Exams

SSC CGL

SSC CGL 2016 is held for recruitment to government jobs in India. Get details on the syllabus, form, online application process, result and more. Staff Selection Commission(SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination for recruitment to Group B and Group C posts in various ministries, government departments and offices across the country.


Eligibility

Nationality

A candidate must be one of the following:

  1. A citizen of India
  2. A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 01/01/1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
  4. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from other countries (detailed list of countries available in official notification ) with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c) or (d) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the the Indian government.


Educational Qualification

  • For the post of Compiler: Bachelor's degree from any recognized university with Economics/Statistics/Mathematics as compulsory or elective subject.

  • For the post of Statistical Investigator Grade - II: Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized University with:Atleast 60% in Mathematics at 12th Standard level OR Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

  • For all other posts: Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any other equivalent qualification

Age as per the current date

Category of Posts Age
Inspector of Income Tax/ Central Excise/ Preventive Officer/ Examiner/ Posts/ CBN (Compiler), Assistant Enforcement Officer, Divisional Accountant, Auditor, UDC, Tax Assistant, Junior Accountant and Accountant, Sub-inspector(CBN) Between 18 - 27 years (Candidate should not have been born earlier than 02/08/1988 and later than 01/08/1997)
Statistical Investigator Grade II Not more than 32 years ( Candidate should not have been born earlier than 02/08/1983 and later than 01/08/1997)
Assistant/ Sub-inspector in CBI Between 20 - 30 years (Candidate should not have been born earlier than 02/08/1985 and later than 01/08/1995)

Relaxation of upper age limit

Category Age Relaxation (years)
SC/ST 5
OBC 3
PH 10


Test Duration and Pattern (SSC CGL 2016)

Tier I:

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning 255075 mins
General Awareness 2550
Quantitative Aptitude 2550
English Comprehension 2550
Total 100200
Negative Marking: 0.50 marks for every incorrect answer (2 marks for each question)

Tier II:

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Quantitative Abilities 100 200 2 hours
English Language & Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
Statistics* 100 200 2 hours
Negative Marking: 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer

Note: * Only for candidates who apply for the posts of Statistical Investigator Grade- II or Compiler.

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Tier III

Interview: 100 marks (for only those posts in which it is prescribed).
For the post of Tax Assistant: Data Entry Skill Test at speed of 8000 key depressions per hour.
Descriptive paper of English/Hindi introduced – Pen and Paper Mode.

Tier IV

For the post of Assistant in CSS: Computer Proficiency Test with Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides modules.
The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of overall performance in Tier I, II and III. There will be no Sectional cut off.
Document verification will also be conducted as per provision of the notice of exam.


Selection Process

SSC CGL is a paper based test and consists of four successive stages:-

  • Tier I - Objective type test
  • Tier II - Objective type test
  • Tier III - skill test/ interview depending on the post.
  • Tier IV - Computer proficiency test depending on the post.

Note: For selection to certain posts there are certain set standards as well as a physical test. Refer official notification for details.


How to Apply

Candidates can submit the application in online format only:
Online application - Submitting the application online contains two parts:

  • Part I Registration - Here the candidate has to fill basic information and preference of posts.
  • Part II Registration - Here the candidate has to fill payment details, upload photograph and scanned signature.
For online registration go to http://ssconline2.gov.in/ OR http://sscregistration.nic.in.(Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website) The application charge for male candidates is Rs. 100/- only. There is no application charge for female and SC / ST / Physically Handicapped candidates as well as Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation.


Posts

Various posts that one can apply for through SSC CGL are classified into Group B & Group C. The details are as follows:

Description of posts Classification of posts
A Central Civil post carrying the following grade pay :-In the scale of pay of 9300 - 34800Group-B
A Central Civil post carrying the following grade pay :-In the scale of pay of 5200-20200 Group-C