SSC CGL 2019 Notification Released - Apply Online

SSC CGL 2019 Notification Released - Apply Online

SSC CGL 2019 Notification has been released on 22nd October 2019. Candidates can apply from October 22 onward at the official website, till November 25. Selected candidates will be hired at group B and C level posts across government departments. SSC CGL is considered to be one of the biggest examinations to be conducted for graduate students in India. SSC CGL 2019 will be a great opportunity for students looking forward for a position in the reputed organizations under the central government.

Download SSC CGL 2019 Official Notification

We know how much people keep an eye on latest government jobs, especially at the graduate level. Govt. jobs are the most sought after career choice in India because of the salary and the power that it offers in the government organization. A lucrative career awaits for the aspirants with CGL 2018 and 2019 lined up in the upcoming months. Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. While a government job helps to build a stable career, it is also loaded with responsibilities.

SSC CGL 2019 Notification

As per the calendar of SSC Exams 2019-20, SSC CGL 2019 Recruitment Notification will be released on 22nd October 2019. SSC CGL 2019-20 Recruitment Process will be started once the official notification has been released. Lets take a look at the SSC Calendar 2019-20 to get a brief on the upcoming SSC CGL 2019 Exam.

SSC CGL 2019 Exam Dates

As per the latest Official Calendar of SSC SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier-I will be conducted from 2nd to 11th March, 2020. The Tentative Schedule and exam dates for the SSC CGL 2019-20 exam is as follows. Please note down the important dates related to SSC CGL Exam 2019-20:

SSC CGL 2019 Exam Dates

SSC CGL 2019-20 Exam Dates
ActivityTentative Dates
SSC CGL 2019 Notification Release Date22nd October 2019
SSC CGL 2019 Online Application Starts on22nd October 2019
SSC CGL 2019 Online Application Ends on25th November 2019
SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I Admit Card February, 2020
SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I Exam Date2nd to 11th March, 2020 (CBE)
SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I ResultMay, 2020
SSC CGL 2019 Tier-II & III Admit CardJune, 2020
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date 22nd June to 25th June 2020
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date22nd June to 25th June 2020
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam DateTo be notified later

The schedule for the SSC CGL 2018 exam is provided below. Please note down the important dates related to SSC CGL Exam 2018-19.

SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam Dates
SSC CGL 2018 Online Application5th May to 4th June 2018
SSC CGL 2018 Tier-I Exam Date04th June to 19th June 2019
SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Date 11th September to 13th September 2019 (CBE)*
SSC CGL Tier-III Exam Date (Des)29th December 2019 (MORNING)
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam DateTo be notified later

SSC CGL 2019 Online Application

The online application link for SSC CGL 2019 exam will active after the release of SSC CGL 2019 Official Notification. Click on the link mentioned below to apply online for SSC CGL 2019-20 exam.

SSC CGL 2019-20 Exam Summary

Exam NameSSC CGL 2019 (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level)
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
Exam TypeNational Level Exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
Medium of ExamHindi and English
Exam Dates (2019-20) CGL 2019-20 Tier I: 02.03.2020 to 11.03.2020
CGL 2019-20 Tier II & III: 22.06.2020 to 25.06.2020
EligibilityIndian citizenship & bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline
DurationTier 1 – 60 minutes
Tier 2 – 120 minutes
Tier 3 – 60 minutes
Tier 4 – 45 minutes 
SectionTier 1 – 4 Sections
Tier 2 – 4 Papers

SSC CGL Vacancy

The Vacancy for SSC CGL 2019 will be released soon after the official notification for the same has been released by Staff Selection Commission of India. The Vacancy for SSC CGL 2018 will be released soon. As per last years' notification released by SSC, a total of 8089 vacancies were to be filled by SSC CGL 2017 exam. These vacancies have been created in the department of Income Tax, Excise and Custom. Candidates can get a clue about the upcoming SSC CGL 2018 Vacancy by looking into the vacancy details of SSC CGL 2017.

SSC CGL 2019 Recruitment

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. While the first two are online the latter two are offline exams. 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 Exam Pattern

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) every year in four levels for various posts. Exam Pattern - The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

Tier – IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer Based (online)
Tier – IIObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer Based (online)
Tier – IIIDescriptive Paper in English/HindiPen and Paper mode
Tier – IVSkill Test/Computer Proficiency TestWherever Applicable

Before beginning the SSC CGL preparation, it is important to make note of changes in exam pattern and syllabus. The modifications to SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019 for Tier 1 & 2 are given below:

SSC CGL Syllabus 2019

The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2019 Preliminary Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
General Intelligence and ReasoningGeneral AwarenessQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Comprehension
ClassificationStatic General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.)SimplificationReading Comprehension
AnalogyScienceInterestFill in the Blanks
Coding-DecodingCurrent AffairsAveragesSpellings
Word FormationSportsPercentagePhrases and Idioms
MatrixBooks and AuthorsRatio and ProportionOne word Substitution
Important SchemesProblem on AgesSentence Correction

SSC CGL 2019 Eligibility Criteria

There are 4 important criteria which a candidate must fulfill in order to be eligible for the SSC CGL 2019. The 4 parameters are given below:

1. Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of India
2. Age Limit: There are different set of age limits for different posts in SSC CGL Exam 2019, which are tabulated below:
Age groupName of postDepartment / MinistriesClass FictionGrade pay
18-27 yearsAuditorOfficer under C&AGGroup “C”2800
AuditorOfficer Under CGDAGroup “C”2800
AuditorOther Ministries/Dept.Group “C”2800
AccountantOfficer under C&AGGroup “C”2800
Accountant / Junior AccountantOther Ministry/ Dept.Group “C”2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerksCentral Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadresGroup “C”2400
Tax AssistantCBDTGroup “C”2400
Sub-InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup “C”2400
Upper Division Clerk (UDC)Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD)
Only For Male Candidates
Group “C”2400
18-30 yearsInspector PostsDepartment of Post.Group “B”4600
AssistantOther ministries / Dept. / Org.Group “B”4600
20-27 yearsTax AssistantCBECGroup “C”2400
20-30 yearsAssistant Section officerCentral Secretariat ServiceGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section officerMinistry of RailwayGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section officerMinistry of External AffairsGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section officerAFHQGroup “B”4600
AssistantOther Ministries / Dept. / Org.Group “B”4600
Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of InvestigationGroup “B”4600
Not Exceeding 30 yearsInspector, (Central Excise)CBECGroup “B”4600
InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup “B”4600
AssistantOther ministries / Dept. / Org.Group “B”4200
Inspector (Preventive officer)CBECGroup “B”4600
Inspector (Examiner)CBECGroup “B”4600
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAGGroup B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)4800
Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under CAGGroup B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial)4800
Assistant Section OfficerIntelligence BureauGroup “B”4600
Assistant Section OfficerOther Ministries / Departments/ Organisations.Group “B”4600
Assistant / SuperintendentOther Ministries / Departments/ OrganisationsGroup “B”4200
Inspector of Income TaxCBDTGroup “C”4600
Divisional AccountantOfficer under CAGGroup “B”4200
Up to 30 yearsAssistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement, Department of RevenueGroup “B”4600
Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)Group “B”4200
Up to 32 yearsJunior Statistical OfficerM/O statistics & Prog. ImplementationGroup “B”4200

3. Age Limit:The Government has also provided for Age relaxation for some categories.
S.NoCategoryAge Relaxation
1OBC3 years
2ST/SC5 years
3PH + Gen10 years
4PH + OBC13 years
5PH + SC/ST15 years
6Ex-Servicemen (Gen)3 years
7Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 years
8Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 years

4. Educational Qualification: The educational qualifications varies according to the post for SSC CGL 2019 and is listed below:
SSC CGL PostEducational Qualification
Assistant Audit OfficerBachelor’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 PostBachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as
one of the subjects in graduation
Compiler PostsBachelor’s Degree from any recognized University
with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as
compulsory or Elective Subject
All Other PostsBachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a
recognized University or equivalent

5. 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).

SSC CGL 2019 Application Fee

  • The required application fee is Rs. 100/-
  • Exemption: No fee is required to be paid by female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates
  • Applications fee should be pay only through SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI Net Banking or any other bank Credit/Debit Card. Challan form will be generated online
  • To pay fee in cash, candidate should take print out 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 supply registration number and date of birth to continue to Part-2 registration

SSC CGL Exam Centre

The list of exam centres for SSC CGL Exam 2019 will be released by SSC with the official notification of SSC CGL 2019.

SSC CGL 2019 Exam Preparation

SSC CGL exam preparation must be done in a systematic manner, with latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well. Apart from self study you can join any Coaching and Online Test Series for better exam preparation.

SSC CGL Previous Year Question Paper

Prepare for the SSC CGL 2019 exam by reviewing previous years’ question papers. Here, we are providing you SSC CGL Previous Year Papers with solutions which will help you to prepare for upcoming SSC CGL Exam.
SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier-I: Question Paper PDF
SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier-II: Question Paper PDF

SSC CGL 2019 Admit Card

Every candidate who registers for SSC CGL Exam within stipulated time will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of SSC. The admit card for the CGL Tier-1 exam will be released first followed by the admit card of CGL Tier-2 exam (administered to only those candidates who qualify for Tier 1 exam).

SSC CGL 2019 Result

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. All Candidates can check SSC CGL Result by clicking on the link mentioned below:
Click Here to View SSC CGL Result


Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the cut-off in four stages after completion of each Tier Exam. The candidates selected in the rounds progress to the next one. All Candidates can check Tier-wise Cut-off for SSC CGL Exam SSC official website

SSC CGL 2019 Answer Key

The official answer key to the SSC CGL Tier-1 exam is released by Staff Selection Commission within 10 to 15 days of the successful completion of Tier-1 exam. Candidates can use the answer key to calculate their approximate marks and expected ranks in SSC CGL Tier-1 exam.

SSC CGL 2019-20 FAQs

Q. When will SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier-I exam be conducted?
SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier-I CBT exam is scheduled from 2nd to 11th March 2020, while the Tier-II & III exam will be conducted on 22nd June to 25th June 2020.

Q. What are the posts available under SSC CGL recruitment for freshers?
Following posts can be applied by freshers who will be appearing for the exam:
Assistant Audit Officer
Assistant Accounts Officer
Assistant Section Officer
Assistant/ Superintendent
Inspector Of Income Tax 
Inspector (Central Excise)
Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Inspector (Examiner) 
Asst. Enforcement Officer
Sub Inspector
Inspector Posts
Divisional Accountant
Junior Statistical Officer
Accountant/ Junior Accountant
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ UDC
Tax Assistant
Upper Division Clerk (UDC)

Q. How many vacancies are released for SSC CGL 2019?
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.

Q. Will the exam be conducted online or offline?
Written Exam for SSC CGL will be conducted in online mode. Only Tier-III, descriptive paper will be conducted offline - pen and paper mode.

Q. What is the age criteria to apply for SSC CGL?
Minimum Age to apply for SSC CGL written exam is 18 years and maximum age limit is 32 years.

Q. Are students in final year of graduation also eligible for SSC CGL?
No. One cannot apply for the SSC CGL Exam if he/she hasn’t cleared the final year exam . For all the posts offered through SSC CGL exam, it is mandatory to be a graduate.

Q. May I know for which posts interviews are conducted as a part of selection procedure?
There are no interviews for any of the posts under SSC CGL Recruitment. The para 9.2 of the official notification for SSC CGL Recruitment 2019 clearly states that – “9.2 Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview.”

Q. Is negative marking applicable in SSC CGL?
There will be negative marking of 0.5 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In Tier-II, there is negative marking system of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper II - English Language & Comprehension and 0.50 for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper III and Paper IV of Tier II.


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