What is SSC CGL?

Staff Selection Committee (SSC) conducts Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) for recruitment of candidates in various Groups ‘B’ and ‘C’ posts in different Ministries / Departments / Organisations. The SSC CGL is a computer based test held in four tier – I, II III and IV. The SSC CGL Tier I, II and IV will be an online test while T..Read More

SSC CGL Important Dates

Result Date
Result Date



Application Date
Application Date


16/May/2017 to 19/Jun/2017  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Exam Date
Exam Date


21/Jan/2018  12:00 AM


01/Aug/2017 to 20/Aug/2017  12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

10/Nov/2017 to 11/Nov/2017  12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

SSC CGL Application Details

SSC CGL Application Procedure:

  • One-time Registration will be a permanent database for candidate. The unique Registration ID and Password can be used by the candidate for all the examinations conducted by SSC. This facility would be available to the candidates to register themselves with SSC

  • In the Home page of ssc.nic.in click on Apply tab then select Apply Link-1 OR you can directly go to site ssconline.nic.in

  • Fill up the specific inputs i.e. candidate’s name, father’s name, candidate’s date of birth and candidate’s gender

  • Select Enter to proceed further OR click on the ‘Close’ button, to abort the registration process

  • Enter ‘Personal Details’, ‘Basic Details’ and ‘Contact Details’

  • Candidates should fill all the input boxes carefully. Once the candidate has filled all the relevant fields which he/she are required to fill in the above three boxes correctly, he/she can click on ‘submit’ button

  • On clicking the ‘submit’ button, the data/ details entered so far will be saved in Commission’s server

  • If the candidate clicks ‘close’ button, the data/ details will not be saved and the candidate will be able to exit from the registration window/ process

  • The digital size of the file of the photographs must be more than 4 kb and less than 12 kb with resolution of 100 pixel width and 120 pixel height

  • The signature must be uploaded in jpg format. The digital size of the signature file must be more than 1 kb and less than 12 kb with resolution of 40 pixel width by 60 pixel height

  • The application part has 21 fields followed by photographs and signature of the candidate

  • The data/ details filled in by him earlier, at the time of registration process, will automatically be filled in the respective fields in the application form

  • The remaining empty field should be filled by the candidate

Application Fee and Payment Mode:

  • Once the application form is completely filled in, the candidate should use the ‘Final Submit’ button which will save all the data/ details filled in by him and ‘payment’ window will appear

  • Examination fee is Rs. 100

  • Payment Mode: Online /Offline

  • Online Payment Mode: Payment can also be made through SBI Net Banking/Credit or Debit Card

  • Offline Payment Mode: Bank Challan of State Bank of India

  • Fee Exemption: All Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from paying SSC CGL 2016 application fee





SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit: Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation / Secondary Examination Certificate only will be accepted by the Commission for determining the age


Nationality: A candidate must be citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika & Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India


Educational Qualification:

  • Assistant Audit Officer: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute  or Chartered Accountant or cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics

  • Statistical Investigator Grade  II : Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard level or Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level

  • Compiler: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject.

  • All other Posts: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent


SSC CGL Exam Fee

Modes of Payment

Credit Card
Debit Card
Net Banking
Demand Draft

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam: Offline & Online
Exam Format: Subjective
Number of Sections: Six
SSC CGL Exam Section Number of TopicsNumber of QuestionsSection Score
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
Logical Reasoning
General Awareness
Quantitative Abilities
English Language & Comprehension
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