The Combined Graduate Level exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission to recruit contenders for grade B and grade C posts across various offices/departments/organizations in the Government of India.
The SSC CGL exam is conducted every year by the Staff Selection Commission on a national scale. Every year almost 15 lakh people appear for this exam. It is conducted in four stages called tiers.
These tiers are designed to test different aspects of your knowledge. The qualified students will be eligible to work in the following government departments:
|S. No.||Name of post||Ministry/Department/Office|
|2||Inspector of income tax||CBDT|
|3||Inspector (preventative officer/ examiner)||CBIC|
|4||Assistant enforcement officer||Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue|
|5||Sub-inspector||Central bureau pf narcotics, CBI, NIA|
|6||Divisional accountant||Offices under C&AG|
|7||Auditor||Offices under C&AG, CGDA, and other departments/ministries.|
|8||Accountant/Jr. accountant||Offices under C&AG and other ministries/ department|
The Staff Selection Commission released a notice on 29 December 2020 announcing the vacancies for SSC CGL 2021. The tentative vacancies for SSC CGL 2020-21 are 6506.
Reservation for ST, SC, OBC, Economically weaker sections (EWS), Ex-servicemen (ESM), and persons with disabilities (PwD) candidates would be determined and announced for all categories, wherever applicable. Vacancies for ESM are only reserved for Group C posts.
But the vacancies have decreased in number throughout the years. SSC CGL 2019-20 was conducted to fill 9488 vacancies. The year before that the total numbers of vacancies in SSC CGL 2018-19 were 11,271.
Thousands of people seek government jobs every year to build a stable career. The SSC CGL exam is a wonderful opportunity for all students to secure a position in various departments/ministries/offices in the government of India. SSC CGL is a highly anticipated exam across India. The Staff Selection Commission released a notice announcing important dates for the upcoming exam.
|Exam Event||Important Dates and Time|
|Submission of online applications||29-12-2020 to 31-01-2021 (23:30)|
|Last date and time for online fee payment||02-02-2021 (23:30)|
|Last date and time for generation of offline challan||04-02-2021 (23:30)|
|Last date for payment through Challan||06-02-2021|
|Tier 1 computer-based examination (postponed)||Postponed due to Covid|
|Schedule for SSC CGL tier 2 exam||To be notified|
|Schedule for SSC CGL tier 3 exam||To be notified|
|Schedule for SSC CGL tier 4 exam||To be notified|
According to the revised guidelines by the Staff Selection Commission, the computer-based tier 1 examination has been postponed due to the raging pandemic across the nation.
The Staff Selection Commission has announced the much-anticipated revised dates for SSC CGL Tier-1, SSC CHSL Tier-1, ASI, and SI exams.
|S. No.||Examination||Revised Dates|
|1.||Combined Graduate Level Exam Tier-1 2020||13.08.2021-24.08.2021|
|2.||Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam Tier-1 2020||04.08.2021-12.08.2021|
|3.||Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police, CAPFs and ASI in CISF (Paper-2)||26.07.2021|
This schedule is subject to the prevailing Covid-19 conditions and government guidelines issued from time to time concerning the management of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The SSC CGL exam will be conducted in four stages.
|Subject||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Exam Time|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||50||1 hour (negative marking of 0.5 for each wrong answer)|
|Subject||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Exam Time|
|Paper-1 – Quantitative Abilities||100||200||2 hours (negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong number)|
|Paper-2 – English Language and Comprehension||200||200|
|Paper-3 – Statistics||100||200|
|Paper-4 – General Studies (Finance and Economics)||100||200|
|Subject||Maximum Marks||Exam Time|
|Descriptive Paper (essay, letter, precis, etc.)||100||1 hour|
Scheme of SSC CGL tier 4 exam:
Tier 4 is a skill test. Two tests will be conducted for tier 4:
The eligibility criteria for SSC CGL vary for different posts. There are three basic criteria that every student should meet and one criterion that is only meant for selected posts. The eligibility criteria for the SSC CGL exam are as follows:
The SSC CGL exam consists of questions that cover different topics from 10th and 12th classes. The SSC CGL exam syllabus 2020-21 is as follows:
|Data Entry Speed Test (DEST)|
·8000 key depressions per hour.
·2000 key depressions for 15 minutes.
|Tax Assistants (central excise and income tax)|
|Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)|
·Generation of slides
|Assistant Section Officer, Assistant in SFIO, Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines.|
A student needs to have a game plan ready for any competitive exam. An effective strategy can be the key that helps you to crack the exam. Many top rankers suggest attempting mock tests to get a better grip of the type of questions that are asked.
You can attempt the previous year's papers of the SSC CGL, completely free of cost, on Exam Lounge, which is your one-stop learning for SSC CGL and other exams. Check out the previous year tier 1 papers that are linked below:
The 1-hour mock tests will help you assess your knowledge. You will get to know the sections in which you have strong knowledge and the sections that need more work. You can also attempt section-specific mock tests to solidify your grasp on those topics. These tests will not take more than 15 minutes to attempt and it will be worth taking them! The section-based tests are linked below:
Kinshu is a content writer at Exam Lounge. She has experience as an educational content writer for the past 3 years. Her main field of interest is General awareness including History, Geography and Current Affairs