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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where do i get mock test q papers? i have paid for the test

Pankhuri Kumari 16th Jan, 2020
Hii Roopa!
If you have paid for mock tests to a certain firm or portal, you will be getting the question papers on the respective website itself. Sorry, but you haven't mentioned the name of the firm in your question. It would be better for us to answer your question in detail if you restructure your question and ask agin including the necessary details. If you are not getting the mock test question papers even after paying, you can contact the helpdesk of the respective firm and ask them about the query. Hope you understand.
Good luck!

Can i apply all post in SSC CGL after completing graduation

Sanjay Khandelwal 10th Jan, 2020
Yes you can apply to ssc cgl to all departments after your graduation. For junior statistical officer, auditor post you must have statistics and for all other departments you can apply with a graduate degree. There are no basic requirements for any specific degree, a graduate from any degree can apply for ssc cgl and to posts in departments based on their requirements.

Can i apply all post in SSC CGL exam

Shubhangi sinha 10th Jan, 2020

Hello Anshu,

No you can't apply for all the posts in SSC CGL exam.

You can apply for only those post that match with the eligibility criteria. The post for which you don't meet with the eligibility criteria, you can't apply for the same.

For more information you can refer to the link given below -

Good luck,

Hope it helps :)


hello sir i m preparing for ssc cgl but my 12th marks are 50% and in graduation it 55% would i be elligible for ssc cgl....??

Aditya kumar Student Expert 2nd Jan, 2020
Hi dear

Harshita, Yes , you are eligible for SSC Cgl examination as to be eligible for ssc cgl examination, there's no requirement of minimum percentage or something like that you just need to be a graduate in any subject from a recognized university.
So , you don't need to worry about percentage obtained by you in your class 12th and graduation at all.
Also to be eligible minimum age limit for for SSC cgl is 18 years while the maximum age limit is 32 years.

Good luck for your ssc cgl examination


What job do we get when we clear only tier 1 both tier 1 &2 tier 1 2 3 tier 1 2 3 4 ssc cgl

Pankhuri Kumari 27th Dec, 2019
Hii Vijay!
The main aim is to clear the overall cutoff and make a place in the merit list for SSC CGL. You can't expect any job before clearing tier 1 + tier 2 + tier 3  atleast. This is because clearing only tier 1 will not make you eligible for merit list, then, there's no use of it. Yes, if you get good marks in each tier, it will make you eligible for the next tier and eventually add on to your merit list. Thus, only after clearing all the 4 tiers you can expect a good job. Hope this helps.
Good luck!

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