SSC CGL 2019-20 : Exam Date & Notification

SSC CGL Recruitment 2019-20

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for the recruitment of Grade “B” and “C” category posts in various Government Ministries, Departments, and Offices. The exam is held in 4 stages called Tiers. The first two are online, the third is descriptive and the fourth is DEST/CPT(Data Entry Speed Test)/(computer proficiency test). DEST is for the post of Tax Assistant while CPT will be conducted for all those candidates who have applied for CSS (Central Secretariat Services) and MEA (Ministry of External Affairs). The entire process of registration and communication happens online through the official website of SSC CGL. Candidates must qualify each stage of the SSC CGL exam to proceed to the next one, before being finally selected.

SSC CGL 2019-20 Notification

According to the latest calendar released by SSC, The SSC CGL 2019 notification will be released on 22nd October. Keeping in mind the level of SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 1, it is strongly recommended not to wait for detailed information and start your preparation right away. Also, as the SSC is running behind schedule due to court cases, it may be possible that they schedule the exam early. Stay updated at our Adda247 App.

SSC CGL Exam Dates 

SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam Dates
SSC CGL 2020 Notification Date
15th September 2020
Last Date to apply for SSC CGL 2020 15th October 2020
SSC CGL Tier-I 2020 Exam Date to be notified later
SSC CGL Tier-II 2020 Exam Date to be notified later
SSC CGL Tier- III 2020 Exam Date to be notified later
SSC CGL Tier-IV 2020 Exam Date to be notified later
SSC CGL 2019-20 Exam Dates
SSC CGL 2019 Notification Date
22nd October 2019
Last Date to apply for SSC CGL 2019 22nd November 2019
SSC CGL Tier-I 2019 Exam Date 2nd-11th March 2020 [CBE]
SSC CGL Tier-II 2019 Exam Date 22.06.2020 to 25.06.2020 (CBE)*
SSC CGL Tier- III 2019 Exam Date 22.06.2020 to 25.06.2020 (CBE)*
SSC CGL Tier-IV 2019 Exam Date to be notified later
SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam Dates
SSC CGL 2018 Notification Date
5th May 2018
Last Date to apply for SSC CGL 2018 4th June 2018
SSC CGL Tier-I 2018 Exam Date 4th to 19th June 2019 (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-I Result 20th August 2019
SSC CGL Tier-II 2018 Exam Date 11th to 13th September 2019
SSC CGL Tier-II 2018 Result 25th October 2019
SSC CGL Tier- III 2018 Exam Date 29th December 2019 (Descriptive)
SSC CGL Tier-IV 2018 Exam Date to be notified later
SSC CGL 2017-18 Exam Dates
SSC CGL Exam 2017 (Tier-II) Answer Key
13th April 2018
SSC CGL Exam 2017 (Tier-II) Result
8th June 2018
SSC CGL Exam 2017 (Tier-III)
8th July 2018 (Descriptive)
SSC CGL Exam 2017 (Tier-IV) 15th June to 31st July
SSC CGL Exam 2017 Final Result 15th November 2019

SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam Analysis

SSC CGL 2018-19 exam has been successfully conducted in PAN India from 4th June 2019 to 13th June 2019. So, SSCADDA is all set to provide you the detailed exam analysis of each shift each day including the questions asked in the exam. The exam analysis will help the aspirants appearing in the upcoming year to get a fair idea of the exam. Watch this space for the exact analysis of the SSC CGL 2018-19 exam.

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SSC CGL Vacancy 2019

Vacancies are announced after the results. Additionally, vacancies of SSC CGL 2018 are still hidden. For vacancies in CBIC click here. Vacancy for SSC CGL 2019 will be available after detailed notification is released.

SSC CGL Online Application

SSC CGL 2019 Notification will be released on 31st October 2019 and the last date to apply will be 28th November 2019.

SSC CGL Application Fee

  • The required application fee is Rs. 100/- except female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates.
  • Applications fee should be paid only through SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI Net Banking or any other bank Credit/Debit Card. The Challan form will be generated online.
  • To pay the fee in cash, the candidate should take a printout of challan generated online after the completion of Part-1 registration. Deposit the requisite fee in any branch of SBI and then continue with the Part-2 registration.
  • Those candidates who want to pay online can go directly to part-2 registration after completion of part-1 registration. Candidate must fill registration number and date of birth to continue to Part-2 registration.

SSC CGL 2019 Exam Pattern

The Combined Graduate Level (CGL) is conducted every year in four tiers for various posts. The four tiers are indicated below:
Tier Type Mode
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online)

Objective Multiple Choice

Computer-Based (online)


Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi

Pen and Paper mode

Tier-IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

Before beginning the SSC CGL preparation, it is important to make note of exam pattern and syllabus. SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019 for Tier 1 & 2 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 2019 Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam will be conducted in online mode.
  • The time duration of Tier-1 will be 60 minutes.
  • The time duration of Tier-2 will be 120 minutes. 60 minutes each for English & Quants.
  • Tier-3 will be a descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.
  • No Sectional Cut off
  • No Interviews: Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview
  • Skill Test: The Skill Test will be of qualifying nature
  • Final Merit List: The merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II, and Tier-III.However, the candidate will need to qualify all the tiers i.e Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III separately
  • Minimum Mark Required for Descriptive: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion will be eligible to appear in the SKILL TEST.

SSC CGL 2019 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern
This is a CBE (computer-based examination). There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CGL 2019, with 100 questions that account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:
Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes

General Awareness


Quantitative Aptitude

English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100    200


  • There is a negative marking of 0.5 marks in all sections.
  • The duration of the 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 a CBE (computer-based examination). There are 4 sections in the Tier 2 exam of SSC CGL 2019, with 100 questions that account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:

Paper Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 Quantitative Abilities 100 200 2 Hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 Hours
4 General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200 2 Hours
  • 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 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

The Tier 4 of SSC CGL Exam 2019 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 part 1 of CPT (Typing) will be considered for DEST evaluation.
Requirement: 8000 key depression per hour, which 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 PowerPoint): 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 is given and then save it as instructed above as well as print the same.

Click Here to View SSC CGL Tier III & IV Syllabus

SSC CGL 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions.

1. Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of India.
2. Age Limit: Age limit for SSC CGL 2019 will be available once the Notification is released. The different set of age limits for different posts in SSC CGL Exam 2018 are tabulated below:
Age group Name of post Department / Ministries Class Fiction Grade pay
18-27 years
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) Date. 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

Age Relaxation:

S.No Category Age Relaxation
3 years
2 ST/SC 5 years

3 PH + Gen
10 years
4 PH + OBC 13 years
5 PH + SC/ST 15 years
6 Ex-Servicemen (Gen) 3 years
7 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years
8 Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 years
3. Educational Qualification: The educational qualifications vary according to the post for SSC CGL 2019 and is listed below:
SSC CGL Post Educational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost & Management Accountant/ Masters in Commerce/ Masters in Business Studies
Statistical Investigator Grade-II Post Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation
Compiler Posts Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective Subject
All Other Posts Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent
4. Physical Fitness Requirements: There are certain requisites 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).

SSC CGL Cut off

SSC CGL Tier-I 2018-19 result had brought happiness in the lives of aspirants who scored good marks. The link here will let you know about the SSC CGL previous years cut off.

Click here to View SSC CGL Cut-Off (Previous Year Cut-Offs)


SSC CGL Exam Centres

The list of exam centers for SSC CGL Exam 2019 are given below:-

S.No Examination Centres & Centre Code Address to which the applications should be sent
1 Agra(3001), Allahabad(3003), Bareilly(3005), Gorakhpur(3007) , Kanpur(3009), Lucknow (3010) Meerut(3011), Varanasi (3013), Bhagalpur (3201), Muzaffarpur(3205), Patna(3206) Regional Director(CR), Staff Selection Commission, 21-23, Lowther Road, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh-211 002.
2 Gangtok (4001), Ranchi(4205), Barasat (4402), Berhampore (WB) (4403), Chinsurah (4405), Jalpaiguri (4408), Kolkata(4410), Malda (4412),Midnapur (4413), Siliguri (4415), Berhampore (Odisha) (4602), Bhubaneshwar (4604), Cuttack (4605), Keonjhargarh (4606), Sambalpur (4609), Port Blair (4802) Regional Director (ER), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st MSO Building,(8th Floor), 234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020

3 Bangalore(9001), Dharwar(9004), Gulbarga (9005), Mangalore(9008), Mysore (9009), Kochi (9204), Kozhikode(Calicut)(9206), Thiruvananthapuram (9211), Thrissur (9212) Regional Director(KKR), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala, Bangalore, Karnataka-560034

Almora(2001), Dehradun(2002), Haldwani (2003), Srinagar (Uttarakhand) (2004), Haridwar (2005), Delhi(2201), Ajmer(2401), Alwar(2402), Bharatpur(2403),Bikaner (2404), Jaipur(2405), Jodhpur(2406), Kota(2407), Sriganganagar (2408), Udaipur(2409) Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110504
5 Itanagar(5001), Dibrugarh(5102), Guwahati (Dispur)(5105), Jorhat (5107),Silchar(5111), Kohima (5302), Shillong(5401) ,Imphal(5501), Churachandpur (5502), Agartala(5601), Aizwal(5701) Regional Director(NER), Staff Selection Commission, HOUSEFED Complex, West End Block, Last Gate, Beltola Basistha Road, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam-781 006
6 Guntur(8001), Kurnool (8003), Rajahmundry(8004), Tirupati (8006), Vishakhapatnam (8007), Vijaywada (8008) Chennai(8201), Coimbatore(8202), Madurai (8204), Tiruchirapalli (8206), Tirunelveli (8207), Puducherry(8401), Hyderabad(8601), Nizamabad (8602),Warangal(8603) Regional Director (SR), Staff Selection Commission, EVK Sampath Building, 2 nd Floor, College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600006

7 Ahmedabad(7001) Vadodara (7002), Rajkot(7006), Surat(7007), Bhavnagar(7009), Kutch (7010), Amravati (7201), Aurangabad(7202), Kolhapur(7203), Mumbai(7204), Nagpur (7205), Nanded (7206), Nashik (7207), Pune(7208), Thane(7210) Bhandara (7211), Chandrapur(7212), Akola(7213), Jalgaon(7214), Ahmednagar(7215),Alibaug(7216) Panaji(7801) Regional Director (WR), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st Floor, South Wing, Pratishta Bhawan, 101 M.K. Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020
8 Bhopal(6001), Chindwara(6003), Guna(6004), Gwalior (6005), Indore(6006), Jabalpur (6007), Khandwa (6009), Ratlam(6011), Satna(6014), Sagar (6015), Ambikapur(6201), Bilaspur(6202) Jagdalpur(6203), Raipur(6204), Durg(6205) Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, J-5, Anupam Nagar, Raipur, Chhatisgarh-492001
9 Anantnag (1001), Baramula(1002), Jammu(1004), Leh(1005), Rajouri(1006), Srinagar(J&K)(1007), Kargil (1008), Dodda (1009), Hamirpur (1202), Shimla(1203), Bhathinda (1401), Jalandhar(1402), Patiala (1403), Amritsar( 1404), Chandigarh (1601) Dy. Director (NWR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Gr. Floor, Kendriya Sadan,Sector-9, Chandigarh-160017


SSC CGL Admit Card 2019

Every candidate who registers for SSC CGL Exam 2019 within the stipulated time will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of SSC. First, the admit card for the CGL Tier-1 exam will be released first followed by the admit card of the CGL Tier-2 exam (administered to only those candidates who qualify for the Tier 1 exam). The tier 1 exam is to be held from 4th June so admit card may be available 10 days before the exam.

SSC CGL Results 2019

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the results in four stages after completion of each Tier Exam. The candidates selected in the rounds progress to the next one. Candidates can check the result from the direct link to the official SSC CGL website as and when the results are announced.

SSC has been one of the most desirable organizations for govt. exams in India. Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in govt. departments. Govt. jobs are the most sought after career choice in India. More so, the government is focusing on providing better facilities and services in every aspect of our lives. Govt is focusing on the development of our COUNTRY and to do that millions of jobs will be created in the coming years. SSC is the leading Govt. organization that employs lakhs of students in INDIA. A great opportunity lies ahead for all the SSC aspirants.

SSC CGL 2018-19 Result Out 

SSC has released the result for SSC CGL 2018 on 20th August 2019. The SSC CGL tier II is scheduled to be held from 11th September to 13th September 2019. Candidates can click on the links given below to check the SSC CGL result and cut off. 

SSC CGL Tier-II Answer Key Released: Check Here

SSC CGL 2018-19 Cut off | Comparison with Previous Years

SSC CGL 2018-19 Result Out: Check Result Here

Aspirants are being informed that 25.97 lakhs candidates registered for SSC CGL 2018 while only 8.37 lakhs of candidates appeared for the exam from 4 June to 13 June 2019 for SSC CGL 2018. 

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