SSC CGL 2019
Anangsha Patra, 28 Jan 2019, #SSC CGL

SSC CGL 2019 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the notification of SSC CGL on October 31, 2019. The application form of SSC CGL will be available from October 31 to November 28, 2019. Candidates who wish to apply for the exam must be between 18 to 32 years and should hold a graduation degree. The selection process of SSC CGL comprises - Tier 1 , 2, 3 & 4. 

SSC CGL recruitment exam is being conducted to fill up various Group B and C vacancies. Read below for more details on SSC CGL recruitment including exam pattern, syllabus, important dates and cutoff.

SSC CGL 2019 Exam Overview

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 2018 Exam Dates Announced - Check Here

SSC CGL 2019 Exam Dates



SSC CGL notification

October 31, 2019

Release of SSC CGL 2019 application form

October 31, 2019

Online registration ended on

November 28, 2019

SSC CGL Online fee payment

October 31 to November 28, 2019

Offline fee payment

October 31 to November 28, 2019

SSC CGL admit card for Tier I

To be announced

SSC CGL 2019 Tier I exam

To be announced

Answer key of SSC CGL Tier 1 2019

To be announced

SSC CGL Tier I result 

To be announced

SSC CGL 2019 Tier II exam date

To be announced

SSC CGL answer key for Tier II

To be announced

SSC CGL result dates for Tier II

To be announced

SSC CGL 2018 Tier III exam date

To be announced

Release of admit card for Tier III

To be announced

SSC CGL Tier IV exam 

To be announced

Admit card for Tier IV 

To be announced

Declaration of final result 

To be announced

SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria 2019 

  • Age Limit

According to SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria, the maximum age limit is to apply for the exam is 32 years while the minimum age is 18 years. The age limit varies as per the posts. 

Relaxation in the upper age limit is provided to the candidates belonging to unreserved categories. 

  • Educational Qualification

The minimum educational qualification prescribed for the recruitment is graduation in any discipline. 

SSC CGL Application Form 2019 

The application form of SSC CGL will be available from October 31 to November 28, 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 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 offline mode. 

The previous years’ registration trend of SSC CGL is given below. 

Previous Years’ Registration Trends of SSC CGL


Number of registered candidates 


30, 26, 598



SSC CGL Admit Card 2019 

The admit card of SSC CGL will be issued to candidates seven days before the exam. SSC CGL admit card will be available online region-wise. Candidates will have 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. Admit card of SSC CGL will not be sent to the candidates by post or any other means. The admit card will be issued to those candidates who have successfully registered for the exam. The admit card will carry information related to the exam date, time and details of exam centre. Along with SSC CGL admit card, candidates will have to carry one photo-identity proof for verification. 

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 prescribed by the examination authority for SSC CGL 2019 is given below. 

Detailed SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2019

Sr. No


Tier I

Tier II

Tier III

Tier IV


Exam mode






Exam pattern

General awareness

General Intelligence & Reasoning

English Comprehension

Quantitative Aptitude

Paper I - Quantitative Ability

Paper II - Language & Comprehension (Paper I & II Compulsory for all candidates)

Paper III- Statistics (For Statistical Investigator Post)

Paper IV -Finance & Accounts and Economics & Governance (For Assistant Audit Officer in C & AG)


Essay, Passage And Letter Writing


Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)


Total Marks

200(Each question carries one mark)

Paper I – 100 (Each question carries two marks)


Paper II - 200 (Each question carries one mark)


Paper III - Paper I – 100 (Each question carries two marks)


Paper IV – 100 (Each question carries two marks)



Total Marks:100


Must score 33  percent (33 marks out 100)



Negative Marking







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 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 Preparation Tips 2019

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

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

  • Candidates must solve 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. 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 CGL 2019. 

  • 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

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. Practicing 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 answer key of SSC CGL will be released for Tier 1 and 2. SSC CGL answer key 2019 will be released within few days after completion of the exam. The answer key will be available in online mode and candidates will have to login into their respective account to download the same. 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 the 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 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 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 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 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. According to previous years’ cut off analysis of SSC CGL, the cutoff marks for Tier 1 was 126.50 for general category while for OBC category it was 110.00. SSC CGL cutoff for SC and ST was 98.00 and 88.50, respectively. In 2016, the cut off for general category was 137 while it was 125.5 for OBC category. The cut off marks for ST and SC was 103 and 114.

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