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SSC CGL Tier-1 exam: 25th June to 20th August 2018

SSC CGL Tier-2 exam: 27th Nov to 30th Nov 2018

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The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Exam, is conducted by the Government of India for the recruitment of grade officers for various posts under the ministerial wing. The main posts for which candidates are recruited through the SSC exam are Examiner, Assistant CSS, Preventive Officer, Income Tax Inspector, Central Excise Inspector, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Sub-Inspector in CBI, Inspector of Posts, Auditor etc.

Important Dates

Event Date
Advertisement date5th May 2018
Application closing date4th June 2018 (Upto 5 P.M)
SSC CGL Tier-1 exam date25th June to 20th August 2018
SSC CGL Tier-2 exam date27th Nov to 30th Nov 2018
SSC CGL Tier-3 exam dateNot notified yet
SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam 2018 (Skill Test)Not notified yet


The  SSC CGL Exam will have English language, Reasoning, Quantitative aptitude and General Awareness commonly for all candidates. There will be Statistics/General Studies for some specific posts.

Download SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus PDF here

Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Pattern:

  • Objective Based Online exam – 60 minutes
  • Negative marks – 0.5 marks
  • No Sectional Cutoff
SubjectNo. of QuestionsMax. Marks
English Comprehension2550
General Intelligence2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
General Awareness2550

SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Pattern:

Name of PaperNo of questionsMarksNegative Marking
Paper-1 Quantitative Aptitude1002000.50 Marks
Paper-2 English Language200200025 Marks
Paper-3 Statistics (Only for the post of Statistical Assistant)1002000.50 Marks
Paper-4 General Studies (Finance & Economics) (Only for Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer)1002000.50 Marks

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Pattern:

  • Graduate level (Difficulty)
  • Descriptive Paper - 100 marks (Pen and Paper)
  • You can write whole paper either in English or Hindi but not both
  • Exam Duration one hour
  • Essay Writing (200-250 Words)
  • Letter Writing (150-200 Words)
  • Qualifying marks in Tier-II exam (33% of total marks)

SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam Pattern:

Skill Test/Typing Test

Skill Test for some Posts which requires the knowledge of Typing:

  • English Typing and exam duration will be 15 minutes
  • Qualifying exam


Educational Qualification:

The Candidate should have a graduation from a recognised university.

For specific posts, you may need to fulfill the required conditions.

CompilerBachelor degree having statistics/mathematics/economics as of the Subject
Statistical Investigator (Grade- 2 level)Bachelor degree having statistics as main subject (Or)
Bachelor's degree with Mathematics or Economics or Commerce (as statistics as one of the subject in any year)
Assistant Audit officer/ Assistant Accounts OfficerMBA (Finance/Economics/Commerce) or CA or as per specified in the notification.

Age Limit:

As on 1st August 2018

SSC CGL Group-B:

Minimum: 20 Years

Maximum: 30 years

SSC CGL Group-C:

Minimum: 18 Years

Maximum: 27 years

Age Relaxation:

Depending on the post the age relaxation may vary, See SSC CGL notification for further details.

Category Age relaxation
SC/ST5 Years
OBC3 Years
PH10 Years
PH + SC/ST15 Years
PH OBC13 Years
Ex-Servicemen (General)3 Years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 Years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 Years
Divorced Woman(General Category)Upto 35 Years


Pay Scale for Group-B: Rs. 9300-34800/- + Grade pay

Pay Scale for Group-C: Rs. 5200-20200/- + Grade pay

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