SSC CGL 2019 - Application Process, Pattern, Eligibility, Syllabus, Result

Last Modified: 06 Apr 2024

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination for recruiting candidates at Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts in different Organizations/ Departments/ Ministries. Some of the posts are Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Accounts Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Inspector of Income Tax, Inspector, Tax Assistant, Accountant, etc. The SSC CGL exam is conducted in four tiers - first two tiers are conducted through online mode and the last two tiers are conducted through offline. Check out details such as eligibility, exam pattern, schedule, syllabus, admit card, result, etc. for the SSC CGL 2019 exam.

Latest Update - The SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I exam result will be announced after lockdown gets over. And, the revised dates for the next tiers of the exam will also be announced later.

SSC CGL 2019 - Highlights

Exam Name

SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination

Exam Conducting Body

Staff Selection commission

Official Website

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Online and Offline

Application Mode


Exam Duration

Tier-I: 60 Minutes

Tier-II: 120 Minutes

Tier-III: 60 Minutes

Tier-IV: 15 minutes

Exam Language

Hindi and English

Negative Marking

Applicable in Tier-I and Tier-II

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SSC CGL 2019 - Important Dates

Exam Events

Important Dates

Submission of online applications

22nd October 2019

Last date for receipt of applications

25th November 2019

Last date for online fee payment

27th November 2019

Last date for generation of challan for offline fee payment

27th November 2019

Last date for payment through Challan

29th November 2019

Tier-I exam dates (CBE)

3rd to 9th March 2020

Tier-I result

To be announced

Tier-II (CBE) and Tier-III (Descriptive) Exam

To be announced

Tier-II and Tier-III Result

To be announced

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SSC CGL 2019 Eligibility

  • Age Limit

The age limit for the exam varies as per the posts. The age limit is different for all the posts. It varies from 18 years to 32 years. Check out the official notification for post wise age limit details. Relaxation in the upper age limit is provided to the reserved category candidates.

  • Educational Qualification

Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer

Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University.

Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Economics or Masters in Business Administration (Finance).

Junior Statistical Officer

Bachelor’s degree (any subject) from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level.

Statistical Investigator Grade-II

Bachelor’s degree (any subject) with Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognised University.

  • All Other Posts

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised University.

SSC CGL 2019 - Application Process

The SSC CGL 2019 application process can be filled only through online mode. The application process started on 22nd October 2019 and continued till 25th November 2019. Candidates must submit the applications well before the last date. The steps for filling the application form are as under:

Steps to Fill the Application Form

  • Go to the official website of SSC -
  • Candidates who are new at the SSC exams are required to complete the one-time registration process. Those who already have registration ID and password are just required to log-in and complete the CGL application form.
  • Log-in and click the CGL link to access the application form.
  • Enter the required details such as categories, exam centers, etc.
  • After filling all the details, make the fee payment.
  • After the fee payment is successful, print the application form.

SSC CGL 2019 Exam Pattern

The SSC CGL exam is conducted in four tiers:

Tier-I: Computer Based Examination

Tier-II: Computer Based Examination

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

Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry/ Document Verification

Pattern of Tier-I


Number of Questions/ Maximum Marks

Time Allowed

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25/ 50


60 Minutes

General Awareness

25/ 50

Quantitative Aptitude

25/ 50

English Comprehension

25/ 50

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Pattern of Tier-II



Number of Questions/ Maximum Marks

Time Allowed


Quantitative Abilities

100/ 200


120 Minutes


English Language and Comprehension

200/ 200



100/ 200


General Studies (Finance and Economics)

100/ 200

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Both Tier-I and Tier-II will consist of Objective Type Questions. The question paper will be in both English and Hindi except for the English comprehension part.

Negative Marking - Tier-I will have a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer and Tier-II will have a negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-I, Paper-III, and Paper-IV.

Pattern of Tier-III

The Tier-III examination will be conducted in Pen-and-Paper mode. The details of the paper are:

Scheme of Examination

Maximum Marks

Time Allowed

Descriptive Paper in Engish and Hindi


60 Minutes

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The paper must be answered either in Hindi and English.

Pattern of Tier-IV (Skill Test)

Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test will be conducted in Tier-IV.

SSC CGL 2019 Syllabus

The Syllabus of the SSC CGL 2019 exam for all the Tiers is prescribed by the Staff Selection Commission. Candidates can download the syllabus only from the official notification. The syllabus is as under:


General Intelligence & Reasoning - Coding-Decoding, Semantic Analogy, Number Classification, Word Building, Number Series, Venn Diagrams, Social Intelligence.

General Awareness - Questions related to India and its neighbouring countries pertaining to History, Geography, Culture, General Policy, Economic Scene, Scientific Research.

Quantitative Aptitude - Numbers, Percentage, Average, Interest, Discount, Profit and Loss, Circles, Triangles, Histogram, Bar and Pie Chart.

English Comprehension - Read the comprehension and the questions followed.


Quantitative Abilities - Whole numbers, Ratio, Profit and Loss, Triangle, Circles, Basic Algebraic Identities, Time and Distance, Circle and its Chords, Bar & Pie chart.

English Language and Comprehension - Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, One Word Substitution, Cloze Test, Spot the Error.

Statistics - Presentation of Statistical Data, Measures of Central Tendency, Measure of Dispersion, Sampling Theory, Time Series Analysis, Index Numbers.

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

Finance - Financial accounting and Basic Concepts of Accounting

Economics - Finance Commission - Role and Functions, Theory of Demand and Supply, Indian Economy, Economic Reforms in India, Money and Banking.

SSC CGL 2019 Admit Card

The SSC CGL admit cards are released separately for all the tiers. The admit cards are generally released one week before the exam. Candidates can download the admit cards from the respective regional websites. The admit cards can be downloaded using the registration number and password. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the examination center along with photo ID proof.

SSC CGL 2019 Result

The Tier-I result for the SSC CGL exam has been postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak. The result will be released on the official website in PDF format. Candidates can check their roll number in the list of qualified candidates. The Tier-I exam was conducted from 3rd to 9th March 2020. The result for each Tier will be released separately. After the result of all the Tiers, the final list of qualified candidates will be released.