What Are The Fast Facts Of SSC-CGL Exam?

Gaurav Joshi, 14/03/2019
What Are The Fast Facts Of SSC-CGL Exam?

Name of the examination: Staff Selection Commission-Combined Graduate Level (SSC-CGL) Exam.

Stages of Examination: 3 steps of exam Tier I, II and III

United in the month of: Usually in the month of June-July

Educational eligibility: Graduate from any distinguished university.

What is SSC-CGL exam?

SSC-CGL is an exam administered by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). This is supposed to be one of the most prominent exams to be conducted for graduate students. Candidates who clear this exam will be delivered for different posts in the ministries of government of India and subordinate offices.

Profession after one clears SSC-CGL exam

A lucrative career expects those who clear the SSC-CGL exam. No surprise then that in 2013, about 12 lakh candidates took the exam for a possibility of 20,000 posts. The competition is high.

Once you realize the SSC-CGL exam, depending on the post that you have employed for, you can steadily climb the career ladder. Remarkable of the posts are quite sought after because of the enormous salary and the power that it offers in government institutions.

A Little Bit Regarding The Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

SSC was organized in 1975 and is an association that is accountable for recruiting staff for various posts in the ministries of administration of India and offices. SSC recruits people for Group C (non-technical) and Group B (non-gazetted both technical and non-technical) posts in sections of Government of India, its attached & minor offices, except those for which recruitment is done by the Railway Recruitment Boards and Industrial Establishments. You can opt for SSC coaching online for better education.

Age criteria for SSC-CGL examination (As on 1 January)


Analytical Investigator Gr II Not to exceed 26 years

As mentioned, the examination is accommodated in three phases: Tier I (200 marks) Tier II (400 marks) Tier - III ( 100 marks)

●       Tier I

Subjects: General Intelligence & Thinking, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English

Total Time: 2 hours

Full marks: 200

●       Tier II (Only those who have received Tier I can resemble for Tier II exam)

Type: Objective

Subjects: Quantitative Abilities & English

Complete marks: 200

Time: 2 hours

Negative marking: Yes (.25 for every incorrect answer)

●       Tier III (Only those who have evacuated Tier II can appear for This exam)

Tier - III is an interview accomplished, and one may have to take a Computer Proficiency and skill test along with it.

General Tips

Some general tips would be:

●       Always retain yourself abreast with the syllabus as soon as it is announced. Be thorough about the plan and do not leave out any topic. You can also opt for SSC previous papers.

●       Have a plan as to how to acknowledge the maximum number of questions in the specified time. While, preparing, solve the enigmas by timing yourself. This way, you can rest guaranteed that you will manage time very effectively in the examination hall.

●       Solve as common question papers, mock tests and online tests as you can. The more you solve, the more trusting you get.

●       Learn tricks, memory methods, maths shortcuts, so as to determine the tests papers easily and efficiently on the day of the exam.

●       Take the guidance of a coaching institute if need be. Opt SSC coaching online for better knowledge too.

●       Last but not least, be positive of yourself that you are going to realize the exam. Once you are sure, then no review will be too difficult for you to clear.

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