SSC CGL 2018 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is conducting SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Tier 1 examination from June 4 to 13 and June 19, 2019. SSC CGL tier 1 exam is being conducted in multiple shifts 362 venues in 132 cities across India in online mode. The approximate number of candidates appearing for SSC CGL 2018 is 25.87 lakh. However, SSC has cancelled the examination at 4 venues in 9 shifts due to some technical errors. Candidates appearing for SSC CGL 2019 exam are able to download their admit card seven days before the examination. Along with the SSC CGL 2019 admit card, candidates will have to carry any one photo identity proof to the examination centre. The result of SSC CGL 2018 is expected to be announced in August 2019.LATEST: SSC CGL Admit Card 2020 to be released on February 20. Check for exam city.
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On the basis of the performance in SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1, candidates will be selected for Tier 2. SSC CGL 2018 tier II and III of SSC CGL 2018 will be held from September 11 to 13 and December 29, 2019, respectively. SSC CGL 2018 is conducted for filling up approximately 9000 vacancies in various Group B and C posts in government departments. SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) recruitment exam involves four-stage selection procedure – Tier 1, 2, 3 & 4. To know more on SSC CGL 2018 like admit card, dates, exam pattern, syllabus, cutoff etc read this article below.
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SSC CGL 2018 - Day-wise Statics Data of scheduled & Appeared Candidates
No. of scheduled candidates
No. of appeared candidates
June 4, 2019
June 6, 2019
Total number of registered candidates - 25.97 lakhs
Total candidates appeared - 8,34,746
Overall attendance percentage - 32.27%
Name of the exam
Combined Graduate Level Examination
Commonly known as
Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Number of vacancies
Name of posts
Group A, B, C, D
Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG, Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of External Affairs, Central Bureau of Investigation, Central Bureau of Narcotics, National Investigation Agency (NIA) etc
Stages of exam
Tier 1, 2, 3 & 4
Mode of Exam
Tier 1 & 2 – Computer Based Test
Tier 3: Pen and Paper based
Tier 4: Skill Test
Candidates can check below the important dates related to the application form, admit card and SSC CGL exam dates from the given table.
SSC CGL application
May 5, 2018
Last date to fill application
June 5, 2018
Online Fee Payment
May 5 to June 5, 2018
Offline fee payment
May 5 to June 7, 2018
Admit Card for SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1
May 16, 2019
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1
June 4 to 13 & 19, 2019
SSC CGL Answer Key 2018
September 5, 2019
SSC CGL 2018 Result (Tier 1)
August 20, 2019
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2
September 11 to 13, 2019
Admit card for Tier 2
To be announced
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 Answer Key
SSC CGL Tier 2 Result
October 25, 2019
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 3 Exam Date
December 29, 2019
Admit Card for Tier 3
SSC CGL Tier 4
Admit card for Tier 4
SSC CGL final result 2018
SSC CGL Admit Card 2018
The admit card of SSC CGL for Tier 1 has been released on May 16 in online mode. To download SSC CGL admit card region-wise, candidates have to enter their registration number and date of birth in the login window. The Tier 1 SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam (CGL) 2018 admit card has been released for candidates whose applications have been accepted by the exam conducting authority. Candidates are required to carry one photo-identity proof along with the SSC CGL 2018 admit card for verification. The admit card is an important document without which candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam. SSC CGL 2018 admit card is issued separately for Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4.
The answer key of SSC CGL 2018 for Tier 1 is released after completion of the exam. Candidates have to download SSC 2018 CGL answer key online by logging into their respective accounts using roll number, password (Date of Birth) and exam dates. SSC provides the facility to raise objections against the questions or answers. The window to raise objections of SSC CGL 2018 will be made available along with the SSC CGL answer key. For per answer, candidates have to pay Rs 100 in online mode. The objections raised in SSC CGL 2018 will be examined by experts. If the challenges are accepted then the fee will be refunded to candidates.
The result of SSC CGL 2018 will be released separately for Tier 1, 2 and final. Initially, SSC CGL result 2018 of Tier 1 will be declared in August 2019 followed by the declaration of Tier 2 and final. SSC CGL 2018 result for all the stages will be made available in PDF file. On the basis of SSC CGL Tier 1 result, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in Tier 2 and 3. The final SSC CGL 2018 result will be declared after conduct of Tier 3 and 4.
SSC CGL Result Analysis
The previous year’s result analysis of SSC CGL is given below:
SSC CGL Tier 1
Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-IV (General Studies (Finance & Accounts) and Tier-III
Number of qualified candidates
Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-III (Statistics) and Tier-III
The cutoff of SSC CGL 2018 is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates have to secure to qualify the exam and become eligible for next round of recruitment process. SSC will announce SSC CGL 2018 cutoff for Tier 1, 2 and final along with the result. SSC 2018 CGL cutoff of is released as per category and posts. There is no sectional cutoff however candidates need to qualify in all sections of SSC CGL 2018. On the basis of SSC CGL 2018 cutoff of Tier II will be eligible for appearing in Tier 3 and 4. The final SSC CGL cutoff 2018 is decided based on the marks of Tier I, II and III. On the basis of final cutoff, candidates are provided allotment. The SSC CGL cutoff of previous years’ is given below.
SSC CGL Tier 1 Cutoff
The application form of SSC CGL 2018 was released on May 5. Earlier, the last date of application was June 4, 2018. However, due to a technical glitch in the official website the application deadline was extended to June 5. Candidates could pay the application fee online from May 5 to June 5. Offline fee payment was available till June 7 provided the challan was generated before June 5. Fee for general and OBC candidates was Rs 100 while Women, SC, ST, PWD categories were exempted. SSC CGL 2018 application form could be filled in two parts. In Part I, candidates could fill their basic information. In Part II, candidates could pay their application fees, upload photograph and signature.
Previous Years’ Registration Trends of SSC CGL
Number of registered candidates
30, 26, 598
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 is conducted in Computer-Based Mode comprising four sections. According to SSC 2018 CGL exam pattern, Tier 1 exam carries total 100 questions for 200 marks. Candidates have to attempt the paper within 60 minutes. For correct answer in SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1, candidates will be allotted 2 marks while 0.50 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.
The exam pattern of SSC CGL of Tier 2 have four papers. Paper I and II is common for all posts while Paper III and IV is for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer. The online SSC CGL 2018 comprises total of 500 questions carrying 800 marks. There is negative marking of 0.25 for the wrong answer in Paper II while 0.50 marks will be deducted for incorrect response in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV. The Tier 3 of SSC 2018 CGL is a descriptive type test held for 100 marks.
SSC CGL 2018 Tier 4 is skill test comprising Date Entry Skill Test (DEST) and Computer Proficiency Test (CPT).
The syllabus of SSC CGL 2018 for Tier 1, 2 and 3 has been prescribed by SSC. The syllabus outlines the topics that candidates have to cover for the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam. The standard of the question in SSC CGL 2018 exam will be of Class 10, 12 and graduation level. Candidates can check below SSC CGL syllabus 2018.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 of Tier I: The questions from General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, and English Comprehension will be of Graduation level while Quantitative Aptitude section will have class 10th level.
SSC CGL Syllabus 2018 of Tier II: The questions from SSC CGL Tier II exam will be of advance level which will test in-depth knowledge of candidates.
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see ssc cgl is a combined graduate level exam, so the minimum qualification is you need to have graduate degree in any discipline, it is a 4 tier system exam where tier 1 and tier 2 are computer based exam, where tier 3 and 4 is descriptive paper and computer proficiency test.
see if you have completed your bsc course and have certified you can surely apply. however candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however they must possess the Essential qualification on or before 01-01-2020.
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The SSC CGL exam is one of the most sought after exams in India and one major reason for this is the salary provided by the Commission. The current SSC CGL salary varies from a minimum of Rs.18,000 to Rs.2,50,000 (including perks), based on different posts.
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