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SSC CGL Exam

Introduction

The Staff Selection Commission, SSC CGL Recruitment exam is conducted for the post of Non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non-gazetted positions in different departments/ ministries/ organizations of the Government of India. The SSC CGL exam is conducted for recruitment of candidates for Group B and Group C posts in various departments of the Government of India. The SSC CGL recruitment for the year 2020-21 process is expected to start in September 2020 but might get delayed due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Candidates will be notified once the commission releases the exam SSC CGL notification 2020.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL)
Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services like:

  • Examiner in Customs.
  • Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.
  • Assistants in Ministries/Departments, attached and subordinate office of the Govt. of India.
  • Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.
  • Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC
  • Compiler in Registrar General of India.
  • Accountant/ Junior Accountant
  • Preventive Officers in Customs.
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.
  • Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.

The exam schedule related to the SSC CGL Exam 2020 is mentioned below:

Exam SSC CGL Recruitment Exam
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Mode of Application and Exam Online
Exam Type National Level Exam
Exam Dates SSC CGL Tier I: 3rd to 9th March 2020
SSC CGL Tier-II: 2nd to 5th November 2020
Official Website ssc.nic.in

Revised Exam Dates of SSC CGL 2020

The revised SSC-CGL date as approved by the Commission is tabulated below. Also, the Commission will release the SSC CGL result for Tier I soon. Check the table below for more details about revised exam dates:

Events Dates
Online Application starting on 22nd October 2019
Last Date of Online Application 25th November 2019
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 Exam 02.03.2020 to 11.03.2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 2 14.10.2020 to 17.10.2020 (Revised dates)
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 3 22nd November 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier 4 To be updated later

SSC CGL 2020 Vacancies

The SSC CGL Recruitment vacancies that were announced by the commission are mentioned below.
A total of 8582 Vacancies are available to be filled which is explained below.

Post Code Name of Post Total Vacancies
1 Assistant Audit Officer Group ‘B’ Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)-Indian Audit and Accounts Department under C and AG 500
2 Assistant Accounts Officer Group ‘B’ Gazetted(Non-Ministerial)-Indian Audit and Accounts Department under C and AG -
3 Assistant Section Officer - Central Secretariat Service(DOPT) 127
4 Assistant Section Officer - Intelligence Bureau 6
5 Assistant Section Officer - Ministry of Railways 42
6 Assistant Section Officer - Ministry of External Affairs 77
7 Assistant Section Officer - AFHQ (Ministry of Defence) 81
8 Assistant - Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs 9
9 Assistant - Other Ministry/Departments -
10 Assistant Section Officer - Central Administrative Tribunal,Central Vigilance Commission and Election Commission 13
11 Inspector Of Income Tax - Central Board of Direct Taxes(Department of Revenue) 208
12 Inspector, (Central Excise) - Central Board of IndirectTaxes and Customs(CBIC) 2,159
13 Inspector (Preventive Officer) - Central Board of IndirectTaxes and Customs(CBIC) 201
14 Inspector (Examiner) - Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs(CBIC) 123
15 Asstt. Enforcement Officer - Enforcement Directorate(Deptt. of Revenue) 70
16 Sub Inspectors - Central Bureau of Investigation 57
17 Inspector Post - Ministry of Communications (Department ofPosts - SPN) 47
18 Inspector - Central Bureau of Narcotics 31
19 Assistant - Bureau of Police Research and Development,Coast Guard Headquarters, Enforcement Directorate (Deptt. of Revenue),Ministry of External Affairs (Central Passport Offices ), Ministry ofTextiles and Narcotics Control Bureau 16
20 Assistant/Superintendent - Ministry of Mines 16
21 Divisional Accountant - Comptroller and Auditor Generalof India 400
22 Sub-Inspector - National Investigation Agency -
23 Junior Statistical Officer - M/O Statistics and ProgrammeImplementation 265
24 Statistical Investigator Gr. II - Registrar General ofIndia 840
25 Auditor - Offices under Comptroller and Auditor Generalof India -
26 Auditor - Other Ministry/Departments -
27 Auditor - Offices under Controller General of DefenceAccounts 509
28 Accountant - Offices under Controller and Auditor Generalof India -
29 Accountant/Junior Accountant - Controller General ofAccounts and Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts-Admn.) 769
30 Senior Secretariat / Assistant / Upper Division Clerk- Ministry of Textiles, Directorate General of Defence Estates (Ministryof Defence) and Central Bureau of Narcotics 99
31 Tax Assistant - Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) 1,456
32 Tax Assistant - Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs(CBIC) 429
33 Sub-Inspector(Narcotics) -2400 - Central Bureau ofNarcotics 32
34 Upper Division Clerk - DTE General Border RoadsOrganisation (MOD) - (Only for Male Candidates) -
Total - 8,582

Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020

Staff Selection Commission of India will be conducting SSC CGL Exam in four stages namely, Tier-1, Tier-2, Tier-3 & Tier-4 exam.
Tier-I & Tier-II exam will be conducted in online mode,
Tier-III will be a pen and paper-based exam and
Tier-IV will be a computer skill test.
The section wise SSC CGL marks which are assigned to every section is mentioned below. Let us have a look on the exam pattern for all stages of SSC CGL Recruitment process:

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Pattern

Subject Total Questions Total Marks Duration
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 A cumulative time of 60 minutes
(For VH & Candidates suffering
from Cerebral Palsy: 80 minutes)
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CGL 2020 Tier-1 exam was conducted from 3rd to 9th March 2020. The exam was conducted online comprising 4 sections having 100 questions in total and with maximum marks of 200. The duration of the exam was 60 minutes.

The sections asked in SSC CGL Tier-I Exam are:

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

Every section consists of 25 questions each and every question carries 2 marks each which makes it a total of 50 marks per section.

Penalty of Wrong Answer:

There is a negative marking of 0.50 Marks for every wrong answer marked by the student. There would be no sectional cut off. No marks shall be deducted if the question is not attempted by the candidate.

SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier-2 exam was scheduled from 22nd June to 25th June 2020. However due to COVID-19 Pandemic, the exam has been postponed & rescheduled for the month of October 2020.
The exam shall be conducted in online mode comprising of 4 sections having 100 questions in each section and having maximum marks of 200 per section.
The sections asked in SSC CGL Tier-II Exam are:

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Statistics
  • General Studies (Finance and Economics)
  • English Language and Comprehension

The section wise SSC CGL marks which are allocated to every section is mentioned below.

Sr No. Subject/Section Total Questions Total Marks Duration
1 Paper-I: Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 hours
2 Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
3 Paper-III: Statistics 100 200 2 hours
4 Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours

Note: Paper III is for Statistical Investigator Gr II and Compiler Post only while Paper IV is for Asst. Audit Officer Gazetted Group "B" Post only. Also, every question in all 4 papers carries 2 marks each having a total time duration of 2 hrs and 40 minutes per section.

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier 3 exam will consist of a descriptive test. The paper would be in English/Hindi and will consist of 100 marks. The duration of the exam was 60 minutes.

Subject Marks Time
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi
(Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Applicationetc.)
100 marks 60 minutes

The candidates will be required to write an essay/letter/application on recent or general topics as per Question paper. The marking shall depend completely on the invigilator assigned for the evaluation of paper.

SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam is based on Computer Skill Test. It will be conducted in two steps: DEST Test & CPT Test.

Subject Time Duration Syllabus
DEST(Data Entry Skill Test): 15 minutes 2000 words passage typing in English
CPT(Computer Proficiency Test): 45 Minutes Word/Excel/PowerPoint

DEST: Candidates are required to type 2000 words in just 15 minutes on a computer in English language. This test is conducted to check a candidate's writing skills & speed.
The SSC CGL Data Entry Skill Test is conducted for those candidates who applied for the position of Tax Assistants (Central Excise and Income Tax).

CPT: This test is conducted to check a candidate's proficiency in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Power point presentations/generation of slides.
SSC CGL Computer Proficiency test is for those candidates who have applied for the below-mentioned positions:

  1. Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) that falls under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  2. Inspector Preventive Officer
  3. Inspector (Examiner) in the department of CBEC
  4. Inspector in Central Excise
  5. Assistant Section Officer in Department of AFHQ and CSS MEA
  6. Assistant (GSI) in the Mines Ministry

Exam Date

SSC CGL Exam Dates 2020 Tentative Dates

SSC has revised schedule of all SSC exams to be conducted by SSC during 2020-21 due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Online Exam for SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier I exam has already been conducted from March 2 to 9, 2020. The Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2020 Tier-II (CBE) exam will be conducted in between November 2,2020 to November 5, 2020 and Tier-III (Descriptive Paper) will be conducted on November 22, 2020.

Events Tentative Dates
Notification Release Date 22nd October 2019
Online Application Process Duration 22nd October -25th November 2019
SSC CGL Tier-I Application Status Out from 28th January, 2020
SSC CGL Admit Card 2020 Tier-I 20th February, 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier-I Exam Date 3rd to 9th March 2020 (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-I Answer Key 16th March, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-I Result 1st July 2020
SSC CGL Tier-II Admit Card October 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier-II Exam Date 2nd November to 5th November 2020
SSC CGL 2020 Tier-III Exam Date November 22, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam Date To be notified later

The candidates who have qualified the Tier-I exam of SSC CGL 2019 must keep this in mind that, SSC has rescheduled the 2019 Tier III exam on 22nd November 2020 (Sunday). Candidates must also note that this exam date is also subject to change as per the present COVID-19 situation and the subsequent Government orders regarding Examinations. So, keep reading this section for more updates as per govt regulations.

Note: In the month of September 2020 , SSC has released a revised tentative exam calendar for various SSC exams that are scheduled to be conducted between (01-10-2020 to 31-08-2021). Along with that, the SSC CGL admit card for Tier II is expected to be released October 20,2020.

TENTATIVE CALENDAR OF SSC EXAMINATIONS

S.No. Name of Examination Tier/Phase Date of Advt. Closing date Date of Exam
1 Combined Higher Secondary
(10+2) Level Examination,2019
Tier-I (For left-overcandidates)(CBE)* -- -- 12-10-2020 to 26-10-2020
2 Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical,Electrical
and Quantity Surveying and Contracts)Examination, 2019
Paper-I(CBE)* -- -- 27-10-2020 to 30-10-2020
3 Combined Graduate
Level Examination,2019
Tier-II(CBE)* -- -- 02-11-2020 to 05-11-2020
4 Examination for Selection
Posts/ Phase -VIII/2020
(CBE)* -- -- 06-11-2020 to 10-11-2020
5 Stenographer Grade ‘C’
and ‘D’ Examination,2019
(CBE)* -- -- 16-11-2020 to 18-11-2020
6 Junior Hindi Translator, Junior
Translator and Senior Hindi
Translator Examination,2020
Paper-I(CBE)* -- -- 19-11-2020
7 Combined Graduate Level Examination,2019 Tier-III(DES)** -- -- 22-11-2020
8 Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police
and Central Armed Police
Forces Examination, 2020
Paper-I(CBE)* -- -- 23-11-2020 to 26-11-2020
9 Constable (Executive) Male and
Female in Delhi Police
Examination, 2020 ++
(CBE)* -- -- 27-11-2020 to 14-12-2020
10 Junior Engineer (Civil,
Mechanical,Electrical and Quantity
Surveying and Contracts)
Examination, 2019
Paper-II(DES)** -- -- 31-01-2021
11 Combined Higher Secondary
(10+2) Level Examination, 2019
Tier-II(DES)** -- -- 14-02-2021
12 Junior Hindi Translator,
Junior Translatorand Senior
Hindi Translator Examination,2020
Paper-II(DES)** -- -- 14-02-2021
13 Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical,
Electrical and Quantity Surveying
and Contracts)Examination, 2020
Paper-I(CBE)* 01-10-2020 30-10-2020 22-03-2021 to 25-03-2021
14 Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police,
CAPFs andAssistant Sub-Inspector
In CISF Examination,2019
Paper-II(CBE)* -- -- 26-03-2021
15 Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ Examination,2020 (CBE)* 10-10-2020 04-11-2020 29-03-2021 to 31-03-2021
16 Combined Higher Secondary
(10+2) Level Examination, 2020
Tier-I(CBE)* 06-11-2020 15-12-2020 12-04-2021 to 27-04-2021
17 Combined Graduate Level Examination,2020 Tier-I(CBE)* 21-12-2020 25-01-2021 29-05-2021 to 07-06-2021
18 Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police
and Central Armed Police
Forces Examination, 2020
Paper-II(CBE)* -- -- 12-07-2021
19 Multi Tasking(Non-Technical)Staff Examination, 2020 Paper-I(CBE)* 02-02-2021 18-03-2021 01-07-2021 to 20-07-2021
20 Constable (GD) in CAPFs,
NIA, SSF and Rifleman (GD)
in Assam Rifles Examination,2020 ++
(CBE)* 25-03-2021 10-05-2021 02-08-2021 to 25-08-2021

(*) - CBE: Computer Based Examination
(**) - DES: Descriptive Paper
(++): Non-Mandated Examination

How To Apply

  • The applications for SSC-CGL must be submitted through online mode only.
  • Just Login to online system through your Registration Number and password received during Registration.
  • Click on "Apply" link in "Combined Graduate Level Examination" section under "Latest Notifications" tab.
  • Information in columns at Sr. No-1 to 14 will be automatically filled from your One-time Registration Data which is non-editable. So be careful while filling your details.
  • Sr. No-15: Select "Yes" if you belong to Economically Weaker Section (EWS). This is applicable for unreserved candidates only.
  • Sr. No -16: Give your preferences of Examination Centres. You may choose examination Centres within the same Region. Choice for all the three Centres must be given in the order of preference.
  • Sr. No -17: If you are an ex-serviceman, fill up the required information. Wards of servicemen/ ex-servicemen are not treated as ex-servicemen.
  • Sr. No -18.1: If you are suffering from Cerebral Palsy or if you are eligible for availing the facility of scribe as per Para-7.1 and 7.2 of the Notice of examination, provide information about the requirement of scribe in that column.
  • In Sr. No -19: Select "Yes", if you are applying for the post of Junior Statistical Officer. You should possess the required educational qualification for the mentioned post and enter the same at Sr. No -20.
  • For Sr. No -21: Select "Yes", in case you are applying for the post of Statistical Investigator Grade-II. You should possess the required educational qualifications for this post and mention the same at Sr. No -22.
  • Sr. No -23: If you are seeking for age relaxation, select appropriate age-relaxation category as per applicability.
  • Sr. No -24: Please mark your highest qualification in this section.
  • Sr. No -25: Please see Notice of Examination, Para No: 19 and fill up the details accordingly.
  • Sr. No -26, 27 and 28: Information related to Present and Permanent Address will be filled up automatically from the One-time Registration Data.
  • Information regarding Photo and Signature will be filled up automatically from the One-time Registration Data.
  • Go through the declarations carefully and click on "I agree" check box if you accept the same. Fill up Captcha code.
  • Preview and verify the information provided by you and finally submit the Application.
  • Proceed for making fee payment if you are not exempted from payment of fee.
  • The Fee can be paid through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit card or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan. Refer Para-9 of the Notice of SSC CGL Examination for further information on the payment of fee.
  • When application is successfully submitted, it will be accepted 'Provisionally'. Candidate should take printouts of the application form for future records. Printout of the 'Application Form' is normally not required to be submitted to the Commission at any stage.
  • The Fee payable for SSC CGL is: Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only).
  • Fee can be paid through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit card or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.
  • Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Disability (PwD) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.
  • Applications received without the prescribed fee shall not be considered and summarily rejected.

Syllabus

SSC CGL Syllabus Tier-I

General Intelligence and Reasoning: This section 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 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 neighbouring 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 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 chart.

English Comprehension: Candidate’s ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

Note: 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 Syllabus for 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 chart.

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 21 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.

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 distributions.

Measures of Central Tendency- Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.

Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation, Measures of relative dispersion.

Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis- Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis. .

Correlation and Regression- Scatter diagram; simple correlationcoefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only). .

Probability Theory- Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes theorem. .

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 variable (discrete). .

Sampling Theory- Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and nonprobability 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 decisions. .

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 intervals. .

Analysis of Variance- Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data. .

Time Series Analysis- Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods. .

Index Numbers- Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers. .

Paper-IV (General Studies-Finance and Economics):

Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks): -

Financial Accounting: - Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. .

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.

Economics and Governance-(120 marks): -.

Comptroller & Auditor General of India- - Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility. .

Finance Commission-- Role and functions. .

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 curve.

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 behaviour-Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply. .

Theory of Production and cost: - Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale. .

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 markets. .

Indian Economy: - 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 income. Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth. Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment. Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication. .

Economic Reforms in India: - Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment. .

Money and Banking: - Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks. Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments. Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.

Role of Information Technology in Governance. .

SSC CGL Previous Year Cut Off

A minimum score will be required to be obtained by each candidate in SSC CGL Tier I examination and a minimum total score will be needed to be shortlisted for Tier II Exam process. The SSC CGL Cut Off 2020 depends upon various factors like the number of vacancies, total number of Candidates, exam difficulty, previous year cut-offs, zone wise vacancies, etc. Based on the marks scored in Tier-I Examination, category wise candidates will be shortlisted to appear in Tier-II and Tier-III examinations.

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Cut-Off for 2019-20

List-1: The category wise SSC CGL cut off 2019 with cut-offs of the Candidates appearing in Tier-II [Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-IV {General Studies (Finance & Accounts)}] and Tier-III are mentioned below:

Category Cut-off Marks Candidates shortlisted
SC 156.73419 1576
ST 151.46077 780
OBC 172.76640 2904
EWS 175.31247 1202
UR 180.12237 2074
OH 147.08520 149
HH 117.49075 141
Others-PWD 83.70627 125
Total - 8951

List-2: The category wise SSC CGL tier-I 2019-20 cut-offs of the Candidates appearing in Tier-II [Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-IV {General Studies (Finance & Accounts)}] and Tier-III are mentioned below:

Note: Only those candidates who have applied for the post(s) of JSO and/ or SI in their online Application Forms, have been considered eligible for List-2

Category Cut-off Marks Candidates shortlisted
SC 130.76651 3647
ST 119.99291 2020
OBC 154.87053 6032
EWS 152.03803 3315
UR 165.77474 3716
OH 130.86331 166
HH 86.44781 181
VH 110.67982 204
Others-PWD 40.00000 110
Total - 19391

List-3: The Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I and Paper-II) and Tier-III

Category Cut-off Marks Candidates available
SC 115.35401 22965
ST 104.91984 11737
OBC 135.95037 38714
EWS 135.04329 15183
UR 147.78606 25876
ESM 89.29321 5758
OH 98.42808 2196
HH 40.00000 1761
VH 110.41208 664
Others-PWD 40.00000 425
Total - 125279

Vacancies

Provisional Vacancies for SSC CGL

The SSC CGL 2019-20 exam vacancy has been released by the commission. A total of 8582 Vacancies have been notified by SSC in which 3674 vacancies are for the General category candidates. This year there is a sharp decline in the number of vacancies as compared to SSC CGL 2018-19. A total of 11271 vacancies would be filled by SSC CGL 2018-19 exam. These vacancies have been created in the department of Income Tax, Excise and Custom etc. You may check SSC CGL Vacancy Comparison Year wise by looking into the below mentioned vacancy details of SSC CGL.

SSC CGL Vacancy 2019-20 UR- 3674 SC- 1242 ST-667 OBC-2198 Total-8582
SSC CGL Vacancy 2018-19 UR- 5770 SC- 1723 ST-845 OBC-2933 Total-11271
SSC CGL Vacancy 2017 UR- 4238 SC- 1318 ST-653 OBC-1916 Total-9276

SSC CGL Salary

SSC CGL exam recruit candidates for different posts under different pay levels. The salary package and the allowances given to the SSC CGL employees varies as per various posts. The post-wise latest SSC CGL Salary is mentioned below

Pay Level 8 (Rs 47600 to 151100)
Assistant Audit Officer Assistant Accounts Officer
Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)
Assistant Section Officer Assistant Inspector of Income Tax Inspector, (Central Excise)
Inspector (Preventive Officer) Inspector (Examiner) Assistant Enforcement Officer Sub Inspector
Inspector Posts
Pay Level-6 (Rs 35400 to 112400)
Assistant/ Superintendent Divisional Accountant Sub Inspector(NIA) Junior Statistical Officer
Statistical Investigator Grade-II
Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300)
Auditor Accountant Accountant/ Junior Accountant
Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100)
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks Tax Assistant Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) Upper Division Clerks

SSC CGL Job Profile

The job profiles of different posts under SSC CGL are as under:

Posts Job Profile
Assistant Audit Officer(Indian Audit and Accounts Department under CAG) a) Conducting audits of govt./public sector organizations.
b) Requires Traveling during the inspection.
Assistant(Intelligence Bureau) This profile involves working as investigating officer, but most candidates need to do computer/data-oriented work for Intelligence Bureau.
Assistant(Ministry of Railway) Clerical work which includes completing files and making reports.
Assistant(Ministry of External Affairs) Administration work that includes planning and examining documents, compiling reports, updating about events, noting, drafting, and communicating with the head office.
Assistant(AFHQ) Clerical work of compiling files, reports and many kinds of paperwork. Keeping track of ongoing cases and subsequent follow-up.
Assistant(Other Ministries/ Departments) Working under government organizations such as Department of Personnel and Training, Parliamentary Affairs, Election Commission, etc.
Inspector (Central Excise)CBEC a) Clerical or file related work (If posted at Headquarters).
b) Verifying taxations on goods passing through ports (If posted in the field).
Assistant Enforcement Officer(Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue) a) Dealing with files, making presentations, brochures.
b) Assist in the raid. c) Gather information about money laundering or any other economic crimes. d) Visit banks for enquires, visit courts, help lawyers present case.
Sub Inspector(Central Bureau of Investigation) Work as a state police with more powers.
Inspector of Posts(Department of Post) a) Promote the business of post offices.
b) Requires a lot of travel. c) Performance pressure to meet numbers. d) Take charge of 60-70 post offices. e) Assisted by two Mail overseers.
Statistical Investigator Gr.II(Ministry of Statistics and Prog. Implementation) The Statistical Investigator Officers posted at NSSO performs two main functions i.e., data collection and data processing.
Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) Checking on the cultivation of opium poppy/ Conducting periodic checks in companies.
Sub Inspector - National Investigation Agency (NIA) Investigate terrorism and other national security issues.
Inspector (Income Tax)CBDT a) Assessing, verifying, and processing IT records of individuals and businesses.
b) Conducting raids. c) Local traveling. d) Handling refund claims, etc.
Auditor Audit expense reports of State Department (C andAG), Accounts of defence forces (CGDA), General accounts of the country (CGA).
Accountant /Junior Accountant(Offices under CGA) Clerical work, Handles account, fund, pension, loans, etc.
Sr. Secretariat Assistant(Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres.) a) Maintain files in the concerned department.
b) Reply emails received in your department
c) Drafting RTI replies and sending them for approval.
d) Data entry.
Tax Assistant (CBDT) Assessing, verifying, and modifying tax data of an individual or business (CBDT) and goods and services.
Compiler (Registrar General of India) a) Clerical work.
b) Drafting and compiling reports.
c) Conducting census.
Sub Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) a) Dispatch of Opium Consignment
b) Regular Check of Illegal Opium Cultivation
c) Scanning the area and ensuring there is no production of synthetic drug or narcotics.

Eligibility Criteria for SSC CGL

Age Limit: Below are the age limits for different posts in SSC CGL Exam 2020:

Age group Name of post Department / Ministries Class Fiction Grade pay
18-27 years Auditor Officer under C&AG Group "C" 2800
Auditor Officer Under CGDA Group "C" 2800
Auditor Other Ministries/Dept. Group "C" 2800
Accountant Officer under C&AG Group "C" 2800
Accountant / Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Dept. Group "C" 2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks Central Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadres Group "C" 2400
Tax Assistant CBDT Group "C" 2400
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group "C" 2400
Upper Division Clerk (UDC) Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD)
Only For Male Candidates
Group "C" 2400
18-30 years Inspector Posts Department of Post. Group "B" 4600
Assistant Other ministries / Dept. / Org. Group "B" 4600
20-27 years Tax Assistant CBEC Group "C" 2400
20-30 years Assistant Section officer Central Secretariat Service Group "B" 4600
Assistant Section officer Ministry of Railway Group "B" 4600
Assistant Section officer Ministry of External Affairs Group "B" 4600
Assistant Section officer AFHQ Group "B" 4600
Assistant Other Ministries / Dept. / Org. Group "B" 4600
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Group "B" 4600
Not Exceeding 30 years Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC Group "B" 4600
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group "B" 4600
Assistant Other ministries / Dept. / Org. Group "B" 4200
Inspector (Preventive officer) CBEC Group "B" 4600
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC Group "B" 4600
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAG Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) 4800
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) 4800
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau Group "B" 4600
Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations. Group "B" 4600
Assistant / Superintendent Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations Group "B" 4200
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group "C" 4600
Divisional Accountant Officer under CAG Group "B" 4200
Up to 30 years Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Group "B" 4600
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) Group "B" 4200
Up to 32 years Junior Statistical Officer M/O statistics & Prog. Implementation Group "B" 4200

Requirement of age for various posts is as mentioned below:

S.No Age Limit Remarks
1 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.
2 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.
3 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.
4 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
5 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.

Educational Qualifications

The educational qualifications vary according to the post for SSC CGL 2020 and are listed below:

SSC CGL Post Educational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University OR Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost and 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 OR Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation
Compiler Posts Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized Universitywith Economics or Statistics or Mathematics ascompulsory or Elective Subject
All Other Posts Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

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).

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