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SSC CGL - "Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level" Exam

SSC CGL - Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam

SSC CGL 2021 Notification

The Official Notification of SSC CGL 2020-21 was released by Staff Selection Commission of India on 29th December 2020. The online application window was opened for one month from 29th December 2020 to 31st January, 2021.

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Date

The Online Exam for SSC CGL 2021 Tier I exam was scheduled to be conducted from May 29 to June 7, 2021 but it has been postponed till further notice due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in India. The official notice was released on 7th May 2021. The new exam dates for SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2021 will be announced by the Commission in due course after assessing the situation.

The schedule for the SSC CGL 2021 exam is provided below. Please note down the important dates related to SSC CGL 2021 exam.

SSC CGL Exam Date 2021

SSC CGL 2021: Important Dates
ActivityTentative Dates
Notification Release Date29th December 2020
Online Application Process Duration29th December 2020 -31st January, 2021
SSC CGL Tier-I Application StatusNotified Soon
SSC CGL Tier-I Admit CardAugust 2021
SSC CGL Exam Date 2021 Tier-I13th – 24th August 2021
SSC CGL Tier-I Result 
SSC CGL Exam Date 2021 Tier-IINotified Soon
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam DateNotified Soon
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam DateNotified Soon

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Summary

Exam NameSSC CGL
SSC CGL Full FormStaff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
Official Websitessc.nic.in
Exam TypeNational Level Exam
Exam Date

Tier I: Postponed

Tier II: _____

Tier III: _____

Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
EligibilityIndian citizenship & Graduate (bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline)
Exam Duration

Tier 1 – 60 minutes

Tier 2 – 120 minutes

Tier 3 – 60 minutes

Tier 4 – 45 minutes 

Section

Tier 1 – 4 Sections

Tier 2 – 4 Papers

SSC CGL 2021 Recruitment

Staff Selection Commission has been one of the most desirable organizations for Government exams in India. It conducts Combined Graduate Level – SSC CGL exam every year for recruitment to non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non gazetted posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India.

Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. Govt. jobs are the most sought after career choice in India. More so, the government is focusing on providing better facilities and services in every aspect of our lives. Govt is focusing on the development of our country and to do that millions of Jobs will be created in the coming years. SSC is the leading Govt. organization that provides employment to lakhs of students in India. A great opportunity lies ahead for all the SSC aspirants.

SSC CGL Selection Process

SSC CGL 2021 Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

1.1 Tier-I: Computer Based Examination

1.2 Tier-II: Computer Based Examination

1.3 Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)

1.4 Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

• All candidates who have applied successfully for SSC CGL 2021 exam, will be assigned Roll numbers and Admit Card for appearing in the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I).

• Based on the marks scored in Tier-I, 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 Junior Statistical Officer (JSO), 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).

• Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations will be conducted for all the candidates qualified in Tier-I.

• In Tier-II, all the candidates will be required to appear in Paper-I and Paper-II. However, only specific candidates shortlisted for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer will be required to appear in Paper-III and Paper-IV respectively.

SSC has introduced minimum qualifying marks in SSC CGL 2021 Exam. Minimum qualifying marks in Tier-I, each Paper of Tier-II and Tier-III Examination are as follows:

14.3.1 UR : 30%
14.3.2 OBC/ EWS : 25%
14.3.3 Others : 20%

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Pattern

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) every year in four levels for various posts. The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

TierTypeMode
Tier – IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer Based (online)
Tier – IIObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer Based (online)
Tier – IIIDescriptive Paper in English/HindiPen and Paper mode
Tier – IVSkill Test/Computer Proficiency TestWherever Applicable

SSC CGL 2021 Syllabus

The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2021 Preliminary Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

General Intelligence and ReasoningGeneral AwarenessQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Comprehension
ClassificationStatic General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.)SimplificationReading Comprehension
AnalogyScienceInterestFill in the Blanks
Coding-DecodingCurrent AffairsAveragesSpellings
Word FormationSportsPercentagePhrases and Idioms
MatrixBooks and AuthorsRatio and ProportionOne word Substitution
 Important SchemesProblem on AgesSentence Correction

SSC CGL 2021 Eligibility Criteria

There are 4 important criteria which a candidate must fulfill in order to be eligible for the SSC CGL 2021. The 4 parameters are given below:

1. Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of India.

2. Age Limit (As on 01-01-2021): There are different set of age limits for different posts in SSC CGL Exam 2021, which are tabulated below:

Age groupName of postDepartment / MinistriesClass FictionGrade pay
18-27 yearsAuditorOfficer under C&AGGroup “C”2800
AuditorOfficer Under CGDAGroup “C”2800
AuditorOther Ministries/Dept.Group “C”2800
AccountantOfficer under C&AGGroup “C”2800
Accountant / Junior AccountantOther Ministry/ Dept.Group “C”2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerksCentral Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadresGroup “C”2400
Tax AssistantCBDTGroup “C”2400
Sub-InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup “C”2400
Upper Division Clerk (UDC)Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD)
Only For Male Candidates
Group “C”2400
18-30 yearsInspector PostsDepartment of Post.Group “B”4600
AssistantOther ministries / Dept. / Org.Group “B”4600
20-27 yearsTax AssistantCBECGroup “C”2400
20-30 yearsAssistant Section officerCentral Secretariat ServiceGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section officerMinistry of RailwayGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section officerMinistry of External AffairsGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section officerAFHQGroup “B”4600
AssistantOther Ministries / Dept. / Org.Group “B”4600
Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of InvestigationGroup “B”4600
Not Exceeding 30 yearsInspector, (Central Excise)CBECGroup “B”4600
InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup “B”4600
AssistantOther ministries / Dept. / Org.Group “B”4200
Inspector (Preventive officer)CBECGroup “B”4600
Inspector (Examiner)CBECGroup “B”4600
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAGGroup B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)4800
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under CAGGroup B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)4800
Assistant Section OfficerIntelligence BureauGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section OfficerOther Ministries / Departments/ Organisations.Group “B”4600
Assistant / SuperintendentOther Ministries / Departments/ OrganisationsGroup “B”4200
Inspector of Income TaxCBDTGroup “C”4600
Divisional AccountantOfficer under CAGGroup “B”4200
Up to 30 yearsAssistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of RevenueGroup “B”4600
Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)Group “B”4200
Up to 32 yearsJunior Statistical OfficerM/O statistics & Prog. ImplementationGroup “B”4200

Requirement of age for various posts is as follows:

S.NoAge LimitRemarks
1For the posts for which age limit is 18-27 yearsCandidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2003.
2For the posts for which age limit is 20-27 yearsCandidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2001.
3For the posts for which age limit is 20-30 yearsCandidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1991 and not later than 01-01-2001.
4For the posts for which age limit is up to 30 yearsCandidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1991 and not later than 01-01-2003
5For the post for which age limit is up to 32 yearsCandidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1989 and not later than 01-01-2003.

2. Age Limit:The Government has also provided for Age relaxation for some categories.

S.NoCategoryAge Relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
1OBC3 years
2ST/SC5 years
3PH + Gen10 years
4PH + OBC13 years
5PH + SC/ST15 years
6Ex-Servicemen (Gen)3 years
7Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 years
8Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 years

3. Educational Qualification (as on 01-01-2021): The educational qualifications varies according to the post for SSC CGL 2021 and is listed below:

SSC CGL PostEducational Qualification
Assistant Audit OfficerEssential Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University.

Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost &
Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/
Masters in Business Studies
Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)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 PostsBachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as
compulsory or Elective Subject
All Other PostsBachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a
recognized University or equivalent

4. Physical Fitness Requirements: Apart from the above, 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 2021 Application Fee

The required application fee is Rs. 100/-

• Exemption: No fee is required to be paid by female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates

• Applications fee should be pay 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 fee in cash, candidate should take print out 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 supply registration number and date of birth to continue to Part-2 registration

SSC CGL 2021 Online Form

The online application process for SSC CGL 2021 exam was begun from 29th December 2020 and continued till 31st January 2021. All aspirants cad registered themselves for CGL 2021 exam by clicking on the link given below:

Click Here to Apply Online for SSC CGL 2021 Exam

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Preparation

SSC CGL exam preparation must be done in a systematic manner, with latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well. Apart from self study you can join any Coaching and Online Test Series for better exam preparation.

SSC CGL Coaching

1Dayers offline classroom programs are most exhaustive coaching Programme in Banking and SSC verticals across Gorakhpur & Purvanchal Area. Out of every 1 classroom students of 1Dayers, 3 got selected for Banking or SSC jobs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, SSC CGL 2021 Tier-1 exam has been postponed till further notice due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Following posts can be applied by freshers who will be appearing for the exam:
Assistant Audit Officer
Assistant Accounts Officer
Assistant
Assistant Section Officer
Assistant/ Superintendent
Inspector Of Income Tax
Inspector (Central Excise)
Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Inspector (Examiner)
Asst. Enforcement Officer
Sub Inspector
Inspector Posts
Divisional Accountant
Inspector
Junior Statistical Officer
Auditor
Accountant
Accountant/ Junior Accountant
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ UDC
Tax Assistant
Upper Division Clerk (UDC)

A total of 7035 vacancies have been notified for SSC CGL 2021 exam by SSC.

Written Exam for SSC CGL will be conducted in online mode. Only Tier-III, descriptive paper will be conducted offline – pen and paper mode.

Minimum Age to apply for SSC CGL written exam is 18 years and maximum age limit is 32 years.

No. One cannot apply for the SSC CGL Exam if he/she hasn’t cleared the final year exam . For all the posts offered through SSC CGL exam, it is mandatory to be a graduate.

There are no interviews for any of the posts under SSC CGL Recruitment. The para 9.2 of the official notification for SSC CGL Recruitment 2021 clearly states that – “9.2 Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview.”

There will be negative marking of 0.5 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In Tier-II, there is negative marking system of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper II – English Language & Comprehensionand 0.50 for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper III and Paper IV of Tier II.

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