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SSC CGL Exam Details Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Selection Process

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Staff Selection Commission SSC is an autonomous body for the recruitment of Group B and Group C Posts in various departments of the Government of India. It conducts the SSC CGL Exam for the recruitment of Group B and Group C Posts in various departments of the Government of India.

SSC CGL Posts Details

Post nameDepartment 
AAO Assistant  Audit OfficerC&AG
AAO Assistant Accounts OfficerC&AG
 ASO Assistant Section Officer
  • Intelligence Bureau
  • Ministry of Railway
  • Central Administrative Tribunal
  • Central Vigilance Commission
  • Election Commission
ASO Assistant Section OfficerCentral Secretariat Services
ASO Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of External Affairs
ASO Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of Defence AFHQ
Income Tax Inspector CBDT
Central Excise InspectorCBIC
Preventive OfficerCBIC
ExaminerCBIC
InspectorCentral Bureau of Narcotics
Assistant Enforcement OfficerEnforcement Directorate
 Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of Investigation CBI
Inspector PostMinistry of Communication
Assistant
  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
  • Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Divisional AccountantC&AG
Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency
Junior Statistical OfficerM/O Statistics & Programme Implementation
Statistical investigator grade 2Registrar General of India
Assistant
  • Bureau of Police Research & Development
  • Coast Guard Headquarters
  • Enforcement Directorate (Deptt. of Revenue)
  • Ministry of External Affairs (Central Passport Offices )
  • Ministry of Textiles
  • Narcotics Control Bureau
AssistantMinistry of Mines
Auditor
  • Offices under Comptroller & Auditor General of India
  • Offices under Controller General of Defence Accounts
  • Other Ministry/Departments
AccountantOffices under Controller & Auditor General of India
Accountant/ Junior Accountant
  • Controller General of Accounts
  • Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts-Admn.)
Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerk
  • Ministry of Textiles
  • Directorate General of Defence Estates (Ministry of Defence)
  • Central Bureau of Narcotics
Tax Assistant
  • Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)
  • Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs(CBIC)
Sub-Inspector(Narcotics)Central Bureau of Narcotics
Upper Division ClerkDTE General Border Roads Organisation

SSC CGL Posts Pay Level, Grade Pay

Post name pay levelGrade paySkill Test
AAO Assistant  Audit OfficerLevel 8

4800

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AAO Assistant Accounts OfficerLevel 8

4800

 ASO Assistant Section Officer Level 7

4600

ASO Assistant Section OfficerLevel 7

4600

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

ASO Assistant Section OfficerLevel 7

4600

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

ASO Assistant Section OfficerLevel 7

4600

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

Income Tax InspectorLevel 7

4600

Central Excise InspectorLevel 7

4600

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT),
Preventive OfficerLevel 7

4600

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT),

ExaminerLevel 7

4600

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT),

InspectorLevel 7

4600

Assistant Enforcement OfficerLevel 7

4600

 Sub InspectorLevel 7

4600

Inspector PostLevel 7

4600

AssistantLevel 7

4600

Divisional AccountantLevel 6

4200

Sub InspectorLevel 6

4200

Junior Statistical OfficerLevel 6

4200

Statistical investigator grade 2Level 6

4200

AssistantLevel 6

4200

AssistantLevel 6

4200

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT),

AuditorLevel 5

2800

AccountantLevel 5

2800

Accountant/ Junior AccountantLevel 5

2800

Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division ClerkLevel 4

2400

Tax AssistantLevel 4

2400

Date Entry Skill Test (DEST)

Sub-Inspector(Narcotics)Level 4

2400

Upper Division ClerkLevel 4

2400

SSC CGL Post Preference and Details Salary, Job profile, Promotion

SSC CGL Posts Physical Standard and Physical Test for Inspector Posts(Male and Female)

SSC CGL Vacancy 2019-2020 Update: 9488 Vacancies Announced

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria/Educational Qualifications

Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer

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

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.

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

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.

Statistical Investigator Grade-II

Bachelor‟s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognized University or Institute. The candidates must have studied Statistics as a subject in all the three years of the graduation course.

All other Posts

Bachelor‟s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

SSC CGL Selection Process

The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

  1. Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
  2. Tier-II: Computer Based Examination
  3. Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
  4. Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification
  • Based on the marks scored in Tier-I i.e. Computer Based Examination, candidates will be shortlisted, category-wise, to appear in Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations. Separate cut-offs will be fixed for Paper-III of Tier-II (i.e. for the post of JSO and Statistical Investigat or Grade-II), Paper-IV of Tier-II (i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer) and for Paper-I + Paper-II of Tier-II (i.e. for all other posts).
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  • Based on the aggregate performance in Tier-I and Tier-II Examinations, candidates will be shortlisted for evaluation of Tier-III Examination. The candidates who are not qualified in Tier-II will not be eligible for evaluation of Tier-III and they will not be considered for further selection process.
  • Based on the aggregate performance of qualified candidates in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations, candidates will be shortlisted to appear in Document Verification and Skill Tests i.e. Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Data Entry Skill Test (DEST).
  • Preference of posts will be taken from the candidates either online before DV or at the time of Document Verification.
  • Merit list will be prepared on the basis of overall performance of candidates in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations. The final selection of candidates, in each category, will be made on the basis of aggregate marks scored by them in „Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III examinations‟ and „preference of posts‟ exercised by them.

Tier-I Exam Pattern

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime
Reasoning255060 Minutes
English2550
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
Total100200

 Tier-II Exam Pattern

PapersNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTime
Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities100200120 Minutes(for each Paper)
Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension200200
Paper-III: Statistics100200
Paper-IV: General Studies

(Finance and Economics)

100200

Tentative Answer Keys will be placed on the Commission‟s website after the Examination. Candidates may go through the Answer Keys and submit representations, if any, on payment of Rs 100/- per question within the time limit given by the Commission through on-line modality only.

Tier-III

Mode of ExaminationScheme of ExaminationMax. MarksTime
Pen and Paper modeDescriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)10060 Minutes

 

 Tier-IV (Skill Test) 

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST):

  • For the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax): Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer. The “Data Entry Speed Test” Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. This test will be of qualifying nature.
  • Computers for the test will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/ venue notified for the purpose. The Skill Test will be held at the Commission‟s Regional/ Sub-Regional Offices or at other Centres as may be decided by the commission. Detailed instructions regarding the Skill Test will be sent by the Regional/ Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in Skill Test. Information about the evaluation of Typing Test/ DEST is available on the Commission‟s website
    https:\\ssc.nic.in (Candidate‟s Corner).
  • OH candidates opting for the post of Tax Assistant in CBDT are exempted for appearing in Skill Test. OH candidates opting for post of Tax Assistant in CBEC are not exempted from Skill Test. HH and VH candidates are not eligible for exemption from the Skill Test.
  • PwD candidates will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) minutes in DEST. Only those VH candidates who opt for scribes in the written examination will be provided passage reader at the time of Skill Test.

   Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

  • The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules: (i) Word Processing, (ii) Spread Sheet and (iii) Generation of Slides.
  • The CPT will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose. No exemption from CPT is allowed for any category of PwD candidates. CPT will be of qualifying nature.

SSC CGL Pre 2019 Exam Paper – Previous Year Paper

Important Instruction

In addition to the Admission Certificate, it is mandatory to carry at least two passport size recent colour photographs, Original valid Photo-ID proof having the Date of Birth as printed on the Admission Certificate, such as:

  • Aadhaar Card/ Printout of E-Aadhaar,
  • Voter‟s ID Card,
  • Driving License,
  • PAN Card,
  • Passport,
  • ID Card issued by University/ College/ School,
  • Employer ID Card (Govt./ PSU),
  • Ex-Serviceman Discharge Book issued by Ministry of Defence,
  • Any other photo-bearing ID Card issued by the Central/ State Government.
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