SSC CGL Exam 2017. Read all about eligibility, exam dates, cut off and other details regarding the exam.

Staff Selection Commission or SSC has been one of the most desirable organizations for Government exams in India. Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. Govt. jobs are the most sought after career choice in India. More so, the government is focusing on providing better facilities and services in every aspect of our lives. Govt is focusing on the development of our country and to do that millions of Jobs will be created in the coming years. SSC is the leading Govt. organization that provides employment to lakhs of students in India. A great opportunity lies ahead for all the SSC aspirants.

The Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam every year for recruitment to non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non gazetted posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services 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 Notification 2017

    The SSC CGL notification for 2017 is scheduled to be published on May 16th, 2017 by the governing body and will be updated on this website. Keep checking this page for more information.

    SSC CGL Vacancy 2017

    The Central Government has announced that they will hire as many as 2.2 Lakh people from March, 2015. Out of these a maximum of 70,000 vacancies, will be created in Income Tax, Excise and Customs Department. Approximately 14 lac candidates appear for the SSC CGL exam every year. The SSC CGL Exam 2016 had an initial count of 4500 to 5000 vacancies. However, the number of vacancies was increased to 9000 later. For 2017 CGL Exam, the expected number of vacancies may be more than 30,000, given a slew of hiring in the Income Tax Department.

    SSC CGL 2017 Exam Dates

    The tentative schedule for the SSC CGL 2017 exam is as follows. Please note down the important dates related to SSC CGL Exam 2017 and make sure to complete the process in time.
    Activity Dates
    Application form will be available from 16th May 2017
    Last date for registration 16th June 2017
    SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 1st Aug to 20th Aug 2017
    SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam 10th-11th November 2017
    SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam 21st January 2018
    Skill Test/Computer Skill Test February 2018

    SSC CGL Exam Centre

    The list of exam centres for SSC CGL Exam 2017 will be released along with the official notification on May 16th, 2017

    SSC CGL Recruitment 2017

    The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for the recruitment of Grade “B” and “C” category posts in various Government Ministries, Departments and Offices. The exam is held in 4 stages called Tiers. While the first two are online the latter two are offline exams. The entire process of registration and communication happens online through the official website of SSC CGL. Candidates must qualify each stage of the SSC CGL exam to proceed to the next one, before being finally selected.

    SSC CGL Exam Pattern

    The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) every year in four levels for various posts. Exam Pattern - The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:
    Tier Type Mode
    Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
    Tier – II Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
    Tier – III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
    Tier – IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable
    Before beginning the SSC CGL preparation, it is important to make note of changes in exam pattern and syllabus. The modifications to SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017 for Tier 1 & 2 are given below:
    • SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam will be conducted in online mode.
    • Introduction of a descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.
    • Reduction in time limit for examination of Tier -I from 75 minutes to 60 minutes.
    • Tier II will remain same.
    • No Sectional Cut off.

    SSC CGL Syllabus 2017

    Since the SSC CGL is comprised of 4 different levels, we must deal with their syllabus independently.
    SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus

    This is an objective exam which will be conducted online. There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CGL 2017, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:

    Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
    1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
    2 General Awareness 25 50
    3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
    4 English Comprehension 25 50
    Total 100 200
    Important Points:
    • There is negative marking in SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam. Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in all sections
    • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.
    SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus
    This is an objective exam which will be conducted online. There are 4 sections in the Tier 2 exam of SSC CGL 2017, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:
    Paper Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
    1 Quantitative Abilities 100 200 2 Hours
    2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours
    3 Statistics 100 200 2 Hours
    4 General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200 2 Hours
    Important Points:
    • Paper-1 and Paper-2 are compulsory for all posts
    • Paper-3 is only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler”
    • Paper-4 is only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”
    • There is negative marking in SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2 exam. Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in Paper-1,3,4 and 0.25 marks in Paper-2.
    • Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th standard level, Paper-2 of 10+2 level and Paper-3 & 4 of graduation level.
    • The computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose. Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Key-board.
    • The exam duration is 2 Hours and 40 Minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.
    SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Syllabus

    This is a descriptive exam that is designed to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. It is conducted offline and candidates need to write Essay/Letter/Application/Precis. The best way to prepare for the same is to read lots of articles from various newspapers. Apart from this, you need to be well aware of the pattern of Letter and Application.

    Important Points:
    • The exam is of 60 minutes’ duration and carries 100 marks.
    • The questions are based on 10+2 level.
    • The exam is qualifying in nature.
    • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.
    SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Syllabus
    The Tier 4 of SSC CGL Exam 2017 comprises of a couple of skill tests which are required for certain government posts.
    1. DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): This skill test is of qualifying nature for all the posts, other than Compiler, and is used to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given printed matter in English which they must accurately type on a computer with a minimum of 2000 (two thousand) key depressions in a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes.
    2. CPT (Computer Proficiency Test):The Commission will hold CPT, comprising three modules - Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicants for the post of Assistants of CSS. CPT will be of a qualifying nature.

    SSC CGL Exam Preparation

    SSC CGL exam preparation must be done in a systematic manner, with latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well. Apart from self study you can join any Coaching and Online Test Series for better exam preparation.

    SSC CGL Coaching

    You can join classroom program but don't depend much on that only your own hardward take you to target. Just follow coaching for guidelines.

    Time Table

    Make your own time table according to your needs. Don't follow others because its your mind and your own capability to understand things. A person can understand a formula in 1 min and another take 10 min for the same. So you've to make your own timetable and not to follow others.

    SSC CGL Mock Tests and Online Test Series

    IASCGL provides Online Test Series for various Bank & SSC exams (like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, IBPS, Bank PO, Bank Clerk, SBI, RBI, NABARD etc), which are well-researched and closely emulate the exact exam pattern. Practice papers are prepared keeping in the mind the last years exam pattern and exptected changed in the pattern and level of questions. And we'll soon launching our application that provide you similer software that is in final examinations.

    SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

    There are 4 important criteria which a candidate must fulfill in order to be eligible for the SSC CGL 2017. The 4 parameters are given below:
    1. Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of India
    2. Age Limit: There are different set of age limits for different posts in SSC CGL Exam 2017, which are tabulated below:
    Required Age Limit SSC CGL Post Name
    20-30 years Assistant Section Officer
    Sub-Inspector (Group “B”)
    21-27 years Intelligence Bureau Assistant Post
    20-30 years Inspector of Income Tax
    Inspector of Central Excise
    Inspector (Preventive officer)
    Upper Division Clerk
    Inspector (CBN) Compiler
    Assistant Enforcement Officer
    Inspector (Examiner)
    Junior Accountant
    Sub-Inspector (CBN) Inspector of Posts
    Divisional Accountants
    Tax Assistants
    Not exceeding 30 years Assistant Audit Officer
    Assistant Enforcement Officer7
    Up to 32 years Statistical Investigator Gr. II
    18-25 years Sub-Inspector (Group “C”)
    The Government has also provided for Age relaxation for some categories
    3. Educational Qualification: The educational qualifications varies according to the post for SSC CGL 2017 and is listed 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 Requirements: Apart from the above, there are certain requisite Physical Standards for Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).

    SSC CGL Online Application

    The online application for SSC CGL 2017 exam will begin after the release of the official notification. The last date to apply online is 16th June, 2017

    SSC CGL Application Fee

    • The required application fee is Rs. 100/-
    • Exemption: No fee is required to be paid by female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates
    • Applications fee should be pay only through SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI Net Banking or any other bank Credit/Debit Card. Challan form will be generated online
    • To pay fee in cash, candidate should take print out of challan generated online after the completion of Part-1 registration. Deposit the requisite fee in any branch of SBI and then continue with the Part-2 registration
    • Those candidates who want to pay online can go directly to part-2 registration after completion of part-1 registration. Candidate must supply registration number and date of birth to continue to Part-2 registration

    SSC CGL Admit Card 2017

    Every candidate who registers for SSC CGL Exam 2017 within stipulated time will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of SSC. The admit card for the CGL Tier-1 exam will be released first followed by the admit card of CGL Tier-2 exam (administered to only those candidates who qualify for Tier 1 exam).
    More information and the download link for the admit card will be displayed post the release of the official notification for SSC CGL 2017. Candidates are advised to keep checking this page for updates.

    SSC CGL Results 2017

    Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the results in four stages after completion of each Tier Exam. The candidates selected in the rounds progress to the next one. Candidates can check the result from the direct link to official SSC CGL website as and when the results are announced.

    SSC CGL Cut Off:

    Have a look at the cut-off for SSC CGL exams over the previous years:

    SSC CGL 2016 TIER- 1 Cut-Off:

    Category Gen OBC SC ST OH VH HH Ex-S Total
    Cut off Marks 137.5 125.5 114 103 97 68 20 92 --
    Candidates Available 46422 56192 24227 11352 2742 1411 2008 4965 149319

    SSC CGL 2015 TIER- 1 Cut-Off:

    Category Gen OBC SC ST OH VH HH Ex-S Total
    Cut off Marks 102.25 89.5 80.25 74.25 69 50 20 67.75 --
    Candidates Available 41084 58137 23624 11087 2859 1412 2021 4648 144871

    SSC CGL Answer Key 2017

    The official answer key to the SSC CGL Tier-1 exam is released by Staff Selection Commission within 10 to 15 days of the successful completion of Tier-1 exam. Candidates can use the answer key to calculate their approximate marks and expected ranks in SSC CGL Tier-1 exam.