Staff Selection Commission has been one of the most desirable organizations for Government exams in India. It conducts a Combined Graduate Level – SSC CGL exam every year for recruitment to non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non-gazetted posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India. The SSC CGL exam is conducted every year to recruit various SSC CGL Posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in its Subordinate Offices. SSC CGL  will be a great opportunity for students looking forward to a position in a reputed organization under the central government. While a government job helps to build a stable career, it is also loaded with responsibilities.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services like:

  1. Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India
  2. Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs
  3. Inspectors of Income Tax
  4. Preventive Officers in Customs
  5. Examiner in Customs
  6. Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI
  7. Assistant Enforcement Officer in the Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
  8. Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India
  9. Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others
  10. Accountant/ Junior Accountant
  11. Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC
  12. Compiler in Registrar General of India
  13. Research Assistant
  14. Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant

• The required application fee is Rs. 100/-

• Exemption: No fee is required to be paid by female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates.

• The payment of application fee can be made only through online payment modes such as Net-Banking, Credit/Debit cards and BHIM, UPI etc.

• Those candidates who want to pay online can go directly to part-2 registration after completion of part-1 registration. Candidate must supply registration number and date of birth to continue to Part-2 registration.

There are different sets of age limits for different posts in the SSC CGL Exam, which are tabulated below:

SSC CGL Age Limit
Name of postsAge group
Auditor18-27 years
Accountant / Junior Accountant
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks
Tax Assistant
Upper Division Clerk (UDC)
Inspector Posts18-30 years
Tax Assistant20-27 years
Assistant Section officer20-30 years
Assistant Section officer
Assistant Section officer
Assistant Section officer
Sub Inspector
Inspector, (Central Excise)Not Exceeding 30 years
Inspector (Preventive officer)
Inspector (Examiner)
Assistant Audit Officer
Assistant Audit Officer
Assistant Section Officer
Assistant Section Officer
Assistant / Superintendent
Inspector of Income Tax
Divisional Accountant
Assistant Enforcement OfficerUp to 30 years
Sub Inspector
Junior Statistical OfficerUp to 32 years
SSC CGL Syllabus
General Intelligence and ReasoningGeneral Awareness/ GKQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Comprehension
ClassificationStatic General Knowledge 
(Indian History, Culture etc.)
SimplificationReading Comprehension
AnalogyScienceInterestFill in the Blanks
Coding-DecodingCurrent AffairsAveragesSpellings
SeriesIndian GeographyMensurationCloze Test
Non-VerbalCurrent CM & GovernorsDISynonyms & Antonyms
Word FormationSportsPercentageIdioms and Phrases
MatrixBooks and AuthorsRatio and ProportionOne word Substitution
 Important SchemesProblem on AgesSentence Correction
SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning2550A cumulative time of 60 minutes
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Comprehension2550
PaperSessionSubjectNo of questionsMaximum marksTime allowed
Paper 1Session 1Section-I:Module-I: Mathematical AbilitiesModule-II: Reasoningand General Intelligence30+30= 601801 hour
Section-II:Module-I: EnglishLanguage andComprehensionModule-II: GeneralAwareness45+25=70210
Section-III:Module-I: ComputerKnowledge Module2060
Session 2Section-III:Module-II: Data EntrySpeed Test ModuleOnly data entry task15 minutes
Paper 2Statistics1002002 hours
Paper 3General Studies (Finance and Economics)100200

The detailed SSC CGL Tier-II Syllabus for CGL Exam is as mentioned below:

Quantitative AptitudeEnglish Language & ComprehensionStatisticsGeneral Studies- Finance & Economics
Number System ProblemsPercentageSpot the ErrorSynonyms /AntonymsSpelling, Idioms & PhrasesOne Word SubstitutionImprovement of sentences,The Active/ Passive voice of verbs,Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narrationShuffling of sentence parts in passages,Comprehension passage.Data distribution, calculation, a diagrammatic representation of dataFinance-Fundamentals of Finance & Accounting
Ratio & Proportion,Square roots,AveragesMean, Mode and Median
Profit and Loss,DiscountDeviation, Dispersion
Time and distance,Time & Work,Basic algebraic identities of School AlgebraMoments and relationships- skewness, kurtosis
Triangles, Polygons, Circles, CylindersCo-relation, regressionEconomics-Macro & Micro Economics, Growth & DevelopmentMarket analysis- production, demand, supply,Indian Economy,Economic reforms,Money and banking,Role of Technology in reforming the Economic domain
Bar graph, Histogram, Pie chartProbability- theories, distribution
Sampling theory, index numbers, time series analysis

The SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam comprises skill tests that are required for certain government posts. Candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the examination (Tier I, II, III) can appear in the Skill Test.

The syllabus for the SSC CGL Tier-IV exam is as follows:

SSC CGL TestDescriptionPost
Data Entry Speed Test8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on the ComputerTax Assistants( Central & Excise)
A passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for 15 (fifteen) minutes.
Computer Proficiency TestWord ProcessingSpreadsheetGeneration of slidesAssistant Section Officer of Central Secretariat Service (CSS), Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines.


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