SSC CGL 2019 Exam: Exam Dates, Notification, Application Forms, Eligibility & Syllabus

SSC CGL Exam

SSC, Staff Selection Commission, has started the online application process for its Combined Graduate Level Examination 2019. SSC CGL exam is conducted for recruitment at Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts in various Departments/Ministries/Organisations working under the Government of India (GOI). The exam is conducted in four Tiers and candidates need to clear all Tiers in order to make to the final merit list.

SSC CGL 2018 Latest Notification - The Staff Selection Commission of India has released the official notification for the Combined Graduate Level exam 2019. The last date for submitting the application forms is 25th November 2019. The Tier-I exam is scheduled to be conducted from 2nd to 11th March 2020. Recently, the commission has conducted the Tier-II examination of SSC CGL 2018 from 11th to 14th September 2019.

SSC CGL Exam 2019 – Quick Overview

Here is a quick overview of the SSC CGL 2019 exam -

Name of the Examination

SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) Exam

Conducting Authority

Staff Selection Commission

Official Website

www.ssc.nic.in

Exam Occurrence

Once a year

Mode of Examination

Tier I and II (Computer-Based Test)

Tier III (Pen and Paper Based Test)

Tier IV (Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test/Document Verification)

Exam language

English and Hindi

Exam type

National level

Number of papers

Tier I- Preliminary

Tier II- Main

Tier III-Descriptive Paper

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

Negative Marking

In Tier-I and Tier-II


SSC CGL Exam 2019 Important Dates

Exam Events

Important Dates

Application Form availability

22nd October 2019

Closing Date of Application form

25th November 2019

Last date for making online fee payment

27th November 2019

Last date for paying the application fee through e-challan (offline mode)

29th November 2019

Get Admit Cards for Tier-I Exam

Two weeks before the examination

SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I exam

2nd to 11th March 2020

Result Declaration

To be notified later

Get Admit Card online for Tier-2 Exam

Two weeks before the examination

SSC CGL 2019 Tier-II and Tier-III Exam

22nd to 25th June 2020

Result Declaration

To be notified later

Test of Computer Proficiency/ Skill Test (Tier-IV)

To be notified later

Final result declaration

To be notified later


SSC CGL Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

The Combined Graduate Level Examination is conducted in four different stages:

  • Tier-I – Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Tier-II – Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Tier-III – Pen and Paper Mode Test (Descriptive paper)
  • Tier-IV – Computer Proficiency/Skill Test (whatever applicable)/Document Verification

Here is the detailed pattern for all the Tiers of the examination.

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Allotted

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

60 minutes

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

50

English Comprehensive

25

50

General Awareness

25

50

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Negative Marking:

There is a provision of negative marking in Tier-I of SSC CGL exam. 0.50 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern

Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Allotted

Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities

100

200

1120 minutes for each paper

Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension

200

200

Paper-III: Statistics

100

200

Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)

100

200

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Each paper I and II are compulsory for all posts. Paper III will be only for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) post and those who are shortlisted for this paper. Paper IV will be for posts Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

Negative Marking:

  • 0.50 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer in Paper-I, III, and IV.
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer in Paper-II.

SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Pattern

Mode of Examination

Pen and Paper Mode

Paper Type

Descriptive Paper – Writing essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application in Hindi or English

Maximum Marks

100

Time Allotted

60 Minutes

SSC CGL Tier-IV

Tier-IV includes Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test (wherever applicable). Document Verification will also be conducted in this phase. For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise & Income Tax), data entry speed at 8,000 (eight thousand) key depressions per hour on the computer is required.

The ‘Data Entry Speed Test’ will be conducted for a passage of 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for 15 minutes.

The ‘Computer Proficiency Test’ will include three modules – Word processing, SpreadSheet, and PowerPoint. The CPT will be conducted for the posts of Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant Section Officer (CSS), and Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines.

For ‘Document Verification’, candidates are required to produce original documents such as Matriculation Certificate, Educational Qualification Certificate, Caste Certificate, and other relevant documents (if any) supporting relaxation taken by the candidate. Copies of these documents are also to be submitted. Candidates who fail to appear for the DV process will not be considered for the final selection.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2019

SSC has prescribed the syllabus for SSC CGL 2019 exam in the official notification. Candidates can check the ‘11.11’ paragraph in the notification for the ‘Indicative Syllabus’ of the exam. Complete syllabus for Tier-I and Tier-II has been provided in the official information bulletin.



SSC CGL Exam 2019 Eligibility

Nationality

  • A candidate must be a citizen of India, Nepal or Bhutan.
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement is also eligible.
  • Persons of Indian origin who have migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam for permanently settling in India.

Age Limit

Different posts have a different age limit. So here are the details of different posts and their related age limits:

S.No.

Name of Post

Ministry/Department

Age Limit

1

Assistant Audit Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG

Not exceeding 30 years

2

Assistant Accounts Officer

Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG

Not exceeding 30 years

3

Assistant Section Officer

Central Secretariat Service

20-30 years

4

Assistant Section Officer

Intelligence Bureau

Not exceeding 30 years

5

Assistant Section Officer

Ministry of Railway

20-30 years

6

Assistant Section Officer

Ministry of External Affairs

20-30 years

7

Assistant Section Officer

AFHQ

20-30 years

8

Assistant

Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations

18-30 years

9

Assistant

Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations

20-30 years

10

Assistant Section Officer

Other Ministries /Departments/ Organisations

Not exceeding 30 years

11

Assistant

Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations

Not exceeding 30 years

12

Assistant/ Superintendent

Other Ministries/Departments/Organisations

Not exceeding 30 years

13

Tax Assistant

CBDT

18-27 years

14

Inspector of Income Tax

CBDT

Not exceeding 30years

15

Inspector (Central Excise)

CBIC

Not exceeding 30 years

Inspector

(Preventive Officer)

Inspector (Examiner)

16

Upper Division Clerks

Dte. Gen Border Road Organisation (MoD)

18-27 years

17

Inspector

Central of Bureau of Narcotics

Not exceeding 30 years

18

Sub-Inspector

Central Bureau of Narcotics

18-27 years

19

Assistant Enforcement Officer

Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue

Up to 30 years

20

Sub Inspector

Central Bureau of Investigation

20 to 30 years

21

Junior Statistical Officer

M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation

Up to 32 years

22

Divisional Accountant

Offices under C & AG

Not exceeding 30 years

23

Sub Inspector

National Investigation Agency (NIA)

Up to 30 years

24

Statistical Investigator Grade-II

Registrar General of India

Not exceeding30 years

25

Accountant/ Junior Accountant

Other Ministry/

Departments

18-27 years

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Check out the relaxation criteria in the upper age limit in the official notification.

Educational Qualification as on 1st January 2020

Posts

Educational Qualification

Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer

Essential qualification: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University

Desirable qualification: CA/CS/Cost & Management Accountant/M.Com./MBA (Finance)/ Masters in Business Studies/ Masters in Business Economics

Junior Statistical Officer

Bachelor’s degree (any discipline) with 60% marks in Mathematics in 12th class

OR

Bachelor’s degree (any discipline) with Statistics as one of the subjects.

Statistical Investigator Grade-II

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects (studied in all the three years) from a recognised University

All other posts

Bachelor’s degree (any discipline) from a recognized University

Note: Candidates appearing in the final year of graduation are also eligible for the exam provided they pass the exam on or before 1st January 2020.


SSC CGL Exam 2019 Application Process

The application forms for the SSC CGL 2019 exam can only be filled online through the official website. The application process has started from 22nd October 2019 and will continue till 25th November 2019.

Steps to fill SSC CGL Application Form 2019

SSC application process (for any exam) can be completed under two parts:

  • One Time Registration
  • Filling the online application form

One-Time Registration

The one-time registration process is common for all the exams and is applicable ONLY for those candidates who are appearing in an SSC exam for the first time. If you have appeared in any of the SSC exams in the past and have completed the one-time registration process earlier, then you can skip the ‘one-time registration’ process.

Prerequisites for One-Time Registration

  • Aadhaar Number or any other ID such as PAN card, Voter Id, Passport, Driving License, College ID, School ID, Employer ID
  • Email ID
  • Mobile Number
  • Matriculation Certificate
  • Scanned images of candidates’ passport size photograph and signature in JPEG format.
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)

Here are the steps for the one-time registration:

  • Go to SSC’s official website – https://ssc.nic.in.
  • Click on the ‘New User? Register Now’ link under the ‘Login’ section.
  • Enter the basic details, contact details, and upload the scanned images of photograph and signature.
  • Check all the information carefully before final submission.
  • On clicking the ‘Final Submit’ button, OTPs will be sent to your mobile number and email ID.
  • Enter any one of the OTP to complete the registration process.
  • Read the declaration and click ‘I Agree’ if you agree with the same.

Filling the Online Application Form

  • For filling the online application, visit the official website.
  • Click on the ‘Apply’ tab at the top of the home-page.
  • Now, select the ‘CGL’ tab and click on the ‘Apply’ link in front of the ‘Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2019’.
  • Enter your registration number and password received during the one-time registration and ‘Login’ to fill the application form.
  • Provide preference for examination centers. Three choices are to be provided in order of preference for the examination centres.
  • Fill other information and check it carefully before moving ahead.
  • Read the declaration and click on the ‘I Agree’ check-box.
  • Check all the information and submit the application.
  • Make fee payment to complete the application process.

Application Fee

  • Candidates should pay the Application Fee of ₹ 100.
  • Female candidates and the reserved category (SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen) candidates are exempted from the application fee payment.
  • The Application fee can be paid through BHIM UPI, SBI Net Banking or by using Visa Mastercard, Maestro Credit or Debit card. The fee can also be paid in cash through SBI Challan at SBI branches. Additional bank charges/transaction charges are to be paid by the candidate.
  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • Application forms submitted without application fee will be rejected and no representation against such rejections will be entertained.

Other Details

SSC CGL 2019 Admit Card

SSC CGL 2019 admit cards will be uploaded on the official website two weeks prior to the examination date. If any candidate does not find the admit card on the official website one week prior to the exam, he should contact the concerned regional commission with the printout of complete application form. Admit card can be downloaded using the registration ID and password. It is a mandatory document for making entry to the examination hall.

SSC CGL 2019 Answer Key

SSC CGL answer keys will be published by the Commission on the official website. Candidates can cross-check their answers with the answer keys released to calculate their expected score. Candidates will also be provided with the option to challenge the answer key. Candidates’ representations will be scrutinized by the experts and changes (if any) will be informed through the updated answer keys.

SSC CGL 2019 Result

The SSC CGL result will be declared on the official website. The official dates for the result declaration are yet to be announced. Results are announced after every stage of the examination listing the qualified candidates for the next stage. And, a final result on the basis of candidates’ performance at all the stages is also declared.

Click here for SSC CGL Frequently Asked Questions.


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