SSC CGL Exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission every year. The exam takes place in 4 Tiers. The full form of ‘SSC CGL’ is Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level. SSC CGL job is an important part of the functioning of bureaucracy. Once you qualify the exam, you are hired under Group ‘B’ or Group ‘C’ posts. This year, there are around 5,000 SSC CGL 2017 vacancies.
SSC CGL Exam
The SSC CGL Salary differs for various posts. All the posts which can be applied to by SSC CGL examinations are either from the Pay Band 9300-34800 or Pay Band 5200-20200. Your salary will also depend on the level you are in the government department. When candidates will first join SSC, their level will probably be that for a beginner. Monthly salaries of those with the following grade pays can initially be as follows:
|4800 (Pay band 2)||47, 600|
|4600 (Pay band 2)||44, 900|
|4200 (Pay band 2)||35, 400|
|2800 (Pay band 1)||29, 200|
|2400 (Pay band 1)||25, 500|
The SSC or the Staff Selection Commission conducts many exams every year. Some of the most sought-after SSC recruitment exams are SSC CGL recruitment, SSC CHSL recruitment, SSC MTS exam, SSC Junior Engineer exam, SSC Stenographer Exam, SSC Translator and many more.
Official SSC CGL Cut Off 2017
The SSC CGL cut off vary every year. The SSC CGL Tier I Cutoffs 2017 were released as soon the SSC CGL Results were declared. Have a look at the Official Cut off for SSC CGL Tier I 2017:
List-I: Candidates who qualified in Tier-I and will be appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-IV (General Studies (Finance & Accounts) and Tier-III
|Category||Cut Off||Candidates Appeared|
List-II: Candidates who qualified in Tier-I and will be appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper- II, Paper-III (Statistics) & Tier III
|Category||Cut Off||Candidates Appeared|
List – III: Candidates who qualified in Tier-I and will be appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I & Paper-II & Tier III)
|Category||Cut Off||Candidates Appeared|
To know more about the SSC CGL Cut Off 2016, read the table mentioned below:
|Category||Cut-off marks (out of 200)|
SSC CGL Vacancies List
The total number of vacancies for this year is 4733 for SSC CGL Exam. Read our article on Latest SSC CGL Vacancy Update to get a complete idea of the SSC CGL Vacancy.
SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria
There are overall 3 criteria of eligibility that you need to fulfil to apply for the SSC CGL exam. You need to qualify all these 3 criteria to prove your candidature for this exam. These 3 criteria are broadly classified into the following categories :
1. SSC CGL Age Limit:
The Age Limit is different for different posts. The table given here will help you know the Age Limit for SSC CGL various posts.
|Statistical Investigator Grade II||Max. 32 years|
|Assistant in CSS||20 – 30 years|
|Assistant in IB||21 – 30 years|
|Assistant Enforcement Officer/SI in CBI/SI in NIA||30 years|
|SI in Central Bureau of Narcotics||18 – 27 years|
|All Other posts||Refer the Official Notification|
2. SSC CGL Age Relaxation
The Age Relaxation for SSC CGL is according to the set Government standards.
- SC/ST - 5 years
- OBC - 3 years
- PwD - 10 years
- To apply for SSC CGL Exam, you need to have a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognised university.
- If you are applying for the post of AAO or JSO, you should also possess some Desirable Qualifications as mentioned in the Official Notification.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern & Selection Process
The SSC CGL Exam pattern consists of 4 Stages as mentioned below:
Stage 1: SSC CGL Tier 1
It is a computer based online test of 200 marks in 60 minutes. There is a negative marking of 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer. There is no sectional cut off and you are required to cross the overall SSC CGL cut off.
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||25||50||60 minutes
(For VH & Candidates
suffering from Cerebral Palsy:
Stage 2: SSC CGL Tier 2
This is an online exam consisting of 4 papers as mentioned in the table. There is no sectional cut off. The negative marking for each wrong answer as follows:
Paper I, Paper III & Paper IV – 0.5 marks
Paper II – 0.25 marks
|Paper I||Quantitative Aptitude||100||200||2 Hours
(For Each Paper.
40 min extra for
|Paper II||English Language & Comprehension||200||200|
|Paper III||Statistics (Paper I & II as above)||100||200|
|Paper IV||General Studies (Finance & Economics, Paper I & II as above )||100||200|
Stage 3: SSC CGL Tier 3
This is a descriptive type paper of 100 marks and will be conducted in Pen and Paper mode. It will be of total 60 minutes of time duration.
| Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi
(Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.)
(For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes)
Stage 4: SSC CGL Tier 4
Tier-IV of the SSC CGL Examination is Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). This test is of qualifying nature. The DEST test is for the Tax Assistant Post only.
|SSC Tier IV||Time Duration||Syllabus|
|Computer Proficiency Test(for post of Assistant Section Officer in CSS & MEA only)||45 Minutes||Word/Excel/ PowerPoint|
Detailed Syllabus to prepare for SSC CGL Exam
Given here is the detailed Syllabus topics for SSC CGL
|Logical Reasoning||General Awareness||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
- Coding Decoding
- Word Formation
- Dictionary Order
- Venn Diagram
- Direction & Distance
- Blood Relation
- Missing Number
- Number Series
- Alphabet Series
- Verbal Reasoning
- Non-Verbal Reasoning
|- Indian Culture
- Geography of India & the World
- Indian History
- Physics + Space Sciences
- Computer & Mobile Technology
- Pollution & Nutrition
- People in News
- Books & Authors
- Schemes & Portfolios
- Ratio & Proportion
- Problems on Age
- Speed Time & Distance
- Profit & Loss
- Number Series
- Number System
- Data Interpretation
- Time & Work
- Mixture Problems
|- Reading Comprehension
- Fill in the Blanks
- Phrases & Idiom Meaning
- One Word Substitution
- Phrase Replacement/Sentence Correction
- Error Spotting
Now that you know the new SSC CGL Exam Pattern, you should start your preparation accordingly. The following SSC CGL exam Preparation Tips will help you kick-start your preparation.
1. Know the pattern & SSC CGL Syllabus with Weightage of each topic
This step is very important before you start the preparation of any exam. It gives you a basic idea about the exam and puts you on the right track for your preparation.
2. Your Current Preparation Level
Once you know the pattern and syllabus, you need to know where you stand in terms of preparation. This is a very crucial step because it will help you do the reality check.
This exercise will help you assess the following:
- The difference between your current preparation level and the level that is required to pass the exam.
- If you need to work on certain topics from scratch.
- If you are taking too much time in solving questions.
3. Know the Previous Years Cut Off
In these exams, cut-off is more important than the actual score. This is because cut offs are the first hurdle that you need to cross to reach your goal. You need to reach to the bare minimum score before you can even start dreaming of maximizing your score. Hence, once you have appeared for a few mock tests, go through the cut-offs of these exams and figure out the difference that you need to cover. You should at least be familiar with SSC CGL Cut Off 2016 & 2015.
4. Knowing the SSC CGL Syllabus & Difficulty Level
This is the most crucial step. This analysis will help you make an informed decision. This is because this is the part of the plan where you plot to get the maximum output in the minimum time.
5. Time Left for SSC CGL Preparation
Keep in mind the time left for SSC CGL exams. Your decision will also depend upon the time factor as you should not make plans that are unachievable. Time plays an important role. Because at the end of the day, if you run out of time, even the best-laid plans will come to waste.
How to Apply for SSC CGL Exam?
You can apply for SSC CGL Exam through Online mode only. To apply for SSC CGL Exam, follow the below steps :
- You can register through SSC CGL official website.
- You need to pay the Application fee online using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.
- Use a valid email ID that should be kept active till the declaration of results.
- You should keep a scanned photograph and signature ready as per requirements mentioned in the official notification. Submit the Application Form.
- Take out the Print Out of the Application Form for future reference.
- By following these above steps, you will be able to submit your SSC CGL Form successfully.
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