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Combined Graduate Level (CGL)

  • 26 Sep
The Staff Selection Commission conducts many national level exams to recruit candidates into various Organizations, departments, offices under the Government of India. One of the exams conducted by the SSC is the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam.

The Staff Selection Commission conducts many national level exams to recruit candidates into various Organizations, departments, offices under the Government of India. One of the exams conducted by the SSC is the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam.

Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Examination, often referred to as SSC CGL is an examination conducted to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments and organisations of the Government of India. It is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for selecting staff for various Group B and Group C posts.

The SSC conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services that are mentioned 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 2021 Exam Highlights

Exam Name

SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) 

Conducting Body

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Online & offline

Exam Duration

Tier-I: 60 minutes

Tier-II: 120 minutes for each paper

Tier-III: 60 minutes

Exam Purpose 

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

Exam Language

English and Hindi

Exam Helpdesk No.

011-69999845

Official Website

http://ssc.nic.in/

 

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2021

Age Limit

Aspirants applying for SSC CGL must not be less than 18 years and cannot be more than 32 years of age (as of August 1, 2021).

The lower and upper limit of age varies for each post.

The age of candidates as present in the 10th/12th certificates will be considered.

 

SSC CGL Post-wise Age Limit

Posts and Offices

Age Limit

Accountant (C&AG), Accountant, Junior Accountant, Senior Secretariat Assistant, Upper Division Clerks (Ministries other than CSCS cadres), Tax Assistant (CBDT), Auditor (C&AG), Auditor, Auditor (CGDA), Tax Assistant (CBIC), Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics), Upper Division Clerks (Border Road Organisation)

18-27 years

Assistant, Inspector Posts (Department of Post)

18-30 years

Assistant Section Officer (Central Secretariat Service, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of External Affairs, AFHQ), Assistant (Other Ministries, Departments, Organizations), Sub Inspector (CBI)

20-30 years

Assistant Section Officer (IB, Other Ministries, Departments), Inspector, (Central Excise/ Preventive Officer/ Examine/ CBIC/ Central Bureau of Narcotics), Assistant Enforcement Officer (Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue), Divisional Accountant (C&AG), Sub Inspector (NIA), Statistical Investigator Grade-II (Registrar General of India Organizations), Inspector of Income Tax (CBDT), Assistant (Other Ministries, Departments, Organizations), Superintendent (Other Ministries, Departments, Organizations), Assistant Audit Officer (Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG), Assistant Accounts Officer (Indian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG).

18-30 years

Junior Statistical Officer

18-32 years

 

Structure

The examination has several tiers which are conducted over different days with results posted after each tier. Previous exams also included an interview tier, but following a government order, interviews have been dispensed with for all non-gazetted posts in the central government as of 1 January 2016. A computer proficiency test or a skill test was also added as a tier for some posts.[8][9] There are four major tiers for the 2018 exam.

 

Tier I: Preliminary

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.

 

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.

 

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 any language can be chosen as per candidate's choice.

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.

 

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Dates

SSC CGL 2021: Important Dates

Activity

Dates

Notification Release Date

December 29, 2020

Online Application Process Duration

December 29, 2020 - January 31, 2021

SSC CGL Tier-I Application Status

July 29, 2021

SSC CGL Tier-I Admit Card 

August 10, 2021

SSC CGL Exam Date 2021 Tier-I 

August 13 to 24, 2021

SSC CGL Answer Key

September 2, 2021

SSC CGL Tier-I Result

December 11, 2021

SSC CGL Exam Date 2021 Tier-II 

Notified Soon

SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date

Notified Soon

SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date

Notified Soon

 

Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

Sr.No.

Subject 

Total Questions

Total Marks

Exam Duration

1.

General Awareness

25

50

60 min

2.

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

3.

General English

25

50

4.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

50

 

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

Sr.No

Subject

Total Questions

Total Marks

Exam Duration

1.

Statistics

100

200

2 Hours

2.

Quantitative Aptitude

100

200

3.

General English

200

200

4.

General Studies
(Finance & Economics)

100

200

 

 

Topic-wise Syllabus of Tier 1

General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude

English Comprehension

Classification

Static General Knowledge

Simplification

Reading Comprehension

Analogy

Science

Interest

Cloze Test

Coding-Decoding

Current Affairs

Averages

Spellings

Paper Folding Method

Sports

Percentage

Phrases and Idioms

Matrix

Books and Authors

Ratio and Proportion

One word Substitution

Word Formation

Important Schemes

Problem on Ages

Sentence Correction

Venn Diagram

Portfolios

Speed, Distance, and Time

Error Spotting

Direction and Distance

People in the News

Number System

Fill in the Blanks

Blood Relations

History

Mensuration

Active/Passive

Series

Geography

Data Interpretation

Narrations

Verbal reasoning

Economic

Time and Work

 

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Awards and Honors

Algebra

 

 

Economic

Trigonometry

 

 

 

Geometry
 

 

 

Topic-wise Syllabus for Tier 2

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

 

Simplification

Interest

Averages

Percentage

Ratio and Proportion

Speed, Distance, and Time

Number System

Mensuration

Data Interpretation

Time and Work

Algebra

Trigonometry

Geometry

Data Sufficiency

Reading Comprehension

Spelling

Fill in the Blanks

Phrases and Idioms

One Word Substitution

Sentence Correction

Error Spotting

Cloze Test

Para Jumbles

Synonyms-Antonyms

Active-Passive Voice

 
 

Statistics

General Awareness

 

Collection and Representation of Data

Measure of Dispersion

A measure of Central Tendency

Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis

Correlation and Regression

Random Variables

Random Variables

Sampling Theory

Analysis and Variance

Time Series Analysis

Index Number

Finance and Accounting

Fundamental Principles

Financial Accounting

Basic Concepts of Accounting

Self-Balancing Ledger

Error Spotting and Correction

Economics and Governance

Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Finance Commission

Theory of Demand and Supply

 
 


 

SSC CGL  Syllabus  For Tier 3

Subject

Marks

Time

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay,

Precis, Letter, Application, etc.)

100 marks

1 hour or 60 minutes
(80 minutes for
PWD category)

 

SSC CGL Tier IV Syllabus

SSC CGL Tier 4 Test

Details

Nature

Post

Exemptions

Data Entry Skill Test

8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.
Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes

Qualifying

Tax Assistant (CBIC/CBDT)

OH candidates

PwD candidates who are eligible for scribes will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) minutes

Computer Proficiency Test

  • Word Processing Capabilities
  • Spread Sheet Tasks
  • Generation of Slides in Powerpoint

Qualifying

  • Assistant Section Officer (Central Secretariat Service, Ministry of External Affairs,AFHQ,)
  • Assistant (Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines)
  • Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC.

PwD candidates who are eligible for scribes will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) mi

 

How to check online SSC CGL Admit Card 2021?

For the admit card, first, you have to go to the official website.

Then you have to click on the Admit Card / Hall Ticket option on the home page.

After that, you have to fill in all the details asked on the next page.

After filling in the details click on submit.

Then your admit card will open on your screen.

Save and download the admit card.

Also, take out the print copy of the admit card for the exam.

 

 

 

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