SSC CGL Exam 2019

Introduction SSC CGL Exam 2019

Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CGL Exam every year, to choose eligible candidates for recruitment to non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non-gazetted posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India.

CGL Exam stands for Combined Graduate Level Exam and the educational qualification required to appear for the exam is graduation.

The posts offered under CGL Recruitment include officer level posts and hence, lakhs of students every year apply and appear for the exam.

Notification SSC CGL Exam 2018

SSC CGL Recruitment Notification was released in May 2018. The notification has been released on the official website and the link to apply online for the recruitment process was closed on 04 June 2018.

Application Fee SSC CGL Exam 2018

Application Fee can be paid in both Online as well as Offline mode. Category wise application fee is mentioned below:

For Gen/OBC Category: Rs. 100/- 
For SC/ST/PD Category: FREE

Vacancy Details SSC CGL Exam 2018

The number of vacancies offered under the recruitment process has been mentioned in the official notification. The numbers of vacancies are subject to change and the notice regarding the same will be released on the website. Posts offered under the recruitment process are:

1. Assistant Audit Officer
2. Inspector Examiner (CBEC)
3. Income Tax Inspector (CBDT)
4. Assistant (MEA)
5. Central Excise Inspector (CBEC)
6. Preventive Officer Inspector (CBEC)
7. Assistant Enforcement Officer (AEO)
8. Assistant (Central Vigilance Commission)
9. Assistant (AFHQ)
10. Assistant (Ministry of Railway)
11. Assistant (Intelligence Bureau)
12. Assistant Section Officer (CSS)
13. Sub Inspectors (CBI)
14. Assistant (Other Ministries)
15. Divisional Accountant (CAG)
16. Inspector (Narcotics)
17. Sub Inspectors (NIA)
18. Statistical Investigator
19. Inspector (Dept. of Post)
20. Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
21. Auditor C&AG
22. Auditor CGDA
23. Auditor CGA
24. Tax Assistant CBEC
25. Tax Assistant CBDT
26. Accountant/ Junior Accountant Offices under C&AG
27. Accountant/ Junior Accountant Offices under CGA & others
28. Senior Secretariat Assistant
29. Compiler (Registrar General of India) 

Important Dates SSC CGL Exam 2018

SSC has released its annual calendar on the website and the tentative dates for SSC CGL Recruitment are as follows:

Event Date
Release of Official Notification 05 May 2018
Online Application Begins 05 May 2018
Last Date to Apply Online 04 June 2019
Tier I Exam Admit Card 22 May 2019
SSC CGL Tier I Exam June 04, 2019 to June 13, 2019
Tier I Exam Result Sept 20, 2019 (Tentative)

Exam Pattern SSC CGL Exam 2018

SSC CGL Exam is conducted in four stages/Tiers as mentioned below:

Tier -I: Online Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -II: Online Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -III: Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application Writing)
Tier -IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (according to post)/ Document Verification

Exam Syllabus SSC CGL Exam 2018

Tier I and Tier II exam are Objective Type exams and the subjects asked in these exams are as follows:

(I) General Intelligence & Reasoning:

Analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern –folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence.

(II) General Awareness:
Questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

(III) Quantitative Aptitude:
Whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

(IV) English Comprehension:
Reading comprehension, fill in the blanks, spellings, idioms and phrases, one-word substitution, sentence correction, error spotting, cloze test, para-jumble, antonym-synonym, active-passive.

Tier III Exam: Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application writing etc.

Tier IV Exam:
1. Data Entry Speed Test: Candidate must have 2000 key depressions speed within 15 minutes.
2. Computer Proficiency Test: Candidate must have a working knowledge of Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides.

Eligibility Criteria SSC CGL Exam 2018

All candidates are advised to check the detailed eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The eligibility criteria to apply for the recruitment process varies according to the posts offered. Detailed Eligibility Criteria is mentioned below:

Educational Qualification: The candidate must be a graduate from any recognized board or university. The candidates appearing in their final year exam are also eligible for the recruitment process. 

Additional Qualification:
(I) For Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer posts: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters I Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.
(II) For Junior Statical Officer posts: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the core subjects.
(III) Compiler posts: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective Subject.

Age Limit: The age limit for different posts are different. Age relaxation is also applicable as per SSC norms.

Posts Age Limit
Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts officer 30 years
Assistant Section Officer ITI/ Excise/Preventive Officer/Examiner/ 20-30 years
Asst. Enforcement Officer/Inspector of Posts 30 years
Assistant Enforcement Officer Up to 30 years
Inspector  18-27 Years
Assistant/Superintendent 30 years
Sub Inspector 30 years
Divisional Accountant 30 years
Assistant 18-27 years
Junior Statistical Officer 32 years
Tax Assistant (CBEC) 20-27 years
Tax Assistant (CBDT) 18-27 years
Auditor               18-27 years
Sub Inspector 18-27 years

Category wise Age Relaxation is as follows:

Category Years
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
Physically Handicapped (PH) 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years


How to Apply SSC CGL Exam

Candidates can easily apply for the SSC CGL Exam by following these simple steps:

1. With a valid email ID, register on the official website of SSC.
2. Pay Application fee through any medium (Online or Offline).
3. Enter your details including educational qualification.
4. Upload a copy of scanned photograph & signature. 
5. Hit 'Submit' button to finally submit your application.
6. Take a print out of your completely filled application form for future reference.

Admit Card SSC CGL Exam 2018

The SSC CGL 2018 Tier I Exam Admit Card released on May 22, 2019. Candidates will be able to download the admit card from the official website of SSC as well as from Safalta education portal.

Centres of Exam, date, timing and all other information will be mentioned on the Admit Card of the student.

SSC CGL Exam Centers 2018

Cut Off SSC CGL Exam 2018

To clear the exam, candidates have to score above the cut-off score. The cut-off score is released on the website of SSC after the evaluation process. Category wise last year's cut-off score is mentioned below.

SSC CGL 2017 Tier I cut-off score

Category Cut-off
General     131
OBC 115
SC 103
ST 93

Result SSC CGL Exam 2018

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Result will be declared on the official website of SSC as well as a safalta education portal. The result will be declared after the conclusion of each Tier.

Candidates will be allowed to check their exam result from the official website with their Registration number and date of birth.


  • What is the essential qualification for the SSC CGL Exam?

Candidate must be a graduate in any subject from a recognised university, to apply for the recruitment process.

  • What is the age criterion to apply for SSC CGL Exam?

Age criterion varies from post to post.

  • What is the age relaxation for SC/ST candidates for SSC CGL Exam?

05 Years relaxation in upper limit.

  • What is the Application fee for SSC CGL Exam?

For Gen/OBC: Rs. 100/-, for SC/ST/PH & Female: Nill

  • When will admit card be released for the SSC CGL Exam?

Admit card is always released around 10 days prior to the exam. Notice will be released on the official website.

  • What is the selection procedure of SSC CGL Exam?

It is a 4 stage exam. Tier I, II, III & IV. Candidates are required to clear all the exams to get selected.

  • Are there any changes in the SSC CGL Exam pattern?

Not yet.

  • When will the result be declared of SSC CGL Exam?

The result will be declared once the examination process will be completed.

  • Will there be an interview after the written result of SSC CGL Exam?

No. Skill Test will be conducted after the Tier II Exam.

  • Will the exam conducted online or offline (OMR Based) of SSC CGL Exam?

SSC CGL Tier 1,2 and 4 Exam would be online. Tier 3 would be an offline, descriptive paper.

  • Is there a criterion for negative marking in SSC CGL Exam?

Yes. Negative marking is applicable.

Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CGL Exam every year, to choose eligible candidates for recruitment to non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non gazetted posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India.