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What is SSC CGL? The SSC CGL Exam is Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam, conducted to recruit candidates for Group B and Group C posts in various departments of the Government of India.

The information regarding SSC CGL 2022 recruitment is yet not released by the selection commission. Since, the exam process of SSC CGL 2021 is ongoing. You can check the detailed SSC CGL Notification on the given link. All the information related to Combined Graduate Level 2021 on this page.

SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam 2021 Update:

  • The Tier I of SSC CGL 2021 is scheduled from April 11th to April 21st 2022.
  • SSC CGL Admit Card Tier I 2021 released on April 7th 2022.
  • The SSC CGL 2021 exam notification released on 23 December 2021 on the commission’s website. Check the detailed notification for SSC CGL exam 2021 –
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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.

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 Date 2021-22
Events SSC CGL 2021-22 Dates
SSC CGL Notification 2021 Date December 23 2021
SSC CGL Apply Online 2021-2022 December 23 2021
Last date to Apply for SSC CGL 2021-2022 January 23 2022
Application Correction Window January 28 to February 1 2022
SSC CGL Tier 1 Admit Card 2021-2022 April 7 2022
SSC CGL Tier I Exam Date April 11 to April 21 2022
SSC CGL Tier 1 Answer Key May 2, 2022
SSC CGL 2021 Tier II exam To be notified
SSC CGL 2021 Tier III exam To be notified
SSC CGL 2021 Tier IV exam To be notified

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 notification is mentioned in the newly released SSC exam Calendar 2022.

The SSC CGL 2020 Exam Dates are as follows:

SSC CGL Exam 2020 CGL Exam Dates
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 August 3, 2021
Tier I exam 29th May to 7th June 2021 (postponed)
August 13th 2021 to August 24th 2021 (New dates)
Tier-II exam 28th January 2022 & 29th January 2022
Tier III exam 6th February 2022
Tier IV exam To be notified

SSC CGL Exam Notification

The official website of SSC releases the CGL exam notification every year. The notification for SSC CGL 2021 released on December 23rd, 2021 to conduct the examination in 2022.

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.

SSC CGL Exam 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 and 2021 exam.

SSC CGL Exam Eligibility

Candidates who aspire to write the SSC CGL 2021 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.

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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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:
  6. Unreserved Categories – 30 %
  7. EWS/OBC Categories – 25%
  8. Other Categories – 20%

Before preparing for the SSC CGL 2021 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 2022 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.

SSC CGL Apply Online

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

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

The steps for the SSC CGL 2022 Registration is as follows:

  • Step 1- Go to the official website of SSC
  • 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-

  • Static GK
  • Current Affairs
  • SSC General Awareness

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.

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 2021 Admit Card for all the Tiers through an official notification.

The Admit card for SSC CGL Exam Tier I 2021 released 15 days before the exam date i.e. April 7th 2022.

Steps to download SSC CGL Admit Card:

  1. Visit the SSC CGL official website
  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.

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 2022 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 2022 along with the release of the exam notification.

The SSC CGL vacancies 2020 were increased from 7,035 to 8,539. Candidates will find the detailed vacancy of SSC CGL exam on the notification page link for which is provided above.

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

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

SSC CGL Vacancy UR SC ST OBC Total Vacancies
SSC CGL 2020-21 Vacancy 2891 1046 510 1858 7035
SSC CGL 2019-20 Vacancy 3674 1242 667 2198 8582
SSC CGL 2018-19
Vacancy
(as of 27/12/2019)
5770 1723 845 2933 11271
SSC CGL 2017
(Final Vacancy as of 15/11/2019)
4144 1322 656 1999 8121

SSC CGL Important Details

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

SSC CGL Exam 2022
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 Check above
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 2022 Tier I – 4 Sections
Tier II -4 Papers

This article will help all the candidates to get a detailed idea regarding the SSC CGL 2022 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.

Frequently Asked Question – SSC CGL Exam 2022

Q. When will SSC CGL 2021 be conducted?

The SSC CGL 2021 exam notification is released on December 23rd 2021 and the Tier I exam is scheduled on April 7th 2022.

Q. What are the new dates for SSC CGL 2022 exam?

Since the notification for SSC CGL 2022 exam is not yet released by the commission the CGL exam date is not known.

Q. How many attempts are there in SSC CGL Exam 2022?

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

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 CGL Eligibility for detailed information.

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

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

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

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. How many stages are there in CGL 2022 – Combined Graduate Level Exam?

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. Has the commission released SSC CGL 2022?

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

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