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About Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Exam (SSC CGL)

Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC – CGL) for recruitment to different Central Civil posts - Assistant / Inspector /SI / Divisional Accountant /Statistical Officer/ Auditor/Accountant/Junior Accountant /UDC / Tax Assistant / Compiler, for which Graduation from a recognized University is the minimum Educational Qualification required. The recruitment for these posts is done in departments of Central Secretariat Service / Central Vigilance Commission / Intelligence Bureau / Ministry of Railways / Ministry of External Affairs / Ministry of Defense / CBI and a few other Ministries / Departments / Organizations of the Central Govt.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Conditions:
Nationality/ Citizenship:

A candidate must be either :

  • (a) a citizen of India, or
  • (b) a subject of Nepal, or
  • (c) a subject of Bhutan, or
  • (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the Ist January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit : As on 01-08-2015.

Category of posts

Age limit

Inspector of Income Tax/ Inspector (Central Excise)/ Inspector (Preventive Officer)/
Inspector (Examiner)/ Inspector of Posts/ Inspector (CBN) Compiler/ Divisional Accountant/ Auditors/ UDCs/ Tax Assistants/ Junior Accountant & Accountant/ Sub-Inspector (CBN).

18-27 years (He/ She must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1988 and not later than 01-08-1997).

Statistical Investigator Gr.II

Up to 32 years  (He/ She must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1993 and not later than 01-08-1997).

Assistant & Tax Asst (CBEC)

20-27 years (He/ She must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1988 and not later than 01-08-1995).

Assistant (Intelligence Bureau)

21-27 years (He/ She must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1988 and not later than 01-08-1994).

Sub Inspector in CBI

20-30 years (He/ She must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1985 and not later than 01-08-1995).

Assistant Enforcement Officer & Sub Inspector (NIA)

Up to 30 years (He/ She must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1985 and not later than 01-08-1997).

Sub Inspector (Group C)

18-25 years (He/ She must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-08-1997.

Educational

I. Compiler : Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject.

II. Statistical Investigator Grade – II : Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard level:
OR
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
Note-: “Statistics” means any branch of Statistics, applied or otherwise.

III. All other Posts : Bachelor‟s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
Note I: For posts of Assistants (CSS), Computer Proficiency has also been prescribed as an Essential Qualification

Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Exam Pattern: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL) details and Scheme of Examination are given below….

Examination Pattern: The Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:

  • Tier -I: Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
  • Tier -II: Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
  • Tier-III: Personality Test cum Interview/ Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification.

SSC CGL 2017 Syllabus

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper-III for each wrong answer.

1. Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) Examinationb Tier, I of the Combined Graduate level Examination will be common for all categories of posts.

Part

Subject

Max. 
Marks /  Questions

Total Duration/ 
Timing for General Candidates

Total Duration/  Timing for visually  Handicapped and 
Cerebral Palsy  candidates

A

General Intelligence  & Reasoning

50

2 Hours 10.00 A.M. to 12.00  Noon 
OR 2.00 P.M. to 4.00 P.M

2 Hours 40 mins 10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM OR 2.00 P.M. to 4.40 P.M.

B

General Awareness

50

C

Quantitative 
Aptitude

50

D

English 
Comprehension

50

Questions will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice, set both in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.

2. Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination: Tier-II of the Combined Graduate Level Examination -2014 will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice and will be conducted over a period of two days.

Scheme of Tier-II Written Examination (Tier-II)

Paper 
No.

Subject / Paper

Max. 
Marks

Number 
of 
Questions

Duration & Timings for 
General candidates

Duration & Timings 
for VH and Cerebral 
Palsy candidates

III

Statistics

200

100

2 Hours

2 Hours and 40 Min

I

Quantitative 
Abilities

200

100

2 Hours

2 Hours and 40 Min

II

English 
Language & 
Comprehension

200

200

2 Hours

2 Hours and 40 Min

Note I: Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts. Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.

Note-II: Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th standard level, Paper-II of 10+2 level and Paper-III of graduation level.

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