SSC CGL 2019
Updated on Oct 23, 2019 - 10:21 a.m. IST by Supriya Kumari

SSC CGL 2019 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the notification of SSC CGL on October 22, 2019. Along with the release of notification, the authority has also released SSC CGL 2019 application form. Candidates can fill SSC CGL application form till November 25, 2019. Candidates who wish to apply for SSC CGL exam must be between 18 to 32 years and should hold a graduation degree. The selection process of SSC Combined Graduate Level comprises 4 tiers - Tier 1 , 2, 3 & 4. Candidates will have to qualify each stage to be eligible for final recruitment.
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SSC has released SSC CGL Application Form 2019 in online mode on October 22, 2019

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SSC CGL recruitment exam is conducted to fill up various Group B and C vacancies. Candidates are recruited to the posts like Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Assistant/ Superintendent, Inspector, (Central Excise) etc. in various Ministries/Department/Organisations in the Government of India. Read below for more details on SSC CGL 2019 recruitment including exam pattern, syllabus, important dates and cut off.

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Note - The score card of SSC CGL Tier I exam 2018 released on August 26, 2019. Earlier the result of SSC CGL 2018 for tier I was announced on August 20. All those candidates who are qualified in the tier I exam will have to further appear for the SSC CGL Mains exam 2018 from September 11 to 13, 2019.

Highlights of SSC CGL 2019



Name of the exam

Combined Graduate Level Examination

Commonly known as


Conducting authority

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Exam category


Exam level


Number of vacancies

9000 (Approx)

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

SSC CGL Exam Dates 2018-19

Candidates can check the date related to SSC CGL from the table below.


Dates 2019

SSC CGL notification

October 22, 2019 (Released)

SSC CGL application form 2019

October 22, 2019 (Released)

Online registration last date

November 25, 2019

SSC CGL Online fee payment

Till November 27, 2019

Last date to generate offline Challan

November 27, 2019

SSC CGL admit card for Tier I

To be announced

SSC CGL Tier I exam

March 2 to 11, 2019

Answer key of SSC CGL Tier 1

To be announced

SSC CGL Tier I result

To be announced

SSC CGL Tier II exam

June 22 to 25, 2019

for more details regarding ssc exam related event candidates can check SSC CGL exam dates 2019.

SSC CGL Application Form 2019

The application form of SSC CGL 2019 is available from October 22 to November 25, 2019. SSC CGL application form can be filled in two parts. In Part I, candidates have to fill their basic information. In Part II, candidates have to pay their application fees, upload photograph and signature.

The application fee of SSC CGL 2019 for General and OBC male candidates is Rs.100 whereas Women, SC, ST, PWD categories are exempted. Candidates can pay the application fee in both online as well as off line mode.

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2019

The eligibility criteria of SSC CGL will be prescribed SSC along with the release of notification. Candidates will have to fulfil the eligibility criteria to appear for SSC CGL 2019 exam. Reserved category candidates are also provided age relaxation for SSC Combined Graduate Level exam. Check SSC CGL 2019 eligibility criteria below.


Eligibility Criteria

SSC CGL 2019 Age Limit

18 - 32 years

SSC CGL Educational Qualification

Graduation Degree

SSC CGL Admit Card 2019

SSC will issue the admit card of SSC CGL 2019 for tier 1 exam to the registered candidates seven days before the exam. SSC CGL admit card will be available online on different regional-website of SSC. Candidates will be able to download their admit card from the region they have applied for the exam. To download SSC CGL admit card 2019, candidates will have to enter registration number/roll number/name and date of birth. No SSC CGL 2019 admit card will not be sent to the candidates by post or any other means. SSC CGL admit card will carry information related to the exam date, time and details of exam centre.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019

The exam pattern of SSC CGL highlights the overall structure of exam like mode, duration, total marks, sections and marking scheme. The detailed exam pattern of SSC CGL 2019 prescribed by the examination authority for SSC CGL 2019 is given below.


Types of Questions

Total Duration

Tier 1

Objective Type Question

60 minutes

Tier 2

Descriptive and Subjective Type of Question

120 minutes

Tier 3

Descriptive Paper

60 minutes

Tier 4

Skill test

45 minutes

SSC CGL Syllabus 2019

The syllabus of SSC CGL outlines the topics and sub-topics under different sections of exam of Tier 1 and 2. The standard of questions in SSC CGL 2019 exam will be of Class 10,12 and graduation level. Candidates appearing for the exam must be thorough with SSC CGL syllabus as it will help them to plan their study accordingly.

SSC CGL Syllabus - Tier 1

Candidates can check SSC CGL Tier 1 syllabus for all the papers from the table given below.


General Intelligence/Reasoning

Quantitative Ability

General Awareness/General Knowledge

Reading Comprehension

Non-verbal reasoning


Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.)





Fill in the blanks



Current Affairs

Phrases and Idioms




One word substitution


Ratio and Proportion

Books and Authors

SSC CGL Question Papers 2019

Candidates should solve previous years' question papers regularly to find their weaker areas. They can work on these sections to improve their performance in the exam. With the help of SSC CGL 2019 question papers candidates can also Practising question papers of SSC CGL on a daily basis will help them manage time efficiently on the day of exam and will also improve their question-solving skills.

SSC CGL Answer Key 2019

The examination authority, SSC will release the SSC CGL answer key in online mode for Tier 1 and 2. SSC CGL answer key 2019 will be released within a few days after completion of the exam. The answer key of SSC CGL 2019 will be available on the official website where candidates will have to login with their login credentails. Candidates having any doubt with regard to the answers and questions can raise objections by paying Rs 100 for per answer. SSC CGL answer key will help candidates to check the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. By going through SSC CGL answer key, candidates can calculate their probable score on the basis of correct and incorrect answers.

SSC CGL Result 2019

The result of SSC CGL will be released for Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and final selection. On the basis of marks in SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1, candidates will be called for Tier 2 exam. Selection of candidates for Tier 3 will be done based on the combined marks in Tier 1 and 2. Normalisation procedure will be applied to calculate the score of candidates. On the basis of SSC CGL 2019 result 2019 of Tier 3, candidates will be called to appear for Tier 4. The final result will be declared based on candidates performance in Tier 1,2 and 3.

SSC CGL Cutoff 2019

The cut off of SSC CGL is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates will have to secure to qualify the exam and become eligible for the next round of selection process. SSC CGL cutoff will be declared along with the result. The cutoff will be released as per category and posts. Candidates securing SSC CGL 2019 cut off as per their category in Tier 1 will be called for Tier 2. The cutoff to select candidates for Tier 3 will be determined based on Tier 1 and 2. SSC will decide qualifying marks for Tier 3. Candidates who will secure the SSC CGL 2019 qualifying marks will be selected for Tier 4. SSC CGL cut off 2019 for final allotment will be calculated based on Tier 1,2 and 3.

SSC CGL Preparation Tips 2019

Candidates can check below a few tips and tricks to prepare for SSC CGL 2019 exam.

  • Understand the exam pattern and syllabus to know the overall structure and important topics for the exam.

  • Candidates must solve SSC CGL previous years’ question papers to increase speed and accuracy.

  • Make a proper study routine and follow that accordingly. To score good marks, candidates should at least study for three to two hours regularly.

  • Candidates should attempt mock test for better preparation SSC CGL 2019. Moreover, proper analysis of mock tests will help candidates to find out the mistakes.

Best books to prepare for SSC CGL 2019

The first and foremost step towards preparation is choosing the best books for SSC CGL. For choosing the books, candidates should first know the exam pattern and syllabus. Once you know the syllabus then choose the best books for SSC CGL 2019. Listed below are few books that candidates can refer to prepare for SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam.

  • Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi

  • Lucent's General Knowledge by Dr Binary Karn

  • SSC Elementary and Advanced Mathematics by Kiran Prakashan

  • Quantitative Aptitude by Dr R. S. Aggarwal

  • Analytical Reasoning by M.K. Pandey

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Questions related to SSC CGL

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can I crack ssc cgl exam in 10 month I am in 0 level

Manisha Gupta Expert 29th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

This is enough time to be well prepared for the exam, Only you need to plan your exam schedule properly.

SSC CGL has mainly four section :

1. Reasoning

2.English Language

3.Quantitative Aptitude

4.General Awareness

Here are some preparation tips you can follow:

The Maths section consists of four major areas: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry. Reasoning is the most scoring section of the exam. You must focus on Analogy and classification, non-verbal reasoning, syllogisms, coding-decoding, blood relations, direction test and series.

English Preparation for this section would include focusing on the following topics: one-word substitution, idioms and phrases, synonyms and antonyms, fill in the blanks (sentence completion), sentence errors, reading comprehension, sentence rearrangement and jumbled-up sentences. For cracking sentence error spotting questions, knowledge of grammatical rules you must know.

GK:  GK has the most comprehensive syllabus. And you also brush up current affairs. You must focus on questions based on Indian constitution, socio-religious movements of pre-independent India, national income & market structure, important scientific phenomena & modern Indian history.

Make your time schedule for your study section wise.

Make your short notes as per your convenience.

Go through with previous year papers to take an idea.

Join Mock test to analyze your performance.

Work on weak areas after completing each mock test.

Good Luck!


is NCERT(Class 6-12) and Lucent GK is enough for SSC CGL TIER-1.General Awareness.

Manisha Gupta Expert 29th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

You can prefer the books given below for SSC General Awareness.

General Knowledge by Lucent Publications.

NCERT Textbooks for Classes IX and X (History, Geography, Polity, and Economy)

SSC general knowledge by Rakesh Yadav

You can follow the tips given below:

Daily newspaper reading helps to keep you up to date with current affairs.

Make short notes for revision purpose study at the last moment.

Practice mock tests to review your preparation time to time.

Preparing topicwise helps to clear the concepts more easily.

Try to interlink the topics to make the study easy and effective.

Good Luck!


anyone solve my problem I am too much confuse while thinking about career between UPSC and SSC CGL.from which i start to preapre

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 27th Jan, 2020

SSC CGL and UPSC, both these exams have different pattern which I've discussed below-

To give you a basic idea about UPSC exam, it consists of three level-


Preliminary numbers are not added in the final list, you just need to score the required cut offs against your category.It mainly consists of GS Paper-I and CSAT. Both consists of 200 marks, MCQs based.

Mains is more of a subjective type, one needs to write answer for Four General Studies Paper,Two Optionals, One Essay, two language paper, there are total nine papers here. 250 marks for each paper, total is 1750

You can go through the gradual steps as mentioned below in order to start your preparation for UPSC.

Be well acquainted with UPSC Syllabus, learn it by heart, that's the most crucial step to crack this exam, to know what to read and what to skip. In addition to this, never ever make a differentiation between prelims and mains, what I mean is do not prepare separately for each, because nowadays what's happening is even in prelims, UPSC frame questions based on Mains syllabus, So, the first towards preparation shall be a combined preparation for both.

Read any newspaper like The Hindu, or Indian Express on a regular basis to be updated as well as gaining knowledge which shall be highly useful to you in future exam preparation part.

Start with basics, for each subject, you can do with NCERTs for this.

As you progress, move on to other relevant books, keep your resources minimum like Polity by Laxmikanth, History of Modern India by Bipin Chandra etc.

Start practicing answer writing in advance, even in a little way, writing mains is a huge task for nine paper, it requires immense practice along with knowledge.

Practice previous year question paper which you can get from the site of UPSC,in addition mock papers, and test series which you can get it from any of the sites extensively dedicated to UPSC, , it's highly important to evaluate your performance while doing so.

Prelims is mcq based, but still it requires knowledge coupled with speed, and for mains, as I already mentioned the importance of answer writing.

For SSC, you can do the following steps-

Make a timetable and start with small steps.
To initiate with any exam, first of all go through its syllabus. That's very important because SSC and Bank even though have same subjects in their examinations, but in reality things are different in the sense you may find SSC often repeats its question, there's no sectional timing in SSC unlike Banking exams, and also the level of question whether it's Maths, English or Reasoning is comparatively easier in SSC. You can go through previous year questions to know more details regarding this.
Maths and English form the crux of SSC CGL Exam as these subjects are given huge importance in Tier-I and Tier-II, so from now only, you can work on these subjects,make a habit of reading a newspaper everyday, you can choose between The Hindu or The Indian Express to keep yourself updated, developing this habit will brush up your knowledge which will be very useful in General Awareness Section of SSC CGL. At later point, you do not have to mug up all news at once.

You may refer the following books-

Quant- Quicker Maths by M Tyra/ Fast Track Arithmetic by Arihant Publications /Quantitative Aptitude by RS Agarwal
English- General English by SP Bakshi or Plinth to Paramount
You can also refer Wren and Martin, that's the best book for grammar. Word Power Made Easy for Vocab.
For Reasoning- RS Agarwal Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
Lucent's GK is prefered by many for General Awareness Section

Make sure to keep your resources minimal, also go through mock tests or test series regularly at later point when you're near to appearing for examination.
SSC CGL consists of four level, first two being online in mcq format, then descriptive test, data entry and computer proficiency test. It doesn't have interview. On the other hand, UPSC requires a much more detailed and comprehensive study of subjects such as History, Polity, Economics etc so if you don't have a liking for humanities subject, you'll have a hard time preparing for UPSC. In the last few years, it's not just UPSC, even with SSC competition is increasing day by day. So, choose only one among the two because each will require a focused and single-minded approach in order to succeed.

Is BA POLITICAL SCIENCE HONS is helpful to acheive ssc cgl posts easily. Or name some useful degrees to acheive ssc cgl.

Yashu Shrivastava 26th Jan, 2020

Hello Manikantha

Yes,BA in Political Science Hons is very beneficial if your aim is to crack SSC CGL,because in BA in Political Science the course is related to History,Geography and Polity,which is also in course of SSC CGL. Although there are many other topics like GK,Current Affairs which you can read by books or newspaper.

If you want some other courses,i would suggest you to do BE/ or any courses related to Mathematics because they have a section of Maths and it comes for huge marks,so it does matter a lot in exam if you have good maths it would be benficial.

I hope This Helps

Best Of LucK!!!


Is every year cbi posts will be come under ssc cgl exam.?

Md Azmer 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Yes, you are right. It is because CBI is a central government exam. And it come under Grade B exam. SO if you want to apply for it you have to appear in the CGL examination.

I hope this will solve your query.

Good luck

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