BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT SSC

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under the government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.

This commission is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) which consists of a Chairman, two Members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations.

The Estimates committee in the Parliament recommended the setting up of a Service Selection Commission in its 47th report (1967–68) for conducting examinations to recruit lower categories of posts. Later, in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, on 4 November 1975 Government of India constituted a commission called Subordinate Service Commission. On 26 September 1977, Subordinate Services Commission was renamed as Staff Selection Commission. The functions of Staff Selection Commission were redefined by The Government of India through Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and on 21 May 1999. Then the new constitution and functions of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) came into effect from 1 June 1999. Every year SSC conducts the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination for recruiting non-gazetted officers to various government jobs.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT SSC CGL EXAMINATION

SSC CGL stands for Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Examination. SSC CGL is an examination conducted for the recruitment of staff to the various posts in ministries, departments and organisations of the Government of India. SSC CGL examination is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for selecting staff for various Group B and Group C posts. The Staff Selection Commission was established in 1975.

SSC CGL Notification Released 

The staff selection commission (SSC) will release a notification for the SSC CGL examination 2020-21 on 29th December 2020. Eligible and interested candidates can apply online from 29.12.2020.

SSC CGL Exam 2020 Admit Card

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SSC CGL Examination 2020 Important Events

Event

Date

Notification release date

29.12.2020

Starting date to apply online

29.12.2020

Last date to apply online

31.01.2021

Last date of making online payment

02.02.2021

Last Date for generation of offline challan

04.02.2021

Last date for payment through offline challan

06.02.2021

Tier-I exam date

29.05.2021 to 07.06.2021

Last date to apply with us

29.01.2021

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SSC CGL Examination 2019 Vacancy Details

 ssc cgl posts 2019

No. of postS

Total no. of posts

8582 7035

SSC CGL Eligibililty

Common eligibility criteria for SSC  exams are educational qualification, age limit, nationality or citizenship. The SSC eligibility criteria for SSC CGL exam is as follows:

  1. Educational Qualification
  2. Age Limit
  3. Nationality

Educational Qualification

Candidate should hold Bachelors' degree from recognized university. 

Age Limit

The age of candidates should be between 18 to 27 years as on January 1, 2016. But the age was extended to 30 years in September 2018.

Relaxation in Age Limit

  • SC/ ST- 5 years
  • OBC- 3 years
  • PwD- 10 years
  • PwD + OBC- 13 years
  • PwD + SC/ ST- 15 years
  • Ex- Servicemen- 3 years after deduction of the military rendered  from the actual          age as on closing date.

Nationality/ Citizenship

A candidate must be:

  • a citizen of India 
  • a subject of Nepal
  • a subject of Bhutan

A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

In simple words, candidate should be Citizen of India

SSC CGL Exam 2020 Posts Descriptions

SSC CGL Post

Department/Ministry

Classification of Post

Assistant Audit Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts 
Department under C&AG

Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)

Assistant Accounts Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts 
Department under C&AG

Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)

Assistant Section Officer 

Central Secretariat Service, 
Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of External Affairs, AFHQ

Group “B”

Assistant 

Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations 

Group “B” 

Inspector of Income Tax
CBDT

Group “C” 

Inspector (Central Excise)
CBIC

Group “B”

Assistant Enforcement Officer

Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue

Group “B”

Sub Inspector

Central Bureau of Investigation

Group “B” 

Inspector

Central Bureau of Narcotics

Group “B”
Junior Statistical Officer

M/o Statistics & Programme

Implementation

Group “B”

Statistical Investigator Grade-II
Registrar General of India

Group “B”

Accountant/ Junior Accountant

Other Ministry/ Departments

Group “C”

Senior Secretariat Assistant/

Upper Division Clerks 

Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries
other than CSCS cadres

Group “C”
Tax Assistant
CBDT/ CBIC

Group “C”

Upper Division Clerks
Government Departments

Group “C"

SSC CGL Exam 2020 Job Descriptions

SSC CGL Post

Duties/ rESPONSIBILITIES

Assistant Audit Officer

To conduct audits of government and public sector organizations. To travel during inspections.

Assistant Accounts Officer

To handle financial work.

To look after account, fund, pension, loans, etc.

Assistant Section Officer 

To do clerical
work like typing, noting, drafting and other file related work. 

Assistant 

 Clerical or file work (depending upon the department). The candidate can also be posted to work under Govt. of India with departments such as Dept. of Personnel & Training, Parliamentary Affairs, Election Commission, etc. 

 Income Tax Inspector

To assess, verify and process income tax records of 
individuals and businesses.

Inspector (Central Excise)

 Clerical or file work (if posted in headquarter).

Executive work like augmentation of central excise & Service tax etc, detection of evasion of taxes etc. (if posted in field).


Assistant Enforcement Officer

 Clerical or file work (if posted in headquarter).

To inspect, prevent and arrest those who are indulged into money laundering, forgery etc. 

(if posted in field).


Sub Inspector

To gather information and make enquiry and investigations

Inspector

To gather information and make enquiry and investigations

Junior Statistical Officer

To assist the Statistical Officer in drafting documents, data entry and tabulation.

Statistical Investigator Grade-II

To collect and process data to gather useful information for the government to implement various schemes.

Accountant/ Junior Accountant

Clerical work. To keep account of bills, office expenses, deal with pension & GPF.

To handle the receipts & payments of Civil ministries.

Senior Secretariat Assistant/

Upper Division Clerks 

Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries
other than CSCS cadres

Tax Assistant

To assess, verify, and modify tax data of an individual or business and goods & services (CBDT). To assist higher officers (CBEC)

Upper Division Clerks

To maintain files, financial documents and accounts

SSC CGL Exam 2020-21 Post Wise Salary

SSC CGL Posts – Salary

Pay Level 8 (₹ 47600- ₹151100)

Assistant Audit Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Pay Level-7 (₹ 44900- ₹142400)

Assistant Section Officer 

Assistant 

Inspector of Income Tax

Inspector, (Central Excise)

Inspector (Preventive Officer)

Inspector (Examiner)

Assistant Enforcement Officer

Sub Inspector

Inspector Posts


Pay Level-6 (₹ 35400- ₹112400)

Assistant/ Superintendent

Divisional Accountant

Sub Inspector (NIA)
Junior Statistical Officer

Statistical Investigator Grade-II


Pay Level-5 (₹ 29200- ₹92300)

Auditor

Accountant

Accountant/ Junior Accountant

Pay Level-4 (₹ 25500- ₹81100)

Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks 

Tax Assistant

Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)

Upper Division Clerks

SSC CGL Exam 2020-21 Pattern

The SSC CGL examination is divided into four tiers, each tier examination is conducted on different days. Tier I (Preliminary Examination) and Tier II (Main Examination) is held in online mode as a Computer Based Test (CBT). Tier III examination is held in offline mode as a pen and paper test. Tier IV examination is a Data Entry Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency Test.

Tier I: Preliminary Exam

The Tier I exam consists of a written objective multiple-choice exam with four sections, covering the subjects of:

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

The exam was typically scored with maximum 50 Marks per section for a total of 200 Marks.
The latest versions of this exam such as with 2018 have been conducted online.

Based on results from Tier I, qualified candidates can then take the Tier II and Tier III exams.

SECTIONS

NO. OF QUESTIONS

TOTAL MARKS

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

50

General Awareness

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

English Comprehension

 25 

50

TOTAL

100

200

Tier II: Mains Exam 

Also known as the Mains Exam, the Tier II exam consists of written objective multiple-choice exam, in four sections (also called "Papers"), covering the subjects of:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language and Comprehension
  • Statistics
  • General Studies, which is subdivided into:
    • Finance & Accounting
    • Economics & Governance.

The exam was typically scored with maximum 200 Marks per section. Most positions required the candidate to take only the first two sections (Paper-I: Quantitative Aptitude, Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension), but certain positions require the third or fourth section. The latest versions of this exam such as the 2018 edition have been conducted online.

SECTIONS

NO. OF QUESTIONS

TOTAL MARKS

Quantitative Ability

100

200

English Language and Comprehension

200

200

  Statistics

100

200

 General Studies

100

200

TOTAL

500

800

Tier III Exam: Descriptive Paper

A pen-and-paper "offline" exam in which candidates are to do writing in the form of essay writing and letter writing, and sometimes précis and application writing. The exam can be done in English or Hindi.

SECTIONS

TOTAL MARKS

Descriptive Paper in English/ Hindi

100

Tier IV exam: Data Entry Skill Test / Computer Proficiency Test

In 2016, a fourth tier was added with two possible exams depending on the positions applied:

  • Data Entry Speed Test (DEST): candidates enter data at the rate of 2000 key presses in 15 minutes. This is mainly for positions such as Tax Assistant. (Central Excise & Income Tax)
  • Computer Proficiency Test (CPT): covering the topics of word processing, spreadsheets, and making slides.


Other exams

Other exams are required for certain positions. The types included:

  • Personality Test / Interview (discontinued starting 2016)
  • Physical Endurance Test / Medical Examination for Central Police Organization (CPO)

SSC CGL TIER-I EXAM DETAILED SYLLABUS

GENERAL INTELLIGENCE AND REASONING

  • Analogy- Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy.
  • Coding Decoding- 
    1. Letter coding
    2. Coding by Analogy
    3. Coding in Fictitious Language
    4. Coding by substitution
    5. Coding by shifting words
    6. Coding based on conditions
    7. Mathematical operation Based coding
  • Word Formation
  • Direction and Distance
  • Blood Relation
  • Series
  • Verbal Reasoning 
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.

GENERAL AWARENESS

  • Static General Awareness (Indian History, Culture, Geography, Polity, economics, neighboring countries, etc.)
    • Science
    • Books and Authors
    • Sports 
    • Important government Schemes
    • Current Affairs
    • Important Days and Dates
    • People in News
    • Portfolios  

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE

  • Simplification
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Averages
  • Percentage
  • Problem on ages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Number System 
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time and Work
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry

ENGLISH COMPREHENSION

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • One word Substitution
  • Phrases and Idioms,
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Spellings Correction                                                           

SSC CGL TIER-II Exam DETAILED SYLLABUS

QUANTITATIVE ABILITIES

  • Simplification
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest 
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Number System
  • Data Interpretation
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Circle and its is chords, tangents, angles subtended am by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles
  • Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular are Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPREHENSION

  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Spelling/ detecting misspelled words
  • One word substitution
  • Improvement of sentences
  • Error Spotting
  • Para Jumbles
  • Cloze Test
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Active/ passive voice of verbs
  • Conversion into direct/ indirect narration


STATISTICS

  • Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data 
  • Measures of Central Tendency-mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
  •  Measures of Dispersion- range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
  •  Correlation and Regression
  •  Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
  •  Random Variable and Probability Distributions
  •  Probability Theory
  •  Statistical Inference
  •  Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and twoway classified data.
  • .Index Numbers 
  • Time Series Analysis


GENERAL AWARENESS- FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING

  • Financial Accounting
  • Fundamental Principles
  • Basic Concepts of Accounting
  • Self-Balancing Ledger
  • Computer and Auditor General of India
  • Finance Commission-Role and functions
  • Theory of Demand and Supply
  • Theory of Production and cost
  • Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
  • Indian Economy
  • Economic Reforms in Indi
  • Money and Banking
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance.

SSC CGL TIER-III Exam DETAILED SYLLABUS

DESCRIPTIVE EXAM DATA ENTRY SPEED TEST (DEST)  

SSC CGL TIER-III EXAM is descriptive exam  to analyze the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi.  SSC CGL Tier 3 Syllabus is writing based the mode of examination is offline and students are required to write essays, précis, applications, letters, etc. in this exam. The exam is of 100 marks and the time allotted for the same is 60 minutes. The time allotted for candidates belonging to PWD category is increased to 80 minutes. Tier-III paper is given by specific candidates who are interested only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Grade-II” & “Compiler”.

SSC CGL TIER-IV Exam DETAILED SYLLABUS

DATA ENTRY SPEED TEST (DEST)  COMPUTER PROFICIENCY TEST (CPT)

DEST Exam through SSC CGL 2020 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.

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY TEST (CPT)

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).                 

Get Help From Staff Selection Commission (SSC Contact Information)


Regional Address:

Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, COG Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

Telephone No.:
011-24363343, 24367526

Email Id:
enquirysscnr@gmail.com



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SSC CGL Question Paper Language

English and Hindi

SSC CGL EXAM PREVIOUS YEAR CUT-OFF 

2014

82/200

2015

102.25/200

2016

137/200

2017

152.5/200

2018

170/200

2019

180/200

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