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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was established in 1975, it is mandated to select staff for various Group B and Group C posts that come under various ministries in Government of India .SSC also recruits for non-ministerial posts. Each year SSC conducts pan India exams like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC JE, SSC GD, SSC CPO, SSC MTS and SSC Stenographer exam. Each year lacks of candidates appear for above mentioned exams, in a hope to secure a government job under Government of India. In this space we will cover the most sought after exam conducted by SSC – SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam or SSC CGL Exam.

Staff Services commission released notification for SSC Combined Graduate Level exam on 29th December 2020. As per our estimate approximately 30 lakh candidates filled the SSC CGL application form. The SSC CGL exam for the year 2020-21 has started from 13 th August 2021 and will be conducted till 24 th August 2021. There are total of 7035 vacancies for the year 2020-21.

 

What Is SSC CGL Exam?

This is a national level exam conducted by SSC each year. Through this exam candidates are recruited for Non Gaza teed Group B and Group C posts in varies Ministries and departments. Each year around 15 lack candidates appear for this exam. The candidates must have passed graduation in order to be eligible for this exam. The SSC CGL Exam is conducted in four stages, namely- Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 2 and Tier 4.

 

SSC CGL Exam Latest Updates

12-08-2021 -Important Notice: Restarting of biometric registration of the candidates regarding

16-07-2021- Skill Test of Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2019

13-01-2021- Important Notice - Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2020

29-12-2020- Notice of Examination for Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2020

 

SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam Highlights

Name Of Exam

SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) 2020

Conducted by

Staff Selection Commission

Conducted For

Recruitment of Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff in central government

Exam level

All India

Vacancies

7,035

Selection stages

Tier-I: Online

Tier-II: online

Tier-III: Offline

Skill Test if applicable

Time for Each Stage

Tier-I: 60 minutes

Tier-II: 120 minutes for each paper

Tier-III: 60 minutes

 

 

Exam frequency

Once a year
 

Mode of exam

Online

Conducted For

Selection of candidates for Group B and C posts in ministries/departments/organisations of the Government of India

Languages

English, Hindi and other regional languages

Website

SSC

 

SSC CGL 2020 Notification

No. 3/4/2020-P&P-I (Vol.-I): Staff Selection Commission will hold Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2020 for filling up of various Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts in different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations. The details of the examination are as follows: 2 Details of the

Go through the full SSC CGL Notification

 

SSC CGL Exam Important Dates

Event

Date

Release of Notification

29-12-2020

Application Process Begins

29-12-2020

Dates for submission of online applications

29-12-2020 to 31-01-2021

Last date and time for making online fee payment

31.01.2021 (23:30)

Last date and time for generation of offline Challan

04.02.2021 (23:30)

Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank)

06-02-2021

Schedule of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I)

29-05-2021 to 07-06-2021- Postponed to 13Th August to 24Th August 2021

Date of Tier-II Examination (Descriptive Paper)

To be notified later

 

SSC CGL Exam Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the exam is mentioned in the official notification. Candidates must ensure they meet all the criteria before they apply for the exam. The SSC CGL Exam Eligibility criteria is as follows:

Parameter

Details

Nationality

·        Indian

·        A person of Indian origin,

·        A subject of Nepal/Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee

Age Limit

Should be aged between 18 and 32 years as on As on 01-01-2021.

Educational Qualification

Must have Graduation Degree from a recognised University

 
Also read – Detailed SSC CGL Eligibility

 

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

There are 4 stages in this exam. The examination consist of two Computer Based Examination (Tier –I and Tier - II) and a descriptive paper as Tier- III and in some pots candidates may have to appear for a skill test.

 

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

The first phase of the SSC CGL exam is the online exam. Where candidates will have to secure marks more than a certain cutoff, in order to be eligible for other phases of the exam.

  1. Questions in Tier –I are objective type
  2. Each question carries 2 mark.
  3. Stipulated time for completion of Tier –I is one hour.
  4. SSC CGL Tier –I one is a bilingual exam, conducted in Hindi and English.
  5. In Tier-I, there will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.

 

The exam pattern is illustrated below:

Subject

Number of
Questions

Maximum
Marks

Time allowed

A. General Intelligence and
Reasoning

25

50

1 hour

   

B. General Awareness

25

50

C. Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

D. English Comprehension

25

50

 

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

This is the 2 nd phase of the SSC CGL exam and is conducted in online mode too. Here candidates will have to secure marks more than a certain cutoff, in order to be eligible for Descriptive test.

  1. Questions in Tier –II are objective type
  2. Each question carries 1 mark.
  3. Stipulated time for completion of Tier –II is two hours.
  4. SSC CGL Tier –II one is a bilingual exam, conducted in Hindi and English.
  5. In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.

 

The exam pattern is illustrated below:

Subject

Number of
Questions

Maximum
Marks

Time allowed

Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities

100

200

2 hours

 

  

 

Paper-II: English Language and
Comprehension

200

200

Paper-III: Statistics

100

200

Paper-IV: General Studies
(Finance and Economics)

100

200

 

SSC CGL Descriptive Paper

Only those candidates who are able to clear the cut off of Tier 2 will appear for this stage. In this paper the descriptive skills of candidates are tested. Candidates will have to opt to write either in Hindi or English. The pattern of the exam is as follows:

 

Mode of
Examination

 

Maximum
Marks

Time Allowed

Pen and Paper
mode

Descriptive Paper in
English or Hindi
(Writing of Essay/ Precis/
Letter/ Application etc.)

100

1 hour
(1 hour and 20 minutes
for the candidates who are
eligible for scribe)

 

SSC CGL Tier-IV (Skill Test)


In the Tier-IV, Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) will be conducted. This is not applicable to all the posts.

 

Also Read: SSC CGl Detailed Exam Pattern

 

SSC CGL Exam Syllabus 

 
The SSC CGL Exam Syllabus is mentioned below:
 

Sections

Topics

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Visual Memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification
  • Arithmetic Number Series
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Coding and Decoding

General Awareness

  • Sports
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research
  • Current Events

Numerical Aptitude

  • Number Systems
  • Computation of Whole Numbers
  • Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Distance
  • Ratio and Time
  • Time and Work

 General English

  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One Word Substitution
  • Improvement of Sentences
  • Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
  • Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Cloze Passage
  • Comprehension Passage


 

 

SSC CGL Exam Selection Process 2020-21

SSC CGL selection process starts with the release of notification. The official SSC CGL notification contains information about the number of vacancies, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, and other important information.

SSC CGL Exam Application

Interested candidates who meet all the eligibility criteria are required to apply online for the examination. The application process is open for a specific time.  The application fee for all candidates is Rs 100 and women/SC/ST/ex-servicemen candidates are exempted from payment of the fee.

SSC CGL Admit Card

Admit card for SSC CGL exam is released a month or so before the exam.  Candidates who are considered eligible by SSC are given admit card for the examination. The admit cards are available online and can be downloaded from the official website of SSC.

 

SSC CGL Tier –I

All the candidates with valid admit cards can appear for this Stage. This is a computer-based exam, where 4 sections are tested for 200 marks in total. The candidates who are successful in this stage are called for Tier –II of the exam.

SSC CGL Tier –II Exam

This is also a computer based stage, candidates who have cleared the Tier –I of the exam are eligible to appear of this stage. There are a total of 4 papers in this stage

SSC Descriptive Test Or Tier –III

This is the final stage of examination. The total marks allotted to this stage are 100. Candidates have to write an essay in either Hindi or English.

SSC CGL Final Result

The final result is based on the overall performance in Tier II and Tier III. Generally the final result is released in the official web site of SSC. The final result is in form of a merit list and the candidates can check there score by login in to the SSC website.  The skill test applicable for few posts does not have any weightage in the final result but the candidates must pass this stage or they are rejected.



To know more read here.

 

SSC CGL Exam – FAQ

Q. What is the number of vacancies released for SSC CGL exam?

A: The number of vacancies in the SSC CGL 2021 exam is 7,035.

Q. What is the exam date for SSC CGL Exam?

A:  The exam date for SSC CGL Exam is 13th, August, 2021 to 24th August 2021.

Q. Can I apply for SSC CGL after Class 12?

A:  No, you can not apply for SSC CGL after Class 12.

Q What is the application fee for SSC CGL exam?

A: The application fee for SSC CGL Exam is Rs. 100 at the same time women of all categories and SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen candidates are exempted from the application fee.

Q. What is the age limit for SSC CGL recruitment?

A:  Candidates must be 18 years old and should not exceed 32 years.

Q. What are the most sought-after posts under SSC CGL?

A:  The most sought-after posts under SSC CGL are.

  1. Income Tax Inspector
  2. Assistant Section Officer
  3. Central Excise Inspector
  4. Assistant Audit Officer

 

 

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