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.
It consists of a paper of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 200 marks to be solved in duration of 2hr. Tier-I is common test for all categories of posts. This is a screening test only to qualify for the next step i.e. Tier II and its marks will be counted for determining their order of merit both in Tier III and final selection.
The scheme of this test is given below in a table:
|Parts||Subject||No. of Questions||Max. Marks|
|A||General Intelligence & Reasoning||25||50|
Duration & Timings for General candidates: 2Hours
Total Duration/ Timing for Visually Handicapped candidates: 2 Hours 40 mins
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|
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.
For Tier- I
|S.no||General Intelligence & Reasoning||Numerical Aptitute||General Awareness||English Comprehension|
|2||Similarities and differences||Interest||Indian History||Fill in the Blanks|
(Indian + World)
|Phrase or Idiom Meaning|
|4||Spatial orientation||Ratio and Proportion||Environment||Synonyms and Antonyms|
|5||Problem solving||Average||Economy||One Word Substitution|
|6||Analysis||Problems on Ages||Polity||PhraseReplacement/ Sentence Correction|
|7||Judgement||Speed Time And Distance||Biology||Error Spotting|
|8||Decision making||Profit and Loss||Chemistry||Spellings corrections|
|9||Visual memory||Number Series||Physics +Space Science||-|
|10||Discrimination||Number System||Computer &|
|12||Relationship concepts||Data Interpretation||Nutrition||-|
|13||Arithmetical reasoning||Time and Work||Current Affairs||-|
|14||Figural classification||Time and Work||Sports||-|
|15||Arithmetic number series||Algebra||People In News||-|
|17||Coding and decoding||Trigonometry||Impotant Days||-|
|19||Syllogistic reasoning||-||Govt. Schemes||-|
For Tier II:
|S.no||Arthmatic Ability||General English|
|2||Number series||Para jumbles|
|3||Number system||Error spotting|
|4||Algebra||Fill in blanks|
|7||Ratio & Proportion||Synonym|
|9||Profit & Loss||Active passive voice|
|10||Time & Work||Direct indirect speech|
|11||Time, Speed and Distance||-|
|16||Mixtures & alligations||-|
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.
|.no||Category||Cut off marks out of 200||Total Candidates Available|
|6||Ex. Service men||92.00||4965|
Candidates qualified for Tier-III for post of Assistant Audit Officer:
|.no||Category||Cut off marks out of 600 (Paper I+II)||Total Candidates Available|
Candidates qualified for Tier-III/CPT for Assistant Section Officer in CSS and Assistant in MEA:
|S.no||Category||Cut off marks out of 600 (Paper I+II)||Total Candidates Available|
Education Qualification – Under SSC CGL Recruitment Eligibility Criteria, the Candidates must have completed their Graduation Degree from any recognized university or institution.
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.
|S. no||Age limit|
|1||For Post for which age limit is 20-27 years||He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1989 and not later than 01.08.1996|
|2||For Post for which age limit is 18-27 years||He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1989 and not later than 01.08.1998|
|3||For Post for which age limit is 18-25 years||He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1991 and not later than 01.08.1998|
|4||For Post for which age limit is 21-27 years||He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1989 and not later than 01.08.1995|
|5||For Post for which age limit is 20-30 years||He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1986 and not later than 01.08.1996|
|6||For Post for which age limit is upto 30 years||He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1986 and not later than 01.08.1998|
|7||For Post for which age limit is upto 32 years||He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1984 and not later than 01.08.1998|
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