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SSC CGL 2020 : Important Dates, Posts, Notification, Exam Pattern, Selection Process, Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Centers, Preparation

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01 December, 2020

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SSC CGL is a national-level exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to shortlist candidates for Group-B and -C posts in various ministries/departments/organisations of the Government of India. Every year, about 30 lakh candidates fill the SSC CGL application form and about 15 lakh aspirants appear for the exam. The Staff Selection Commission conducts the exam in four stages called tiers. The first two tiers of the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam are conducted in online mode. The next two tiers of the exam are held in offline mode.

The level of competition in any competitive examinations is just rising every year. There are lakhs of aspirants for a handful of jobs that it takes the level of examination to an entirely greater level. SSC CGL  holds a definite distinction in terms of both participation as well as the laurels, if successful out of all the competitive job-based examinations. Hence, the number of aspirants for this job is rising gradually. 

Table of Contents 
SSC CGL 2020-2021 Posts
SSC CGL 2020-2021 Notification
SSC CGL 2020-21: Important Dates
SSC CGL 2020-2021 Selection Process 
SSC CGL 2020-2021 Exam Pattern
SSC CGL 2020-2021 Syllabus
SSC CGL 2020-2021 Eligibility Criteria
SSC CGL 2020-2021 Application Fee
SSC CGL 2020-2021 Exam Centre
SSC CGL 2020-2021 Exam Preparation
 

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services. The services are given below. 

• Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.

• Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.

• Inspectors of Income Tax.

• Preventive Officers in Customs.

• Examiner in Customs.

• Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.

• Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.

• Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.

• Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.

• Accountant/ Junior Accountant

• Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC

• Compiler in Registrar General of India.

SSC CGL 2020-2021 Notification
Before the official notification of SSC CGL 2020-21 was supposed to be released on 15th September 2020, but due to the ongoing pandemic, the official notification of SSC CGL 2020-21 is expected to be released on 12th December 2020 tentatively.  The online application window is expected to be open for one month period from 12th December 2020 to 15th January 2021.

 

SSC CGL 2020-21 Important Dates
The official notification for 2020-21 is going to be released by Staff Selection Commission of India on 12th December 2020. The online recruitment process will begin only when the official notification has been released.

SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam Schedule

Activity

Tentative Dates

SSC CGL 2020-21 Notification Release Date

12th December 2020

SSC CGL 2020-21 Registration commences

12th December 2020

SSC CGL 2020-21 Online Application Ends on

15th January 2021(5:00 PM)

SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier-I Exam Date

29-05-2021 to 07-06-2021

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date

To be notified later

SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date

To be notified later

SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date

To be notified later

 

SSC CGL 2020-2021 Selection Process 
SSC CGL 2020 Examination is conducted in four tiers respectively:
Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
Tier-II: Computer Based Examination
Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification is done at the end.

• Candidates who have applied successfully for SSC CGL 2020 exam, are assigned with unique Roll numbers and Admit Cards for appearing in the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I).

• Candidates are shortlisted category-wise on the scores received in the Tier-I exam, these candidates are allowed to appear in Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations.

• Separate cut-offs are fixed for Paper-III of Tier-II exam (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 only for those candidates who have 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 2020 Exam. Minimum qualifying marks in Tier-I, each Paper of Tier-II and Tier-III Examination are given below.

  • 14.3.1 UR: 30%
  • 14.3.2 OBC/ EWS : 25%
  • 14.3.3 Others: 20%

SSC CGL 2020-2021 Exam Pattern
 Tier-I exam contains a total of 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) of 200 marks. Candidates need to complete the exam in online mode in 60 minutes (one hour) 

SSC CGL Tier-I Sections and Subjects      

Number of Questions             

Marks                          

A. General Intelligence Reasoning

25

50

B. General Awareness

25

50

C. Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

D. English Comprehension

25

50

TOTAL

100

200

There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer

 Tier-II: SSC CGL tier-II exam consists of four papers. Each paper consists of MCQs that candidates need to attempt in online mode. Candidates need to attempt each paper in 120 minutes (two hours) 

SSC CGL Tier-II Papers and Subjects

Number of Questions           

Marks                 

Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities

100

200

Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension

200

200

Paper-III: Statistics

100

200

Paper-IV: General Studies( Finance and Economics)

100

200

TOTAL

500

800

 

Tier-III: SSC CGL Tier-III is a subjective/descriptive paper in English or Hindi language. Candidates need to attempt the paper in a pen-and-paper mode in 60 minutes duration.

SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Description

Marks         

Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi

(Writing of Essay/Precis/Letter/Application, etc.)

100

 

Tier-IV:
 SSC CGL Tier-IV exam is a skill test. The official website informs, “Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test (wherever applicable)/Document Verification will be conducted as per the provisions of the notice of examination.”

The skill test conducted by the commission is of two types as mentioned below:
SSC CGL Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)

This test is conducted for candidates who apply for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax). As part of the test, all candidates need to type at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on the computer. The skill test will be conducted for a passage of about 2,000 key depressions for 15 minutes. The test is of qualifying nature.

SSC CGL Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)
This test is conducted for candidates who apply for the following posts:

  • Assistant Section Officer in CSS MEA and AFHQ
  • Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  • Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines
  • Inspector (Central Excise)
  • Inspector (Preventive Officer)
  • Inspector (Examiner) in CBEC

The test is of qualifying nature and consists of three modules:

  •  Word Processing
  • Spreadsheet
  • Generation of Slides

SSC CGL 2020-2021 Syllabus

The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2020 Preliminary Exam are 

  1. General Awareness
  2. Reasoning
  3. Quantitative Aptitude 
  4. 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

Coding-Decoding

Current Affairs

Averages

Spellings

Word Formation

Sports

Percentage

Phrases and Idioms

Matrix

Books and Authors

Ratio and Proportion

One word Substitution

 

Important Schemes

Problem on Ages

Sentence Correction

 

SSC CGL 2020-2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria required for a candidate to appear in the SSC exam are:

1. Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of India

2. Age Limit: There are a different set of age limits for different posts in SSC CGL Exam 2020, 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

Group “C”

2400

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

 

The requirement of age for various posts is as follows:

S.No

Age Limit

Remarks

1

For the posts for which age limit is 18-27 years

Candidates must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1993 and not later than 01-01-2002.

2

For the posts for which age limit is 20-27 years

Candidates must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1993 and not later than 01-01-2000.

3

For the posts for which age limit is 20-30 years

Candidates must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-2000.

4

For the posts for which age limit is up to 30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-2002

5

For the post for which age limit is up to 32 years

Candidates must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1988 and not later than 01-01-2002.

 

2. Age Limit: The Government has also provided for Age relaxation for some categories.

S.No

Category

Age Relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit

1

OBC

3 years

2

ST/SC

5 years

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 2020 and is listed below:

SSC CGL Post

Educational Qualification

Assistant Audit Officer

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University

OR

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 a minimum of 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th

OR

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: There are certain required 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 2020-2021 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

• Application fee should be paid 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 the fee in cash, candidates should take the 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

The list of exam centres for SSC CGL 2020 Exam has been published by SSC with the official notification of SSC CGL 2020.

SSC CGL Exam Centres & Codes

SSC Region and States/ UTs under the Jurisdiction of the Region                                  

Address of the Regional Offices/ Website 

Dehradun (2002), Haldwani (2003), Haridwar (2005), Roorkee (2006), Delhi (2201), Ajmer (2401), Alwar (2402), Bharatpur (2403), Bikaner (2404), Jaipur (2405), Jodhpur (2406), Kota (2407), Sriganganagar (2408), Udaipur (2409), Sikar (2411)

Northern Region (NR)/  NCT of Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand

Regional Director (NR),  Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,  New Delhi-110003

Itanagar (5001), Dibrugarh (5102), Guwahati (Dispur) (5105), Jorhat (5107), Silchar (5111), Kohima (5302), Shillong (5401), Imphal (5501), Churachandpur (5502), Ukhrul (5503), Agartala(5601), Aizwal (5701) 

North Eastern Region (NER)/ Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura

Staff Selection Commission, Housefed Complex, Last  Gate, Beltola-Basistha Road, PO Assam Sachivalaya, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam-781006

Chandigarh/ Mohali (1601), Hamirpur (1202), Shimla (1203), Jammu (1004), Leh (1005), Samba (1010), Srinagar (J&K) (1007), Jalandhar (1402), Ludhiana (1405), Patiala (1403), Amritsar (1404)

North Western Sub-Region (NWR)/ Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab

Dy. Director (NWR),  Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Ground Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh-160009

Agra (3001), Gorakhpur (3007), Jhansi (3008), Kanpur (3009), Lucknow (3010), Meerut (3011), Prayagraj (3003), Varanasi(3013), Bhagalpur (3201), Darbhanga (3202), Muzaffarpur(3205), Patna(3206), Purnea (3209)

Central Region (CR)/ Bihar and Uttar Pradesh    

Regional Director (CR), Staff Selection Commission, 34-A,    Mahatma    Gandhi Marg,  Civil lines, Kendriya Sadan, Prayagraj – 211001

Port Blair (4802), Ranchi (4205), Balasore (4601), Berhampore (Odisha) (4602), Bhubaneshwar (4604), Cuttack(4605), Dhenkanal (4611), Rourkela (4610), Sambalpur(4609), Gangtok (4001), Hooghly (4418), Kolkata (4410), Siliguri (4415)

Eastern Region (ER)/ Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal    

Regional Director (ER), Staff Selection Commission, 1st MSO    Building,    (8th Floor), 234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020

Belagavi (9002), Bengaluru (9001), Hubballi (9011), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) (9005), Mangaluru (9008), Mysuru (9009), Shivamogga (9010), Udupi (9012), Ernakulam (9213), Kannur (9202), Kollam (9210), Kottayam (9205), Kozhikode (9206), Thrissur (9212), Thiruvananthapuram (9211), Kavaratti (9401)

Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/ Lakshadweep, Karnataka and Kerala

Regional Director (KKR), Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan,  Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560034

Bhopal (6001), Gwalior (6005), Indore(6006), Jabalpur (6007), Satna (6014), Sagar (6015), Ujjain (6016), Bilaspur (6202), Raipur (6204), Durg-Bhilai (6205)

Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)/ Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh

Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, J-5, Anupam Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh-492007

Chirala (8011), Guntur (8001), Kakinada (8009), Kurnool (8003), Nellore (8010), Rajahmundry (8004), Tirupati (8006), Vizianagaram (8012), Vijayawada (8008), Visakhapatnam (8007), Puducherry (8401), Chennai (8201), Coimbatore (8202), Madurai (8204), Salem (8205), Tiruchirapalli (8206), Tirunelveli (8207), Vellore (8208), Hyderabad (8601), Karimnagar (8604), Warangal (8603)

Southern Region (SR)/ Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana

Regional Director (SR), Staff Selection Commission, 2nd Floor, EVK Sampath Building, DPI Campus, College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600006

Panaji (7801), Ahmedabad (7001), Anand (7011), Gandhinagar (7012), Mehsana (7013),  Rajkot (7006), Surat (7007), Vadodara (7002), Amravati (7201), Aurangabad (7202), Jalgaon (7214), Kolhapur (7203), Mumbai (7204), Nagpur (7205), Nanded (7206), Nashik (7207), Pune (7208)

Western Region (WR)/ Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra    

Regional Director (WR),  Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, South Wing, Pratishtha Bhawan,  101, Maharshi Karve Road, Mumbai,  Maharashtra-400020

 

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