SSC CGL 2020 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the SSC CGL 2020 answer key on March 16 in online mode at its official website. The online exam for tier 1 was conducted from March 3 to 9, 2020. SSC CGL tier 1 exam was conducted in multiple shifts across various cities in India in online mode. The approximate number of candidates appearing for SSC CGL 2020 is expected to be 25.87 lakh. Candidates appearing for SSC CGL 2020 will be able to download their admit card seven days before the examination. Along with the SSC CGL 2020 admit card, candidates will have to carry anyone photo identity proof to the examination centre. The result of SSC CGL 2020 is expected to be announced in August 2020. On the basis of the candidates' performance in SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1, they will be selected for the Tier 2 which is scheduled to be organised on June 22 to 25.Latest: SSC CGL Answer Key 2020 has been released on March 16.SSC CGL 2020 tier III is expected to be conducted from September 11 to 13. SSC CGL exam is conducted to fill in approximately 6000 vacancies in various Group B and C posts in government departments. SSC CGL exam involves four-stage selection procedure – Tier I, II, III & IV. To know more on SSC CGL 2020 like admit card, dates, exam pattern, syllabus, cutoff etc read this article below.
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SSC CGL stands for Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Examination, it is conducted by SSC to recruit staff for various posts in ministries, departments, and organizations of the Government of India. The minimum education qualification required for SSC CGL is graduation from a recognized university while the age limit should be between 20 and 30 years. Although it may vary depending upon the post the candidate applies for.
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SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level)
SSC (Staff Selection Commission)
Once a year
Application Release Date
Oct 22, 2019 (Application Started)
Nov 22, 2019 (Last date to apply)
Rs. 100 for General/OBC/EWS
No fees for female and SC/ST candidates
Tier I: Mar 03-09, 2020
Tier II & III: Jun 22-25, 2020
Tier I & II (Computer based Exam)
Tier III (Pen and Paper Mode)
Minimum Qualification Required
18 to 32 years
Stages of Exam
Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, and Tier IV
It depends upon the post, the pay scale is according to the level as mentioned below:
Pay Level-8 (Rs 47600 to 151100)
Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)
Pay Level-6 (Rs 35400 to 112400)
Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300)
Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100)
Assistant Audit Officer
Assistant Accounts Officer
Assistant Section Officer (CBI)
Assistant Section Officer (IB)
Assistant Section Officer (Ministry of Railways)
Assistant Section Officer (MEA)
Assistant Section Officer (AFHQ)
Assistant Section Officer & Assistant (Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations) Inspector of Income Tax (CBDT)
Inspector (Central Excise) CBIC
Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Assistant Enforcement Officer (Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue)
Sub Inspector (CBI
Inspector Posts (Department of Post) Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics)
Assistant (Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations), Assistant/Superintendent (Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations), Divisional
Accountant (Offices under C&AG), Sub Inspector (NIA), Junior Statistical Officer (M/o Statistics & Programme Implementation), Statistical
Investigator Grade-II (Registrar General
Auditor (Offices under C&AG, Other Ministry/
Departments, Offices under CGDA), Accountant (Offices under C&AG, Other Ministry/Departments),
Accountant/Junior Accountant (Other Ministry/Departments)
Senior Secretariat Assistant/ Upper Division Clerks (Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres),
Tax Assistant (CBDT, CBIC),
Sub Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics), Upper Division Clerks (Dte. Gen Border Road Organisation (MoD))
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%
Dates for 2019-20
Dates for 2020-21 (Tentative)
SSC CGL 2019 Notification Released
October 22, 2019
Last date to apply
November 25, 2019
SSC CGL Tier I exam date
March 3-9, 2020
SSC CGL Tier II & III exam date
June 22-25, 2020
Tier IV exam date
September 2020 (Tentative)
SSC has released the answer key of SSC CGL for tier 1 exam along with the question paper and the candidate's response sheet. SSC CGL answer key will help candidates get an idea of their correct responses and the expected marks they might get in the CGL exam.
SSC released the SSC CGL Admit Card 2020 for Tier I on February 20 @ ssc.nic.in/Portal/AdmitCard in online mode. To download the SSC CGL 2020 admit card, candidates will have to login into the website using their credentials - registration/roll number/name and date of birth. The admit card of SSC CGL 2020 will contain important information of candidates like name, date of birth, region, roll/registration number and the exam centre details - exam date, time, centre details etc. Candidates must download the SSC CGL admit card and carry it to the exam venue on the exam day along with any of the valid photo ID proof - Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, Driving License, PAN Card, failing to do so they will not be able to take the exam.
As being one of the popular exams in our country, the CGL is conducted by SSC across various states and cities in India. In the following table, candidates can check the states, exam centres and the codes where the SSC CGL exam will be conducted. The exact address of the centre will be mentioned in the admit card of the candidate.
Examination Centres & Centre Code
SSC Region and States/ UTs under the jurisdiction of the Region
Agra(3001), Gorakhpur(3007) , Jhansi (3008), Kanpur(3009), Lucknow(3010),
Darbhanga (3202), Muzaffarpur(3205),
Patna(3206), Purnea (3209)
Bihar and Uttar
Port Blair (4802), Ranchi(4205), Balasore(4601), Berhampore(Odisha) (4602), Bhubaneshwar(4604), Cuttack(4605), Dhenkanal(4611), Rourkela(4610), Sambalpur(4609), Gangtok(4001), Hooghly (4418), Kolkata(4410), Siliguri(4415)
Eastern Region (ER)/ Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal
Belagavi (9002), Bengaluru (9001),
Hubballi (9011), Kalaburagi
(Gulbarga) (9005), Mangaluru (9008),
Mysuru (9009), Shivamogga (9010),
Udupi (9012). Ernakulam (9213),
Kannur (9202), Kollam (9210),
Kottayam (9205), Kozhikode (9206),
Thrissur (9212), Thiruvananthapuram
(9211), Kavaratti (9401).
Satna(6014), Sagar(6015), Ujjain
(6016), Bilaspur(6202), Raipur(6204),
Itanagar(5001), Dibrugarh(5102), Guwahati(Dispur)(5105), Jorhat(5107),
NCT of Delhi,
Jammu(1004), Leh(1005), Samba
Chirala(8011), Guntur(8001), Kakinada
(8009), Kurnool(8003), Nellore (8010),
Tirunelveli(8207), Vellore (8208),
Hyderabad(8601), Karimnagar (8604),
and Kashmir and
Mumbai(7204), Nagpur(7205), Nanded
(7206), Nashik(7207), Pune(7208)
Dadra and Nagar
Haveli, Daman and
Diu, Goa, Gujarat
The SSC CGL exam is conducted in 4 phases/tiers. According to the exam pattern provided by SSC in the CGL notification the tier- I question paper will be based on questions from the sections of General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. The Tier II exam will consist of three different papers/subjects and candidates will be required to appear in one, two or three papers depending upon the category of posts. Candidates qualifying the Tier I and Tier II examination of SSC CGL 2020 will be eligible to appear for the Tier III exam which is a descriptive test and post-qualifying the Tier II they will be eligible to appear for Tier IV. In the following table, candidates can understand the exam pattern of SSC CGL.
The table lists the tiers of SSC CGL, the mode, and type of exam.
Mode of Examination
Type of Examination
Multiple Choice Questions
Pen and Paper Mode
Descriptive Paper in English/ Hindi (Essay Writing, Letter Writing, Application writing etc)
Tier - IV
Computer Proficiency Test
Skill Test (Wherever applicable)
SSC releases the SSC CGL 2020 syllabus along with the notification. It is advised to all aspiring candidates to go through the complete syllabus and exam pattern of SSC CGL to understand the topics, sections, subjects before applying. The SSC CGL syllabus will help candidates plan their studies accordingly and will guide them to the various sections from where SSC CGL question paper will be based. According to the SSC CGL syllabus, the exam will be conducted in 4 tiers.
Tier - I will have 1 question paper and topics will be from General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Numerical Aptitude and English Comprehension. Tier will be CBE.
Tier - II will have 4 question papers and topics will be from - Paper 1 Quantitative Abilities, Paper 2 English Language and Comprehension, Paper 3 Statistics and Paper 4 Finance and Economics. Tier II will be CBE.
Tier - III will be descriptive which will have (Essay Writing/ Precis/Letter Writing/ Application Writing etc.)
Tier - IV will be a Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test.
SSC released the SSC CGL 2019 application form on October 22, 2019 in online mode. The last date to fill the application form was November 25. Candidates had to fill the application form in two stages - one-time registration in part 1 while uploading documents, application fee payment and filling up other important details were to be done in the second part. The online fee payment had to be paid either via online through debit/credit cards/ net banking or offline through SBI challan. Only graduates who are above the age of 18 years were eligible to fill the application form. SSC CGL is held in 4 tiers - Tier I, II, III & IV for the recruitment of candidates at Grade “B” and “C” category posts.
According to SSC, only graduate candidates who have a bachelor’s degree from a government recognised university are eligible to apply for SSC CGL. Apart from the educational qualification, the candidate must also fall between the age group of 18-32 years. The education qualification and the age limit varies according to various posts offered by SSC under the CGL exam. There are also physical fitness requirements required for the post of Inspector and Sub-Inspector. There is age relaxation given to candidates who belong to reserved categories.
SSC released the CGL question paper along with the answer key at its official website. Candidates can download the question paper, answer key and their response sheet by logging into the website using their credentials. Solving SSC CGL question paper will benefit candidates in analyzing and strengthening their preparations and also get a clear idea and difficulty level of the SSC CGL exam.
SSC will declare the result of each stage of the exam separately. Candidates who are shortlisted in one stage will be eligible to appear for the subsequent stage. The marks obtained by candidates in the exam will be normalised for SSC CGL result as the exams will be held in multiple days and shifts. SSC CGL final merit list will be prepared based on the candidates' performance in tier-I, II and III stages. The aggregate marks scored by candidates in Tier-I and II will be considered for their short-listing in Tier-III.
SSC will declare the cut off of CGL along with the result. SSC will release the cut off on its website in PDF format. The cut off will be declared for each category and post separately. Candidates need to score the required cut off marks in each stage to be qualified in the CGL exam. The Cut off marks for SSC CGL Tier I will be determined from maximum 200 marks, for Tier-II it will be decided out of 400 marks. In the following table candidates can check the previous year cut off marks.
Cut off Marks
(Qualified for subsequent stages)
Initial Cut Off
Revised Cut Off
Tier 1 Cut Off
SSC CGL is one of the toughest and most competitive exams in India and it requires a special and strategically planned preparation plan to succeed in the exam. In order to achieve success, it is very important to make a proper study plan, be thorough with the syllabus and exam pattern and keep up with the revisions of all the topics at regular intervals. Not to forget the importance of the best books for SSC CGL, short notes and attempting the online test series frequently.
The SSC CGL exam is conducted in four stages for the recruitment of candidates in Group B & C services in various government organisations. The selection process comprises of Tier 1, Tier 2, (Tier III) descriptive exam and the final Tier IV. As per the selection process of SSC CGL, candidates first need to appear for the Tier 1 exam and after qualifying the tier 1 exam they will be called for tier 2 exam and subsequent stages. The final result will be declared as per the performance of the candidate in all the 4 tiers.
SSC CGL is one of the most competitive exams and close to 25 lac candidates apply for it every year. The competitiveness is due to the high rank and the handsome salary which candidates are offered post successfully qualifying the exam. The salary also depends upon the various pay levels and the posts which a candidate is offered.
The following table will give you an idea of the salary given to candidates after qualifying:
(Rs 47600 to 151100)
(Rs 44900 to 142400)
(Rs 35400 to 112400)
(Rs 29200 to 92300)
(Rs 25500 to 81100)
Candidates are advised to contact the authority for any queries on the following details:
Regional Office Address
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 12,
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
Tel. No. 011-24363343, 24367526
SSC issues the admit card for candidates who have successfully applied for SSC CGL.
You must check the eligibility criteria before filling the form of SSC CGL.
The maximum age limit to apply for the SSC CGL is 32 years.
The major difference between CGL and CHSL is that CGL is A graduate level exam and the candidates are employed for Group B & C services in government organisations while CHSL is a 10+2 level exam and the candidates are recruited at the below post as compared to CGL.
The pay scale differs according to the post and the organisation he/she is posted. The pay scale ranges from Rs. 25500-151100.
Candidates must have a graduation and their age should be between 18-32 years.
The vacancies are not released as of now and will be released at the time of DV. Well it is expected to be between 5000-6000.
Tier I & II will be conducted in online mode while the Tier III will be conducted in pen and paper mode.
No, it is mandatory to be a graduate.
Yes, there will be negative marking of 0.5 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In Tier-II, there is negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in paper II - English Language & Comprehension and 0.50 for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper III and Paper IV.
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Since you have interest in chemisty thus you can do Bsc in Chemistry and side by side coaching of SSC CGL exam, I would recommend you go give SSL CHSL and other exams with your graduation so taht you would have an idae of type of questions answered. After your graduation you can give CGL exam.
Hope it helps.
As per the SSC CGL eligibility criteria the open learning course or correspondence should be done from college or university affliated to UGC. Since Delhi University's School of open learning is affiliated to it so you are eligible for ssc cgl.
Yes, you can apply for SSC CGL exam. The eligible age group for the exam is 18 years to 32 years.
Academic Qualifications are
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.
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