SSC CGL 2021 Notification, Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

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SSC CGL 2020: Staff Selection Commission will conduct the Combined Graduate Level Examination to recruit applicants for the various Group “B” and Group “C” Posts under different departments/Organizations/Ministries. The Commission is expected to conduct the Tier-I exam from 29th May 2021 to 07 June 2021. But SSC has postponed the SSC CGL Tier-1 exam due to the pandemic of COVID-19.

The applicants who will qualify for the Tier-1 stage will be eligible to appear in the Tier-II & Tier III exam. The important date of the application process and examination will be available in the SSC CGL Notification 2021 as and when it is available on the official website. Students are advised to regularly check the official website for the latest update of the recruitment. You can get the complete details about SSC CGL 2021 from this article.

SSC CGL 2021

Combined Graduate Level Examination conducts Combined Graduate Level Examination for the recruitment of various Group“B” and Group “C” posts in ministries, departments, organizations every year. Interested and Eligible applicants should submit the application form, as and when the link is active on the official website. Therefore the applicants must frequently visit the official website for all the latest updates on the exam.

The selection process for the post will be conducted in four tiers such as Tier-I (Computer Based Exam), Tier-II (Computer Based Examination), Tier-III (Descriptive Paper), Tier-IV (Computer Proficiency Test/Data Entry Skill Test and Document Verification). The admit card will be released before each stage of the examination on the official website. The result will be uploaded for all the four stages separately after completion of each stage of the exam. Read this article to know the complete detail about the SSC CGL 2020.

SSC CGL 2021: Exam Dates

The applicants can check the exam dates of the SSC CGL 2021 from the table given below:

EventsDates (Tentative)
SSC CGL Notification Released29 December 2020
Online Application Date29th December 2020 -31st January, 2021
Admit CardTo be notified later
Tier-1 ExamMay 29 to June 7, 2021 (CBE) Note: Postponed
Tier-1 ResultTo be notified later
Tier-2 & Tier-3 Exam DateTo be notified later
Official WebsiteClick Here

SSC CGL 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The applicants can check the eligibility criteria from the table given below. The section is divided into two parts that is AGE Limit and Educational Qualification which is as follow:

AGE Limit: For Group “B” Post

AGE LimitName of PostMinistry/ Department/ Office/ Cadre
18-30 yearsInspector PostsDepartment of Post
20-30 yearsAssistant Section OfficerCentral Secretariat Service
20-30 yearsAssistant Section OfficerMinistry of Railway
20-30 yearsAssistant Section OfficerMinistry of External Affairs
20-30 yearsAssistant Section OfficerAFHQ
20-30 yearsAssistantOther Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations
20-30 yearsSub InspectorCentral Bureau of Investigation
Not exceeding 30 years.Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG
Not exceeding 30 years.Assistant Accounts OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts Department under C&AG
Not exceeding 30 years.Assistant Section OfficerIntelligence Bureau
Not exceeding 30 years.Assistant Section OfficerOther Ministries/ Departments/ Organization
Not exceeding 30 years.Inspector of Income TaxCBDT
Not exceeding 30 years.Inspector, (Central Excise)CBIC
Not exceeding 30 years.InspectorCentral Bureau of Narcotics
Not exceeding 30 years.AssistantOther Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations
Not exceeding 30 years.Assistant/ SuperintendentOther Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations
Not exceeding 30 years.Divisional AccountantOffices under C&AG
Up to 32 yearsJunior Statistical OfficerM/o Statistics & Programme Implementation
Up to 30 yearsSub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)

AGE Limit: For Group “CPost

AGE LimitName of PostMinistry/ Department/ Office/ Cadre
18-27 yearsAuditorOffices under C&AG
18-27 yearsAuditorOther Ministry/ Departments
18-27 yearsAuditorOffices under CGDA
18-27 yearsAccountantOffices under C&AG
18-27 yearsAccountant/ Junior AccountantOther Ministry/ Departments
18-27 yearsSenior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division ClerksCentral Govt. Offices/ Ministries other than CSCS cadres.
18-27 yearsTax AssistantCBDT
18-27 yearsTax AssistantCentral Bureau of Narcotics
18-27 yearsSub-InspectorDte. Gen Border Road Organisation (MoD)

Educational Qualification

The applicants can check the table given below to know your age eligibility criteria for SSC CGL 2021:

PostCriteria
Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts OfficerThe applicant must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a recognized University or equivalent exam
Junior Statistical OfficerThe applicant must have completed bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognized University with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard Or The applicant must have completed bachelor’s degree in any subject with Statistics from a recognized University or equivalent
Statistical Investigator Grade-IIThe applicant must have completed a bachelor’s degree in any subject with Statistics from a recognized University or equivalent exam  
Other PostsThe applicant must have completed bachelor’s degree from any recognized university or equivalent

SSC CGL Selection Process

The selection process for the post will be conducted in four tiers that are as follow:

  • Tier-I- Computer Based Examination
  • Tier-II- Computer Based Examination
  • Tier-III -Descriptive paper
  • Tier-IV – Computer Proficiency Test/Data Entry Skill Test and Document Verification

The candidates need to qualify the Tier 1 to be eligible to appear for the next stage. The candidates will be shortlisted for the next stage on the basis of the mark secured in Tier 1 that is Computer Based Examination, and then will appear for the next stage Tier II and Tier III that is Computer Based Examination and Descriptive Paper respectively. After qualifying all the three stages, the applicants need to appear and qualify the next stage Tier 4 that is the computer proficiency test/data entry skill test to be eligible for the posts.

SSC CGL 2021: Exam Pattern

Here we will discuss exam pattern of each tier in the tables given below:

Tier 1: Computer Based Examination

  • Type: Objective
  • Negative Marking: 0.50 for wrong answers
  • Duration:60 Minutes
SubjectNo of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
General Awareness2550
English Comprehension2550
Total100200
ssc cgl tier 2 exam pattern

Tier 2: Computer Based Examination

  • Type: Objective
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 for each incorrect answer in Paper-II & 0.50 marks for each incorrect answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.
  • Duration: 120 Minutes for each paper
SubjectNo of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Quantitative Abilities100200
English Language and Comprehension200200
General Studies (Finance and Economics)100200
Statistics100200
Total500800

[ SSC CGL Tier 2 Previous Year Paper Download ]

Tier 3: Descriptive paper

  • Mode: Pen and Paper Based
  • Type: Descriptive Paper
  • Medium of Language: English/Hindi
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Duration of exam: 60 minutes

Tier 4: Computer Proficiency Test/Data Entry Skill Test and Document Verification

After qualifying all the above stages, the applicants need to appear in the fourth stage that is Tier 4. The candidates need to qualify computer proficiency test/data entry skill test and appear for document verification process to be eligible for the posts.

SSC CGL Syllabus

The applicants can check the table given below to know the syllabus for SSC CGL 2021:

SubjectSyllabus
Quantitative AptitudeSimplification, Permutations & Combinations, Interest, LCM & HCF, Averages, Set theory, Surds & Indices, Trigonometry, Inequalities, Speed, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Logarithm, Binomial Theorem, Percentages, Profit & Loss Venn Diagrams, Mensuration, and etc
General AwarenessCurrent Affairs, Static GK, World Events Politics, History, Business & Economy, Sports, Important Schemes and etc
General Intelligence and ReasoningSeries, Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification, Similarities and Differences, Syllogism, Coding & Decoding, Problem Solving, Decision Making Statement-Conclusion, Analogy,and etc
English Language and Comprehension Error Spotting, Jumbled Paragraphs, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Completion, Synonyms/Antonyms, Word usage Reading Comprehension, and etc
General Studies-Finance & EconomicsFinancial Accounting, Basics Concept of Accounting, Theory of Demand & Supply, Indian Economy, Money and Banking, and etc
StatisticsMeasures of Central Tendency, Measures of Dispersion, Probability Theory, Sampling Theory, Time Series Analysis, and etc

SSC CGL Important Books

There is a wide variety of books available in the market, it just that the applicant need to select the right source in order to qualify this exam. Here we are sharing a list of the names of the book which the applicants can consider while applying for the exam:

English Language and Comprehension

Name of the BookAuthor Name
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionArun Sharma
Objective General EnglishS.P. Bakshi
High School English Grammar & CompositionWren & Martin

Quantitative Aptitude

Name of the BookAuthor Name
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR S Aggarwal
Advance MathsRakesh Yadav
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CATArun Sharma

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Name of the BookAuthor Name
Modern Approach to Verbal & Non Verbal ReasoningR.S Agrawal
How to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CATArun Sharma
Analytical ReasoningM.K Pandey

General Awareness

Name of the Book/SourcesAuthor Name
Current Affairs: Hindu, Times of India, Business Today, and etc
General KnowledgeLucent’s

SSC CGL Salary Structure

It is very important for the applicants who will be applying for the SSC CGL 2021 exam to know the pay scale of the post they are applying for, so they can check the pay scale from the below points:

  • Pay Level-4: Rs 25500 to Rs 81100
  • Pay Level 5: Rs 29200 to Rs 92300
  • Pay Level 6: Rs 35400 to Rs 112400
  • Pay Level 7: Rs 44900 to Rs 142400
  • Pay Level 8: Rs 47600 to Rs 151100

SSC CGL 2021: Admit Card

SSC will release the admit card on the official website. The admit card will be released before each stage of the examination. The applicants need to download the admit card to appear for the exam. The admit card will contain Roll No, Candidate name, and many other important and relevant details. The admit card will not be sent via post at any stage of the examination. The commission will upload the admit card on the official website from where all the eligible applicants have to download it via their correct login details. Candidates need to visit the official website frequently for further updates on exam.

[ Download SSC CGL Admit Card ]

SSC CGL 2021: Result

Staff Selection Commission will release the result on the official website. The result will be uploaded for all the four stages separately after the completion of each stage of the examination. The candidates need to visit the official website to view and download the merit list and the scorecard. They can access the result via their correct login details such as Roll No and other details. The applicants must visit the official website frequently for further updates on exam.

SSC CGL 2021: Cut off

The applicants can check the cut off of Tier1 exam of SSC CGL 2019 from the tables given below:

CategoryAssistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer Cut OffJunior Statistical Officer and Statistical Investigator Grade-II Cut OffOther Posts Cut Off
UR180.12237165.77474147.78606
OBC172.76640154.87053135.95037
SC156.73419130.76651115.35401
ST151.46077119.99291104.91984
EWS175.31247152.03803135.04329
OH147.08520130.8633198.42808
HH117.4907586.4478140.00000
Others- PWD83.7062740.0000040.00000

How to prepare for SSC CGL 2021

This article is to guide the eligible candidates who want to appear and qualify the SSC CGL exam. We have discussed below tips and tricks that would be a great source of help for the candidates who are starting the preparation from scratch or anyone who wants to modify their strategy of the exam preparation. Read more to know the complete strategy for the exam preparation:

  • Make a Daily Routine with a proper strategy and follow it in a disciplined manner
  • Start the preparation after understanding the exam pattern and syllabus carefully and precisely
  • Select the relevant and important books for the preparation of the exam. You can check the “Important Books” section from this article.
  • Get the right study material both online and offline mode
  • Solve previous year question paper and practice mock test as many as you can.
  • Improve the speed with accuracy while taking mock tests
  • Revise the important questions from the notes and retake the important mock tests.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will the notification for SSC CGL 2021 be released?

The Commission is expected to release the official notification of SSC CGL 2021 from December 2020. Check the official website regularly for the further updates on exam.

What is the selection process of SSC CGL 2021?

The selection process for the post will be conducted in four tiers such as Tier-I (Computer Based Exam), Tier-II (Computer Based Examination), Tier-III (Descriptive Paper), Tier-IV (Computer Proficiency Test/Data Entry Skill Test and Document Verification).

What is the eligibility criteria to apply for SSC CGL 2021?

The applicants can check the official notification or the “Eligibility Criteria” section to get further details of the exam

How to download the admit card of SSC CGL 2021?

Staff Selection Commission will release the admit card on the official website. The candidate can download it from the official website via their correct login credentials

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