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23 August,2022 | By Brainwonders
Table of Contents:
About SSC CGL
SSC CGL Eligibility
SSC CGL Syllabus
SSC CGL Application Fees
SSC CGL Exam Pattern
SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Exam) is a national-level entrance exam to recruit graduates for different Group ‘B’ & ‘C’ posts in the Central government departments. This recruitment exam offers a variety of job profiles such as Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Sub-Inspector, and others. Those who want to apply for this exam soon can bookmark this page to keep up to speed on all the latest SSC CGL notification updates.
SSC CGL eligibility includes various parameters that candidates need to satisfy in order to see their names in the final selection list, like age limit, educational qualification, physical standards, etc. Check out the eligibility requirement that the candidates must fulfil:
A candidate must be a resident of Indian territory with valid ID proof, a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, a Tibetan refugee who moved to India before 1962 intending to settle down permanently in India, or a citizen of Indian origin who has moved from Pakistan, Burma, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam intending to settle down permanently in India.
The SSC has raised the age restriction for SSC CGL 2022 recruitment, albeit the age varies per post. The lowest age limit is 18 years old, while the highest age limit is 32 years old. This age restriction criterion varies post to post and for different types of persons, as shown in the following section. Candidates might also look into the age relaxations that are provided for certain groups of individuals.
|Department||SSC CGL Age Limit||Posts|
|CSS||20-30 years||Assistant Section Officer|
|Intelligence Bureau||Not exceeding 30 Years||Assistant Section Officer|
Directorate of Enforcement,
Department of Revenue
|Up to 30 years||Assistant Enforcement Officer|
|M/o of Statistics & Prog. Implementation||Up to 32 years||Junior Statistical Officer|
|NIA||Up to 30 years||Sub Inspector|
|CBI||20-30 years||Sub Inspector|
|Narcotics||18-25 years||Sub Inspector|
|CBEC||20-27 years||Tax Assistant|
|Other departments||18-27 years||All other posts|
Candidates who have completed their graduation or are in the final year of graduation can also apply for their provisional degree by applying for an SSC CGL. Moreover, the SSC CGL qualification varies from post to post.
Listed below are some of the essential physical standards required to be considered before applying for the post of Central Excise/ Preventive Officer/ Examiner, Inspector & Sub-Inspector in CBN:
|Height||157.5 cm||152 cm|
|Height Relaxable||5 cm in the case of Garwalis, Gorkhas and Assamese.||2.5 cm|
|Walking||1600 metres in 5 minutes||1 km in 20 minutes|
|Cycling||8 km in 30 minutes||3 km in 25 minutes|
SSC CGL Physical criteria for the position of Sub-Inspector in the Central Bureau of Investigation and Sub-Inspector in the National Investigation Agency:
165 cm (SI in CBI)
170 cm (SI in NIA)
|Height Relaxable||5 cm in the case of Tribals and Hillsmen.||2.5 cm|
|Chest||76 cm with expansion||NA|
Distance Vision: 6/6 in one eye, 6/9 in the other.
Near Vision: 0.6 in one eye, 0.8 in the other
Those who wish to appear for the SSC Combined Graduate Level exam must have a thorough knowledge of the complete SSC CGL Syllabus in order to crack it. Having all the information about your exam pattern and syllabus is essential. To help you out, we have listed below the SSC CGL syllabus for Tiers 1 & 2 below.
Four sections- Logical reasoning, English, general awareness, and quantitative aptitude are asked in Tier 1. Tier 2 also has four sections, including statistics, English, quantitative aptitude and general studies, from which quantitative aptitude and English are standard sections for all posts. The SSC CGL syllabus of both Tier 1 and Tier 2 differ from each other.
Tier 1 exam consists of 60 minutes containing 25 questions each from quantitative aptitude, English, reasoning and general awareness. Each right answer will fetch you +2 marks, and each wrong answer will deduct 0.50 marks from your total score.
The SSC CGL Tier 2 exam consists of four papers, of which Paper 1 and Paper 2 are required readings for everyone who passed the Tier 1 test. Only applicants who applied for the relevant jobs can take Papers 3 and 4.
SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus
|English||Fill in the blanks, Antonym/Synonym, Reading Comprehension, Cloze test, Para jumbles, Idioms & Phrases, Spelling Errors, Error Spotting, One-word substitution.|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Average, Data Interpretation, Mensuration, Mixture & Alligation, Pipes & Cistern, Profit loss & Discount, Ratio and Proportion, Time, and work, Percentage, Compound & Simple Interest, LCM & HCF, Boat & Stream, Trigonometry, Heights and Distances|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||Alphabet Test, Embedded figures, Analogy, Arithmetic Reasoning, Blood Relation, Coding-decoding, Distance direction test, Matrix, Logical Venn diagram, Cube & Dice, Mirror and Water Image, Missing Number, etc|
|General Awareness||Current Affairs, Economy & Finance, Indian Polity & Constitution, Science & Technology, Static GK, Geography, History, etc.|
SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus
|Quantitative Ability||Coordinate Geometry, Algebra, Data Interpretation, Trigonometry, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Mixture and Alligation, Mensuration, etc.|
|English Language & Comprehension||Sentence Improvement, Sentence Restructuring, Speech, Reading Comprehension, One-word substitution, Spotting errors, Active-Passive Voice, Direct and Indirect, etc.|
Go through the chart below and submit the application form as per your caste category.
|Male (General/OBC)||Rs. 100/-|
|Female (All Categories)||No Fee|
The Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Graduate Level Examination in 4 tiers. Tier 1- general awareness, quantitative aptitude, reasoning and English. Tier 2- quantitative aptitude, general studies, statistics, and English. Check the complete pattern of the SSC CGL Exam Pattern.
SSC CGL Tier 1 Pattern
|Subject||Questions||Maximum Marks||Total Duration|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||25||50||60 Minutes|
SSC CGL Tier 2 Pattern
|Paper-I||Quantitative Aptitude||100||200||2 Hours|
|Paper-II||General English||2 Hours||200||2 Hours|
(Finance & Economics)
SSC CGL Tier 3 Pattern
|Time Duration||Exam Mode|
|Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi||100||60 Minutes For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand) – 80 Minutes||Pen & Paper Mode|
SSC CGL Tier 4 Pattern
|SSC CGL Skill Test||Maximum Marks||Time||Posts|
|Data Entry Speed Test||Qualifying in nature||15 Minutes||Tax Assistant (CBDT & CBEC)|
|Computer Proficiency Test||Qualifying in nature||45 Minutes||Assistant Section Officer in SFIO, GSI, CSS, MEA, etc.|
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