Introduction :

The SSC is Special Recruitment body to conducting Group B/C/D posts.

Educational Qualification :

SSC CGL Post Educational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University
Desirable Qualification: CA/CS/MBA/Cost & Management Accountant/Masters in Commerce/Masters in Business Studies
Statistical Investigator Grade – II Post
  • Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with minimum 60% in Mathematics in Class 12th
  • OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation
Compiler Posts Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective Subject
All Other Posts Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent

Physical Fitness Requirements :

There are certain requisite Physical Standards for Inspector (Central Excise/ Examiner/Preventive Officer), Sub-Inspector in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and Sub-Inspector in NIA (National Investigation Agency).

Candidates must ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions :

Citizenship : Candidate must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit : There are different set of age limits for different posts in SSC CGL Exam 2018 which are tabulated below :

Age group Name of post Department / Ministries Class Fiction Grade pay
18-27 years Auditor Officer Under CGDA Group “C” 2800
Auditor Other Ministries/Dept. Group “C” 2800
Accountant Officer under C & AG Group “C” 2800
Accountant / Junior Accountant Other Ministry/ Dept. Group “C” 2800
Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division clerks Central Govt. offices Ministries other than CSCS cadres Group “C” 2400
Tax Assistant CBDT Group “C” 2400
Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “C” 2400
Upper Division Clerk (UDC) Dte. General Border Road Organisation (MoD) Only For Male Candidates Group “C” 2400
18-30 years Inspector Posts Department of Post. Group “B” 4600
Assistant Other ministries / Dept. / Org. Group “B” 4600
20-27 years Tax Assistant CBEC Group “C” 2400
20-30 years Assistant Section officer Central Secretariat Service Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section officer Ministry of Railway Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section officer Ministry of External Affairs Group “B” 4600
Assistant Section officer AFHQ Group “B” 4600
Assistant Other Ministries / Dept. / Org. Group “B” 4600
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Group “B” 4600
Not Exceeding 30 years Inspector, (Central Excise) CBEC Group “B” 4600
Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “B” 4600
Assistant Other ministries / Dept. / Org. Group “B” 4200
Inspector (Preventive officer) CBEC Group “B” 4600
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC Group “B” 4600
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department Under CAG Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) 4800
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG Group B Gazetted (Non-Ministerial) 4800
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau Bookman Old Style 4600
Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations. Group “B” 4600
Assistant / Superintendent Other Ministries / Departments/ Organisations Group “B” 4200
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group “C” 4600
Divisional Accountant Officer under CAG Group “B” 4200
Up to 30 years Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue Group “B” 4600
Sub Inspector National Investigation Agency (NIA) Group “B” 4200
Up to 32 years Junior Statistical Officer M/O statistics & Prog. Implementation Group “B” 4200

The list of exam centres for SSC CGL Exam 2018 are given below :

S.No. Examination Centres & Centre Code Address to which the applications should be sent
1. Agra (3001), Allahabad (3003), Bareilly (3005), Gorakhpur (3007), Kanpur (3009), Lucknow (3010) Meerut (3011), Varanasi (3013), Bhagalpur (3201), Muzaffarpur (3205), Patna (3206) Regional Director (CR), Staff Selection Commission, 21-23, Lowther Road, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh-211 002.
2. Gangtok (4001), Ranchi (4205), Barasat (4402), Berhampore (WB) (4403), Chinsurah (4405), Jalpaiguri (4408), Kolkata (4410), Malda (4412), Midnapur (4413), Siliguri (4415), Berhampore (Odisha) (4602), Bhubaneshwar (4604), Cuttack (4605), Keonjhargarh (4606), Sambalpur (4609), Port Blair (4802) Regional Director (ER), Staff Selection Commission, 1st MSO Building, (8th Floor), 234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020.
3. Bangalore (9001), Dharwar (9004), Gulbarga (9005), Mangalore (9008), Mysore (9009), Kochi (9204), Kozhikode (Calicut) (9206), Thiruvananthapuram (9211), Thrissur (9212) Regional Director (KKR), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala, Bangalore, Karnataka-560034
4. Almora (2001), Dehradun (2002), Haldwani (2003), Srinagar (Uttarakhand) (2004), Haridwar (2005), Delhi(2201), Ajmer (2401), Alwar (2402), Bharatpur (2403),Bikaner (2404), Jaipur (2405), Jodhpur (2406), Kota (2407), Sriganganagar (2408), Udaipur (2409) Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110504
5. Itanagar (5001), Dibrugarh (5102), Guwahati (Dispur) (5105), Jorhat (5107), Silchar (5111), Kohima (5302), Shillong (5401), Imphal (5501), Churachandpur (5502), Agartala (5601), Aizwal (5701) Regional Director (NER), Staff Selection Commission, HOUSEFED Complex, West End Block, Last Gate, Beltola Basistha Road, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam-781 006
6. Guntur (8001), Kurnool (8003), Rajahmundry (8004), Tirupati (8006), Vishakhapatnam (8007), Vijaywada (8008) Chennai (8201), Coimbatore (8202), Madurai (8204), Tiruchirapalli (8206), Tirunelveli (8207), Puducherry (8401), Hyderabad (8601), Nizamabad (8602), Warangal (8603) Regional Director (SR), Staff Selection Commission, EVK Sampath Building, 2 nd Floor, College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600006
7. Ahmedabad (7001) Vadodara (7002), Rajkot (7006), Surat (7007), Bhavnagar (7009), Kutch (7010), Amravati (7201), Aurangabad (7202), Kolhapur (7203), Mumbai (7204), Nagpur (7205), Nanded (7206), Nashik (7207), Pune (7208), Thane (7210) Bhandara (7211), Chandrapur (7212), Akola (7213), Jalgaon (7214), Ahmednagar (7215), Alibaug (7216) Panaji (7801) Regional Director (WR), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st Floor, South Wing, Pratishta Bhawan, 101 M.K. Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020
8. Bhopal (6001), Chindwara (6003), Guna (6004), Gwalior (6005), Indore (6006), Jabalpur (6007), Khandwa (6009), Ratlam (6011), Satna (6014), Sagar (6015), Ambikapur (6201), Bilaspur (6202) Jagdalpur (6203), Raipur (6204), Durg (6205) Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, J-5, Anupam Nagar, Raipur, Chhatisgarh-492001
9. Anantnag (1001), Baramula (1002), Jammu (1004), Leh (1005), Rajouri (1006), Srinagar (J & K)(1007), Kargil (1008), Dodda (1009), Hamirpur (1202), Shimla(1203), Bhathinda (1401), Jalandhar(1402), Patiala (1403), Amritsar( 1404), Chandigarh (1601) Dy. Director (NWR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Gr. Floor, Kendriya Sadan,Sector-9, Chandigarh-160017

Pattern of Exam :

Online Objective Exam

Education qualification:

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.


Age Relaxation :

S. No. Category Age Relaxation
1. OBC 3 years
2. ST/SC 5 years
3. PH + Gen 10 years
4. PH + OBC 13 Years
5. PH + SC/ST 15 years
6. Ex-Servicemen (Gen) 3 years
7. Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years
8. Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 years




Section Subjects No of Questions Max. Marks Remarks Duration
1. General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 -0.50 marks 60 Minutes
2. General Awareness 25 50
3. Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4. English Comprehension 25 50


S. No. Subject No of Questions Max. Marks Total Duration Remarks
1. Paper I Quantitative Abilities 100 200 400 (I + III) 120 minutes 0.50 marks
2. Paper II English Language and Comprehension 200 200 120 minutes 0.25 marks
3. Paper III Statistics 100 200 600 (I + II + III) 120 minutes 0.50 marks
4. Paper IV General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200 600 (I + II + IV) 120 minutes 0.05 marks

Note :

Paper - I and Paper - II are compulsory for all the categories of posts.

Paper - III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of “Statistical Investigator Group II and Compiler.

Paper - IV is only for the candidates who apply for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”

Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in Paper-1, 3, 4 and 0.25 marks in Paper-2.

Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th standard level, Paper-2 of 10+2 level and Paper-3 & 4 of graduation level.

The computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose. Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Keyboard.

The exam duration is 2 Hours and 40 Minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam Pattern :

This is a (DES)descriptive exam and is conducted offline. Candidates need to write Essay/Letter/Application/Precis. This is to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The best way to prepare for the same is to read lots of articles from various newspapers. Focus on the Intro. and conclusion of the Essay. Apart from this, you need to be well aware of the pattern of Letter and Application.

Important Points :

The time duration is 60 minutes and carries 100 marks.

The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

SSC CGL Tier 4 Exam Pattern :

The Tier 4 of SSC CGL Exam 2018 comprises DEST/CPT. These are required for certain government posts.

DEST (Data Entry Speed Test) :

For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax). Any Candidate who takes CPT does not require to appear for DEST as the part 1 of CPT (Typing) will be considered for DEST evaluation.

Requirement :

8000 key depression per hour, that is 2000 key depression per 15 minutes.

Relaxation :

VH Candidates will be allowed 20 minutes.

CPT (Computer Proficiency Test) :

  • CSS (Assistant),
  • MEA(Assistant),
  • Inspector (Central Excise) [CBEC]
  • Inspector (Preventive officer)[CBEC]
  • Inspector (Examiner)[CBEC]

The Commission will provide the Computer for the test. The Skill test in Computer Proficiency is a qualifying test only. It will consist of three Modules in the following manner:

(I) Word Processing Test: 2000 Key Depressions

(II) Test in spread Sheets on Microsoft Excel: 15 Minutes

(III) Test in PowerPoint (Microsoft Power Point): 15 Minutes

After the test of Module-I is over, the candidate will have to write in his/her own handwriting one paragraph of about 50-60 words from the Data Entry passage given to him/her on a separate sheet, then only the candidate will be given the exercise sheet of Module-II.

The candidate has to prepare spreadsheet as per the given exercise in 15 minutes and then save it with the filename as prescribed in the exercise sheet. Printout of the saved files should be taken thereafter.

After the test of Module II is over, the candidate will be given the exercise sheet of Module III (PowerPoint) which has to be completed in 15 minutes. The candidate has to prepare presentation slides as per the exercise given and then save it as instructed above as well as print the same.

S. No. Batch Duration Timing
1. Regular Batch (Monday – Friday) 3 months 7.00 a.m. to 09.00 a.m
10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
2. Weekend Batch (Sunday Only) 4 months 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2018-19 :

SSC CGL 2018-19 Paper 1 schedule to be held on 4th to 19th June 2019 (CBE). To ace SSC CGL Exam it is crucial to know the exam pattern and syllabus. Here’s the detailed structure of the exam:

Eligibility Conditions :

SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier-I exam is an online mode of examination with 4 sections in total. The total marks for all these sections is 200 and the total time for the completion of all the sections of exam is 60 minutes.

S. No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1. General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 A cumulative time of 60 minutes
2. General Awareness 25 50
3. Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4. English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

Total time of 80 minutes is allotted to physically handicapped students. 0.5 marks will be deducted from every question that is attempted wrong by a candidate.

SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier I Exam :

General Intelligence and Reasoning General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
Classification Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.) Simplification Reading Comprehension
Analogy Science Interest Fill in the Blanks
Coding-Decoding Current Affairs Averages Spellings
Sports Percentage Phrases and Idioms
Matrix Books and Authors Ratio and Proportion One word Substitution
Word Formation Important Schemes Problem on Ages Sentence Correction
Venn Diagram Portfolios Speed, Distance and Time Error Spotting
Direction and Distance People in News Number System
Blood Relations Mensuration
Series Data Interpretation
Verbal reasoning Time and Work
Non-Verbal Reasoning Algebra

SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam Pattern of Tier II Exam :

SSC CGL Tier-II exam is of 200 marks. A time limit of 2 hours is given to candidates to complete each section of the Exam. For physically handicapped students, the cumulative time to complete Tier-II exam is increased to 2 hours 40 minutes. 0.25 marks is deducted as a penalty for each wrong answer.

S. No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1. Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 hours
2. English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
3. Statistics 100 200 2 hours
4 General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours

SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus 2018-19 :

Quantitative Aptitude English Language Statistics General Awareness
Simplification Reading Comprehension Collection and Representation of Data Finance and Accounting
Interest Spelling Measure of Dispersion Fundamental Principles
Averages Fill in the Blanks Measure of Central Tendency Financial Accounting
Percentage Phrases and Idioms Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis Basic Concepts of Accounting
Ratio and Proportion One Word Substitution Correlation and Regression Self-Balancing Ledger
Speed, Distance and Time Sentence Correction Random Variables Error Spotting and Correction
Number System Error Spotting Random Variables
Mensuration Cloze Test Sampling Theory Economics and Governance
Data Interpretation Para Jumbles Analysis and Variance Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Time and Work Synonyms-Antonyms Time Series Analysis Finance Commission
Algebra Active-Passive Voice Index Number Theory of Demand and Supply
Data Sufficiency

SSC CGL Syllabus of Tier III Exam :

Tier-III of SSC CGL 2018-19 exam is a descriptive exam to analyze the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The mode of examination is offline and students are required to write essays, précis, application, letter etc. in this exam. The exam carries 100 marks and the time allotted for the same is 60 minutes. The time allotted for candidates belonging to PWD category is increased to 80 minutes. Tier-III paper is given by specific candidates who are interested only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Grade II” & “Compiler”.

SSC CGL Tier IV Syllabus :

Tier-IV examination constitutes of couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts all over the country.

  • CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): Word Processing, Spread Sheets and Generation of slides are the three modules that are important for this exam and the commission demands a candidate to be proficient in it for the post of CSS, MEA, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer), Inspector (Examiner).
  • DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): For the post of Tax Assistant (Central Excise and Income Tax),DEST Exam through SSC CGL 2017 exam is conducted to check the typing speed of the candidate. The candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer. A candidate is required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.

Tier-I and Tier-II exam is mandatory for all posts mentioned in the SSC CGL 2018 Notification of while Tier-III is specifically for candidates applying for the post of Statistical Investigator Grade-II and Compiler. Similarly, Tier-IV exam is taken by candidates applying specifically for TA, CSS, MEA and Inspector.


SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Cut Off Marks [Revised] :

AAO Post Previous Cut Off 129.00 123.00 140.50 113.50 79.00 152.50
Revised Cut Off 125.50 119.00 135.50 111.50 75.00 148.00
JSO Post Previous Cut Off 127.50 117.00 140.00 104.50 62.00 116.00 151.00
Revised Cut Off 123.50 114.50 135.50 102.00 61.00 116.00 146.50
For Remaining Posts Previous Cut Off 103.00 93.00 115.00 87.00 40.00 89.50 131.00 73.50
Revised Cut Off 98.00 88.50 110.00 84.50 38.00 89.50 126.50 69.00

SSC CGL 2016 Cut Off :

SSC CGL Tier-I 2016 Cut Off

For all Posts
UR 137.00
OBC 125.50
SC 114.00
ST 103.00
Ex.S 92.00
OH 97.00
HH 20.00
VH 68.00

SSC CGL Tier-II 2016 Cut Off

Assistant Audit Officer Assistant Section Officer in CSS and Assistant in MEA Junior Statistical Officer (Grade-II) Remaining Posts
Tier-I+Tier-II (Paper I+II+IV) Tier-I + Tier-II (Paper I+II) Tier-I + Tier-II (Paper I+II+III) Tier-I + Tier-II (Paper I+II)
UR 536.00 449.00 502.00 422.00
OBC 493.75 424.50 471.00 397.00
SC 454.00 389.00 423.00 363.25
ST 427.00 370.00 397.00 341.00
OH 411.00 366.50 364.00 333.00
HH 264.00 262.00 230.25 216.00
VH 364.50 267.50 336.00


Regular and Weekend Classroom Program Tier – I

Duration – 4 months (plus mock test discussions) and unlimited doubt clearing sessions and special workshops

Books provided – Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English, General Studies

Course Duration – 2.30 hrs. (regular) | 5 hrs. (weekend)

10 mock tests (offline) and 20 online tests

Number of classes (Total – 120 hours)

Special classes offers before the actual SSC CGL Tier 1 examination

Crash Course Program for TIER - I

  • Duration -1 month (plus mock test discussions)
  • Course Duration
    Regular Batch -3 hrs.
  • Weekend Batch -5 hrs.
  • Topics covered-Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, English Grammar

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