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Staff Selection Commission-Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC-CGLE) is conducted by Staff Selection Commission to recruit personnel for various posts – Assistant​ Section Officer​, Assistant, Inspector, Tax Assistant, ​Junior ​Statistical Officer, Auditor, Accountant, Junior Accountant etc. – under Central Government. Graduation from a recognized University is the minimum Educational Qualification criteria to appearing for the exam. Ever since (roughly around 2010) SSC started conducting SSC-CGL exam on regular basis, more particularly every year, and a significant increase in remuneration after implementation of the recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission, this exam has emerged as one of the most sought after mid-level job recruitment exams in government sector. At present, roughly 15-20 Lakhs aspirants register for the first Tier of the exam. The exam comprises four stages. The first two stages are aptitude based objective tests, which are computer based. The third stage is a written descriptive test. The fourth stage of the exam assesses computer proficiency of the applicant.

TOP POSTS

S. No. Name of post Post Code Grade pay
1 Assistant Audit officer F 4800
2 Inspector Examiner M 4600
3 Income Tax Inspectorr J 4600
4 Assistant (MEA) K 4600
5 Central Excise Inspector L 4600
6 Preventive officer Inspector (CBEC) N 4600
7 Assistant Enforcement Officer B 4600
8 Assistant (CVC) C 4600
9 Assistant (IB) D 4600
10 Assistant (Ministry of Railway) G 4600
11 Inspector (Narcotics) S 4600
12 Inspector (Department of Post) P 4600
13 Assistant Section Officer (CSS) A 4600
14 Sub Inspectors (CBI) H 4600
15 Sub Inspectors (CBI) O 4200
16 Division Account (CAG) Q 4200
17 Assistant (Other Ministries) I 4200
18 Statistical Invigilator R 4200
19 Sub Inspectors (NIA) Q 4200
20 Audit CAG Q 4200
21 Auditor CGDA Q 4200

SSC – CGL 2018 Notification – Important Dates

S. No. Name of exam Date of exam Registration start date Registration closing date
1 SSC CGL Tier-I 25-07-2018 to 20-08-2018 05-05-2018 04-06-2018
2 SSC CGL Tier-II To be notified later No No



SSC – CGL 2017 Notification – Important Dates


S. No. Name of exam Date of exam Registration start date Registration closing date
1 SSC CGL Tier-I 05-08-2017 to 23-08-2017 15-05-2017 19-06-2017
2 SSC CGL Tier-II 17-02-2018 to 22-02-2018 No No
3 SSC CGL Tier-III No No

Exam Pattern

Staff Selection Commission-Combined Graduate Level (SSC-CGL):

This is one of the most sought after mid-level job recruitment exams in government sector. This exam is taken by over 20 lakhs aspirants. The exam comprises four stages. The first two stages are aptitude based objective tests, which are computer based exam. The third stage is a written descriptive test. The fourth stage of the exam assesses computer proficiency of the applicant.

Tier-I (Prelim):

The following table gives the test pattern of SSC-CGL Tier-1:
Section Number of questions Difficult Level Duration (in min)
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 Moderate 60
General English 25 Easy 60
General Awareness 25 Easy 60
Quantitative Aptitude 25 Easy 60
Total 100 Moderate 60

Tier-II (Mains):

The following table gives the test pattern of SSC-CGL Tier-1:
Paper Number of questions Marks Duration (in min)
Quantitative Aptitude (Paper-I) 100 200 120
General English (Paper-II) 200 200 120
Each question of Tier-I carries 2 marks. The penalty for each wrong answer is one-fourth of the marks allotted to the question. There is no negative marking for unattempted questions.

Tier-III (Descriptive):

The following table gives the test pattern of SSC-CGL Tier-1:
Paper Marks Duration (in min)
Descriptive paper in Hindi and English 100 60

Sample SSC Entrance Exam Questions

Q1

The fourth proportional of 3,4,6 is

Q2

If sin? = 3/5, then the value of tan? + cot? is

Q3

Find the simple interest earned on Rs.7000 in 3 years at the rate of 10% per year.

Q4


BCDE : DFHJ :: FGHI : ?

Q5

The city lacks _____ palaces, temples, or monuments.

Q6

Choose the Odd One Out from the given options.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Q1. What is SSC-CGLE?
  2. SSC-CGLE is abbreviation of Staff Selection Commission-Combined Graduate Level Exam. This exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission to recruit personnel required for various departments, secretariat, investigating agencies etc. of Central Government. This is one of those exams through which a huge number of people are recruited for central government jobs. At present, recruitment through SSC-CGLE comprises a four-tier process.
  3. Q2. Why SSC-CGLE?
  4. Ever since (roughly around 2010) SSC started conducting SSC-CGL exam on regular basis, more particularly every year, and a significant increase in remuneration after implementation of the recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission, this exam has emerged as one of the most sought after mid-level job recruitment exams in government sector. At present, roughly 15-20 Lakhs aspirants register for the first Tier of the exam. Among various reasons that make SSC-CGLE one of the top choices for graduates looking for jobs in the country, some of the prominent reasons are discussed below: Number of jobs offered through this exam: Since a huge number of vacancies, ranging from 10000 to 15000, at central level are filled through this exam, this offers a great chance for the candidate to secure a job. Financial stability and job security: Having a government job ensures reasonably very high financial security and stability as government hardly fires its employees, and pays salary on time. Apart from cash component, government jobs offer medical benefits, HRA and other perks. Salary increments: Apart from annual hike and dearness allowance, pay of central government employees are periodically revised based on the recommendation of the Pay commission. Salaries of central government employees goes up significantly in the event of implementation of the recommendations of the Pay commission. The recommendations of the last couple pay commission have been employee-friendly, and thus making the Central Government jobs even more remunerative and attractive. Social standing and career growth: Apart from a reasonable pay, Central Government employee enjoy a dignified standing in society. Since there is provision of regular promotions in central government jobs based on performance and scores in grade-wise departmental competitive exams conducted for existing Central Government employees, the central government employees recruited through SSC-CGLE can reach to the level of secretory in various institutions and departments of central governments. Work-Life balance: Getting a job through SSC-CGLE ensures that one would land in a working environment that offers a good work-life balance, which is significantly better than what one can expect in the private sector.
  5. Q3. Who is eligibile to appear for SSC-CGL exam?
  6. The basic eligibility criteria is the candidate must hold a bachelor degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute. However, the age and other criteria vary from post to post. To know the same in more details, visit the following link: SSC Notice
  7. Q4. How long does the entire recruitment process take?
  8. The entire recruitment process, starting form release of notification to joining, takes usually a year or so.
  9. Q5. The areas from which questions are asked in SSC-CGLE entrance exams?
  10. In the first two tiers of the exam, objective questions, having four options, are asked from the areas: General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude i.e. elementary Math, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and English Comprehension. The third stage of the exam is a written descriptive test, which can be answered either English or Hindi. The fourth stage of the exam assesses computer proficiency of the applicant.
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