The SSC conducts exams annually to recruit candidates in various departments under the government of India. SSC CGL is one of the exams conducted by SSC and applied by lakhs of applicants. So it is important to know the complete pattern and syllabus of this examination. Here, we will provide all the necessary details regarding this.
SSC CGL conducts exam for recruitment to various posts like:
- Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.
- Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.
- Inspectors of Income Tax.
- Preventive Officers in Customs.
- Examiner in Customs.
- Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.
- Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.
- Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.
- Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.
- Accountant/ Junior Accountant
- Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC
- Compiler in Registrar General of India.
SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam Dates
|SSC CGL 2020-21 Notification out||15th September 2020|
|SSC CGL 2020-21 Start of Registration||15th September 2020|
|SSC CGL 2020-21 Online Application Ends||15th October 2020(5:00PM)|
|SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier-I Exam Date||To be notified later|
|SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date||To be notified later|
|SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date||To be notified later|
|SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date||To be notified later|
SSC CGL 2020 exam is conducted in 4 tiers:
- Tier 1 : Computer based
- Tier 2 : Computer based
- Tier 3 : Pen paper mode i.e. descriptive
- Tier 4: Computer proficiency test
All these Tiers have different subjects and marks allotted. The following list provides the required details:
|TIER||Subject||Number of Questions||Total Marks||Allotted Time|
|Tier 1||General intelligence and reasoning||25||50||60 minutes in total|
|Tier 2||Paper 1-quantitative abilities||100||200||120 minutes in total|
|Paper 2-english language and comprehension||200||200|
|Paper 3- statistics||100||200|
|Paper 4- general studies||100||200|
Tier 3 is a descriptive paper (writing essay) in English/ Hindi in pen paper mode with 100 questions and 60 minutes to complete it.
Detailed analysis of syllabus for Tier 1:
|General intelligence and reasoning||General awareness||Quantitative aptitude||English comprehension|
|Symbolic/number analogy, |
venn diagrams, number classification etc.
|History- ancient, medieval, modern, Geography, general knowledge, current affairs etc.||Percentage problems, profit-loss problems, average, square roots, heights and distances etc.||Synonyms, antonyms, jumbled sentences, omitting and editing, one word substitution|
Negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer
Detailed analysis of syllabus for Tier 2:
|Quantitative aptitude||English language||statistics||General studies- finance and economics|
|Time and distance problems, time and work, percentage etc.||Direct –indirect speech, active-passive voices, comprehension passage etc.||Data distribution, calculation, diagrammatic representation of given data etc.||Indian economy, reforms, macro and micro economics, banking concepts|
Negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper II(English language and comprehension ), 0.5 marks for each wrong answer in paper I,II,III.
Syllabus for Tier 3: this exam includes the essay writing. This is to mainly assess the candidate’s language proficiency and knowledge of the topic. Usually, the topics are daily life related and current affairs based.
Syllabus for Tier 4:
Data entry speed: 8,000 key depressions per hour on the computer. This is for the post of Tax Assistants ( central & excise)
Computer proficiency test : basics of spreadsheet, word processing, generation of slides.
The age limit for the candidates is 18-32 years old (depending upon the different posts). There are certain relaxations for the reserved categories.
Detail Analysis of Eligibility Criteria of SSC CGL 2020
There are 4 important aspects of eligibility which need to be considered before applying SSC CGL 2020.
- Citizenship: Candidate must of a citizen of India.
- Age Limit: This is the most important parameter in every examinations while in SSC CGL there are different age limits for different posts which are given below in details
|Age group||Name of posts||Departments||Class||Grade Pay|
|18-27 years||Auditor||Officer under C&AG||Group “C”||2800|
|Auditor||Officer Under CGDA||Group “C”||2800|
|Auditor||Other Ministries/Dept.||Group “C”||2800|
|Accountant||Officer under C&AG||Group “C”||2800|
|Accountant / Junior Accountant||Other Ministry/ Dept.||Group “C”||2800|
|Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks||Central Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadres||Group “C”||2400|
|Tax Assistant||CBDT||Group “C”||2400|
|Sub-Inspector||Central Bureau of Narcotics||Group “C”||2400|
|Upper Division Clerk (UDC)||Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD) Only For Male Candidates||Group “C”||2400|
|18-30 years||Inspector Posts||Department of Post.||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant||Other ministries / Dept. / Org.||Group “B”||4600|
|20-27 years||Tax Assistant||CBEC||Group “C”||2400|
|20-30 years||Assistant Section officer||Central Secretariat Service||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant Section officer||Ministry of Railway||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant Section officer||Ministry of External Affairs||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant Section officer||AFHQ||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant||Other Ministries / Dept. / Org.||Group “B”||4600|
|Sub Inspector||Central Bureau of Investigation||Group “B”||4600|
|Not Exceeding 30 years||Inspector, (Central Excise)||CBEC||Group “B”||4600|
|Inspector||Central Bureau of Narcotics||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant||Other ministries / Dept. / Org.||Group “B”||4200|
|Inspector (Preventive officer)||CBEC||Group “B”||4600|
|Inspector (Examiner)||CBEC||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant Audit Officer||Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG||Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)||4800|
|Assistant Section Officer||Intelligence Bureau||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant Section Officer||Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations.||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant / Superintendent||Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations||Group “B”||4200|
|Inspector of Income Tax||CBDT||Group “C”||4600|
|Divisional Accountant||Officer under CAG||Group “B”||4200|
|Up to 30 years||Assistant Enforcement Officer||Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue||Group “B”||4600|
|Sub Inspector||National Investigation Agency (NIA)||Group “B”||4200|
|Up to 32 years||Junior Statistical Officer||M/O statistics & Prog. Implementation||Group “B”||4200|
2. Age Limit: The Government of India has also provided age relaxations for some categories.
|Serial No.||Category||Age relaxations|
|3.||PH + Gen||10 years|
|4.||PH + OBC||13 years|
|5.||PH + SC/ST||15 years|
|6.||Ex-Servicemen (Gen)||3 years|
|7.||Ex-Servicemen (OBC)||6 years|
|8.||Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)||8 years|
3. Educational Qualification: The educational qualifications for different posts are different which are discussed below
|SSC CGL Post||Educational Qualification|
|Assistant Audit Officer||Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University|
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost &
Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/
Masters in Business Studies
|Statistical Investigator Grade – II Post||Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University|
with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as
one of the subjects in graduation
|Compiler Posts||Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University|
with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as
compulsory or Elective Subject
|All Other Posts||Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a|
recognized University or equivalent
4. Physical Fitness : Apart from the above posts, there are certain Physical Standards required for Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).
- English– SP Bakshi, general English by Arihant , Plinth for grammar are a few to surely refer to.
- Quantitative reasoning: Lucent’s higher mathematics, previous year question papers from any source.
- General awareness– NCERTs in history, geography and science, various youtube channels give quite good content on general awareness.
- Reasoning: Reasoning by Arihant is a good suggestion.
Along with these sources it is always wise to practice previous year question papers thoroughly and keep a time check while you solve them. SSC CGL is an exam mainly testing all the subjects in general ; not necessarily required in detail with a good solving speed.