The Staff Selection Commission conducts many national level exams to recruit candidates into various Organizations, departments, offices under the Government of India. One of the exams conducted by the SSC is the Combined Graduate level (CGL) Exam.
For more details on other SSC Exams, refer to the linked article.
The SSC CGL Exam is conducted to select candidates into Group B & Group C posts in various categories under the Indian Government. This exam is a 4 stage exam. This article covers all the important aspects related to the CGL 2019 Exam.
Table of Contents:
- SSC CGL Exam Date
- SSC CGL Notification
- SSC CGL Posts
- SSC CGL Eligibility
- SSC CGL Exam Pattern
- SSC CGL Syllabus
- SSC CGL Apply Online
- SSC CGL Preparation
- SSC CGL Admit Card
The SSC CGL 2019 Exam dates will be confirmed once the official notification is released.
Usually, the SSC Exams date keep changing from time to time. Therefore, candidates should be updated with information provided on a regular basis on the official website.
The tentative SSC CGL 2019 Exam dates are as follows:
|SSC CGL Notification||Releases on 31st October 2019 (Tentative)|
|Online Application Submission||31st October 2019 to 28th November 2019(Tentative)|
|SSC CGL Admit Card||To be released|
|Tier I exam||To be announced|
|Tier II exam||To be announced|
|Tier III exam||To be announced|
|Tier IV exam||To be announced|
There was a delay in the previous year Exam and few exams are scheduled for 2019.
The table below gives information on the SSC CGL 2018 Exam dates:
|SSC CGL 2018 Notification||Released on 5th May 2018|
|Online Application Submission||5th May 2018 to 5th June 2018|
|SSC CGL Admit Card||May 2019|
|Tier I exam||04th June 2019 to 19th June 2019|
|Tier II exam||11th September 2019 to 13th September 2019|
|Tier III exam||29th December 2019 ( Morning)|
|Tier IV exam||To be announced|
SSC CGL Notification
The official website of SSC releases the CGL exam notification every year. The previous year, the official notification was released in the month of May. This year, the official notification for the 2019-20 Exam will be released tentatively on 31st October. There has been a postponement of few exams as released on the SSC official website (https://ssc.nic.in/). Candidates should start their preparation very early this year as the Exam dates might vary.
For more information on the SSC CGL official Notification, refer to the linked article.
SSC CGL Posts
The tentative vacancies for the various Group B & Group C posts for the SSC CGL 2019 are around 9200. After the release of the official notification, the exact number of vacancies will be confirmed.
Usually, the recruitment happens for posts like Assistant, Inspector, Assistant Section Officer, Assistant, Auditor, Sub-Inspector, Junior Accountant, Tax Assistant, Assistant Account Officer, Upper Division Clerk, Junior Statistical Officer, etc.
Candidates can check the official notification for more details on posts for the SSC CGL 2019.
SSC CGL Eligibility
Candidates who aspire to write the SSC CGL 2019 Exam must understand the Eligibility criteria properly. There are 4 criteria for the exam – 3 are for everyone, 1 is only for certain posts.
The eligibility criteria for the SSC CGL Exam is as follows:
- Citizenship– Must be a citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan
- SSC CGL Age Limit- Must be between the age group of 18 years to 32 years
- Qualification- Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University
- Physical Fitness– Only for candidates for certain posts like Inspector, Sub- Inspector, etc.
There is also certain SSC CGL Age limit relaxation for reserved candidates.
Candidates can check the detailed SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria by referring to the linked article.
SSC CGL Exam Pattern
The Staff Selection Commission conducts the CGL Exam is 4 different stages called Tiers. The last Tier Exam is only for certain posts and for candidates who have qualified certain papers.
The SSC CGL Exam pattern is as follows:
|Tier||SSC CGL Exam Pattern|
Multiple choice questions
|Tier 4||Skill Test|
Before preparing for the SSC CGL 2019 Exam, candidates must check the official notification to get early information on any upcoming changes in the Exam pattern.
SSC CGL Syllabus
The SSC CGL syllabus covers various topics related to the 10th and 12th grade. The syllabus for the CGL Exam varies with respect to the Tiers.
The SSC CGL 2019 syllabus is as follows:
Tier I:- Topics related to General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language & comprehension.
Tier II:- Topics related to Quantitative Aptitude, English Language & Comprehension, Statistics, General Studies( Finance & Economics)
Tier III:- This exam is a descriptive exam to evaluate a candidate’s Language skills in Hindi/English. This is only for candidates appearing for Statistical Investigator ( Grade II) & Compiler.
Tier IV:-This test comprises of Data Entry Speed Test & Computer Proficiency Test. This exam is for candidates appearing for specific posts under the Government of India.
Candidates can refer to the linked article for more details on the SSC CGL syllabus.
For more details on the other SSC Exams, refer to the table below:
|SSC Exam Date||SSC Online||SSC Admit Card|
|SSC Results||SSC Exam Pattern||SSC Notification|
|SSC Recruitment||SSC Eligibility||Online Quiz|
SSC CGL Apply Online
The SSC CGL Registration window for the 2019 Exam will open tentatively by 31st October and close by 28th November 2019. Candidates need to fill the application form in the SSC official website.
The steps for the SSC CGL 2019 Registration is as follows:
Step 1- Go to the official website of SSC (https://ssc.nic.in/)
Step 2- Register using your mobile number, email id
Step 3- Login using your Registration ID that will be generated once you initiate your registration using your mail id, phone number
Step 4- Fill all the details that would be asked
Step 5 – Upload the necessary documents like photograph, signature.
Step 6- Review the application form once again to check for any mistakes
Step 7- Fill the payment details for the application fee. The registration process will be completed. Save the soft copy of submission completion message.
For more details on the SSC CGL application process, refer to the SSC CGL official notification.
SSC CGL Preparation
SSC CGL Exam preparation needs a lot of smart work to score well. Candidates should be always updated on the Exam pattern, syllabus regularly on the SSC Official website to keep a track of any upcoming changes. The right set of SSC CGL Books and study material is also necessary to have a clear concept of the topics covered in the Exam.
For more details on the SSC CGL preparation, refer to the linked article.
Candidates preparing for the SSC CGL exam can visit the SSC CGL mock test page and get free mock tests based on the latest exam pattern and prepare for the exam accordingly.
SSC CGL Admit Card
Admit Cards/ Admission Certificates (ACs) for the Examination will be uploaded on the website of the concerned Regional/ Sub-Regional Office of the Commission. The facility for the download of Admit Cards will be available at least one week before the examination on the website of concerned Regional/ Sub Regional Office. Candidates are advised to visit the website of the concerned Regional Office and SSC HQ regularly for updates and information about the examination.
Steps to download SSC CGL Admit Card:
- Visit the SSC CGL official website (https://ssc.nic.in/)
- Click on the link ‘SSC CGL Admit Card’
- Enter the registration number and password to login.
- Admit card will be displayed on the screen.
- Download it and take the printout for further use.
SSC CGL Exam Centres
Candidates who aspire for the CGL exam should always check this important detail properly. A candidate must indicate the Centre(s) in the online Application Form in which he/ she desires to take the examination.
The Exam centres for the SSC CGL 2018 exam were:
- Central Region (CR)-Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
- Eastern Region (ER)– Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal
- Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)- Lakshadweep, Karnataka and Kerala
- Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)- Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
- North Eastern Region (NER)- Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura
- Northern Region (NR)- NCT of Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand
- North Western Sub-Region (NWR)- Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab
- Southern Region (SR)-Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana.
- Western Region (WR)- Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat, and Maharashtra
This article will help all the candidates to get a detailed idea regarding the CGL 2019 Exam centers. Referring to the previous years’ question papers, exam pattern, syllabus and all other details will the candidates to prepare for the exam systematically and reduce the stress of the Exam.
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