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SSC conducts CGL (Combined Graduate Level) examination to select eligible applicants for numerous posts in ministries, departments, and organizations. The examination will be scheduled in 4 stages and every year many applicants take part in the examination. Stage I examination will be held in the month of June 2018. The application forms for the examination will be available on 21st April 2018. Check details given below.

SSC CGL 2018 Important Dates- Announced

Online application starts21st April 2018
Last date for submission of application25th May 2018
Admit Card1st week of July 2018
SSC CGL Tier-I Examination25th July to 20th August 2018
SSC CGL Tier-I Exam ResultUpdated Later
Admit Card for Tier-II ExamUpdated Later
SSC CGL Tier-II Examination27th November to 30th November 2018 (CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-II ResultUpdated Later
CGL Tier-III-Skill Test/Document VerificationUpdated Later

SSC CGL 2018 Application form

The application forms will be available from 21st April 2018 from the official website http://ssconline2.gov.in or http://sscregistration.nic.in. The applicants are advised to stay in touch with the official website to know the latest happenings related to SSC CGL 2018. The applicants are required to fill all the details as asked in the application form. They are advised to keep the print out of duly filled application form for future reference.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must be an Indian citizen/a subject of Bhutan or Nepal.
  • A Tibetan refugee who came here before 1st January 1962 with the intention to settle here permanently.
  • Age limit will be counted as on 01.08.2018.
  • Age of the applicant should be between 18 to 32 years.
  • Age criteria vary post to post.
  • Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University.
  • Candidate should have a concerned subject at degree level, in some post like Statistical Investigator Grade-II.

Age Relaxation

S.NoCategoryAge Relaxation
1OBC3 yrs
2ST/SC5 yrs
3Gen +PH10 yrs
4OBC+ PH13 yrs
5SC/ST+PH15 yrs
6Ex-Servicemen (Gen)3 yrs
7Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 yrs
8Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 yrs

CGL is Conducted for the Posts

  • Assistant (Ministry of External Affairs)
  • Assistant (Central vigilance commission)
  • Assistant (Ministry of Railway)
  • Assistant (Intelligence Bureau)
  • Assistant section officer (Central secretariat service)
  • Inspector (Central excise)
  • Inspector (Examiner)
  • Inspector of income tax (CBDT)
  • Assistant (Other ministries/departments/organizations)
  • Sub-inspector (Central Bureau of Investigation)
  • Sub-inspector (National investigation agency, NIA)
  • Assistant (AFHQ)
  • Inspector (Preventive Officer)
  • Assistant enforcement officer (Directorate of enforcement, department of revenue)
  • Inspector of posts (Department of post)
  • Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
  • Statistical Investigator Gr. II (M/O statistics & prog. Implementation)
  • Divisional Accountant (Offices under CAG)

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern

  • Tier I: Written Examination (Computer Based)
  • Tier II: Written Examination (Computer Based)
  • Tier III: Descriptive Test (Pen and Paper Mode)
  • Tier IV: Data Entry Skill Test(DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test(CPT) (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

  • The examination will be MCQ type and will be conducted through online mode.
  • The question paper will be divided into 4 sections- General intelligence & reasoning, General Awareness/GK, Quantitative aptitude & English comprehension.
  • There will be total 100 questions for 200 marks & the duration of the examination will be 75 minutes.
  • There will be a penalty of 0.50 marks for each incorrect answer.
SubjectQsMarksTime
General Intelligence & Reasoning255060 minutes(For VH & Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy:
80 minutes)
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Language2550
TOTAL100200





CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

  • The examination will be MCQ type and will be conducted through online mode.
  • Question paper will be divided into 4 sections- Quantitative ability (Paper I), English language & Comprehension (Paper II), Statistics (Paper III) & General studies (Paper IV Finance & Economics).
  • The paper I & II are compulsory for all the posts & paper II is only for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr. II & Compiler & Paper IV will only be for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.
  • There will be total 200 marks & the duration of the examination will be 2 hours.
  • There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer in paper II.
PaperSubjectQuestionsMarks
IVGeneral Studies
(Finance and Economics)
100 (60+40)200
IIIStatistics100200
IQuantitative Abilities100200
IIEnglish Language & Comprehension200200

CGL Tier III Exam Pattern

  • The examination will be of descriptive type & will be conducted only through offline mode.
  • The applicants have to write essay/prĂ©cis/letter/application etc.
  • The examination will be of total 100 marks & the duration will be of 60 minutes. The duration of the examination will be 80 minutes for VH & Cerebral Palsy applicants.

CGL 2018 Selection Process

SSC CGL Selection procedure contains the four stages. All the candidates need to success in all the stages and will be selected on the basis their performance in all the Tiers. CGL Examination will be conducted in four tiers as given
  • Tier -I:  Written Examination (Multiple Choice- Computer Based Test)
  • Tier -II:  Written Examination (Multiple Choice- Computer Based Test)
  • Tier -III:  Descriptive Test (Pen and Paper Mode)
  • Tier -IV:  Data Entry Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test(wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

SSC CGL 2018 Admit Card

  • Admit card will be downloaded from the official website of conducting authority i.e. ssc.nic.in/.
  • To download the admit card, visit the website and enter their registration number/date of birth in given fields in order.

SSC CGL 2018 Answer key

  • The answer key will be released by the authority only after the successful completion of the exam.
  • Candidates can a rough calculation of marks which they are going to obtain in the entrance exam, with the help of answer key.

SSC CGL 2018 Result

  • The authority will announce the result online on its official website.
  • The result will be released probably after 2 or 3 months from the completion of entrance test.

Important Book to Prepare for SSC CGL 2018

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Reasoning Ability

General Awareness

Previous year questions and Practice sets

English SectionSSC English Language Chapterwise Solved Papers 1997-Till Date by Kiran Prakashan
Quantitative AptitudeSSC Mathematics Chapterwise Solved Papers 1999 – Till Date by Kiran Prakashan
General Intelligence & ReasoningSSC Reasoning Chapterwise Solved Papers 1999 – Till Date by Kiran Prakashan
General AwarenessSSC General Awareness Chapterwise Solved Papers 1997 – Till Date by Kiran Prakashan




1 comment:

  1. Sir, meri age 31 years hai aur main OBC category se hun. kya main CGL ke liye apply kar sakta hun. maine isse pahle bhi SSC CGL ke liye apply kiya tha lekin selection nahi hua. maine distance se B.A. kiya hai. kya main is bar bhi form bhar sakta hun.

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