Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level Examination, often referred to as SSC CGL is an examination conducted to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments and organizations of the Government of India. It is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for selecting staff for various Group B and Group C posts.
Staff Selection Commission will hold the Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2019 for filling up of various Group “B” and Group “C” posts in different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations.
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|Apply Online Starts||22/10/2019|
|Last Date to Apply||25/11/2019|
|Tier 1 Exam Date||2 – 11 March 2020|
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SSC CGL 2019 Post Details
SSC CGL 2019 Details of the Posts:
Followings are the likely posts that will be filled up through SSC CGL 2019 Examination:-
SSC CGL Selection Process
There are four stages includes in SSC CGL Selection Process:-
- The SSC CGL 2019 Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:
- Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
- Tier-II: Computer Based Examination
- Tier-III: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
- Tier-IV: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document
SSC CGL Tier 1 Selection Process:-
As per the current CGL Notification, candidates qualifying Tier 1 will be eligible for both Tier 2 and Tier 3. Tier 1 consists of four sections: General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension.
- Each section consists of 25 objective type, multiple choice questions for 2 marks each.
- The total number of questions in SSC CGL Tier 1 is 100 questions for a total of 200 marks.
- Candidates are given 60 minutes to complete the entire online exam.
- Candidates must also note that there is a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
SSC CGL Tier 2 Selection Process 2019
The SSC CGL Tier 2 exam is also a computer-based exam. Candidates qualifying Tier 1 above the cut off marks are eligible for Tier 2 and 3. But, if candidates score more than the cut off marks in Tier 2, then they will be shortlisted for evaluation of the Tier 3 Exam.
- In SSC CGL Stage 2 Exam 2019, there are four papers: Quantitative Abilities, English Language & Comprehension, Statistics, General Studies.
- Paper 1 & 2 i.e., Quant & English are compulsory for all posts while Paper 3 & 4 depends on the post obtained by candidates.
- English paper has a total of 200 questions while the remaining papers include 100 questions.
- Each section is evaluated for 200 marks.
- Candidates must also remember that there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in English Paper while 0.50 marks for the remaining three papers.
|Paper 1: Math||100||200||2 Hrs|
|Paper 2: English||200||200||2 Hrs|
|Paper 3: Statistics||100||200||2 Hrs|
|Paper 4: GS (Finance & Economics)||100||200||2 Hrs|
SSC CGL Tier 3 Selection Process 2019:-
Based on candidate performance in Tier 1 & 2, candidates will be shortlisted for evaluation of the Tier 3 Exam. The SSC CGL Stage 3 Exam is conducted in offline mode i.e., in pen and paper mode.
- The exam in Tier 3 has to be written in English or Hindi.
- The SSC CGL Tier 3 Descriptive Paper includes writing an essay/precis/Letter/applications, etc.
- This section is evaluated for 100 marks.
- The total time duration for this stage is 60 minutes.
|Mode of Exam||Scheme of Exam||Total Marks||Time Duration|
|Pen and Paper Mode||Descriptive Paper in Hindi or English||100||60 Mins.|
SSC CGL Tier 4 Process 2019:-
Based on the candidate’s performance in Tier 1, 2, & 3, candidates will be shortlisted for Document Verification and Skill Test.
- The skill test includes Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Data Entry Skill Test (DEST).
- SSC CGL Stage 4 Skill Test is mandatory but they are qualifying in nature.
- Candidates who do not appear for Skill Test or do not qualify the skill test, they will not be eligible for the posts which have skill test as mandatory.
Syllabus for SSC CGL 2019
Indicative Syllabus for SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I:-
- Tier-I: General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern- folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern- folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if
- General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s‟ general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific
- Quantitative Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie
- English Comprehension: Candidates‟ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.
- The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part-C will be of 10th standard level.
Indicative Syllabus of SSC CGL 2019 Tier-II:-
- Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities): The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie
- Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension): Questions in this component will be designed to test the candidate‟s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on spot the error, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/ detecting misspelled words, idioms & phrases, one word substitution, improvement of sentences, active/ passive voice of verbs, conversion into direct/ indirect narration, shuffling of sentence parts, shuffling of sentences in a passage, cloze passage & comprehension passage.
SSC CGL Paper-III (Statistics):-
Collection, Classification, and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency
- Measures of Central Tendency– Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles,
- Measures of Dispersion– Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation, and standard deviation; Measures of relative
- Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; the meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and
- Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman‟s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlations (For three variables only).
- Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‟
- Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variables (discrete).
- Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non- probability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only); Sample size
- Statistical Inference – Point estimation and interval estimation, properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample, and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence
- Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and two- way classified
- Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different
- Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of an index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index
SSC CGL Paper-IV (General Studies-Finance and Economics):-
Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks):
- Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:
- Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting
- Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, Ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & Loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.
- Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:
Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks):-
- Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and
- Finance Commission-Role and
- Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics: Definition, scope, and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities
- Theory of Demand and Supply: Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer‟s behavior- Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of
- Theory of Production and cost: Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to
- Forms of Market and price determination in different markets: Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these
- Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors- Role of
- Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth;
- National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.
- Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation,
- Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and
Money and Banking:-
- Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment
- Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments. 188.8.131.52.9.3 Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act,
- Role of Information Technology in Governance.
Questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation
- Data Entry Skill Test (DEST):
- For the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax): Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on
- The “Data Entry Speed Test” Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. This test will be of qualifying nature. Computers for the test will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/ venue notified for the purpose. The Skill Test will be held at the Commission‟s Regional/ Sub-Regional Offices or at other Centres as may be decided by the commission. Detailed instructions regarding the Skill Test will be sent by the Regional/ Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in Skill Test. Information about the evaluation of Typing Test/ DEST is available on the Commission‟s website https:\ssc.nic.in (Candidate‟s Corner).
- The Skill Test will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the
- OH candidates opting for the post of Tax Assistant in CBDT are exempted for appearing in Skill Test. OH candidates opting for post of Tax Assistant in CBEC are not exempted from Skill Test. HH and VH candidates are not eligible for exemption from the Skill.
- PWD candidates who are eligible for scribes as para-7.1 and 7.2 of the Notice of Examination will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) minutes in DEST. Only those VH candidates who opt for scribes in the written examination will be provided passage reader at the time of Skill
Computer Proficiency Test (CPT):-
- The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules: (i) Word Processing, (ii) Spread Sheet and (iii) Generation of Slides, for the posts of Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQ, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC. The CPT will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose. No exemption from CPT is allowed for any category of PwD candidates. CPT will be of qualifying
- Detailed instructions regarding CPT will be provided by the Regional/ Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in the
Vacancies and Reservation in SSC CGL 2019
Vacancies and Reservation in SSC CGL 2019:
- Firm number of vacancies will be notified in due
- Reservation for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), Ex-Servicemen (ESM) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates for all the categories of posts/ services, wherever applicable and admissible, would be as determined and communicated by the Indenting Ministries/ Departments/ Offices/ Cadres, as per extant Government
- Vacancies for ESM are reserved for Group “C” posts only as per extant Government
SSC CGL 2019 Eligibility
Age limit for SSC CGL 2019 (As on 01-01-2020):-
- The requirement of age for various posts is as follows:
For the posts for which age limit is 18-27 years
Candidate must have been born not
earlier than 02-01-1993 and not later than 01-01-2002.
For the posts for which age limit is 20-27 years
Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1993 and not
later than 01-01-2000.
For the posts for which age limit is 20-30 years
Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not
later than 01-01-2000.
For the posts for which age limit is up to 30 years
Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not
later than 01-01-2002.
For the post for which age limit is up to 32 years
Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1988 and not later than 01-01-2002.
Essential Educational Qualifications for SSC CGL 2019 (as on 01-01-2020):-
- Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer:
- Essential Qualifications: Bachelor‟s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.
- Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business
- During the period of probation direct recruits shall have to qualify the “Subordinate Audit/ Accounts Service Examination” in respective branches for confirmation and regular appointment as Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts
- 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
- The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however they must possess Essential qualification on or before 01-01-2020.
- As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification dated 10.06.2015 published in the Gazette of India all the degrees/ diplomas/ certificates awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government provided they have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grants
Minimum Qualifying Marks for SSC CGL 2019
Minimum qualifying marks in Tier-I, each Paper of Tier-II and Tier-III Examination are as follows:
- UR: 30%
- OBC/ EWS : 25%
- Others: 20%
Previous Year papers of SSC CGL Pre and Mains
|SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 (English)||Click Here|
|SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 (Hindi)||Click Here|
|SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 Maths (English)||Click Here|
|SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 Maths (Hindi)||Click Here|
|SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 English||Click Here|
|SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 Statistics (English)||Click Here|
|SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 Statistics (Hindi)||Click Here|
|SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 AAO (English)||Click Here|
|SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 AAO (Hindi)||Click Here|
|SSC CGL 2018 Descriptive paper||Click Here|