SSC CGL Exam Dates 2020- Postponed Dates till 3rd May

By | April 21, 2020

SSC CGL Exam Dates 2020-2021: The official notification for SSC CGL 2020-21 is expected to be released in September 2020. The exam will be conducted in the month of March and April.  The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) division of the Government of India conducts the SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam every year. It aims to recruit talented and eligible graduate candidates for the vacant Grade B and C positions at ministries of the Government of India.

SSC CGL Exam Dates 2020

The complete schedule for the SSC CGL Exam has been tabulated below:

Event Date
SSC CGL 2020 Application Form Availability on Official Website September 2020
Last Date of SSC CGL 2020 Registration October 2020
Last Date of SSC CGL 2020 Application Fee Payment October 2020
Availability of SSC CGL 2020 Tier – I Admit Card on Official Website To be notified later
SSC CGL 2020 Tier – I Exam Date March 2021 (expected)
SSC CGL 2020 Tier – I Result Publishing Date To be notified later
Availability of SSC CGL 2020 Tier – II Admit Card on Official Website To be notified later
SSC CGL 2020 Tier – II Exam Date April 2021 (expected)
SSC CGL 2020 Tier – II Result Publishing Date To be notified later
SSC CGL 2020 Tier – III Exam Date To be notified later
SSC CGL 2020 Tier – IV Exam (Computer Skill Test) Date To be notified later

The exam schedule for SSC CGL 2019 is also given below. The tier I exam has already been conducted but the remaining exams are yet to be conducted. The exams were postponed in the view of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in India. The board has said that the new dates will be announced after the second phase of the lockdown is over, i.e., after 3 May 2020.

SSC CGL Notification 22 October 2019
Online Application Submission 22 October 2019 -25 November 2019
SSC CGL Admit Card To be released
Tier I exam 2 March 2020 – 9 March 2020
Tier-II exam 22 June 2020 – 25 June 2020
Tier III exam September 2020
Tier IV exam To be announced

 

Tier I: It is a preliminary exam on four topics – English, General Intelligence, General Awareness, and Quantitative Aptitude. Each of these sections will cover 25 questions for 50 marks.

Candidates need to attempt 100 questions in one hour for scoring out of 200 marks. Each question carries 2 marks. There is negative marking- 0.5 marks for every wrong answer.

Tier II: This exam also covers four parts – Quantitative Aptitude (100 questions for 200 marks), English Language and Comprehension (200 questions for 200 marks), Statistics (100 questions for 200 marks) and General Studies – Finance and Economics (100 questions for 200 marks).

Candidates need to attempt 500 questions in two hours for scoring out of 800 marks. There is negative marking- 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

Tier III: This exam will be a descriptive type for 100 marks. The exam is of 1 hour and is conducted in online mode.

Candidates need to attempt 500 questions in two hours for scoring out of 800 marks. There is negative marking- 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

Tier IV: This exam will be based on the Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) and also the Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). There is negative marking- 0.5 marks for every wrong answer.

Note that at every stage, the candidates are required to check the cut-off list to assess if they have qualified to the next level.

Clearing the tiers is a tedious process, but if one is determined, then they can do it. However, one must try and make sure that they attempt the questions that they are sure of, as there is negative marking.

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