SSC CGL Notification 2023
The SSC CGL Exam is conducted in both offline and online modes. It comprises four stages or tiers. Tier-I and Tier-II exams are shown in the online mode and tier-III and tier-IV offline.
SSC CGL Exam Important Information
|Name||Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL)|
|Conducted by||Staff Selection Commission (SSC)|
|Exam Mode||Both online and offline|
|Exam Duration||Tier-I: 60 minutes, Tier-II: 120 minutes for each paper, Tier-III: 60 minutes|
|Purpose of Exam ||To select candidates for Group-B and -C posts in various departments of the Government of India|
|Language||English and Hindi|
|Exam Helpdesk No.||011-69999845|
SSC CGL 2023 Exam Dates
|Dates for submission of online applications||03-04-2023 to 03-05-2023|
|Last date and time for receipt of online applications||03-05-2023 (23:00)|
|Last date and time for making online fee payment||04-05-2023 (23:00)|
|Last date and time for generation of offline Challan||04-05-2023 (23:00)|
|Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank)||05-05-2023|
|Dates of ‘Window for Application Form Correction' including online payment.||07-05-2023 to 08-05-2023 (23:00)|
|Tentative Schedule of Tier-I (Computer Based Examination)||14-07-2023 to 27-07-2023|
|Tentative Schedule of Tier-II (Computer Based Examination)||To be notified later|
SSC CGL Eligibility
Though there are different criteria for each of the posts filled by the SSC CGL exam, the essential eligibility criteria for this exam are as follows.
The candidate must be an Indian citizen or of Indian origin or a subject of Nepal/Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee.
Age limit (As on 01-08-2023)
The candidate age is needed to be in between 18 and 32 years
|S No||Age Limit||Remarks|
|(i)||For the posts for which age limit is 18-27 years|
Candidate must have been born not
earlier than 02-08-1996 and not later than 01-08-2005.
|(ii)||For the posts for which age limit is 20-30 years|
Candidate must have been born not
earlier than 02-08-1993 and not later than 01-08-2003.
|(iii)||For the posts for which age limit is 18-30 years|
Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-08-1993 and not
later than 01-08-2005.
|(iv)||For the post for which age limit is 18-32 years||Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-08-1991 and not later than 01-08-2005.|
Educational qualification (As on 01-08-2023)
The candidate should complete their graduation from a recognised university or institute.
SSC CGL Recruitment Process
The steps involved in the recruitment process for the SSC CGL exam are as follows.
|Filling The SSC CGL Application Form Online||https://ssc.nic.in|
|Downloading the SSC CGL Tier-I Admit Card||Regional website of the Commission|
|SSC CGL Tier-I Exam||Computer-based MCQ of 200 marks|
|SSC CGL Tier-I Result||https://ssc.nic.in|
|Downloading the SSC CGL Tier-II Admit Card||Regional website of the Commission|
|SSC CGL Tier-II Exam||Computer-based MCQ of 200 marks|
|SSC CGL Tier-II Result||https://ssc.nic.in|
|Downloading the SSC CGL Tier-III Admit Card||Regional website of the Commission|
|SSC CGL Tier-III Exam||Descriptive Exam of 100 marks|
|SSC CGL Tier-III Result||https://ssc.nic.in|
|Downloading the SSC CGL Tier-IV Admit Card||Regional website of the Commission|
|SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam||Computer Proficiency/Skill Test|
|Final SSC CGL Result(based on Tier-I, II, and III Exams)||https://ssc.nic.in|
SSC CGL Exam Pattern
SSC CGL has 4 phases which are: Tier- 1, Tier- 2, Tier- 3 and Tier- 4.
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||25||50|
Note: Total Duration of Tier 1 Exam is 60 minutes
SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern
|Tier||Paper||Session||Subject||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time allowed|
Session-I (2 hours
and 15 minutes)
Module-I: Mathematical Abilities
Module-II: Reasoning and General Intelligence.
Total = 60
(for each section)(1 hours and 20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe as per Para-7.1 and 7.2)
Module-I: English Language and Comprehension
Module-II: General Awareness
Total = 70
Module-I: Computer Knowledge Module
(for each module)
(20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe as per Para-7.1 and 7.2)
Module-II: Data Entry Speed Test Module
|One Data Entry Task||-|
(for each Paper)
(2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe as per Para-7.1 and 7.2)
|Paper-III||General Studies (Finance and Economics)||100|
SC CGL Computer Proficiency Test
Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I i.e. Computer Knowledge Test
The Computer Knowledge Test is mandatory but qualifying in nature. However, while shortlisting the candidates for the posts where Computer Proficiency is prescribed viz. Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQ, Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, Assistant in Indian Meteorological Department (Ministry of Earth Sciences), Inspector (CGST &Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner) & Executive Assistant in CBIC and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant in Department of Post, etc., higher qualifying standards will be set in comparison to other posts.
SSC CGL Typing Test
Module-II of Section-III of Paper-I i.e. Data Entry Speed Test (DEST)
1. Module II of Section III of Paper-I will include conducting a Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) for a duration of 15 minutes in Session II on the same day.
2. The "Data Entry Speed Test" (DEST) Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration 20 of 15 (fifteen) minutes. Detailed instructions regarding the Skill Test will be provided by the Regional Offices of the Commission. Information about the evaluation of Typing Test/ DEST is available on the Commission's website https://ssc.nic.in (Candidate's Corner).
3. DEST will be mandatory for all the posts; however, it will be qualifying in nature.
4. While shortlisting the candidates for the posts where either Computer Proficiency is prescribed (as mentioned in the 1st point) or where DEST is prescribed viz. Tax Assistant in CBIC, Tax Assistant in CBDT, and UDC/ SSA in Central Bureau of Narcotics (Ministry of Finance), etc., higher qualifying standards will be set in comparison to other posts.
5. DEST will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose.
6.PwBD-OH candidates are eligible for exemption from attempting DEST, provided such candidates submit a Certificate in the prescribed format (Annexure-XVI in the notification) to the Commission from the competent Medical Authority, i.e., the Civil Surgeon of a Government Health Care Institution declaring him to be permanently unfit for the Typing Test because of a physical disability. However, such exemption is not available for the posts where either Computer Proficiency is prescribed (as mentioned in the 1st point) or where DEST is prescribed (as mentioned in the 4th point) except for the post of the Tax Assistant in CBDT, for which exemption from attempting DEST is available. All other PwBD candidates are not eligible for exemption from DEST.
PwBD/ PwD candidates who are eligible for scribes as per Para-7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 (as per ssc official notification) of the Notice of Examination will be allowed additional compensatory time of 5 (five) minutes in DEST. Only those VH candidates who opt for scribes in the written examination will be provided a passage reader at the time of DEST.