SSC CGL 2020-21 | SSC CGL Exam Date & Notification

The SSC CGL is Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam, conducted to recruit candidates for Group B and Group C posts in various department of Government of India. The notification for SSC CGL 2021 is not yet released by the commission. The page will be updated with the same when the notification will be out.

Currently, the SSC CGL 2020 recruitment process started with the release of official notification on December 29th 2020. Candidates can go through the SSC CGL 2020-21 exam notification PDF provided below.

SSC CGL 2020-21 Notification PDF Download PDF Here

The Staff Selection Commission on May 7th 2021 has announced that the Tier I exam of SSC CGL 2020 which was scheduled from May 29th to June 7th 2020 is being postponed due to a surge in Covid-19 cases across the country. The examination is deferred to an undisclosed date. Candidates are required to keep track of the official site for the latest updates.

Candidates can go through the important dates regarding SSC Combined Graduate Level 2020-21 given below-

SSC CGL 2020-21 SSC CGL 2020 Dates
Notification for SSC CGL 2020 December 29th 2020
Start and Last Date of SSC CGL Registration December 29th 2020 to January 31st 2021
SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier I May 29th 2021 to June 7th 2021 (postponed)

SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam 2019 Update:

  • SSC declared the CGL 2019 Tier II result on 19th February 2021. Candidates can go through the detailed SSC CGL 2019 TierII Result on the linked page.
  • SSC released SSC Combined Graduate Level Admit Card for different SSC regions to conduct Tier-II exam from November 15th to November 18th 2020. Candidates can get more information on SSC CGL Admit Card on the linked page.
  • SSC released a notice stating that candidates of SSC Combined Graduate Level examination, 2019, may modify their examination centres from September 26th to September 29th 2020.
  • SSC released CGL Tier III exam dates! Combined Graduate Level Tier III exam on November 22nd, 2020. Candidates can check the detailed SSC CGL Notification of exam rescheduling on the given link.

SSC CGL Exam 2018 Update – The commission conducted Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2018 (Skill Test) on 18th and 19th December 2020 based on the result of CGL Tier-III 2018 declared on September 30th 2020.

Table of Contents:

  1. SSC CGL Exam Date
  2. SSC CGL Notification
  3. SSC CGL Posts
  4. SSC CGL Eligibility
  5. SSC CGL Exam Pattern
  6. SSC CGL Syllabus
  7. SSC CGL Apply Online
  8. SSC CGL Preparation
  9. SSC CGL Admit Card

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SSC CGL Exam

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.

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.

For more details on other SSC Exams, refer to the linked article.

SSC CGL Exam Date

SSC CGL 2021 exam dates

The commission has not yet started the recruitment for SSC Combined Graduate Level 2021 examination. Given below are tentative dates for candidates reference.

The SSC CGL 2021 Exam Dates are as follows:

SSC CGL Exam  2021 CGL Exam Dates (Tentative)
SSC CGL Notification December 2021
Online Application Submission December 2021
Tier I exam May 2022

SSC CGL 2020

The SSC CGL online recruitment process for Combined Graduate Level 2020-2021 started from December 29, 2020. The exam date for SSC CGL 2020-21 notification is mentioned in the newly released SSC exam Calendar 2020-2021.

The SSC CGL 2020 Exam Dates are as follows:

SSC CGL Exam  2020 CGL Exam Dates (Tentative)
SSC CGL Notification December 21, 2020 (deferred)

December 29th, 2020 (New Date)

Online Application Submission December 21, 2020 (postponed)

December 29th, 2020 to January 31st 2021

SSC CGL Admit Card To be notified
Tier I exam 29th May to 7th June 2021 (postponed)
Tier-II exam To be notified
Tier III exam To be notified
Tier IV exam To be notified
Check the SSC CGL Exam Analysis to prepare for the next SSC CGL recruitment.
SSC CGL 2019

As per the official notification, SSC CGL 2019 online exam Tier-I was scheduled from March 3rd to 9th, 2020 while the SSC CGL Tier-II & Tier-III exam is scheduled to be conducted from June 22nd-25th, 2020.

The SSC CGL 2019 Exam dates have been published in the official CGL Notification released on 22nd October 2019.

The SSC CGL 2019 Exam Dates are as follows:

SSC CGL Exam  2019 CGL Exam Dates
SSC CGL Notification Released on 22nd October 2019
Online Application Submission 22nd October 2019 to 25th November 2019
SSC CGL Admit Card February 20th, 2020
Tier I exam March 3, 2020, to March 9, 2020
Tier-II exam 22nd June 2020 to 25th June 2020 (Postponed)

14th October to 17th October 2020 (New Dates)

November 2nd to November 5th 2020 (Revised Dates)

Tier III exam November 22nd 2020
Tier IV exam To be announced

SSC CGL 2018

The table below gives information on the SSC CGL 2018 Exam dates:

SSC CGL Exam 2018 CGL Exam Dates
SSC CGL 2018 Notification Released on 5th May 2018 SSC CGL Official Notification 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 18th and 19th December 2020

SSC CGL Notification

The official website of SSC releases the CGL exam notification every year. The notification for CGL 2021 is not yet released by the commission.

The Official Notification of SSC CGL 2020 released on December 29th, 2020 to conduct the examination in 2021. Detailed SSC CGL Notification 2020 for the number of vacancies and other details can be checked on the linked page. Candidates will also get to know about important information on SSC CGL Notifications of previous years on the given link.

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.

With the approval of the National Recruitment Agency by the Union Cabinet, a Combined Eligibility Test (CET) shall be conducted for candidates appearing for SSC, RRB and IBPS exams. The NRA’s CET shall be applicable for all Group B and Group C, Non-Techincal posts. To learn more about the examination and the exam pattern, candidates can visit the linked article.

SSC CGL Posts

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 details regarding various SSC CGL Posts on the given link.

Candidates can check the official notification for more details on posts for the SSC CGL 2020-21 exam.

SSC CGL Eligibility

Candidates who aspire to write the SSC CGL 2020-21 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:

  1. Citizenship– Must be a citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan
  2. SSC CGL Age Limit- Must be between the age group of 18 years and 32 years
  3. Qualification- Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University
  4. 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.

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SSC CGL Exam Pattern

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the CGL Exam in 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
Tier 1 Online Multiple choice questions
Tier 2 Online Multiple choice-based
Tier 3 Offline Subjective
Tier 4 Skill Test

SSC CGL Selection Process – Important Pointers

  1. Aspirants of the SSC CGL 2020-21 exam will be assigned roll numbers and admit cards to appear for the Tier I exam.
  2. Candidates will be shortlisted category-wise to appear for Tier II and Tier III, based on the marks scored in SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier I.
  3. All candidates will have to appear for Paper I and Paper II in Tier-II exam. However, only specific candidates will have to appear for Paper III and Paper IV of the Tier II exam in SSC CGL 2020 exam.
  4. Separate cutoff will be fixed for Paper I, Paper-II, Paper III and Paper IV of Tier II exam.
  5. In SSC CGL 2020-21 exam, there will be minimum qualifying marks in each Tier and all the papers. The minimum qualifying marks in SSC CGL Tier I, Tier II(each paper), Tier III are as follows:
  • Unreserved Categories – 30 %
  • EWS/OBC Categories – 25%
  • Other Categories – 20%

Before preparing for the SSC CGL 2020-21 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 exam syllabus 2020-21 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 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.

SSC CGL Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

For more details on the other SSC Exams, refer to the table below:

SSC CGL Apply Online

As per the notification released on December 2020, the SSC CGL Registration window for the 2020-21 Exam opened from 29th December’ 20 and will closed on 31st January 2021.

Candidates were required to fill the application form on the SSC official website.

The steps for the SSC CGL 2020-21 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 SSC CGL 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 SSC CGL registration process will be completed. Save the soft copy of the 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 and syllabus of SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination.

Candidates can check SSC CGL Previous Year Question Paper for a thorough understanding of the level and scope of SSC CGL exam and for revision of their learnings.

Aspirants can check the following links for comprehensive preparation-

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 Study Material:-Download PDF Here

SSC CGL Admit Card

SSC CGL Exam Admit Cards/ Admission Certificates (ACs) 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.

The commission will release the SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier-I Admit Card through an official notification. The Admit card for CGL Tier I 2020-21  will be released 15 days before the exam date i.e. May 29th 2021.

Steps to download SSC CGL Admit Card:

  1. Visit the SSC CGL official website (https://ssc.nic.in/)
  2. Click on the link ‘SSC CGL Admit Card’
  3. Enter the registration number and password to log in.
  4. Admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  5. Download it and take the printout for further use.

The SSC CGL 2019 Tier -I admit card was released online on 20th February 2020. Check SSC CGL Admit Card page for further details.

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 allotted to candidates for the CGL exam are notified with the release of the Admit card.

The exam centres for the SSC CGL 2020-21 exam are:

  • 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

SSC CGL Vacancy

The commission will announce the vacancy for SSC CGL 2021 along with the release of the exam notification.

The vacancies for SSC CGL 2020 exam is notified with the notification. The tentative vacancies for the CGL 2020-21 examination are 7035. For the general category, the number of vacancies is 2891, for SC 1046, for ST it is 510 and for teh other backward classes, the vacancy count is 1858. Candidates will find the detailed SSC CGL vacancy on the notification page link for which is provided above.

The commission has released the SSC CGL Vacancy for 2019 examination. The SSC CGL 2019 exam is being conducted to fill a total of 8582 vacancies.

As per the latest information, SSC on June 29th released a notification to announce the revised vacancies of SSC CGL exam. The vacancies for SSC CGL 2019 exam are increased from 9389 to 9488. However, the vacancy for Group C and Group D posts will be the same i.e. 8582. Check the revised CGL vacancies in the given PDF.

(Revised) SSC CGL Vacancy PDF:- Download PDF Here

As per the notice, the highest number of SSC CGL vacancies are available with CBIC – Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Custom that counts to 2195 and the second-highest vacancies are available CBDT- Central Board of Direct Taxes that count to 1456.

For the vacancies announced by the commission earlier check the PDF given below:

SSC CGL Vacancy 2019 PDF:-Download PDF Here

A total of 11271 vacancies were released to be filled in SSC CGL 2018-2019 examination. The vacancies released by the commissions were to fill the posts in the department of Income Tax, Excise and Custom, etc.

The table given below will help candidates get an idea of the number of vacancies to be released for SSC CGL exam:

SSC CGL Vacancy
Categories SSC CGL Vacancy 2018 SSC CGL Vacancy 2017
UR 5770 4238
SC 1723 1318
ST 845 653
OBC 2933 1916
Total 11271 9276

SSC CGL Important Details

The important details related to SSC CGL is highlighted in the table given below:

SSC CGL Exam 2020-21
Name of the Exam Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level – SSC CGL
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Official Website ssc.nic.in
Exam Type National Level Exam
Exam Dates Tier I – May 29th 2021 – June 7th 2021 (postponed)

Tier II – to be notified

Tier III – to be notified

Mode of SSC CGL Application Online
Mode of SSC CGL Exam Online
CGL Eligibility Indian citizenship 

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline

Duration of CGL exam Tier I – 60 minutes

Tier II – 120 minutes

Tier III – 60 minutes

Tier IV – 45 minutes 

Sections in CGL exam Tier I – 4 Sections

Tier II -4 Papers

This article will help all the candidates to get a detailed idea regarding the SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam.

Referring to the previous years’ question papers, exam pattern, syllabus and all other details will help the candidates to prepare for the exam systematically and reduce the stress of the Exam.

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Frequently Asked Question – SSC CGL Exam 2020-21

Q.1. When will SSC CGL 2020-21 be conducted?

Ans. The SSC CGL 2020-21 exam notification is released on December 29th 2020 and the Tier I exam was scheduled to be conducted from May 29th 2021 onwards which is postponed due to increasing covid 19 cases across the country.

Q.2. What are the new dates for SSC CGL 2020 exam?

Ans. SSC has not yet announced new dates for SSC CGL Tier-I exam for the year 2020. The SSC CGL 2020 Tier I was scheduled from May 29th to June 7th 2021.

Q.3. How many attempts are there in SSC CGL?

Ans. No such number of attempts is specified anywhere for SSC CGL exam. There are certain age limit restrictions based on which the candidates as per the category they belong to can appear for the exam. Aspirants of SSC CGL must not be less than 18 years and cannot be more than 32 years of age (as on August 1, 2018). The age of candidates as present in the 10th and 12th certificates will be considered.

Q.4. Does a candidate who has an electrical and electronics degree fulfil SSC CGL eligibility?

Ans. As per the SSC CGL Eligibility criteria, a candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university or institution to become eligible for the exam. However, the SSC CGL eligibility differs for different posts in CGL. Check the SSC CLG Eligibility for detailed information.

Q.5. Is there negative marking in the SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam?

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking scheme in SSC CGL exam. Candidates will lose 0.50 marks for wrong attempts in CGL Tier-I, Tier III and Tier IV. For SSC CGL Tier-II exam they will be penalised with 0.25 marks for wrong attempts.

Q.6. What is the highest post in SSC through CGL – Combined Graduate Level Exam?

Ans. The highest post that a candidate can get in SSC through CGL examination is Assistant Accounts Officer or Assistant Audit Officer. SSC CGL AAO is a Group “B” Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) post offering the grade pay of 4800. A candidate who qualifies AAO post gets to work in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG.

Q.7. How many stages are there in CGL – Combined Graduate Level Exam?

Ans. Candidates willing to appear for SSC CGL exam have to undergo four stages. SSC CGL Tier I (online exam), CGL Tier-II (online exam), SSC CGL Tier III (offline exam) and SSC CGL Tier IV (Skill test/computer proficiency test/document verification).

Q.8. Has the commission released SSC CGL 2021?

Ans. No, the SSC CGL 2021 exam notification is not yet released by the commission, the latest notification published on the official website is for 2020 recruitment.

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