Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

SSC- Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Examination, often referred to as SSC CGL is an examination conducted to recruit staff in Grade “B” and “C” category posts in ministries, departments and offices of the Government of India. It was established in 1975. It is an online test and divided into parts- Tier 1 (Preliminary Exam), Tier 2 (Mains), Tier 3 (Descriptive), and Tier 4 (DEST/CPT).


Eligibility Criteria including age, upper age limit and educational qualification(s).


The age limit for various SSC CGL 2019-20 posts have been divided into 5 Age Groups which are as follows:



S.No.

Age Limit

Remarks

1

18-27 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1993 and not later than 01-01-2002

2

20-27 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1993 and not later than 01-01-2000

3

20-30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-2000

4

Upto 30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-2002

5

Upto 32 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1988 and not later than 01-01-2002


SSC CGL Syllabus

Tier I


S.No.

Sections

Questions

Marks

1

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

50

2

General Awareness

25

50

3

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

4

English Comprehension

25

50


Total

100

200


Time Allotted- 60 Minutes


Tier II


S.No.

Sections

Questions

Marks

1

Quantitative Aptitude

100

200

2

English Language and Comprehension

200

200

3

Statistics

100

200

4

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

100

200


Total

500

600


Time Allotted- 120 Minutes


Tier III


Subject

Marks

Time Allotted

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.)

100

60 Minutes


Tier IV


DEST (Data Entry Speed Test)

CPT (Computer Proficiency Test)


Note: Tier-I exam is compulsory for all posts mentioned in the SSC CGL 2019-20 Notification. Candidates will have to prepare for both Tier 2 and Tier 3 exams simultaneously. However, the evaluation of Tier 3 Descriptive exam will be done only if a candidate clears the combined cut off for Tier 1 and Tier 2. So, candidates may appear for both Tier 2 and Tier 3 exams but your Tier 3 answer sheets will be evaluated only if you clear the cut-off. Tier-IV exam is taken by candidates applying specifically for TA, CSS, MEA and Inspector.


Negative marks for wrong answers: Deduction of 0.5 marks in Tier – I, III and IV while that of 0.25 marks in Tier-II.

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