SSC CGL is considered to be one of the biggest examinations to be conducted for graduate students in India. SSC conducts SSC CGL every year to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in its Subordinate Offices. SSC CGL 2019-20 Notification has been released on 22nd October 2019. SSC CGL 2019 will be a great opportunity for students looking forward for a position in the reputed organizations under the central government.
We know how much people keep an eye on latest government jobs, especially at the graduate level. Govt. jobs are the most sought after career choice in India because of the salary and the power that it offers in the government organization. A lucrative career awaits for the aspirants with CGL 2018 and 2019 lined up in the upcoming months. Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. While a government job helps to build a stable career, it is also loaded with responsibilities.
- SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier-II (CBE) exam result will be released on 25th October 2019.
- SSC CGL 2019-20 Official Notification has been released on 22nd October 2019.
- Minimum Qualifying Marks introduced in SSC CGL 2019-20 exam.
SSC CGL 2019 Notification
As per the calendar of SSC Exams 2019-20, SSC CGL 2019 Recruitment Notification has been released on 22nd October 2019. SSC CGL 2019-20 Recruitment Process has started with the release of its official notification. Lets take a look at the SSC Calendar 2019-20 to get a brief on the upcoming SSC CGL 2019 Exam.
SSC CGL 2019 Exam Dates
As per the latest Official Calendar of SSC SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier-I will be conducted from 2nd to 11th March, 2020. The Tentative Schedule and exam dates for the SSC CGL 2019-20 exam is as follows. Please note down the important dates related to SSC CGL Exam 2019-20:
SSC CGL 2019 Exam Dates
|SSC CGL 2019 Notification Release Date||22nd October 2019|
|SSC CGL 2019 Online Application Starts on||22nd October 2019|
|SSC CGL 2019 Online Application Ends on||25th November 2019 (5:00PM)|
|SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I Admit Card||February, 2020|
|SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I Exam Date||2nd to 11th March, 2020 (CBE)|
|SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I Result||May, 2020|
|SSC CGL 2019 Tier-II & III Admit Card||June, 2020|
|SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date||22nd June to 25th June 2020|
|SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date||22nd June to 25th June 2020|
|SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date||To be notified later|
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SSC CGL Salary Salary Structure 2019 for All Posts
The schedule for the SSC CGL 2018 exam is provided below. Please note down the important dates related to SSC CGL Exam 2018-19.
|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|
SSC CGL 2019 Online Application
The online application link for SSC CGL 2019 exam has activated after the release of SSC CGL 2019 Official Notification. Click on the link mentioned below to apply online for SSC CGL 2019-20 exam.
SSC CGL 2019-20 Exam Summary
|Exam Name||SSC CGL 2019 (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level)|
|Conducting Body||Staff Selection Commission|
|Exam Type||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Medium of Exam||Hindi and English|
|Exam Dates (2018-19)|| CGL 2019-20 Tier I: 02.03.2019 to 19.06.2019
CGL 2019-20 Tier II & III: 22.06.2020 to 25.06.2020
CGL 208-19 Tier III: 29.12.2019
|Eligibility||Indian citizenship & bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline|
|Duration||Tier 1 – 60 minutes
Tier 2 – 120 minutes
Tier 3 – 60 minutes
Tier 4 – 45 minutes
|Section||Tier 1 – 4 Sections
Tier 2 – 4 Papers
SSC CGL Vacancy
The Vacancy for SSC CGL 2019 will be released soon after the official notification for the same has been released by Staff Selection Commission of India. The Vacancy for SSC CGL 2019 will be released soon. As per last years’ notification released by SSC, a total of 8089 vacancies were to be filled by SSC CGL 2017 exam. These vacancies have been created in the department of Income Tax, Excise and Custom. Candidates can get a clue about the upcoming SSC CGL 2018 Vacancy by looking into the vacancy details of SSC CGL 2017.
SSC CGL 2019 Recruitment
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for the recruitment of Grade “B” and “C” category posts in various Government Ministries, Departments and Offices. The exam is held in 4 stages called Tiers. While the first two are online the latter two are offline exams. The entire process of registration and communication happens online through the official website of SSC CGL. Candidates must qualify each stage of the SSC CGL exam to proceed to the next one, before being finally selected.
SSC CGL Selection Process
SSC CGL 2019-20 Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:
1.1 Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
1.2 Tier-II: Computer Based Examination
1.3 Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
1.4 Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification
• All candidates who have applied successfully for SSC CGL 2019-20 exam, will be assigned Roll numbers and Admit Card for appearing in the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I).
• Based on the marks scored in Tier-I, candidates will be shortlisted, category-wise, to appear in Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations.
• Separate cut-offs will be fixed for Paper-III of Tier-II (i.e. for the post of JSO and Statistical Investigator Grade-II), Paper-IV of Tier-II (i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer) and for Paper-I + Paper-II of Tier-II (i.e. for all other posts).
• Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations will be conducted for all the candidates qualified in Tier-I.
• In Tier-II, all the candidates will be required to appear in Paper-I and Paper-II. However, only specific candidates shortlisted for the posts of JSO/ Statistical Investigator and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer will be required to appear in Paper-III and Paper-IV respectively.
SSC has introduced minimum qualifying marks in SSC CGL 2019-20 Exam. Minimum qualifying marks in Tier-I, each Paper of Tier-II and Tier-III Examination are as follows:
14.3.1 UR : 30%
14.3.2 OBC/ EWS : 25%
14.3.3 Others : 20%
SSC CGL 2019 Exam Pattern
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) every year in four levels for various posts. Exam Pattern – The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:
|Tier – I||Objective Multiple Choice||Computer Based (online)|
|Tier – II||Objective Multiple Choice||Computer Based (online)|
|Tier – III||Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi||Pen and Paper mode|
|Tier – IV||Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test||Wherever Applicable|
View SSC CGL 2019 Exam Pattern (Click Here)
Before beginning the SSC CGL preparation, it is important to make note of changes in exam pattern and syllabus. The modifications to SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019 for Tier 1 & 2 are given below:
SSC CGL Syllabus 2019
The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2019 Preliminary Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||General Awareness||Quantitative Aptitude||English Comprehension|
|Classification||Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.)||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Analogy||Science||Interest||Fill in the Blanks|
|Word Formation||Sports||Percentage||Phrases and Idioms|
|Matrix||Books and Authors||Ratio and Proportion||One word Substitution|
|Important Schemes||Problem on Ages||Sentence Correction|
View SSC CGL 2019 Syllabus (Detailed)
SSC CGL 2019 Eligibility Criteria
There are 4 important criteria which a candidate must fulfill in order to be eligible for the SSC CGL 2019. The 4 parameters are given below:
1. Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of India
2. Age Limit: There are different set of age limits for different posts in SSC CGL Exam 2019, which are tabulated below:
|Age group||Name of post||Department / Ministries||Class Fiction||Grade pay|
|18-27 years||Auditor||Officer under C&AG||Group “C”||2800|
|Auditor||Officer Under CGDA||Group “C”||2800|
|Auditor||Other Ministries/Dept.||Group “C”||2800|
|Accountant||Officer under C&AG||Group “C”||2800|
|Accountant / Junior Accountant||Other Ministry/ Dept.||Group “C”||2800|
|Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks||Central Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadres||Group “C”||2400|
|Tax Assistant||CBDT||Group “C”||2400|
|Sub-Inspector||Central Bureau of Narcotics||Group “C”||2400|
|Upper Division Clerk (UDC)||Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD)
Only For Male Candidates
|18-30 years||Inspector Posts||Department of Post.||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant||Other ministries / Dept. / Org.||Group “B”||4600|
|20-27 years||Tax Assistant||CBEC||Group “C”||2400|
|20-30 years||Assistant Section officer||Central Secretariat Service||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant Section officer||Ministry of Railway||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant Section officer||Ministry of External Affairs||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant Section officer||AFHQ||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant||Other Ministries / Dept. / Org.||Group “B”||4600|
|Sub Inspector||Central Bureau of Investigation||Group “B”||4600|
|Not Exceeding 30 years||Inspector, (Central Excise)||CBEC||Group “B”||4600|
|Inspector||Central Bureau of Narcotics||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant||Other ministries / Dept. / Org.||Group “B”||4200|
|Inspector (Preventive officer)||CBEC||Group “B”||4600|
|Inspector (Examiner)||CBEC||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant Audit Officer||Indian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAG||Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)||4800|
|Assistant Audit Officer||Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG||Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)||4800|
|Assistant Section Officer||Intelligence Bureau||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant Section Officer||Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations.||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant / Superintendent||Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations||Group “B”||4200|
|Inspector of Income Tax||CBDT||Group “C”||4600|
|Divisional Accountant||Officer under CAG||Group “B”||4200|
|Up to 30 years||Assistant Enforcement Officer||Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue||Group “B”||4600|
|Sub Inspector||National Investigation Agency (NIA)||Group “B”||4200|
|Up to 32 years||Junior Statistical Officer||M/O statistics & Prog. Implementation||Group “B”||4200|
2. Age Limit:The Government has also provided for Age relaxation for some categories.
|3||PH + Gen||10 years|
|4||PH + OBC||13 years|
|5||PH + SC/ST||15 years|
|6||Ex-Servicemen (Gen)||3 years|
|7||Ex-Servicemen (OBC)||6 years|
|8||Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)||8 years|
3. Educational Qualification: The educational qualifications varies according to the post for SSC CGL 2019 and is listed below:
|SSC CGL Post||Educational Qualification|
|Assistant Audit Officer||Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost &
Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/
Masters in Business Studies
|Statistical Investigator Grade – II Post||Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as
one of the subjects in graduation
|Compiler Posts||Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as
compulsory or Elective Subject
|All Other Posts||Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a
recognized University or equivalent
4. Physical Fitness Requirements: Apart from the above, there are certain requisite Physical Standards for Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).
SSC CGL 2019 Application Fee
• The required application fee is Rs. 100/-
• Exemption: No fee is required to be paid by female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates
• Applications fee should be pay only through SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI Net Banking or any other bank Credit/Debit Card. Challan form will be generated online
• To pay fee in cash, candidate should take print out of challan generated online after the completion of Part-1 registration. Deposit the requisite fee in any branch of SBI and then continue with the Part-2 registration
• Those candidates who want to pay online can go directly to part-2 registration after completion of part-1 registration. Candidate must supply registration number and date of birth to continue to Part-2 registration
SSC CGL Exam Centre
The list of exam centres for SSC CGL Exam 2019 will be released by SSC with the official notification of SSC CGL 2019.
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SSC CGL 2019 Exam Preparation
SSC CGL exam preparation must be done in a systematic manner, with latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well. Apart from self study you can join any Coaching and Online Test Series for better exam preparation.
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SSC CGL Mock Tests and Online Test Series
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SSC CGL Previous Year Question Paper
Prepare for the SSC CGL 2019 exam by reviewing previous years’ question papers. Here, we are providing you SSC CGL Previous Year Papers with solutions which will help you to prepare for upcoming SSC CGL Exam.
SSC CGL 2019 Admit Card
Every candidate who registers for SSC CGL Exam within stipulated time will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of SSC. The admit card for the CGL Tier-1 exam will be released first followed by the admit card of CGL Tier-2 exam (administered to only those candidates who qualify for Tier 1 exam).
SSC CGL 2019 Result
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the results in four stages after completion of each Tier Exam. The candidates selected in the rounds progress to the next one. All Candidates can check SSC CGL Result by clicking on the link mentioned below:
Click Here to View SSC CGL Result
SSC CGL Cut Off
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the cut-off in four stages after completion of each Tier Exam. The candidates selected in the rounds progress to the next one. All Candidates can check Tier-wise Cut-off for SSC CGL Exam by clicking on the link mentioned below:
Click Here to View SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier-I & Tier-II Cut-Off
SSC CGL 2019 Answer Key
The official answer key to the SSC CGL Tier-1 exam is released by Staff Selection Commission within 10 to 15 days of the successful completion of Tier-1 exam. Candidates can use the answer key to calculate their approximate marks and expected ranks in SSC CGL Tier-1 exam.
SSC CGL 2019-20 FAQs
Q. When will SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier-I exam be conducted?
SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier-I CBT exam is scheduled from 2nd to 11th March 2020, while the Tier-II & III exam will be conducted on 22nd June to 25th June 2020.
Q. What are the posts available under SSC CGL recruitment for freshers?
Following posts can be applied by freshers who will be appearing for the exam:
Assistant Audit Officer
Assistant Accounts Officer
Assistant Section Officer
Inspector Of Income Tax
Inspector (Central Excise)
Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Asst. Enforcement Officer
Junior Statistical Officer
Accountant/ Junior Accountant
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ UDC
Upper Division Clerk (UDC)
Q. How many vacancies are released for SSC CGL 2019?
The number of vacancies will be determined at the time of Document Verification i.e. about one month before the declaration of the final results.
Q. Will the exam be conducted online or offline?
Written Exam for SSC CGL will be conducted in online mode. Only Tier-III, descriptive paper will be conducted offline – pen and paper mode.
Q. What is the age criteria to apply for SSC CGL?
Minimum Age to apply for SSC CGL written exam is 18 years and maximum age limit is 32 years.
Q. Are students in final year of graduation also eligible for SSC CGL?
No. One cannot apply for the SSC CGL Exam if he/she hasn’t cleared the final year exam . For all the posts offered through SSC CGL exam, it is mandatory to be a graduate.
Q. May I know for which posts interviews are conducted as a part of selection procedure?
There are no interviews for any of the posts under SSC CGL Recruitment. The para 9.2 of the official notification for SSC CGL Recruitment 2019 clearly states that – “9.2 Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview.”
Q. Is negative marking applicable in SSC CGL?
There will be negative marking of 0.5 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In Tier-II, there is negative marking system of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper II – English Language & Comprehensionand 0.50 for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper III and Paper IV of Tier II.