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SSC CGL Vacancies

These vacancies have been created in the department of Income Tax, Excise, and Custom. Tentative vacancies for the examination are: 6506 (Group ‘B’ Gazetted-250, Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted-3513, Group ‘C’-2743).

Let us analyze year-wise vacancy details to know the trend followed by SSC in previous years.

SSC CGL Yearly Vacancy Details
YearURSCSTOBCTotal vacanciesCheck Official
PD
  2021-----Provide zone wise detail link
2019-203674124266721988582 
2018-1957701723845293311271 

SSC CGL Selection Process

Detailed Selection Process is explained below:

  1. SSC CGL Tier I – Computer Based Examination
  2. SSC CGL Tier-II – Computer Based Examination
  3. SSC CGL Tier III – Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive Paper)
  4. SSC CGL Tier IV – Data Entry/Computer Proficiency/Skill Test
     
  • The candidates who qualify the Tier-I of the exam can appear for the Tier-II and Tier-III phase exam of the SSC CGL Examination
  • The minimum qualifying marks for Tier-I, Tier-II, and Tier-III examination are
CategoryCutoff Marks
UR30%
OBC/ EWS25%
Others20%

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier I - Computer Based Examination-Objective paper- Medium Hindi/English:

SectionNo. of MCQs/QuestionsTotal Marks AllottedMaximum Time Allowed
General Intelligence and Reasoning2550

60 Minutes (Total)

For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- 80 Minutes.

General Awareness2550 
Quantitative Aptitude2550 
English Comprehension2550 

Note: Negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer


SSC CGL Tier II - Computer Based Examination-Objective paper-- Medium Hindi/English

SectionNo. of MCQs/QuestionsTotal Marks AllottedMaximum Time Allowed
Paper-I: Quantitative Ability100200

120 Minutes (for each Paper)


 

For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- 160 Minutes


 

Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension200200
Paper-III: Statistics100200
Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)100200

Note: Negative Marking:

  • 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-II
  • 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer Paper I, III & IV

In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts.

Paper-III of Tier-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programmes Implementation and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for the Posts.

In Tier-II, Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e., for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Comprehension in Tier-I and Paper-II in Tier-II.

 SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier III – Pen and Paper Mode    -Descriptive Paper- Medium Hindi/English

Name of the SubjectMarks AllottedMaximum Time Allotted
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.)100 marks1 hour (1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates who are eligible for scribe)

SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier IV – Data Entry / Computer Proficiency / Skill test- Computer Based
The tests in Tier 4 are of Qualifying in nature.

  • Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) – 2000 Key depressions in 15 minutes
  • Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) – Testing knowledge of Word, Spread Sheet, and Presentation (Slides)

     

SSC CGL Exam Syllabus

SSC CGL Exam Syllabus

Quantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityEnglish LanguageGeneral Awareness
DIVISIBILITY RULESERIESVOCABULARYBANKING & FINANCIAL AWARENESS
UNIT DIGIT AND TRAILING ZEROSBLOOD RELATIONNOUNIMPORTANT PLACES
FACTOR THEOREMRANKING AND TIME SEQUENCE TESTARTICLESIMPORTANT DATES
REMAINDER THEOREMDIRECTION AND DISTANCEPRONOUNSIMPORTANT PERSONS
HCF AND LCMSEATING ARRANGEMENT PART- 1FUNDAMENTALS OF SENTENCEIMPORTANT ORGANISATIONS
SURDS AND INDICESSEATING ARRANGEMENT PART- 2TENSESNATIONAL NEWS
SIMPLIFICATION AND APPROXIMATIONALPHABET TEST (ALPHABETS/ NUMBERS/ SYMBOL)VERBSINTERNATIONAL NEWS
PERCENTAGESYLLOGISMSUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENTBOOKS & AUTHOR
PROFIT AND LOSSANALOGYADJECTIVESIMPORTANT DATE & DAYS
RATIO, PROPORTION, AND PARTNERSHIPCLASSIFICATIONADVERBFAMOUS PERSON & PLACES
AVERAGECODING-DECODINGPREPOSITIONNEW APPOINTMENTS
MIXTURES AND ALLIGATIONCLOCKCONJUNCTIONSPORTS & AWARDS
SIMPLE INTEREST AND COMPOUND INTERESTCALENDARVOICEOBITUARY
TIME AND WORKLOGICAL VENN DIAGRAMNARRATIONIMPORTANT MEETING & SUMMITS
TIME, SPEED, AND DISTANCEMATHEMATICAL OPERATIONSREARRANGEMENTFULL FORMS
ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSIONMISSING CHARACTERCLOZE TESTNEW GOVERNMENT SCHEME
LINEAR EQUATIONSLOGICAL ARRANGEMENT OF WORDSREADING COMPREHENSIONSCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
QUADRATIC EQUATIONSDATA SUFFICIENCYESSAY WRITINGDEFENSE
LINES, ANGLES AND TRIANGLESNON - VERBAL SERIESLETTER WRITINGINDEX & REPORTS
QUADRILATERALSMIRROR IMAGE AND WATER IMAGEPRECIS WRITINGECONOMY & BUSINESS
CIRCLESANALOGY MOU
CO-ORDINATE GEOMETRYCLASSIFICATION MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
MENSURATION 2-DPAPER FOLDING AND CUTTING ENVIRONMENT
MENSURATION 3-DEMBEDDED FIGURES IMPORTANT VISITS
TRIGONOMETRIC RATIOSFIGURE COMPLETION PATTERN ANCIENT HISTORY
TRIGONOMETRIC IDENTITIESCOUNTING OF FIGURES MEDIEVAL HISTORY
HEIGHT AND DISTANCECUBES AND DICE MODERN HISTORY
PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONSDOT SITUATION POLITY
PROBABILITYCONSTRUCTION OF FIGURE INDIAN GEOGRAPHY
LINE GRAPHSTATEMENT AND ASSUMPTIONS PHYSICS
BAR GRAPHSTATEMENT AND CONCLUSIONS CHEMISTRY
DATA TABLESTATEMENT AND ARGUMENTS BIOLOGY
PIE CHART  ECONOMICS
MIXED GRAPH  COMPUTER AWARENESS
STATISTICS   

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for SSC CGL 2021 is judged on the basis of four parameters given below:

  1. Educational Qualifications
  2. Age Limit
  3. Citizenship
  4. Physical Fitness (Optional)
  5. Educational Qualifications

The educational qualifications varies according to the post for SSC CGL and is listed below:

PostEducational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts OfficerEssential Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University.
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost & Management Accountant/ master’s in commerce/master’s in business studies
Junior Statistical
Officer

Essential Qualification: Bachelor's Degree in any subject from a recognized University with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level
OR
Bachelor's Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

Desirable Qualification: Not applicable

Statistical Investigator Grade-II Post

Essential Qualification: Graduation in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognized university. The candidate must have studied Statistics as a subject in all the three years of the graduation course.

Desirable Qualification: Not applicable

All Other PostsEssential Qualification: Graduation in any subject from a recognized university or institute on or before 01-01-2021
Important Note

The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however they must possess essential qualifications.

It is reiterated that the result of requisite educational qualification must have been declared by the Institute/ University by the specified date. Mere processing of the result by the University/ Institute by the cut-off date does not fulfill the EQ requirement.

Age Criteria (As on 01-01-2021)

The eligibility criteria to apply for SSC CGL 2020 contains age limit, relaxation given to the reserved categories. The age limit defined for SSC CGL 2021 is 18 - 32 years. The age limit and relaxation criteria are based on vacancy as well.

SSC CGL 2021 Post Wise Age Limit

Age groupName of postDepartment / MinistriesGroupGrade pay
18-27 yearsAuditorOfficer Under CGDAGroup “C”2800
AuditorOther Ministries/Dept.Group “C”2800
AccountantOfficer under C&AGGroup “C”2800
Accountant / Junior AccountantOther Ministry/ Dept.Group “C”2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerksCentral Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadresGroup “C”2400
Tax AssistantCBDTGroup “C”2400
Sub-InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup “C”2400
Upper Division Clerk (UDC)Date. General Border Road Organization (MoD)
Only for Male Candidates
Group “C”2400
18-30 yearsInspector PostsDepartment of Post.Group “B”4600
AssistantOther ministries / Dept./ Org.Group “B”4600
20-27 yearsTax AssistantCBECGroup “C”2400
20-30 yearsAssistant Section officerCentral Secretariat ServiceGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section officerMinistry of RailwayGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section officerMinistry of External AffairsGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section officerAFHQGroup “B”4600
AssistantOther Ministries / Dept./ Org.Group “B”4600
Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of InvestigationGroup “B”4600
Not Exceeding 30 yearsInspector, (Central Excise)CBECGroup “B”4600
InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup “B”4600
AssistantOther ministries / Dept. / Org.Group “B”4200
Inspector (Preventive officer)CBECGroup “B”4600
Inspector (Examiner)CBECGroup “B”4600
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under CAGGroup B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)4800
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under CAGGroup B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)4800
Assistant Section OfficerIntelligence BureauGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section OfficerOther Ministries / Departments/ Organizations.Group “B”4600
Assistant / SuperintendentOther Ministries / Departments/ OrganizationsGroup “B”4200
Inspector of Income TaxCBDTGroup “C”4600
Divisional AccountantOfficer under CAGGroup “B”4200
Up to 30 yearsAssistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of RevenueGroup “B”4600
Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)Group “B”4200
Up to 32 yearsJunior Statistical OfficerM/O statistics & Prog. ImplementationGroup “B”4200


SSC CGL 2021 Category Wise Age Relaxation

CategoryAge Relaxation permissible
OBC3 years
SC/ST5 years
Physically Handicapped (PH) Unreserved10 years
PH + OBC13 years
PH + SC/ST15 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM)3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date
Defense Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof3 years
Defense 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
Permissible relaxation in upper age limit for Group ‘C’ posts only
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

Note: Process of Certification and Format of Certificates:

  • Candidates who wish to be considered against reserved vacancies or seek age relaxation must submit requisite certificate from the competent authority, in the prescribed format when such certificates are sought by concerned Regional Offices at the time of Skill Test/ Document Verification. Otherwise, their claim for SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS/ PwD/ ESM category will not be entertained and their application will be considered (UR)/ relevant category. The certificate of disability issued under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996) will also be valid. Certificates in any other format are liable to be rejected.
  • Candidates may also note that in respect of the above, their candidature will remain provisional till the veracity of the concerned document is verified by the Appointing Authority. Candidates are cautioned that they will be debarred from the examination conducted by the Commission in case they fraudulently claim SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS/ PwD/ ESM status or avail any other benefit.

Nationality 

A candidate must be a citizen of India.

Physical Fitness Test

There are few other SSC CGL eligibility criteria known as physical fitness standards which are mandatory for candidates applying for Inspector, Sub Inspector roles in Excise, Preventive Departments.

Candidates applying for SSC CGL Post of Inspector Or Sub Inspector in (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer) Or CBN must meet the Physical Fitness Standards as prescribed in the official SSC CGL notification.

How to Apply Online for SSC CGL

Once the SSC CGL notification is released, candidates will be able to apply online for the exam on the official website of the Commission i.e. https://ssc.nic.in.

Part-I: SSC CGL registrations

As the first step, candidates need to register themselves on the official website of the Commission. For the same, candidates can follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of SSC - ssc.nic.in
  • Click on the ‘New User? Register Now’ link
  • Fill the registration form
  • Click on the Submit button
  • Note down the system-generated registration ID

Part-II: SSC CGL Application Form

Now, candidates can login to their registered accounts using registration number and password and complete the remaining steps of the application process:

  • Upload scanned colored photo and signature as per the prescribed specifications:

Photograph: JPEG format, size 20-50KB, dimension 200×230   the photograph has been taken should be clearly printed on the photograph

Signature: JPEG format, size 10-20KB, dimension 140×60

  • Fill the remaining information in the application form.

Part-III: Fee Structure

Pay SSC CGL application fee through SBI Challan /SBI net banking/credit card/debit card

CategorySSC CGL Application Fee (in Rs)
General/OBC100
Women (of all categories)/SC/ST/PwD and ESMNil

Part-IV: Document Verification

The documents are required at the time of online application submission and final verification. The candidates must have a hard copy of online submitted documents at the time of final verification. Staff Selection Commission will call the qualified students for the document verification process after the completion of the exam process. The candidates must have their Matriculation Certificate, Graduation Certificate, Caste certificate (if filled), and other relevant documents. The candidates are allocated their posts online or at the time of document verification.

FAQs

Ques. I am in the last year of college. Can I apply for the SSC CGL exam?

Ans.   Yes, if your final result/mark sheet is declared before the date, then you are eligible to appear for the SSC CGL exam.

 

Ques.  Are there any percentage criteria to apply for the SSC CGL Exam?

Ans.   There are no minimum percentage criteria to apply for the SSC CGL exam. 

 

Ques. Is there any negative marking in SSC CGL Exam?

Ans.   Yes, wrong answers will cost negative marks in CGL.
 

Ques. When will the SSC CGL admit card be released?

Ans.   Admit Cards will be released 15 days before the exam dates.
 

Ques.  How many times can the SSC CGL Exam be attempted?

Ans.    There is no limit to how many times can SSC CGL examination be attempted as long as the eligibility criteria (link) are fulfilled.

 

Ques.  Can a post-graduate apply for SSC CGL?

Ans.    Yes, the minimum qualification required for appearing in SSC CGL is graduation.