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Staff Selection Commission, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices. SSC (Staff Selection Commission) holds the CGL (Combined Graduate Level) Exam for the appointment of aspirants in 30 posts in Grade B and C category under different departments of various government ministries, offices and departments. Combined Graduate Level Jobs is an important part of the Functioning Government of India and in Subordinate Offices. Its headquarters is located in New Delhi and it is attached with DoPT (Department of Personnel and Training). SSC recruits candidates through seven such exams including SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC JE, SSC SI ASI, SSC JHT, etc. The selected aspirants are appointed under Grade-‘B’ & ‘C’ scale. SSC is the second most popular institution after UPSC and largest body to staff such number of candidates under government jobs.
Every year approx. 30 - 40 Lakhs eligible candidates apply for the Staff Selection Commission SSC Exam and around 15 - 20 Lakhs candidates appear in the Combined Graduate Level Exam.

SSC CGL EXAM 2021- Notification and Eligibility

SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Recruitment
SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Notification is expected to be released soon and candidates have to submit online application form. The SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Online registration will close in June 2021. SSC CGL Tier-I exam is to be conducted from July, 2021, 2021 and Tier-II exam will be held from October, 2021. SSC CGL Application Form 2021 is available online at . The Staff Selection Commission is expected to release under SSC CGL Notification 2021  9000 vacancies in various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices. SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Notification for recruitment covers positions of Inspector, Assistant, Sub Inspector, Tax Assistant, Auditor, and many more.

SSC CGL Recruitment 2021 Details:

Examination Name

SSC CGL Exam 2021

Organized by

Staff Selection Commission

Exam Mode


Name of Posts

Group 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D'

Total Number of Vacancies

9000 (Tentative)

Apply Mode


Official Website

SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam Dates



SSC CGL 2018 Online Application

5th May to 4th June 2018

SSC CGL 2018 Tier-I

04th June to 19th June 2021


11th September to 13th September 2021 (CBE)*

SSC CGL Tier-III (Des)

29th December 2021 (MORNING)

SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam

To be notified later

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification:

Graduate Degree and Diploma in Required Field (from recognized University) According to the Post.

Age Limit

  • Assistant in CSS: 20 to 30 years

  • Statistical Investigator Grade II: Maximum 32 Years

  • Assistant in IB: 21 to 30 years

  • SI in Central Bureau of Narcotics: 20 to 30 years

  • Assistant Enforcement Officer / SI in CBI / SI in NIA: Up to 30 years

  • All Other posts: 18 to 27 years

Application Fees

General / OBC

Rs. 100/-



Selection Process

Tier 1

Computer Based Test Objective (CBT)

Tier 2

Computer Based Test Objective (CBT)

Tier 3

Pen & Paper (Descriptive)

Tier 4

Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency Test

SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Vacancy Details:

  • Examination Name: SSC CGL EXAM 2021 (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level)

  • Organized by: Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

  • Exam Mode: Online Examination

  • Total Number of Vacancies: 9000 (Expected)

  • Name of Posts: Group 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D'

The SSC will conduct the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam to recruit various subordinate services such as: -


Name of Post Code

Name Post

Number of Vacancies

SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Group A Vacancy



Assistant Audit Officer




Assistant Accounts Officer


SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Group B Vacancy



Assistant Section Officer (CSS)




Assistant Section Officer (IB)




Assistant Section Officer (Railway)




Assistant Section Officer (MEA)




Assistant Section Officer (AFHQ)




Assistant (Other Min.)



Assistant (SFIO)



Assistant Section Officer (Others)




Assistant (SFIO and Mines)




Assistant/ Superintendent

(Min. Corporate Affairs)




Inspector of Income Tax (CBDT)




Inspector (Central Excise)




Inspector (Preventive Officer)




Inspector (Examiner)




Assistant Enforcement Officer

(Dept. of Revenue)




Sub Inspector (CBI)




Inspector Posts




Divisional Accountant (CAG)




Inspector (Narcotics)




Sub Inspector (NIA)


SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Group C Vacancy



Junior Statistical Officer


SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Group D Vacancy



Auditor (C & AG)




Auditor (CGDA)




Auditor (Other Ministries)




Accountant/ Junior Accountant





Accountant/ Junior Accountant





Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division




Tax Assistant (CBDT)




Tax Assistant (CBEC)




Central Bureau of Narcotics


Total Number of Vacancy

9000 (Tentative)

Since these are tentative numbers, candidates will have to wait till official notification declaration.

SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Pay Scale:-

1. Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800 (pre-revised)

2. Pay Band-I: Rs. 5200-20200 (pre-revised)

SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria:


Post's Name

Educational Qualification


Assistant Audit Officer

Chartered Accountant / Management Accountant / Company Secretary / Masters in Commerce / Masters in Business Studies / Masters in Business Administration (Finance) / Masters in Business Economics.


Statistical Investigator Grade – II

Bachelor Degree in Statistics from a recognized University / Bachelor Degree in Mathematics with statistics / Bachelor Degree in Economics with statistics / Bachelor Degree in Commerce with Statistics



Bachelor's Degree from any recognized University with Economics / Statistics / Mathematics as compulsory / Elective Subject


All Other Posts

Any Bachelor's Degree from a recognized University/equivalent

SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Age Limit and relaxation:

Age Limit: Candidates who want to apply for SSC CGL EXAM 2021 exam must have attained minimum age of 18 years and as mentioned below under various categories;


Post Name

Age Limits


Assistant in CSS

20 to 30 years


Statistical Investigator

Grade II

Maximum 32 Years


Assistant in IB

21 to 30 years


SI in Central Bureau

of Narcotics

20 to 30 years


Assistant Enforcement

Officer / SI in CBI / SI

in NIA

Up to 30 years


All Other posts

18 to 27 years

Age relaxation will be applicable only for the reserved category candidates according to the Government rules.


Age Relaxation


3 years


5 Years


10 Years


13 Years


15 Years

Candidates, however, are once again advised to refer to SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Notification declaration.

SSC CGL Application Form 2021:

Interested candidates, as per the eligibility criteria, will be able to apply online for SSC CGL EXAM 2021 examination for the desired post by filling the SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Application Form.

SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Application Fee:

The candidates will have to pay Rs. 100/- as application fee. However, no fee is needed to be paid by SC, ST, Female, Physically Handicapped (PH), and Ex-Servicemen (EXS) applicants. SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Application fee should be paid via SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI Net Banking or any other bank Debit/Credit Card.

SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Exam Pattern:


Paper Type

Exam 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

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Pattern - Computer Based Examination

The CGL Tier-I exam is an objective type exam which will be held via online mode. Total four sections available is the Tier-I exam with 100 questions which comprising of 200 marks. The details are as below;



No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration


General Intelligence and Reasoning



60 minutes (For VH &
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
80 minutes)


General Awareness




Quantitative Aptitude




English Comprehension







*The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

*Negative Marking is applicable of 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer attempted.

* The Exam Pattern has been modified by SSC examination department The Tier I Exam duration has been changed from 75 minutes to 60 minutes!

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Pattern - Computer Based Examination

The Tier-II exam is an objective type examination which will be held via online mode. Total four sections available in the Tier 2 exam with 100 questions which comprising of 200 marks. The details are as below;



No. of Questions

Max Marks

Exam Duration


Quantitative Abilities



120 Minutes (For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy 160 Minutes)


English Language and Comprehension








General Studies (Finance & Economics)



* Paper-1 & 2 are compulsory for all posts and Paper-3 is only for the “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler” Post. In addition to the Paper-4 is only the "Assistant Audit Officer” Post.

* Negative Marking is applicable of 0.50 Marks for Paper I, III, IV and 0.25 marks for Paper-II.

* Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th level, Paper-2 of 10+2 level, and Paper-3 & 4 will be of graduation level.

* The exam duration is 2 Hours and 40 Minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Pattern - Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)

The Tier 3 exam would be an offline, written exam of descriptive type paper. This exam will be of 60 minute duration and carry 100 marks. The Paper would comprise writing of a Passage of 250 words / Essay and Application /Letter Writing of approx 150 words. However, for qualifying in the Tier-III exam, candidates has to secure 33% marks.

Mode of Examination

Scheme of Examination



Pen and Paper

Descriptive Paper in Eng/Hin (writing of Essay /Precis /Letter/Application Writing etc.


60 minutes and 80 Minutes (For VH & candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy)

SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Pattern - Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification.

Mode of Examination

Scheme of Examination



Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

Same as published in the Notice of Examination


Same as published in the Notice of Examination

SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Syllabus:

General Intelligence & Reasoning: 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 & unfolding, 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 any.

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 History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

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 the computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Alligation and Mixture, Time, Speed and distance (River, Boat, Train), 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 chart.

English Comprehension: Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his 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.

SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Selection Process:

SSC CGL Selection Process 2021 includes 4 tiers steps,

  • Tier-1 Exam: Computer Based Examination (Objective Type) (200 Marks)

  • Tier-2 Exam: Computer Based Examination (Objective Type) (each paper carry 200 marks)

  • Tier-3 Exam: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive Type) (100 Marks)

  • Tier-4 Exam: Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

How to crack SSC CGL EXAM 2021

Preparation Strategy: Important Tips

1.SSC CGL Admit Card 2021:

SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Application Form, those candidates who will successfully submit it, will be able to download SSC CGL Admit Card 2021 for Tier-I exam from 2nd week of July because SSC CGL Tier-I exam is expected to be held from last week of July 2021 for all regions. The SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Admit Card will be released region wise on the official website of SSC CGL. First of all, the commission will release the application status and after that SSC CGL Tier-I Admit Card 2021. Candidates will be able to download their call letter by using their registration number and date of birth which they have used in the application form submission.

2.SSC CGL Cut Off 2021:

The SSC CGL Cut-Off marks are the minimum marks which are required to qualify the Combined Graduate Level exam. The SSC CGL EXAM 2021 cut-off marks will be released with the result declaration. The SSC CGL Cut-off 2021 for Tier I Exam will be dependent on the section wise difficulty level of the paper and number of students who appeared for the exam.

3.SSC CGL Result 2021:

SSC CGL Tier-I Result 2021 is expected to be announced after 2 months of examination. Candidates who will appear in the tier-I exam and will be successfully attempted the examination, will be able to check their result from the official website. This year CGL Tier-I exam is expected to be held from July 2021. SSC CGL Result 2021  will be released on the official website with cut off marks and candidates will be able to check their result by using their roll number and name. Only those candidates will be able to appear in Tier-II examination who will clear the CGL Tier-I 2021 Exam successfully.

4.SSC CGL EXAM 2021 Online Test Series:

SSC CGL Online Test Series 2021 is provided for thorough practice with many mock test and separate sectional tests to help candidates improve their skills. These tests will determine current status and position of the candidates along with their self-assessment. Online Test Series of SSC CGL EXAM 2021 exam is updated and prepared by experts in the field. These are further enhanced with doubt clearing sessions and online video classes.

5. SSC CGL Preparation Tips:

Right from the day first when one decides to crack SSC CGL exam, there are certain important pointers that need to be kept in mind; list below will help the candidates assess themselves about their preparedness for the SSC CGL exam:

Clarity in terms of exam dates, procedures and patterns is very essential for the candidates.

Personal Management & Time Management are the keys to success. Firstly, time well your own study schedule. Secondly, time mange your question paper intelligently. Start first with the questions you know well and accordingly proceed with the paper.

Practice will help to increase speed as well as accuracy. Previous years SSC CGL papers and test series will be very beneficial. Speed and Accuracy are the buzz words. One without the other is meaningless. So practice a lot.

• Hard work and smart work go hand in hand. Smart working means identify your key areas where you need to give more focus and work relentlessly to overcome them.

Current affairs and latest happenings one has to be updated with.

• Keeping in mind all the above pointers will help the candidates crack the SSC CGL exam successfully.

SSC CGL Recruitment 2021 Notification is expected to be released by March 2021. Online coaching for SSC CGL exam 2021 will help in improving results and rate of success. Candidates can also practice with sectional and full length mock test, free online test, online practice tests, SSC CGL online test series, Online coaching, current affairs and video lectures.

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