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SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination

Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Examination, often referred to as SSC CGL is an examination conducted to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments and organisations   of  the Government  of  India. It is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for selecting staff for various Group B and Group C posts. The Staff Selection Commission was established in 1975.

Prerequisites

Candidates applying for the various posts need to have a bachelor's degree from a recognised university at the time of applying. Age of the candidate must be between 18 and 32 years (depending upon post applied) as of 1st August of the test taking year. The application fee for 2017 is Rs100. All women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from paying application fee.

Structure

The examination consists of a Preliminary Examination followed by a Main examination. Earlier it also used to have interviews, but following a government order, interviews have been dispensed off for all non-gazetted posts in the central government. A computer proficiency test or a skill test will also be held for some posts.

Preliminary Examination

The preliminary examination will be out of 200 marks. It will have 4 sections, which have to be completed in a total time of 60 minutes (from cgl 2017) (Latest updated on 01March17).

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

The main examination will also have four sections. Section 1 and 2 will be compulsory for all candidates who have qualified. Section 3 and 4 are only for candidates who have applied for special posts.

Main Examination

The main examination will also have four sections. Section 1 and 2 will be compulsory for all candidates who have qualified. Section 3 and 4 are only for candidates who have applied for special posts.

  • Quantitative Ability
  • English Language and Comprehension
  • Statistics
  • General Studies (Finance and Economics)

SSC has also decided to add a paper based descriptive paper which can be attempted in English or Hindi for Essay, Precise, Letter writing. Besides  a Data Entry Skill Test or a Computer Proficiency Test will also be held for some positions. This paper replaced the interview of 100 marks.

graduates can apply here http://ssc.nic.in/

 

Logistics

In an official notice Staff Selection Commission said about 3.8 million candidates have applied for the exam in 2017. About 1.5 million candidates actually appeared in the preliminary examination against 3 million candidates who had registered for the exam in 2016. The exam was held in 43 batches in 415 venues across 96 cities. The examination in Srinagar was conducted 14 days after the original examination. The 2016 also saw a re-examination for 1 among the 43 batches, which has led to the delaying of the results. Candidates were allowed to view their answer sheets and point out errors in the grading of answers for a fee of Rs 100 per question.