SSC CGL 2020 : SSC CGL 2020 Notification | 8k+ vacancies | SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus | SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020

SSC(Staff Selection Commission) is an government organisation, which recruit students for various post for different Ministries and Department of Government of India. One of it’s exam is CGL(Combined Graduate level).

SSC CGL 2020 Notification | SSC CGL 2020 Exam Date | SSC CGL Exam Pattern | SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus

The examination held in two phases : Preliminary and Mains and Both the exam is Online Computer based test. CGL exam is for filling the post of Group “B” and Group “C” in various department of Government of India. There are several posts Starting from Assistant Audit Officer (Pay level 8 – Rs 47600 to Rs 151100) to Upper Division Clerk (Pay level – 4 Rs 25500 to Rs 81100). SSC CGL Notification was released on 22 October 2019, do check the full article to get all the required information regarding SSC CGL examination and do share it with ones who needs it.

SSC CGL 2020

SSC CGL 2020 Important Dates| Notification Date | Admit Card Date | Exam Date | Result Date

All the important dates related dates regarding the examination are provided below in the form of table do check the table for the information regarding SSC CGL 2020 Online Application Date, Admit Card , Results and many more.

Date for submission of online Application  22-10-2019 to 25-11-2019
Last date for receipt of application 25-11-2019
Last date for making online fee payment 27-11-2019
Last date for generation of offline challan 27-11-2019
Last date for payment through Challan 27-11-2019
Tier-1 Exam date 02-03-2020 to 11-03-2020
Dates of Tier-II and Tier-III(Descriptive) Examination 22-06-2020 to 25-06-2020

SSC CGL Exam Highlights:

Exam Name Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level
Official Website
Eligibility Criteria Qualification: Graduate/ 60% in Maths in 12th Standard/Bachelor degree with Statistics as one of the subject.
Exam Mode CBT(Computer Based Test) / Pen and Paper Mode/ Data Entry Skills
SSC CGL Salary INR 37,500-INR 39000
SSC CGL Helpline 011-24368090
Duration of Exam Tier 1 : 1 hour
Tier 2 : 3 hours 30 minutes
Exam Type All India

SSC CGL 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates who wants to apply for SSC CGL 2020 should remember that they fulfill the minimun eligibility criteria specified by SSC.


(i) A candidate must be a citizen of India, or

(ii) A candidate must be a subject of Nepal, or

(iii) A candidate must be a Subject of Bhutan, or

(iv) A candidate must be a Tibetan refugee who came to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

(v) A candidate must be of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Sri lanka, Vietnam, Burma and East African countries.


Different Posts required Different age Criteria , below are the table of content of requirement of age for Various Post

S.No Age Limit Remarks
1 Posts in 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 Posts in 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 Posts in 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 Posts in which age Limit is upto 30 years Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-2002
5 Posts in which age Limit is upto 32 years Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1988 and not later than 01-01-2002

Relaxation on age to reserve categories are as follows:

Sr.No Category Age Relaxation
1 SC(Schedued cast)/ST(Scheduled Tribes)  5 years
2 OBC(Other Backward Classes)  3 years
3 PwD(OBC)  13 years
4 PwD(Unreserved) 10 years
5 PwD(SC/ST)  15 years
6 Ex – Serviceman(ESM)  3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.

Note: Candidates who comes under age relaxation will have to submit original/Copy at the time of joining.

SSC CGL 2020 Educational Qualification:

Candidate must have a Bachelor degree in any stream from  the university recognised by the Government of India . while some posts required even 60% and above in Maths in 12th standard or bachelor degree with Statistics as one of the subject.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern or Guidelines:

The examination will be conducted in four tiers which is as follows:

Sr.No Tier Mode
1 Tier – I Computer Based Examination
2 Tier – II Computer Based Examination
3  Tier – III  Pen and Paper Mode
4 Tier – IV Computer proficiency Test/Data Entry Skills

Tier-I Examination:

Sr. No Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allowed
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
3 English Comprehension 25 50
4 General Awareness 25 50

Tier-II Examination:

Sr. No Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allowed
1 Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities 100 200  120 minutes (for each Paper)
2 Paper-II: English language and Comprehension 200 200
3 Paper – III: Statistics 100 200
4 Paper-IV; General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200


(i) Tier – I and Tier – II consist of Objective type,  Multiple Choice questions.

(ii) Paper – I and Paper – II are compulsory for all the candidate. Paper – III of Tier – II will be only for those candidate who apply for the post of JSO(Junior Statistical Officer)

Penalty for wrong Answers (Different for Tier – I and Tier – II Examination):

There will be a negative Marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier – I examination while in case of Tier – II Examination There will be Negative Marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper – II and 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper – I, Paper – III and Paper – IV.

SSC CGL 2020 Vacancy

Sr No Category Number of Vacancies
1 UR(Unreserved) 3674
2 SC 1242
3 ST 667
4 OBC 2198
5 Total 8582

Exam Day Guidelines (Important for students):

Candidate will not be permitted to sit on the online preliminary examination  without the following documents:

(1) Valid Call Letter of the respective date and sessions of Examination.

(2) Photo-identity proof which have same name and date of birth as you fill in your application form which also print  on your call letter.

(3) Photocopy of photo-identity proof.

(4) Sometimes they also wants your photo so bring at least two passport size photo with you at the time of examination.

(5) Candidate reporting late at the exam centre will not be allow to sit on the examination.

SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus

Tier I

Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness General Intelligence and Reasoning English Comprehension
Profit and Loss Current Affairs Coding-Decoding Reading Comprehension
Average History Analogy Cloze test
Percentage Economics Matrix Fill in the blanks
Ratio and Proportion Sports Word Formation Synonyms
Speed, Time and Distance Books and Authors Venn Diagram Antonyms
Number System Science Direction Sense Error Correction
Time and Work Politics Verbal Reasoning Spelling Checking
Algebra Blood Relations Idioms and Phrases
Trignometry Paper folding One word Substitution
Geometry Mirror Image
Mensuration Calender
SI and CI
Mixture and Allegations
Problem on Ages
Data Interpretation

Tier II

Quantitative Aptitude English Statistics General Awareness
SI and CI Spot the error Collection,Classification

and Presentation

Financial Accounting
Profit and Loss Fill in the blanks Coorelation and Regression CAG-Role and responsibility
Data Interpretation Synonyms Probability Theory Finance Comission
Average Antonyms Measures of Dispersion Demand and Supply
Pecentage Spelling Checkng Mesures of Central Tendency Production and Cost
Ratio and Proportion Idioms and Phrases Sampling Theory Indian Economy
Time,Distance and speed One word substitution Sampling Inference Economic reforms in India
Time and Work Active and Passive Voice Random variable and Probability Distribution Money and Banking
Algebra Direct/Indirect Analysis of Variance Information Technology
Number system Cloze Test Index Numbers
Trignometry Comprehension Time Series Analysis
Mixture and Allegation

Tier III

It is basically a descriptive paper. Candidate can attempt this paper in both English and Hindi. It is an offline exam. You have to write Essay, Letter, Precis, Application etc .Maximum marks for this exam is 100 and time alloted is 60 minutes ,For PwD candidate time increases to 80 minutes.

Tier IV

Skill Test

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)

This test is only for the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise & Income Tax) It requires 8000 key Despressions per hour on Computer. The  test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 key depression for a duration of 15 minutes.

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

The test consist of three modules: (i) Word Processing, (ii) Spreadsheet, (iii) Generation of slides , for various post.


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