SSC CGL 2020-21 – Notification, Registration, Exam Date, Result

The Staff Service Commission has been released the official notification for SSC CGL Exam. the SSC CGL Notification was released on 29th December 2020. The SSC CGL Registration started on 29th December 2020. The exam is conducted by SSC(Staff Selection Commission) every year. The exam consists of four tiers and is controlled and organized by the Government of India every year for the purpose of recruiting staff for various posts in various Ministries and reputed Departments of the Government of India and in their Subordinate Offices.

What is SSC CGL?

SSC CGL is the Graduate Level entrance exam. The exam will be conducted by the Staff Service Commission (SSC) for the various posts in ministry and in the Government Organization of the Government of India(GOI). for applying for the exam aspirants need to have a bachelors degree in any of the discipline in the recognized university in India.

SSC CGL Notification 2020


Exam NameSSC CGL
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
Exam TypeNational Level Exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
Exam Date29th May to 7 June 2021
EligibilityIndian citizenship & bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline
DurationTier 1 – 60 minutes

Tier 2 – 120 minutes

Tier 3 – 60 minutes

Tier 4 – 45 minutes

SSC CGL Exam Date

Check the complete Schedule of the SSC CGL Examination below.

SSC CGL Exam Dates 2020-21
ActivitySSC CGL Dates*
Notification Release Date29th December 2020
Online Application Process Duration29th December 2020 -31st January 2021
SSC CGL Tier-I Application StatusMay 2021
SSC CGL Tier-I Admit CardMay 2021
SSC CGL 2021 Tier-I Exam Date29th May to 7 June 2021
SSC CGL Tier-I ResultJuly 2021
SSC CGL 2021 Tier-II Exam DateNotified Soon
SSC CGL 2021 Tier-III Exam DateNotified Soon
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam DateNotified Soon

SSC CGL Application Form

SSC CGL Application forms can be filled in online mode only. Students must keep visiting the official website to get the latest updates. Candidates can fill the online application form from 29th December 2020 to 31st January 2021. The following steps can help the students to fill the Application Form:

Step 1: Registration

  • Open the official website of SSC, i.e. ssc.
  • Click on the Apply link and choose CGL in the new window
  • Under the examination link, click on the Part 1 Registration
  • Fill the details such as Personal Details, Name of the center and code, Complete Postal Address, Education Qualification, Details of Work Experience, and Departmental Status
  • Click on the Submit button
  • After clicking on the button, the registration ID will be generated. Students can download and take the printout of the registration ID for their future reference.

Step 2: Upload Documents

  • For uploading the documents, students need to login to the Registration II portal using the Registration ID generated at the time of Part I Registration
  • Upload the scanned image of the photograph and signature
  • The image should be in JPG format and is 8 bit only
  • The size of the photograph must be between 4 kb-12 kb.
  • The size of the image file must be between 1 kb-12 kb.
Photo size20-50 KB
Signature size10-20 KB

Step 3: Payment of Application Fees

  • Students can obtain the application form by submitting the application fees of amount INR 100.
  • The fees can be paid either in online or offline mode.
  • Online fees can be paid using (Credit/ Debit card or SBI Net Banking), or offline fee is paid using SBI challan payment.
General/ OBCRs. 100
Female, SC, ST, PwD, & Ex-ServicemenNil

Step 4: Form Submission

  • After paying the application fees, click on the final submit button.
  • Students must verify all the details before clicking on the final submission.
  • Once the form is submitted, students can download and keep it safe till the admission process ends.

Application Fee 

  • The Required fee is Rs 100.
  • No fee is required to be paid by female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates.
  •  Application fee should be paid 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.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 

SSC CGL examination is conducted in both the online and offline modes. SSC CGL Exam pattern is different for every exam. The paper is comprised of four levels, i.e. Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4. Following is the detailed explanation of the examination pattern:

Tier 1

  • This paper is comprised of 200 objective type questions of a total of 200 marks.
  • The exam is conducted in online mode only and 75 minutes will be given to complete the exam.
  • The paper is divided into four sections, i.e. General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness/ General Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension.
  • There is a negative marking for incorrect responses.

Tier 2 

  • This paper is consists of a total of four papers. The time given to complete each paper is 2 hours.
  • The paper is comprised of objective type questions which are of 200 marks in each paper.
  • Paper 1 is of Quantitative Ability. Paper 2 is of English Language and Comprehension, Paper 3 is of Statics, and Paper 4 is about General Studies
  • The exam is conducted in online mode only.

Tier 3

  • The paper is comprised of Descriptive type questions which are of 100 marks.
  • The paper is conducted in offline mode only.
  • The total time duration given to complete the paper is 1 hour.
  • The paper is divided into three sections, i.e. Essay Writing, Letter/ Application writing, and Passage writing.

Tier 4

  • The exam is conducted in online mode only. The total time duration to complete the paper is 15 minutes.
  • The paper is divided into two tests, i.e. Data Entry Skill Test and Computer Proficiency Test.
Mode of ExaminationTier 1 and Tier 2 – Online

Tier 3 – Offline

Number of QuestionsTier 1 – 200 Questions
Maximum MarksTier 1 – 200 marks

Tier 2 – 200 marks

Tier 3 – 100 marks

Duration of ExamTier 1 – 75 minutes

Tier 2 – 2 hours each paper

Tier 3 – 1 hour

Tier 4 – 15 minutes

Section in PaperTier 1 – 4 (General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Awareness/ General knowledge

Quantitative Aptitude

English Comprehension)

Tier 3 (Essay Writing

Letter/Application Writing

Passage Writing)

  • The Merit List will be prepared by the overall performance of Tier I, Tier II, Tier III.

SSC CGL Syllabus

Here we discuss the SSC CGL Syllabus, SSC has conducted the CGL exam in four Tier. i.e. Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, and Tier IV.

Tier I Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning General AwarenessQuantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
ClassificationStatic General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.)SimplificationReading Comprehension
AnalogyScienceInterestFill in the Blanks
Coding-DecodingCurrent AffairsAveragesSpellings
PuzzleSportsPercentagePhrases and Idioms
MatrixBooks and AuthorsRatio and ProportionOne-word Substitution
Word FormationImportant SchemesProblem on AgesSentence Correction
Venn DiagramPortfoliosSpeed, Distance and TimeError Spotting
Direction and DistancePeople in the NewsNumber System
Blood RelationsMensuration
SeriesData Interpretation
Verbal reasoningTime and Work
Non-Verbal ReasoningAlgebra

Tier-II Syllabus

Quantitative AptitudeEnglish LanguageStatistics General Awareness
SimplificationReading ComprehensionCollection and Representation of DataFinance and Accounting
InterestSpellingMeasure of DispersionFundamental Principles
AveragesFill in the BlanksThe measure of Central TendencyFinancial Accounting
PercentagePhrases and IdiomsMoments, Skewness and KurtosisBasic Concepts of Accounting
Ratio and ProportionOne Word SubstitutionCorrelation and RegressionSelf-Balancing Ledger
Speed, Distance and TimeSentence CorrectionRandom VariablesError Spotting and Correction
Number SystemError SpottingRandom Variables
MensurationCloze TestSampling TheoryEconomics and Governance
Data InterpretationPara JumblesAnalysis and VarianceComptroller and Auditor General of India
Time and WorkSynonyms-AntonymsTime Series AnalysisFinance Commission

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 

There are four important criteria that a candidate must fulfill to be eligible for the exam. The Eligibility Criteria for the exam is given below:

SSC CGL Age Limit

S.NoCategoryAge Relaxation
1       OBC3 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

Citizenship: The Candidate must be a citizen of India.

 Educational Qualification:

 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 a minimum 60%of  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

Physical Fitness Requirements: there are sure imperative 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 Admit Card 

Candidates can download their Admit Card/Hall Ticket from the SSC official website. The admit card for the CGL Tier-1 exam will be released first followed by the admit card of the CGL Tier-2 exam.

How to download SSC CGL Admit Card?

  • Visit the official website of SSC
  • Search and click on the SSC CGL 2020 Admit Card link
  • Enter the details such as registration number and date of birth as password
  • Students must verify all the details mentioned on the admit card
  • Download and save the hard copy of the SSC CGL Admit card for future reference.

SSC CGL Cutoff

The SSC has been released the SSC CGL Tier I cutoff now, the Tier I exam was held between 3rd March to 9th March 2020 in the online mode. now SSC has been released the SSC CGL Cutoff.

SSC CGL Age Limit

List-1:  Candidates qualified in SSC CGL Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II [Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-IV {General Studies (Finance & Accounts)}] and Tier-III


Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II [Paper-I, Paper-II, and Paper-III (Statistics)] and Tier-III


SSC CGL Exam Centers

SSC CGL examination is conducted in 128 exam centers. SSC CGL Exam centers will be allocated at the time of their registration process. The following table shows the name of various test centers located at different locations:

ChinsurahKutchPort BlairPune
Kozhikode (Calicut)BhopalDelhiSatna
Srinagar (Uttarakhand)KhandwaKotaDurg
Guwahati (Dispur)Srinagar (J&K)ChandigarhAmritsar

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