SSC CGL Exam Dates 2019
Updated on Oct 21, 2019 - 2:27 p.m. IST by Aayushi madavi

SSC CGL Exam Dates 2019 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has announced the exam dates of SSC CGL 2019 in their exam calendar. However, it has been announced that application form and notification for SSC CGL 2019 will be released on October 22. As per SSC CGL 2019 exam dates, the Tier-I examination is scheduled to be conducted from March 2 to 11, 2020. SSC CGL exam dates 2019 include dates related to the application form, admit card, answer key, result, cut off, etc. It is important that the candidates check SSC CGL exam dates to keep up with all the events of the exam. Exam dates of SSC CGL 2018, which is ongoing, have also been provided for candidates to check. Check SSC CGL exam dates 2019 in the article below.
SSC CGL exam has four stages - Tier I Computer Based Examination (CBE), Tier II CBE, Tier III descriptive test and Tier IV typing/ skill test. SSC CGL is conducted for the recruitment of candidates for the posts of Group A, B, and C in departments like the Indian Audit and Accounts Department under CAG, Ministry of Railway, Intelligence Bureau, Central Bureau of Narcotics, etc.

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SSC CGL Exam Dates 2019

The exam dates of SSC CGL 2019 and 2018 for all events are given below in the table.

Important SSC CGL 2019 Exam Dates


2018 Dates

2019 Dates

SSC CGL notification

May 5, 2018

October 22, 2019

Release of SSC CGL application form

May 5, 2018

October 22, 2019

Online application ends on

June 4, 2018

November 25, 2019

SSC CGL Online fee payment

May 5 to June 7, 2018

To be notified

Offline fee payment

May 5 to June 4, 2018

To be notified

SSC CGL admit card for Tier I

May 2019

To be notified

SSC CGL Tier I exam

June 4 to 19, 2019

June 19, 2019 (Re-examination)

March 2 to 11, 2020

Answer key of SSC CGL Tier 1

June 2019

To be notified

SSC CGL Tier I result

August 20, 2019

To be notified

SSC CGL Tier II exam date

September 11 to 13, 2019

June 22 - 25, 2020

SSC CGL answer key for Tier II

September 2019

To be notified

SSC CGL result dates for Tier II

October 2019

To be notified

SSC CGL Tier III exam date

December 29, 2019

June 22 - 25, 2020

Release of admit card for Tier III

December 2019

To be notified

SSC CGL Tier IV exam

April 2020

To be notified

Admit card for Tier IV

March 2020

To be notified

Declaration of final result

May 2020

To be notified

SSC CGL Application Form 2019

Candidates can apply for the exam from October 22 to November 25. SSC CGL application form will be available on the official website of Staff Selection Commission. The application form fee for general and OBC candidates is Rs. 100 whereas SC, ST, PWD and female candidates are exempted from paying any kind of fee. Candidates who have successfully registered and filled the application form will be eligible to appear for the exam. For more details on SSC CGL application form 2019, click on the link provided above.

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SSC CGL Admit Card 2019

The exam body releases the admit card of SSC CGL for each stage separately. SSC CGL 2019 admit card will be first released for Tier I exam, then Tier II, and so on. SSC CGL admit card is released a few days prior to the date of examination. Candidates have to carry the admit card of SSC CGL to the exam centre in order to be permitted to take the exam. Candidates can download the SSC CGL admit card 2019 by logging in using their registration number/ roll number and date of birth.

SSC CGL Result 2019

The commission will declare the result of SSC CGL for each stage of the examination separately. SSC CGL result is published in PDF format. It includes the list of roll numbers of qualified candidates. Candidates can check their result by clicking Ctrl + F in the result PDF. Candidates who are shortlisted in the result of one stage will be called to appear for the next stage of the selection process.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC CGL Exam Dates 2019

Question: When does the applications start for SSC CGL 2019?


Application form of SSC CGL 2019 will be available from October 31 to November 28 on the official website of SSC -

Question: What will be the exam timings SSC CGL 2018 Tier II examination?


SSC CGL 2018 Tier II exam timings will be mentioned in the admit card. The admit card of SSC CGL Tier II is likely to be released in the last week of August or first week of September.

Question: When will be the notification of SSC CGL 2019 released?


SSC has announced that SSC CGL 2019 notification and application form will be released on October 31. Applications will remain open until November 28.

Question: When will be the final result of SSC CGL 2018 released?


Final result of SSC CGL 2018 is likely to be released in May 2020.

Question: What is the result declaration date of SSC CGL 2018 Tier I?


The result of SSC CGL 2018 Tier I will be declared on August 20.

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which book prefer for one word substitution and idioms/phrases for SSC CGL fir100% attempt in both tier-1and tier-2.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 30th Jan, 2020


first of all I suggest you to study previous years questions, some times questions get repeated, I have mentioned two book name below which is really helpful to any competitive exam to study idioms and phrases,

2222 Compulsory idioms and phrasal verbs for SSC  by lalit kumar,

Idioms, Phrases and One Word Substitution - For All Competitive Exams  by Sinha B. B

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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!!!

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