SSC

SSC conducts SSC CGL every year to recruits staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in its Subordinate Offices. SSC CGL 2018 Notification was released on 5th May 2018 and post-release of Notification, SSC CGL Recruitment Process started. SSC CGL is considered to be one of the biggest examinations to be conducted for graduate students.

SSC CGL 2018 Notification:


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SSC CGL Exam Dates 2018

SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam Dates
SSC CGL 2018 Notification Date
5th May 2018
Last Date to apply for SSC CGL 2018 5th June 2018
SSC CGL Tier-I 2018 Exam Date To be notified later (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-II 2018 Exam Date To be notified later
SSC CGL Tier- III 2018 Exam Date To be notified later (Descriptive)
SSC CGL Tier-IV 2018 Exam Date To be notified later (Skill Test / Computer Test)

SSC CGL Recruitment 2018

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for the recruitment of Grade “B” and “C” category posts in various Government Ministries, Departments, and Offices. The exam is held in 4 stages called Tiers. The first two are online, the third is descriptive in nature and the fourth is DEST/CPT(Data Entry Speed Test)/(computer proficiency test).DEST is for the post of Tax Assistant while CPT will be conducted for all those candidates who have applied for CSS (Central Secretariat Services) and MEA (Ministry of External Affairs).The entire process of registration and communication happens online through the official website of SSC CGL. Candidates must qualify each stage of the SSC CGL exam to proceed to the next one, before being finally selected.

SSC CGL 2018: Corrigendum was released on 5th May 2018

SSC CGL Online Application

The last date to apply online is 5th June 2018.

Click Here to Apply Online for SSC CGL 2018 Exam

SSC CGL Application Fee Details

  • The required application fee is Rs. 100/- except female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates.
  • Applications fee should be paid only through SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI Net Banking or any other bank Credit/Debit Card. Challan form will be generated online.
  • To pay the fee in cash, the candidate should take the printout of challan generated online after the completion of Part-1 registration. Deposit the requisite fee in any branch of SBI and then continue with the Part-2 registration.
  • Those candidates who want to pay online can go directly to part-2 registration after completion of part-1 registration. Candidate must fill registration number and date of birth to continue to Part-2 registration.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018

The Combined Graduate Level (CGL) is conducted every year in four tiers for various posts. The four tiers are indicated below:

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

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2018 for Tier 1 & 2 are given below:

  • Normalization: Marks scored by candidates in Tier-I and Tier-II examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized and such normalized scores will be treated as final and will be used for qualifying the candidates to next stage of examination and to determine final merit. 
  • SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam will be conducted in online mode.
  • The time duration of Tier-1 will be 60 minutes.
  • The time duration of Tier II will 2 hours for Maths and 2 hours for English
  • Tier-3 will be a descriptive paper of 100 marks in 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.
  • No Sectional Cut off
  • No Interviews: Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview
  • Skill Test: The Skill Test will be of qualifying in nature
  • Final Merit List: The merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II, and Tier-III.However, the candidate will need to qualify all the tiers i.e Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III separately
  • Minimum Mark Required for Descriptive: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be eligible to appear in the SKILL TEST.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2018

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

This is CBE (computer based examination). There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CGL 2018, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:

Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
  Total 100 200  

Note:

  • There is a negative marking of 0.5 marks in all sections.
  • The duration of exam is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

This is CBE (computer based examination). There are 4 sections in the Tier 2 exam of SSC CGL 2018, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:

Paper Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 Quantitative Abilities 100 200 2 Hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 Hours
4 General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200 2 Hours

Note

  • Paper-1 and Paper-2 are compulsory for all posts
  • Paper-3 is only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler”
  • Paper-4 is only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”
  • Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in Paper-1,3,4 and 0.25 marks in Paper-2.
  • Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th standard level, Paper-2 of 10+2 level and Paper-3 & 4 of graduation level.
  • The computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose. Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Keyboard.
  • The exam duration is 2 Hours and 40 Minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern

This is a (DES)descriptive exam and is conducted offline. Candidates need to write Essay/Letter/Application/Precis. This is to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The best way to prepare for the same is to read lots of articles from various newspapers. Focus on the Intro. and conclusion of the Essay. Apart from this, you need to be well aware of the pattern of Letter and Application.

Important Points:

  • The time duration is 60 minutes and carries 100 marks.
  • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern

The Tier 4 of SSC CGL Exam 2018 comprises DEST/CPT. These are required for certain government posts.

1. DEST (Data Entry Speed Test):

For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax).
Any Candidate who takes CPT does not require to appear for DEST as the part 1 of CPT (Typing) will be considered for DEST evaluation.

Requirement: 8000 key depression per hour, that is 2000 key depression per 15 minutes.
Relaxation: VH Candidates will be allowed 20 minutes.

2. CPT (Computer Proficiency Test):

  • CSS(Assistant),
  • MEA(Assistant),
  • Inspector (Central Excise) [CBEC]
  • Inspector (Preventive officer)[CBEC]
  • Inspector (Examiner)[CBEC]

The Commission will provide the Computer for the test. The Skill test in Computer Proficiency is a qualifying test only. It will consist of three Modules in the following manner:

  • Word Processing Test: 2000 Key Depressions
  • Test in spread Sheets on Microsoft Excel: 15 Minutes
  • Test in PowerPoint (Microsoft Power Point): 15 Minutes

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions.

Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of India.
Age Limit: There are different set of age limits for different posts in SSC CGL Exam 2018 which are tabulated below:

Age limit will be reckoned as on 1st August, 2018

Age group Name of post Department / Ministries Class Fiction Grade pay
18-27 years Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “B” 4600
Auditor Officer under C&AG Group “C” 2800
Auditor Officer Under CGDA Group “C” 2800
Auditor Other Ministries/Dept. Group “C” 2800
Accountant Officer under C&AG Group “C” 2800
Accountant / Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Dept. Group “C” 2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks Central Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadres Group “C” 2400
Tax Assistant CBDT Group “C” 2400
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “C” 2400
Upper Division Clerk (UDC) Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD)
Only For Male Candidates
Group “C” 2400
18-30 years Inspector Posts Department of Post. Group “B” 4600
Assistant Other ministries / Dept. / Org. Group “B” 4600
20-27 years Tax Assistant CBEC Group “C” 2400
20-30 years Assistant Section officer Central Secretariat Service Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section officer Ministry of Railway Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section officer Ministry of External Affairs Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section officer AFHQ Group “B” 4600
Assistant Other Ministries / Dept. / Org. Group “B” 4600
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Group “B” 4600
Not Exceeding 30 years Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC Group “B” 4600
Assistant Other ministries / Dept. / Org. Group “B” 4200
Inspector (Preventive officer) CBEC Group “B” 4600
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC Group “B” 4600
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAG Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) 4800
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) 4800
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations. Group “B” 4600
Assistant / Superintendent Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations Group “B” 4200
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group “C” 4600
Divisional Accountant Officer under CAG Group “B” 4200
Up to 30 years Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Group “B” 4600
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) Group “B” 4200
Up to 32 years Junior Statistical Officer M/O statistics & Prog. Implementation Group “B” 4200

Relaxation in Age:

S.No Category Age Relaxation
1
       OBC
3 years
   2 ST/SC 5 years

3 PH + Gen
10 years
4 PH + OBC 13 years
5 PH + SC/ST 15 years
6 Ex-Servicemen (Gen) 3 years


7 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years
8 Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 years


3. Educational Qualification: The educational qualifications varies according to the post for SSC CGL 2018 and is listed below:

SSC CGL Post Educational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University
OR
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost & Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/ Masters in Business Studies
Statistical Investigator Grade – II Post Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation
Compiler Posts Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective Subject
All Other Posts Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

4. Physical Fitness Requirements: There are certain requisite Physical Standards for Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).

SSC CGL Cut Off

SSC CGL Tier-I 2017

SC
ST
OBC
OH
HH
VH
UR
Ex.S
AAO Post
Previous
Cut Off
129.00
123.00
140.50
113.50
79.00
152.50
Revised
Cut Off
125.50
119.00
135.50
111.50
75.00
148.00
JSO Post
Previous
Cut Off
127.50
117.00
140.00
104.50
62.00
116.00
151.00
Revised
Cut Off
123.50
114.50
135.50
102.00
61.00
116.00
146.50
For Remaining Posts
Previous
Cut Off
103.00
93.00
115.00
87.00
40.00
89.50
131.00
73.50
Revised
Cut Off
98.00
88.50
110.00
84.50
38.00
89.50
126.50
 69.00

SSC CGL 2016 Cut Off

SSC CGL Tier-I 2016 Cut Off

For all Posts
UR
137.00
OBC
125.50
SC
114.00
ST
103.00
Ex.S
92.00
OH
97.00
HH
20.00
VH
68.00

SSC CGL 2016 Tier-II Cut Off

Assistant Audit Officer
Assistant Section Officer in CSS and Assistant in MEA
Junior Statistical Officer (Grade-II)
Remaining Posts
Tier-I+Tier-II
(Paper I+II+IV)
Tier-I + Tier-II
(Paper I+II)
Tier-I + Tier-II
(Paper I+II+III)
Tier-I + Tier-II
(Paper I+II)
UR 536.00 449.00 502.00 422.00
OBC 493.75 424.50 471.00 397.00
SC 454.00 389.00 423.00 363.25
ST 427.00 370.00 397.00 341.00
Ex.S
OH 411.00 366.50 364.00 333.00
HH 264.00 262.00 230.25 216.00
VH 364.50 267.50 336.00

SSC CGL 2015 Cut Off Marks

SSC CGL 2015 Tier-I Cut Off

For all Posts
UR 102.25
OBC 89.50
SC 80.25
ST 74.25
Ex.S 67.75
OH 69.00
HH 20.00
VH 51.00

SSC CGL 2015 Tier-II Cut Off

All Interview posts 
Statistical Investigator/Compiler
Non-Interview Posts
Tier-I + Tier-II
(Paper I+II)
Tier-I + Tier-II
(Paper I+II+III)
Tier-I + Tier-II
(Paper I+II)
UR 430.75 554.75 410.25
OBC 411.00 523.00 387.00
SC 373.00 468.25 345.00
ST 359.25 327.50
Ex.S 358.00 255.00
OH 344.75 323.50
HH 253.00 210.50
VH 332.00 259.00