Date

SSC released the official notice on 26th August 2020 stating the new exam date for CGL Tier 3 Exam. The third stage of CGL will be held on 11th November 2020 in offline mode. Candidates who have qualified the first stage are successfully eligible for Tier 2 and 3. Check Official Notice.

Reschedule of the Second Stage of CGL

The Exam Conducting Authority has released the revised exam dates for Tier 2. As per the latest reports, the second stage of the exam is scheduled from November 2 - 5, 2020. Check SSC CGL Latest News

Final Answer Key Released for Tier 1 Exam

After releasing the results and cut off marks, the commission has now released the answer key to ensure transparency. Due to the interest of candidates, SSC has uploaded the final answer keys along with the question papers on the official website. Check Official Notice

Tier 1 Scorecards Released

The Staff Selection Commission released the scorecards for all candidates that appeared in the Tier 1 Exam. Candidates can observe that there would be an increase or decrease in their scores which is due to SSC Result Marks Normalization. It is a procedure done by SSC for fair evaluation as the exam is conducted in various shifts with different difficulty levels. 

Category-wise Cut Off Marks Published

SSC published the SSC Combined Graduate Level Cut Off Marks of Tier 1 Exam for each category on the official website. Based on the marks scored in Tier-I Examination, candidates have been shortlisted, to appear in Tier-II and Tier-III examinations. 

Tier 1 Result Date Declared

The Staff Selection Commission declared the SSC CGL Tier 1 Result on 01 July 2020. Candidates awaiting their results can now check their results from the official website. A total of 9.7 lacs students appeared for the Tier 1 exam that was held from 03-03-2020 to 09-03-2020, out of which 1.5 lacs students qualified.

  • As per the SSC Notification for CGL, there is a huge demand for all the posts due to high paid salary and job profile. The SSC CGL Salary and Job Profile is one of the main reasons for receiving the highest applications.
  • SSC offers a 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 Exam 2020 that includes exam schedule, salary details, eligibility, notification, and other details. 

SSC CGL 2020 Notification Highlights

The full form of CGL is the Combined Graduation Level Examination. SSC CGL 2020 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 2020.

Exam Name SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level)
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Official Website
Posts Offered Group B and C officers under central Government
Mode of Application Online at
Exam Type National Level Government Exam
Starting Date of Application Process October 22, 2019
Mode of Exam Computer Based Test (CBT) for Tier I and Tier II; Written Test for Tier III (Offline)
Phases in Exam Tier I- Prelims Tier II- Mains Tier III- Descriptive Paper Tier IV- Skill Test/ Proficiency Test
Medium of Exam Hindi and English

SSC CGL 2020 Notification PDF

The Staff Selection Commission released the SSC Combined Graduate Level Official Notification for the year 2019-20 Recruitment on their official website.

  • The SSC Notification 2019 for CGL is an important document which gives complete information about the Recruitment. This year, the SSC CGL Official Notification was released on October 22, 2019.
  • It is suggested for all candidates to go through the SSC CGL 2020 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 in PDF format here.
  • It is a golden opportunity for candidates who are interested to work in a government organization.

SSC CGL Notification PDF Download

What is SSC CGL Exam?

The Staff Selection Commission conducts various recruitment drives to fill in vacancies in different Government Organizations and Ministries. Combined Graduate Level Exam is one of the Recruitment drives conducted by SSC. The SSC CGL Recruitment is conducted to select a candidate for Group B & Group C posts in various categories under the Indian Government. Every year more than 30 lakh candidates apply for the Combined Graduate Level exam. This exam is a 4 stage exam. The First 2 stages are codnucted in online mode while the next 2 tiers are conducted in offline mode. From next year, the first stage of SSC will be replaced by the NRA CET which conducts the preliminary exam for SSC, RRB, and Banking. The National recruitment Agency will release the notification in September 2021. 

SSC CGL 2020

The online recruitment process for Combined Graduate Level 2020-2021 will begin from December 21, 2020. SSC has notified only the notification release date and will be announcing the exam dates very soon. The SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam Notification 2020 will include various information about the recruitment like Exam dates, vacancies, eligibility, application form, application fee, exam pattern, syllabus, and other details.

SSC CGL 2019

The CGL Exam Notification 2019 was released on 22nd October 2019. The Tier 1 Exam was successfully concluded on March 7, 2020, which was an online mode of exam. Now, the Tier 2 Exam is scheduled in November 2020 which is also an online mode of exam.

SSC CGL Vacancy List 2020

The Staff Selection Commission released the tentative SSC Combined Graduate Level Vacancy for 2019-20. A total of 8582 vacancies have been notified by SSC. Compared to previous year vacancies, there is a decrease in the vacancies. The SSC has released the vacancies department-wise and category-wise. The below table gives a comparison of vacancies between 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Vacancy Year UR SC ST OBC Total
2019-20 3674 1242 667 2198 8592
2018-19 5770 1723 845 2933 11271
2017 4238 1318 653 1916 9276

SSC CGL Exam Dates 2019-20

SSC holds the responsibility to plan and announce the exam schedule for SSC CGL recruitment. The finalized dates are mentioned in the Notification 2019-20. Given below are the Exam Schedule as per the recent notice on the official website. Check the Exam Schedule and plan your preparation accordingly. 

Events Exam Dates
SSC CGL Notification 2019 Release Date October 22, 2019
Starting Date to fill the Application form October 22, 2019
Last Date to fill the Application form November 25, 2019
Admit Card for Tier-1 Download February 20, 2020
Tier-1 Exam Date March 3-9, 2020
Tier-1 Result Date July 01, 2020
Admit Card for CGL Tier-2 Download October 2020
Tier-2 Exam Date November 15 - 18, 2020
Tier-3 Exam Date Tobe Notified
CGL Level-4 Test/Interview/ Computer Skill Test To be notified

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Date

Due to the current situation, the SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Date has been postponed. In the recent announcement, SSC released the exam date for Tier 2 Exam 2019-20. Check out the below table to know the exam schedule:

Events Dates
SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Date November 2-5, 2020
Tier 2 Result Date November 3rd Week 2020
Cut Off Release Date November 3rd Week 2020

SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam Schedule

The table below provides the dates for all the important events in regard to SSC CGL Recruitment 2020 Notification PDF. The SSC CGL new Notification will be released tentatively in September 2020. However, due to the current situation, SSC graduate level exam Notification will be delayed.

Events Dates
Notification Release Date December 21, 2020
Application Form Date December 21 - January 25, 2020
Tier 1 Exam Date  To be Notified
Tier 2 Exam To be Notified
Tier 3 Exam Date To be Notified
Tier 4 Exam Date To be Notified

SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2020

As per the latest reports, the SSC CGL Mains Paper has been postponed. The Tier 1 Results are released and SSC combined graduate level exam Tier 2 is scheduled in November 2020. The Staff Selection Commission announced the new SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier 2 Exam Dates. In the meanwhile, candidates can check the latest news of CGL and know what is happening in the SSC.

  • The Tier 2 Paper is an online exam consisting of 500 questions.
  • This stage includes four sections namely, Quantitative Abilities, English, Statistics, and General Studies. 

SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam Attendance Details 2020

This year, a total of 21,74,278 candidates applied for SSC CGL Exam however, only 9,79,215 candidates appeared for the exam. The first stage of SSC CGL 2020 was conducted from March 3 to 9, 2020, in online mode. Take a look at the below tabulation for knowing region-wise candidates appeared in the Tier 1 Exam 2020. 

Regions No. of Applicants No. of Candidates Appeared for the Exam
CR 164164 81381
ER 95893 42718
KKR 52333 20827
MPR 43869 18197
NER 16880 5514
NR 177078 83199
NWR 28591 10724
SR 91918 37830
WR 53197 23217
Total 2174278 979215
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Departments of SSC CGL

SSC recruits candidates for various posts across the government organization that are listed as below. Candidates can check the post-wise and category-wise vacancies above. This year more than 8500 vacancies are released in various departments of CGL. Below is the list of SSC CGL Posts under different departments.

  • 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.

Post Preference for Combined Graduate Level

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’ Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)
Assistant Accounts Officer Group ‘B’ Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)
B Assistant Section Officer
Assistant/Superintendent t
Inspector of Income Tax
Inspector, (Central Excise)
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 2020

As per the SSC CGL recruitment 2020 notification pdf, the 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 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.
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Candidates qualifying all these four stages will be eligible to get an appointment to their desired post. The SSC Recruitment 2019 Notification CGL helps each candidate in knowing what is the procedure for selecting a candidate. One must go through the SSC CGL 2020 Notification PDF for knowing complete information about the recruitment.

SSC CGL Salary & Job Profile 2020

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 Salary and Job Profile of CGL post 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 2020

As per the latest Notification, there are 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:

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 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

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 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

Tier 3 Exam Pattern

  • 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)

 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.

Syllabus for SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam 2020

The syllabus varies for all the Tiers since they have different subjects. For the common subjects, the syllabus topics are similar. Candidates must check SSC combined graduate level Exam Syllabus for knowing detailed stage-wise important topics. Here is a glimpse of the stage-wise syllabus. Go through them and prepare well for the examination.

Tier 1 Syllabus 2020

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

Tier 2 Syllabus 2020

Given below are the important topics asked in 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

Tier 3 Syllabus 2020

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

Tier 4 Syllabus 2020

Given below is the syllabus for Tier 4 exam:

  • DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax), DEST 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 Combined Graduate Level Admit Card 2020

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. The Admit Card will be released a week before the Tier 1 exam. Candidates need to follow the steps given below to download the Combined Graduate Level Exam 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 Admit Card.

SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam Centers 2020

Here is the detailed list of exam centers for the Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam 2020. 

Agra Guntur
Allahabad Hyderabad
Bareilly Kurnool
Gorakhpur Rajahmundry
Kanpur Tirupati
Lucknow Vishakhapatnam
Meerut Chennai
Varanasi Coimbatore
Bhagalpur Madurai
Muzaffarpur Tiruchirapalli
Patna Tirunelveli
Gangtok Puducherry
Ranchi Ahmedabad
Cuttack Vadodara
Keonjhargarh Rajkot
Barasat Surat
Berhampore Bhavnagar
Chinsurah Kutch
Jalpaiguri Amravati
Kolkata Aurangabad
Malda Kolhapur
Midnapur Mumbai
Siliguri Nagpur
Bhubaneshwar Nanded
Sambalpur Nashik
Port Blair Pune
Bangalore Thane
Dharwar Bhandara
Gulbarga Chandrapur
Mangalore Akola
Mysore Jalgaon
Kochi Panaji
Kozhikode (Calicut) Bhopal
Thiruvananthapuram Chindwara
Thrissur Guna
Almora Gwalior
Dehradun Indore
Haldwani Jabalpur
Srinagar (Uttarakhand) Khandwa
Haridwar Ratlam
Delhi Satna
Ajmer Sagar
Alwar Ambikapur
Bikaner Bilaspur
Jaipur Jagdalpur
Jodhpur Raipur
Kota Durg
Sriganganagar Anantnag
Udaipur Baramulla
Itanagar Jammu
Aizwal Leh
Dibrugarh Rajouri
Guwahati (Dispur) Srinagar (J&K)
Jorhat Kargil
Silchar Dodda
Kohima Hamirpur
Shillong Shimla
Imphal Bathinda
Churachandpur Jalandhar
Agartala Patiala
Chandigarh Amritsar

Discrepancy in Admit Card 2020

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

Address Contact No. Regions
Staff Selection Commission,1st MSO Building,(8th Floor), 234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra BoseRoad, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020 9477461228/
Eastern Region
Staff Selection Commission,1st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560034 080-25502520/ 9483862020 Karnataka Kerala Region
Staff Selection Commission,2nd Floor, EVK Sampath Building, DPI Campus, College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600006 044-28251139/
Southern Region
Staff Selection Commission, NER, Housefed Complex, Last Gate, Beltola-Basistha Road, P.O. Assam Sachivalaya, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam-781006 9085015252/
North Eastern Region
Staff Selection Commission,1st Floor, South Wing, Pratishtha Bhawan,101, Maharshi Karve Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020 7738422705/
Western Region
Staff Selection Commission, J-5, Anupam Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh-492007 0771-2282678/
Madhya Pradesh Region
Staff Selection Commission,21-23, Lowther Road, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh-211002 0532-2460511/
Central Region
Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Ground Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh-160009 0172-2744366 / 0172-2749378 North Western Region
Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 011-24363343, 24367526 Northern Region

How to Prepare for CGL Exam 2020?

The candidates who are appearing for Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam must go through the Exam Pattern and Syllabus carefully before beginning the preparation. Follow the detailed Preparation Tips by experts to excel in all the stages of the Exam. The candidates can check out the following tips to prepare well for all stages of CGL:

  • Firstly, candidates must have a proper schedule to study every day
  • Secondly, the students must keep themselves updated with 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

Combined Graduate Level Exam Analysis 2020

To know about the difficulty level and questions asked in the exam, candidates are advised to go through the SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam Analysis carefully. As per the previous year's analysis, the examination is moderate to difficult level.

  • The first stage of the exam is usually easy to moderate difficulty level
  • Candidates were able to attempt all the questions
  • Most of the questions were repeated from the previous year exam
  • The analysis is prepared by taking the feedback from students who have attempted the exam
  • Going through the analysis will help aspirants to know the difficulty level of the exam, questions asked, and the number of questions asked.
  • Have a look at the overall Tier 1 Paper Analysis below which was conducted from March 3-9, 2020. 
Number of Good Attempts Quantitative Aptitude General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness English Langage and Comprehension Total
15-17 19-21 19-21 17-19 77-81

SSC Combined Graduate Level preparation Books 2020

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. Check out Best Books for CGL Exam prescribed by experts to crack CGL in one attempt.

Subject Author/Book Name
English 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

SSC CGL Previous Year Question Papers

Along with studying from the recommended books by experts, it is suggested to solve 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 SSC Combined Graduate Level 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 Combined Graduate Level Answer Key 2020

Candidates can download the answer key only from the official website of SSC. After a week of the exam, SSC releases a tentative answer key through which candidates can check their responses and raise objections if any. Candidates can challenge the tentative answer key by paying Rs 100/- for each question. After considering all objections, the officials will release the final answer key. Follow the below steps to download the final answer key for Tier 1 2020.

  • Visit the official website of SSC –
  • Click on the Answer Key tab available on the Home page of the website.
  • Click on the link for which answer key needs to be seen. 
  • Click on the answer key link.
  • Enter the user ID and password. Click on the Login button.
  • Check, download, and print the SSC CGL answer key.

Normalization of Marks in SSC

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 2020 Notification PDF. 

  • As there are a large number of candidates appearing for the CGL exam and the difficulty level of the paper differs
  • Using the SSC 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 Combined Graduate Level 2020 Result

SSC announced the result for the Tier 1 exam on the official website. The result for Tier 1 was released on 1st July 2020. Given below are the steps to check SSC Combined Graduate Level Result 2020

  • 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.

Cut off Marks 2020 for CGL Exam

The Tier 1 Cut off is created after considering the following factors:

  • The total number of candidates appearing for the exam.
  • Total number of vacancies issued for 2020
  • Region-Wise vacancies issued for 2020
  • Complexity Level of the exam
  • Trends for the past 3 years

SSC has released the Minimum Qualifying Marks for Tier 1, 2, & 3 Exams. Go through the below table and enhance your preparation to excel in all stages of the CGL Exam. Given below is a glimpse of Cut off. 

Category Qualifying Percentage
UR 30%
Others 20%

SSC CGL Application Form 2020

The Application Process was successfully concluded on 25th November 2019. Before applying, candidates are suggested to go through CGL Notification so that they are aware of the complete recruitment process. Candidates had to apply only through online mode. The process involves Registration, Filling the form, Uploading the required documents, and payment of application fee for the exam.

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

The application form was available on the official website from October 25, 2019. The steps below explain how to fill the application form. 

  1. Click on the New Registration link 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)

Application Fee 2020

Check the below table to know how much application fee needs to be paid. 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 Combined Graduate Level Exam Eligibility Criteria 2020

SSC selects or finds candidates eligible for a certain post considering the following eligibility criteria. Go through the below eligibility criteria as per the SSC CGL 2020 Notification. Candidates who satisfied these criteria were able to fill the application form correctly. Check the brief Eligibility Criteria and know the requirements as per the SSC CGL recruitment 2020 notification PDF.

Age Limit 2020

The age limit 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 to 13 years and 15 years respectively.

Age Relaxation- Department Wise Age Limit 2020

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 Graduate Level Exam Educational Qualification 2020

Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in any relevant discipline can apply for Combined Graduate Level Exam. Final year students can also apply for the exam, however, it is a mandate to possess a provisional degree.


Q. Is Tier 3 compulsory in SSC Combined Graduate Level recruitment?

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 Combined Graduate Level 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 Combined Graduate Level exam?

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

Q. I want to apply for IB, Railway and Narcotics Department through CGL, so will I have to attend all 4 tier or only tier 1 & 2?

If you want to apply for IB, Railway and Narcotics Department, you have to appear only for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 exam. Tier 4 is only for those candidates who are applying for the post of Asst. Section Officer in CSS.

Q. Is there any interview for CGL recruitment?

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 Tier 1 Examination of SSC Combined Graduate Level?

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 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. My age is 34. I met with an accident & now I am physically 42% ortho handicap from general category. Am I eligible for age relaxation in PH category?

Yes you are eligible to take SSC CGL 2020 Exam, as the relaxation provided is of 10 years for Physically Handicapped Candidates in the upper age limit.

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 Application form for CGL Exam?

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

Which is the best post in CGL?

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

Q 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.

Q My height is 160 cms, Can I apply for inspector income tax and other inspector posts? What are the other inspector posts that I am eligible for?

Yes you are eligible for Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer) posts.

Q. My eyesight is -1.75 and I wear spectacles, am I eligible for Excise and Income tax inspector? Also please suggest the post for which age limit has been extended up to 30.

There are no fitness criteria for Income Tax Inspector but the post of Inspector (Central Excise) have some conditions to be followed. Please check out the criteria related to Vision as given below:

  1. Eye-sight (with or without glasses):
  2. Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in another eye.
  3. Near vision: 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in another eye.

There are 10 posts for which SSC has extended the age limit criteria up to 30 years.

  1. Assistant Section Officer
  2. Assistant Section Officer
  3. Assistant Section Officer
  4. Assistant Audit Officer
  5. Assistant Section Officer
  6. Inspector of Income Tax
  7. Inspector, (Central Excise)
  8. Inspector (Preventive Officer)
  9. Inspector (Examiner)
  10. Inspector Posts

Q. I am 30+ and belong to SC category but got married to a guy who belongs to gen category. Am I eligible to apply for SSC CGL 2020 by claiming SC category?

You can apply for the SSC CGL and take the benefits of SC Category. You will have to produce the necessary caste certificates for availing the category relaxations and benefits.

Q. Can I Apply multiple times for CGL Recruitment?

No, you can apply only once for SSC CGL. Applying more than one time will be result in cancellation of candidature.

Q. Will SSC conduct any PET (Physical Efficiency Test) for CGL Post?

Yes, SSC will conduct PET only for Inspector post which includes Central Excise/Examiner/Preventive Officer/Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN.

What is the CGL Result Date for Tier 1 Exam?

The CGL Tier 1 Results were released on July 1st 2020 on the official website of SSC.

When was the CGL Tier 1 Result 2020 released?

The SSC CGL Tier 1 Result was released on July 01, 2020, on the official website of SSC. 

When is the CGL Tier 2 Exam Date?

The second stage of CGL is scheduled in October 2020 from 12th to 15th, in online mode.

When will the SSC CGL 2020 Notification be released?

As per the SSC Exam Calendar, the SSC CGL 2020 Notification PDF will be released in the month of September 2020. 

When is the SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Date?

The SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Date is from November 2-5, 2020, in online mode. 




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