SSC CGL 2020 Notification: Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CGL 2020-21 recruitment notification on the official website- ssc.nic.in. SSC CGL online registrations have begun and interested candidates can check their eligibility to apply online for the posts. SSC CGL online applications are open from December 29, 2020 and will end on January 31, 2021.
Staff Selection Commission releases the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) recruitment notification to recruit candidates to various Group B and Group C posts in various departments under the Government of India. In this article, we have provided all the relevant and updated information on SSC CGL 2020 Exam Dates, Vacancy, Pattern, Syllabus, Result, Cutoff & more. Read on to find out!
SSC has released CGL 2020-21 Notification PDF. Candidates can apply online from December 29, 2020 to January 31, 2021.
SSC CGL 2020 Recruitment
Before getting into the details, let’s have an overview of SSC CGL examination:
|Exam Name||Combined Graduate Level Examination|
|Commonly known as||SSC CGL|
|Exam Conducting Body||Staff Selection Commission|
|Exam Mode||Online (Tier 1 & 2) & Offline (Tier 3 & 4)|
|SSC CGL 2020 Vacancies||To Be Announced|
|Number of Posts||32|
|Exam Languages||English & Hindi|
|Exam Helpdesk No||011-69999845|
|SSC CGL Application Form||SSC CGL Exam Dates|
|SSC CGL Exam Pattern||SSC CGL Syllabus|
|SSC CGL Preparation||SSC CGL Books|
|SSC CGL Previous Year Papers||SSC CGL Exam Analysis|
|SSC CGL Salary||SSC CGL Admit Card|
|SSC CGL Answer Key||SSC CGL Result|
|SSC CGL Cutoff||–|
SSC CGL Exam Dates
It is very essential for candidates to be aware of the upcoming events of SSC CGL 2020. Check the SSC CGL 2020 exam schedule from the table below:
SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam Schedule
Check the SSC CGL 2020-21 exam dates from below:
|Release of SSC CGL 2020 Notification||December 29, 2020|
|Start of SSC CGL Registration||December 29, 2020|
|Last Date to Apply Online||January 31, 2021|
|Last Date for Online Fee Payment||February 02, 2021|
|Last Date for Challan Download||February 04, 2021|
|Last Date for Offline Fee Payment||February 06, 2021|
|SSC CGL Tier-I Exam||May 29 to June 07, 2021|
|SSC CGL Tier 1 Answer Key||To Be Notified|
|SSC CGL Tier 1 Result||To Be Notified|
|SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam||To Be Notified|
|SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam||To Be Notified|
SSC CGL 2019- 20 Exam Schedule
|Release of SSC CGL 2019 Notification||October 22, 2019|
|SSC CGL Application 2019 Dates||October 22 to November 25, 2019|
|Payment of SSC CGL Application 2019 Fee||October 22 to November 27, 2019|
|Release of SSC CGL Admit Card||February 20, 2020|
|SSC CGL Tier-I Exam||March 03 to 09, 2020|
|Release of SSC CGL Tier 1 Answer Key||March 16, 2020|
|Declaration of SSC CGL Tier 1 Result||July 01, 2020|
|Release of SSC CGL Final Answer Key||July 07, 2020|
|SSC CGL Tier-II & III Admit Card||October Last Week, 2020 (Tentative)|
|SSC CGL Tier-II Exam||November 02 to 05, 2020|
|SSC CGL Tier-III Exam||November 22, 2020|
|SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam||To be Announced|
SSC CGL 2020 Vacancies
Staff Selection Commission is yet to release the SSC CGL 2020 vacancies and will be made available at a later stage. The vacancy details are released separately on the official website. Last year a total of 9,488 vacancies were announced across 50 departments. A similar trend can also be expected this year. The vacancies are released category wise for each department. However, there can be multiple posts available under each department. The zone-wise or state-wise vacancies are not released and candidates will have to contact the user departments for State-wise vacancy details.
How to Check SSC CGL Vacancy?
Candidates can check the SSC CGL vacancy details from the official website. The steps to check vacancies for SSC CGL are given below:
- – 1st Step: Visit the official website – ssc.nic.in
- – 2nd Step: Click on the tab ‘Candidate’s Corner’ and then click on ‘Tentative Vacancy’ (refer to the image below).
- – 3rd Step: A new page opens. Go to the ‘CGL’ tab (refer to the image below).
- – 4th Step: Click on the appropriate link available. The vacancy list will open as PDF. Go through and download for future reference.
SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria to ensure their eligibility for SSC CGL 2020. The eligibility criteria are given below.
Candidate must be an Indian citizen or any one of the following:
- – a subject of Nepal or,
- – a subject of Bhutan or,
- – a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
- – a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that these candidates (except for Indians) produce a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India at the time of appointment.
The generalized age criteria for SSC CGL is 18 to 32 years as on January 01, 2021. Different posts have different age criteria. The age limit ranges from 18-27 years, 20-27 years, 20-30 years, up to 30 years and up to 32 years depending on the posts.
There is also a provision for relaxation in the upper age limit as per the rules. Check the age relaxation criteria for different categories:
|Gen +PH||10 Years|
|OBC + PH||13 Years|
|SC/CT + PH||15 Years|
|Ex-Servicemen (Gen)||3 Years|
|Ex-Servicemen (OBC)||6 Years|
|Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)||8 Years|
SSC CGL Posts & Age Limit
A total of 32 posts are released for SSC CGL exam. Candidates can check the post-wise SSC CGL age criteria from below:
|Assistant Audit Officer||Up to 30 Years|
|Assistant Account Officer||Up to 30 Years|
|Assistant Section Officer (Central Secretariat Service)||20 to 30 Years|
|Assistant Section Officer (Intelligence Bureau)||Up to 30 Years|
|Assistant Section Officer (Ministry of Railways)||20 to 30 Years|
|Assistant Section Officer (Ministry of External Affairs)||20 to 30 Years|
|Assistant Section Officer (AFHQ)||20 to 30 Years|
|Assistant Section Officer (Other Ministries/ Department/ Organizations)||Up to 30 Years|
|Assistant (Other Ministries/ Department/ Organizations)||18-30 Years (or)|
20 to 30 Years (or)
Up to 30 Years
|Inspector of Income Tax, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner), Assistant Enforcement Officer||Up to 30 Years|
|Sub Inspector (Central Bureau of Investigation)||20-30 Years|
|Inspector Posts (Department of Posts)||18-30 years|
|Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)||Up to 30 Years|
|Assistant/ Superintendent||Up to 30 Years|
|Divisional Accountant||Up to 30 Years|
|Sub Inspector (NIA)||Up to 30 Years|
|Junior Statistical Officer||Up to 32 Years|
|Accountant/ Junior Accountant||18-27 years|
|Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks||18-27 years|
|Tax Assistant, Sub Inspector||18-27 years|
SSC CGL Eligibility: Educational Qualification
The SSC CGL educational qualification is common for several posts. Whereas for some posts the educational qualification varies. Check the post-wise educational conditions from below.
Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer
– Essential Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University
– Desired Qualification: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or a Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics
Junior Statistical Officer
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level (OR)
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
Statistical Investigator Grade-II
Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects from a recognized University or Institute. The candidates must have studied Statistics as a subject in all the three years of the graduation course.
All Other Posts
Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent
SSC CGL Recruitment 2020: SSC CGL Application Form
SSC CGL application form is released online on the official website of SSC. There is no offline form available for the same. Check the steps to apply online for SSC CGL 2020:
- – 1st Step: Visit the official website of SSC CGL- ssc.nic.in
- – 2nd Step: Click on the link that reads “Apply” and select the CGL option.
- – 3rd Step: Select the “Examination” link and click on “Part I Registration.”
- – 4th Step: Now enter your “Personal”, “Contact”, and “Educational Qualification” details.
- – 5th Step: Now, click on the “Register” button.
- – 6th Step: You will receive the registration number and password via email.
- – 7th Step: Log in using your “Registration Number” and “Password” and select “Part II Registration.”
- – 8th Step: Now select the payment mode- offline/online and pay the application fees.
- – 9th Step: Upload your scanned “Photograph” and “Signature.”
- – 10th Step: Download the form and take its print out for future reference.
SSC CGL Notification 2020: SSC CGL Application Fee
Candidates can pay the SSC CGL application fee through online or offline mode. The online payment can be done through UPI or Debit/Credit Cards or Net Banking. For offline fee payment, candidates will have to download the challan and pay the amount as cash in any SBI Branch. Check the application fee details from below:
|UR/ OBC/ EWS||Rs. 100/-|
|Female candidates/ SC/ ST/ PH/ Ex-Servicemen||No Fee|
SSC CGL 2020: SSC CGL Exam Pattern
SSC CGL exam is conducted in four stages. Check the stage-wise exam conduction mode from the table below:
|Tier –I||Objective Multiple Choice||CBT (Online)|
|Tier –II||Objective Multiple Choice||CBT (Online)|
|Tier –III||Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi||Pen and Paper mode|
|Tier – IV||Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test||Wherever Applicable|
- – The SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is conducted for a total of 200 marks which consist of 100 questions to answer.
- – The SSC CGL Tier 2 exam is conducted for a total of 800 marks which consists of a total of 500 questions.
- – Tier 3 exam is a descriptive exam for a total of 100 marks.
SSC CGL Recruitment 2020: SSC CGL Syllabus
The SSC CGL Syllabus differs for every stage of the exam. The SSC CGL subjects included in the syllabus for Tier 1 & 2 exams are as follows:
- General Intelligence & Reasoning
- Quantitative Aptitude
- General Awareness
- English Language
- General Studies (Finance and Economics)
SSC CGL 2020: SSC CGL Admit Card
The SSC CGL Admit Card will be released on the official website – ssc.nic.in. All the candidates who have successfully applied for SSC CGL exam will be issued an e-admit card/ hall ticket. To download the admit card, visit the official website and enter the registration number and date of birth in the given fields.
SSC CGL Admit Card will have details of the examination such as Date of Examination, Roll Number, Centre Code, Examination Centre, Photograph, and Signature. In case of any discrepancy in the details mentioned on the admit card, candidates will have to report it to the official authority. It is compulsory to bring the admit card on the examination day. Candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall without admit card.
SSC CGL 2020: SSC CGL Exam Centers
The SSC CGL exam is conducted at hundreds of exam centers across the nation. Below are some of the examination centers for SSC CGL:
|Sl. No.||Examination Centre||Centre Code|
Note: Under some circumstances, the examination centers are subjected to change depending on the decision taken by the officials.
SSC CGL 2020: Best Books For SSC CGL Preparation
The selection of the appropriate books is very essential for SSC CGL 2020 Preparation. Check the subject-wise best books for SSC CGL 2020 from below:
- – Mathematics 7300+ objective by Rakesh Yadav) Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
- – Fast Track by Rajesh Verma
- – Quantitative aptitude by RS Aggarwal
- – NCERT books for Maths (Class 7th to Class 10th)
- – High School Grammar by Wren and Martin
- – Objective General English by S P Bakshi (Arihant)
- – Previous Year questions of SSC by Kiran Prakashan
- – Plinth to Paramount by Neetu
- – Quick learning Objective General English by RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal
- – Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis
- – Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey
- – Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
- – Kiran’s SSC Reasoning chapters
- – A New Approach to ReasoningVerbal & Non-Verbal by Arihant
- – Arihant’s SSC CGL Solved Papers (2010-2015)
- – Manorama Yearbook 2016 (English)
- – Lucent’s General Knowledge
SSC CGL Notification 2020: SSC CGL Answer Key
After the SSC CGL exam is conducted, the officials will release the CGL answer key and response sheets. Candidates can refer to the answer key and calculate the marks scored in the exam. In case of any objections regarding the correct options, candidates can challenge the answer key. The SSC CGL answer key challenging option will be opened as per the schedule decided by the officials. Candidates will have to pay the applicable fee and challenge the answer key with the required documents.
SSC CGL 2020: SSC CGL Result
The SSC CGL result is released separately for each stage of the exam. The SSC CGL result is released as PDF on the official website. Thereafter, the SSC CGL Scorecard will also be released. Candidates will have to enter their ‘User ID’ and ‘Password’ to view and download the scorecard.
SSC CGL 2020: SSC CGL Cut off Score
As the SSC CGL 2020 cutoff is yet to be announced, check the previous year SSC CGL cut off from the table below.
SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier 1 Cutoff (Paper-I and Paper-II)
We have now provided all the relevant information on SSC CGL 2020. Once you have gone through the information you were looking for, get back to your SSC CGL Preparation 2020. Make sure that you prepare as per the syllabus and exam pattern. You can also take free SSC CGL Mock Tests at Embibe. Taking these tests will help you to proceed in the right direction. After each test, candidates can easily analyze their performance and rectify their mistakes which will, in turn, result in score improvement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check the frequently asked questions on SSC CGL 2020 from below:
A. SSC CGL 2020 recruitment notification has released on December 29, 2020.
A. Candidates can apply online for SSC CGL exam from December 29, 2020 to January 31, 2021
A. Candidates from age of 18 to 32 can apply for SSC CGL exam. However, the age criteria is different for different posts.
A. The SSC CGL salary will vary for different posts. The various pay scales are Rs. 47600/- to Rs. 151100/- (Level 8), Rs. 44900/- to Rs. 142400/- (Level 7), Rs. 35400/- to Rs. 112400/- (Level 6), Rs. 29200/- to Rs.92300/- (Level 5), Rs. 25500/- to Rs. 81100/- (Level 4).
A. The vacancies are not yet released for SSC CGL 2020 recruitment and will be announced later on the official website.
A. SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 exam is scheduled to be conducted from May 29 to June 07, 2021
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