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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In ssc cgl post what is salary for all jobs?

Ina 16th Feb, 2020

Hello Manikant,

Hope everything going well.

The SSC CGL exam is one of the most sought after exams in India and one major reason for this is the salary provided by the Commission. The current SSC CGL salary varies from a minimum of Rs.18,000 to Rs.2,50,000 (including perks), based on different posts.

Thank you.

All the best.


In ssc cgl exam there is same as upsc exam model paper like if we qualify for mains then we write preliminary exam.

Sanjay Khandelwal 3rd Feb, 2020
Sorry you are asking a wrong question. SSC is totally different with Upsc exam. And in ssc it is MCQ level in both tier 1 and 2. In UPSC civil services preliminary exam you have MCQ and written in mains. They are totally different some part of syllabus can be same. In ssc it will be in less deep than in upsc which asks in deep. For this preliminary is first and mains is second. In ssc tier 1 and main is tier 2.

which newspaper i prefer to read the hindu or hindu business line.both for ssc cgl ( vocublary) as well as UPSC aspect (for article)

anima chaudhary 31st Jan, 2020


As per review t he best newspaper for covering the competitive exam

The Hindu

The Indian express

Readers Digest

India today

The Hindu is very good and one of the best newspapers in India. But when it comes to SSC CGL, CHSL and any other SSC Exams, The Hindu does not solve the purpose. The Hindu is best for UPSC aspirants.

Readers Digest the magazine, it carries regular features of word power.

India today - India today is one of the best journals which provide leading articles on the current topics. The journal provides a brief description of the topic.


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


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!

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