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SSC CGL Exam 2020, course details, eligibility
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What is SSC CGL?

SSC CGL is a national-level exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to shortlist candidates for Group B and C posts in various ministries/ departments/ organisations of the Government of India. In 2019, total 34 Group B and C posts have been released by the commission. Every year, about 30 lakh candidates fill the SSC CGL application form and about 15 lakh aspirants appear for the exam. Check SSC CGL exam pattern.

The exam is conducted in four stages called tiers. The first two tiers of the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam are conducted in online mode. The next two tiers of the exam are held in offline mode.

SSC CGL Exam Highlights

Exam Name SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) 2019
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Online & offline
Exam Duration Tier-I: 60 minutes

Tier-II: 120 minutes for each paper

Tier-III: 60 minutes

Exam Purpose  Selection of candidates for Group B and C posts in ministries/ departments/ organisations of the Government of India
Exam Language English and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk No. 011-69999845
Official Website http://ssc.nic.in/

SSC CGL Eligibility 2019

SSC CGL 2019 eligibility criteria varies as per the post applied by the candidate. However, given below is the basic criteria that candidates need to fulfill in order to meet SSC CGL eligibility:

  • A candidate must be either a citizen of India, a person of India origin, subject of Nepal/ Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee
  • A candidate should be between 18 and 30 years in age
  • A candidate should complete bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or institute

SSC CGL 2019 Pattern

SSC CGL exam pattern is such that the test is conducted in four tiers as mentioned below:

Tier Description
I Computer-based examination
II Computer-based examination
III Pen-and-paper based examination (Descriptive paper)
IV Computer proficiency test/ skill test (if applicable)/ document verification

 

For further clarification on CGL 2019 exam pattern for all tiers candidates can refer the tables below:

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Section Subject Questions Marks Duration
A General Intelligence Reasoning 25 50 1 Hour [1 hour 20 minutes for VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand)]
B General Awareness 25 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
D English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

Marking scheme: There is negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in the exam.

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern

Tier – II
Paper Subject Questions Marks Duration Validity of paper
I Quantitative Abilities 100 200 2 Hours for each paper [2 hours 40 minutes for VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand)] Mandatory for all posts
II English Language & Comprehension 200 200 Mandatory for all posts
III Statistics 100 200 Valid only for candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and are shortlisted in tier-I for this post/ paper
IV General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 Valid only for candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer and are shortlisted in tier-I for this post/ paper

Marking scheme: There is negative marking in the exam as mentioned below:

Paper Negative Marking
I 0.50 Marks
II 0.25 Marks
III 0.50 Marks
IV 0.50 Marks

SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Pattern

SSC CGL 2019 exam pattern for tier-III is such that candidates have to take a subjective/ descriptive paper in English or Hindi in pen-and-paper mode. Candidates need to complete the exam in 60 minutes duration. Maximum marks that candidates can score in the exam are 100.

Tier Mode of Exam Exam Description Marks Duration
III Pen-and-paper Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi

(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)

100 1 Hour (1 Hour 20 Minutes for candidates afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand)

SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Pattern

The official website informs, “Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification will be conducted as per the provisions of the notice of examination.”

  • Skill Test

The skill test conducted by the commission is of two types as mentioned below:

  • Data Entry Skill Test (DEST): This test is conducted for candidates who apply for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax). As part of the test, all candidates need to type at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on computer. The skill test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 key depressions for a duration of 15 minutes. The test is of qualifying nature.
  • Computer Proficiency Test (CPT): This test is conducted for candidates who apply for the posts of Assistant Section Officer (CSS), Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant Section Officer (AFHQ), and Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines and Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBEC. The test is of qualifying nature and consists of three modules:

• Word Processing
• Spread Sheet
• Generation of Slides

  • Document Verification

Documents to be presented (original as well as photocopy) by candidates for verification on or before August 1, 2019 are:

Matriculation certificate Caste certificate
Mark sheets of all the three years of graduation Provisional certificate/ certificate of graduation

It may be noted that candidature of candidates who are unable to produce the aforementioned documents will be cancelled.

Physical Standards & Tests Required for Posts of Inspector & Sub-Inspector

It may be noted that all candidates applying for the posts of inspector and sub-inspector also have to meet some physical standards and pass some physical tests as mentioned below:

Physical standards & tests for the post of Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/ Preventive Officer), Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN:

Physical standards:

Male Candidates
Height 157.5 cm Chest 81 cm (fully expanded with a minimum expansion of 5 cm)
Note: Height & chest relaxable by 5 cm in the case of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes
Female Candidates
Height: 152 cm (relaxable by) Weight: 48 Kgs
Note: Height & weight relaxable by 2.5 cms and 2 Kg, respectively for Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese and members of Scheduled Tribes

 

Physical tests:

Male Candidates
Walking : 1600 metres in 15 minutes Cycling: 8 Km in 30 minutes
Female Candidates
Walking: 1 Km in 20 minutes Cycling: 3 Km in 25 minutes

Physical standards for the Post of Sub- Inspector in Central Bureau of Investigation:

  • Height

For men – 165 cm
For women – 150 cm.

Note: Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals: 5 cm

  • Chest

76 cm with expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)

  • Vision

Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye
Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eye

Physical standards for the Post of Sub-Inspector in National Investigation Agency:

  • Height

For men – 170 cm
For women – 150 cm

Note: Height relaxable for Hillsmen and Tribals: 5 cm

  • Chest

76 cm with expansion (There shall be no such requirement in case of female candidates)

  • Vision

Eye-sight (with or without glasses)
Distant vision: 6/6 in one and 6/9 in the other eye
Near vision 0.6 in one eye and 0.8 in other eye

 

Syllabus

SSC CGL is a national-level exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to shortlist candidates for Group B and C posts in various ministries/ departments/ organisations of the Government of India. In this course we will provide the students with relevant course details to clear their SSC CGL exam in 2020.

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