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SSC CGL

CAREER IN SSC CGL

SSC or Staff Selection Commission is a big fish to aim for. Every year, the Staff Selection Commission governs and conducts various exams to select and hire the deserving candidates who will fit in with the profile of the vacant posts in various government offices and departments. One of the most sought-after exams is the SSC CGL (Combine Graduate Level) Examination.

SSC CGL Notification:

The Staff Selection Commission annually releases a calendar which contains the list of all the upcoming examination dates. To get updated, interested candidates can visit

SSC CGL Vacancy:

Many aspirants make the cut for theSSC CGL examination every year. There are two types of Job posts offered which are non-technical Group B and Group C non-gazetted. The qualifiersseal job in the following government ministries, departments or offices.

  1. Examiner in Customs.
  2. Inspectors of Income Tax.
  1. Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDC in various offices of Govt. of India.
  2. Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.
  3. Accountant/ Junior Accountant
  1. Preventive Officers in Customs.
  2. Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.
  3. Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and the Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.

Pattern OF Examination:

There are total four levels in the SSC CGL examination which is conducted in four tiers as given below:

Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Online Test
Tier – II Objective Multiple Choice Online Test
Tier – III Descriptive Paper in Hindi/ English Offline Test (Pen and Paper mode)
Tier – IV Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test Wherever Applicable

Syllabus of SSC CGL Examination:

SSC CGL Examination is conducted in four levels, which are

SSC CGL Syllabus for – Tier I:

SSC CGL – Tier I Examination (objective) is conducted online.

Part Subjects Name Total No. of Qns. Maximum Marks Total Time alloted
1 Objective Multiple Choice 25 50 100
2 Objective Multiple Choice 25 50
3 Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi 25 50
4 Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test 25 50

Points to Remember:

SSC CGL Syllabus for – Tier II:

SSC CGL Tier – II is also an objective type examination which is conducted online.

Part Subjects Name Total No. of Qns. Maximum  Marks Time Allotment
1 Quantitative Abilities 100 200 120 Minutes
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 120 Minutes
3 Statistics 100 200 120 Minutes
4 General Studies (Economics & Finance) 100 200 120 Minutes

Points to Remember:

SSC CGL Syllabus for – Tier III:

The Tier III descriptive paper is a test of writing capabilities of the aspirants. It is an offline examin which the aspirants are required to write on various niche. So, it is always suggested to prepare well and read articles as much as you can. In addition, one can also watch nightly news in the television.
NOTE: Make sure to know the pattern of Application and Letter.

Points to Remember:

SSC CGL Syllabus for – Tier IV:

SSC CGL Tier IV exam consists of different skill tests that are necessary for some government posts.

  1. DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): The Data Entry Speed Test measures an individual’s typing speed and the accuracy the data being typed into the computer.  It is measured in key depressions (minimum 2000) and all the aspirants get fifteen minutes to complete the same.
  2. CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): One of the advanced tests Is CPT (Computer Proficiency Test) which comes with three modules (Word Processing, Spread Sheep, and Generation of Slides). CPT is the best option for applicants who want to apply for the post of Examiner, Preventive Officer, Central Excise Inspector, MEA or CSS Assistant.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria:
The candidates will be found eligible only if they fulfill the following four measures:

  1. Citizenship:Aspirants should be a National.
  2. Age Restriction: There are certain age limits that vary according to the SSC CGL posts, which are mentioned below:
Post Name Department Age Required
Auditor Offices under CAG 18-27 years
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics
Sub Inspector CBI 20-30 Years
Assistant Section Officer Air Force Headquarters
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway
 

Assistant Section Officer

Central Secretariat Service
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Not More than 30 years
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAG
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC
Inspector (Preventive officer) CBEC
Inspector, (Central Excise) Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC)
Sub Inspector NIA Up to 30Years
Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
Junior Statistical Officer Ministry of Statistics & Prog. Implementation Up to 32 years

 

  1. Qualification Required: Students may please note that there are certain qualification that differ depending on the post.
Post Name Qualification Required
Assistant Audit Officer Graduation in any field from a certified university. Or MBA/CS/CA.

 

Statistical Investigator – Grade II Post Graduation in any field from a certified university. Or average of 60 percentage in 10+2.

 

Compiler Posts Graduation in any field from a certified university. Or average of 60 percentage in 10+2.

 

Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as
compulsory or Elective Subject

All Other Posts Graduation in any field from a certified university is mandatory.

 

  1. Physical Fitness Requirements: Physical standards may vary depending upon the post – Sub Inspector in National Investigation Agency, Sub Inspector in Central bureau of Investigation, Inspector in Central Excise.
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