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SSC (Staff Selection Commission) is a recruiting agency which is attached with the Department of (DoPT) Personnel of the Government of India. It was established in the year 1975 on the recommendations of the Estimate Committee. It was set with an aim to serve as the nodal agency to recruit staff for the various posts of the government across various Ministries and Departments.

Every year through its seven regional offices and 2 sub-regional offices it conducts CGL (Combines graduate level examination) to select candidates for the Non-Gazzetted posts of Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ as Staffs for the Government of India.

To know more about the SSC, CGL,2017 Exam read below.

Eligibility for SSC CGL Exam

Nationality – Candidate should be a citizen of India.

Educational Qualifications – The requirement of the Educational qualification varies as per the post for which the candidate has applied. Check below for the post and its equivalent educational qualification requirement –

Post Applied

Educational Qualification requirement

Assistant Audit Officer

Master in Commerce/ Business studies/Business Administration/Business Economics or C.A/CS/Masters in Management Accountant.

Statistical Investigator grade-2

Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Statistics with Economics or with Maths.

Compiler Post

UG with Statistics/Economics with Maths as the compulsory elective subject.

All other post

Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university.

Age Limit –

The age limit is different for different categories of the Post.


Age Limit

Assistant Audit Officer and Sub-Inspector

20-30 years.

Intelligence Bureau Assistant Post

21-27 years.

  • Inspector (Income Tax, Central Excise, Preventive Officer, Compiler, Examiner),


  • Sub- Inspector (Divisional Accountants, Tax-Assistants, Auditors)


  • Upper Division Clerk, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Junior Accountant





20- 30 Years.

  • Assistant Audit Officer
  • Sub-Inspector for Group-B
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer



Should not exceed by 30 years.

Statistical Investigator Grade -2

Up to 32 years

Sub-Inspector for Group -C

18-25 years

 Candidates of certain category are given age –relaxation.


 Age -Relaxation


3 Years


5 years

Physically Handicapped






10 years

13 years


15 years


Ex- Serviceman





3 years.

6 years.

8 years.

SSC CGL Exam Admission Process

Application Form

Candidates can fill the Application form online through the official website of the SSC. The link for filling the Application form becomes active after the official notification for the exam. Candidate should read the instructions carefully before filling the form. They are required to fill all the necessary columns. They should fill every detail carefully and correctly. Then they are required to upload the scanned copy of their photo and signature along with the form for their identification during the exam. Before submitting the Application form they are advised to recheck their form for errors if any. After making the submission of the form they should not forget to collect the print copy of the confirmation page.

Application Fee

Candidates are should pay Application Fee of Rs. 100/.

Female Candidates and those candidates belonging to the reserved category SC/ST/OBC and Physically Handicapped are not required to pay any fee.

The Application fee can be made through Net banking, Credit Card/ Debit Card and through SBI Challan.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern (Syllabus)

Selection and Exam Procedure of SSC CGL,2017, Exam

This is a multi-stage exam. There are four tiers of this exam. Candidates are required to pass all the stages of the exam to finally qualify for the post. Check below for the various tiers of the exam.


Type of Test

Subjective/Objective Type



Written Test

Objective Type



Written Test

Objective Type



Written Test

Descriptive Type



Computer test



Here are further details about the exam-

Details about the Tier-1

About the Exam

Details about it

Type of exam

Objective Type

Mode of exam


Number of sections

4 sections, namely –

  1. General Intelligence and Reasoning
  2. General Awareness
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. English Comprehension

Number of questions





75 minutes

Scheme of Negative marking

For every incorrect answer 0.50 marks will be deducted.

Details about the Tier -2

About the Exam

Details about it

Type of exam

Objective type

Mode of exam


Number of sections/Papers

4 Papers-

  1. Quantitative Ability
  2. English language and comprehension
  3. Statistics
  4. General Studies (Finance and Economics)

Note – Paper 1 & 2 are common for all Posts but Paper-3 is meant for Post of Statistical Investigator Grade-2 & Compiler and Paper-4 is meant for Assistant Audit Officer.


Number of questions





2 hours

Scheme of Negative marking

The scheme of negative marking is different for different papers. For Paper -1,3 and 4 for every incorrect answer 0.50 marks will be deducted and for Paper-2, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Details about the Tier-3 exam

About the Exam

Details about it

Type of exam

Descriptive Type

Mode of exam





60 minutes

Scheme of Negative marking

No negative marking.

The tier-4 will be a computer based exam. It simply tests the skills of the candidate. 

SSC CGL Exam Important Dates

About the Exam.

Exam Dates

Get Application Form from

11th March,2017.

Closing Date of Application form

15th April 2017.

Mode of Apply


Get Admit Card online for Tier-1 Exam

May 2017.

Exam Date of Tier-1,SSC CGL 2017.

19th June to 2nd of July,2017.

Result Declaration

1st Week of August,2017.

Get Admit Card online for Tier-2 Exam, SSC CGL,2017.

End week of August,2017.

Exam Date of Tier-2,SSC CGL 2017,Exam

5th to 8th September, 2017.

Result Declaration


Exam Date of Tier-3,SSC CGL,2017,Exam

12th November,2017.

Test of Computer Skill/ Interview Skill

December 2017.

Issuance of Admit Card for SSC CGL,2017, Exam

The Admit Cards are issued by the authority before every stage or Tier of the SSC CGL,2017, Exam. The Admit cards are issued online. No hard copies of Admit cards are sent at the address of the candidates. They should download it from the official website of the commission. It is mandatory to bring the Admit cards at the centre of the exam.

Answer Key publication by the SSC.

The answer keys of every question paper is published by the commission. The candidates can cross check their answers with the answer keys.

Cut- off Marks, SSC CGL,2017, Exam

The cut –off marks varies every year. It depends upon the number of candidates appearing for the exam and the number of applicants who have applied for the exam. It is different for different categories of candidates. Candidates wishing to qualify for the exam, should score equal to or more than the cut-off marks.

Result SSC CGL,2017, Exam

The result of the exam is announced usually after one month of the exam. The candidate can check their result online.


Q. When will be the exam of SSC, CGL 2017 will be held?

The SSC CGL 2017 is a four tier exam. The expected date on which the Tier-1 exam will be held from June, 17th to July 2nd, 2017.

Q. When will be the final result of the SSC, CGL 2017, exam will be declared?

It will be declared in the month of the October,2017.

Q. How many stages are there for the SSC, CGL 2017 exam?

There are four stages of the exam, namely Tier-1, Tier-2, Tier-3 and Tier-4.

Q. What is the nature of question of the SSC, CGL 2017 exam?

The questions are both objective as well as subjective type.

Q. Is there a scheme of negative marking in the SSC, CGL 2017 exam?

Yes, this exam has scheme of negative marking. It is different for different papers. In question paper of Tier-1 exam 0.50 marks will be deducted and in the question paper of Tier-2 exam, 0.50 or 0.25 marks will be deducted. See above for further details about the marking scheme.

Q. What is the age limit for the age limit for the SSC, CGL 2017 exam?

For different posts age limit varies. Candidate should check above for the age limit for varying categories of the posts.

Q. If there is provision for the age relaxation for the reserved category of the candidate?

Yes, there is provision for the age relaxation of the candidate. OBC candidates are given 3 years of age relaxation, SC/ST 5 years and the Physically handicapped people are given 10- 15 years of age relaxation depending upon their category of reservation.

Q. How to get the Application form of the exam?

Candidates can get the Application form online. They can visit the official website of the commission after the publication of the notification and get the Application form.

Q. In a year for how many times the SSC, CGL is held?

It is held for only once in a year.

Q. What is the cut-off marks for the exam?

The cut-off marks vary every year and it is different for different posts.