Career in SSC CGL Exam- Selection process, Eligibility, syllabus, cut-off

SSC CGL exam
Title- SSC CGL Exam

Dear candidate, Today I am going to describe SSC-CGL examinations and its’ Selection Process, Benefits, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Process, Syllabus asked, last year cut-off, and I will provide a Preparation Strategy. The whole article will help you to understand it. so let’s start-

About SSC-CGL Exam

What is SSC CGL Exam and its selection process:

  • SSC-CGL is not a Name of the Exam, here SSC is Staff Selection Commission, which conducts the Exam (CGL) Combined Graduation Level, that’s why it called SSC-CGL.
  • This Exam Conducted by SSC to select the eligible graduate candidate for Governmental organization, Ministry, and Departments once in a year.
  • CGL exam includes Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ Government Services selection process.
  • CGL exam Notification released every year in the month of September – October, and Pre-exam Conducted in Month of March and April.
  • This Exam is Scheduled with mainly 4 tiers, are Tier-1,2,3 and 4
  • All tier have different Examine process

Posts and Vacancies under SSC-CGL

What posts get after SSC-CGL exam:

If you want to Attend SSC-CGL, you must have to know the Vacancies. SSC CGL exam process all the Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ vacancies of some Governmental Department with Pay-Scale as below-

Post’s NameDepartment /
Service GradeAge
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AGGroup ‘B’
Assistant Section officerCentral Secretariat ServiceGroup ‘B’
20 – 30
Assistant Section officerIntelligence BureauGroup ‘B’
Assistant Section officerMinistry of RailwayGroup ‘B’
23 – 30
Assistant Section officerMinistry of External AffairsGroup ‘B’
23 – 30
Assistant Section officerAFHQGroup ‘B’
23 – 30
AssistantOther Ministries/ Departments/ OrganizationsGroup ‘B’
18 -30*
Assistant Section officerOther Ministries/ Departments/ OrganizationsGroup ‘B’
Inspector, (Central Excise)CBICGroup ‘B’
Inspector (Preventive Officer)CBICGroup ‘B’
Inspector (Examiner)CBICGroup ‘B’
Assistant Enforcement
Directorate of Enforcement, Department of RevenueGroup ‘B’
Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of InvestigationGroup ‘B’
20 -30
Inspector PostsDepartment of PostGroup ‘B’
18 – 30
InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup ‘B’
20 – 30
Other Ministries/ Departments/
Group ‘B’
Divisional AccountantOffices under C&AGGroup ‘B’
Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)Group ‘B’
Junior Statistical OfficerM/o Statistics & Programme Implementation.Group ‘B’
Statistical Investigator Grade-IIRegistrar General of IndiaGroup ‘B’
AuditorOffices under C&AGGroup ‘C’
18 – 27
Inspector of Income TaxCBDTGroup ‘C’
AuditorOther Ministry/ DepartmentsGroup ‘C’
18 – 27
AuditorOffices under CGDAGroup ‘C’
18 – 27
AccountantOffices under C&AGGroup ‘C’
18 – 27
Accountant/ Junior AccountantOther Ministry/ DepartmentsGroup ‘C’
18 – 27
Senior Secretariat Assistant/
Upper Division Clerks
Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres.Group ‘C’
18 – 27
Tax AssistantCBDTGroup ‘C’
18 – 27
Tax AssistantCBICGroup ‘C’
18 – 27
Sub-InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup ‘C’
18 – 27
Upper Division ClerksDte. Gen Border Road Organisation (MoD)Group ‘C’
18 – 27
Posts with their respective departments

These are the common posts and vacancies with their respective Ministry, Department, and Organizations. so now you know it and can tell someone when ask, that what post you want to get from SSC CGL Exam. The vacancies may be increased or decreased at the time of notification release, it depends on the requirement.

Pay-scale and Salary

What is the Salary after SSC CGL exam:

As We discussed all the posts of CGL exam, it is not easy to describe the pay-Scale for each, but we can arrange it according to Service grade as below-

Pay LevelService GradeSalary (Monthly)
Pay Level-8Group ‘B’ GazettedRs. 47600 to 151100/-
Pay Level-7Group ‘B’ SeniorRs. 44900 to 142400/-
Pay Level-6Group ‘B’ JuniorRs. 35400 to 112400/-
Pay Level-5Group ‘C’ SeniorRs. 29200 to 92300/-
Pay Level-4Group ‘C’ JuniorRs. 25500 to 81100/-
Pay scale of CGL posts

Apart from the Salary a Government Servant get lot of benifits as below-

Benefits and Life After SSC CGL Exam:

What are the Benefits and Life After SSC CGL exam:

  • Social Status and Power
  • Option for taking study leave
  • Official vehicles facility for gazetted officer rank
  • High level of job security
  • POWER & RESPECT that an officer commands in a society.
  • Perks like Provident Fund leave, medical attendance, etc…
  • Lifetime pension and other retirement benefits
  • An attractive salary.

Life After CGL Exam-

  • Dear Candidate, this is the major factor to choose a government service in India.
  • The Mindset of our Society is that If you have a Government job, you have a good status, power, and richness, and that’s true.
  • you will be a highly repetitive person in society, your parents will proud of your success.
  • You will have time for your own life and Family.
  • You will have high security of job so you can plan your Future
  • You will get a Handsome salary so you can save your earnings and live healthily and peacefully. etc…

Eligibility Criteria

What is the Minimum Eligibility criteria for SSC CGL exam:

Eligibility criteria to attend the CGL exam is Only Graduation pass or Graduate final year, but to get a Specific post through SSC-CGL, there is Essential Educational Educational requirement as below

Essential Educational Education

Post NameEssential Requirement
Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer

1. Bachelor‟s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.

Desired Education- (One of them)
1. Chartered Accountant
2. Cost & Management Accountant
3. Company Secretary
4. Masters in Commerce
5. Masters in Business Studies
6. Masters in Business Administration (Finance)
7.Masters in Business Economics.
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


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.
Tax AssistantsBachelor‟s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
Data Entry Skill- 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.
Other Post

Bachelor‟s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

Computer Proficiency Skill- (Applicable to all)

Other Eligibility:

  • The candidate should be an Indian. or Subject of Nepal, Bhutan, Etc…
  • Candidate must have age between 18 to 30 years or According to post.
  • Age Relaxation applicable as per govt. Rules


CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PwBD (Unreserved)10 years
PwBD (OBC)13 years
PwBD (SC/ST)15 years
Ex-Serviceman (ESM)3 years after deduction of the
military service rendered from
the actual age as on the closing date.
Age Relaxation

Plan of Examination

What is the SSC CGL exam Procedure:

SSC CGL exam is an online computer-based test consist mainly of 4 Tiers as-

Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
Tier-II: Computer Based Examination
Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification.

  • Tier-1 is pre-exam is the MCQ Type Exam, which is scheduled in the month of March and April every year and after this, selected candidates will be allowed to attend Tier-2 main exam.
  • Tier-2 is the same as Pre Exam (MCQ) type, this is the Main Exam, which is scheduled after the Tier-1.
  • Tier-3 is a Descriptive paper (Pen Paper mode) Essay writing exam, that is scheduled after the Tier-2 exam to clarify the English knowledge of the candidate.
  • Tier-4 is an essential eligibility test to check the computer knowledge and DATA entry Skill of the Candidate ( if required )

Tier-1 Exam

SubjectNumber of
Total time
General Intelligence and Reasoning2550
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Comprehension2550
Total1002001 Hour
Tier- 1 Exam

Note- There will be Negative Marking of 0.50 marks in Tier-1

Tier-2 Exam

Subject / PaperNumber
Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities1002002 Hour
Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension2002002 Hour
Paper-III: Statistics

(For the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics)
1002002 Hour
Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)

(For the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.)
1002002 Hour
Tier-2 Exam


  • In Tier-I, there will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.
  • In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension)
  • In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.
  • In Tier-II, Paper-II, Paper-III and Paper IV is according to post, only one of them is applicable.
  • Tier-2 is of Total 300 Marks

Tier-3 Exam

Subject / PaperMaximum MarksTotal Time
Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi

(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)
1001 Hour
Tier-3 Exam


What Syllabus Asked in SSC CGL Exam:

Tier-1 Exam Syllabus:

General Intelligence & Reasoning:

Semantic AnalogySymbolic operationsSymbolic/ Number Analogy
TrendsFigural AnalogySpace Orientation
Semantic ClassificationVenn DiagramsSymbolic/ Number Classification
Drawing inferencesFigural ClassificationPunched hole/
& unfolding
Semantic SeriesFigural Pattern-folding and completionNumber Series
Embedded figuresFigural Series Critical ThinkingProblem Solving
Emotional IntelligenceWord BuildingSocial Intelligence
Coding and de-codingOther subtopicsif any Numerical operations
General Intelligence Syllabus (SSC CGL)

General Awareness:- National / International Events

CultureCurrent Affair
EnvironmentScientific Research
(General Science)
General Awareness Syllabus (SSC CGL)

Quantitative Aptitude:-

Number Systems1. Computation of Whole Number
2. Decimal and Fractions
3. Relationship between numbers.

1. Percentages
2. Ratio and Proportion
3. Square roots
4. Averages
5. Interest (Simple and Compound)
6. Profit and Loss
7. Discount
8. Partnership Business
9. Mixture and Allegation,
10. Time and distance
11. Time and work.
Algebra1. Basic algebraic identities
2. Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems)
3. Graphs of Linear Equations.
Geometry1. Triangle and its various kinds of centres
2. Congruence and similarity of triangles
3. Circle and its chords, tangents, angles
4. common tangents to two or more circles.
Mensuration1. Triangle
2. Quadrilaterals
3. Regular Polygons
4. Circle
5. Right Prism
6. Right Circular Cone
7. Right Circular Cylinder
8. Sphere
9. Hemispheres
10. Rectangular Parallelepiped
11. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular, square Base.
Trigonometry1. Trigonometry
2. Trigonometric ratios
3. Complementary angles
4. Height and distances (simple problems only)
Statistical ChartsUse of Tables and Graphs:
1. Histogram,
2. Frequency polygon
3. Bar-diagram
4. Pie-chart.
General Intelligence Syllabus (SSC CGL)

General English:

Spot the ErrorFill in the BlanksSynonyms
HomonymsAntonymsIdioms & Phrases
Detecting misspelled words / SpellingsComprehension Passage.One-word substitution
Improvement of SentencesActive/ Passive Voice of VerbsDirect/ Indirect narration
Shuffling of Sentence partsShuffling of Sentences in a passageCloze Passage
Syllabus – English language (SSC CGL)

Tier-2 Exam Syllabus:-

Paper-1: Quantitative Abilities– Syllabus asked in Tier-2 Paper-1 is Same as Quantitative Aptitude section of Tier-1

Paper-2: English Language and Comprehension– Syllabus Asked in Tier-2 paper-2 is Same as General English section of Tier-1

Paper-III (Statistics): Applicable only for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics)

Syllabus Asked –

  • Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Measures of Dispersion
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Probability Theory
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions
  • Sampling Theory
  • Statistical Inference
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Index Numbers

Paper-IV (General Studies-Finance and Economics):– Applicable Only for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

Syllabus Asked-

Part-A 80 Marks

  • Fundamental principles of Financial Accounting
  • Basic concept of Accounting:

Part-B 120 Marks

  • Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role, and responsibility
  • Finance Commission-Role and functions
  • Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics
  • Theory of Demand and Supply
  • Theory of Production and cost
  • Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
  • Indian Economy
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Money and Banking
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance

Download Official Syllabus Link- Click Here

Cut-Off 2019

What is the last year/ 2019 SSC CGL Cut-Off:

As According to the Tier-2 main Exam, There are Two Compulsory exams paper-1 and paper-2 & {(paper- 3 Statistics) and (paper-4 Finance and Economics) any one of them}.

Same as Cut of List is Based on Tier-2: Paper-1, paper-2, paper-3 and Paper-4 & Tier-3 exam as below-

List-1: (Finance and Economics), Qualifying in Tier-2: Paper-1, Paper-2 and Paper- 4 and Tier-3

CategoryCut-Off Marks
List-1: (Finance and Economics), Tier-2: Paper-1 and Paper- 4

List- 2: (Statistic), Qualifying in Tier-2: Paper-1, Paper-2 and Paper- 3 and Tier-3

CategoryCut-Off Marks
List- 2: (Statistic), Qualifying in Tier-2: Paper-1, Paper-2 and Paper- 3 and Tier-3

List- 3: (Others), Qualifying in Tier-2: Paper-1, Paper-2 and Tier-3

CategoryCut-Off Marks
List- 3: (Others), Qualifying in Tier-2: Paper-1, Paper-2 and Tier-3

Model Test papers

All the Question papers are Online CBT type and SSC not providing the Last year question papers, but a Model test paper available on the Official Website. you can follow the pattern of question model test paper in your preparation.
To download Click Here

Preparation Strategy

How to Prepare for the SSC CGL exam:

  • There is no Short Track for the Preparation, you have to understand it.
  • Yes, any of the exams is crack only through smart Preparation Strategy, hard Working, and Continuity.
  • If you really want to crack SSC CGL, you have to Study Continue and Never Break your Daily Routine.
  • If you belong to a poor family, you can teach anyone Subject in any coaching or as Home Tuition, it will help you financially and improve your concepts
  • Make a Habit of Reading Competitive Magazines, Good Newspaper, Economics News (National and International).
  • This will help you to gain knowledge for the Interview and General Study.
  • Always read from NCERT textbooks of 9th to 12th standard.
  • Make your own notes, which helps to Revision at the time of Examination.
  • Always attend Group Discussions and Seminars relevant to your Field.
  • Open yourself up to others; it will help you to gain confidence.
  • That’s all are also part of the job profile, it will be your daily routine of the Service too.

How to apply

How to Apply for the SSC CGL exam:

  • The candidates who want to apply can apply directly to the official website of SSC.
  • The first step is to register yourself, and after this fill your application form, all instructions are available on the website.
  • Fill you all required Details in the Correct way, and all the information provided by you must be true.
  • Upload your required documents when asked, and pay your Application fee online/Offline and save the receipt for further use.
  • Please read Official Notification before applying.
  • Click here for Offical Website of SSC

This is all about SSC CGL exam, I hope this information is useful to you, if you have any doubt please write me in the comments below, I will reply as soon as possible. All the best for your bright future

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What is SSC- CGL Exam?
SSC- CGL is graduate-level competition exam conducted by Staff selection commission once in a year known as- Combined graduate Level exam
What post are get through SSC- CGL Exam?
SSC- CGL offers a wide range of posts belongs to Ministry, Departments, and Organizations of the Indian Government. all the posts are Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’. some posts like- Inspector, Subinspector in IB and NIA, etc…
When SSC- CHSL exam notification release?
SSC released CGL exam Notification every Year in the month of Sept and October.
What is the salary after SSC- CGL?
Salary is based on the e of the posts as-
Group ‘B’- Rs. 35400/- to 151100/-
Group ‘C’- Rs. 25500 to 92300/-
What is the facility and Benefits after CGL Exam?
Social Status and Power
Option for taking study leave
Official vehicles facility for gazetted officer rank
High level of job security
POWER & RESPECT that an officer commands in a society.
Perks like Provident Fund leave, medical attendance, etc…
Lifetime pension and other retirement benefits
An attractive salary.
How many papers are in SSC- CGL exam?
SSC CGL Exam Consist of Three Tiers
Tier-1 Consist of 1 paper of 200 marks
Tier- 2 Consist 2 Papers for other posts and 3 papers for Specific post like a statistic and economic of total 400 and 600 marks respectively (200 marks for each)
What is Tier-3 in SSC- CGL exam ?
The tier-3 exam is an Essay type exam to clarify the English knowledge of the candidate of 100 Marks and 1 hour.
How to Apply for SSC-CGL Exam?
you can apply directly from SSC Official Website-
What is are the minimum Eligibility for SSC-CGL exam ?
Candidate must be Indian Citizen
Age must in between 18 to 30 year
At least graduate in any Discipline from any authorized university
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