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About SSC-CGL

SSC – CGL examination is conducted by Staff Selection Commission every year to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments and organisations of Government of India. It selects staff for Group B and Group C officers. The examination is conducted in three successive tiers; Tier I, Tier II and Tier III. The Commission discontinue its interview phase from the year 2016-17.

Contents

 1. SSC - CGLE Tier I   2016-17

 2. SSC - CGLE Tier II  2016-17

 3. SSC - CGLE Tier III  2016-17

 4. SSC - CGLE Tier III  2016-17

 5. SSC - CGLE Syllabus

 6. SSC - CGLE Selection Process

 7. SSC - CGLE Previous year Cut-offs

 8. SSC - CGLE Eligibility Criteria

 

SSC CGL Selection Process:

1. SSC - CGL Tier I Examination

It consists of a paper of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 200 marks to be solved in duration of 1hr. 

The scheme of this test is given below in a table:

Parts

Subject

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration

A

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

50

1Hours

B

General Awareness

25

50

C

Numerical Aptitude

25

50

D

English Comprehension

25

50

Total100200 

2. SSC - CGL Tier II Examination:

This test is also a multiple choice objective paper, but unlike Tier I, it held over a period of two days. For all posts excluding that related to Assistant Audit officer and Statistical Investigator, there are only two tests namely Quantitative Abilities and English Language. After Tier II test, the merit is made based on aggregate marks of Tier I and Tier II.

The scheme of this test is given below in a table:

Papers

Subjects

Max. Marks/ Questions

I

Arithmetical Ability

200 (100 Questions)

II

English Language & Comprehension

200 (200 Questions)

IIIStatistics200 (100 Questions)
IV
 
Finance &
Accounting
80 (40 Questions)
Economics &
Governance
120 (60 Questions)

Note-:

  • In Tier-II, Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all the posts.
  • In Tier-II, Paper-III will be for only those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for this Post/ Paper.
  • In Tier-II, Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

3. SSC - CGL Tier III Examination

SSC - CGL Tier III is a descriptive type Examination and it is consist of easy writing and letter writing on the current issues of the country.

4. SSC - CGL Tier IV Examination

After clearing the Tier I and Tier II, the selected candidates gets qualified for Tier III. Earlier the SSC, conducted Interview after Tier II but from last year it was discontinued. In this Tier, SSC checks Computer Proficiency Test/ Skills for the selected posts (SSC would name those posts in the upcoming notification) and this round is also meant for document verification for all the selected candidates.

5. SSC - CGL Exam Syllabus

For Tier- I

S.noGeneral Intelligence & ReasoningNumerical AptituteGeneral Awareness English Comprehension
1AnalogiesSimplificationCultureReading Comprehension
2Similarities and differencesInterestIndian HistoryFill in the Blanks
3Spatial visualizationPercentageGeography
(Indian + World)
Phrase or Idiom Meaning
4Spatial orientationRatio and ProportionEnvironmentSynonyms and Antonyms
5Problem solvingAverageEconomyOne Word Substitution
6AnalysisProblems on AgesPolityPhraseReplacement/ Sentence Correction
7JudgementSpeed Time And DistanceBiologyError Spotting
8Decision makingProfit and LossChemistrySpellings corrections
9Visual memoryNumber SeriesPhysics +Space Science-
10DiscriminationNumber SystemComputer &
Mobile Technology
-
11ObservationMensurationDiseases, pollution-
12Relationship conceptsData InterpretationNutrition-
13Arithmetical reasoningTime and WorkCurrent Affairs-
14Figural classificationTime and WorkSports-
15Arithmetic number seriesAlgebraPeople In News-
16Non-verbal seriesGeometryBooks-
17Coding and decodingTrigonometryImpotant Days-
18Statement conclusion-Portfolios-
19Syllogistic reasoning-Govt. Schemes-

For Tier II:

S.noArthmatic AbilityGeneral English
1SimplificationReading comprehension
2Number seriesPara jumbles
3Number systemError spotting
4AlgebraFill in blanks
5AveragesPhrase replacement
6PercentageCloz test
7Ratio & ProportionSynonym
8InterestAntonym
9Profit & LossActive passive voice
10Time & WorkDirect indirect speech
11Time, Speed and Distance-
12Mensuration-
13Geometry-
14Trignometry-
15Data interpretation-
16Mixtures & alligations-

6. SSC - CGL Exam Selection:

The following are the required conditions the candidate needs to be fulfilled to earn the final selection:

A). The candidates who are qualified after Tier II would need to submit their documents like Graduation Marks sheet or provisional certificate/ Certificate of Graduation etc. during Tier III Computer Proficiency Test.

B). The minimum required educational qualification must be acquired before the stipulated late as it will be mentioned in the upcoming notification. In case of failure in any of the two conditions mentioned above, the candidate will be disqualified.

7. SSC CGL Cut Off 2017 for Tier I:

List-I: Cut off marks of Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-IV (General Studies (Finance & Accounts) and Tier-III:

CategoryCut Off Marks (out of 200)​​​​​​​
UR148.00
OBC135.50
SC125.50
ST119.00
OH111.50
HH75.00

List-II: Cut off marks of Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-III Statistics) & Tier III:

CategoryCut Off Marks (out of 200)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
UR146.50
OBC135.50
SC123.50
ST114.50
OH102.00
HH61.00
VR116.00

List – III: Cut off marks of Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I & Paper-II & Tier III):

CategoryCut Off Marks  (out of 200)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
UR126.50
OBC110.00
SC98.00
ST88.50
OH84.50
HH38.00
VR89.50
Ex- S69.00

SSC CGL Cut off 2016

Official Cut Off for SSC CGL 2016 Tier I:

CategoryCut Off Marks (out of 200)​​​​​​​
UR137.00
OBC125.50
SC114.0
ST103.0
OH97.00
HH20.00
VR68.00
Ex-S92.00

Official Cut Off for SSC CGL 2016 Tier II

SSC CGL Tier II Cut Off – Assistant Audit Officer

CategoryCut off Marks
Tier I+Tier II
(Paper I+II+IV)​​​​​​​
UR536
OBC493.75
SC454
ST427
OH411
HH264

SSC CGL Tier II Cut Off – CPT for Assistant Section Officer in CSS (Central Secretariat Service) and Assistant in MEA (Ministry of external affairs):

CategoryCut off Marks
Tier I+Tier II
(Paper I+II)​​​​​​​
UR449
OBC424.5
SC389
ST370
OH366.5
HH262

SSC CGL Tier II Cut Off –  Junior Statistical Officer (Grade-II):

CategoryCut off Marks
Tier I+Tier II
(Paper I+II+III)​​​​​​​
UR502
OBC471
SC423
ST397
OH364
HH230.25
VH267.5

Cut Off for SSC CGL 2016 Tier II – DEST (Data Entry Speed Test) for all posts (except AAO, ASO/Assistant (in MEA and CSS) and Junior Statistical Officer (Grade-II):

CategoryCut off Marks
Tier I+Tier II
(Paper I+II)​​​​​​​
UR422
OBC397
SC363.25
ST341
OH333
HH216
VR336
Ex.S287.5

 

8. SSC - CGL Exam Eligibility Criteria

Essential Academic Qualifications: (As on 01.08.2018)The basic qualification for SSC CGL is Graduation but it depends upon the post as follows. The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however they must possess Essential qualification on or before 1st August 2018.
(i) Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer:

(a) Essential Qualifications: Bachelor‟s Degree from a recognized University or Institute

(b) Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.

Note-I: During the period of probation direct recruits shall have to qualify the “Subordinate Audit Service Examination” in respective branches for confirmation and regular appointment as Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

(ii) Junior Statistical Officer: Bachelor‟s Degree in any subject from a  recognized University or Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level:
or Bachelor‟s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

(iii) All other Posts: Bachelor‟s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

Nationality / Citizenship – Participants must have this citizenship which is given below.

  • Citizen of Indian
  • Citizen of Nepal
  • Citizen of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee
  • Migrated Peoples from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit

(A) Age Limit: (As on 01.08.2018):

Age Limit Group 

Post Group

Post Code

18-27 Years

D

24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33

B

21**

18-30 Years

B

8, 19

20-27 Years

D

31

20-30 Years

B

3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 18

Not Exceeding 30

A

1, 2

B

4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 22

Up to 32 Years

C

23

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