SSC CGL Selection Process 2019
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 - 3:51 p.m. IST by Supriya Kumari

SSC CGL Selection Process 2019 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination in four tiers - Tier I, II, III and IV. SSC CGL selection process 2019 comprises Computer Based Test (Tier 1 & II) followed by Descriptive Test (Tier III) and Data Entry Skill Test/Computer Proficiency test and document verification (Tier IV). Candidates will have to appear for Tier I exam to be eligible for the Tier II exam. In SSC CGL Selection Process 2019, Tier III will be Descriptive paper. Candidates qualifying Tier III will be called for Document verification (tier IV). SSC also releases the minimum qualifying marks for different stages. As per the selection process of SSC CGL, candidates will have to qualify all cutoff of four tiers to be eligible for the recruitment of Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India.

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Stages of SSC CGL Selection Process 2019

The selection process of SSC CGL involves four stages.

  1. Tier I - Computer based examination

  2. Tier II - Computer based examination

  3. Tier III - Descriptive Paper

  4. Tier IV - Computer proficiency test/skill test/document verification

SSC CGL Selection Process 2019 - Tier I

Tier I of SSC CGL selection process comprises four papers - General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension. The questions asked in the tier will have multiple choice questions. The tier-i exam will be conducted in Computer Based Mode comprising of 200 marks. As per the marking scheme, candidates will be awarded 2 marks for each answer and 0.50 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. SSC CGL selection process for tier 1 exam will be based on the cutoff released by SSC. The marks scored by the candidates in this tier will be calculated for the preparation of final merit list.

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SSC CGL Selection process 2019 for tier I is done to test the basic understanding of the candidates.

SSC CGL Selection Process 2019 - Tier II

Candidates who qualify the Tier-I examination of SSC CGL will appear for the Tier-II examination. The questions asked while SSC CGL selection 2019 will consist of Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions comprising of 800 marks. There will be four papers where each paper will be for two hours. Out of the four papers, two papers (Paper-I and Paper-II) will be compulsory for all. However, In Tier-II, Paper-III will be for only those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and who will be shortlisted in Tier-I for this Post. Paper-IV of Tier II will be for only those candidates who will be shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer. Shortlisted candidates will be eligible to appear for Tier-III exam of SSC CGL 2019. The marks obtained by the candidates in tier II exam will be added while the preparation of final merit list.

SSC CGL Selection Process 2019 - Tier III

The shortlist of candidates for Tier III will be done on the basis of their performance in Tier I and Tier II. SSC CGL selection process 2019 involves descriptive test which will be conducted for 100 marks in Pen and Paper mode. SSC CGL selection process for tier III is done to access the writing skills of the candidates. The questions asked in SSC CGL selection process 2019 for paper-based.

SSC CGL Selection Process 2019 - Tier IV

The tier IV exam of SSC CGL is Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) /Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). Tier IV exam will be qualifying in nature. Candidates who will be selected for tier I and II will be eligible to appear for tier IV exam.
SSC CGL Selection Process 2019– Final Merit

The final merit list as per the SSC CGL 2019 Selection Procedure will be prepared for the candidates who qualified candidates. The marks obtained by the candidates in Tier-I, Tier-II, and Tier-III will be added. The final appointment to the candidates will be given on the basis of their post preference and rank.

SSC CGL 2018 - Resolution of Ties

Tie cases will be resolved by applying one after another, as applicable till the tie is resolved.

  • Total marks secured in Tier 2

  • Total marks secured in Tier 3

  • Total marks secured in Tier 1

  • Date of birth, with older candidates, placed higher in the merit list

  • Alphabetical order in which the first names of the candidates appear

SSC CGL Application Form

Candidates who are preparing for must fill the application form of SSC CGL 2019 in online mode. Authority has provided the information that aspirants can fill the application form of SSC CGL 2019 from October 22 to November 22 in online mode only. Candidates should note that commission does not provide the facility to correct then form hence be careful before filling it.

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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.
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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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