SSC CGL Online Application 2018 | Check FAQs

Hello Aspirants,


Now wait is over, the most awaited and prestigious Exam's - SSC CGL 2018 notification has been released by SSC (Staff Selection Commission). Do not wait for the last moment, Fill the form early and focus on the preparation part. This post will resolve all your queries related to SSC CGL like what are the posts, exam pattern etc.

Important Dates:
SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam Dates
SSC CGL 2018 Notification Date
5th May 2018
Last Date to apply for SSC CGL 20184th June 2018
SSC CGL Tier-I 2018 Exam Date25.07.2018 to 20.08.2018 (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-II 2018 Exam DateTo be notified later
SSC CGL Tier- III 2018 Exam DateTo be notified later (Descriptive)
SSC CGL Tier-IV 2018 Exam DateTo be notified later

What are the posts available under this recruitment project for freshers?

The post which will be available in this recruitment project are given below:-
Group Of Posts
Post Name
Ministries/ Department/Offices?Cadre
Grade Pay
A Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Account Dpt. Under CAG 4800
Assistant Accounts Officer 4800
B Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service 4600
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau 4600
Assistant Section Officer Ministry Of Railway 4600
Assistant Section Officer Ministry Of External Affairs 4600
Assistant Section Officer AFHQ 4600
Assistant Other Ministries/ Dpt./ Organisations 4600
Assistant Other Ministries/ Dpt./ Organisations 4600
Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries/ Dpt./ Organisations 4600
Assistant Other Ministries/ Dpt./ Organisations 4200
Assistant/ Superintendent Other Ministries/ Dpt./ Organisations 4200
Inspector Of Income Tax CBDT 4600
Inspector (Central Excise) CBEC 4600
Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC 4600
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC 4600
Asst. Enforcement Officer Dpt. Of Enforcement, Dpt. Of Revenue 4600
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation 4600
Inspector Posts Department Of Post 4600
Divisional Accountant Offices under CAG 4200
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics 4600
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) 4200
C Junior Statistical Officer M/O Statistical & Prog. Implementation 4200
D Auditor Offices under C&AG 2800
Auditor Offices under CGDA 2800
Auditor Other Ministry/ Departments 2800
Accountant Offices under C&AG 2800
Accountant/ Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Departments 2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ UDC Central Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres 2400
Tax Assistant CBDT 2400
Tax Assistant CBEC 2400
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau Of Narcotics 2400
Upper Division Clerk (UDC) Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD)
Only For Male Candidates
2400


How many vacancies are there?
Tentative vacancies will be intimated in due course. The number of vacancies will be determined at the time of Document Verification i.e. about one month before the declaration of the final results.
Will the exam be conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?
Written Exam will be conducted in online mode. Only Tier-III, descriptive paper will be in "pen and paper"mode.

What is the Structure of Examination?

Tier
Type
Mode
Marks
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online) 200
Tier-II Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online) 400 / 600
Tier-III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode 100
Tier-IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable Qualifying
in nature


Some important points about SSC CGL Exam 2018 are given below:-
  • Normalization: Marks scored by candidates in Tier-I and Tier-II examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized and such normalized scores will be treated as final and will be used for qualifying the candidates to next stage of examination and to determine final merit. 
  • SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam will be conducted in online mode. 
  • The time duration of Tier-1 will be 60 minutes. 
  • Tier II will remain same.
  • Tier-3 will be a descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.
  • No Sectional Cut off.
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

This is CBE (computer based examination). There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CGL 2018, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:
SectionSubjectNo of QuestionsMax MarksExam Duration
    1
General Intelligence and Reasoning25    5060 minutes
2
General Awareness
              25
    50
    3
Quantitative Aptitude
               25
    50
    4
English Comprehension25    50
Total100   200

  • There is a negative marking of 0.5 marks in all sections.
  • The duration of exam is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

Click Here to View SSC CGL Tier I Syllabus


SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern
This is CBE (computer based examination). There are 4 sections in the Tier 2 exam of SSC CGL 2018, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:

PaperSubjectNo of QuestionsMax MarksExam Duration
1Quantitative Abilities1002002 Hours
2English Language and Comprehension2002002 Hours
3Statistics1002002 Hours
4General Studies (Finance & Economics)1002002 Hours

Note:
  • 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”
  • 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 Keyboard.
  • The exam duration is 2 Hours and 40 Minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.
SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern

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

Important Points:
  • The time duration is 60 minutes and carries 100 marks.
  • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.
SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern

SSC CGL CPT/DEST Exam Review 2016

The Tier 4 of SSC CGL Exam 2018 comprises DEST/CPT. These are required for certain government posts.

1. DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): 
For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax).
Any Candidate who takes CPT does not require to appear for DEST as the part 1 of CPT (Typing) will be considered for DEST evaluation.
Requirement: 8000 key depression per hour, that is 2000 key depression per 15 minutes.
Relaxation: VH Candidates will be allowed 20 minutes. 

2. CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): 
  • CSS(Assistant), 
  • MEA(Assistant), 
  • Inspector (Central Excise) [CBEC] 
  • Inspector (Preventive officer)[CBEC] 
  • Inspector (Examiner)[CBEC] 
The Commission will provide the Computer for the test. The Skill test in Computer Proficiency is a qualifying test only. It will consist of three Modules in the following manner:
(I) Word Processing Test: 2000 Key Depressions
(II) Test in spread Sheets on Microsoft Excel: 15 Minutes
(III) Test in PowerPoint (Microsoft Power Point): 15 Minutes 
After the test of Module-I is over, the candidate will have to write in his/her own handwriting one paragraph of about 50-60 words from the Data Entry passage given to him/her on a separate sheet, then only the candidate will be given the exercise sheet of Module-II. 
The candidate has to prepare spreadsheet as per the given exercise in 15 minutes and then save it with the filename as prescribed in the exercise sheet. Printout of the saved files should be taken thereafter. 
After the test of Module II is over, the candidate will be given the exercise sheet of Module III (PowerPoint) which has to be completed in 15 minutes. The candidate has to prepare presentation slides as per the exercise given and then save it as instructed above as well as print the same.

Click Here to View SSC CGL Tier III & IV Syllabus

What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?
Minimum Age: 18 years
Maximum Age: 32 years
Click here to know about Age Relaxation

What is the educational qualification required for various posts in this recruitment process?
A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University. There are some specialization for various posts to know in detail Click here.

What is the application Fee?

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/Physically Handicapped/ Ex-Servicemen candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/-
Last date for submission of applications: 4th June, 2018 till 18.00 Hours.
“Pay by Cash” Mode option will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of

Is there a criterion for negative marking?
There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In respect of Tier-II, the negative marking system of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper II (English Language & Comprehension) of Tier-II and 0.50 for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper III and Paper IV of Tier II.