SSC CGL ( SSC combined gradaute level)

Eligibility Criteria

All candidates who have cleared their graduation from a recognised university fulfill SSC CGL eligibility criteria.

Nationality/ Citizenship: A candidate must either be a citizen of India, a person of India origin migrated from Pakistan/ Burma/ Sri Lanka/ East African countries of Kenya/ Uganda/ the United Republic of Tanzania/ Zambia/ Malawi/ Zaire/ Ethiopia/ Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, subject of Nepal/ Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

The official website informs, “A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.”

Age Limit: All candidates applying for SSC CGL 2018 exam must fall in the age bracket as mentioned in the table below. However, it may be noted that five years, three years, and 10 years age relaxation beyond the upper age limit is permissible for SC/ ST, OBC, and PH candidates, respectively.

 

Educational Qualification: All candidates who possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university fulfil SSC CGL eligibility criteria for all posts except the ones mentioned below:

Post

Educational Qualification

Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer

Essential Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university or institute

Desirable Qualification: 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

Junior Statistical Officer

Bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognised university or institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at class 12th level

OR

Bachelor’s degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level

Note: All candidates giving exams for final year of graduation are also eligible to apply. However, such candidates must possess the essential qualification on or before August 1, 2018.  

Post

Ministry/ Department/ Office/ Cadre

Age Limit as on August 1, 2018

Age Criteria

Pay Band – II (Rs 9,300 – 34,800)

Assistant Audit Officer

Indian Audit &

Accounts Department under CAG

Not exceeding 30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1988 and not later than August 1, 2000

Assistant Accounts Officer

Indian Audit &

Accounts Department

under CAG

Not exceeding 30 years 

Assistant Section Officer

Central

Secretariat

Service

20-30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1988 and not later than August 1, 1988

Assistant Section Officer

Intelligence

Bureau

Not exceeding 30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1988 and not later than August 1, 2000

Assistant Section Officer

Ministry of Railway

20-30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1988 and not later than August 1, 1988

Assistant Section Officer

Ministry of

External Affairs

20-30 years

Assistant Section Officer

AFHQ

20-30 years

Assistant 

Other Ministries/

Departments/

Organisations 

18-30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1988 and not later than August 1, 2000

Assistant 

Other Ministries/

Departments/

Organisations 

20-30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1988 and not later than August 1, 1988

Assistant Section Officer

Other Ministries/

Departments/

Organisations

Not exceeding 30 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1988 and not later than August 1, 2000

Assistant 

Other Ministries/

Departments/

Organisations 

Not exceeding 30 years

Assistant/ Superintendent 

 Other

Ministries/

Departments/

Organisations 

Not exceeding 30 years

Inspector of Income Tax

CBDT

 

Not exceeding 30 years

Inspector, (Central

Excise)

CBEC           

Not exceeding 30 years 

Inspector (Preventive

Officer)

CBEC

Not exceeding 30 years 

Inspector (Examiner)

CBEC

Not exceeding 30 years

Assistant Enforcement 

Officer

Directorate of

Enforcement,

Department of

Up to 30

years

Sub Inspector

Central Bureau of Investigation 

20-30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1988 and not later than August 1, 1988

Inspector Posts

Department of Post

18-30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1988 and not later than August 1, 2000

Divisional Accountant

Offices under CAG  

Not exceeding 30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1988 and not later than August 1, 2000

Inspector  

Central Bureau of Narcotics

Not exceeding 30 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1991 and not later than August 1, 2000

Sub Inspector

National

Investigation

Agency (NIA)

Up to 30

years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1988 and not later than August 1, 2000

Junior Statistical

Officer

M/o Statistics &

Programme

Up to 32

years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1986 and not later than August 1, 2000

Pay Band-I (Rs 5,200-20,200)

Auditor

Offices under C&AG

18-27 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1991 and not later than August 1, 2000

Auditor

Offices under CGDA

18-27 years

Auditor

Other Ministry/ Departments

18-27 years

Accountant

Offices under C&AG

18-27 years

Accountant/

Junior Accountant

Other Ministry/ Departments

18-27  years

Senior

Secretariat

Assistant/ Upper

Division Clerks 

Central Govt. Offices/

Ministries other than CSCS cadres.

18-27 years

Tax Assistant

CBDT

18-27 years

Tax Assistant

CBEC

20-27 years

Candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1991 and not later than August 2, 1991

Sub-Inspector 

Central Bureau of Narcotics

18-27 years

 

 

Candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1991 and not later than August 1, 2000

Upper

Division

Clerks

Dte. Gen Border Road

Organisation (MoD)

 

(Only for Male Candidates with higher medical standards given at Annexure-X)

18-27 years

Examination process

Selection of candidates for various SSC CGL posts is done on the basis of their performance in tier-I and tier-II computer-based objective exams, tier-III descriptive exam, and tier-IV skill test. As per the official website, “The Commission makes final allotment of posts on the basis of merit-cum-preferences of posts given by the candidates.”

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Section

Subject

Questions

Marks

Duration

A

General Intelligence Reasoning

25

50

1 Hour [1 hour 20 minutes for VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand)]

B

General Awareness

25

50

C

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

D

English Comprehension

25

50

Total

100

200

Marking scheme: There is negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in the exam.

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern

Tier – II

Paper

Subject

Questions

Marks

Duration

Validity of paper

I

Quantitative Abilities

100

200

2 Hours for each paper [2 hours 40 minutes for VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand)]

Mandatory for all posts

II

English Language & Comprehension

200

200

Mandatory for all posts

III

Statistics

100

200

Valid only for candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and are shortlisted in tier-I for this post/ paper

IV

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

100

200

Valid only for candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer and are shortlisted in tier-I for this post/ paper

Marking scheme: There is negative marking in the exam as mentioned below:

Paper

Negative Marking

I

0.50 Marks

II

0.25 Marks

III

0.50 Marks

IV

0.50 Marks

SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Pattern

SSC CGL 2018 exam pattern for tier-III is such that candidates have to take a subjective/ descriptive paper in English or Hindi in pen-and-paper mode. Candidates need to complete the exam in 60 minutes duration. Maximum marks that candidates can score in the exam are 100.

Tier

Mode of Exam

Exam Description

Marks

Duration

III

Pen-and-paper

Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi

(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)

100

1 Hour (1 Hour 20 Minutes for candidates afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand)

SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Pattern

The official website informs, “Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification will be conducted as per the provisions of the notice of examination.”

Skill Test

The skill test conducted by the commission is of two types as mentioned below:

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST): This test is conducted for candidates who apply for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax). As part of the test, all candidates need to type at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on computer. The skill test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 key depressions for a duration of 15 minutes. The test is of qualifying nature.

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT): This test is conducted for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Section Officer (CSS), Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant Section Officer (AFHQ), and Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines and Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBEC. The test is of qualifying nature and consists of three modules:

• Word Processing
• Spread Sheet
• Generation of Slides

 

Application Form

All candidates can fill SSC CGL 2018 application form in online mode as per the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Fill SSC CGL Registration Form

To start with, candidates need to fill SSC CGL registration form available on the official website of SSC. Some of the details that candidates need to fill in registration form include name, father’s name, mother’s name, gender, date of birth, category, permanent address, etc. Once all details are filled, candidates can click on the Submit button to submit the form.

On submission of the form, a registration ID and password will be generated. Candidates need to note down the ID and password, which would be required to apply for the exam as well as any other recruitment exam of the commission.

Step 2: Upload Scanned Photo & Signature

As the next step, candidates need to upload their latest colour photograph and signature as per the below-mentioned specifications:

Photo size

4 KB – 20 KB

Signature size

1 KB – 12 KB

Note: As per the official website, registration of a candidate is considered complete only after upload of photograph and signature.

Once registration is complete, candidates can proceed towards completing the online application process.

Step 3: Fill SSC CGL Application Form

Next, candidates can login to their accounts using their registration ID and password and fill the remaining details such as educational qualification, communication address, etc.

Step 4: Pay SSC CGL Application Fee

Once the form is duly filled, candidates need to pay SSC CGL 2018 application fee through SBI Challan/ SBI Net Banking or by using Visa/ Mastercard/ Maestro credit/ debit card.

Application Fee: Rs 100 (Women and SC/ ST/ PwD candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.)

Once application fee is successfully paid, candidates’ SSC CGL application process will be complete. All candidates are advised to take a printout of the application form and keep it for their own record.

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